Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Reading Bicycle Winners!

Great day for Ian and Emily! They joined the Summer Reading Program, read lots of books, and they each won a bicycle! Presenting the bikes was Stephen Newhall who represents bike donors Rob and Charlie’s Bike Shop and the Santa Fe Century Bike Club. 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.


Friday, July 17, 2015

Pics from the Charlies Bates Solar Astronomy Project at La Farge

WOW! COOL! OH, LOOK! Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project drew great sounds of exclamation from kids of all ages! La Farge Library users observed the sun through three different wave lengths using solar viewing glasses, and white hydrogen-alpha and calcium-k filtered telescopes.
As we enter into the hot days of summer, it’s the only time you will hear someone looking towards the sun and saying, “Oh, cool!”






Post and Pictures by WC

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Writers Festival at the Institute of American Indian Arts, July 25 - August 1, 2015. Free Admission to nightly readings on the IAIA campus

The Institute of American Indian Arts' (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents The Writers Festival -- July 25 - August 1, 2105.  Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium -- located in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus -- 83 Avan Nu Po Road, minutes off of Richards Avenue on the south side of Santa Fe.  These readings are open to the public and free of charge.   

In addition to a slate of published authors, IAIA students will participate in the festival -- with Student Showcase Readings on July 31 and August 1.  For a full festival schedule, please visit the event page on Facebook by clicking here.    

Some of the authors participating in The Writers Festival include: Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Sherwin Bitsui, Ana Castillo, John D'Agata, Natalie Diaz, Melissa Febos, Santee Frazier, Manuel Gonzales, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Ernestine Hayes, Linda Hogan, Pam Houston, Stephen Graham Jones, Chip Livingston, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Derek Palacio, Ismet Prcic, James Thomas Stevens, Elissa Washuta, Claire Vaye Watkins, Ken White, and Orlando White.

Support for these events is provided by the Lannan Foundation.






Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Photos from La Farge's Superhero Sculpture Craft

During the recent Superheroes in Sculpture craft program at La Farge, superheroes emerged and talked about their super powers!







Post and photos by WC


Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer Reading Program 2015: Luke Renner, String Slinger, July 17-18


Upcoming Summer Reading Programs in July at the Santa Fe Public Library

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.

We’re over halfway done but there are still plenty of programs left to attend:


WEEK 6
Rocky Mountain Puppets
Talking puppet show!

La Farge Branch Library
Friday, July 10, 2:30-3:30 PM

Main Library
Saturday, July 11, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Southside Branch Library
Saturday, July 11, 2:30-3:30 PM

WEEK 7
Super Heroes in Sculpture Craft – Create your Super Hero in 3D (Registration required):

La Farge Branch Library
Tuesday, July 14, 3:30-4:30 PM

Southside Branch Library
Tuesday, July 14, 3:30-4:30 PM

Main Library
Wednesday, July 15, 3:30-4:30 PM

Luke Renner, the string-slinger
Amazing yo-yo tricks!

La Farge Branch Library
Friday, July 17, 2:30-3:30 PM

Main Library
Saturday, July 18, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Southside Branch Library
Saturday, July 18, 2:30-3:30 PM

WEEK 8
Tall Paul
Summer Reading Party for Participants
Magic tricks!

Main Library
Thursday, July 23, 2:30-3:30 PM

Southside Branch Library
Friday, July 24, 10:30-11:30 AM

La Farge Branch Library
Friday, July 24, 2:30-3:30 PM

La Farge Branch Library
Saturday, July 25, 10:30-11:30 AM

Southside Branch Library
Saturday, July 25, 2:30-3:30 PM


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 santafelibrary.org 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, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, 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.

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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.