Wednesday, November 25, 2015

New Mexico Book Co-op Names Pat Hodapp as the 2015 Literary Award winner

The New Mexico Book Co-op named Patricia Hodapp, director of the Santa Fe Public Library, as the winner of the 2015 Literary Award for New Mexico and Arizona.  This special recognition is given to a supporter of authors, books, and publishing in New Mexico or Arizona.  Hodapp, who has been director of the Santa Fe Public Library since 2004, opened the Southside Branch Library in 2007, and promotes author programs and literacy at the three Santa Fe Public Library locations. The award was established in 2013. Prior winners include Don Bullis, noted New Mexico author and 2011 Centennial author, in 2013, and John Byram, Director of University of New Mexico Press, in 2014.

The Best Overall Book of 2015 was awarded to Laguna Pueblo: a Photographic History by Lee Marmon and Tom Corbett of UNM Press.  The Best Book on New Mexico was Nasario Garcia’s biography, Hoe, Heaven & Hell, also from UNM PressGarcia also received honors for his picture book, Grandma Lale’s Tamales which tied with Slim Randles’ Ol’ Jimmy Dollar, both published by Rio Grande Books. The Tony Hillerman award for fiction went to Red Gold by Robert Kidera (Suspense Publishing). Travel book winners were Barbe Awalt, The Basic New Mexico Bucket List (Rio Grande Books), tied with Wild in Arizona by Paul Gill and Colleen Miniuk-Sperry (Analemma Press). For a complete list of winners go to  

New Mexico Book Coop is New Mexico and Arizona's largest non-profit cooperative organization featuring New Mexico and Arizona books, publishers, and authors. It is a partnership of over 1,500 publishers and authors who are interested in showcasing and selling books about New Mexico, Arizona, and the Southwest.

Call for Artists at the Southside Branch Library

Artists wishing to exhibit their work at the Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, should fill out a Southside Branch Art Application. The Southside Branch Art Committee will set a date to review and schedule art displays. For more information, please call 505-955-2824.

The Santa Fe Public Library accepts applications from local artists for consideration of art exhibits. All applicants must live in the city or county of Santa Fe, be eligible for a library card, and follow the Information and Exhibit Guidelines and Art Exhibit Policy.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday Book Sale at the Main Library, Saturday, December 5

Gift quality books will be offered for sale at the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Holiday Book Sale. A wide range of books including fiction, art books, biography, history, and books for children will be displayed. Choose the perfect gift for someone special, or for yourself!

When: Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
            Open to the public all day, no members-only hours

Where: Main Library Community Room, 145 Washington Avenue

Gift Basket Raffle to Benefit the Library: Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for a chance to win a gift basket full of holiday treats.

All proceeds from the Friends bookstores and book sales go to support our Santa Fe public libraries, purchasing new books or other media and supporting library programs. Our bookstores and book sales are staffed by volunteers from the Friends. Volunteering for the Friends is a great way to support the library and make new Friends! Perhaps you would like more information about becoming a Friends volunteer?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Closure

All locations of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume our regular hours on Saturday, November 28.

Holiday Toy Drive on the Plaza, November 27-29

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Friends of SFPL Book Sale, Nov. 21-22 at La Farge

November 21 & 22: La Farge Pre-Thanksgiving Sale, 1730 Llano Street
Discount Books Only
Open to the public both days, no members-only hours.
• Saturday 21st: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
• Sunday 22nd: 1:00–3:30 PM, $5 Bag Day (bag provided)
Attention Teachers: All teachers with school ID may take books for their classrooms free of charge on Sunday starting at 2:00 PM during the Bag Day sales.

Your support speaks volumes!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

SFPL Now Offers Freegal Digital Music

Did you catch this news? The Santa Fe Public Library now offers Freegal digital music!
The Santa Fe Public Library is now offering access to over 7 million songs, including Sony Music Entertainment’s catalogue of legendary artists, through the Ideas network, Freegal Music Service. This will allow the Santa Fe Public Library to increase the size and diversity of its music collection by offering access to over 28,000 music labels from 101 different countries. The Library currently has 6,100 music CDs available for our patrons.
The agreement allows registered Santa Fe Public Library cardholders to download three (3) Freegal Music MP3 files each week to keep and stream three hours of music every day for free via: It’s easy, just log into the site with your Santa Fe Public Library card.
The Freegal Music Service also has popular music videos available for download and free mobile apps for registered cardholders of the Santa Fe Public Library. The Freegal Music apps are available in the Apple® App Store and Google Play®.
“We are very excited to offer this service that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. Our patrons have requested streaming music and this allows the Library to meet their needs. This will be incredibly popular with our patrons, expanding the offerings from the libraries,” said Patricia Hodapp, Director of the Santa Fe Public Library.
For more information about this new service, stop in or call your nearest Reference Librarian at:
Main Library, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6781
La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano St., 955-4862
Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., 955-2820

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Veteran's Day Holiday

All locations of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, in observance of Veteran's Day. Normal hours will resume on Thursday, November 12th.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Photos from Today's Young Adult Craft Program, Book Arts!

Helen Fable came to La Farge today to teach the young adults how to stitch a book together and make different kinds of pop-ups to place inside, as well as a little pocket for our books! The young people of La Farge had a great time and plan to use their new skills for future needed notebooks and handmade gifts. 

Post and Photos by JG

Friday, October 23, 2015

November 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 November!

Main Library Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Norman Flax "Rhapsody in Color" (Acrylics)
Main Library Display Cases: SFPL Children’s Department

La Farge Branch Library: Kate Coleman: Micaceous Clay Pottery

Southside Branch Library: John Read "Disappearing New Mexico" (B & W Photography)

The Main Library is now booked through May 2016 and the monthly art selection meeting, usually scheduled the first Wednesday of the month, will be cancelled until January 2016.