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Join in on Libraries Rock! painting project

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The Summer Reading Program is just a few weeks away and we’re inviting everyone to come in on Saturday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m. to contribute to the Libraries Rock! Collaborative Art Project. Open to all ages, we’ll provide CDs and art supplies to write or paint on about why libraries rock, whichwill then be displayed in the windows of the prize room all throughout the summer.

On Sunday, May 2 at 2:30 p.m. the New Mexico Humanities Council will be presenting a special musical performance by Cipriano Vigil featuring ritual and traditional folk music of Northern New Mexico. Open to all ages, free to attend and perfect for a family outing!

Starting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, Goodwill will be hosting a job panel featuring employers from various local businesses that will be available to answer questions, give advice and provide the opportunity to network towards a new career. Bring a resume and dress for success! This is a come and go event, no registration required.

To prepare for the upcoming Summer Reading festivities, Story Time will be on hiatus through the end of May. The Summer Reading Program will begin on June 1 and should be well worth the wait! For more information you can call 575-622-7101, visit 301 N. Pennsylvania or visit the website at roswell-nm.gov/405/.

Book Talk by Debra Thomas
Technical Services Supervisor

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