If you have never been to the Farmington Public Library in Farmington, NM, you haven’t seen a community center like no other!
Like many native American structures, the Farmington Public Library was built to line-up with the Winter and Summer Solstices. With engraved markings on the floor of the Library Atrium, light streaming through windows above can be seen approaching these markings as each of the two Solstices approach. At the Earth’s extreme positions (at the exact time of the Solstices), light from a window above will stop its movement momentarily only to return towards the other Solstice markings.
For information on the Summer Solstice festivities at the Farmington Public Library, please see their Meetup page!
We’ve been to both Summer and Winter Solstice events at Chaco Culture National Historic Park and look forward to our first at Farmington!
Hope to see you there!