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  1. Arrow to the Sun/Flecha al Sol: Bilingual Storytime

    August 9, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Meeting ID 850 7018 1427

    Silver City Public Library’s Public Service Manager Javier Marrufo (reading in English), and Children and Young Adult Librarian MJ Medel (reading in Spanish), will read Arrow to the Sun/Flecha al Sol, by Gerald McDermott. The book won the 1975 Caldecott Medal for illustration and is a retelling of an Acoma Pueblo tale, in which a mysterious boy seeks his father. Register and attend the webinar on the Museum website, at, or download Zoom ahead of time and use Meeting ID 850 7018 1427.

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  2. Calling the Doves/El Canto de Las Palomas: Bilingual Storytime

    August 23, 2020, 7:00 PM @

    Museum volunteers and former board members Phyllis McQuaide (reading in English) and Raul Turrieta (who is also the Grant County Assessor and reading in Spanish) will read Calling the Doves/El Canto de las Palomas, a rich, personal narrative by Juan Felipe Herrera about growing up as a migrant farmworker. Register and attend the webinar at or download Zoom ahead of time and use Meeting 818 9927 0071.

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  3. Jaime Crow in New Mexico: Mexicans and Whites in Grant County since 1870, with Dr. Stephen Fox

    August 29, 2020, 11:00 AM @

    Historian Stephen Fox will explore the regime of Anglo-Hispanic segregation in Southwest New Mexico, known as “Jaime Crow” and based on systems of white supremacy imported from the Jim Crow South. In Silver City, the relative equality and fairness of its pioneer days yielded after 1900 to novel separations and mistreatments. Complete Jaime Crow conditions came to Grant County from the outsiders who ran the mining towns of Santa Rita and Hurley, notably one who had spent a decade in the South and installed many of its segregationist practices. Stephen Fox was born in Boston and attended college in western Massachusetts, and grad school in Rhode Island. He graduated from Williams College in 1966 and earned his PhD in US history at Brown University in 1971. He published seven books between 1970 and 2007. Steve and his wife moved to Silver City in 2008. His article on that he history of discrimination against Hispanics in Grant County was the New Mexico Historical Review.

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