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 However, heirloom recipes are sometimes outdated, impossible to read, or unwritten?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.

Free Screening of Victoria and Abdul

On Saturday, March 17th at 2:00 pm, the Library and El Morro Theatre partner to bring you the film Victoria and Abdul.

The film is based on the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. The two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.

This film is rated PG-13.

For more information, contact the library at (505) 863-1291 or email

Film: The Most Dangerous Man in America

On Thursday, February 15th at 5:30 pm

The Library will screen the film The Most Dangerous Man in America a documentary about Daniel Ellsberg, a leading American military strategist who leaked the Pentagon Papers.  The film looks at Ellsberg himself and at the repercussions of his surprising revelations, which led to a media circus and ultimately contributed to the end of both the Vietnam conflict and the presidency of Richard Nixon.

For more information, contact the library at (505) 863-1291 or email