Tuesday, January 27, 2015

February Art Displays

Main Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Mary Gray McGee "Crazy Quilt Prints", Reception Sunday, February 1,  3:00-4:45 p.m.

Main Library Display Cases: Lois Stouffer “Classical Clay”

La Farge Branch Library: Jody Drinkwater and Darrin Graham "Paintings—Dreams of Water"


Southside Branch Library: Janet Bothne "Counting Color" (Acrylic and Mixed Media)



Michael McGarrity, Defender of Libraries and Reading


Santa Fe author  Michael McGarrity spoke at the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Annual Meeting on Sunday. He is always to engaging and pretends to be a curmudgeon, but he is such a supporter of reading, libraries and book stores. We so appreciate his giving of his time to share his “Random thoughts About Literature, Books, Libraries and Santa Fe.”
Here are a few quotes from his talk:

“I was a library rat.”

“When I was a kid I did not have 25 cents for a local movie matinee, but going into town on a Saturday I could go to the Library.”

“My best advice?  Read everything.”

“At book signings I have become, or shown my curmudgeon side,when people tell me they don’t read. I tell them, “How sad.”

“Bringing kids in to the libraries  with programs and promoting reading is great.  God, you’re wonderful!”

“We live in hard times. Not enough people are secure in their homes, food and occupations.”

“We have to support the Friends, Pat and the Library and the Board who answers to the Mayor.”

Thank you Michael, you reaffirm our existence and what we value.


Pat Hodapp, Director of Libraries

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Santa Fe Public Library Winter Reading Program Winners

During the school’s winter break, the Santa Fe Public Library held our annual winter reading program, WRAP (Winter Reading Appreciation Program).  Children who read during winter break got to choose a free book.  For each Library branch, children who participated had a chance to win a trip around town riding in the Santa Fe Police Department’s Hummer or Mustang.  It was their choice. All three winners chose the Hummer and really enjoyed themselves. The Santa Fe Public Library really appreciates the Police Chief, Eric Garcia and his Department’s efforts toward making reading and families important while helping to promote our WRAP event.

Here are photos of the winners:







Michael McGarrity at the SFPL Annual Membership Meeting, Sunday, Jan. 25 at Southside


Thursday, January 15, 2015

All Libraries Closed Monday, Jan. 19

All City offices, libraries, community centers, and the Municipal Court will be closed on Monday, January 19th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Santa Fe Trails will operate on a Saturday schedule, running from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.



(Public Domain: Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. at 1963 March on Washington by USIA (NARA)

Friday, December 26, 2014

Bischochito, the Police Department’s Elf, visits LaFarge Library

Bischochito visits with Tino the fish at LaFarge Library.  They are picking out books to read for the WRAP program so they can get fun prizes and books just for reading.  Hurry into your local branch to get a reading log as the program only runs through January 4th.  

Saturday, December 20, 2014

City of Santa Fe Holiday Hours

City of Santa Fe business offices and Municipal Court will close at noon on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will be closed on Thursday December 25, 2014 in observance of Christmas. In addition City of Santa Fe offices and Municipal Court will close at noon on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 and will be closed on Thursday January 1, 2015 for New Year’s Day.

Santa Fe Trails and Santa Fe Ride bus service will not operate Thursday, December 25, 2014 and Thursday, January 1, 2015, however will operate from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and normal operating hours on Thursday, December 31, 2014 for New Year’s Eve.

Santa Fe Trails and Santa Fe Ride Will Provide Free Bus Service for the Canyon Road Farolito Walk Passengers can pick up the free bus service from Santa Fe Place Mall and the South Capitol Rail Runner Station and be transported to Canyon Road at Paseo de Peralta for the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. Hours of free service are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014 for all routes and service. Buses marked “special” will pick-up and drop-off continuously during this period.

Parking Facilities and street parking meters will be free in observation of the Christmas and New Year’s Day Holiday.

Trash and Recycling Services will be picked up on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and Thursday, December 25, 2014. Regular trash and recycling will also occur on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 and Thursday, January 1, 2014. Please have your recycling and solid waste out by 8:00 a.m.

Santa Fe Public Libraries will close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will be closed on Thursday, December 25, 2014 in observance of Christmas. Libraries will also close at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 and will be closed on Thursday January 1, 2015 for New Year’s Day.

Recreation Centers owned by the City of Santa Fe will close at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and will be closed on Thursday December 25, 2014 in observance of Christmas. In addition recreation centers will close at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 and will be closed on Thursday January 1, 2015 for New Year’s Day.


The Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station and Caja del Rio Landfill will be closed on Christmas Day and will reopen on Friday, December 26, 2014. For more information, please call Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency at 505-424-1850 or go to www.SantaFeRecycling.org.

Preschool Story Time Returns January 13-16


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Greetings from the Santa Fe Public Library!


And don't forget that we will be closing at 1 p.m. on December 24th and closed all day on December 25th.

The following week we will be closing at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31st and closed all day on January 1st.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to All!