Thursday, August 11, 2016

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Indian Market Book Sale at the Main Library, Saturday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold its Indian Market Book Sale on Saturday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of the Main Library.

The sale will feature Indian themed books specially chosen for the market as well as discount books.  Stop by to purchase some great books at great prices.

All proceeds from the sale of donated materials are used to purchase new resources and support programs for the Santa Fe Public Libraries.



Monday, August 01, 2016

Heroes of Social Justice Art Exhibit at Southside





Heroes of Social Justice Art Exhibit  |  August 2–31, 2016
By Turquoise Trail Charter School Fifth Grade Students
At the Santa Fe Public Library—Southside Branch
6599 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87507

“Heroes of Social Justice”, an interdisciplinary art project by Turquoise Trail Charter School fifth grade students, will be on display at the Southside Library throughout the month of August. The exhibit consists of 71 photographs of students posing as historical heroes who have broken barriers and worked hard to improve human and civil rights in our world. Excerpts of student writing that tell about each hero’s life are also included in the exhibit.

“Heroes of Social Justice” was created during a special integrated arts class at Turquoise Trail called “Project MINDS” (Meaningful INquiry Discovery and Solutions), where students conduct research on a topic and create artworks related to that research. In this case students chose a hero to read a biography about, and did further research on-line.  They then wrote about the struggles and triumphs of their hero in the first person voice, in order to empathize and connect with each remarkable life story. Students created a portrait of their hero by using props, costumes and poses during a photo session, and by editing the photos with the on line program PIXLR. The resulting photos and student writing created a meaningful and inspiring exhibit when it was on display last spring at the school. We are now very excited to bring the exhibit to the general public, and what better place than the Santa Fe Public Library—Southside Branch

The Heroes of Social Justice exhibit is a collaboration between:
Carol Barker, TTCS librarian
Lynn Grimes, TTCS recently retired art teacher
Katie Dougherty, TTCS fifth grade social studies teacher
2015–2016 Fifth Graders of TTCS
Annette Prapasiri, Six Blooms proprietor and designer

This project is supported by a grant from Partners in Education and inspired by Art21 Educators—a nation wide program dedicated to bringing contemporary art into the classroom.

PHOTO CREDITS:
Caesar Chavez by Samuel Johnston
Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Skye Bowdon


August 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 August!

Main Library Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Jane Whitmore, “Enduring Traditions: The Khmer Civilization of Cambodia” (Photography). Opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 4 from 5-7 p.m.

Main Display Cases: SFPL Children’s Department

La Farge Branch Library: Rebecca Deen, “Pictorial History of Women’s Education” (Photography)

Southside Branch Library: Annette Prapasiri, “TTCS Project Minds – Heroes of Social Justice” (Digital photography)

Books vs. Movies Display at Main

This month at the Main Library we feature this century old feud to answer the question, "Which is better? The book or the movie?" There are no easy answers and everybody has their own opinion, so stop in today to check them out!





Southside Family Movie Matinee: Muppets From Space, August 13, 1:30 p.m.


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Preschool Story Time is on hiatus during August, Main changes to Thursdays in September


Reminder: Spanish Market Book Sale is this Saturday, July 30, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.!

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold its Spanish Market Book Sale on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of the Main Library (145 Washington Ave.).

The sale will feature New Mexican and Southwestern books specially chosen for Spanish Market. Stop by to purchase some great books at great prices.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Spanish Market Book Sale at the Main Library, Saturday, July 30, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold its Spanish Market Book Sale on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of the Main Library (145 Washington Ave.).

The sale will feature New Mexican and Southwestern books specially chosen for Spanish Market. Stop by to purchase some great books at great prices.