Book Signing & Lecture, Thursday, 7/12, 7 p.m.: “Uncle Tom: From Martyr to Traitor” with Adena Spingarn


Uncle Tom charts the dramatic cultural transformation of perhaps the most controversial literary character in American history. From his origins as the heroic, Christ-like protagonist of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel–the best-selling book of the nineteenth century after the Bible–Uncle Tom has become a widely recognized epithet for a black person so subservient to whites that he betrays his race. Adena Spingarn traces his evolution in the American imagination, offering the first comprehensive account of a figure central to American conversations about race and racial representation from 1852 to the present.

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2018 Summer Reading Program Kickoff Friday, 6/15, 10-2


The Summer Reading Program is right around the corner and we are excited to announce that this year’s theme is Libraries Rock! We will be moving and grooving from June through July with fun musical events for kids of all ages. Our Summer Reading Challenge begins on Friday, June 15th with a kickoff and registration at the library from 10am to 2pm. The reading challenge is open to kids ages 5 through 12 and is a great way to keep your child reading throughout the summer. If you have any questions about the Summer Reading Program, please contact Julie Hartline at

Share the News! YOUR Library is a 2018 National Medal Finalist

2018 IMLS National Medalist

We are delighted to announce Mancos Public Library has been selected as a 2018 finalist for a National Medal for Museum and Library Service by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This award is the nation’s highest federal honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.

We invite you to share your own story about Mancos Public Library and join the conversation with IMLS at and with #IMLSmedals and #ShareYourStory

March 6, 2018 | Posted in: News |