Monday, November 13, 2017

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Annual Appeal Challenges


is kicking off with TWO challenges


Challenge I:  The Friends of the Library Endowment

 An anonymous donor will match, up to a total of $1000, all gifts made to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Endowment during the month of November 2017.

Checks for Challenge I must be made out to Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library
with “Endowment” and “Thankful for libraries” in the memo line.

Challenge II:  The Friends of the Library General Fund

 An anonymous donor will match, up to a total of $1000, all gifts made to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library during the month of November 2017.

Checks for Challenge II must be made out to Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library
with “Thankful for libraries” in the memo line.

Remember, in order to trigger a match through one of the Challenges, gifts must arrive during November and include the phrase “Thankful for libraries.”

Please send your gifts to
“Annual Appeal Challenge”
Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library
145 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Donate online
And add “Endowment” or “Thankful for Libriaries” in the “in honor of” field.

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library and the Santa Fe Public Library appreciate your support! We are thankful we have supporters like you.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

November Art Displays at SFPL

Stop by and peruse our great art shows that will be on display during the month of November:

Main Library, Satin/Reichman Memorial Art Gallery: Richard Sober, “Selected Paintings”.

La Farge Branch Library: Danni Moresi, “Watercolors”.

Southside Branch Library: Stephen Lund, “Ancient Landscapes” (Photography).

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

3rd Session of Science After School Starts November 7th! Register Now!

National Touring Production of Robin Hood to Perform at the Santa Fe Public Library, November 17-19

The Hampstead Stage Company (HSC), a national professional touring theatre company based in Center Barnstead, NH is visiting Santa Fe with their acclaimed show, Robin Hood.

Robin Hood is our adaptation of the classic English folktale, chronicling the life and adventures of the infamous outlaw with a heart of gold. We follow Robin as he wages an ongoing war against the oppressive tyrant King John, while befriending the residents of Sherwood Forest and making mischief with his Band of Merrie Men.

The play is an action-packed hour, filled with brave heroics, bumbling villains, and heartwarming moments. Robin Hood is best suited for an audience ages five and up.

Each year, HSC performs over 2,000 shows across the nation in various venues including theatres, schools, libraries, and more. HSC’s interactive educational tours run year-round and are performed by two professional actors, each playing multiple roles. HSC was founded in 1984 and is dedicated to providing high quality theatre to under-served communities. For more information on Robin Hood, including production photos, videos, photos, study guides, and activities visit

The Hampstead Stage Company will be appearing at the Santa Fe Public Library:

Friday, November 17, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive (955-2828)

Saturday, November 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano Street (955-4863)

Sunday, November 19, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue (955-6783)

This FREE children’s program is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

FAA: Dia de los Muertos Crafts, October 27, this Friday at Southside!

Index: information for startups, Tuesday, November 7, 5-7 p.m. at the Main Library

Come to the Main Library, Tuesday, November 7th, from 5-7 p.m. to ask questions about your business or startup idea and to receive referrals and assistance.

Representatives from the Santa Fe Business Incubator ( will meet one on one with interested community members in 1/2 hour individual sessions. In order to participate fill out an index card with your contact info and description of your question and then come to the library any time between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to get some help with your business or idea or both.

WHERE: Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501

QUESTIONS: Santa Fe Business Incubator 505-424-1140  @SantaFeInc

VISIT: to fill out an index card.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Reminder: Paranormal New Mexico is this Saturday at the Main Library, 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room

The Land of Enchantment’s history is full of vivid stories about ghosts, UFOs, legendary monsters, supernatural magic, and other unexplained phenomena. These paranormal (“beyond the accepted standards of scientific explanation”) events continue to entertain, intrigue, and unnerve us, even though we frequently question their believability. Author of The Essential Paranormal Bucket List, Riley Mitchell, will discuss a number of New Mexico’s most enduring mysteries and explore what this powerful fascination with the unknown reveals about our relationship to the world around us.

Join us at the Main Library (145 Washington Ave.) for this FREE presentation and author signing on Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room (2nd floor). Riley will have copies of his book available for purchase after the talk.

Historian of the paranormal Riley Mitchell has had a life-long interest in the supernatural and preternatural. He writes about a variety of related topics at and his guidebook, The Essential Paranormal Bucket List: 100 Mysterious Things to Investigate Before You Die (Rio Grande Books), was released earlier this year.  Mitchell lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Sponsored by the Santa Fe Public Library.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

2017 THE MAYOR’S ARTS AWARDS ANNOUNCED: October 27 event to honor seven exceptional recipients

The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and Mayor Javier M. Gonzales are excited to announce the recipients of this year’s Mayor’s Arts Awards. This diverse group represents excellence in the fields of fine art, literature, film, philanthropy, performing arts, exhibitions and New Mexico heritage.

Mayor Javier M. Gonzales said, “We take this time every year to recognize the people and organizations who make sure Santa Fe stays on the map as a premier destination for arts and culture. These folks support tens of thousands of jobs for local people, and we’re proud of the work these Santa Feans have done over the last year.”

 The Mayor’s Arts Awards selections are made based on careful consideration of community-generated nominations and shine a spotlight on the incredible work artists and others are doing in our community and the ever-increasing importance of the arts to Santa Fe. The Awards will be presented at the annual dinner and ceremony, on Friday, October 27 from 6:30 to 9:30. Tables of 10 are available for $750 and there are several sponsorship opportunities available. Individual tickets are $75 and can be purchased at For more information, to become a sponsor or to reserve tickets by phone, please call (505) 955-6707.

The recipients are:

Entreflamenco, Performing Arts: Entreflamenco was founded in 1998 in Madrid, Spain. Since 2011, the company has been serving Santa Fe with dance performances and educational programs. Founding Director Maestro Antonio Granjero is a native of Jerez de la Frontera, the birthplace of a rich flamenco song and dance tradition. The company presents more than 90 performances throughout the year.

Lowrider Summer, Collaboration: Lowrider Summer was a groundbreaking collaboration between cultural institutions, artists, lowriders, poets and community. Two museum exhibits, “Con Cariño: Artists Inspired by Lowriders” at the New Mexico Museum of Art and “Lowriders, Hoppers, and Hot Roads: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico” at the New Mexico History Museum, served as centerpieces for a summer of lowrider culture in Santa Fe. A highlight of Lowrider Summer was “Lowrider Day on the Plaza,” when more than 100 lowrider cars cruised from Fort Marcy to the Plaza. Lowrider Summer highlighted under-represented artists who form the foundation of lowrider culture. It honored their cultural and artistic contributions to New Mexico, while expanding the audience for lowrider culture.

George R.R. Martin, Film and Literary: Best known for “A Song of Ice and Fire,” the fantasy series upon which HBO’s Emmy Award-winning, “Game of Thrones” is based, George R.R. Martin is a fantasy, horror and science fiction author as well as a screenwriter and television producer. As a resident of Santa Fe for nearly 40 years, Martin has invested generously in causes and initiatives, including Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot. In 2013, he purchased the Jean Cocteau Cinema, completely restoring the facility. A year later, he purchased the vacant Silva Lanes Bowling Alley, leasing it to Meow Wolf for the Meow Wolf Art Complex and the “The House of Eternal Return” exhibition. Internationally known, Martin has ensured the benefits of his success help fellow artists in the community.

N. Scott Momaday, Literary: N. Scott Momaday is a Kiowa novelist, short storywriter, essayist and poet. Momaday grew up in Arizona where his mother and father were teachers. His experiences there provided him an understanding of his father’s Kiowa traditions, as well as those of the Navajo, Apache and Pueblo people. He has published more than a dozen books of folklore, poetry, novels, memoirs and children’s books. His 1968 novel, “House Made of Dawn,” led to a breakthrough of Native American literature in American mainstream. The novel received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969. He is a tenured professor at the University of Santa Barbara, University of California Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of Arizona.

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Visual Arts: Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum preserves, presents and advances the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe and Modernism through innovative public engagement, education and research. The Museum opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of its namesake artist. In addition to the main gallery site, the Museum maintains a research center, library, education annex, O’Keeffe’s two historic homes and studios in northern New Mexico, and a variety of collections related to O’Keeffe and modern art. In 2006, the Museum took responsibility for the care and preservation of O’Keeffe’s home and studio in Abiquiú and her first home at Ghost Ranch. Educational programs at the Museum serve more than 7,100 students and adults per year through a variety of workshops, lectures, conversations and classroom activities.

Sandy Zane, Supporter: Sandy Zane is the owner of form & concept and Zane Bennett Contemporary Arts with her husband, Ned Bennett. These galleries reflect her commitment to supporting artists of all ages, media and levels of professional experience. A pioneer of internet sales, she is a visionary entrepreneur who forges into new art realms and economies. Her spirit and tenacity ensures that artists and the Santa Fe art community have a robust national and international audience. Zane creates and supports organizations and programs that provide opportunities for young and emerging artists.  She is a prolific philanthropist, donating resources and her own expertise to organizations including the New Mexico School for the Arts, New Mexico Museum Foundation and many other Santa Fe organizations.

Max Manzanares, Melissa Engestrom Youth Artist: Max Manzaneres is a singer, dancer, actor and entertainer who at age 5 began joining his dad, musician David Manzanares, on stage with the Latin band Manzanares. His band The Max Pack has performed jazz, classic tunes and Broadway at a variety of community events such as The Burning of Zozobra, Community Days, Pancakes on the Plaza and the Boys & Girls Club Gala. Manzanares has taken classes at National Dance Institute-New Mexico since 4th grade, and has studied at the Boston Conservatory and the Broadway Dance Center. He is an Honor Roll student with a 4.3 GPA. Max has participated in the Santa Fe Youth Leadership Program and attended the National Student Leadership Conference at Harvard University. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars.

Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival Presents: Literary Jewels, starting 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25th

Starting October 25,
Gems from America, Eastern Europe, and Israel.
A look at the great Jewish writers through a series of talks and films.
4 Talks, 9 films, special guests and more.

Herman Wouk, Saul Bellow, Phillip Roth, Arthur Miller, and Michael Chabon are among the great writers and playwrights of the 20th and 21st centuries. All were winners of the Pulitzer Prize, and these and many more were also Jewish. The contributions of Jewish writers and the thread that binds them is the focus of the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival’s LITERARY GEMS – JEWELS FROM AMERICA, EASTERN EUROPE AND ISRAEL.

An ALL FILM pass which entitles you to single admission to all nine films is available for $70. Single film tickets are $10. There is no charge for talks by NICOLE KRAUSS, JEREMY DAUBER, and JESSICA COHEN, but tickets are required.

Check out their website for more information: