Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Western Author JD March Book Talk, Monday, June 29 at the Southside Branch Library

Spur Award finalist and True West Magazine’s “2014 Best New Western Author” JD March will discuss their debut novel, Dance with the Devil, at the Southside Branch Library (6599 Jaguar Drive) on Monday, June 29th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Friday, June 19 at the Fray Angelico Chavez History Library

Award-winning author and conservationist William deBuys speaks on and signs copies of his latest book and joins us for a reception honoring the museum’s acquisition of his papers. The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library hosts this free event on Friday, June 19, 5:30–7:30 pm, in the museum auditorium, with light refreshments in the lobby.

In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with beautiful long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to Western science—a saola, the first large land mammal discovered in 50 years. Rare then and rarer now, a live saola had never been glimpsed by Westerners in the wild when deBuys and conservation biologist William Robichaud set off to search for the animal in the wilds of central Laos. They endured a punishing trek, whitewater rivers and mountainous terrain ribboned with snare lines set by armed poachers.

The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures (Little, Brown and Company, 2015) is deBuys’ look deep into one of the world’s most remote places. His journey becomes a quest for the essence of wildness in nature and an encounter with beauty.

An extra treat: Meet photographer Jennifer Schlesinger at the 5 pm opening of the museum’s newest exhibit, Along the Pecos, featuring soundscapes by the late composer Steven M. Miller. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Santa Fe Fuego Players Dropped by for Story Time Today at Main!

The Fuegos (Eddie, Jonah, Dave, Cody, Connor) surprised us at story time with a visit! They read some baseball books, played catch with the kiddos, and handed out free tickets. They were very gracious and fun -- and the kids had a great time! Thanks, Fuegos!

Photo by SR

Friends Portal Book Sale, Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold a “portal” sale on Saturday, June 20 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue. Hundreds of books will be available at $1.00 for hardbacks and 50 cents a paperback or three paperbacks for $1.00. It’s a perfect time to find books for summer reading by the pool or for those long trips. All types of books will be in the sale, fiction and non-fiction.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Southside Super Hero Summer Readers!

Southsiders worked on creating their own superhero look and had the opportunity to fly through the cardboard cityscape! 

Photos and Post by AB

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Santa Fe Public Library 2015 Summer Reading Program: “Every Hero Has A Story” June 1 – July 25, 2015

The Santa Fe Public Library presents “Every Hero Has A Story”, the Library’s annual children’s Summer Reading Program. Each week in June and July will feature a fun super hero themed craft, family program, or both!

FREE programs include: juggling, music, animals and more!  A circus act, cool crafts, and puppets are all a part of this summer’s heroic Summer Reading Program extravaganza! All programs are free.

Toddlers and children ages 0 through 12 are eligible to participate in the 2015 Every Hero Has A Story Summer Reading Program. Children may read on their own or parents (grandparents, etc.) may read to their children. They can read their own books or library books.

Please register your child and turn in logs at only one library branch. When you register in the children's room of your library, you will receive a free book bag and the first reading log.

Children must read six picture books or 6 chapters of a book and record the titles on their weekly log. Once a week (or when you are able), bring the log to the children's desk in your branch library and receive a prize.

The Library will give away five girl's bikes and five boy's bikes, along with helmets and bike locks. Drawings for the bikes will be held at the end-of-summer party at each branch. Entrants need not be present to win.

All children who participate in the summer reading program are invited to a party at the end of the 7 week program at their library branch. Each child will receive a weekly prize for their reading accomplishment.

Registration begins Tuesday, May 26th. For more information check or contact the library nearest you:

La Farge Library, 1730 Llano Street 955-4863
Main Library, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6783
Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., 955-2828

Sponsors of the Summer Reading Program include: The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, Santa Fe Century bicycle event, Rob and Charlie’s bicycle shop, Applebee’s, McDonald’s, the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, Pizza9, Whole Foods, Panera Bread, and Dairy Queen. Also supporting the program are the Santa Fe Police and Fire Departments.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Santa Fe Teen Survey 2015

City of Santa Fe Teen Survey 2015


Mayor Javier M. Gonzales here! The City of Santa Fe and I would like you to tell us how to help make Santa Fe a better place to have fun, help with job placement, etc.

This short survey is going to help us have a better understanding of what our City's teens are wanting or needing within their community. My goal is that after we receive the results, my team and I will plan on having a Teen Summit at the beginning of next school year.

Each of your voices is important and valued and it is my goal to bring your voices to all the City of Santa Fe's Councilors' ears and advocate for your needs and wants.

Thank you,
Javier M. Gonzales

Summer Reading Program 2015: the Flying Debris Show, June 3-4 at SFPL

2015 Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has A Story, Sign Up Now!