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2015 JCC Book Fest & Author Series (Posted: 09/08/2015)

Wed Oct 21 - Wed Nov 4, 2015

  • Film Presentation: Woman in Gold
  • Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate
  • Jessica Fechtor, Stir: My Broken Brain & The Meals that Brought Me Home
  • Simon Goodman, The Orpheus Clock: The Search for My Family’s Art Treasures Stolen by the Nazis
  • Hannah Nordhaus, American Ghost

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Baby Shower (Posted: 09/08/2015)

Baby showers

Expectant and new parents are invited to visit with many healthcare providers and vendors that serve families with young children from 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the new Central and Unser Library.

Refreshments, handouts and consultations with providers are free.

Participants have included Albuquerque Business Education Compact, St. Joseph Community Health, UNMH, ABQ Health Partners, March of Dimes, WIC, the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force and others.

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Book Club Bonanza 2015 (Posted: 05/08/2015)

Book Club Bonanza was a fantastic success. The space at Erna Ferguson was overflowing with enthusiastic participants. Eileen O’Connor became the archaeologist of availability as she demonstrated the truly amazing world of information accessible via the Albuquerque Public Library site.

The Gizmo Garage for those “hooked up” with their pads or phones or laptops was exceptionally informational as well. Refreshments were provided by Trader Joe’s and our thanks to them is extended. So successful was this first try that more will follow. A great handout was produced by the APFL. We are planning on updating and adding to this — as we have a grasp on how to do it, it will be done!

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Central & Unser Grand Opening this Spring (Posted: 02/11/2015)

Central & Unser tower

Follow the translucent green tower to your new city library located at 8081 Central Ave NW (on the NW corner of Central Avenue and Unser Blvd., next to the Central Unser Transit Center).

The sparkling new Central and Unser Library, which will serve a population of 40,000, is on schedule to open in the spring, thanks to the dedication of the construction staff, the architects and city staff working on the project.

Furniture arrives in February and shelving is expected in early March. Books and computers will be moved in soon after. Thirteen new staff have been hired and trained.

Donations from The Freedman Trust, The Albuquerque Library Foundation and many individuals covered almost 15 percent of construction costs. The balance was secured by Councilor Ken Sanchez from voters who approved Albuquerque's general obligation bonds and from the State and Bernalillo County.

The new library, with 25,000 square feet, is second only in size to Main, and its community meeting room capacity of 150 is second only to Main's 220 capacity.

The library also will be home to:

  • 70,000 books;
  • 40 public access computers;
  • the only separate Young Adult Room in the library system; and
  • a separate program room for children, third only to such dedicated rooms at Main and Cherry Hills.


From I-40:

  • Take exit 145, NM 345 S, onto Unser Blvd.
  • Drive southbound on Unser Blvd. for approximately 3 miles.
  • Turn right onto Central Avenue and make an immediate right.

Surface Street Directions Heading West on Central:

  • Head West on Central Avenue.
  • Drive past Unser Blvd. and make the first right.
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