Today's Features

  • What do we forbid in America? Same as they do in China: emperors.

    But in pre-Mao China, the rules were different, and the word “forbidden” meant something slightly different as well. In fact, it meant you needed the emperor’s permission.

    The Forbidden City, built in the 1400s in downtown Beijing, housed 24 Chinese emperors over 500 years, although “housed” would strike any visitor as a feeble, utterly helpless verb in the face of these surroundings.


  • If you think the kids in Los Alamos are wild now, just wait.

    The Los Alamos Youth Leadership team, A-Squad, with the drive of Keanna

    Cohen, will sponsor LAYL Wild Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in conjunction

    with the Parks and Recreation Hershey¹s Track and Field Meet.

  • Snakes alive! Otowi Station, Snake Conservation and the Bradbury Science

    Museum are collaborating for a presentation and demonstration at 1:30 p.m.

    Wednesday in the breezeway between Otowi Station and the Bradbury Science

  • Starting Wednesday, Los Alamos residents will be given some food for thought. During the Faith and Reason course, participants will have a lot to munch on.Faith and Reason, is a free, six-week course based on an encyclical by Pope John Paul II. The course will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday through May 21 at St. Thomas More Center at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.

  • National Library Week, April 13-19, is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide and the perfect time to discover how you can join the “Circle of Knowledge @ Your Library.”The Los Alamos County Libraries are celebrating National Library Week with the following events:• Fun library giveaways will be held at all service desks, courtesy of the Friends of Mesa Public Library.• Patrons may enter a drawing at the Mesa circulation desk to win prizes a

  • The public is invited to attend Michael Zenge’s benefit piano recital at 2 p.m. Sunday in Fuller Lodge. A $5 donation per adult will be appreciated. The proceeds from the concert will help the Los Alamos Music Teachers defray the cost of hosting the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico’s Conference, which will be held in November in Los Alamos.Zenge will perform Haydn’s “Sonata in A-flat, Hob. XVI/46,” “Capriccio in B minor, Op. 76, No.2,” “Intermezzo in E major, Op. 116, No. 4,” “Capriccio in D Minor, Op.

  • Creativity continuously flows in to the Art Center at Fuller Lodge with each exhibit. To ensure the artistry never stops, the Art Center is hosting registration for summer art camp.The next generation of artists can enroll in weekly classes. They can choose from half day, which run from 9 a.m.-noon or full day classes, which are held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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  • Los Alamos Public Schools fifth- and sixth-graders will be presented with an unusual opportunity: they will be encouraged to talk while class in session. Students can show off their gift of gab during the annual speech contest at 4:15 p.m. April 17 at Pion Elementary School.Rose Martin, speech contest coordinator, explained t hat before the district contest, students needs to test their skills at their schools. Each class will send representatives to the schools’ contests.