Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 12th Tribute to Santa Fe’s Fallen Vietnam War Heroes

August 12th Tribute to Santa Fe’s Fallen Vietnam War Heroes

City will re-dedicate memorial at John Griego Park


“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.”
—President Harry S. Truman



Contacts: Julie J. Sanchez, Program Manager / Liaison; (505) 955-6678, jjsanchez@santafenm.gov

Santa Fe, NM – At a ceremony this Saturday, the City of Santa Fe’s Veterans Advisory Board (VAB), Mayor Javier M. Gonzales, city leaders and community partners will be recognizing the fallen and missing Santa Fe Vietnam War heroes at John F. Griego Vietnam Veterans Park. The event marks the 30th Anniversary of the original memorial dedication and is part of ongoing events to mark the 50th Anniversary of the war.

17 Santa Feans died in Vietnam during the war, and one remains missing in action. Mayor Javier M. Gonzales said, “We shouldn’t just remember our veterans on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Moments like this are powerful because in recognizing the men and women who have served this country in uniform, we walk away renewed in our commitment to the values and ideals of this community and this country.”

The Vietnam Veterans of America - Northern New Mexico Chapter 996, American Legion Riders – Chapter 26 Post 1, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Santa Fe American Legion Post 1, the Santa Fe Veterans Center, the Santa Fe Community College Veterans Resource Center, R&R for Vets, Inc., and the USS Santa Fe Committee are also participating in Saturday’s event, and there will be barbecue served following the Ceremony.
 
What: Tribute to Santa Fe’s Fallen Vietnam War Heroes - Rededication Ceremony

Where: John F. Griego Vietnam Veterans Park, 1608 Paseo De La Conquistadora, Santa Fe

When: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Start Time: 11:00 a.m. (BBQ following the Ceremony)
 


Monday, August 07, 2017

Reminder: Jodi Thomas, "A Writer's Life" is tonight at the Main Library




Jodi Thomas, “A Writer’s Life”, author talk and signing at the Main Library, Monday, August 7 at 6:00 p.m.

The Santa Fe Public Library is pleased to welcome best-selling western romance author Jodi Thomas to the Main Library (145 Washington Ave.) on Monday, August 7 at 6:00 p.m. Jodi will present a talk titled “A Writer’s Life: a window into the working world of a writer” and will be available for book signing afterwards.

With millions of books in print, Jodi Thomas is both a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 novels and 13 short story collections. Her stories travel through the past and present days of Texas and draw readers from around the world.

In July 2006, Jodi was the 11th writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. With five RITA’s to her credit, along with National Readers’ Choice Awards and Booksellers’ Best Awards, Thomas has proven her skill as a master storyteller.

Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, Thomas enjoys interacting with students at  West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where she currently serves as Writer in Residence.

When not working on a novel or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home, and “checking up” on their grown sons and four grandchildren.


Thursday, August 03, 2017

La Farge Branch Library Re-opening on Monday, August 7

The remodeling and improvements are scheduled to be finished a day earlier than originally expected so the La Farge Branch Library will be reopening on Monday, August 7 at 10:00 a.m. We can't wait to see the changes! Thanks to all for your patience during the closure and it was good to see many new faces at Main and Southside that we normally wouldn't have met.


Tuesday, August 01, 2017

August 2017 Art Displays at SFPL

Stop by and peruse our great art shows that will be on display during the month of August:


Satin/Reichman Memorial Art Gallery : Zack Boatman, “Groundwork” (Sculpture, Photography, and Painting). Reception will be held on Sunday, August 6 from 2-4 p.m.

La Farge Branch Library: Kathy Perren, “Ceramic Tiles”.

Southside Branch Library: Merrimon Kennedy, “Scenes from the Barrancas - Landscapes of Northern New Mexico” (Oil & Pastel).

(Photo by AA)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

La Farge Temporary Closure July 24 – August 7

The book drop near the staff parking area is accessible during the closure.  Items returned in the book drop are retrieved and checked in daily including weekends.
Patrons will be notified by phone or email when their holds come in.

La Farge hold items will be available at Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive.

La Farge Book drops will not be accessible during closure. Items may be returned to the Main or Southside branches during closure.

Books and Babies program has been rescheduled to be held at the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, at its regular day, Wednesday and regular time, 10:30am during the two week closure.
For more information call 955-6781.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Southside Family Movie Matinee: The Jungle Book, August 12, 2:30 p.m.


Jess Checks Y.A. Book Talk: Giant Days Vol. 1

Giant Days

Vol. 1

Created and Written By John Allison

Main Artist – Lissa Treiman


Giant Days dives into the lives of three very unique young women who have become very close since being placed as neighbors during their first years of college. As Freshman year of college usually goes, it is full of fun as well as drama.  Readers will enjoy the eccentric characters the graphic novel follows.
 

Daisy is a little sheltered but ready to try new things with the guidance and help from her new friends, even though she desperately misses home and her Granny. Esther is edgy and outgoing and without her consent dubbed “third hottest Freshman” by some gross boys at school. Susan is a bold feminist with a hot temper and a sassy fem zine. Join this charming trio as they begin their new lives at University.
Image Source: http://panels.net/2015/08/12/giant-recap-giant-days/
Allison, John. Giant Days Vol.1. Los Angeles, CA. BOOM! Box (December, 2015). Print. ISBN: 978-1608867899. Paperback. $6.46.

Book Cover Image: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2015/11/16/10-pages-from-giant-days-vol-1-tp-releasing-this-week/.

Awards: Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Nominee for Best Continuing Series & Best Writer (for John Allison) (2016)






GCCC's New Skatepark Grand Opening, July 28th


Friday, July 21, 2017

Jodi Thomas, “A Writer’s Life”, author talk and signing at the Main Library, Monday, August 7 at 6:00 p.m.





The Santa Fe Public Library is pleased to welcome best-selling western romance author Jodi Thomas to the Main Library (145 Washington Ave.) on Monday, August 7 at 6:00 p.m. Jodi will present a talk titled “A Writer’s Life: a window into the working world of a writer” and will be available for book signing afterwards.

With millions of books in print, Jodi Thomas is both a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 novels and 13 short story collections. Her stories travel through the past and present days of Texas and draw readers from around the world.

In July 2006, Jodi was the 11th writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. With five RITA’s to her credit, along with National Readers’ Choice Awards and Booksellers’ Best Awards, Thomas has proven her skill as a master storyteller.

Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, Thomas enjoys interacting with students at  West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where she currently serves as Writer in Residence.

When not working on a novel or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, renovating a historic home, and “checking up” on their grown sons and four grandchildren.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Friends of SFPL Fundraiser: An Evening with James McGrath Morris, August 7. Buy your tickets now!





The Friends of the Library are hosting an Evening with James McGrath Morris on August 7. 

Where: Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 PM at a private home in Santa Fe.

Details: A Fundraiser Party, Ticket Required, Conversation with the author, wine & beer, heavy hors d’oeuvres. 

Cost: $50 per person ($35 tax deductible), $75 includes a copy of The Ambulance Drivers. 


All proceeds benefit children’s reading programs at the Santa Fe Public Library.

James McGrath Morris has just released his latest biography, The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War. The Ambulance Drivers is a story of the turbulent friendship between two of the century’s greatest writers, and an illustration of how war both inspires and destroys, unites and divides.

Morris is a strong advocate for Santa Fe’s Public Library and has taught writing workshops there for teens and for adults.

His other books include Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press (2015), which was awarded the Benjamin Hooks National Book Prize; Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power (2010),  called one of the five best books on American moguls by the Wall Street Journal; The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism (2004); and, Jailhouse Journalism: The Fourth Estate Behind Bars (2001).