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Reading and Book Signing with Katherine E. Standefer

Rachel Exposito
August 11, 2021

Friday, August 13 at 5:00 pm join us in the park behind the library for a reading from the critically acclaimed debut memoir, Lightning Flowers, by New Mexico author, Katherine E. Standefer. Book sales and book signing will follow as well as a gathering at Blue Heron Brewery.

For more information visit http://www.katherinestandefer.com/ and https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/katherine-e-standefer/lightning-flowers/

This event is a part of a monthly series of presentations from local authors at the library including:

Saturday, September 11 at 12 noon: Overturned Bucket by Rose Spader

Saturday, October 2 at 12 noon: The Ecology of Herbal Medicine: a Guide to Plants and Living Landscapes of the American Southwest by Dana Saville

Reading and Book Signing with Katherine E. Standefer

We're Hiring!

Rachel Exposito
August 11, 2021

Work for the Embudo Valley Library!  We are currently seeking applications for two part-time positions: an afterschool program coordinator and an afterschool program assistant. Positions are open until filled, but we are looking to fill them very quickly. Additional information, including how to apply, can be found by clicking the links below.

Afterschool Program Coordinator

Afterschool Program Assistant

Application (for Afterschool Program Assistant position only) This application can also be picked up at the library.

We're Hiring!

Proposed Master Plan Designs (plus the community center and stage designs)

Rachel Exposito
July 22, 2021

Dear friends and neighbors,

We would love to hear from you!

The library is currently developing a master plan that will guide the future development of its buildings and grounds.  We are seeking community and stakeholder input.

The property and the master plan includes the library building, the building that houses La Segunda Secondhand Store and KLDK radio station, the Dixon Cooperative Market, and the area behind these buildings which includes the park/orchard and the garage/book sale building.

This proposed master plan was developed by Thomas Cordova of Teca Architects in collaboration with library staff, the Library Board, and key stakeholders including the Santa Rosa Fiesta Committee, the Carnelian Center, the Dixon Co-op management and Board, and the Embudo Valley Tutoring Association.  Revisions were made following an in-person general community meeting in June 2021 at the library.

Key goals of the plan include:

  • Support the development of increased outdoor programming for all ages, but especially for youth,
  • Make the area safer and more inviting for pedestrians (less car traffic, more foot traffic), and
  • Align with and support the library's mission to build community by providing educational, cultural, recreational resources for area residents, and formal and informal public gathering space for meetings and resolana.

Please keep in mind that the Master Plan is a long-term plan. Elements of the plan will be implemented as funding allows.

To give feedback:

  1. Please review the two proposed Master Plan designs linked to below.  (Note that there are two files associated with the Master Plan, one that shows the park during fiestas, one that shows the park at all other times.)
  2. Complete this short survey.

Prefer to do this another way? You can also stop by the library to see the documents in person and complete a paper survey, email the library at librarian@embudovalleylibrary.org, or call us: (505) 579-9181 (Mon-Fri 11-6, Sat 11-5).

Additionally, the a basic proposed design for the community center and stage is also attached. The development of the community center and stage is currently partially funded and a high priority. This is the first project of the Master Plan that will be implemented.

Master Plan Proposed Design During Fiestas

Master Plan Proposed Design During Non-Fiesta Times

Community Center and Stage Proposed Design

Thank you all for sharing your valuable time and perspectives!

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Proposed Master Plan Designs (plus the community center and stage designs)

Community Meeting

Rachel Exposito
May 27, 2021


The previous master plan can be viewed here, if desired. A print copy is also available for reviewing at the library.

The Embudo Valley Library and Community Center conducted three park surveys in fall 2019 to help plan improvements to library grounds. See the survey results here. A print copy is available at the library as well.

Community Meeting

Dottie

Rachel Exposito
March 29, 2021

An enormous thank you to the Montoya family, filmmaker Dandan Liu, and all of the friends and community members in attendance for a remarkable evening! The film is posted here with permission from Dandan for those who did not have the opportunity to attend and for those who would like to watch the film again. If you would like to learn more about the amazing life and legacy of Dottie Montoya, please read her obituary. Please enjoy!

Dottie