Thursday, April 20, 2017

Reminder: the Great Trivia Smackdown is this Sunday, April 23

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library and the Santa Fe Woman’s Club are looking for teams to compete in its first annual Great Santa Fe Trivia Smackdown!, a fundraiser and friend-raiser for the Santa Fe Public Library and the Santa Fe Woman’s Club.

The event will take place on Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 PM in the theater of the Santa Fe Woman’s Club at 1616 Old Pecos Trail. Teams of four persons each will compete for dazzling prizes in a rollicking on-stage progressive-elimination competition!

Registration has now begun for a limited number of team slots, with applications available online (see below). Applications may also be picked up at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, the La Farge Branch Library, and each of the two Friends bookstores (located at the Main Library and Southside Branch Library), where they may be left with a cashier, or mailed to the Trivia Smackdown Committee, Friends of the SFPL/SFWC, 145 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe NM 87501. A check for the registration fee of $25 (per team) must accompany the application.

Those with questions are encouraged to contact the Trivia Smackdown Committee by phone (505-955-2839) or email (Trivia@SantaFeLibraryFriends.org). A fun-fact sheet is also available which explains the mechanics of the competition and other particulars related to participation.

Registration is encouraged by April 15th, continuing until all slots are filled. Businesses or organizations that want to support this event should contact the Committee, too.
Get your game on!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Henrietta Martinez Christmas & Paul Rhetts to talk about genealogy at the Main Library on April 30th


As part of the Genealogy Lecture Series at Santa Fe Main Library, Henrietta Martinez Christmas and Paul Rhetts will talk about their new book, The Basic Genealogy Checklist. They will talk about all the tools and resources available to anyone exploring their family genealogy.

The book explains everything from libraries, cemeteries, census forms, family bibles, enlistment forms, and newspapers, to Ancestry.com and the Mormon Church. Henrietta Christmas has a special expertise in Hispanic genealogy and is the current President of the New Mexico Genealogical Society. Both Christmas and Rhetts have done books on genealogy. Rhetts is the co-owner of the largest, independent book publishing company in New Mexico. Their new book will be available after the talk.



“The Basic Genealogy Checklist” by Henrietta Christmas and Paul Rhetts
Sunday, April 30, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Main Library Community Room
145 Washington Avenue

For information contact: LPD Press/Rio Grande Books, 505/344-9382.

THE BASIC GENEALOGY CHECKLIST will receive the Best General Nonfiction Book Award at the New Mexico Press Women Awards banquet in Las Cruces on April 22.


Dulcimetrix Spring concert, Sunday, April 30 at Southside


index information for startups, Tuesday, April 25 at the Main Library

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Calling All New Mexico Trivia Buffs!



The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library and the Santa Fe Woman’s Club are looking for teams to compete in its first annual Great Santa Fe Trivia Smackdown!, a fundraiser and friend-raiser for the Santa Fe Public Library and the Santa Fe Woman’s Club.

The event will take place on Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 PM in the theater of the Santa Fe Woman’s Club at 1616 Old Pecos Trail. Teams of four persons each will compete for dazzling prizes in a rollicking on-stage progressive-elimination competition!

Registration has now begun for a limited number of team slots, with applications available online (see below). Applications may also be picked up at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, the La Farge Branch Library, and each of the two Friends bookstores (located at the Main Library and Southside Branch Library), where they may be left with a cashier, or mailed to the Trivia Smackdown Committee, Friends of the SFPL/SFWC, 145 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe NM 87501. A check for the registration fee of $25 (per team) must accompany the application.

Those with questions are encouraged to contact the Trivia Smackdown Committee by phone (505-955-2839) or email (Trivia@SantaFeLibraryFriends.org). A fun-fact sheet is also available which explains the mechanics of the competition and other particulars related to participation.

Registration is encouraged by April 15th, continuing until all slots are filled. Businesses or organizations that want to support this event should contact the Committee, too.
Get your game on!



Artist’s Books on the Road, a presentation by Alicia Bailey, Saturday, April 8 at the Santa Fe Community College

Open to the Public; Free
Sponsored by the Santa Fe Book Arts Group

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1 pm to 4 pm
Santa Fe Community College Boardroom (Main Building)

Alicia Bailey, owner of Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, started her Artists Books on the Road project in 2014. With crowd-source funding, and permission from many of the dozens of book artists Alicia works with, she packs up a trunk with new and interesting titles from Abecedarian Gallery’s inventory and hits the road. For this presentation Alicia will give a brief overview of the selected books, with the rest of the time spent on an informal Q&A and hands-on perusal of the books on display. More information: http://www.abecedariangallery.com.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Your Library Catalog just got a makeover!



Like those older homes featured on HGTV, a library catalog can also benefit from an occasional renovation. 
Nothing extreme. Just something that pumps up the overall user experience, keeps everything up to code and adds that visual “curb appeal” – the kind that says “Welcome!” and, “stay awhile…”
NOTE: Our old catalog page, http://catalog.ci.santa-fe.nm.us will no longer be maintained.
Visit our new catalog https://catalog.santafelibrary.org/  Please update your bookmarks.


Upgrades include:

·         Browse materials by literally judging them by their cover.
·         Place holds and get to downloadable materials with fewer clicks.
·         Quickly identify where an item is located within the Library system.
·         Easily manage your checked out items and holds on your new streamlined accounts page.
·         Get recommendations based on what you’ve liked in the past.