We READ, We TALK Book Club

Saturday, October 13th and Saturday, October 27th at 2:00 p.m.

October book discussions of Killers of the Flower Moon by Davis Grann will take place in the Meeting Room of the Main Branch. Get ready for some good food and tons of fun! For more information please call 505-863-1291 or email libsuper@gallupnm.gov

An Evening with Author Charlotte J. Frisbie

Thursday, October 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Author of Food Sovereignty the Navajo Way: Cooking with Tall Woman will present a book talk & signing. Charlotte is a retired anthropology professor who received her PhD in anthropology from the University of NM. She began living and working with Tall Woman, her husband Frank Mitchell, and the rest of her family in Chinle, AZ, in 1963. The recipes included in the book are from Tall Woman [1874-1977] and her daughter, Augusta Sandoval who assisted in processing them for publication.

We READ, We TALK Book Club

Saturday, October 13th and Saturday, October 27th at 2:00 p.m.

October book discussions of Killers of the Flower Moon by Davis Grann will take place in the Meeting Room of the Main Branch. Get ready for some good food and tons of fun! For more information please call 505-863-1291 or email libsuper@gallupnm.gov

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 libsuper@gallupnm.gov

Live Sand Painting Demonstration

Turquoise Man, Shawn Nelson, demonstrates the art of Native American sand painting throughout the day. Mr. Nelson is a local Navajo artist who has been creating sand paintings and oil paintings since childhood, a tradition passed down from his grandparents.

Free Screening Warrior, the Life of Leonard Peltier

On Thursday, March 29th at 6:00 pm the Library and El Morro Theatre partner to bring you the film Warrior, The Life of Leonard Peltier.

This is the definitive feature documentary about American Indian activist, Leonard Peltier. His story is told within the context of the American Indian Movement, the US federal government, and the multi-national companies interested in mining the land in South Dakota. A discussion moderated by special guest Jean Roach, of the Mnicoujou Lakota from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will follow.

For more information, contact the library at (505) 863-1291 or email tmoe@gallupnm.gov.

Assimilation and Mutilation: the forced sterilization of Indigenous Women

On Tuesday, March 13th at 6:00 pm, the Library will host Jean Whitehorse as she details the the life of a boarding school student and explains how forced sterilization came about, affecting many Indigenous Women.

Jean Whitehorse of Smith Lake, is Dzilt’aadí (Near the Mountain Clan), born for Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water Clan). Ms. Whitehorse is an Outreach Specialist with the Crownpoint Outreach Center of the New Mexico State Library. She has been recognized for all her efforts providing much needed training to residents via the chapter houses. She has also advocated for Native American rights and was present at the Indians Of All Tribes (IOAT), occupation of Alcatraz.

For more information, contact the library at (505) 863-1291 or email tmoe@gallupnm.gov.