Messy Science Saturday

September 15th 2:00 p.m.
Get ready for volcanoes, rockets and reactions at the Children’s Branch on Saturday September 15th at 2pm for Messy Science!

We READ, We TALK Book Club: Killers of the Flower Moon

Register at either library September 1st through September 15th for a free copy of Killers of the Flower Moon by Davis Grann, a story about greed, depravity, and serial murder in 1920s Oklahoma. Discussions will begin in October so get ready for some good food and tons of fun! For more information please call 505-863-1291 or email

Changes: Coyote Canyon Rehabilitation Center Art Exhibit Opening Reception

September 5th to October 5th at the Main Library

Coyote Canyon Rehabilitation Center will have an art exhibit on display throughout September. The center began as Navajo Children’s Rehabilitation Center or “Dine BAA ALCHINI NAHIILNA” in April 1972 when the agency was formally incorporated in the State of New Mexico as a private, non-profit organization. The primary focus was on special education, Navajo cultural awareness and custodial residential care. The art program began in 2001 and provides training in several art mediums such as silversmithing, photography, bead making, painting, and weaving. This art program is designed to be a long term opportunity to provide art training to Native American adults with developmental disabilities. The exhibit will feature different works of art by the residents which will include jewelry, woodwork, paintings, and photographs.

There will be an opening reception at the Octavia Fellin Library Children’s Branch on Saturday September 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during ArtsCrawl. Refreshments will be served.

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 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.