Thursday, September 13, 2018

September 2018 Art Exhibits

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

Main Library, Satin/Reichman Memorial Art Gallery: Raquel Underwood, “New Mexico Landscapes and Still Life”, (Oils).

Main Library Display Cases: Albuquerque Croak & Dagger chapter of Sisters in Crime

La Farge Branch Library: Elodie Holmes, “Glass Art”.

Southside Branch Library: Magdalena Castaneda, “Interpretations of New Mexico & Portrait Work”

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Financial Literacy for Teens starts tomorrow at La Farge

Financial Literacy at La Farge: Guadalupe Credit Union will visit teens at the La Farge Branch of Santa Fe Public Library twice a month for financial literacy. Young and emerging adults will learn about basic money management, banks and credit unions, and opening their own bank account. Teens can test their financial literacy skills in November at a Reality Fair.

Reality Fair:
Participating in a Reality Fair propels youth through the personal financial management process, including career selection, budgeting for housing, transportation, luxuries, and more. Each teen receives a folder detailing his or her personal information specific to their career choice. After calculating their take-home pay, they create a monthly spending plan as they progress through booths representing various expenses they may incur, including food, clothing, housing, transportation, insurance, home furnishings, savings, investments, entertainment and credit. Based on their lifestyle scenario, they will also see alternatives provided and make choices based on their own values, goals and resources.

Teens! Worried about surviving on minimum wage? Want to know how you’ll manage your own finances in the 21st century? Join us at the La Farge Branch of Santa Fe Public Library in the months of September, October, and November to learn about basic money management, managing your own teen bank account, and test your skills at our Reality Fairs.

Basic Money Management Sept. 12th
Basic Money Management Sept. 26th

Intro to Banks and Credit Unions Oct. 10th
Opening a Teen Banking Account Oct. 24th

Reality Fair Nov. 14th
Reality Fair Nov. 28th

All programs are from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Mystery Writers from Croak and Dagger Answer Your Questions on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library

Writing… It's Mysterious: Mystery Writers Answer Your Questions on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Join Sisters in Crime, the New Mexico Chapter of Croak and Dagger for an afternoon of mystery and intrigue as mystery writers from all sorts of sub-genres share the ins and outs of writing a mystery!

Croak and Dagger members will be here to answer your questions with expertise in writing cozy, historical, police procedural, thriller, and forensic genres (to name a few). Come with questions and leave inspired!

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Main Library Fall Book Sale

September 15 & 16: Main Library Fall Book Sale, 145 Washington Avenue
Specially-priced Books (Southwest Room) & Discount Books (Tatum Community Room)
  • Saturday 15th: FRIENDS Members only 10:00 AM–Noon, Open to the Public Noon–4:00 PM
  • Sunday 16th: 1:00–4:00 PM, Open to the Public, Bag Day in the Tatum Community Room

Attention Teachers: All teachers with school ID may take discount books for their classrooms free of charge on Sunday 16th beginning at 2:00 PM.

Friday, August 31, 2018

La Farge Branch Library will now be open on Sundays, starting September 2, 2018

The La Farge Branch Library will open its doors on Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. starting Sunday, September 2, 2018. Books and other materials will be available at the branch as well as internet computer access.  To check on programs or other information on the La Farge Branch, go to the Library’s calendar on its website

Branch manager Kathryn Spangle stated, “The staff of the La Farge Branch Library are pleased to be back in the building and now able to serve their community seven days a week”.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

La Farge Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting

Thanks to our first patron for La Farge's Children's Room and their ribbon cutting skills!

All Libraries Closed for Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018

All locations of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday. All locations will re-open at their normal times on Tuesday, September 4.

La Farge Branch Library to re-open to the public on Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The La Farge Branch Library will re-open to the public at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2018. The La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano Street, has been closed due to flooding damage sustained in the City’s major storm in late July.

Books and other materials will be available at the branch as well as internet computer access.  On Wednesday, Books and Babies will return at 10:30 a.m., for children 6 months to two years and their caregivers. Other programming will return to its regular schedule.  To check on programs or other information on La Farge Branch, go to the Library’s calendar on its website

Branch manager Kathryn Spangle stated, “The Santa Fe Public Library would like to thank our wonderful community for their support! The outpouring of assistance from people with offers of book donations and contributions to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library are heartwarming.  Donations from individuals, fundraising events at the Violet Crown Cinema and Casa Chimayo Restaurant, plus Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s efforts to obtain and ship replacement books from the Library of Congress will bolster the children’s book collection.”

Library Director Patricia Hodapp thanked City workers for their hard efforts, “Santa Fe city workers and their long hours of cleaning and repairing the damage were appreciated. Not only did staff and volunteers help the night of the storm, they have worked tirelessly to get the branch ready to open.”

La Farge Branch safely passed air quality testing performed by Havona Environmental and Keers Remediation which allowed the branch to reopen.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Career Talks for Teens, every first Wednesday starting in September at the La Farge Branch Library

Career Talks: Beginning in September, the La Farge branch of the Santa Fe Public Library will host monthly Career Talks for teens that will bring in professionals to share about their career. The goal is to expose high school students to interesting, in-demand careers and give them the opportunity to network with professionals. The professionals will give a brief (< 20 minute) talk about what they do and how they began their career and then allow time for questions, discussion, and/or a hands-on demonstration of their work.

When: Career Talks will begin September and will be ongoing, every first Wednesday of the month from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
“Teens! Meet interesting professionals with in-demand careers, learn how they got their start and take the opportunity to network! Presenters range from Firemen to Filmmakers, Cartoonist to Curators, Department of Defense to Graphic Designers, Lawyers, Nurses and more! Join us at the La Farge branch of Santa Fe Public Library the first Wednesday of every month from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and get inspired about your own career path!”
Sponsored by Opportunity Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Public Library.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

SFPL at the Southside Famer's Market

The Santa Fe Public Library visited El Mercado del Sur to share the library love on Tuesday! We told people about our different Books and Babies programs (in both English and Spanish), digital resources, and gave out over 50 books to community members who promised to visit the library. Last week, we visited the National Night Out on the Plaza and gave away over 100 books. We’ll be visiting other locations in the coming weeks so keep your eyes open!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Indian Market Sidewalk Sale at Main, Saturday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold a one day Indian Market book sale on Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of the Main Library.

The sale will feature Indian Market themed books specially chosen for the market as well as discount books.  Stop by to purchase some great books at great prices.

All proceeds from the sale of donated materials are used to purchase new resources and support programs for the Santa Fe Public Libraries.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Violet Crown La Farge Fundraiser, Sunday, August 5

The Violet Crown will donate a portion of all tickets sold on Sunday, August 5th to the La Farge Library to help restore books lost in the flood.

In addition, Violet Crown will donate all sales from select kegs to La Farge for the duration of their tapping.

Special thanks to General Manager Peter Grendle and the Violet Crown staff for their support!

Casa Chimayo La Farge Fundraiser, Sunday, August 5

The Casa Chimayo Restaurant, 409 W. Water Street, is holding a fundraiser for the La Farge Branch Library.

The event will be held Sunday, August 5th from Noon-9:00pm.

The restaurant will donate 10% of the day’s sales to the La Farge Branch Library! 

Special thanks to the owner Tim Cordova and the entire Casa Chimayo staff!

Friday, July 27, 2018

La Farge Branch Closed until further notice

The La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano Street, will be closed to the public indefinitely due to flood damage.  The building sustained flooding in several sections of the Library.
The City is assessing the damages including the condition of books and other materials.
The City will reopen the Branch as soon as necessary repairs can  be accomplished.
Until the La Farge Branch reopens, patrons are asked to return checked out materials to Southside or the Main Library. The La Farge book drop will not be available. No holds will be filled from the La Farge collection; patrons will be notified where to pick up holds.
During this time no Library programs or programs scheduled by the public in the La Farge Community Room will be held.
Thank you for your patience and understanding of this situation.
Both the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, 955-6781 and Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2820,  are open and will maintain regular hours.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Main Library Bicycle Winners

Congratulations to all the lucky winners of bicycles for our Libraries Rock! 2018 Summer Reading Program! Here are a few pictures of the winners at the Main Library:

La Farge re-opening at noon today but Children's Dept. will remain closed until repairs are finished

The La Farge Branch will be closed until NOON today, Wednesday, July 25 to complete overall  repairs to damage from flooding and ensure that all areas of the building are safe for our patrons and staff.  Library hours open to the public will be Noon to 8:00pm.
Both Main Library and Southside will be open regular hours.

When the branch opens at NOON, the children’s area will remain closed to complete repairs and organize the area. It is planned that the Children’s area will re-open on Thursday for regular hours starting at 10:00 am.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

La Farge Cleanup Efforts

Staff and City Workers continue with cleanup efforts at the La Farge Branch from the flooding caused by last night's storm. La Farge sustained damage to 1500 children's books, at an estimate of $37,000 in losses. 

Donations can be made to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, note that your donation is for  La Farge children's books.
Donations may be sent to the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, NM  87501.

The La Farge Library extends special and heartfelt thanks to these patrons who stepped up to help stem the flood waters and help save books on Tuesday in the storm: