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November 2013

Hard Luck Truck coming to Farmington Public Library
Saturday, November 2 @10am - 11am

On Saturday, November 2 from 10am to 11am, we are thrilled that the Diary of a Wimpy Kid HARD LUCK TRUCK will be making a stop at the library! Wimpy Kid book 8 will release on November 5, 2013 and available for checkout at the library, and is one of the biggest books of the year. Come one, come all to get free Wimpy Kid goodies, see Wimpy Kid book trailers, get your photo taken and emailed to you.

NOTE: Jeff Kinney will not be making an appearance with the Hard Luck Truck.

Four Square

New Book Release! 11.5.13

Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance.

Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?

Ingrid Law Author Visit

Register online (required) for Writing Workshop: Wednesday, November 13 @ 6pm
(space is limited)

Thursday, November 14 @ 6pm (no registration required)

Books will be available for purchase, while supplies last. Win a set of Ingrid Law's books at the event.



Read through the holidays. No awards, just leisure reading!

Log books beginning on the Thanksgiving week holiday, November 22 through January 6, 2014.

Not sure what to read during the holidays?

Search the card catalog "FIND GREAT BOOKS" for a list of children's classics, New Mexico authors, Land of Enchantment, Coretta Scott King, Caldecott, Newbery Award winners and more!

Story Time
10:30am and 2:00pm

Check Library Events Calendar for updates

ECRR Story Times @ the library are designed using themes each week using books from the juvenile easy and nonfiction collection. Preschool participants explore age appropriate hands-on science, technology, engineering and math learning activities in the Library Laboratory following the story time. Story Time prepares preschool children for kindergarten.

November 4, 5, 7 & 8
On the Go ECRR: Singing
Red Wagon by Renata Liwska
Tons of Trucks by Sue Fliess
Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus by Eric Litwin
November 11, 12, 14 & 15
What a Mess! ECRR: Reading
Jasper and Joop by Olivier Dunrea
Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair by Lee Fox
November 18, 19, 21 & 22
Party Time ECRR: Writing
A Birthday for Cow by Jan Thomas
Huff and Puff byClaudia Rueda
November 25 & 26
Traditions ECRR: Singing
Over the River: A Turkey's Tale by Derek Anderson
Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Navajo ABC: A Dine Alphabet Book by Luci Tapahonso and Eleanor Schick

Computers 4 Kids
Featuring: DK Eyewitness Books

Thursday, November 21 @ 4pm
Library Laboratory (grades 2 to 6)

Learn how to download the popular series titles in PDF format; MP3 or just listen online using an iPad; Kindle Fire; Color Nook; Samsung Galaxy or bring your school laptop.


November 16, 2013 @ 11:00am

Wanted! A bunch of guys!

(Ages 9-12) dads, little brothers, uncles, cousins, etc. welcome, too!

Share your favorite book to share with the group. Have a snack and "Prepare.Survive.Emerge!"

Encyclopedia Brown: A 50th Anniversary

It is hard to believe, but Encyclopedia Brown has been solving cases for 50 years. The first Encyclopedia Brown book came out in 1963 (after being rejected by two dozen publishers, something Mr. Sobol liked to tell aspiring writers to encourage them not to lose faith in their work).

Donald wrote more than 80 books. In 1976, he won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the Encyclopedia Brown series.

Encyclopedia never ages and never charges more than 25 cents an hour for his detective services. Mr. Sobol wanted each book to stand alone, so that children could start with anyone in the series and read the books in any order.


Readers in grades 4-12 write a personal letter to an author describing their personal reaction to a book, story, or poem. Students may write about works of fiction or nonfiction. Entries in Spanish will be accepted and translated for the New Mexico judges. State judges will select the top letter writers in New Mexico, who then advance to the national competition. Please visit to learn more about the contest.

Saturday, December 28

Youth ages 8-19
Register for the December 28,

You will be notified by text or email if we have any questions about your project. We will strive to accommodate every proposal that fits the goals of this event: to bring together science, art, craft, engineering, and music in an exciting event.

If your project is included, we will use the information you supply here to promote the event and your project. Makers are expected to supply finished projects, and to be actively working on or demonstrating their projects during the event. Youth organizations are encouraged to participate. Application and information is available online.

Bayless Power Library

The Farmington Public Library at the Bayless Power Library assists the Boys & Girls Club of Farmington with the educational component that aims to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time and are ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career. Researchers tell us programs like these help combat kids' summer learning loss, keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families. (505) 566-1202.

The Power Library is open from 3pm to 6pm on Monday through Thursday. During no school days, the club is open from 10am to 3pm. Club Tech is scheduled on Tuesdays at 4pm and participants learn about digital art on the club's computers.

Researchers tell us programs like these help combat kids' summer learning loss, keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families. (505) 566-1202

Participants have started their portfolios and this month will add information they have learned during National Bullying Prevention Month at the club. Club members take care of their own portfolios and update them monthly on the power hour chart.


Monday to Friday
2:00pm to 6:00pm

(Closed Saturday and Sunday)

Located on Hwy. 491 North across from the Northern Navajo Medical Center, the door is on the east side of the Shiprock Boys & Girls Club building all programs and computers offered by the Shiprock Branch Library are FREE with a valid library card!

Check the Shiprock Library Events Calendar for updates.

Story Time

Every Child Ready to Read @ your library

November 5th & 7th "Sky Color"
November 12th & 14th "There Are Cats in This Book"
November 19th & 21st " Sneeze, Big Bear, Sneeze"
November 26 "Storm Boy"

Pick up a free Navajo/English Fingerplay book beginning September 3 at the Shiprock Branch Library or download a copy.

Bring this card when visiting the library. With each visit get up to four (4) punches to earn
FREE Snacks for MOVIE DAY.



Monday and Wednesday
3:00pm – 5:00pm
You MUST have a library card in good standing.


Youth Day @ Shiprock Fair

CONGRATULATIONS TO JASON BENALLY FOR winning $100 gift card by bringing in a winning ticket from the Shiprock Fair!