Tuesday, March 27, 2007

CQL Adds New J-Book Series

BISBEE, AZ - The Copper Queen Library recently enriched its children's collections
by adding several new multi-title series to the Juvenile Collection:

Action for the Environment Series
Bedford, Deborah. Garbage disposal
Bellamy, Rufus. Clean air
Bellamy, Rufus. Protecting habitats
Bellamy, Rufus. Saving wildlife
Bellamy, Rufus. Food for all
Gilpin, Daniel. Transportation solutions
Oxlade, Chris. Energy supplies
Welton, Jude. Water supplies

Arts and Crafts of the Ancient World Series
Morris, Ting. Native Americans
Morris, Ting. Ancient China
Morris, Ting. Aztecs and Maya

ArtVenture! Series
Civardi, Anne. Sculpture: Three dimensions in art
Civardi, Anne. Action! Movement in art

Thomson, Leo. Sense of place: Landscapes
Thomson, Ruth. Look at me: Self-portraits

Campaigns for Change Series
Connolly, Sean. Religious freedom
Connolly, Sean. Gender equality
Connolly, Sean. Racial and ethnic equality
Connolly, Sean. Safeguarding the environment
Connolly, Sean. Rights at work
Connolly, Sean. Right to vote

Design & Make Series
Greathead, Helen. Clothes and shoes
Greathead, Helen. Cards
Greathead, Helen. Toys that move
Hodge, Susie. Puppets
Hodge, Susie. Picture frames
Hodge, Susie. Masks

Energy Sources Series
Morris, Neil. Nuclear power
Morris, Neil. Fossil fuels
Morris, Neil. Geothermal power
Morris, Neil. Biomass power
Morris, Neil. Solar power
Morris, Neil. Wind power

Morris, Neil. Water power

Food Chains in Action Series
Butterfield, Moira. Who eats who in grasslands?
Butterfield, Moira. Who eats who at the seashore?
Campbell, Andrew. Who eats who in rivers and lakes?
Campbell, Andrew. Who eats who in the desert?
Sneddon, Robert. Who eats who in the rainforest?
Sneddon, Robert. Who eats who in city habitats?

Making Sense of Science Series
Riley, Peter. Life on Earth
Riley, Peter. Forces and movement
Riley, Peter. The human body
Riley, Peter. The Earth and space
Riley, Peter. Sound and vibrations

Rich & Poor Series
Dargie, Richard. Mesopotamia (Iraq) in ancient times
Dargie, Richard. Ancient Rome
Hibbert, Clare. Ancient Egypt

Ross, Stewart. Ancient Greece

New Books & Films Added to Southwest Collection

BISBEE, AZ – The Copper Queen Library recently expanded its Southwest Collection with the acquisition of the following titles in print and film:

Abbey, Edward. Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and salvos from an American iconoclast
Ball, Eve. Indeh, an Apache odyssey
Biography: Annie Oakley (DVD)
Biography: Jesse James (DVD)
Biography: The Earp brothers: Lawmen of the West (DVD)
Biography: Pancho Villa (DVD)
Bauver, Robert. Navajo and Pueblo earrings, 1850-1945: Collected by Robert V. Gallegos
Black Indians: An American story (DVD)
Blomquist, William A. Common waters, diverging streams: linking institutions to

water management in Arizona, California, and Colorado
Broyles, Bill. Desert babies A-Z
Broyles, Bill. Sunshot: Peril and wonder in the Gran Desierto
Cheek, Larry. Kokopelli
Corman, Troy E. The Arizona breeding bird atlas
Farnsworth, Janet. Rock art along the way
500 Nations (DVD)
Glover, Thomas E. The Lost Dutchman mine of Jacob Waltz
The Gold rush (DVD)
Grubbs, Bruce. Desert sense: Camping, hiking & biking in hot, dry climates
Guillory, Renee. Best hikes with dogs: Arizona
Hayes, Allan. The desert Southwest: Four thousand years of life and art
Hunt, Norman. The killing of Chester Bartell
Hunter, Linda Mason. Southwest style: A home-lover's guide to architecture and

Irish, Mary. Perennials for the Southwest: Plants that flourish in arid gardens
Kane, Charles W. Herbal medicine of the American Southwest: A guide to the

medicinal and edible plants of the Southwestern United States
Kaufman, Lynn. Roadrunners
Ken Burns Presents: The West (DVD)
Lowell, Susan. Cactus flowers
Manaster, Jane. Javelinas
Marshall, Ann. Home: Native people in the Southwest
Mojados through the night (DVD)
Morelli, Laura. Made in the Southwest: A shopper's guide to the region's best

Hispanic, Native American, and Western craft traditions
Morgan, Lee. The reaper's line: Life and death on the Mexican border
The orphan trains (DVD)
The real cowboy: Portrait of an American icon (DVD)
Rich, Jeffrey. Baby birds
Roberts, Gary L. Doc Holliday: The life and legend
Rohn, Arthur. Puebloan ruins of the Southwest
Silas, Anna. Journey to Hopi land
Townsend, Richard F. Casas Grandes in the art of the ancient Southwest
They came for good: A history of the Jews in the United States (v. 1-2) (DVD)
Transcontinental railroad (DVD)
Wagner, Rich. Tread lightly: Venomous and poisonous animals of the Southwest
Whitlock, Flint. Distant bugles, distant drums: The Union response to the

Confederate invasion of New Mexico

Library Sponsors Free Environmental Events

BISBEE, AZ – In conjunction with “World Habitat Awareness Month,” which culminates in April’s annual Earth Day celebration (April 28), the Copper Queen Library will present free films, lectures, and workshops throughout the month on subjects related to environmental education.

Programming kicks off on April 2 at 5:30pm with a screening of The Future of Food, the first of five environmental films scheduled in the “Monday Night ‘Did You Know…?’ Documentary Film Series.” Other films include An Inconvenient Truth (April 9), Straw Bale Construction: The Elegant Solution (April 16), Winged Migration (April 23), and Living With Wolves (April 30).

A special highlight of April’s environmental programming, which follows up the April 9 screening of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, includes a lecture on “Global Warming, Climate Change, and the Human Condition” on April 13 from 5-7pm by world-renowned scientist Dr. Robert Strom from the University of Arizona’s Department of Planetary Sciences Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL).

Strom has been with the LPL since 1963 and is now a Professor Emeritus at the Lab. He previously worked with Apollo, Mariner, and Voyager spacecrafts and, among other projects, is now active on the science team for NASA’s Messenger orbiter. His lecture, based on his forthcoming book of the same title, promises to be a scientific tour-de-force.

Immediately preceding Strom’s Friday lecture, the first of two weekend “Water Awareness” WaterWise workshops will be presented. The first, “When and Where to Water” will focus on drip irrigation basics and will be presented by Cyndi Wilkins on April 13 from 3-5pm. The following Saturday, April 14, Cado Daily will lecture on “Low Water Spring Gardens” from 10am-noon.

Finally, on April 18 at 6:30pm, Arizona Humanities Scholar and Chautauquan Judy Nolte Temple will portray the life of Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934), one of the Southwest’s first environmental writers.

Temple teaches in the Women’s Studies and English Departments at the University of Arizona, is a past-president of the Western Literature Association, and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar to New Zealand in 2003, where she studied the journals of English missionary women.

Her "living history" presentation will bring to life Mary Hunter Austin, one of the prominent literary figures of the early 20th century. Austin’s most notable book, Land of Little Rain (1903), is a meditation on the harsh Mojave Desert area of the eastern Sierra. Her approach to landscape, which includes people from many cultural and racial backgrounds, differs sharply from the work of John Muir and Edward Abbey. Austin also wrote novels, poetry, and essays, many of which are in print and still controversial.

These events celebrate the library’s “6 Main Centennial” and are sponsored by the City of Bisbee and the Friends of the Copper Queen Library. All are free and open to the public.

For further information, contact the Library Circulation Desk at 432-4232.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Library Adds New Documentary Films!

BISBEE, AZ -- In response to patron interests and requests, and in support of the Friends of the Copper Queen Library's "Monday Night 'Did You Know...?' Documentary Film Series," the Copper Queen Library has recently added the following titles to the DVD Collection:

Adventures in America's Western Parks: The Great Southwest
Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery
American Experience - Annie Oakley
American Experience - Jesse James
American Experience - The Gold Rush
American Experience - The Orphan Trains
American Experience - Transcontinental Railroad
American Experience - America 1900
American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966 Vol. 1 John Lee Hooker
American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1966 Vol. 2 Willie Dixon Memphis Slim
American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 Vol. 3 Muddy Watters
Andy Warhol - A Documentary Film
Architectures Vol. 1-4
Art City (New York):
Balanchine - Jewels
Ballets Russes Tatiana Stepanova
Biography - Doc Holliday
Biography - Pancho Villa: Outlaw Hero
Biography - The Earp Brothers: Lawmen of the West
Biography - Wild Bill Hickock: Gentleman of the Old West
Black Indians: An American Story
Blanco Y Negro: En Vivo Bebo &b Cigala

Blues Masters - The Essential History of the Blues
Blues Story

Brother's Keeper (Connie Chung)
Buena Vista Social Club

Bush Family Fortunes - The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Civilisation: The Complete Series
Concert for Bangladesh (Limited Deluxe Edition) George Harrison
Cowboy Country: The Complete Story of the Wild West
Deep Blues: A Musical Pilgrimage to the Crossroads
Devil's Playground
Docurama Awards Collection: Best Boy
Docurama Awards Collection: Children Underground
Docurama Awards Collection: Dancemaker - Paul Taylor
Docurama Awards Collection: From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China
Docurama Awards Collection: Genghis Blues
Docurama Awards Collection: Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision
Docurama Awards Collection: Murder on a Sunday Morning
Docurama Awards Collection: Regret to Inform
Docurama Awards Collection: Scared Straight! 20 Years Later
Docurama Awards Collection: Scared Straight! Another Story
Docurama Awards Collection: Sound and Fury
Docurama Awards Collection: Speaking in Strings
Errol Morris' First Person - The Complete Series
Fast Cheap & Out of Control
Festival Express Janis Joplin
Fishing With John
500 Nations (Kevin Costner)
Flow and Yin: A Balanced Yoga Practice with Donna Helm-Yost
Freestyle - The Art of Rhyme
Freshest Kids - A History of the B-Boy (Frosty Freeze)
Frontline - The Meth Epidemic (Jessica Savitch)
Gleaners and I
Harlan County U.S.A.

Hearts and Minds
Hobart Shakespeareans
Hoop Dreams
How Art Made the World Dr. Nigel Spivey
Imagine (Deluxe Edition) John Lennon
Inside Islam (History Channel)

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (Robert Greenwald)
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Ken Burns - American Lives: Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B Anthony
Ken Burns - American Lives: Frank Lloyd Wright
Ken Burns - American Lives: Horatio's Drive
Ken Burns - American Lives: Lewis & Clark
Ken Burns - American Lives: Mark Twain
Ken Burns - American Lives: Thomas Jefferson
Ken Burns - American Lives: Unforgivable Blackness (Jack Johnson)
Ken Burns Presents: The West Peter Coyote
Kumbh Mela:Songs of the River H.H. Dalai Lama; Andrew Weil
Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles

Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
Life Apart - Hasidism in America
Mad Hot Ballroom (Charlotte Jorgensen)
Magic Flute - Criterion Collection
Mojados - Through the Night

My Flesh and Blood
Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles Owsley Brown (Director)
Orwell Rolls in His Grave
Our Brand Is Crisis

Paper Clips
Place Called Chiapas
POV: Farmingville
POV: Lost Boys of Sudan
Real Cowboy: Portrait of an American Icon
Salesman - Criterion Collection

Scratch (Ws Dol Dts)
Season of the Sand Blossoms: A Desert Wildflowers Journey

Short Cut To Nirvana
Sorrow and the Pity (Georges Bidault)
Style Wars
Terrorstorm - A History of Government Sponsored Terrorism
They Came for Good - A History of the Jews in the United States - Taking Root 1820-1880
They Came for Good - A History of the Jews in the United States - Present at the Creation 1654-1820
Thin (Lauren Greenfield)
Tibetan Book of the Dead (A Way of Life / The Great Liberation)
Touch the Sound - A Sound Journey With Evelyn Glennie
Touching the Void (Brendan Mackey)
Travellers & Magicians (Tsewang Dandup)
Treasure! The Lost Dutchman Mine
Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl / Adolf Hitler)
Unconstitutional - The War On Our Civil Liberties

Uncovered - The Whole Truth About the Iraq War
Underground Railroad (History Channel)
Unprecedented - The 2000 Presidential Election
Up Series (Seven Up / 7 Plus Seven / 21 Up / 28 Up / 35 Up / 42 Up)
Up Series: 49 Up
Welcome to Death Row
When the Mountains Tremble: Rigoberta Menchú
When We Were Kings: Muhammad Ali
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Why We Fight: John McCain
Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (Marlene Dietrich)
Wordplay (Chris Astoyan)
Yoga For Beginners (Barbara Benagh)
Yoga for Stress Relief (Barbara Benagh)

Patrons may borrow three titles at a time and keep them for up to five days -- free!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Björkquist Presents Urrea, Morenci Stories

BISBEE, AZ – Arizona Humanities Scholar and Chautauquan Elena Diaz Björkquist,
artist, teacher, historian, and author of Suffer Smoke, Water from the Moon,
and Albódiga Soup, will appear twice this month at the Copper Queen Library –
first on March 7 to present a "first-person living history” of spiritual healer,
political figure, and Sinaloa native Teresa Urrea (1873-1906), and again on
March 21 to lecture on "Growing up Chicana in Morenci, Arizona."

Her appearances support the library’s Centennial Celebration of its own history
and the history of Arizona, as well as Women’s History Month. Both presentations,
sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council and the Friends of the Copper Queen
Library, will begin at 6:30 pm in the Library Meeting Room.

On March 7, Björkquist will interpret the astonishing life of curandera Teresa
Urrea, “La Santa de Cabora” – the illegitimate daughter of fourteen-year-old
Tehueco Indian Cayetana Chavez and her employer, wealthy landowner Tomás

Although illegitimate, Teresa was accepted into her father’s home and moved
with him to Cabora, Sonora when the family fled their lands to escape President
Porfirio Díaz. During her first few months at Cabora, Teresa lapsed into a
cataleptic state that lasted over three months. When she awoke, she reported
that the Virgin had visited her and told her she must use her special powers to
cure and comfort people.

In repeated trance-like meditations, Teresa summoned power to heal by laying
her hands on the sick and crippled. Word of her miraculous cures spread rapidly,
and thousands of pilgrims journeyed to Cabora.

She drew the masses not only because she healed but also because she gave the
poor Indians a message of justice. Several guerrilla armies claimed Urrea as a
living saint and used her as an inspiration for revolting against the government.
Although Teresa herself denied any role in inciting rebellion, President Díaz
ordered her into exile, and in 1892, the U.S. granted the Urreas asylum.

They settled briefly in Nogales, then moved to El Paso in 1896. Crowds followed
her in both places. Within a month in El Paso, three assassination attempts were
made on her life, so the family relocated to Clifton, Arizona to get away from the
volatile border area.

Following a short-lived marriage in 1900, she toured the United States and Europe
as a faith healer with a medical company for a few years, fnally returning to

Clifton in 1904, where she died in 1906.

After sharing Urrea’s exciting story on March 7, Björkquist will return on

March 21 to share her own story in "Growing up Chicana in Morenci, Arizona" –
a plática (informal talk) which will include experiences from her early years in

Using photographs of the town before its destruction in the late 1960s, along with
readings from Suffer Smoke and Water from the Moon and oral histories she
collected for an AHC project, Björkquist will portray scenes from her own life as
well as the lives of the girls and women of Morenci in their own voices.

An historically accurate picture of life for Mexican American women in a

segregated copper mining town from the 1920s to the late sixties, Björkquist will
pay tribute to four generations of Chicanas who, in spite of discrimination,
persevered and showed that “si se puede (it can be done).”

Both programs are free and open to the public. For further information, contact

the library at 432-4232.