Friday, May 01, 2015

MAKE Santa Fe Presents A Pop-Up Maker Demonstration at Southside, Saturday, May 16

May 2015 Art Displays

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

Main Library Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Robert Zumwalt “This and That” (acrylics)
Main Library Display Cases: Children’s Summer Reading Program “Every Hero Has a Story”

La Farge Branch Library: Cooking with Kids: Bean Books

Southside Branch Library: Barbara Grogin “Pastels of New Mexico” (pastels and oils)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Congratulations to Santa Fe's 1st Poet Laureate, Arthur Sze, a 2015 Pulitzer Finalist!

Compass Rose by Arthur Sze (Copper Canyon Press)
A collection in which the poet uses capacious intelligence and lyrical power to offer a dazzling picture of our inter-connected world.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Literacy Volunteers of Santa Fe Presents Sandra Cisneros with Levi Romero, May 14th and Discussion Groups April 23 & 25 and May 7

To enhance your appreciation of the Cisneros discussion, take advantage of the opportunity to discuss The House on Mango Street with an experienced discussion leader at the main library on Thursday, April 23, at 5:30 or Saturday, April 25, at 10:30, or at the Southside Library on Thursday, May 7 at 5 p.m.

Pictures from the Earth Day Craft at La Farge

Citrus bird feeders! We placed them around in the Children’s courtyard for our La Farge bird friends.

Photos and Post by JG

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015

What a great way to celebrate Library Week.  Thank you Friends from the staff at Main. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Southside Book Sale, April 18-19

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library is holding a weekend sale at the Southside Branch Library on April 18 and 19, 2015.

No "members only" time. Open to the public all hours of the sale.

Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hardback books are $1.00. Paperback books are $.50 or 3/$1.00. Media is real cheap, too.
Special items will be individually priced.

Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. is Bag Day! Fill a paper bag full for $5.00. Bags are  provided.

Teachers are encouraged to attend on Sunday starting at 2:00 p.m. All materials used in classrooms or other educational programs are free. Please show identification upon arrival.

The Friends sponsor library programs through your support.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Digital Magazines Are Now Available From the Santa Fe Public Library

The Santa Fe Public Library has expanded its digital collection with the addition of OverDrive Periodicals at This new collection features over 60 popular digital magazines, including Car & Driver, Golf Digest, National Geographic, Dwell, Glamour, Outside, Wired, and many others.

Users can check out periodicals on the same digital library website where they currently borrow eBooks.  All that is required is a valid Santa Fe Public Library card and to create a NOOK account. Titles can be read via a NOOK tablet device or Free NOOK Reading App available on Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android (Phones & Tablets) and Windows 8 (PCs & Tablets).

“The Library is so pleased to offer online magazines to our patrons, in addition to our popular eBooks and eAudiobooks. In response to patron requests, the Library now has over 60 magazines online,” stated Patricia Hodapp, Director of Libraries.

Check out our selection and please ask our Reference Librarians for any needed assistance.

Monday, March 30, 2015

SFPL Presents: Sun Catcher Craft, April 14-15

City of Santa Fe Easter Weekend Holiday Hours

The City of Santa Fe is advising the public of Easter weekend holiday hours and closures. Most City of Santa Fe offices and Municipal Court will be closed at noon on Friday, April 3, 2015 and on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.

Public Libraries
Santa Fe public libraries will close at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015. All branches will be open regular hours on Saturday, April 4, 2015. The Main and Southside branch libraries will be open on Easter Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Recreation Centers
Fort Marcy Recreation Center, the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, and the Salvador Perez Pool will close at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015. The Genoveva Chavez Community Center and Salvador Perez Pool will be open regular hours on Easter Sunday.

Santa Fe Trails
Santa Fe Trails bus service will operate on its regular schedule on Friday, April 3, 2015 and for the weekend.

Trash and Recycling Services

Santa Fe trash and recycling services will be picked up on its regular schedule on Friday, April 3, 2015 and for the weekend.

Friday, March 27, 2015

April Art Displays at SFPL

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

Main Library Tybie Satin Davis Gallery and Display Cases: Laura Cowan, “Here, There, & Everywhere” (romantic watercolors and new fused glass). Artist reception will be held on Wednesday, April 1 from 5-7 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Main Library (145 Washington Ave.).

La Farge Branch Library: Michelle Kulish, “Floral Designs”

Southside Branch Library: ARTsmart Students, “Spring ARTsmart Student Exhibit” (mixed media). ARTsmart (formerly F.A.C.T.) is a 501c3 nonprofit that was founded in 1993. It provides more than 2,200 hours of instruction in the visual arts to the youth of New Mexico each year.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

SFPL Presents: Catch the World Beat with Helen Trencher, "The Percussion Lady", March 20-21

New Mexico Battle of the Books 2015

Battle of the Books 2015
Santa Fe Community College – April 18,  2015
The annual New Mexico Battle of the Books competition is designed for elementary and middle school aged students who enjoy reading, having fun and demonstrating their knowledge of books.
Make sure to register your team by March 25th if you are using the online registration form.  If you are printing out the registration form and mailing it in, please make sure that the enveloped is postmarked by March 20th.
The 2015 Battle of the Books registration begins at 9:00 a.m, Saturday, April 18th at the Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87508