Hands-on Hornos Workshop

August 11th from 11:00 – 3:00 p.m., limited to 50 participants. The Octavia Fellin Public Library partners with Curtis Quam from the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center. Learn about the history of traditional Zuni food production through archival images and film footage presented by cultural historian Curtis Quam. Build your own miniature hornos in the afternoon and learn about traditional bread making. Contact us through Facebook Messenger to find out more.

End of Summer Carnival

Saturday, July 28th 1-5pm: Celebrate the end of Summer in style at the End of Summer Carnival hosted by the Octavia Fellin Public Library and City of Gallup Recreation. Enjoy food, games and fun for everyone! Sponsored by the Plateau Sciences Society.

Irish Step Dance

Saturday, July 21st 2:00pm: Local Irish Step Dance Instructor Leslie Farrell will be at the Children’s Branch showing off her moves and teaching the kids some of their own. Bring the whole family to dance a jig!

Science of Sound

Friday, July 13th 3:00pm: From the Victrola to the cassette tape, Mike Dixon takes kids through science and history of sound. Including hands on activities and the chance to make their own recordings. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make some noise!

Gallup’s BIG LIBRARY READ Opening Discussion

Saturday, May 26th at the Main Library, 2:00 p.m.

The Library presents the first discussion of Cave of Bones: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel. Book discussion in the Main Library Meeting Room, Chapters 1-10 will be covered. Refreshments will be served.

Contact the library at (505) 863-1291 or libsuper@gallupnm.us for more information.

Film Make-Up Demonstration with Goldie Tom

May 19th at the Children’s Branch, 3:00p.m.

Local make-up artist Goldie Tom will be demonstrating make up techniques for film. If you’re interested in film making or the artistry of make-up you won’t want to miss this demonstration.

ArtsCrawl: Film Makers Panel

Saturday May 12th at the Children’s Branch, 7:00p.m.

Join us during ArtsCrawl: Pop! For a Q&A Panel with local film makers including Loren AnthonyKrystal Curley, and Kim Becenti.  There will also be a door prize give away.

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 5th at 12pm at El Morro Event Center

Dale Deforest, creator of the Hero Twins comic book will be doing a demonstration and Q&A for Free Comic Book Day.

The Library will be giving away 75 free copies of the Hero Twins Comic Book, first come first served.

For more information, call 505-726-6120 or email childlib@gallupnm.gov

Gallup’s BIG READ: It’s All About Hillerman

Saturday May 5th at the Main Library

Join the inauguration of We READ, We TALK Book Club the first reading/discussion group in Gallup. The goal is to unite people through reading and discussion of a common book. This summer the book is Cave of Bones: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel by Anne Hillerman.

Sign up for the Big Library Read at the Main Library and you will receive a copy of the book, a book club T-shirt, a reader’s guide and a schedule of book discussions and events.

The final discussion will be held on July 7th and members of the book club will have lunch with Anne Hillerman followed by a book signing. (35 maximum enrollment)

Family Food Genealogy

April 28, 2018 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library

Our family recipes illuminate childhood memories and provide us with a link to our past. However, heirloom recipes are sometimes outdated, impossible to read, or unwritten? How can you ensure that old handwritten recipes, heirloom photos, and kitchen artifacts last for future generations? Have you ever considered the history of your heirloom recipes, exploring what that family recipe may be telling you between the lines? Archivist Tammi Moe will guide an exploration of food histories and traditions based on Valerie J. Frey, Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions.