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Fall 2017 

All events are free and open to the public.

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Upcoming Library Events

Social Mobility in the 21st Century: A Reading and Discussion Group

Join us @ Donnelly Library for a reading and discussion series led by local scholar Rebecca Álvarez. This reading group will feature lively discussion of notable and award winning books.

February 27, 2018 Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
March 27, 2018 Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
April 24, 2018 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

All discussions will begin at 6:00 pm in Donnelly Library at 802 National Ave. Copies of the books are available from Donnelly Library. Rebecca Álvarez, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice, at Highlands University, will lead a discussion of the book at each session.

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For more information and to register for the reading program stop by the library, call 505-454-3139, or e-mail This program is free and open to the public.

Read more about the books and the reading group here.

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October 12 – November 21, 2017
Opening Reception
Thursday, October 12, 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
with performance and lecture at 6:00 P.M.

Homecoming Activities in the Library

Join us Thursday at 2:00 for the re-dedication of the art niche, gift of the Class of 1966. We’ll also have cake to celebrate the library’s 50th birthday!

We invite all past and present library work studies to our open house, Friday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Come share your memories of working in the library.

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