Thursday, December 28, 2017

Photos from Friday Afternoon Art Gingerbread Houses

There were infants on laps, but the youngest who actually worked on a house was  2 yrs. old.  There were kids of all ages (including teens) and parents and grandparents.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Photos from the Jan Brett visit

Santa Fe Public Library would like to thank Jan Brett for her visit to the Main Library last week. We had a lot of fun! Here are some photos of the event.

Photos by WC and CD

Winter Decorations at the Main Library

It's beginning to look a lot like ... winter! Huge thanks to the Parks and Recreation Department
@CityofSantaFeParksandRecreation for decorating us in royal winter style!

 Post and photos by AA

Monday, December 04, 2017

FAA: Printmaking, December 8 at Southside

REMINDER: 30th Anniversary Celebration of the opening of the Main Library, Sunday, December 10, 2:30 p.m.

The Santa Fe Public Library’s Main Library is celebrating 30 years at its current location of 145 Washington Avenue on Sunday, December 10 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00pm.

The Library is inviting those who helped move the old Library from 120 Washington Avenue across the street to its current location in 1987 as special guests for the Celebration!   All are asked to join us in celebration and to sign a special guest book to commemorate the 30th Anniversary.

Please come join us for a trip down memory lane with bizcochitos and live music from the MARC Record Trio! The band plays a bohemian mix of covers from everywhere, on guitar, bass, accordion, and percussion. A reception in the Community Room will welcome new and former Library supporters. The Library asks that the public invite their friends and neighbors to come by to celebrate and say hello.

Members of the community and staff, coordinated by Library Director Marcy Litzenberg, formed a chain across Washington Avenue and 20,000 books were placed in the new Library building. Over 1,100 residents joined the chain and helped open the Library in 1987. The Library was assisted in the celebration by the members of the Santa Fe Woman’s Club and Library Association. The original Library in Santa Fe was founded by the Woman’s Board of Trade and Library Association in 1896 in the barracks at Fort Marcy.

The current Library was formerly a Court House and then redesigned as City Hall, with the fire department and police department in the building.  City Council met in the old judges’ chamber which today is the Southwest Reading Room.

The original Berardinelli Building was designed by the famous architect John Gaw Meem and completed in 1932. His design of the Southwest Reading Room includes a parquet floor, library tables, and floor to ceiling glass cases for rare books. The high plaster walls support a wooden ceiling of boards laid over with carved wooden vigas and carved crossbeams.  The wrought iron lamps and tin chandeliers add a soft glow to the room. The room is popular for readers and computer users today.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Santa Fe Public Library presents WRAP: Winter Reading Appreciation Program, December 15th – January 3rd

Jess Checks Y.A.: The 57 Bus

The 57 Bus:

A True Story of Two Teenagers

and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

By Dashka Slater 
Two High School students, from two drastically different realities, share the same bus on their way to and from school. One, a white teen, attends a private school in Berkeley, while the other, a black male, goes to Oakland High. Sasha is Agender, appears male but doesn’t identify as a male or female. Sasha is very smart with supportive parents and peers, has a bold sense of style, often in Steampunk fashion and skirts. 
Sasha Fleischman
Richard lives in East Oakland where the community struggles with high crime and poverty. He has lost many friends and family to gun violence. His mother works extremely long hours to support her family. School is difficult for Richard, it is easy for him to fall through the cracks at O High, but he works closely with a school counselor to try to pass his classes and get to graduate. People know him as a fun-loving prankster with a big heart, who has been dealt a good deal of difficulties in his young life. 
Richard Thomas, left, with his brother, Derriyon
One day as the two teens’ lives passed by each other on the 57 Bus, Sasha was asleep near where Richard and his friends were sat. The friends noticed that Sasha was wearing a skirt and found it to be weird and disagreeable. Richard is dared to flick his lighter at the skirt and quickly, what was suppose to be a small, laughable flame, became a person’s legs completely engulfed in fire.  After the senseless crime, Richard now faces the court for hate crimes and possible life in prison.  Sasha returns home after months of surgeries and recovery. The community hangs rainbow flags throughout the streets, the school body all wears skirts in support of Sasha. 
The 57 Bus is an important read for teens and educators. It creates great opportunity for conversation and deep thought about divided communities, both racial and financial, gender identity, and the justice system. One single thoughtless crime can alter lives forever. Richard’s careless “prank” destroys his chances of graduating High School and having a brighter future than family before him. Sasha’s attack thrusts the teen into the spotlight which builds a stronger, more supportive and aware community, that work toward creating a safer, more inclusive world for all genders. Both of these teens’ story deserve attention.

Check Out The 57 Bus from SFPL!

Slater, Dashka. The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives. NY,NY. Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). October, 2017. Print. ISBN: 978-0374303235. Hardback. $11.55

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Children's Author Jan Brett at the Main Library, Thursday, December 10 at 10:30 a.m.!

Legendary children’s book author and illustrator, Jan Brett, will be at the Santa Fe Public Library's Main Library (145 Washington Ave.) on Thursday, December 7th at 10:30 a.m. She will be presenting an illustration demonstration as well as signing books. Books will be on sale at the event or, if you can’t make it, Bee Hive is taking orders now and will get your books signed for you.
For information, please call Bee Hive at 505.780.8051.

This event is sponsored by Bee Hive Books and the Santa Fe Public Library.