Wednesday, May 18, 2016

“Depression Era Photography: The Farm Security Administration Documentation of Rural New Mexico, 1936-1942,” Thursday, May 19, 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

The New Mexico chapter of the National New Deal Preservation Association on Thursday will present a talk by historian Baldwin G. Burr of Los Lunas about Depression era images of rural New Mexicans captured on film by great photographers like Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans.

The free public lecture, “Depression Era Photography: The Farm Security Administration Documentation of Rural New Mexico, 1936-1942,” will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

During the Great Depression, says a news release on the talk, the plight of poor, rural families across America went largely unaddressed until the Farm Security Administration began documenting it. The agency recruited some of the nation’s finest photographers to show how the Depression was affecting rural America, including in New Mexico.

(http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/briefs/new-deal-talk-spotlights-photos-of-depression-era-new-mexico/article_15f5e5c6-4065-5cff-908e-28ed64df93e0.html)
 
And check out the National New Deal Preservation Association's website at http://www.newdeallegacy.org/.


An Evening with Sherman Alexie, May 26, Kimo Theatre in ABQ


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Library Value Calculator


Libraries are a great value to our communities, and you can visit the American Library Association’s Library Value Calculator to find out how much your Santa Fe Public Library card is saving you and your family per year! A local father input their library usage and found that our library saved his wife, 2-year-old son, and himself a total of $2951.40! His family regularly checks out children’s and adult books, graphic novels, eBooks, DVDs, CDs, and attends Children’s programs at the library. A local retired professor that regularly uses Inter-Library Loan, borrows opera CDs and movies plus checks out books, found that his savings were $4,603.00. 

Santa Fe Public Library spends $44.15 per city resident for library services. Library funding comes from the City budget from Gross Receipt Taxes and ½ percent CIP for the three libraries.

According to the American Library Association, “Libraries are among the most effective of all public services, serving more than 2/3 of the public with less than 2 percent of all tax dollars. Public libraries are a bargain”.

Visit the website today to find out what a great value the Santa Fe Public Library is and support your local library!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Santa Fe Public Library 2016 Summer Reading Program: “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!” June 1 – July 23, 2016! Registration begins May 23, 2016



The Santa Fe Public Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!”, the Library’s annual children’s Summer Reading Program. Each week in June and July will feature a fun craft, family program, or both!

FREE programs include: magic, music, wildlife and more!  A circus act, cool crafts, and talking puppets are all a part of this year’s exciting Summer Reading Program extravaganza! All programs are free.

Toddlers and children ages 0 through 12 are eligible to participate in the 2016 “On Your Mark, Get Set… Read!” Summer Reading Program. Children may read on their own or parents (grandparents, etc.) may read to their children. They can read their own books or library books.

Please register your child and turn in logs at only one library branch. When you register in the children's room of your library, you will receive a free book bag and the first reading log.

Children must read six picture books or 6 chapters of a book and record the titles on their weekly log. Once a week (or when you are able), bring the log to the children's desk in your branch library and receive a prize.

All children who participate in the summer reading program are invited to a party at the end of the 8 week program at their library branch. Each child will receive a certificate showing their reading accomplishment.

Registration begins Monday, May 23rd. For more information check santafelibrary.org or contact the library nearest you:

La Farge Library, 1730 Llano Street 955-4863
Main Library, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6783
Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., 955-2828

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.




Preschool Story Time, Summer 2016 Schedule


Thursday, May 05, 2016

Ready, Set, Read! Summer reading program starting soon at SFPL!



We are almost ready to “Get on your mark, get set and READ!” Signup for our children’s summer reading program will begin on May 23rd.


Post and photo by WC



Opening Reception for Stuart Stephenson's "A Place in the World" Exhibit, 5:30-7:30, tonight at Main

 For the month of May, City staff member Stuart Stephenson’s photographs are on exhibit in the Main Library’s Tybie Satin Davis Gallery on the second floor.

An open reception is scheduled for Thursday, May 5 from 5:50-7:30 pm.


Come join us in celebrating Stuart’s photography exhibit!


Friday, April 15, 2016

Reminder, Tomorrow: In Celebration of Día de los Niños, the Santa Fe Public Library Presents a Teatro Paraguas Production of Cuentos de Ayer/ Stories of Yesteryear, April 15-16, 2016


Reminder, Tomorrow: Seven String Barbed-Wire Fence The Many Faces of Latino Immigration in the U.S., April 16, 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library

Join us at 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library on Saturday, April 16 for an important presentation from the New Mexico Humanities Council's Chautauqua series. Seven String Barbed-Wire Fence aims to provide a balanced, informative account of the often emotionally-charged issue of Latino Immigration to the U.S.  A polyphonic multimedia presentation gives a human face to the issue: different voices, independent and disunited are bound by the common theme of immigration.  Photos, montages and three-dimensional installation examples document the formidable barriers along the border environment and provide a comprehensive portrayal of the actors and arguments within the post-9/11 debate over policy reform.

This program is funded by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Diana Molina, Photographer, Writer and Artist
Trading in a career as a software engineer for IBM to follow her passion as a professional photographer and writer, Diana Molina moved to Europe for a decade before settling back home in New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley.  Her sociological portrayals have appeared regionally and internationally with features published in Elle, Esquire, GEO, GQ, Marie Claire, National Geographic Traveler, Vogue, Texas Highways and The New Mexico Magazine.  Her traveling exhibits have shown in venues that include The World Museum of Art in Rotterdam, Holland; The Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C.; The Houston Museum of Natural Science; The Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio; The Centennial Museum at UT El Paso; The Anaheim Museum; The El Paso Museum of Archaeology; The Albuquerque Museum of Natural Science and History, The Carnegie Museum of Art in California, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and The Las Cruces Museum of Art. 



Monday, April 11, 2016

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Book Sale at the Southside Branch Library, April 23-24, 2016



Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold a book sale at the Southside Branch Library (6599 Jaguar Drive) on April 23 & 24. It is open to the public both days (no members-only hours). Discount and specially-priced books will be available for sale.

• Saturday, April 23rd: 10:30 AM–4:00 PM
• Sunday, April 24th: 1:00–3:30 PM, Bag Day (Discount books only). On Sunday, teachers with school identification are welcome to get free classroom materials from 2:00 until closing.


Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Seven String Barbed-Wire Fence The Many Faces of Latino Immigration in the U.S., April 16, 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library


Join us at 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library on Saturday, April 16 for an important presentation from the New Mexico Humanities Council's Chautauqua series. Seven String Barbed-Wire Fence aims to provide a balanced, informative account of the often emotionally-charged issue of Latino Immigration to the U.S.  A polyphonic multimedia presentation gives a human face to the issue: different voices, independent and disunited are bound by the common theme of immigration.  Photos, montages and three-dimensional installation examples document the formidable barriers along the border environment and provide a comprehensive portrayal of the actors and arguments within the post-9/11 debate over policy reform.

This program is funded by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs.





Diana Molina, Photographer, Writer and Artist
Trading in a career as a software engineer for IBM to follow her passion as a professional photographer and writer, Diana Molina moved to Europe for a decade before settling back home in New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley.  Her sociological portrayals have appeared regionally and internationally with features published in Elle, Esquire, GEO, GQ, Marie Claire, National Geographic Traveler, Vogue, Texas Highways and The New Mexico Magazine.  Her traveling exhibits have shown in venues that include The World Museum of Art in Rotterdam, Holland; The Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C.; The Houston Museum of Natural Science; The Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio; The Centennial Museum at UT El Paso; The Anaheim Museum; The El Paso Museum of Archaeology; The Albuquerque Museum of Natural Science and History, The Carnegie Museum of Art in California, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and The Las Cruces Museum of Art. 





Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Santa Fe Public Library card holders now have free access to hoopla digital movies, music, eBooks, comics, and more!



We waited until after April Fool’s Day to announce this exciting addition to the Santa Fe Public Library’s digital resources, so that you wouldn’t think we were pulling your leg! Santa Fe Public Library card holders now have FREE access to explore, borrow, and enjoy dynamic content on their smartphones, tablets, and computers from hoopla digital. There are streaming movies, television shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics, all available from the comfort of your home. If you don’t have our library card, just sign up for one at your nearest branch today.

Card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.