Monday, June 27, 2016

Seeking candidates for Santa Fe Public Library Board


The Santa Fe Public Library is seeking candidates for the Library Board. Ideal candidates are actively involved in our community with an open mind to a 21st Century library system in Santa Fe. We are seeking potential Library Board candidates with skills in any of the following: technology, new media, and computer literacy; youth advocacy; knowledge of local government; urban planning; or community development.

There is one City position available to applicants that live within the Santa Fe city limits. Library Board members serve for three years without compensation. 

City members are appointed by the Mayor to represent the residents of Santa Fe. The seven member Library Board was created as an advisory board to the City Council and is charged with working with the Library Administration to provide advice on policies such as the use of the library, book selection, acceptance of gifts and bequests, management and operation, and other appropriate matters. The Library Board meets monthly.

 Interested residents may apply by submitting a letter of interest and a resume to:
 Maria Finley
 Santa Fe Public Library
145 Washington Avenue
 Santa Fe, NM 87501

Or hand deliver to the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, by 5:00 pm on July 8, 2016.
For more information call 955-6789.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Hero In You Foundation Honors Santa Fe Firefighters with New R. Hero Sculpture; Dalmatian Sculpture at Fire Station 3 Honors Heroes and First Responders



The Santa Fe Fire Department, City Mayor Javier Gonzales, first responders and local community members will come together at Fire Station 3 on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2:30p.m. for the public unveiling and dedication of “R. Hero,” a six-foot-tall, red Dalmatian puppy sculpture that honors first responders and inspires youth to become heroes. The large aluminum Dalmatian puppy sculpture seeks to encourage conversation between children and their parents, caregivers and teachers about the traits of a hero – courage, respect, honor and compassion for others.

“The R. Hero public art display is a celebration of our local heroes. As families visit Fire Station 3, we hope this sculpture will serve as a reminder of these heroes and the contributions they make, here in Santa Fe and across the globe,” said Bunni Benaron, founder of The Hero In You Foundation. “But it doesn’t stop there, the Foundation wants to encourage the next generations to become heroes and ‘earn their hero spots’ by doing heroic deeds for others in their daily lives.”

The Hero In You Foundation recently launched “R. Hero’s Rules for Safety,” an educational program, free to the community, that teaches children five safety steps to follow in case of an emergency, as well as an online curriculum. Rocket, an animated Dalmatian puppy, helps children find “the hero in you,” while learning more about the work of all first responders. The dedication is open to the public. All attendees will receive an R. Hero coloring book and additional resources at the event.

As one of 25 unique “R. Hero” locations across the nation, with an additional international placement in El Salvador, Fire Station 3 in Santa Fe joins other fire stations, children’s museums, parks, children’s hospitals and other public venues across the nation as part of the “Dalmatian Nation.”

For more information about The Hero In You Foundation or to view the R. Hero video series and curriculum, please visit www.theheroinyoufoundation.org, Facebook.com/TheHeroInYouFoundation or twitter.com/THIYFoundation.

Summer Reading 2016: Flying Debris Show, June 24-25


Don't Miss Peace Pets, Today and Tomorrow!


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Seeking Candidates for Santa Fe Public Library Board



The Santa Fe Public Library is seeking candidates for the Library Board. Ideal candidates are actively involved in our community with an open mind to a 21st Century library system in Santa Fe. We are seeking potential Library Board candidates with skills in any of the following: technology, new media, and computer literacy; youth advocacy; knowledge of local government; urban planning; or community development.

There is one City position available to applicants that live within the Santa Fe city limits. Library Board members serve for three years without compensation. 

City members are appointed by the Mayor to represent the residents of Santa Fe. The seven member Library Board was created as an advisory board to the City Council and is charged with working with the Library Administration to provide advice on policies such as the use of the library, book selection, acceptance of gifts and bequests, management and operation, and other appropriate matters. The Library Board meets monthly.

 Interested residents may apply by submitting a letter of interest and a resume to:
 Maria Finley
 Santa Fe Public Library
145 Washington Avenue
 Santa Fe, NM 87501

Or hand deliver to the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, by 5:00 pm on July 8, 2016.
For more information call 955-6789.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

More Summer Reading Photos



As part of the library’s Summer Reading Program, Marlen Magdalenda of Musical Instruments of the Southwest talked about and played different Native American Instruments.  Participants thought it was “cool and interesting!”  They were also fascinated by the beautiful handmade instruments made from different materials such as yucca stalk, pinon sap, bamboo, clay and more. 


(Photos and text by WC)




Thursday, June 09, 2016

Solar Astronomy Project visits Santa Fe Public Library



Participants were able to watch live solar activity and learn about our sun.  Solar system and sun books started flying off the shelves as young astronomers found a new interest at their library.  Depicted here: it was fun and interesting for young Giuliana and her mother Melissa, as well as library staffer Maria.  Even visitors to the historic plaza were able to find something new and interesting from the City Different!  


(Post and photos by WC)