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Take a Look at the 2015 Festival Schedule and the Presenters

  We’ve posted the schedule for the 2015 Southwest Festival of the Written Word. Like everything in life, it’s subject to change, but it’s a pretty true representation of what will be offered up for your enjoyment on the first weekend in October.    So take a look and startRead the Rest…


Adult Summer Reading Program? Oh my!

        AUTHOR:  LILLIAN GALLOWAY Summer reading for children and teens is a long-held tradition at the Silver City Public Library, but did you know that summer 2015 is the third time that the library is offering summer reading for adults? This is a great opportunity to readRead the Rest…


It’s Not Your Mother’s Library Anymore

AUTHOR: JEANNIE MILLER I can still feel my first library, located in the room off to the right as you entered Woman’s Club building in Safford, Arizona. Somewhat dark inside– especially when you first came in out of the bright sunshine, hardwood floors, a few free-standing stacks, and book-lined wallsRead the Rest…


Community Summer Reading and Reviews

The Silver City Public Library is offering an informal adult summer reading program.  Community members are invited to pick up a sheet of book review slips, and write a very brief review of whatever they have been reading this summer.  The Southwest Festival of the Written Word team is takingRead the Rest…


Literacy, Poverty, and Children

Nicholas Kristof, a columnist in the New York Times, writes about our society’s need to defeat poverty as a means to achieve equality of opportunity. He cites a new book, “Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance,” by Susan Neuman and Donna Celano. “Neuman and Celano focus on two Philadelphia neighborhoods in Philadelphia.Read the Rest…


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