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CONTENTS Events & Activities – All Venues Pages 1-8
Exhibitions Page 8-9
Ongoing programs for children and families Page 9
Library programs for kids and teens Page 10
Ongoing events at your library Pages 10-15
Venues – Locations and Hours Pages 15-16

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES – ALL VENUES

1 Botanic Garden BioVan Ranger Training
Friday
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Volunteer as a BioVan Ranger and lead school groups on virtual tours down the Rio Grande. BioVan Rangers (ages 18 and up) support the BioVan program by helping teach about the Rio Grande at schools and special events in the Albuquerque area. Rangers may also assist with the tours and activities in the Rio Grande bosque on Fridays with the Rio Rangers. Meet at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium/Garden. Free.

2 South Broadway Cultural Center Film or Flight Youth Film Festival
Saturday
6 – 8 p.m.

Come and watch films produced by local youth in a three-day team contest. Admission is free. This event will be held at John Lewis Theater. 505-848-1320

Sponsored by the City of Albuquerque Film Office and South Broadway Cultural Center.

2-3 KiMo Theatre Ballet Repertory Theatre: Wizard of Oz
Saturday 3/2 7 – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 3/3 2 – 4:00 p.m.

Based on the classic children’s book, choreographer Alex Ossadnik premieres another new masterpiece of Ballet Repertory Theatre. Join Dorothy as she discovers knowledge, courage, love, and the power of friendship in this classic tale of a magical journey!

Reserved Seating: $7-$27. Tickets are available at www.KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Box Office, 505-768-3544. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ticket sales on day-of-show, if available.

2-31 Botanic Garden Bulbs in Bloom Show
9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bright yellow daffodils and vibrant pink tulips bloom in a prelude to spring. Visit the Botanic Garden’s Mediterranean Conservatory to see four hundred flowering bulbs and the first splashes of spring colors.
Price is included with admission.
4 Cherry Hills Library AMP Concerts Presents: Las Flores del Valle
Monday
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Leila Flores-Dueñas & Carol Vigil of Las Flores del Valle (The Flowers of the Valley) have been making music together for more than 10 years, delivering smooth harmonies and thoughtful tunes with passion and heartfelt joy. Through various genres of music, they address social topics such as equal rights, social justice, women’s history and simple hope for all age levels and across all cultures.
6 Albuquerque Museum Free Wednesday: Gallery Talk
Wednesday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join Andrew Connors, Curator of Art, for a discussion in the exhibition, Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945. Admission is free.

7 South Broadway Cultural Center New Art Exhibition: “Mining the ‘90s”
Open from March 7 – April 19

Featuring Three Albuquerque Artists’ Works from the 1990s.

All of the artists are transplants from northern climes who arrived in Albuquerque separately in the 1970s and have been living, maintaining their primary studios, and exhibiting their art in the area since that time. Members of a community of contemporary artists, each of them has been painting and creating other works of art for more than four decades, over three decades in Albuquerque. The exhibition brings their works together and shows a bit of the history and community that is a vital part of Albuquerque art today.
Exhibit is being displayed in Gallery. Admission is free.
8 KiMo Theatre Filmstock New Mexico
Friday
5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Filmstock New Mexico is the first stop of the year for the Filmstock Film Festival, and will be presenting award-winning short films from Arizona, as well as fresh Official Selections of amazing short films from New Mexico, USA and worldwide filmmakers! Come out for an evening of discovering new films and rising filmmakers! Experience fantastic movies that you cannot see anywhere else!

Audience members will have the opportunity to vote on the best film, and be part of the process that advances films from Filmstock New Mexico to Filmstock Colorado, Utah and Arizona!

Reserved Seating: $10-$15. Tickets are available at www.KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Box Office, 505-768-3544. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ticket sales on day-of-show, if available. Ages 13 and up.

9 Special Collections Library 2013 Speaker’s Program
Saturday
10:30 a.m. -12 p.m.

Special Collections Library and OASIS present the 2013 Speakers Program on “From Corrales to Pajarito: The Original Spanish Neighborhoods Along the Rio Rancho”. This monthly series kicks off in January with speaker Brian Lucero and an overview of the origins of a city along the Rio Grande.

9 Main Library (Downtown) Albuquerque’s Huning Castle Neighborhoods
Saturday
2:30 – 4 p.m.

ABC Library and the Albuquerque Genealogical Society present Albuquerque’s Huning Castle Neighborhoods by Jane Mahoney. Jane Mahoney, a freelance writer with a love of history, will discuss and sign her new book. She was raised in the high plains of northwestern Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas with a journalism degree. Jane has many fond memories of exploring the Butterfield Overland Despatch with her father and today is at home with her husband, Rod, in the South Valley. Meet at Main Library Genealogy. 2nd floor.

9 Albuquerque Museum Pre-Opera Seminar: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Saturday
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, Anthony Barrese and Director of Artistic Operations and Stage Director, David Barthomew will discuss their ideas about Opera Southwest’s spring production, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Maestro Barrese will present a general history of the opera and with musical examples and highlight the major differences between the opening night performance (which was a failure) and the version that we know today. David Bartholomew will discuss his approach to staging this world-famous opera.
Presented by Opera Southwest. $10 admission fee, discount for members. Contact Julius Kaplan for more information at 831-4221 or email juliusdkaplan@yahoo.com.
9 Old Town Americana Busker
Saturday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Sidewalk chalk drawing at the Museum of Art and History’s Sculpture Garden Courtyard
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Busking around Old Town
Gazebo
1 – 3 p.m. – Busking at the Gazebo
3:15 p.m. – Special appearance by Joe West on his way to a CD release show at the Outpost Performance space.
4 – 5 p.m. – The Handsome Family
9 South Broadway Cultural Center Qulture Fundraising Event
Saturday
3 – 6 p.m.
Come enjoy a talent competition for local youth to include poetry reading, musical performances, dance and more. There will also be a silent auction with all proceeds going to the Common Bond NM Foundation.
Admission is $10. 505-848-1320.
10 Albuquerque Museum Sunday Program: The Music of Madama Butterfly
Sunday
2 – 3:30 p.m.

Join us for a program that explores the music and song of this world-famous opera inspired by 19th century Japan. Anthony Barrese, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor for Opera Southwest, will examine the development of the opera’s music, including attempts by Giacomo Puccini to recreate a “realistic” musical atmosphere of Japan. Live musicians will provide musical excerpts to accompany the talk.

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for NM Residents, $2 for Seniors, and $1 for Children 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. The Museum is also free Sunday mornings before 1 pm, and the first Wednesday of every month.
10 KiMo Theatre Music, Dinosaurs, and Dance: “A Fun Family Frolic”
Sunday
2 – 3:15 p.m.

Spend a whimsical Sunday afternoon with “Music, Dinosaurs and Dance” on March 10, as The Figueroa Music and Dance Project presents Darius Milhaud’s “Creation of the World,” and Bruce Adolph’s narrated musical account of the life story of “Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto.”

With Milhaud’s “Creation” richly colored by the influence of his 1920s infatuation with American jazz music, and Adolph’s composition occasionally reminiscent of the drive and energy of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring,” the music for the adults will provide a rich backdrop for Adolph’s cretaceous story line for the children and the short Milhaud ballet, presented by Festival Ballet Albuquerque. The Figueroa Project Chamber Music Ensemble will be augmented with both woodwinds and brass instruments for these unusual and engaging selections. Pianist Joshua Rupley, a talented upcoming local young virtuoso, will perform a few selections as well.

Reserved Seating: $15 – $35. Tickets are available at www.KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Box Office, 505-768-3544. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ticket sales on day-of-show, if available.

11-15 Main Library (Downtown) Teen Photo Contest
Monday and Tuesday
All Day Event

Celebrate Teen Tech Week with a photo contest! Take photos that represent your favorite book, song, movie, or TV show, or that tell your own original story. Submit photos to staff at the youth desk, or email them to staff at mainchildrensroom@cabq.gov. Prizes will be given to everyone who participates

11-16 Main Library (Downtown) Teen Choice Awards
All Day Event

Celebrate Teen Tech Week and vote for your favorite movies, songs, TV shows, and more. Results will be displayed in the children’s room.

11-16 South Broadway Cultural Center Hip Hop Intensive
One-Hour Classes from 12 – 4 p.m.
Special Performance Evening of March 16th

Classes are 1 hour per day with a special performance on the 16th with students and members of the DXS Dance Company
Visit the office at 1025 Broadway SE or call 505-848-1320 to register. You must register in advance. No walk ins will be accepted. Payment is required at time of registration.

Admission is $10 per person to attend the week of classes.

12 Cherry Hills Library Paper Parade
Tuesday
3 – 4 p.m.

Cut, fold, and glue your way to your own parade of paper figures. Expertise is not required, but patience is appreciated! For teens ages 12 to 18. Registration required. Register online at Library Events.

12 KiMo Theatre AMP Concerts Presents: Bruce Cockburn
Tuesday
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Bruce Cockburn [web site | Amazon.com] has always been a restless spirit. Over the course of four decades, the celebrated Canadian artist has traveled to the corners of the earth out of humanitarian concerns—often to trouble spots experiencing events that have led to some of his most memorable songs. Going up against chaos, even if it involves grave risks, can be necessary to get closer to the truth.

Many of his compositions come from his travels and spending time in places like San Francisco and Brooklyn to the Canadian Forces base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, jotting down his typically detailed observations about the human experience.

Reserved Seating: $25 – $35. Tickets are available at www.KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Box Office, 505-768-3544. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ticket sales on day-of-show, if available.

12 Rio Grande Zoo Spring Wildlife Safari
Tuesday
9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The BioPark’s Spring Break Camps are for children ages 9-11 years old. Join us for tours, games, activities in a fun- day where you will learn about wildlife and endangered species in New Mexico and around the world. Watch sea lions dive, listen to elephants rumble and search for camouflaged critters. You’ll be personally introduced to education animals, receive a Zoo Safari journal and create animal art. Girl Scouts can earn their Wildlife Badge.
Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. Camp takes place rain or shine, and some activities are outdoors. Wear layers of clothing.
Bring a lunch and water bottle. Register online. For more information, call 505-848-7180.

Admission is $15 per child or $50 for all four camps. Pre-registration required.

13 South Valley Library Las Flores del Valle
Wednesday
12 – 1 p.m.
AMP Concerts and Friends for the Public Library present a musical experience that highlights the rich cultural heritage of the US/Mexican Borderlands.
13 Balloon Museum Spring Break Family Day
Wednesday
9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Spring Break Family Day at the Balloon Museum is a great time to learn about flight, from the balloons that fill Albuquerque’s skies to the kites that dance in the spring winds! The fun includes, family entertainment, balloon artists, kite making workshops, and, if the weather permits, a remote-controlled balloon demonstration.

Admission: Adults $4.00, NM residents w/ valid ID $3.00, Children 4-12 $1.00, Children 3 and under and Balloon Museum Foundation Members receive free admission.
14 Main Library (Downtown) Book Trailer Viewing Party
Thursday
4 – 5 p.m.
Join us in the auditorium as we watch book trailers for popular teen books.
15 Cherry Hills Library Flower Hour
Friday
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Kids, ages 6 to 12, come listen to stories about flowers, then participate in a gardening craft. Teen Advisory Board members will show you how to create flowers out of coffee filters, which you can plant until your seeds sprout in a pot that you decorate! Registration required and limited to 20. Register online at Library Events.
15 Main Library (Downtown) Teen Photo Exhibit
Friday
4 – 5 p.m.
Join us for a viewing of the photos submitted by you! Snacks will be provided.
15 Tingley Beach Spring Outdoor Adventure
Friday
9:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
What do cottonwoods, catfish and coyotes have in common? They are part of the amazing world in and around the Rio Grande! Gather clues about the forest, discover ways that plants and animals survive in the bosque, play nature games and learn what you can do to help keep the bosque healthy and beautiful. Girl Scouts can earn their Earth Connections Badge.
Please arrive by 9:45 a.m. Camp takes place rain or shine, and some activities are outdoors. Wear layers of clothing. Bring a lunch and water bottle. Register online. Call 505-848-7180.

Admission is $15 per child or $50 for all four camps. Pre-registration required.

15-16 KiMo Theatre FUSION Theatre Company Presents: Clybourne Park
Friday 3/15 8 – 10:15 p.m.
Saturday 3/16 2 – 4:15 p.m.
Saturday 3/16 8 – 10:15 p.m.

Clybourne Park is a wickedly funny and fiercely provocative play about race, real estate, and the volatile values of each.

Clybourne Park explodes in two outrageous acts set 50 years apart. Act One takes place in 1959 as nervous community leaders anxiously try to stop the sale of a home to a black family. Act Two is set in the same house in the present day, as the now predominantly African-American neighborhood battles to hold its ground in the face of gentrification.

Doors will open at 1:00 pm for full bar service.
Reserved Seating: $12 – $37. Tickets are available at www.KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Box Office, 505-768-3544. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ticket sales on day-of-show, if available. Ages 13 and up.

16 Albuquerque Museum Family Fun Day: Rabbits, Dragons, and Bears, Oh My!
Saturday
1 – 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy performances of animal folk tales from Asia, go on an animal scavenger hunt in the gallery and create animal-inspired art in conjunction with the exhibition, Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945. Animal folk tales from Asia performed by Elaine Muray at 2 & 3 pm.

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for NM Residents, $2 for Seniors, and $1 for Children 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. The Museum is also free Sunday mornings before 1 pm, and the first Wednesday of every month.
20-21 KiMo Theatre Benefit: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Wednesday 3/20 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday 3/21 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road.

With stops planned in about 400 communities and 35 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival. Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2012/2013 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

Admission: $20. Tickets are available at www.KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Box Office, 505-768-3544. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ticket sales on day-of-show, if available.

21 Albuquerque Museum 3rd Thursday: Women, Art, and Creativity
Thursday
5 – 8:30 p.m.

Come to the Museum and hear Santa Fe’s Madi Sato, an award-winning singer and songwriter, poet, actor, sound healer and teacher. Sato performs both traditional Japanese music and jazz. In the lobby, learn to make Art Deco-inspired jewelry from Ophelia Adelai Cornet. Join short talks in the gallery exploring images of women in the exhibition Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945. Admission is Free.
22 KiMo Theatre AMP Concerts Presents: Jesse Cook
Friday
8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Based in Toronto, Jesse Cook launched his career in Southern Ontario and has been recording and performing music internationally for over seventeen years. He is a JUNO Award-winning artist and three-time recipient of the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year. His previous release, The Rumba Foundation, debuted at #1 on iTunes Canada and the DVD for the release premiered on PBS.

Reserved Seating: $20 – $35. Tickets are available at www.KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Box Office, 505-768-3544. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ticket sales on day-of-show, if available.

22-23 Albuquerque Aquarium Aquarium Overnight
Friday 6:30 p.m. – Saturday 8:00 a.m.

Pack your pajamas and pillow for the ultimate sleepover! Explore the Aquarium at night, learning about ocean animals and their nighttime behavior. Visit the Touchpool, play a game, get crafty (we provide ideas and supplies), and take in a marine movie at the Aquarium Theater.
Overnights start at 7 p.m. on Friday and end at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Price: $30 per person.
Registration: Register online now! Pre-registration is required and participation is reserved only after payment is received. Group size is limited. For more information, call (505) 848-7180.
23 Special Collections Library Aztec Library
Saturday
2 – 4 p.m.

Presentation by Angel deCervantes with New Mexico DNA Project. Will be in Botts Hall.

23 East Mountain Library Wii Play
Saturday
2 – 4 p.m.

Drop by and play Wii!

23 Cherry Hills Library ACT Prep for Juniors
Saturday
2:30 – 5 p.m.

Ina Miller, retired teacher, will be teaching an ACT Prep Class for high school juniors at the library. There is no charge to attend the class, but registration is required and attendees must supply their own booklet, which is free and can be obtained from their school’s guidance office. Registration is required. Register online at Library Events.

24 KiMo Theatre AMP Concerts Presents: Billy Bragg
Sunday
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

“The image of the protest singer has always been seductive – but the notion that you can change the world by singing songs can only serve to undermine activism. Sure, we songwriters have a role to play – we can bring people together to express solidarity, we can help to raise funds, we can use our platform to offer different perspectives – but once we step down from the stage, we are individuals with nothing more than the brittle power that celebrity bestows. My experience tells me that real change can only be achieved by organized individuals working together with one another in common cause.”- Billy Bragg

Reserved Seating: $25 – $35. Tickets are available at www.KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Box Office, 505-768-3544. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ticket sales on day-of-show, if available.

27 Taylor Ranch Library Cookie Monster/ Music and Movement
Wednesday
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Come join us for theatre and rhythmic movement! Ages 0-5.

27 KiMo Theatre Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Wednesday
7 – 9:00 p.m.

Trace the fascinating evolution and legacy of the original comic book Amazon, Wonder Woman. From her creation in the 1940’s to the superhero blockbusters of today, pop-culture’s representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. Admission is free.

Not Rated: Some material may be inappropriate for young children. Film run time TBD Concessions will be available.

28 Tingley Beach Free Fly-Fishing Lessons for Kids
Thursday
9 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Children will be introduced to the exciting world of fly fishing by Biopark Tingley Beach volunteers and New Mexico Trout experts. Hands-on experience with knot-tying, fly-making and casting will be a part of this half-day event. Fishing supplies provided. Free fly-fishing instruction will be offered on a reoccurring monthly basis this spring.

29 KiMo Theatre Friday Fright Nights: Vertigo (1958) – Hi-def Hitch
Friday
8 – 10:00 p.m.

John “Scottie” Ferguson is a retired San Francisco police detective who suffers from acrophobia and Madeleine is the lady who leads him to high places. A wealthy shipbuilder who is an acquaintance from college days approaches Scottie and asks him to follow his beautiful wife, Madeleine. He fears she is going insane, maybe even contemplating suicide, because she believes she is possessed by a dead ancestor. Scottie is skeptical, but agrees after he sees the beautiful Madeleine. Written by filmfactsman

Reserved Seating: $5 – $7. Tickets are available at www.KiMoTickets.com. Tickets are also available at the KiMo Box Office, 505-768-3544. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ticket sales on day-of-show, if available.

30 Main Library (Downtown) Recycled Book Origami
Saturday
10:30 a.m.

Join us for this unique craft program that transfers recycled books into origami. Ages 12 and up. No registration required. Main Library first floor. Register online at Library Events.

30 South Broadway Cultural Center Farfesha World Dance Student Showcase
Saturday
7 – 9 p.m.

Join us for an exciting annual world dance celebration featuring beginning to advance students.

Advance tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for Child/Senior/Student
At door: $15 Adults, $12 for Child/Senior/Student

30 Rio Grande Zoo Easter Enrichment
Saturday
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Bring the family to watch the primates, big cats, hoofstock and elephants enjoy some extra-special enrichment activities. Animals receive enrichment items like papier-mâché toys, egg-shaped cereal bars, frozen treats, painted boxes, gelatin molds and, of course, dyed hard-boiled eggs. The animals absolutely eat it up!
Treats and toys are prepared especially for the animals by their zookeepers. Enrichment items are often enhanced with fruit, peanut butter, popcorn, meat or other food. Guests are encouraged to show up early to watch Easter Enrichment before the items are all gone. Price is included with admission.

EXHIBITIONS

Albuquerque Museum
OPENING FEBRUARY 9TH: DECO JAPAN: SHAPING ART AND CULTURE, 1920 – 1945
This exhibition showcases the spectacular craftsmanship and sophisticated design associated with both Japan and Art Deco style. Deco Japan not only provides dramatic examples of the spectacular craftsmanship and sophisticated design long associated with Japan, it conveys the complex social and cultural tensions in Japan during the Taisho and early Showa epochs (1912-1945).
In these pre-war and war eras, artists and patrons created a Japanese modernism that signaled simultaneously the nation’s unique history and its cosmopolitanism.
The vitality of the era is further expressed through the theme of the modern girl, known in Japan as the modaan gaaru or moga, for short- the emblem of contemporary urban chic that flowered along with Art Deco style in the 1920s and 1930s.
Including nearly 200 works from the Levenson Collection-the world’s premier private collection of Japanese art in the Deco and modern styles, these pieces include sculpture, ceramics, lacquer, glass, wood furniture, jewelry, textiles, graphic design on paper, painting, and woodblock prints.
They range from fine art objects made to impress the public at national art exhibitions to goods mass produced for the modern home. The exhibition runs through April 21st.

ALBUQUERQUE: ALONG THE RIO GRANDE
For more than one hundred and twenty centuries, humans have lived in the region now known as the central Rio Grande Valley. When Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado’s army camped in the area in 1540-1542, they encountered an indigenous Tiwa-speaking native culture well adapted to a high desert environment and battling to retain its autonomy and cultural beliefs.

For the next four centuries and especially after the founding of La Villa de Alburquerque in 1706, Spain, Mexico and ultimately the United States governed a population focused on survival, weathering harsh weather extremes, and building a unique economy based on agriculture, ranching, weaving, and merchant trade. Change came quickly after the railroad arrived in 1880 and especially after World War II, leading to huge population growth and making Albuquerque the creative and diverse city it is today. The exhibition will close in September 2013.

Balloon Museum
OPENING FEBRUARY 9TH: “WE FILL THE SKY WITH DREAMS”
The exhibition centers on various aspects of hot air ballooning, and primarily focuses on the relationship of hot air balloons and Albuquerque. It chronicles how the late Sid Cutter introduced modern hot air balloons to Albuquerque and his role in popularizing and promoting hot air ballooning throughout New Mexico and worldwide. From the small beginning with a celebration of KOB’s 50th Anniversary in the parking lot of Coronado Center in 1972, through hosting the first and second Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Hot Air Balloon Championships in 1973 and 1975, the Balloon Fiesta has grown into the best known and most prestigious hot air ballooning event.

The exhibition will cover the transition from private to City of Albuquerque sponsorship, establishing the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, the incredible details and personnel, including volunteers, that go into organizing the yearly event, and the major economic impact the event has on the city and state.

Combining documentary archival material, iconic images and artifacts, and lighthearted memorabilia, the exhibition will evoke many memories of the past for visitors. A variety of stickers, pins, patches and rally-related ephemera will await discovery in special drawers. Visitors will enjoy the “Be a Part of It” section where they can add their own collectible cards, patches or pins.
Video clips of historic and contemporary ballooning events and striking images of hot air balloons will be presented, as well as information on how hot air balloons fly. Answers to many frequently asked questions about ballooning will aid visitors’ knowledge. There will be a complete ballooning system on display—offering a great photo op for visitors.
FAI BALLOONING COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL HALL OF FAME
The Hall of Fame features some 40 existing inductees and recognizes people who have made significant contributions to aerostation. In a private induction ceremony for media and invited guests on September 30, 2011, the following were inducted into the Hall of Fame: Ron Clark, a member of the crew to make the first balloon crossing of the Pacific Ocean; Larry Newman, a co-inventor of the ultra-light airplane and co-captain on the first manned balloon crossing of the Pacific Ocean; Rocky Aoki, a restaurateur and a record-setting balloonist in crossing the Pacific Ocean in a helium balloon; and Olivier Roux Devillas, the founder of the French Aeronautical Federation and competitive balloonist. Past inductees with a New Mexico connection include Sid Cutter, the Balloon Fiesta co-founder, and Maxie Anderson and Ben Abruzzo, two of the three balloonists of the first trans-Atlantic balloon flight.

KiMo Theatre
OPENING FEBRUARY 2ND: NEW MEXICO TIN ART
Four artists bring a variety of styles that incorporate the old and the new in this distinct medium that incorporates hand-crafted stamps and punches arranged in iconic designs—with beautiful results.
Kevin Burgess de Chavez and Drew Coduti bring together influences gleaned from their individual, rich backgrounds, applying those influences to the creation of unprecedented tinwork designs. Recognized for their historical understanding of the traditional processes of working in tin, they have been commissioned to do restoration of historic items from “tin masters” of the past. Both artists are widely traveled, adding to their depth as artists. Their award-winning work is held in private, public and church collections in the U.S., Europe and New Zealand, and has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries across the U.S, including the Whitney Museum of Art in New York, the Santa Fe Museum of Art, and the Museum of International Folk Art, both in Santa Fe.
Christina Hernandez Feldewert is an accomplished tinsmith who has been actively working her craft for over 17 years. Experimenting with a variety of methods to augment her work, including reverse glass painting and straw appliqué, Christina continues to develop her own personal style while keeping within the tradition.
Jerry Montoya’s interest in Spanish Colonial art began later in life. Under the tutelage of a number of artists involved in creating Traditional Spanish Colonial Art, Montoya learned to master the use of natural pigments and tinsmithing that defined his heritage. His combination of repousse and punched tin has found a niche for his devotional art. Montoya’s Spanish Colonial painted icons and tin produce Santos that are truly New Mexican.
A free public reception for the artists is scheduled for Thursday, February 7th from 6 – 8 pm.
The KiMo Gallery is open during normal hours of operation of the KiMo Theatre (Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and during most KiMo events. During the day visitors are requested to enter at the KiMo’s Business Office at 423 Central Avenue NW (corner of 5th and Central) where they will be directed to the gallery to view and enjoy the exhibition at no charge. For the reception, visitors may access the gallery through the 417 Central Avenue entry.
South Broadway Cultural Center
CLOSING FEBRUARY 21ST: “Extending Elements”
Artists who are teachers are a dedicated lot, bringing their dual talents of their own creativity and the ability to inspire creativity in others to the task of opening up the world of art to their young charges. Their task is made more difficult by the very nature of their jobs, that of being “itinerant” teachers who move from school to school, resulting in minimal time to affect those children.

“Extending Elements” features the work of 28 elementary art teachers in the Albuquerque Public Schools system.

In its 15th year of existence, with the theme of “As public art educators, we encourage and teach art appreciation for future generations,” the art program continues to inspire the artistic talents of our youngest students, some of whom will go on to study art in some form, and all of whom will have a greater appreciation of art that will affect their lives.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Carol Armijo, Sarita Birkey, Cyndy Bowra, Cat Brooks, Rebecca Cruz, Daniela Deluca, Kelly Eckel, Cinamon Gentry, LaVerne Harper, Nancy Hays, Judy Johnson, Beth Kassay, Kris Keller, Katie Kinsman, Peer L. Kling, Elaine Martinez, David Minkus, Gina Medina, Pablo Medina, Rebecca Morgan, Paula Ness, Suzannah Peffer, Rosy Poling, Jenny Potter, Denise Rudd, Janet Saxton, Tanya Sena, and Jo Tabacchi.
Ongoing programs for children and families…

Albuquerque Museum Family Art Workshops
Saturdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
The whole family can explore their creative sides in this fun-for-all-ages workshop. All supplies are provided. Free with general admission.

Balloon Museum Stories in the Sky with Laurie Magovern
TWO SESSIONS: Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. and 11 – 11:45 am
Come soar with us! Every Wednesday year-round the Balloon Museum offers a fabulous free story time, Stories in the Sky, led by the very popular Laurie Magovern. Our youngest adventurers and their adult explorers will sail through the seasons with stories, songs, crafts and games designed for 0-6 years old. Parents and grandparents have as much fun as the little ones! Create some fantastic memories; make some handmade crafts while introducing early literacy in a beautiful museum setting. Many families return week after week, declaring, “This is the only storytime I recommend.”
Library programs for kids and teens…

1 Main Library Fun & Games for Teens: Zombie Makeover Party
Friday
4:30 – 5:40 pm

Come Zombie-fy yourself. We provide the makeup; you provide the body. For ages 10-18.

9 Erna Fergusson Library Steampunk Valentines Workshop with Micaela Seidel
Saturday
1 – 3 pm

Love is not always hearts and flowers, nor do Valentine’s cards have to be. Express your heartfelt wishes using some unusual methods and materials. We will combine lace and cogs, metallic tape, wire and even broken glass to create cards that are truly one-of-a-kind! Ages 7 – 17. Please call 505-888-8100 to register in advance.

Ongoing events at your library…
The following listings are appended as submitted. For information on any of these programs, please contact Kimberly Bruna-Lewis at kbruna-lewis@cabq.gov or 505-768-5115.
Ongoing Events
Every Child Read to Read Storytimes
All ABC Libraries storytimes for young children are Every Child Ready To Read. This workshop will help parents and caregivers teach their children early literacy skills in a fun and joyful way. Read more about Every Child Ready To Read at www.everychildreadytoread.org/about
Alamosa Library
Every Child Ready to Read Storytime, 3-5 years (pre-readers). Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.
Monthy Craft Program with Tina. Once monthly. 3:30 pm.- 5:00 pm. All ages welcome. No registration required.
Open Wii Play. Twice monthly for ages 6-13. 3:30 pm. – 5:00 pm. No pre-registration required.
One on One Computer Classes. Learn basic computer skills. Every Tuesday. 10:00-10:45am. Call 836-0684 for details.

Cherry Hills Library

Book Discussion Group. 1st Friday of each month, 10:30 a.m. – noon. New members are always welcome. The group discusses a fiction or non-fiction title each month. No meeting in January. Check for selected titles at http://library.cabq.gov/cherryhills
Chess Club. First Saturday of each month, 1 – 3 pm. Join Mr. Rod Avery, coach of the Dennis Chavez Chess Team, for our monthly chess club. No registration required.
Gizmo Garage. A drop- in help session for those needing help with eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eVideos from the library. Bring your device and/or laptop. No registration required. Dates and times listed at http://library.cabq.gov/cherryhills
ECRR Babies Storytime, Birth – 2 years (pre-talkers). Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 am. Join Miss Mercedes for the popular lap-sit program. Hear three fun stories, sing along with old favorites like “Wheels on the Bus” and “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” tease Mr. Alligator with the five little monkeys, and don’t forget to bring your Sillies to Shake Out!
ECRR Preschool Storytime, 3 to 5 years (pre-readers). Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:15 am. Join Ms. Laura for Preschool Storytime. There’s a lot of things to do when you’re a preschooler. Join in with favorite songs, share some great stories and top it all off with a craft.
An Itch to Stitch. Tuesdays, 10 am – noon. Do you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, needlepoint or latch hook? Bring your stitchery projects to our needlework group. Stitchers of all ages are welcome! Come when you can, on a drop-in basis, to any of our get-togethers. Join our drop-in stitching group! All ages and skill levels welcome!
Leap into Science. Fourth Wednesday of each month, 3:30 – 4:30 pm.
A science club for ages 7 – 10. Registration required. Participate in an experiment or activity centered on a single science concept.
Mystery Book Group. 1st Tuesday of each month, 6 – 7:30 pm. New members are always welcome. The group discusses a different mystery each month. Check for selected titles at http://library.cabq.gov/cherryhills
One-on-one Computer Sessions. Optional topics: Introduction to Library Computers, Internet Basics, Email Basics, Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007, Advanced Microsoft Word, Using Library Databases, Downloading Digital Media (eBooks & eAudiobooks). One person per session. Registration required. Visit http://library.cabq.gov/cherryhills for more details.

Preschool Art. Second Friday of each month, 10:15 – 11 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. – noon. Preschoolers, ages 3 – 5, join Ms. Laura for stories, play, and art. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required, limited to 15 participants per session.
Reader’s Choice. Last Monday of each month, 6 – 7 p.m. Come read aloud a literary passage or poem of your choosing or come listen to others read. Readings should be about 15 minutes long and suitable for a variety of ages.
Read to the Dogs. 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 1 – 3 pm. Children can come to the library and practice their reading in a relaxed atmosphere with a patient listener. Trained therapy dogs will sit calmly and quietly for a story. This is a great way for children to gain confidence in their reading.
TAB. 3rd Friday of each month, 4 – 5 p.m. Teens, become a part of our Teen Advisory Board. Help us make Cherry Hills a great place for teens. For ages 12 – 18.
East Mountain Library

ECRR Preschool Storytime, 3 to 5 years (pre-readers). Enjoy storytime for 3-5 year-olds followed by a related craft every Wednesday from 10:30-11:15. Resumes on April 3rd.
Mountain Lion Homeschool. Tuesdays 1:00-4:00: (This is a closed group of homeschoolers, so I’m not sure you would want to advertise it…?)
One on One Computer Sessions. Thursdays, 11 a.m. – Noon. By appointment only. Topics: Computer Basics for Beginners, Introduction to the Internet, E-mail, Introduction to Word, Resume Writing. Limited to one participant per session. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Visit cabq.gov/library for details.
Read to the Dogs Wednesdays. Weekly, Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Children can come to the library and practice their reading in a relaxed atmosphere with a patient listener. Trained therapy dogs will sit calmly and quietly for a story. This is a great way for children to gain confidence in their reading.
Read to the Dogs. Monthly, Second Saturday 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Children can come to the library and practice their reading in a relaxed atmosphere with a patient listener. Trained therapy dogs will sit calmly and quietly for a story. This is a great way for children to gain confidence in their reading.
Craft Projects. 3rd Thursday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m., ages 6 – 15 yrs. Join our staff for a fun seasonal craft which might include painting, cutting, gluing, etc. All materials are provided.

Stitch Along. Monthly, Third Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Explore the world of needle arts. For ages 5 -15. Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are provided. Call 505-281-8508 for more information. Presented by members of the Cyberpointers Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild.
Sandia Stitch n’ Time. Monthly, Third Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Do you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, needlepoint or latch hook? Bring your stitchery projects to our afternoon needlework group. Stitchers of all ages are welcome! Come when you can, on a drop-in basis, to any of our get-togethers.
Erna Fergusson

ECRR Babies Storytime, Birth – 2 years (pre-talkers). Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m. Stories, songs, and fingerplays.

ECRR Preschool Storytime, 3 to 5 years (pre-readers). Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays every Wednesday at 10:15 a.m.
Music and Movement. Thursday’s at 10:15am – Singing and Dancing for parents and their children.
Ernie Pyle Library
Music and Movement Storytime, 0-5 years. Get moving and grooving with stories, fingerplays, dancing and more. Thursdays mornings at 10:30 am. Event is held outside and subject to weather conditions. For more information call 505-256-2065or visit cabq.gov/library

Genealogy
Are you interested in finding out more about your family history? Explore ABC Libraries’ genealogy collection, meet fellow researchers, and find out about the different research societies active in the city. Check the website http://libguides.cabq.gov/genealogy?hs=a , visit the 2nd floor of the Main Library, or call 505-768-5131 for more information.
Juan Tabo Library
Invention Club: Meet the first Saturday of every month for inventing challenges. 2:00pm. Ages 6-12.
Teen Council: Have fun, have a laugh, have a say — join the Juan Tabo Teen Council every third Saturday at 2:00. Ages 12-18.
The Book Bunch: Love to read? Meet other readers on the fourth Saturday of every month at 2:00. Talk about whatever you’re reading! Share books, share the fun! Ages 7-12
Family Reads: On the last Wednesday of each month at 6:00, grown-ups and kids meet over a book. Read the book over the month, and come in to chat about it together!
Computer Class. Every Thursday, 8:30am-9:55am. Topics: Computer Basics for Beginners, Introduction to the Internet, E-mail, Introduction to Word, and more. Limited to one participant per session. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Space is limited. Register in advance online. Visit libguides.cabq.gov/jt for details.
Read Around New Mexico Book Club. Come join our New Mexico-themed book club! Each month, we read a book that is either set in NM or that is written by a talented NM author. We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm in the children’s area of the library. New members are always welcome!

Lego Club. For kids ages 4 and up, and parents with their younger children. Join Juan Tabo’s longstanding Lego Club every second Saturday at 2:00. Use your imagination to create your Lego masterpiece. Finished creations will be displayed in the Youth Services area for the month.
Bookworms Book Club. The Bookworms adult book club meets the second Tuesday of the month in the children’s area of the library. New members are always welcome!
Music and Movement Storytime. Let’s sing, dance, listen to stories and play instruments together! Every Tuesday or Thursday at 10:15 a.m. Same content both days.
ECRR Preschool Storytime, 3 to 5 years (pre-readers). Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 a.m we’ll travel to wonderful lands like Spain, Egypt, Russia, Australia, and Argentina, with side trips for tall tales, stories about bears, practice with ABCs and counting, and so much more! Learn Frère Jacques in many languages, and choose your own animals for Old McDonald’s farm. Each Friday takes us to a different passport stop!
Lomas Tramway Library
The rest of our ongoing programs will continue. (Read to the Dogs, family movie, and Book Club)Teen Movie Night. Fourth Wednesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. Teens can enjoy a movie with other teens at Lomas Tramway. Movies shown on Teen Movie Nights are specially selected for teen audiences, but adults are welcome to attend. No registration required. See our web site or call 291-6295 for more information.
Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) Family Storytime. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and movement. Thursdays at 10:30 am. All ages are welcome to join Miss Cheryl and enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities! No registration required; groups of 5 or more, please call ahead.
Read to the Dogs. Join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1-3 pm. Children can come to the library and practice their reading in a relaxed atmosphere with a patient listener. Trained therapy dogs will sit calmly and quietly for a story. This is a great way for children to gain confidence in their reading.
Lomas Tramway Book Group. Join us on the First Wednesday of every month from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm. New members are always welcome. No registration required. Please see our web site or call 291-6295 for the upcoming titles.
Family Movie Series. Fourth Saturdays at 4:00. See our web site or call 291-6295 for more information.
Los Griegos Library
Wandering Gypsies Book Group. Fourth Friday of the month 3:00 – 4:30 pm.
Magical Mysteries Tour Book Club. Third Saturday of the month, 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Travelers of every means and method are invited to attend this book club devoted to exploring our world through mysteries.
Art Exhibit: Display changes monthly.
ECRR Baby Storytime. Every Wednesday from 11:15 – 11:45 am. Birth to 2 (pre-talkers)Help your child develop early literacy skills in a fun environment using books, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.
ECRR Preschool Storytime. Every Thursday from 11:15 – 11:45 am. For 3 to 5 years (pre-readers). Stories, learning games, songs, puppets and artwork.
Read to the Dogs. Third Thursday of each month, 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Children can practice their reading with a patient listener. Trained therapy dogs will sit calmly and quietly for a story.
Gizmo Garage. Fourth Saturday of each month, 3:00 – 4:00 pm. A drop- in session for those needing help with eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eVideos from the library. Bring your device and/or laptop. No registration required.

Main Library
ECRR Preschool Storytime, 3 to 5 years (pre-readers). Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 am for stories, films and crafts.
ECRR Baby Storytime, Birth to 2 years (pre-talkers). Join us every Thursday at 10:30 am for stories, songs and rhymes.
Music and Movement Storytime Mondays. Let’s sing, dance, listen to stories and play instruments together! Join us every Monday at 10:30 am.
One-on-one Computer Classes. Thursday 2 and 3 p.m. Learn basic computer skills. Registration is required. Please stop by the info desk or call 768-5141 during business hours for more information or to register. Call or sign up at the library.
Read to the Dogs. Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1 pm. Children can come to the library and practice their reading in a relaxed atmosphere with a patient listener. Trained therapy dogs will sit calmly and quietly for a story. This is a great way for children to gain confidence in their reading.
Wide World of Mystery Book Group. Join us on the last Friday of each month from Noon – 1 pm. Bring your lunch and discuss. New members always welcome.
Writing Consultations. Albuquerque Community Writing Center (ABQCWC) provides free one-to-one writing consultations. Join ABQCWC every Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the first floor of the library.
The Saturday Special. Join us for stoytimes, crafts, or puppet shows every Saturday at 10:30 am. Call the Main Library’s Children’s Room at 768-5136 to find out what this Saturday’s special event will be. Main Library Children’s Room.
North Valley Library
North Valley Knitters. Every Thursday, 2pm. If you enjoy knitting, crocheting or other needle crafts, join our drop-in group. All ages and skill levels welcome.
Craft Time Tuesdays. ages 4-10 years. First Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.
Read to the Dogs. Every Wednesday, 3-4:30pm. Children have an opportunity to read to registered therapy dogs in a relaxed atmosphere, giving them practice reading out loud without fear of judgment. It’s a great way for children to gain confidence in their reading. First come, first serve.
San Pedro Library
Every Child Ready to Read® Preschool Storytime, 3 to 5 years (pre-readers). Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 505-256-2067 or visit cabq.gov/library
South Broadway Library
Craft Time Wednesdays. All ages. Join us for a variety of crafts once a month. Please call 764-1742 for details. ECRR Preschool Storytime, 3 to 5 years (pre-readers). Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Stories, songs, poems and more!
Read to the Dogs. Every Thursday, 4pm. Children have an opportunity to read to registered therapy dogs in a relaxed atmosphere, giving them practice reading out loud without fear of judgment. It’s a great way for children to gain confidence in their reading. First come, first serve.
ECRR Family Storytime, all ages. Join us every Saturday at 3:00 pm. Stories, crafts, and fun for the family.

South Valley Library
ECRR Preschool Storytime, 3 to 5 years (pre-readers). Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Storytime runs through May.
KidCrafts. First Thursday of the month @ 3:30 through May. Age group: Children. Join us for a variety of crafts, games, art-making, and other surprises.
Thursday Night Fiber Fever. Join us on the last Thursday of each month from 5-7 pm. Work on your knitting, crochet or other fiber projects in the company of like-minded fiber enthusiasts. All ages and skill levels welcome!
Gizmo Garage. A drop-in help session for those needing technical support with eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eVideos from the library. Bring your device/laptop or test out the devices we have on hand. No registration required. Once a month. Check library.cabq.gov/southvalley for dates and times.
Book Discussion Group. Meets one Saturday @ 12pm per month, every other month. 2013 schedule: January, March, May, July, September, November. For specific dates and selected titles, please visit library.cabq.gov/southvalley.
Employment Counseling. Join us for free employment counseling sessions and get expert advice on writing resumes and preparing for interviews. Every other Tuesday from 2pm – 4pm.
Special Collections
Weekly Library Tour. Join us every Thursday at 12:00 pm for a tour of the Special Collections Library. The Special Collections Library of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Libraries houses research collections on Albuquerque history and New Mexico history and culture. The 1925 Pueblo/Spanish Revival-style building is a registered Albuquerque landmark in the historic Huning-Highlands neighborhood. As a research library, materials are available for in-house use only. Photocopiers are available. Parking is available on Edith and other residential streets.

Taylor Ranch Library

ECRR Family Storytime. Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and 1 pm for a special family storytime with Curious George. Everyone welcome for stories, songs, poems and games. The content is the same for both storytimes.
ECRR Baby Storytime, Birth to 2 years (pre-talkers) Join us Fridays at 10:30 am for stories, songs, learning games, puppets and movement.
A Good Yarn. Fridays from 2 – 3:30 pm. If you enjoy knitting, crocheting or other needle craft, join our drop-in stitch group. All ages and skill levels welcome. A skilled knitter will be on hand for instruction and questions. Feel free to come when you can and leave as needed.
One on One Computer Sessions.
Optional topics: Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email, or other instruction on a need basis. One person per session. Registration required. Visit cabq.gov/library for details.
Taylor Ranch Book Group. 2nd Saturday of each month from 2 – 3:30 pm. New members are always welcome.
Tony Hillerman Library ADD-
LEGO Adventures for all ages. monthly, 1st Saturday, 2 p.m. Come and build with us.All LEGOs are provided. Since we don’t want you to lose your favorite pieces, please leave your LEGOs at home.
Origami Adventures for ages 5-99. monthly, 2nd Saturday, 2 p.m. If you like to fold paper, drop in on the 2nd Saturday of every month to learn a new origami project.

Leap into Science. A weekly after school program for ages 6-12. Each week we’ll explore a different science topic through hands-on activities and related children’s books. For more information call 505-291-6264. Wednesdays, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Gizmo Garage / Digital Download Drop-in. Last Saturday, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. New to ebooks? Learn how to navigate our Digital Library. Bring your own Gizmo if you have one. Staff will be available to help you download ebooks and audiobooks to your device.
Bobbin Lace. 2nd Saturday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Bobbin Lace Demonstrations by the Enchanted Lacemakers of Albuquerque. For more information call 505-291-6264.

ECRR Preschool Storytime, 3 to 5 years (pre-readers).
Wednesday or Thursday mornings @ 10:30. Stories, rhymes, fingerplays & more. Groups of 5 or more, please call 291-6264 if you plan to join us.
Music and Movement Storytime, 0-5 years. Get moving and grooving with stories, fingerplays, musical instruments and more. Saturdays at 10:30 am. For more information call 505-291-6264.
Read to the Dogs. Would your child like a patient, attentive friend to read to? Read to the Dogs provides an opportunity for your child to read to registered therapy dogs in a relaxed atmosphere. The dogs sit calmly and quietly for a story. Children can practice reading out loud without fear of judgment. It’s a great way for children to gain confidence in their reading. 2nd Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hillerman Stitching Club. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. If you enjoy knitting, crocheting, or any other stitching type craft—you are invited to join our drop-in stitching club. All ages and skill levels welcome. For more information call 505-291-6264.
Who Dunnit? Mystery Book Club. Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. 3 – 4 pm. New members always welcome. For more information call 505-291-6264.
Art Around the World, 6-14 years. Last Friday, 11 a.m. or 4 p.m. Each month we will create an art project from a different part of the world. Registration Required. Call 291-6264–space is limited. Registration begins the day after the previous month’s program.
Poetry Around the World, 10-Adult. 3rd Thursday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Each month we will explore a new style of poetry from a different part of the world. Adults are also encouraged to attend. Registration is not required, but if you would like a reminder call, please register online. For more information and to register call 291-6264.
Westgate Library
ECRR Preschool Storytime, 3 to 5 years (pre-readers). Enjoy stories and fingerplays. Join us for stories each Tuesdays at 10:30 am.
One-on-one Basic Computer classes. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Call for more information. (505)833-6984
VENUES
The Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW (505) 243-7255 (800) 659-8331 Relay
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday; closed Mondays and City holidays.
Adult $4.00 ($3.00 for Adult New Mexico resident with valid ID); seniors (65+) $2.00; ages 4 – 12, $1.00; 3 and under free.
Albuquerque Museum Foundation Members; ICOM, AAM & NMAM members free.
Admission is free every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and all day on the first Wednesday of every month.
Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE (North of Alameda) Phone: (505)768-6028
The Balloon Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. year-round. The museum is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Hours of operation and admission prices are subject to change without notice.
Admission: Adults $4.00 ($3.00 for NM residents with valid ID); 65+ $2.00; ages 4-12 $1.00; 3 and under FREE.
Admission is free on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and on the first Friday of every month.
Museum Foundation Members; ICOM, AAM & NMAM members are FREE.
BIOPARK
Albuquerque Aquarium/Botanic Garden
2601 Central Ave. NW Phone: (505) 764-6200 Intersection of Central and New York Avenues, just east of the Central Bridge.
Open Daily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Rio Grande Zoo
903 Tenth Street SW Phone: (505) 768-2000 south of Lead and Coal and north of Bridge Blvd.
Open every day of the week, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission to Albuquerque Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Rio Grande Zoo: Adult (13-64): $12.50; seniors 65+ $5.50; children 3 – 12 years $4.
Tingley Beach
1800 Tingley Drive SW Phone: 311 locally or (505) 768-2000
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Avenue NW Business Office (505) 768-3522/Box Office 768-3544
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 8 pm; Sunday 11 am – 3 pm
Please note: There is no elevator at the KiMo Theatre. Balcony seating may not be accessible to some persons due to the several flights of stairs.
South Broadway Cultural Center
1025 Broadway Blvd. SE (505) 848-1320 (3 blocks north of Avenida Cesar Chavez)

ABC LIBRARIES
Main Library
501 Copper Avenue NW (505) 768-5131
Hours: Monday/Thursday/Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Alamosa Library
6900 Gonzales SW (505) 836-0084
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cherry Hills Library
6901 Barstow NE (505) 857-8321
Hours: Monday/Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
East Mountain Library
1 Old Tijeras Road, Tijeras (505) 281-8508 (Next to the Post Office)
Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Erna Fergusson Library
3700 San Mateo NE (505) 888-8100
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday/Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ernie Pyle Library
900 Girard SE (505) 256-2065
Hours: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Juan Tabo Library
3407 Juan Tabo NE (505) 291-6260
Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Lomas Tramway Library
908 Eastridge NE (505) 291-6295
Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Los Griegos Library
1000 Griegos Road NW (505) 761-4020
Hours: Tuesday/Friday/Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday/Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
North Valley Library
7704 – 2nd Street NW (505) 897-8823
Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
San Pedro Library
5600 Trumbull SE (505-256-2067
Hours: Tuesday/Friday/Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
South Broadway Library
1025 Broadway Blvd SE (505) 764-1742
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
South Valley Library
3904 Isleta SW (505) 877-5170
Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Special Collections Library
423 Central NE (505) 848-1376
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday
Taylor Ranch Library
5700 Bogart Street NW (505) 897-8816
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday/Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tony Hillerman/Wyoming Library
8205 Apache NE (505) 291-6264
Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Westgate Library
1300 Delgado SW (505) 833-6984
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.