"Essential Oils For Women's Health"

  • "Essential Oils for Women's Health", a FREE class presented by Tarin Giacomo, will be held at the library on Saturday, October 14th, at 2:00 p.m. Learn how to support balanced hormone levels, healthy immunity, a restful night's sleep and more using natural essential oils. We look forward to seeing you!
  • Crafts With Nikkie, a new children's program, will be held on Thursday, August 17th at 4:00 p.m. in the meeting room. Come and make a beaded necklace!
  • The library has a new AWE Literacy Station geared for children aged 2 to 8 years old. (See post.)
  • Book signing for author of "The Adventures of Stinkerpup" Isis Grayling on Saturday, June 3, from 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Summer Story Hour "Make A Better World" is coming! Beginning Wednesday, June 14th, this seven week program will continue every Wednesday from 10 - 11 a.m. through July 26th. (See post.)
  • The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library Board will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the library.
  • Are you interested in joining a new Writer's Group? Meetings held on Fridays, at 10:00 a.m. This is for any writer who wishes to meet with other writers. Beginners, experienced, published, unpublished, writers of fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, bloggers - all are welcome.
  • Preschool Story Hour is conducted every Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. We read books to the children and there is a project every week. It's never too soon to introduce your children to the library!
  • Schedule a meeting at the library. Call 445-9711 to get on the calendar in advance. The library stays open until 6:00 P.M., Monday - Saturday, except for Thursday, when it stays open until 9:00 P.M.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Museum of New Mexico, Office of Archaeological Studies to visit Arthur Johnson Memorial Library

Hands-on Archaeology of New Mexico Exhibit Friday, December 5, 2008 at 1:00 pm and December 6th 10:00 am till close.

This is an opportunity for people of all ages to experience a wide range of artifacts from New Mexico’s rich cultural heritage.

The Society for American Archaeology defines archaeology as the systematic study of human cultures through material remains. The archaeological challenge is to learn about the past through the study of artifacts and the places people lived. The ever growing New Mexico archaeological record currently is represented by nearly 160,000 officially recorded sites These sites include 12,000 year old Clovis spear points left behind by the earliest Pleistocene big game hunters, 3000 year old Archaic rockshelters bearing witness to the initial tentative experiments with agriculture, sherds of the first pottery made 2000 years ago by the ancestors of Pueblo Indians, the religious monuments of Chaco Canyon, fragments of chain-mail armor form the Spanish Entrada, and the litter of bottles and cans that accumulated along the Santa Fe Trail since its opening in the 1820s. Come learn about a wide range of artifacts from these time periods at this hands-on exhibit. Experience how Native Americans made and used yucca cordage, stayed warm with turkey-feather blankets, and how the atl-atl was used by ancient hunters. This is also an opportunity to bring in your curious artifacts from the past and have an archaeologist help you with their identification and use.




Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween Give Away Winners 2008

The Adult Crazy Corn Give Away contained 683 candies and was won by Jana Floersheim with a guess of 681.

The Children's Bubble Gum Give contained 174 candies and was won by Antonia Lopez with a guess of 175.

Congratulations to the AJML Give Away Winners.

Halloween 2008


The Pre-K Halloween party was held on October 31, 2008. The staff of AJML would like to thank the children and their parents for attending. We also hope that you had a safe and fun Halloween.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Newest Havill Mystery Book Signing to be held in November

Steven Havill will be at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library on November 15, 2008, from 1-3:00 pm to sign the newest installment in the Posadas County Mysteries.

The Fourth Time Is Murder finds protagonist Estelle Reyes-Guzman, undersheriff of Posadas County, New Mexico, deluged with challenges. First, a prominent woman reporter from a national magazine wants to come to Posadas County and do a probing story on the Sheriff's Department and Estelle in general, and Estelle's precocious 7 year-old son in particular. Then, officers find a crashed package delivery truck up on Regal Pass with the driver lying dead among the rocks. Evidence soon shows that the driver didn't die from the crash...he drowned when the contents of a can of beer was poured down his throat.
Faced with a grizzly murder, Estelle doesn't need more distractions. But when a deputy fumbles his handgun and the accidental discharge sends civilians diving for cover, her long week is just beginning.
The Fourth Time Is Murder, the sixth title in the Posadas Series, and the 15th featuring Estelle and former sheriff Bill Gastner, explores several contemporary issues involving the complicated life along the New Mexico-Mexico border.

Don't forget to stop by on November 15, 2008 and pick up your autographed copy.

AJML Staff

Friday, October 17, 2008

Video Games Now Available at AJML

Video Games are a new feature added this week for the public to check out at the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library. We currently have Playstation 1 and 2 games. Our collection will grow in the following weeks to include game disks for Wii. Look to the column at the right for New Games at the library to see a current list which will be updated when new games arrive. Come by and checkout a game today.


Thank you,
AJML Staff


If you would like to donate your old Playstation or Wii games we would be glad to accept those donations.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

EarthScope Program A Great Success



The EarthScope program, held at the library on Thursday, August 14, 2008, was enjoyed by 43 people. Sponsored by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and the New Mexico State Library, "Taking the Earth's Pulse" was presented by vulcanologist Jayne C Aubele and geologist Leo Sandoval. EarthScope is a decade-long national geoscience program that collects data form several multi-disciplinary observatories. A DVD presentation, Power Point presentation, posters, and interactive activities held everyone's interest. The geoscience of New Mexico is a fascinating subject and includes everything from volcanoes to earthquakes. A question and answer period followed the presentations. K-Bob's provided an excellent refreshment table. Those who attended were able to sign up for posters that will be provided by the sponsors of the program. The library and all the interested attendees are very grateful to the sponsors, the EarthScope program and the presenters for providing a top notch program for our community. Special thanks go to coordinator Carolyn Gregory for making it easy to host this program.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Summer Story Hour Reading Log Winners

Pre-K = Sarah Warder

1st & 2nd = Lindsey Emiro

3rd & 4th = Natasha Ortega

5th & 6th = Cierra Brooks

Congratulations for your hard work, keep on reading.

Summer Story Hour Door Prize Winners

The following attended the mini carnival on July 30, 2008 and won at the drawing:

Shaya Candelario - Inflatable Chair

Matias Samora - Inflatable Chair

Sarah Warder - Cow Bank

Tristin - Inflatable Chair

Petey Montya - Inflatable Chair

Matthew Quartieri - Piggy Bank

Joe - Quarter Horse Bank

If you left before the drawing please come and pick up your prize at the front desk.

Thank you for participating,
AJML Staff

Summer Story Hour Ends

"A Carnival of Books" ended this year with a mini carnival held on July 30, 2008 that was attended by 92 people. We had the most fun watching the kids enjoy the games and prizes.

The Arthur Johnson Memorial Library Staff would like to thank all the children and their parents for making this another great year for our summer program.

We hope to see you all again next year. Reading is fun.

Thanks Again,
AJML Staff


Monday, June 2, 2008

It is official!!!



It is official. The Library opened to the public on Monday, June 2, 2008. Jason Albano was the first patron of the day. Thanks to Jason and all our other patrons who made our first Monday back a great start to our summer.

AJML Staff

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Workshop for Fiction Writters Comes to End

Thursday March 20, 2008 was the end of the first workshop given by Steven Havill. It was a great pleasure in having Mr. Havill host this exciting Workshop for Fiction Writers. Not only did he inspire the group, he made the class fun and interesting.


Arthur Johnson Memorial Library would like to thank all the participants that attended the workshop. This class uncovered a lot of hidden talent from the Raton and Trinidad area. I personally can’t wait to read their completed works and hopefully one day display that work here in our library.


Due to the success of the first workshop, Mr. Havill has agreed to host at least two more workshops, one to begin on April 17, 2008 for fiction writers. Sign up begins on Tuesday, March 25, 2008. The second will be held some time in August for advanced fiction writers and will be open to those who have completed a previous workshop held by Mr. Havill. Official date for this workshop will be announced at a later date.




Wednesday, March 5, 2008

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS March 9, 2008

“The Appeal”
by John Grisham

“Strangers In Death”
by J.D. Robb

“7th Heaven”
by James Patterson

“Duma Key”
by Stephen King

“A Thousand Splendid Suns”
by Khaled Hosseini

“World Without End”
by Ken Follett

“Stranger In Paradise”
by Robert B. Parker

“The First Patient”
by Michael Palmer

“Plum Lucky”
by Janet Evanovich

“Sizzle and Burn”
by Jayne Ann Krentz

“The Pillars of the Earth”
by Ken Follett

“The Other Boleyn Girl”
by Phillippa Gregory

“The Boleyn Inheritance”
by Phillippa Gregory

“Nineteen Minutes”
by Jodi Picoult


“Water For Elephants”
by Sara Gruen

“The Kite Runner”
by Khaled Hosseini

“Atonement”
by Ian McEwan

“The 6th Target”
by James Patterson

“The Memory Keeper’s Daughter”
by Kim Edwards

“The Alchemist”
by Paul Coelho

“The Road”
by Cormac McCarthy

“No Country For Old Men”
by Cormac McCarthy

“Body Surfing”
by Anita Shreve

“Love In The Time Of Cholera”
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Sisters”
by Danielle Steel

“Whitethorn Woods”
by Maeve Binchy

“White Lies”
by Jayne Ann Krentz

“The Quest”
by Wilbur Smith

“Daddy’s Girl”
by Lisa Scottoline


“White Knights”
by Jim Butcher

“Eat, Pray, Love”
by Elizabeth Gilbert

“The Audacity of Hope”
by Barack Obama

“Dreams From My Father”
by Barack Obama

“The Innocent Man”
by John Grisham

“Into the Wild”
by Jon Krakauer

“The Tipping Point”
by Malcolm Gladwell

“Blink”
by Malcolm Gladwell

“The God Delusion”
by Richard Dawkins

“John Adams”
by David McCullough

“The World is Flat” (Audio only)
by Thomas L. Friedman

“The Secret”
by Rhonda Byrne

“Women and Money”
by Suze Orman

“The Third Jesus”
by Deepak Chopra

“The Dangerous Book For Boys”
by Conn Iggulden


“A New Earth”
by Eckhart Tolle

“The Power of Now”
by Eckhart Tolle

“What To Expect When You’re Expecting”
by Heidi Murkoff

“You Can Heal Your Life”
by Louise Hay

“Rich Dad, Poor Dad”
by Robert T. Kiyosaki

“The Purpose-Driven Live”
by Rick Warren

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Workshop News.

The Workshop Just For Fiction Writers, hosted by Steven Havill, is now full. We can no longer accept anyone else for this workshop and there is no alternative attendance list available due to the pace and requirements of the workshop.

If you are interested in attending a workshop in the future please contact us. If there are enough interested people Mr. Havill might host this workshop again.

AJML Staff