Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Friends of SFPL Book Sale, Feb. 14-15 at La Farge Branch

The La Farge Branch of the Santa Fe Public Library is having a book sale on Saturday, February 14, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, February 15, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Hardcover books for $1, Paperbacks 50 cents or 3 for $1. Lots of Children's books, CDs, videos, and DVDs available. Sunday is bag day. Fill a bag for only $5!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Reminder: Future of Libraries Panel Discussion is this Saturday!

Ute Prayer Trees and Rock Art Lecture at La Farge Library, Saturday, February 21

Native Americans used oral storytelling and songs to pass on their history and culture.  After the arrival of Europeans the stories began to disappear.

Dr. James Jefferson, a Southern Ute Elder speaks the Ute language and knows the songs and stories of his people and is helping to teach the younger generations.  He believes that through film and interviews, the Ute stories, songs and culture can be saved for future generations.

Dr. Jefferson has specifically been studying Ute Prayer Trees and Rock Art, which are sacred to Native Americans.  Some trees point to water, shelter and stream crossings. Come hear Dr. Jefferson tell about his research and findings in New Mexico and Colorado.

Salida del Sol Chapter,
Old Spanish Trail Association

WHO: SdS Chapter members & guests - meeting

WHAT: Chapter business; speaker will be Dr. James Jefferson – Ute Prayer Trees and Rock Art

WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:00-3:30 PM

WHERE: Oliver La Farge Branch, Santa Fe Public Library,  1730 Llano St.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

February Art Displays

Main Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Mary Gray McGee "Crazy Quilt Prints", Reception Sunday, February 1,  3:00-4:45 p.m.

Main Library Display Cases: Lois Stouffer “Classical Clay”

La Farge Branch Library: Jody Drinkwater and Darrin Graham "Paintings—Dreams of Water"

Southside Branch Library: Janet Bothne "Counting Color" (Acrylic and Mixed Media)

Michael McGarrity, Defender of Libraries and Reading

Santa Fe author  Michael McGarrity spoke at the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Annual Meeting on Sunday. He is always to engaging and pretends to be a curmudgeon, but he is such a supporter of reading, libraries and book stores. We so appreciate his giving of his time to share his “Random thoughts About Literature, Books, Libraries and Santa Fe.”
Here are a few quotes from his talk:

“I was a library rat.”

“When I was a kid I did not have 25 cents for a local movie matinee, but going into town on a Saturday I could go to the Library.”

“My best advice?  Read everything.”

“At book signings I have become, or shown my curmudgeon side,when people tell me they don’t read. I tell them, “How sad.”

“Bringing kids in to the libraries  with programs and promoting reading is great.  God, you’re wonderful!”

“We live in hard times. Not enough people are secure in their homes, food and occupations.”

“We have to support the Friends, Pat and the Library and the Board who answers to the Mayor.”

Thank you Michael, you reaffirm our existence and what we value.

Pat Hodapp, Director of Libraries

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Santa Fe Public Library Winter Reading Program Winners

During the school’s winter break, the Santa Fe Public Library held our annual winter reading program, WRAP (Winter Reading Appreciation Program).  Children who read during winter break got to choose a free book.  For each Library branch, children who participated had a chance to win a trip around town riding in the Santa Fe Police Department’s Hummer or Mustang.  It was their choice. All three winners chose the Hummer and really enjoyed themselves. The Santa Fe Public Library really appreciates the Police Chief, Eric Garcia and his Department’s efforts toward making reading and families important while helping to promote our WRAP event.

Here are photos of the winners: