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CALENDAR
April 2014 Master Calendar of Cultural Events & Activities

Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque

Richard J. Berry, Mayor

ABC Libraries Albuquerque Museum

ABQ BioPark Balloon Museum

Aquarium KiMo Theatre

Botanic Garden Old Town

Tingley Beach South Broadway Cultural Center

Zoo

CONTENTS Events & Activities – All Venues Pages 1-9

Exhibitions Page 9-10

Programs for kids, tweens, teens, families Pages 10-11

Library programs for kids and teens Page 11-12

Ongoing programs for children and families Page 12

Ongoing events at your library Pages 12-19

Venues – locations and hours Page 19-20

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES – ALL VENUES

1 ABQ BioPark Garden March Madness Flower Show

The Mediterranean Conservatory will be blooming regardless of the weather! Colorful delphiniums, lilies and African

streptocarpus will abound—color and the joy of springtime! Come and enjoy. Regular admission applies.

2 ABQ Museum Free Wednesday Gallery Talk: Behind Closed Doors

Join us for this free talk on the exhibition “Behind Closed Doors.”

2 KiMo Theatre Spotlight on Health with Dr. Barry Ramo

7:30 – 9:30 pm

The topic for this program is “Diabetes: Recent Findings on Controls and Treatments”. Dr. Barry Ramo moderates a

discussion with guests who are medical experts in the field of diabetes.

Tickets: $3 – 5. 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.

3 KiMo Theatre Arlo Guthrie: Here Comes the Kid

7:30 – 9:30 pm

In celebration of his father Woody Guthrie’s centennial, Arlo Guthrie has been touring solo throughout the U.S. to honor his

father’s remarkable legacy with a series of live shows. Join us for this famous son’s moving and spiritual musical tribute to

his legendary father.

Reserved Seating: $39 – 59. 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. Concessions will be available.

3 & 5 ABQ BioPark Aquarium Brown Bag Seminar

Thursday & Saturday

12:45 – 1:30 pm

Bring your lunch and enjoy a lecture by one of the BioPark’s staff and field experts on conservation science. Informal and

educational. Included with admission.

4 ABQ BioPark Zoo April Myths Discovery Day

Learn the truth about common animal myths and discover how animals use behavior, colors and patterns to fool each other.

Included with admission.

4 Old Town Elvis in the Old Town Plaza

Did you know that back in April of 1956 Elvis came to Albuquerque to perform at the old Armory? He stayed in Old Town at

what was then the Bottiger Hotel. His mega-hit, “Heartbreak Hotel,” had just been released and was climbing up the

Billboard 100—soon to be a major hit.

Join us for a celebration of all things Elvis and his music. Impersonators, a karaoke competition with prizes and more fun

that you can imagine!

This program is FREE.

5 ABQ BioPark Garden Spring Pastel Flower Show

The Mediterranean Conservatory springs to life again with hydrangeas in a variety of hues. Included with admission.

5 ABQ Museum Art in the Afternoon

Bossa nova and jazz group Jazz Brasileiro perform at this free music and art event.

5 Cherry Hills Library Start Your Garden @ Cherry Hills

Using heirloom seeds from the Juan Tabo Seed Library, select and plant fruit, herb and vegetable seeds to start your own

home garden. Registration is limited to 15, please sign up online. Children under 10 must have an adult present at all times.

5 Juan Tabo Library Game of Thrones Craft

Noon – 1:30 pm

Join us for this drop-in craft session to create a few things for your Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere Party!

5 Tony Hillerman Library Celtic Singers of New Mexico

Join us for an afternoon of traditional folk music in Scots Ghaidlig, Broad Scots, Irish Gaelic, Welsh and English. The group

was formed in 2001 to keep alive the history of Celtic people through performance of traditional songs, Scottish wauking

songs, Celtic aires, laments and skipping rhymes. Celebrate National Tartan Day with us!

5 KiMo Theatre New Mexico Philharmonic: Introduction to the Classics IV

The New Mexico Philharmonic concludes its 2013-14 Season Introduction to the Classics Series with a program that

completes the study of the ‘third B,” Johannes Brahms (earlier series focused on Bach and Beethoven). Hosted by Brent

Stevens of Classical 95.5 KHFM, the program will include some of Brahms’ most beloved compositions.

Reserved Seating: $10 – 30. 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.

6 ABQ Museum Opera Southwest: Puccini and Popcorn

Parents and children of all ages are invited to join conductor and educator Oliver Prezant for an exploration of the world of

opera. Featuring talented local singers and opportunities for creative participation, this is the perfect introduction to opera

for grownups and kids alike. From the comic to the dramatic, you hear favorite and familiar arias and learn how composers

combine plot, character, vocals and music to create operatic magic. Produced by Opera Southwest.

Free admission, but registration is needed, visit operasouthwest.org.

7 S. Broadway Cultural Ctr. Cuatro Corridos

Cuarto Corridos is a chamber opera addressing one of the most critical human rights issues of our time: human trafficking.

Based on true events, it tells the story of women trapped in an cycle of forced prostitution and slavery in and around the

Sand Diego/Tijuana border regions, and represents an unprecedented collaboration between internationally-acclaimed

Mexican and Us-based creative artists.

This one-hour opera features one singer and three instrumentalists, plus powerful video images.

The performance is free of charge.

11 Balloon Museum When, Why & Where Does the Public Learn About Science?

Join us for this important program that features Dr. John Falk, Sea Grant Professor of Free-Choice Leaning at Oregon State

University and Director, OSU Center for Research of Lifelong STEM Learning. Internationally acknowledged as a leading

expert of free-choice learning—the learning that occurs while visiting museums, zoos, aquariums or parks, watching

educational television or surfing the internet—Dr. Falk has authored over 150 scholarly articles and chapters and more than

Dr. Falk will present an overview of what is currently known about when, why and where the public learns science. He will

share results from a variety of recent large-scale investigations of science learning to document the significant role that

informal educational experiences have in building a scientifically-informed public

The program is co-sponsored by the New Mexico Informal Science Education Network and NM EPSCoR with support from the

museum, and made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation.

The program is FREE, but space is limited and reservations are needed. Please register at

http://nmepscor.org/content/when-why-where-does-public-learn-science-ecosystem-approach

11 KiMo Theatre Crazy for Swayze: Ghost (1990)

One of Patrick Swayze’s most popular roles, that of Sam, who with wife Molly (played by Demi Moore), was walking back to

their apartment when he is murdered by a robber in a dark alley. Now trapped as a ghost, he discovered that his death was

no accident and that he must warn Molly of imminent danger. He tries to communicate with Molly through a medium

(Whoopi Goldberg), and through one of the most romantic scenes in modern filmdom as he embraces he beloved while she

is working on her pottery. Rated R.

Tickets: $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. Concessions will be available.

12 ABQ Museum Art in the Afternoon

Come to this free fun afternoon of music and art at the museum. Today’s entertainment is from jazz and classic soul group

The Tracey Whitney Trio.

12 ABQ Museum Second Saturday at Casas San Ysidro

Learn about the history of dogs in the southwest and take some dog training tips home for your own special pet. At 1 pm,

dog trainer Barbara Mitchell and her furry friends present a dog training demonstration designed especially for children and

At 2:30 pm, Dody Fugate, Curator of Archaeological Research Collections, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, will present

“Tails of Long Ago,” a family-friendly talk about dogs in the ancient Southwest.

The program is free, and humans are welcome, but please leave your pets at home.

12 Balloon Museum 2

nd

Annual Balloon Museum Car Show

Join us for this fun day in the sun checking out cars, trucks, motorcycles and more in this event presented by the Balloon

Museum and Classic Chevy Club of Albuquerque. Vintage, custom—all makes and models—will be on display. A Silent

Auction, live musical entertainment, face painting and fun for kids, vendors, great food and lighter-than-air exhibits will

make this a great time for all ages.

Participant and vendor registration forms are online at www.cabq.gov/balloon. Entry fee is $25 prior to April 1st

after. Regular museum admission applies for visitors

Admission: $4 for adults ($3 for NM resident w/ID), $2 for seniors, $1 for children ages 4-12, free for children 3 and

12 East Mountain Library Reviving the Seed Arts

and $35

Come and hear an experienced seed expert who will demonstrate how to plant and gather seeds. Recommendations include

selecting plants that will attract pollinators to your garden. A Q/A session will follow the presentation.

12 Juan Tabo Library Soil Science

Learn about what goes into making rich and nutritious soil that will help plants grow strong and healthy. This program is in

conjunction with the ABC Seed Library and is open to ages 12 to 100.

12 Old Town Fiestas de Albuquerque

Join us as we celebrate Albuquerque’s 308th

celebration of our history and traditions with live entertainment, free children’s activities, artist demonstrations, local food

for purchase, shopping in Old Town’s great galleries and stores, and more—fun for the whole family.

This event is FREE.

12 Spec. Collections Library From New Town to the Nuclear Age: Albuquerque 1880-1960

10:30 am – Noon

John Shomaker of John Shomaker and Associates, Inc., talks about the trials and tribulations of keeping the water flowing,

but not flooding, through Albuquerque. Free program. The series is presented by the Special Collections Library and OASIS.

12 Taylor Ranch Library FOOD FOR LIFE: Cancer Project

birthday in Old Town. Mayor Richard J. Berry invites everyone to join in this

Presenter Jose Reyes, Food for Life Educator, will talk about the project and the unique opportunity to acquire knowledge

about the link between diet, cancer and plant-based nutrition. Topics include: Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer;

Fueling Up on Low-Fat, High–Fiber Food; Favoring Fiber: Discovering Dairy Alternatives; Replacing Meat; Cancer-Fighting

Compounds and Immune-Boosting Foods; and, Maintaining a Healthy Weight.

12 Tingley Beach Free Fishing Derby

Cast your line and see what you can catch. Fishing license required, and there are prizes for tagged fish. Free event.

12&13 ABQ BioPark Garden ABQ Council of Garden Clubs Flower Show

Saturday – Sunday

Spring does bring out the gardener in all of us, and this exquisite look at the talents of members of garden clubs will inspire

you with new ideas. Recycled art sculpture, mini displays in the railroad garden and more displays in the Mediterranean and

Desert Conservatories will have everyone heading for their favorite garden supply outlet. Included with admission.

12&13 KiMo Theatre NM Young Actors Present: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Saturday – Sunday

Join us and support these talented young actors as they bring to the stage a delightful musical adaptation of the classic tale

of Snow White and her friends, the seven dwarfs. With music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur, the tale of the jealous queen, the

beautiful Show White and a walking, talking mirror bring fun and laughter to the ages-old tale.

Tickets: Adults $12, Children 10 and under, $10. 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.

Student Matinees

April 8, 9, 10 & 11 at 10 am

April 10 & 11 at 12:30 pm

Tickets: $6 each

For Student Matinee reservations, please call 505-821-8055.

13 ABQ Museum Sunday Talk – Fashioning Elite Identity: Spanish Colonial Portraits

Clothing and accessories were highly significant elements of the portraits of important personages of the Spanish Colonial

period in the Americas. This talk will share information on the meanings behind their apparel.

13 East Mountain Library National Library Week

The theme for the 2014 National Library Week (April 13-19) is “Lives Change @ Your Library.” Please stop by and

participate in our survey regarding how YOUR life has changed because of your library. A prize will be awarded to the most

original answer from a patron of our branch. You can fill out the form online or in person at the library.

15 S. Broadway Cultural Ctr. Movie Marathon

Join us for a fun movie marathon that takes us to Hogwarts and creates a magical experience!! For ages 13 and up.

Younger children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Screenings: Tuesday, 4/15 1 – 3 pm 3 – 5 pm 4 – 5:15 pm

Wednesday 4/16 3 – 5 pm

Thursday, 4/17 1 – 3 pm 3 – 5 pm

Friday, 4/18 3 – 5 pm

Saturday, 4/19 1 – 3 pm 3 – 5 pm

16 Balloon Musuem 6

9:30 am – 3 pm

Great family fun! Join us in celebrating the wind, air, sun and sky and enjoy outdoor activities in a beautiful setting that

include kite flying, creative bubble-making, hot-air balloon demonstrations, making and flying super paper airplanes and

balloons, live music and more.

Special guest, 14-year-old balloon pilot Savannah Bradley, will share her experiences. Balloon Explorium will offer a variety

of fun learning activities. Food trucks will offer a variety of options for purchase, or you can bring your own and picnic on

the expansive lawn (no glass or alcohol).

All events will take place weather permitting, and are included with regular museum admission.

Admission: $4 for adults ($3 for NM resident w/ID), $2 for seniors, $1 for children ages 4-12, free for children 3 and

16 Juan Tabo Library Tea and Traditions from Around the World

9:30 – 10:30 am

Tea is the most consumed beverage in the entire world. Join us for a tasty trip through some of the world’s teas and tea

traditions. The program is presented by Figments Tea Shoppe and Gallery. Registration required, please call (505) 291-

17 ABQ Museum Third Thursday: Lifestyles of the Rich and Spanish

th

Annual Spring Break Family Day: Color the Sky!

Discover more about the lives of Spanish Colonials as depicted in the exhibition, “Behind Closed Doors.” Listen to music of

the time while learning about what people wore and how they lived. Dr. Dorothy Baca from the University of New Mexico

Department of Theater and Dance will discuss and show examples of garments from that time.

Admission is free.

18 KiMo Theatre Crazy for Swayze: To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar

This warm and funny film features Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo as drag queens who win a local

pageant and are given the round-trip airfare to compete in the Drag Queen of America pageant in Hollywood. Two of them

decide to cash in their tickets and buy an older model Cadillac convertible to drive to Hollywood, taking them though a lot of

country where “alternative lifestyles” are less tolerated. After the car breaks down in small-town Snydersville, they battle

prejudice and learn a great deal about themselves, including how to outsmart the homophobic, racist and sexist sheriff with

whom they had an earlier encounter. Rated PG-13.

Tickets: $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. Concessions will be available.

18&19 ABQ BioPark Aquarium Aquarium Overnight

Friday 6:30 p.m. – Saturday 8 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.

Check-in is from 6:30 – 7 p.m. on Friday. Overnights end at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. Children under age 18 must be

accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are $30 per person. Pre-registration is required and participation is reserved only after payment is received. Group

size is limited. For more information, call 505-848-7180. Online registration is available at cabq.gov/biopark.

19 ABQ Museum Art in the Afternoon

Join us for a free performance by Celtic/folk group Liz Masterson & Friends as you enjoy the music and view interesting art.

19 KiMo Theatre 8

th

Annual Southwest Funnyfest

This annual event to benefit NM AIDS Services is a non-stop night of side-splitting comedy featuring four of the country’s

top headlining female comedians for Comedy Central, HBO, The Tonight Show, Showtime and the OWN Network. Join Dana

Goldberg, Gloria Bigelow, Gina Yashere and Suzanne Westenhoefer for this important one-night-only event.

Tickets: $20 – 30. 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.

19-20 ABQ BioPark Half-Price Weekend

Saturday – Sunday

Bring the family to enjoy at 50% off of all tickets on this weekend. Applicable at the Aquarium, Garden and Zoo.

20 ABQ BioPark Zoo Easter Enrichment Day

9:30 – 11:30 am

Watch as the animals open, explore and eat special treats for Easter. Included with admission.

22 Alamosa Library Earth Day Craft: Plant a Seed

Join us for this fun all-ages homage to Earth Day. Plant a seed and do a deed. Drop by and enjoy the moment.

23 Cherry Hills Library Build a Kite!

Materials and information on kite building will be on hand for all ages to have fun making their own unique flyer. Simple or

complex, you decide! A Kite Fest is planned at Balloon Fiesta Park on April 26th, so you’ll be ready to fly. Ages 6 through

adult—registration is required and limited to 25, so call (505) 857-8321 to ensure your place.

23 Juan Tabo Library Food Preservation

Planting and tending your plants is only one part of the gardening process. Learn about techniques for preserving your

precious harvest in this interesting session. Free program.

23 KiMo Theatre Community Cinema at the KiMo: Medora

Medora, Indiana is a once-booming community beset by a crippled economy and a dwindling population. This documentary

follows the town’s down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season, capturing the players’ stories on and off the

court as the team’s struggle to compete parallels the town’s fight for survival.

Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring monthly screenings of

films for the Emmy Award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens.” Every month between September and June, Community

Cinema brings together leading organizations, community members and public television stations to learn, discuss and get

involved in today’s critical social issues.

The program is FREE.

24 KiMo Theatre Water Crisis in the West: Thinking Like a Watershed

This month’s program features Jack Loeffler as moderator of a discussion entitled “Rural Perspectives: Farmers & Ranchers.”

Featuring panelists Sid Goodloe, Julia Stafford and Steve Harris, the panel will discuss the role of Holistic Range

Management in overcoming problems of over-grazing wrought by ranchers transplanted to the arid Southwest from the

verdant East of earlier generations. They will introduce the growing likelihood of scarcity in both surface-and ground-water

in New Mexico and the American Southwest. This scarcity is already occurring due to global warming, climate instability,

drought, and over-extraction. They will also address restoration ecology as a culture of practice shared by Native

Americans, Hispano and Anglo rural residents of New Mexico and beyond.

This program is FREE.

25 KiMo Theatre Fusion Theatre Company Presents: The Pajama Men

“Just the Two of Each of Us” comes to New Mexico courtesy of Fusion Theatre Company when the international comedy

superstars perform their current hit show. In this critically-acclaimed show, The Pajama Men appear in this thrilling, time-
warped, layered, joke-ridden tale of characters who never fail to inspire major laughs. Debuted in Melbourne, Australia, the

show has continued to delight audiences everywhere.

Tickets: $20 – 25. 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.

26 ABQ Museum Art in the Afternoon

Art in the Afternoon is a weekly free event with live music. Performing this week is acoustic/country/folk duo Joanie Cere

and Darin Goldston.

26 Balloon Museum Albuquerque Renaissance Faire

Hear ye, hear ye! All lords and ladies, lads and lasses, and everyone else are to assemble on the lawn of the Balloon

Museum for a day of merriment, competitions and much more. Join the City of Albuquerque, the Barony of al-Barran, and

members of the Society for Creative Anachronism for a fun and memorable day of time travel to the Renaissance. Live

entertainment, a special realm for children, feasts, equestrian jousting and much more—all in good fun.

Admission: Adults $10, Children 4 – 12 $5, children 3 and under enter free. Purchase tickets at http://

holdmyticket.com/event/163301 For more information, call 311.

26 ABQ BioPark Earth Day Celebration

Learn how your actions matter when it comes to helping animals and plants around the world. Discovery stations and

hands-on activities will be featured at the Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach. Included with admission.

26 Juan Tabo Library A Bouquet of Spring Poems

Join us for a celebration of spring and poetry as we host several local poets who will read their own work. The final 15

minutes of the program will be an open mic session during which audience members can share their own poems. Light

refreshments will be served.

26 Lomas Tramway Library Wally Gordon, Local Journalist and Author

Former owner and editor of The Independent in Edgewood, Wally Gordon, will share fascinating information about the

career of journalism and give insight into his work. Free program.

26 S. Broadway Cultural Ctr. Traveling with Angels

Join us for this personal story of adventure, adversity and Divine guidance. One moment you are experiencing a New Mexico

Indian Ceremonial parade, and the next you are standing on a small town street in Germany listening to an oompah band.

By the end, the audience will have filled a suitcase full of memories, laughter and love.

General Admission: $20. Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/602025

26 Special Collections Library Who Was Joaquin Murrieta? Identity in the Territorial Southwest

Join us in Botts Hall for this presentation by Angel deCervantes with the New Mexico DNA Project.

27 ABQ Museum Sunday Talk – A Confluence of Cultures: Art of the Spanish Colonial Home

New Mexico’s artistic traditions share a lineage with the domestic and religious arts created in Latin America, now on display

in the exhibition, “Behind Closed Doors.” This talk will explore the designs, techniques and iconography that were shared

and translated over four centuries of Spanish colonization in the Americas. Speaker Robin Farwell Gavin is Curator at the

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art in Santa Fe.

Admission to the museum is free on Sundays prior to 1 pm.

29 Main Library Genealogy Research Day

Join ABC Library staff and members of the Albuquerque Genealogical Society for one-on-one assistance with your family

history research. Whether you are new to genealogy research, or experienced, you will find the help you need to gather

more information about your family history. Bring the information you already have and we will help you work from there.

For ages 15 and up at the Main Library Genealogy Center (2nd

ART EXHIBITIONS

Albuquerque Museum

NEW: EVERYBODY’S NEIGHBOR: VIVIAN VANCE

This exhibition celebrates the life and times of one of Albuquerque’s most famous residents, the late Vivian Vance, of I Love Lucy

fame, through family memorabilia and the museum’s Photoarchives. Open through January 31, 2015

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: ART IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN HOME 1492-1898

Behind Closed Doors explores the private lives and interiors of Spain’s New World elite from 1492 through the nineteenth century,

focusing on the house as a principal repository of fine and decorative art.

Through approximately 160 paintings, sculptures, prints, textiles, and decorative art objects, this exhibition presents for the first

time American, European, and Asian luxury goods from everyday life as signifiers of the faith, wealth, taste, and socio-racial standing

The exhibition explores themes including representations of the indigenous and Creole elite, rituals in the home, the sala de estrado

(women’s sitting room), the bedchamber, and social identity through material culture. Behind Closed Doors primarily consists of

works from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collections as well as exceptional loans from distinguished institutions and

The exhibition is accompanied by a scholarly catalogue with contributions by leading scholars of Colonial Spanish and British

American art. Behind Closed Doors is organized by Richard Aste, Curator of European Art, Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition is open

AFRICAN AMERICAN ART FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

This small installation in the Works on Paper gallery features drawings, prints, photographs, and paintings by African American

artists who live in New Mexico, or have been inspired by the region. The diverse assembly include rarely exhibited treasures from the

collection such as prints by Albuquerque based Rhein Whit-Pritchett, a monumental drawing by Santa Fe based Ron Adams, and a

memory painting by Albuquerque artist Reginald Gammon. The installation will also feature recent acquisitions including an image

from the series “Blacks in the West” by Los Angeles based photographer Tony Gleaton. Open through May 4, 2014.

floor).

COMMON GROUND: ART IN NEW MEXICO

Permanent Exhibition (East Gallery)

A permanent art exhibition highlighting a significant and museum-owned works from the late 19th century to the present day,

including some that have never before been viewed by the public.

CHILDREN OF WAR, VOICES FOR PEACE

Back by popular demand, this touching exhibition features a little-known footnote in the history of World War II. Japanese

schoolchildren were recruited to help create “Fugos”—giant balloons that were armed with bombs and launched across the Pacific.

The only enemy-caused deaths on the North American continent in World War II occurred from the detonation of one of these

bombs. The exhibition features the story of one Japanese schoolgirl who later learned that her contribution to her country’s safety

was an instrument of death, and of her subsequent efforts to promote peace.

CHILDREN’S PEACE STATUE

This statue was dedicated at the Balloon Museum August 4, 2013. The Children’s Peace Statue is a monument designed and funded

entirely by children. It stands as a symbol of hope for a peaceful future. In the fall of 1989, children of Arroyo del Oso Elementary

School in Albuquerque, New Mexico were studying the Arms Race. The children decided that one solution to the problem of war

would be to teach young people to work for peace. During their studies, the students learned the story of school children in Japan

who built a monument, the Genbaku No Ko No Zo Statue for Children Who Were Victims of the Atomic Bombs. Inspired by the story,

the children formed the Kids’ Committee for the Children’s Peace Statue and made plans to design and build a peace monument of

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.

OPENING APRIL 3RD: De La Cocina Al Ojo

The kitchen and dining room are spaces in which the construction of the relationship between the diner and food, the blending of

flavors, tasting and the perception of textures occur. While photography and the kitchen seem to share no bond, however, the

relationship to the visual through photography and the connection to the experience of preparing and eating food is connected

through the senses of sight, smell and taste. This exhibition blends the experience of the senses in a most wonderful way.

The work of noted Mexican photographer Agustín Casasola is featured. He was one of the founders of he Mexican Association of

Press Photographers. This exhibition is presented by the Mexican Consulate. A free public reception is scheduled on April 3rd

South Broadway Cultural Center

OPENING APRIL 10TH: Sanctuary: A personal journey

South Broadway Cultural Center’s Gallery presents a new exhibition entitled “Sanctuary,” described as a safe haven, or a place

offering protection, safety, shelter. The photographic medium is the common bond and point of departure for these fascinating

variations on the theme. Drawing on personal references, the artists draw inspiration from storytelling, humor, history, nature,

memories and dreams. These notions are expressed in an variety of mixed media, materials and alternate processes, and consider

the holistic effect of making images, beyond image capture. Artists whose works will be exhibited are: Patrick Nagatani, Holly

Roberts, Joan Fenicle, and Marie Maher. A free public reception for the artists is scheduled for Thursday, April 10th

Special programs for children, tweens, teens and families…

14-18 S. Broadway Cultural Ctr. Hip-Hop Intensive

Monday – Friday

Schedules Below

Performance Friday, 4/19 at 7 pm

This fun workshop is a great way for kids to get exercise, learn some great moves and just have a lot of fun. The 50-minute

sessions are scheduled by age:

Noon – 1 pm Ages 5 – 7

1 – 2 pm Ages 8 – 10

2 – 3 pm Ages 11 – 14

3 – 4 pm Ages 15+

Classes are limited to 30 students. Hip-Hop instruction and choreography includes dancers from DXS and Polk Middle

School. Fee is$10 per student. To register, please call 505-848-1320.

from 6 –

from 6 – 8 pm.

15-17 Spring Break Fun at the ABQ BioPark

15 ABQ BioPark Zoo Spring Wildlife Safari

10 am – 3:30 pm

Start Spring Break with a fun safari without leaving Albuquerque! Learn about wildlife through tours, games and fun

activities. Open to children ages 9 – 11.

16 ABQ Biopark Aquarium Spring Water Journey

10 am – 3:30 pm

Dive into this adventure from the Rio Grande headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico.

17 ABQ BioPark Garden Spring Green Connection

10 am – 3:30 pm

Learn how plants support life, visit animals at the Heritage Farm, and discover how “bugs” can be heroes or villains of a

18 ABQ BioPark Tingley Beach Spring Outdoor Adventure

10 am – 3:30 pm

Take an exciting trek through the bosque and gather clues about forest plants and animals.

Spring Break programs are open to children ages 9 – 11.

Tickets: $20 per child per program, reservations required. Call 505-764-6214 to register, or go online at

www.abqbiopark.com.

26 ABQ BioPark Garden Children’s Seed Festival

Celebrate the connections between seeds, plants and humans with some “seed-happy” people during this annual event at

the Children’s Fantasy Garden. Co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of ABQ. Included with admission.

Library programs for kids, tweens, teens and families…

2 Taylor Ranch Library Spring Craft

Make bees out of light bulbs! Ages 8 and up, please join us for this fun craft. Bring an incandescent light bulb with you and

go home with a bee!

16 Main Library Poetry Day

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a day of poetry. Write a poem about yourself, share your favorite poems, and make

your own popcorn poetry. Ages 7 – 12. No registration required.

16 Juan Tabo Library Caldecott Connection – 1940s

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Put on your bobby sox, plant your Victory Garden, and boogie-woogie back to the 1940s for a Music and Movement

storytime featuring Big Band, swing and the Caldecott-winning books of the decade. Dress up as your favorite 40’s icon and

dance along. Do you remember the 40s? Come along and share your memories with a new generation. Pre-K through 3rd

grade (and their grownups are welcome, too). Registration required, please call (505) 291-6260.

17 East Mountain Library Spring Into Spring Craft!

Join us for a family-friendly craft that is ideal for kids, tweens and teens. Materials will be provided, and no registration is

18 East Mountain Library Henna Painting on Hands

Teens and tweens, join us for a fun session of having professional henna painter Alissa Hall share the history and meaning

of henna painting as she paints her beautiful artistry on your hands!

19 East Mountain Library Library Scavenger Hunt

We end National Library Week by learning about the Dewey Decimal System as we compete in a Library Scavenger Hunt for

kids and tweens. There will be two different sets of questions; one for kids 6 – 8, and one for tweens 10 – 12. Prizes will be

awarded for the best scavengers!

22 Main Library Earth Day Craft

Celebrate Earth Day by joining in our recycled crafts program. Make something fun to hake home. For kids ages 7 – 12. No

registration required.

26 Main Library The Rap on Poetry

Teens, write and share you poetry that can double as rap, or rap that doubles as poetry. Raps and rhymes can be in

English, Spanish, or another language of your choice. Writing the raps and rhymes will take place in the Teen Zone. Share

will take place in the auditorium. For ages 12 – 18. No registration required.

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

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.”

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.

Every Child Ready to Read Preschool Storytime, 3-5 years (pre-readers). Wednesdays. 10:15am. Enjoy fun stories and

songs with Mr. Dave who loves Pete the Cat and the Monster at the End of this Book.

Monthly Craft with Tina. Second Wednesday of the month. 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. All ages welcome. Join Miss Tina for a fun and

creative craft that’s guaranteed to get oohs and aahs. No registration required.

Wii Play. Thursdays. 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Ages 6-12 years welcome. Calling all Wii players for weekly gaming.

One-on-One Computer Classes. Tuesdays. 10:00 – 10:45am. Learn basic computer skills. Call 836-0684 for details.

Gizmo Garage. First Wednesday of the month. 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Learn to check out eBooks with one-on-one instruction.

Alamosa Fun & Creative Science. Last Wednesday of the month. 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Ages 8 years and up welcome. Mr. Derald is

doing science the fun and creative way. Not for the faint of heart!

Every Child Ready to Read Baby Storytime, Birth-2 years (pre-talkers). Thursdays. 10:30a.m. Join Miss Florence for stories,

songs, bouncy rhymes and meeting other parents.

Book Discussion Group. 1

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

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. A science club for ages 6-12. Registration required. Participate in an experiment or activity centered on a

single science concept. Dates and times listed at http://library.cabq.gov/cherryhills

Mystery Book Group. 1

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. 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. 3 sessions to choose from. Dates and times listed at

http://library.cabq.gov/cherryhills

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Friday of each month, 10:30 a.m. – noon. New members are always welcome. The group discusses a

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Tuesday of each month, 6 – 7:30 pm. New members are always welcome. The group discusses a different

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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.

Spanish Literature Group. New members always welcome. The group has a bilingual discussion of Spanish literature each

month. Check for selected titles, dates and times listed at http://library.cabq.gov/cherryhills

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-school). Enjoy storytime for 3-5 year-olds followed by a related craft every

Wednesday from 10:30-11:15.

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

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.

Third Thursdays Kid’s Crafts. 3rd Thursday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m., ages 5-13 yrs. Join our staff for a fun seasonal craft

which might include painting, cutting, gluing, etc. All materials are provided.

Third Fridays Teen Crafts. 3

Occasionally teens may need to bring a t-shirt or other personal item to work with.

Sandia Stitch n’ Time. Monthly, Second Saturday 3:00-5:00 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 Library

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

ECRR Preschool Storytime, 3 to 5 years (pre-readers). Enjoy storytime for 3-5 year-olds followed by a related craft every

Wednesday from 10:15- 11 a.m.

Music and Movement. Thursdays at 10:15am – Get moving in the morning! Singing, dancing and instrument play for children and

Music and Movement. Saturdays at 11 am–Get moving in the morning! Singing, dancing and instrument play for children and

Lego Club. For all ages. Join Erna Fergusson’s Lego Club every 3rd Saturday from 2:30-4 pm. Use your imagination to create your

Lego masterpiece. Finished creations will be displayed in the Youth Services area for the month.

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Friday of every month from 3:30-4:30, ages 12-18 yrs. Most materials will be provided.

Storytime resumes in the spring/summer. For more information call 505-256-2065or visit cabq.gov/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.

Beauty and the Beat: Need more art and music in your life? Join us as we explore and learn about different topics! Ages 6-12

Computer Classes. Thursdays, 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 abclibrary.org/juantabo for the schedule and details.

Family Reads: On the 1st

month, and come in to chat about it together!

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!

Bookworms Book Club. The Bookworms adult book club meets the second Tuesday of the month in the children’s area of

the library at 1:30 PM. New members are always welcome! (Note: This club will move its meeting date to the 4th

month at 1:30 in January 2014)

Crafty Afternoons. Get your craft on! The second Wednesday of each month from 3-4:30! Ages 10-100. Go to

abclibrary.org/juantabo to see what we’ll be making this month!

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, and every last Wednesday at 3:00. Use your imagination to create your Lego masterpiece. Finished creations will

be displayed in the Youth Services area for the month.

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!

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

abclibrary.org/juantabo for dates and times.

Lomas Tramway Library

Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) Family Storytime. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and movement. Thursdays at 10:30

am September through April. 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.

Graphic Novel Book Club. 1st Saturday of each month, 2-2:30. Adult discussion of this very popular format of writing. New title

Lomas Tramway Book Group. Join us on the 1st

always welcome. No registration required. Please see our web site or call 291-6295 for the upcoming titles.

Read to the Dogs. Join us on the 3rd

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.

Kids Craft with Miss Sophy. third WEDNESDAY of each month at 11:00 am and new craft especially for the little ones. Hands on

projects that Mom and the kids can enjoy.

Thursday of each month at 4:00PM, grown-ups and kids meet over a book. Read the book over the

Wednesday of the

Wednesday of every month from 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm. New members are

Saturday of each month from 1-3 pm. Children can come to the library and practice their

Saturdays at 3:30 – 4:30. Bring your own project to share, or just come to learn.

Family Movie Series. Fourth Saturdays at 4:00. See our web site or call 291-6295 for more information.

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Stitch Club “String Theory”. 4

Music by the Mountain. We have everything from singing to harps, guitars to drums. Come and enjoy an evening of pure

relaxation. Events vary, usually on the 2nd

th

Saturday of the month, knit, purl, hook or stitch.

or 3rd

Wednesday of the month. Call ahead for schedule, 291-9295.

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.

Talk to the Artist: Visit with this month’s featured artist(s). Last Friday of the month 11 am – 1 pm.

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. Every Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:30 pm, and the 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.

One-on-One Gizmo Sessions. Sign up at the Information Desk for a one-on-one session to get help with borrowing eBooks,

eAudiobooks, and eVideos from the library. Bring your device and/or laptop.

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

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

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

Closed for reconstruction.

Saturday of each month at 1 pm. Children can come to the library and practice their reading

Every Child Ready to Read® Preschool Storytime, 3 to 5 years (pre-readers). Thursday mornings at 11:30 a.m. For more

information call 505-256-2067 or visit cabq.gov/library

Adult Storytime, Adult. Last Saturday’s of each month at 3:30 p.m. For more information call 505-256-2067 or visit

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

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

ECRR Family Storytime, all ages. Join us every Saturday at 10:30 am. Stories, crafts, and fun for the family.

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/southbroadway for dates and times.

One-on-one computer help. Before the library opens, 9:15-10 am, Tu-Sa. Sign up at the desk or call 764-1742 to schedule your

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 August-December and January-May.

Read to the Dogs. Join us on the first Tuesday of each month from 3pm-5pm. Children can come to the library and practice their

reading in a relaxed atmosphere with a patient listener. Registered therapy dogs will sit calmly and quietly for a story. This is a

great way for children to gain confidence in their reading.

KidCrafts. First Thursday of the month @ 3:30. Age group: Children. Join us for a variety of crafts, games, art-making, and other

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. Third Thursday of the month from 2pm – 4pm.

Special Collections Library

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.

Third Thursday Grab Bag. 3

explore what makes our Special Collections so Special. Programs and start times will vary, so please see

abclibrary.org/specialcollections for details.

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Thursday of each month, afternoons or early evenings. Join us for a film, some music, or a chance to

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Friday of each month, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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. For information on parking,

etc., please see abclibrary.org/specialcollections.

Taylor Ranch Library

ECRR Family Storytime. Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome for stories, songs, poems, and games.

ECRR Baby Storytime, Birth to 2 years (pre-talkers). Join us Fridays at 10:30 a.m. for a lapsit storytime for ages 0-2. Stories,

learning games, songs, puppets, movement activities, and fun for everyone!

A Good Yarn. Fridays from 2:00-3:30 p.m. If you enjoy knitting, crocheting, or other needle craft, join our drop-in stitch group.

Ages 12 and up. Intermediate skills and above, please. 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 is required. Visit abclibrary.org/taylorranch for details.

Taylor Ranch Book Group. Meets the second Saturday of each month from 2:00-3:30 p.m. New members are always welcome.

Tony Hillerman Library

LEGO Adventures for all ages. monthly, 1st

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.

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

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. 2

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

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.

Book Discussion Group. Last Wednesday of each month, 1 p.m. New members are always welcome. The group discusses a fiction

or non-fiction title each month. Check for selected titles at http://abclibrary.org/tony hillerman

Saturday, 2 p.m. Come and build with us. All LEGOs are provided. Since we don’t want

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Saturday of each

Thursday of each month. 3 – 4 pm. New members always welcome. For

Every Child Ready to Read Preschool Storytime, 3-5 years (pre-readers). Tuesdays. 10:30am. Enjoy fun stories and rhymes

One-on-One Basic Computer classes. Wednesdays. 10:00 – 11:00am. Learn basic computer skills. Call 833-6984 for details.

Monthly Craft with Jackie. Third Friday of the month. 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. All ages welcome. Join Jackie for a fun and creative

craft that’s sure to be a hit! No registration required.

Gizmo Garage. Third Wednesday of the month. 11:00 – 11:45am. Learn how to check out eBooks with one-on-one instruction.

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.

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 Zoo: Adult (13-64): $12.50; seniors 65+ $5.50; children 3 – 12 years

1800 Tingley Drive SW Phone: 311 locally or (505) 768-2000

Albuquerque Museum

2000 Mountain Road NW (505) 243-7055

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE (505) 768-6020

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

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

South Broadway Cultural Center

1025 Broadway Blvd. SE (505) 848-1320 (3 blocks north of Avenida Cesar Chavez)

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.

6900 Gonzales SW (505) 836-0084

Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 – CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS

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 – CLOSED FOR REPAIRS

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

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 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.

1300 Delgado SW (505) 833-6984

Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.