Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Finalists in Letters and Drama

Winners and Finalists for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Letters and Drama 

For Fiction, Donna Tart's, "The Goldfinch," won. Fiction finalists included "The Son," by Philip Meyer, and "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul," by Bob Shacochis.


For Poetry, "3 Sections," by Vijay Seshadri won. Poetry finalists included, "The Sleep of Reason," by Morri Creech, and "The Big Smoke," by Adrian Matejka.

For Drama, "The Flick," by Annie Baker won. Drama finalists included, "The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence," by Madeleine George, and "Fun Home," book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori.

For General Non-Fiction, "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation" by Dan Fagin won. General Non-Fiction finalists included "The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide," by Gary J. Bass, and "The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War," by Fred Kaplan.

For Biography or Autobiography"Margaret Fuller: A New American Life," by Megan Marshall. Biography and Autobiography finalists included "Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World," by Leo Damrosch, and "Karl Marx: A Nineteenth-Century Life," by Jonathan Sperber. 


For History"The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832," by Alan Taylor won. History finalists included "A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America," by Jacqueline Jones, and "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety," byEric Schlosser.


(Image: By Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) (http://www.pulitzer.org) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)


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Monday, April 21, 2014

Friends of SFPL Spring Book Sale, April 26-27 at Main

Saturday, April 26, from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Hardcovers for $1, paperbacks 3 for $1, and children's books for 25¢. High-quality, specially priced books in the beautiful Southwest Room. Friends member hours from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. You can become a member at the door if you are not already one.

Sunday, April 27 is Bag Day from 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fill a provided bag for only $4.
Cash or checks only, please. Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Earth Day Community Conversation on Sustainability, April 22, 2014 at Southside Library Community Room

Come learn about the Sustainable Santa Fe Plan and join a community conversation about your priorities in its implementation. Bring your ideas and share them with your neighbors. Tell your government how they can support you in improving the quality of life in the south side of Santa Fe.

What: Earth Day Community Conversation on Sustainability

When: April 22, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.


Where: The Southside Library Community Room; 6599 Jaguar Drive; Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe has been selected by the Earth Day Network to become one of six spotlight Green Cities in the US. The Green Cities campaign aims to help cities accelerate their transition to a more sustainable future. The campaign is working on a national and global scale to recognize outstanding sustainability programs and policies that can be replicated in other cities around the world. Over the next two years, Santa Fe will work with Earth Day Network to bring together stakeholders in the community, organize dialogues about how to make Santa Fe more sustainable, and implement on-the-ground projects to green the City’s building, energy, and transportation infrastructure.

“We are thrilled that Santa Fe has been selected to be a Green City,” said Katherine Mortimer; Sustainable Santa Fe Programs Manager. “We work hard to make Santa Fe a model sustainable city and this recognition both validates our work and provides us with technical assistance to do even more.”

This community conversation is being supported by Earth Day Network, a national organization that grew out of the first Earth Day. Earth Day Network works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

There will be children’s story telling in an adjacent room for toddlers and young children.

“Santa Fe has set its sights on becoming a model green city,” said Franklin Russell, Director of Earth Day at Earth Day Network. “Santa Fe’s commitment to improving its sustainability will improve the quality of life of its citizens, save taxpayer money and energy, and help ensure a healthier future for the city. Earth Day Network is proud to work with Santa Fe as a spotlight city in the Green Cities campaign.”

Earth Day Network’s Green Cities campaign is a two-year campaign to help cities accelerate their transition to a more sustainable future through education, investments in efficiency and renewable energy, and public policy. The campaign will focus on three areas: energy, transportation, and buildings. For more information about the campaign, visit: www.earthday.org/greencities.


Earth Day Network mobilizes over one billion people in 192 countries through year-round advocacy, education, and public policy campaigns to protect the environment.www.earthday.org

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Last Session of the Season for Science After School is April 22-23

Do you like science? Do you enjoy doing science experiments? Then these FREE classes are for you! For children ages 6-12. Registration is required and starts two weeks before each class begins. Please register by calling the appropriate library:
  • Tuesday, April 22, 3:30p.m.-4:30p.m. Oliver La Farge Branch
  • Tuesday, April 22, 3:30p.m.-4:30p.m. Southside Branch
  • Wednesday, April 23, 3:30p.m.-4:30p.m. Main Library
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Santa Fe Public Library Easter Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 18: Libraries close at 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 19: Libraries open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, April 20: All libraries, including Main, are closed

Regular hours resume Monday, April 21.

Monday, April 14, 2014

City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis to Host Poetry Reading at the Santa Fe Community Gallery on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 6:00 p.m

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis will host “Santa Fe Poets 4,” the fourth of six readings, the remainder of which will take place over the next three months at various venues in and around Santa Fe. Each reading will feature a different group of five poets reading with the poet laureate. The April reading will take place in the Santa Fe Community Gallery. The event is free.

At this reading, Davis will read from his new manuscript and from his most recent book, Preliminary Report, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2010. In addition to being Santa Fe’s fourth poet laureate, Davis is Director of the Low Residency MFA Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he has taught for 23 years.

Joining Davis for Santa Fe Poets 4 will be:

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, who was born in Beijing and grew up in Massachusetts and is the author of thirteen books of poetry, including, most recently, Hello, the Roses (New Directions, 2013) and I Love Artists: New and Selected Poems (U. of California, 2006). She lives in New York City and northern New Mexico.

Valerie Martinez, former Santa Fe Poet Laureate, who is the author of four books of poetry, including, most recently, Each and Her (University of Arizona Press, 2010), which won the 2011 Arizona Book Award. Her first book of poetry, Absence, Luminescent won the Larry Levis Prize.

James Thomas Stevens, who was born in Niagara Falls, New York, and is a member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation. Stevens has published seven books of poetry, including Combing the Snakes from His Hair, for which he was awarded a 2000 Whiting Writer’s Award. He teaches creative writing and literature at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Elaine Upton is an educator and translator and the author of a collection of poems, Children of Apartness (Washington Writers’ Publishing House).

(Carol Moldaw, the scheduled fifth reader, has had to cancel and will participate, instead, in Santa Fe Poets 6 in June.)

The Santa Fe Community Gallery is located in the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on 201 West Marcy Street. For more information, call Jon Davis at 505-424-2365 or e-mail him at jdavissimo52@gmail.com.


Established in 2005, the Poet Laureate program actively promotes poetry and the spoken word as integral parts of our civic life.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Meet Mayor Javier M. Gonzales


Public Office Hours for the Community Scheduled for April

Mayor Javier M. Gonzales announces that he will be hosting office hours to meet and address questions from Santa Fe residents. No appointment necessary and it is a first come first serve sign-up opportunity to come and meet with Mayor Gonzales. He will be available to answer questions, discuss your ideas or concerns, or just to say hello.

The first session is scheduled for:

Who:               Mayor Javier M. Gonzales

What:              Public Office Hours for the Community

When:             Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Where:            The Genoveva Chavez Community Center
3221 W Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507

The second session is scheduled for:

Who:               Mayor Javier M. Gonzales

What:              Public Office Hours for the Community

When:             Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where:            Main Library
145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Have a question about city government? An issue you'd like to bring to the City Council's attention? Or just curious about what the Mayor and Council do? Stop by and chat with Mayor Javier M. Gonzales during his public office hours. No appointment necessary. If you have any questions, please contact the Noah Berke 505-955-6647.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

April Events at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

MoCNA's Annual IAIA BFA Exhibition
April 11 - May 18, 2014
Closing reception | Thursday, May 15 | 4-6pm

The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts presents the annual Institute of American Indian Arts BFA Student Exhibition. This year's BFA exhibition celebrates the class of 2013/14 and showcases a diversity of styles that combine traditional skill and contemporary vision.The exhibition features a wide-range of works selected by a distinguished jury and include photography, painting, sculpture, installation, printmaking and jewelry. A closing will take place on Thursday, May 15, from 4-6p.m.  


Family Day
Celebrate Earth Day with your Family at MoCNA 
Sunday, April 12 | 12-4pm 
Families are invited to participate in a range of art-making activities that highlight contemporary Native arts. MoCNA welcomes families with children of all ages. Programs are geared towards K - 5. Noon - 2 p.m. Join Native artists Nani Chacon and Heidi Brandow in creating a community mural and a book making workshop 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Exhibition artist, David Sloan will give a short talk on his art practice to be followed by Street Art Under the Portal, a chalk art project inspired by current MoCNA exhibitions.3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Snack, Sing-a-long and Story Telling with Emmett "Shkeme" Garcia, from the Pueblos of Tamaya (Santa Ana) and Walatowa (Jemez). 

This event is free for families and supported in part by the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Santa Fe Public Schools Native American Student Services Parent Committee and Whole Foods Market.

Brown Bag it with MoCNA
Crazy Days at the Lazy H: The James Luna Archive 
Wednesday, April 16, | 12-1pm
Center Lifelong Education 2nd Floor - Common Area -
This event will be held on the IAIA Campus. Click here for a map

Bring your lunch and join MoCNA Curator of Collections, Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer (Hopi/Choctaw) and IAIA Archivist Ryan S. Flahive as they discuss the adventures of collecting the archive of performance and installation artist James Luna (Luiseno/Diegueno) at his home on the La Jolla Indian Reservation in California. They will discuss lessons learned from the process and future goals for a public living Native artist repository at IAIA.
This free lunchtime series will feature guest speakers, open dialogue and engaging discussions around contemporary Native art.

Content and Analysis in Native Art:
Moving Past Form and Function (Panel Discussion) 
Wednesday, April 23 | 12 - 2 p.m. 
MoCNA Main Gallery 

The Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce its 2014 Speaker Series. This series was developed jointly between the School for Advanced Research and Institute of American Indian Arts and will take place at SAR and MoCNA. Speakers will delve into subjects surrounding art, interpretation, and the business of art. This panel features content and analysis in Native art. Many contemporary Native artists have expressed concern that their work is often examined in terms of materials, process, and function, while a more in-depth content analysis is overlooked. This panel discussion looks at the issue and its history. This panel features: Lara Evans, Cherokee Nation, art historian, art history faculty, Institute of American Indian Arts, Kade L. Twist, Cherokee Nation, multidisciplinary artist, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Nez Perce/Onondaga, painter and Carolyn Kastner, Curator, O'Keeffe Museum (moderator)

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Technology Tuesday April 8, 10a.m. at the Southside Branch

Clueless about your new tablet? Need to fill out an online job application and don't know where to begin? Want to learn how to check out e-books from the library and need help getting started? The Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, is here to help with all your questions. This free workshop is designed to help beginning computer users in need of a little basic technology support.

Join us on Tuesday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. in the Southside Library's Community Room.

The workshop will begin with a 15-20 minute presentation on a specific computer or technology-related topic, followed by an open forum session to answer general computer questions and work through basic computer problems.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet, and any computer questions they may have. For more information, or to register please contact the Southside Reference Desk at (505) 955-2820.


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Family Bedtime Stories, Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30p.m. Oliver La Farge Branch

The Oliver La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano Street, offers a series of Family Bedtime Stories. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30p.m. when Children's Librarian, Walter Cook, will conduct story times.

Cook has been a Children's Librarian for over ten years. Telling stories to families is one of my favorite things about being a Children's Librarian. Not only am I sharing great stories, I see families together listening and creating their own memories, says Cook.

Children and their families are invited to participate in fun stories and hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity to make literature come alive for the whole family, as well as build memories and stimulate family conversations.

For more information please call (505) 955-4867.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.


April Art at SFPL

Stop by any and all branches of the Santa Fe Public Library during the month of April to appreciate the art shows that will be on display until the end of the month.

Main Library, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6781:

Tybie Davis Satin Gallery: Portraits of Turkey: Troy to Taksim Square, photographs by Kerri Cottle. Artist slide-show talk on Thursday, April 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m. with opening reception to follow.

Main Library Display Cases: Enchanted Woods: woodturned pieces by Enchanted Woodturners of Santa Fe


Oliver La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano St., 955-4862:
Plaid All Over by Nena Mastrangelo & Cheri Ibes


Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Dr., 955-2820:
Mixed media works of art by Fine Arts for Children (FACT) students ages 5 to 18

SFPL Presents: Teatro Paraguas, April 11-12


Friday, March 21, 2014

City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis Hosts Poetry Reading at the Santa Fe Public Library, Southside Branch Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis will host “Santa Fe Poets 3,” the third of six readings, the remainder of which will take place over the next four months at various venues in and around Santa Fe. Each reading will feature a different group of five poets reading with the poet laureate. The March reading will take place in the community room at the Santa Fe Public Library, Southside Branch. The event is free.

At this reading, Davis will read from his new manuscript and from his most recent book, Preliminary Report, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2010. In addition to being Santa Fe’s fourth poet laureate, Davis is Director of the Low Residency MFA Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he has taught for 23 years.

Joining Davis for Santa Fe Poets 3 will be:

Will Barnes, who teaches middle-school science and language arts and has a consulting business in rangeland and riparian monitoring and restoration. He has poems in CutBank and the Taos Journal of Poetry and Art.

Monika Cassell, who is chair of the English Department at New Mexico School for the Arts, a statewide charter arts school. She is working on a translation of the German poet Durs Grünbein’s Porzellan.

Matt Donovan, who is Co-Chair of Creative Writing and Literature at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. He is the author ofVellum (Houghton Mifflin/Mariner, 2007), which won both the 2006 Bakeless Prize in Poetry and the 2008 Larry Levis Reading Prize. Donovan is the recipient of a Rome Prize in Literature, a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Christopher Johnson, who is Production Manager at Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse and host of the Collected Words poetry show. He is a member of the Artist Collective Meow Wolf and a poet, freelance writer, and reporter whose articles and poems have appeared in Photo-Eye Magazine, The American Poetry Review, and The Weekly Alibi.

Kim Parko, who teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and is the author of three collections of poetry and flash fiction, The Rest of the World Seems Unlikely (Achilles Chapbook Series), Three Acts with Vincent (Mud Luscious Press), and Cure All (Caketrain Press).

The Santa Fe Public Library, Southside Branch, is located at 6599 Jaguar Drive. For more information, call Jon Davis at 505-424-2365 or e-mail him at jdavissimo52@gmail.com.


Established in 2005, the Poet Laureate program actively promotes poetry and the spoken word as integral parts of our civic life.


Science After School, 3rd Session, March 25-26