Tuesday, September 13, 2016

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum: District Attorney, Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Main Library

Join us at the candidate forum for the office of District Attorney, 1st Judicial District.

Candidate forums are the best way for voters to get to know the candidates in an unscripted program in which the audience poses the questions and candidates answer from their own personal knowledge.

During the forum, each candidate will have a few minutes to give introductory remarks.  After that,  the moderator will read the questions submitted in writing by the audience and screened by a panel of LWVSFC members.

Candidates attending:
Marco Peter Serna (D), candidate for District Atty Jud Dist 1
Yvonne M Chicoine (R), candidate for District Atty Jud Dist 1

Come and submit your questions to the candidates for this important position.

Southisde Family Matinee: Cloudy with a chance of meatballs, Saturday, Sept. 17


Thursday, September 01, 2016

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Book Sale at the Main Library, September 17-18



Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold a book sale at the Main Library (145 Washington Ave.) on September 17 & 18. Discount books will be located in the Tatum Community Room (2nd Floor) and specially-priced books will be available in the Southwest Room.

• Saturday, Sept. 17th: Members only from 10:00 a.m.–Noon (Memberships available at the door),     open to the public noon–4:00 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 18th: 1:00–3:30 p.m., open to the public, Bag Day in the Tatum Community Room, $5/bag, bags provided; specials continue in SW Room.

Specialty books and items are individually priced. Discount books and items as follows: Hardcover books $1.00 each, Paperback books 50¢ each or 3 for $1.00, Children’s books 25¢ each, CDs 50¢ per disc, DVDs $1.00 each.








Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fiesta de Santa Fe Closures

All Santa Fe Public Library locations will close at 1pm in observance of Fiesta de Santa Fe on Friday, September 9.  The La Farge Branch and Southside Branch will return to regular hours on Saturday, September 10.

Main Library will also close in observance of Fiesta de Santa Fe on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 and return to regular hours on Monday, September 12.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Udall Serving YoU Office Hours in Santa Fe County, Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Southside



For Immediate Release
Contact: Jennifer Talhelm


TUESDAY: Udall Serving YoU Office Hours in Santa Fe County

On Tuesday, September 13, a representative from the office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall will hold Udall Serving YoU Office Hours for Santa Fe County residents who need help with issues related to federal agencies. Office hours will be held in Santa Fe from 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Southside Branch Library (6599 Jaguar Dr.). Residents of Santa Fe and the surrounding communities are encouraged to stop by.

“If you need assistance with a federal agency, my staff will guide you through the process and do whatever they can to help,” Udall said. “I encourage you to meet with them during our Udall Serving YoU community office hours so we can review your case and learn what options are available.” 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
WHAT: Udall Serving YoU Office Hours in Santa Fe
TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Southside Branch Library
6599 Jaguar Drive
Santa Fe, NM


Some of the areas Udall can help YoU with include: 

Veterans: Veterans’ benefits, eligibility determinations, VA home loans, and replacements of medals earned. 

Social Security: Social Security benefits and eligibility, missing checks.

Immigration: Assistance with facilitating the naturalization application process, immigrant petitions for relatives and adjustment of status applications that are delayed or lost. 

Passports: Obtaining an emergency passport, help with a lost passport and overseas travel restrictions.

Students: Nominations to the U.S. Military Service Academies.


Friday, August 26, 2016

September 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 September!

Main Library Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Gary Kowalski, “Brushes with Santa Fe” (Oils). Opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 1st from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Main Display Cases: SFPL Children’s Department – Hispanic Heritage Month

La Farge Branch Library: Rebecca Deem: Art and Science

Southside Branch Library: The Mark Westberg Experience (Multi-media)

Books and Babies and Bilingual Books and Babies at the Santa Fe Public Library




 Books and Babies is a program for babies 6 months to 2-years-old and their caregivers. It’s never too early to start your child on the road to reading!

Come join our play and language group for small children and their caregivers. Your child will enjoy books, songs, and finger games from the comfort of your lap. Oral traditions and books will provide an important pre-reading experience for your child. Learn how everyday experiences can pave the way to learning success in the future. This program is presented by Dahlia Cummings.
The fall session runs from September 6 through December 15:

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library (145 Washington Ave., 955-6837)
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the La Farge Branch Library (1730 Llano St., 955-4863)
Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. at the Southside Branch Library (6599 Jaguar Dr., 955-2828)

Bilingual Books and Babies is a new program for babies 6 months to 2-years-old and their caregivers.
Your child will enjoy books, songs, and finger games mostly in Spanish. Come and join our play and language group for small children and their caregivers. This program is presented by Dahlia Cummings and Sarah Guzman.

This session runs from September 21 through October 26 at the Southside Branch Library only:
Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
6599 Jaguar Drive
505-955-2828

This is a free program that is sponsored by the Brindle Foundation and Anonymous Books and Babies Fund.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Books and Babies Fall 2016

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Labor Day Holiday Closing

All Santa Fe Public Library locations are closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5 and will return to regular hours on Tuesday, September 6.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Indian Market Book Sale at the Main Library, Saturday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold its Indian Market Book Sale on Saturday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of the Main Library.

The sale will feature Indian themed books specially chosen for the market as well as discount books.  Stop by to purchase some great books at great prices.

All proceeds from the sale of donated materials are used to purchase new resources and support programs for the Santa Fe Public Libraries.