Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Seeking Candidates for the Santa Fe Public Library Board



The Santa Fe Public Library is seeking candidates for the Library Board.  Members are appointed by the Mayor to represent the residents of Santa Fe.  There are two City positions that need to be filled. Applicants must live in the city of Santa Fe. Library Board members serve for three years without compensation.

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 September 11, 2015.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Santa Fe Book Art Celebration: Three Month Event Features Artist Books at the State Capitol Rotunda Gallery, Sept. 4 - Dec. 31




The New Mexico Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe is hosting an exhibit of contemporary book art from Friday, September 4, through Friday, December 11, 2015. All of the 65 artists represented in the exhibit are members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG). They all use a wide range of materials, designs, and techniques to create original works of sculptural or multi-dimensional book art. Dr. Cynthia Sanchez, Executive Director of the Capitol Art Foundation, is the curator and juror. This is the sixth time that the Capitol Art Foundation has invited Santa Fe BAG to exhibit.

The public is invited to a reception on Friday, September 18, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Attendance is free for both the reception and the exhibit.

The exhibit of contemporary book art is the highlight of the Santa Fe Book Art Celebration, which features a wide range of events and activities open to the public. These include hands-on workshops, lectures, presentations, tours, demonstrations, art sales, and receptions. For more information and a full list of events, please visit the Book Arts Group website, www.santafebag.org, or email RotundaShow@gmail.com.

New Mexico’s State Capitol building is at the northwest corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail. For more information about the Capitol Art Foundation call (505) 986-4589, or visit www.nmcapitolart.org.

The Santa Fe Book Arts Group provides resources and opportunities for book artists to learn and share the skills of their craft. BAG consists of about 200 members who participate in workshops, exhibits, and collaborative projects.

Photo Caption: The Journey Within by Pamela MacKellar is one of the 94 artist’s books that will be in an exhibit at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from September 4 through December 11, 2015. The exhibit is the highlight of the Santa Fe Book Art Celebration, a three-month event featuring a wide variety of activities.

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: Catherine Kirkwood “Looking for Tula” (Oils). Opening reception from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, September 5 on the 2nd floor of the Main Library.

Main Library Display Cases: SFPL Children’s Hispanic Heritage Month

La Farge Branch Library: Selena Chavez “Children’s Paintings”

Southside Branch Library: Carol Montoya "Eyes of the Animal Soul" (Watercolors)


The Main Library is now booked through May 2016 and the monthly art selection meeting, usually scheduled the first Wednesday of the month, will cancelled until January 2016.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Indian Market Book Sale, Saturday, August 22, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Main Library

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold a special sale during Indian Market on Saturday, August 22 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue.
Indian Market themed books, discount books, and cold water will be available for sale out on our portal.



Friday, August 14, 2015

What is BRAINFUSE?


HelpNow provides students of all ages with live online tutoring and homework help in English and Spanish from 2 p.m. - 11 p.m., and includes 24/7 access to a comprehensive library of interactive tests, including academic skills assessments, standardized tests, and New Mexico-aligned tests.
 Post and Photo by WC

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Write Your Cookbook at La Farge, Saturday, Aug. 22




New Mexico FamilyPass: Check it out at the Santa Fe Public Library

On Monday, Governor Martinez announced the launch of the Department of Cultural Affairs’ FamilyPass, a partnership with local libraries throughout New Mexico, that provides a pass for free admission (up to 6 people) to 15 state museums and historic sites. Passes are now available at all branches of the Santa Fe Public Library for checkout. Patrons may borrow the pass, which circulates like other library materials, for up to one week. There is a $25 replacement fee for passes that are not returned. Users must sign an agreement to use the pass and fill out a survey after returning it.

“What a wonderful addition to the resources the Library offers the community. This pass is truly a passport for families to use to visit museums and historical sites around the state. It is already proving popular,” stated Patricia Hodapp, director of the Santa Fe Public Library.

“While a number of states have limited passes to museums and historic sites, New Mexico is the first state, to my knowledge, to produce a statewide pass to every location supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs. This is an accomplishment to be proud of and I truly hope and believe that New Mexico’s families will visit their public libraries, check out a pass and learn about the history of their state,” said State Librarian Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer.

“These are wonderful resources that help our families and kids learn and grow,” said DCA Cabinet Secretary Veronica Gonzales. “I’m grateful to Governor Martinez for her leadership in developing tools and resources that help New Mexicans experience more of our state’s history and culture while further reinforcing the skills and knowledge our kids are learning in school.”

The FamilyPass may be used at the following locations:



Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Support Literacy!

The Santa Fe Woman's Club and Library Association, the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy and the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library are Supporting Literacy with a book and audiovisual sale on Saturday, August 8th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: SFWC Clubhouse at 1616 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. Watch for signs.

Proceeds will help the Woman's Club provide educational opportunities for Santa Fe women and help the NM Coalition for Literacy support adult literacy programs.

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library are pleased to assist these two non-profits achieve their goals since we all support literacy in Santa Fe.

There will be a great variety of books and audio-visual titles to choose from. Some items will be specially priced, while most will be priced between $.50 and $3.00.

Come early, buy some coffee and treats, then checkout the great inventory.

Cash, checks and credit cards ($15.00 minimum) will be accepted.


Contact: Susan Sheldon, 505-438-9273. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Get Ready for Kindergarten Program at the Santa Fe Public Library, August 12-13

So your child is going to Kindergarten, please join our children’s librarians at all three Santa Fe Public Library branches on August 12th and 13th, to give your child an introduction of what to expect in Kindergarten. The program will include hearing a story, packing a lunch bag, and making an “information puzzle” about their name, age, and address. This program is for parents, guardians, and pre-kindergarten children.

Stop by your local branch to register or call to sign up.  Registration starts July 31st.

Dates and times:

Main, Wednesday, August 12   at 3:30 p.m. (955-6783)
LaFarge, Thursday, August 13 at 10:45 a.m. (955-4863)
Southside, Wednesday, August 12 at 10:45 a.m. (955-2828)


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Santa Fe Public Library Teams Up with the Food Depot to Provide Free Children’s Books for the Lunchbox Express Program

The Santa Fe Public Library and the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library are joining with the Food Depot this summer to support its Lunchbox Express program. The Lunch Box Express program runs Monday through Friday until August 14, 2015 and delivers sack lunches to children ages 1-18 at three sites throughout the summer.  The Santa Fe Public Library has arranged for each child to get a free book, the Friends of the Library will distribute them with the free lunch on August 3, 2015 at the following sites:

Cottonwood Village, August 3, 2015, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
6441 Cypress St.
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Country Club Gardens, August 3, 2015, 11:45 - 12:15 p.m. 
6151 Airport Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Riverside de Santa Fe Mobile Home Park, August 3, 2015, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. 
7460 Riverside Loop
Santa Fe, NM 87507













August Art Displays at the Santa Fe Public Library Call for Artists

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

Main Library, Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Janice ST. Marie “Pastels”
Main Library, Display Cases: SFPL Children’s Back To School

La Farge Branch Library: Parliamentarian Society

Southside Branch Library: Lee Manning “DEVIATION SERIES: variation from the Usual” (Film & Darkroom Photos)

The Santa Fe Public Library accepts applications from local artists for consideration of art exhibits. All applicants must live in the city or county of Santa Fe, be eligible for a library card, and follow the Information and Exhibit Guidelines and Art Exhibit Policy.

Artists wishing to exhibit their work at the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, may bring a completed Main Library Art Application and three representative pieces of work for review to the Library's Pick Room on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, there are openings for mezzanine shows for February 2016 and later. Paintings, as well as photographic exhibits, will be considered. The Main Library also has glass cases for displaying three dimensional works that are available for October 2015 and later. For more information, please call the Main Library Reference Desk at 505-955-6781.

Artists interested in displaying their work at the Oliver La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano Street, should fill out an Oliver La Farge Branch Art Application and call 505-955-4862.


Artists wishing to exhibit their work at the Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, should fill out a Southside Branch Art Application. The Southside Branch Art Committee will set a date to review and schedule art displays. For more information, please call 505-955-2824.

Southside Summer Reading Bicycle Winners!

Congratulations to Southside Summer Reading Program bicycle winners Candice, Sonja, and Leandro!






(Pictures by AB)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

La Farge Summer Reading Bicycle Winners!

Great day for Emily, Ian, Aaliyah, and Steven! They joined the Summer Reading Program, read lots of books, and each won a bicycle! Stephen Newhall, who represents bike donors Rob and Charlie’s Bike Shop and the Santa Fe Century Bike Club, presented the bicycle winners. Also on hand to help mark the occasion was Mayor Javier Gonzalez and La Farge Library branch manager Kathryn Spangle. Thanks again to all our magnificent sponsors for making our summer reading program such a walloping success!
Hearty congratulations to all young people who checked out library books and made reading part of their summer!








(Post and Photos by WC)



Friday, July 24, 2015

Max Early: Poetry Reading, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5:30–7:00 pm, Free and open to the public

Check out this great reading next week!  The Woven Olla by Randy Walker at our Southside Branch Library was inspired by the pottery of Max Early:


Max Early: Poetry Reading

2015 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellow

Artist Talk, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 107 West Barcelona Road.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5:30–7:00 pm, Free and open to the public


Hailing from Laguna Pueblo, Max is currently the Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at the School for Advanced Research where he is working on his second book of poetry. Max will read his original poetry in English and his native Keresan language.
Please join us Tuesday, July 28 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 107 West Barcelona Road. Reception at 5:30 p.m. Reading at 6:00 p.m.
For more information about the presentation, please call 505-954-7237.
For more information about Max Early, click here.
Supported by a generous grant from Lannan Foundation.
This is not an activity of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Santa Fe Environmental Services Expands Curbside Recycling Program

Beginning July 20, 2015, the City of Santa Fe Environmental Services Division has expanded the materials collected in our curbside recycling program. 

Additional materials to be accepted will be:

Phone Books
Paperboard/Chipboard (e.g., cereal boxes, egg cartons, beverage packaging material) 
Paperback and Hardcover Books
Plastics (#3 - #7), including bottles, jars, yogurt/margarine tubs, deli/salad clamshells (non acceptable plastics include styrofoam and plastic bags)
Milk Cartons and Drink Boxes.   

The additional materials can be added to your mixed recycling container, and glass must be in the separate in the second container. 

Santa Fe Residents can pick up recycling containers Monday through Friday at 1142 Siler Road, Building A.  Recycling bins are often made available at certain community events like Santa Fe Bandstand and others.

Mayor Javier M. Gonzales said, “As we continue to lead Santa Fe toward greater sustainability, we’ve got to continually push the envelope a little further when it comes to reducing our impact. Even as we explore new and exciting technologies in sustainability – some of the basics never change, and recycling is one of those basics. One of our biggest impacts can come by reusing materials, reducing what we throw away and recycling what we can.”


For more information please contact the Environmental Services Division at 505.955.2200 or 505.955-2209.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Here Comes the Storyteller! Joe Hayes Returns to the Wheelwright Museum, July 25 - Aug. 16


July 25 through August 16, 2015
Saturday and Sunday Evenings at 7:00 p.m. 


Santa Fe's premier storyteller is back with stirring tales of the great Southwest! Joe Hayes is a nationally recognized author and storyteller, notable for his bilingual performances and books. Throughout the years, Joe has won a number of awards for his books and storytelling.

Joe Hayes will be storytelling on Saturday and Sunday evenings at the Wheelwright Museum, beginning this Saturday, July 25, and concluding Sunday, August 16, 2015. Bring a chair or blanket for festival seating on the museum grounds. A favorite event for all ages!



Free Admission  


Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

704 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-982-4636 or 1-800-607-4636
Open Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.