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  • Library patrons might be familiar with all the books, DVDs, CDs and other materials available to check out, but both county libraries also offer a full slate of programs for all ages.
    Starting in January, a new round of the AuthorSpeaks Series and Mesa Public Library Free Film series kick off and other series continue with new lineups.

  • The Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Editor’s note: This story and the following story are part of a series introducing the characters featured in Agatha Christie’s “Go Back For Murder” production at Los Alamos Little Theater.

    Los Alamos Little Theatre’s “Go Back For Murder” is more than an Agatha Christie novel, it consists of interesting and intriguing characters. It is my job as the narrator, Hercule Poirot, to introduce you to the suspects — I mean characters — who make up this play.

  • My name is Carla and I am Caroline’s daughter. My mother is now gone, but I have proof of her innocence. I have a letter that she wrote telling me so and my mother has never lied to me. I will figure out who killed that painter, if it’s the last thing I do.

  • Thanks for a successful fair

    The hard work of many dedicated volunteers resulted in a successful Northern New Mexico Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. In addition to the Los Alamos Arts Council, the fair benefited from the efforts of RSVP members who posted flyers around Los Alamos before the fair and the Fabulous 50s Café that provided the food and beverages for the event.

  • Did you know that there’s a class action lawsuit by parents suing McDonald’s because their Happy Meals, which include toys, are addicting to their children?
    Today we’ll look at the negative and positive aspects of people and how you can make a difference.
    Hey folks, if your seven year old has the power over you and their “addiction” to Happy Meals has you driving to McDonald’s on demand, let me offer you some advice.

  • Symetra Financial recognized Whitney Pomeroy, an English teacher at Los Alamos High School, as a “Top Teacher” recently. Los Alamos High School Principal Sandra Warnock presented the award during Pomeroy’s School of Choice English class.
    In addition to the award, Pomeroy received a $1,000 donation from Symetra for classroom books and supplies. She was one of five teachers from across the nation selected by Symetra for this prestigious award. Symetra seeks to honor teachers who go above and beyond in preparing children for the future.

  • The time of year has come again to identify those people in the Los Alamos community that make a difference, every day.
    The second annual Community Asset Awards, coordinated by Assets In Action with the help of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, have plans underway to celebrate the community heroes for 2010.
    The project seeks to recognize community contributions through the efforts of youth, adults, senior citizens, businesses, clubs and organizations.

  • The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Every cat is only $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • SANTA FE — The longest running citizen science survey in the world, Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count started last week throughout North America, including
    35 cities and towns around New Mexico.
    Thousands of volunteers will add a new layer to over a century of bird population information as they tally bird numbers through Jan. 5.

  • Parents looking for fun and affordable child care while they tackle holiday shopping can take advantage of Kidz Night at the Y. Parents can drop, shop and dine from 4-9 p.m. Saturday. Kidz Night is for ages four months through sixth grade. The cost is $5 per child for Y members and $10 per child for non-members for all five hours.

  • The public is invited to attend a program of Christmas music presented by the students of Lynn Lamb at 2 p.m. Sunda  in Fuller Lodge.  
    Past students Catherine Chen, Jennifer Kwon, Lawrence Cai and Connie Gao are home from college and will perform duets with their siblings and friends for even more holiday cheer.

  • Spring Semester 2011 is a time for the newly rejuvenated Theatre and Music programs at UNM-Los Alamos. Professor Todd LaTourrette will instruct Acting I from 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesday; Singing for Actors from 1-2:40 p.m. Monday; Voice and Movement from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday; and Rock Music Appreciation from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Classes can be taken for a grade or as credit or no credit.

  • Find the newest, coziest nook to read, research, or just daydream at Mesa Public Library.
    The Southwest Room in the east wing, housing books, magazines and reference materials related to the region, was officially dedicated at 1 p.m. today.
    The room, comprised of bookshelf walls and catalog computer, is decorated with Southwestern-style furniture and art.
    The shelving, relocation of the collection and furnishings were funded with the support of the Friends of Mesa Public Library. Community donors provided decorations.

  • American Southwest Theater Company at NMSE Theater Arts presented Tom Smith’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” at the Hershel Zohn Theatre on the NMSU campus.
    “A Christmas Carol” follows the life of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey to redemption through the guidance of four ghosts. This production features original songs and choreography in addition to a large cast of NMSU students and community members.

  • Key Club seeks donations
    The Los Alamos High School Key Club is collecting $1 donations to mail shoes to foreign countries, which will help children receive an education and cut down on disease. High school student Anna Carroll is working to change the world with the help of the schools, community and the Kiwanis club. To donate $1, visit any school site, Curves, LA Fitness, Otowi Station or Smith’s Food and Drug Center, or contact Carroll at 505-412-0228 or annacarroll12@gmail.com.

  • New production features modern twist on a classic Dance Arts Los Alamos kicked off the holiday season with three performances of the “Nutcracker,” — but why stop there?  On Wednesday, DALA will again take to the stage at Duane Smith Auditorium in their production of “Nuts, Crackers and Sweets,” a funky version of the “Nutcracker” for all ages.

  • The Airbender Team from Los Alamos Youth Leadership, which is sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Los Alamos National Bank, and operated by the YMCA, participated in a team-wide Adopt-A-Family event yesterday.  The Airbender Team went shopping for “mom” at CB Fox. The funds used to purchase items for the Adopt-A-Family were raised by LAYL. Pictured from left to right, Janali Gustafson, Katherine Joseph, Kayla Suazo, Erin Burr and Shannon Blair.

     

  • Life doesn’t get much better than when adults help a student put a plan into action. The Los Alamos Kiwanis club has done just that.
    Los Alamos High School student Anna Carroll stepped up to the plate without her shoes last week, as she launched a community-wide shoe
    drive to help change the world.
    Carroll, along with fellow LAHS Key Club students, has partnered with Think Kindness and Soles4Souls, to conduct shoe drives throughout the school district and in the community.