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* Book Talk @ the Donnelly *

The Donnelly Library is excited to welcome Dr. Daniel Chadborn, Assistant Professor of Psychology, who will hold a book talk on his recently published and co-authored book Meet the Bronies: The Psychology of the Adult My Little Pony Fandom this Thursday, November 14th.  Please join us to support a Highlands professor in sharing his work with the campus and to celebrate research accomplishments here at Highlands.

Date and Time: Thursday November 14th, 4:00 PM

Location: Donnelly Library 3rd Floor and Zoom:


Donnelly Reading Group

An upcoming reading group at New Mexico Highlands will explore the interaction between and among forest and human communities.

The free book discussions are from 6 – 7 p.m. in Donnelly Library, 802 National Ave., on these dates:

  • February 26 – The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant
  • March 26 – The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate –Discoveries from A Secret World by Peter Wohlleben
  • April 23 – The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan

April Kent, a Donnelly librarian and Head of Public Services, coordinates the library’s reading groups. Kyle Rose, a Highlands University forestry professor, will lead the Forest Communities reading group.

“The reading groups are informal, and I encourage people to join the discussion whenever they can,” Kent said. “At Donnelly we offer free library cards to area residents. All the books are available at the library.”

For more information, contact April at 505-454-3139,, or visit the library.

Previous Library Events

Wednesday, October 10 at 6 p.m. join us in Donnelly Library or via ZOOM for a panel discussion on the Spanish-Language Press in New Mexico.

To join the ZOOM session, use the following link URL:

October 19 at 2:00:  Chocolate Tasting Fundraiser

Entering Magical Worlds: A Reading and Discussion Group

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

September 27, 2018 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
October 25, 2018 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
November 29, 2018 Coraline by Neil Gaiman

All discussions will begin at 12:00 pm (noon) in Donnelly Library at 802 National Ave. Copies of the books are available from Donnelly Library. Donna Woodford-Gormley,  professor of English at Highlands University, will lead a discussion of the book at each session. The book group participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch to the discussion. Donnelly Library will provide tea and dessert.

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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.

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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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