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Hot Reads for Chile Nights

Thursday, January 31, 2019
All Locations
Winter is a great time to get cozy with a book! Adults may submit book reviews at either library or online, and we'll enter your name into weekly drawings for gift certificates for Hot Tamales restaurant. You'll also receive participation treats when you turn in your book reviews in person. This winter reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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Rita Noe - Digital Art Photography

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Loma Colorado Main Library
Rita J. Noe brings fine art photography to the next level through her prolific production of original digital art. Don’t miss this original exhibit full of color and expression!
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Up on the Walls: Jeff Potter

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Esther Bone Library
Delight in this retrospective show that depicts the artist's love of his native New Mexico and other Southwestern states.  This exhibition honors Jeff Potter's distinguished life as an accomplished artist, scientist and community leader.  Jeff continued to create new artwork until weeks before his death in December 2015.
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February Exhibit - NM African American Artists' Guild

Saturday, February 09, 2019
Loma Colorado Main Library
The New Mexico African American Artists' Guild displays a bold exhibit of fascinating new works celebrating the artistic riches of the African diaspora.
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Adult Coloring Contest

Saturday, February 09, 2019
Loma Colorado Main Library
If you are 18 or over, try your hand at our coloring contest.  All entrants will color the same picture, then the entries will be judged.  The winner will get a movie theater gift card.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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Up on the Walls: Judy Deater

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Esther Bone Library
Take pleasure in the beautiful photography of nature and cranes.
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Adult Coloring Contest

Saturday, February 16, 2019
Loma Colorado Main Library
If you are 18 or over, try your hand at our coloring contest.  All entrants will color the same picture, then the entries will be judged.  The winner will get a movie theater gift card.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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February Exhibit - NM African American Artists' Guild

Saturday, February 16, 2019
Loma Colorado Main Library
The New Mexico African American Artists' Guild displays a bold exhibit of fascinating new works celebrating the artistic riches of the African diaspora.
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Jiggle & Jam @ Esther Bone

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Esther Bone Library
Program Room
Enjoy songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, increase independence, and enhance language ability in your child. These are essential to learning and development, not to mention fun. We'll use shakers, beanbags, streamers, and other items to move to the music and keep the beat! For ages 0-5 with parents/caregivers. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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Jiggle & Jam @ Esther Bone

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Esther Bone Library
Program Room
Enjoy songs and movement activities that build motor and social skills, increase independence, and enhance language ability in your child. These are essential to learning and development, not to mention fun. We'll use shakers, beanbags, streamers, and other items to move to the music and keep the beat! For ages 0-5 with parents/caregivers. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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READ to the Dogs @ Esther Bone

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Esther Bone Library
Read to the best audience ever: dogs! Children who are not yet reading can listen while they visit with the dogs. Please register upon arrival.
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Registration is open

Craft Club @ Esther Bone

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Esther Bone Library
Program Room
Make a craft using recycled gift cards. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho.
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Lego Club:

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Loma Colorado Main Library
Auditorium
Join fellow Lego fans every third Saturday to build on a theme. This program is open to all ages and all materials are provided.
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Knit Clique

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Esther Bone Library
A multi-generational knitting club for beginning and experienced knitters in grades 5 and up. Hear a good yarn, too! Beginners bring US size 7 needles and a skein of 4-ply 3-oz. acrylic yarn.
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Sensory Friendly Evening

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Loma Colorado Main Library
Enjoy a sensory friendly visit to the library. Activities, quiet areas and trained staff will be on hand.
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Late Opening

12:00 PM - 12:01 PM
All Locations
Both Rio Rancho Public Libraries will open at noon on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, due to staff training.
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Teen Advisory Group

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Loma Colorado Main Library
Conference Room

Teens are invited to be part of TAG, the Teen Advisory Group of the Rio Rancho Public Library. This is your chance to help plan programs for teens and recommend books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, and other materials. TAG is open to all teens ages 13 and up.

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Dungeons & Dragons

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Loma Colorado Main Library
Auditorium
Are you looking for a new D&D group? Have you always wanted to learn how to play? Meet other players and join the new library D&D group. This program is for those in their late teens to late 20's. For more information call (505)891-5013 ext 3042.
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Blood Pressure Screening

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Loma Colorado Main Library
Various Location(s)
Are you concerned about your blood pressure?  Have it checked for free at the library!  This service is provided by an instructor and students from Pima Medical Institute.
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Anatomy of a High Conversion Website - A WESST Small Business Workshop

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Loma Colorado Main Library
Auditorium
In this dynamic workshop you will learn the core elements of website building, how to create your unique value proposition, how to make clients prefer you over your competitors, and how to make your website a profitable lead generation machine.
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Star Wars Fest 7

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Loma Colorado Main Library
Star Wars Fest is back again for year 7! This year enjoy old favorites along with new and exciting activities. The 501st costumed characters will be on hand throughout the event to take pictures with you and the Cantina will be open and serving treats. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho. For more information call (505)891-5013.
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Toddler Time

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Loma Colorado Main Library
Children's Program Room
Stories, singing, fingerplays,and free plays in a safe, fun-filled setting; designed especially for older babies from 18 to 36 months and their caregivers (no older siblings please).
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CoderDojo

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Jiggle and Jam

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Loma Colorado Main Library
Auditorium

Music ignites all areas of child development; it helps the body and mind work together. Experiencing music literacy together will help your children learn the sounds and meanings of words, while dancing builds motor and social skills. For ages 0-5 with adult caregiver.

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