Big Read Events

Monday, October 11, 2021
2:00 PM at Albert Johnson Park
Big Read Kickoff
An opening ceremony featuring welcome and friendship dances by the Piro Dancers and storytelling by Alex Mares and Dr. Don Peppion.

Friday, October 15, 2021
2:00 PM in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library
Book Discussion
Book discussion on An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo.
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Saturday, October 16, 2021
3:00 PM in the Computer Training Classroom of Branigan Library
Indigenous Storytelling
Program for teens on Indigenous storytelling, provided by NMSU MFA student Chad Valdez.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021
4:00 PM in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library
Book Discussion
Storytime and Book Discussion of We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom.
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Friday, October 22, 2021
5:30 PM in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library
Gather Film Screening and Discussion
Film screening of the documentary Gather and a group discussion.

Saturday, October 23, 2021
1:00 PM at the Branigan Cultural Center
Book Discussion
Book discussion on An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo.
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Saturday, October 23, 2021
3:00 PM in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library
Celebrating Indigenous Cuisine
A talk by Indigenous Food Journalist Andi Murphy on contemporary Indigenous cuisine and food sovereignty.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
6:00 PM in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library
Book Discussion
Book discussion of The Removed by local author Brandon Hobson.
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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
6:00 PM in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library
Book Discussion
Book discussion of An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo.
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Friday, October 29, 2021
5:00 PM on Zoom
Book Discussion
Teen Book Discussion of Walking in Two Worlds by Wab Kinew.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
6:00 PM on Zoom
Book Discussion
Book discussion of An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo.
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Saturday, November 6, 2021
1:00 PM at the Branigan Cultural Center
Teen Poetry Workshop
Teen poetry workshop with local poet Gris Munoz.
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Monday, November 8, 2021
1:00 PM in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library
Book Discussion
Book discussion of An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
6:00 PM in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library
Brandon Hobson Book Reading
Book Reading and Q and A with The Removed author and NMSU professor Brandon Hobson.

Friday, November 12, 2021
5:30 PM in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library
Trauma Rocks and Seeds of Resiliency
Presentation and workshop on intergenerational trauma and healing by Tewa Women United.
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Saturday, November 13, 2021
5:00 PM at the Rio Grande Theater
Poetry Reading by Joy Harjo

Poetry reading and book signing by US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.
For tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/195221461647