Thursday, July 19, 2018

Summer Reading Parties for participants, July 20-22

Downtown Street Closures for the National Governor's Association Conference, Thursday, July 19 at 8 p.m. until Saturday, July 21 at 5 p.m.

The following streets will be closed beginning Thursday at 8:00pm:

Federal from Lincoln to Grant.
Grant from Paseo de Peralta to Griffin.
Marcy from Lincoln to Grant.

They will re-open Saturday at 5:00pm. 

The Sheridan Transit Center is being temporarily relocated to the corner of Alameda and Sandoval, the same location used for other downtown events that require Sheridan to be closed. The bus schedule will not be affected.

The city of Santa Fe apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause residents and visitors alike.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Summer Reading 2018: Peace Pets, July 13-15

Tech Talk Monthly Class begins at the Main Library, Monday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.

Grandparents Night, Saturday, July 14 at the Midtown Campus Bandstand

GRANDPARENTS NIGHT: Saturday, July 14, 6-10PM. Enjoy an intergenerational evening at the Midtown Campus Bandstand (formerly Santa Fe University of Art and Design; accessible from 1600 St. Michaels Drive or Alumni Drive, opposite Yucca Street and Siringo Road). Celebrate The Center for Contemporary Art reviving The Screen on campus, bring your grandparents or just come out to a free outdoor showing of the classic "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"! There will be food trucks, activities provided by Santa Fe Community College and Axle Contemporary and fun for the whole family including Swing dance lessons. Free camping chairs to the first 50 families! Free popcorn from Parks and Recreation and free soft drinks provided by Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe. 

"Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" is "the best film of its sort since "The Wizard of Oz"...delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and most of all, a genuine work of imagination. A surely and wonderfully spun fantasy" according to film critic Roger Ebert. Gene Wilder starts as Willy Wonka and Jack Albertson as the loving grandfather. (1971) The film will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 01, 2018

June 2018 Art Displays at the Santa Fe Public Library

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

Main Library, Satin/Reichman Memorial Art Gallery: Dirk Wales, “Inspiration & Storytelling: Creating Children’s Books” (Prints).

Main Library Display Cases: Children’s Summer Reading Program 2018: Libraries Rock!, displays by Atlaya Elementary School and the SFPL Children’s Dept.

La Farge Branch Library: Children’s Summer Reading Program 2018: Libraries Rock!

Southside Branch Library: Peter Coleman, “Still @ it” (Oil paintings).

Family Movie Matinee: The Little Mermaid, Saturday, June 9th at Southside

Filmed in New Mexico, presented by film historian Jeff Berg, Saturday, June 16 at the Main Library

In recent years, New Mexico has seen a huge increase in the number of films and television shows that have helped bring a lot of revenue into the state.  Feature films such as 'Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot', where New Mexico 'stars' as Afghanistan and the very successful new Western, 'Hostiles', and of course 'Breaking Bad' have helped New Mexico become "Tamalewood".  

But how about in years past? Did the state see film productions prior to the current incentive program?  Definitely so, and New Mexico film historian/author, Jeff Berg, whose book 'New Mexico Filmmaking (Arcadia Press, 2015) covers the subject in great detail, will be at the Santa Fe Public Library’s Main Library (145 Washington Ave.) on Saturday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room to share a touch of the state's film history with you.

Using film clips from movies made in and around Santa Fe, including 1936's 'Texas Rangers', one of the first New Mexico made movies to be Oscar nominated, 'Fancy Pants', which stars Bob Hope in his only New Mexico 'appearance', and the unforgettable 'Lust in the Dust', with Tab Hunter and Divine, this FREE presentation will last about 90 minutes and includes live narration and is enhanced by audience participation. Afterwards, check out the Library’s display of DVDs filmed in New Mexico that you can check out and bring home with your library card!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

City Offices, Most Services Closed Monday to Observe Memorial Day

The City of Santa Fe sends our thanks to the veterans and their families who have served our country, and wishes everyone in our community a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.  

All City of Santa Fe offices, Municipal Court, Libraries, and Recreation Centers will be closed on Monday to observe Memorial Day. Santa Fe Trails buses and the Santa Fe Ride and Santa Fe Pickup programs will not run. All offices and services will resume normal schedules on Tuesday.

Environmental Services Division does not stop work on holidays, so we will be collecting trash and recycling on our normal Monday schedule. Please have your containers out by 8:00am if your pickup day is Monday.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Postponed: Public computer outage, 10:00 a.m. until noon, Tuesday, May 22

Update: the previously announced computer outage at Main has been postponed until next week. The public computers at the Main Library will be down from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 22nd for an upgrade. The public wi-fi will not be affected and patrons can access the Internet with their personal devices during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Welcome Chess Enthusiasts! Santa Fe Public Library presents: “How to Beat Magnus Carlsen”, May 29 at La Farge

Jim Johnston of the Santa Fe Rooks will present a class on chess strategy entitled “How to beat Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Champion" on Tuesday, May 29 at the La Farge Branch Library (1730 Llano St.).
Jim will lead the class through solving a tactical puzzle as a warm-up activity and then examine in depth a recent game between two of the best players in the world.

When:  Tuesday, May 29th   from 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Where:   La Farge Community Room (1730 Llano St.)

Presented by:  Jim Johnston, Santa Fe Rooks Organizer

Libraries Rock, Summer Reading Starts May 21!

Shabdpren and Amarpreet are two young readers, always anxious to find a great new read and helping the library get dressed up for “Libraries Rock,” our 2018 Summer Reading theme.  It’s going to be a ROCKIN’ summer!

(words and photo by WC)

Monday, May 07, 2018

Fiesta Para Bebés is this Saturday!

Santa Fe Public Library will be among the many great participants at the fourth annual Fiesta Para Bebés! We will be handing out free books and our own Dahlia from Books and Babies will be performing at 1:00 p.m.

Friday, May 04, 2018

Santa Fe Bandstand 2018 Lineup Announced!

Great American Read Book Report Contest at the Main Library and La Farge

Check out one of the many selections on display at the Main Library and La Farge for the Great American Read, read it, and fill out your book report.

Then come back for more books and to turn in your report to the Reference Desk.

The best four reports, judged by eloquence, humor, and comprehension, will win an awesome prize!

Winners will be notified by late June to pick up their prizes.

To find out more about the Great American Read and the PBS series that will premiere on May 22nd, go to