Thursday, May 05, 2016

Ready, Set, Read! Summer reading program starting soon at SFPL!



We are almost ready to “Get on your mark, get set and READ!” Signup for our children’s summer reading program will begin on May 23rd.


Post and photo by WC



Opening Reception for Stuart Stephenson's "A Place in the World" Exhibit, 5:30-7:30, tonight at Main

 For the month of May, City staff member Stuart Stephenson’s photographs are on exhibit in the Main Library’s Tybie Satin Davis Gallery on the second floor.

An open reception is scheduled for Thursday, May 5 from 5:50-7:30 pm.


Come join us in celebrating Stuart’s photography exhibit!


Friday, April 15, 2016

Reminder, Tomorrow: In Celebration of Día de los Niños, the Santa Fe Public Library Presents a Teatro Paraguas Production of Cuentos de Ayer/ Stories of Yesteryear, April 15-16, 2016


Reminder, Tomorrow: Seven String Barbed-Wire Fence The Many Faces of Latino Immigration in the U.S., April 16, 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library

Join us at 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library on Saturday, April 16 for an important presentation from the New Mexico Humanities Council's Chautauqua series. Seven String Barbed-Wire Fence aims to provide a balanced, informative account of the often emotionally-charged issue of Latino Immigration to the U.S.  A polyphonic multimedia presentation gives a human face to the issue: different voices, independent and disunited are bound by the common theme of immigration.  Photos, montages and three-dimensional installation examples document the formidable barriers along the border environment and provide a comprehensive portrayal of the actors and arguments within the post-9/11 debate over policy reform.

This program is funded by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Diana Molina, Photographer, Writer and Artist
Trading in a career as a software engineer for IBM to follow her passion as a professional photographer and writer, Diana Molina moved to Europe for a decade before settling back home in New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley.  Her sociological portrayals have appeared regionally and internationally with features published in Elle, Esquire, GEO, GQ, Marie Claire, National Geographic Traveler, Vogue, Texas Highways and The New Mexico Magazine.  Her traveling exhibits have shown in venues that include The World Museum of Art in Rotterdam, Holland; The Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C.; The Houston Museum of Natural Science; The Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio; The Centennial Museum at UT El Paso; The Anaheim Museum; The El Paso Museum of Archaeology; The Albuquerque Museum of Natural Science and History, The Carnegie Museum of Art in California, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and The Las Cruces Museum of Art. 



Monday, April 11, 2016

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Book Sale at the Southside Branch Library, April 23-24, 2016



Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold a book sale at the Southside Branch Library (6599 Jaguar Drive) on April 23 & 24. It is open to the public both days (no members-only hours). Discount and specially-priced books will be available for sale.

• Saturday, April 23rd: 10:30 AM–4:00 PM
• Sunday, April 24th: 1:00–3:30 PM, Bag Day (Discount books only). On Sunday, teachers with school identification are welcome to get free classroom materials from 2:00 until closing.


Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Seven String Barbed-Wire Fence The Many Faces of Latino Immigration in the U.S., April 16, 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library


Join us at 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library on Saturday, April 16 for an important presentation from the New Mexico Humanities Council's Chautauqua series. Seven String Barbed-Wire Fence aims to provide a balanced, informative account of the often emotionally-charged issue of Latino Immigration to the U.S.  A polyphonic multimedia presentation gives a human face to the issue: different voices, independent and disunited are bound by the common theme of immigration.  Photos, montages and three-dimensional installation examples document the formidable barriers along the border environment and provide a comprehensive portrayal of the actors and arguments within the post-9/11 debate over policy reform.

This program is funded by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs.





Diana Molina, Photographer, Writer and Artist
Trading in a career as a software engineer for IBM to follow her passion as a professional photographer and writer, Diana Molina moved to Europe for a decade before settling back home in New Mexico’s Mesilla Valley.  Her sociological portrayals have appeared regionally and internationally with features published in Elle, Esquire, GEO, GQ, Marie Claire, National Geographic Traveler, Vogue, Texas Highways and The New Mexico Magazine.  Her traveling exhibits have shown in venues that include The World Museum of Art in Rotterdam, Holland; The Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C.; The Houston Museum of Natural Science; The Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio; The Centennial Museum at UT El Paso; The Anaheim Museum; The El Paso Museum of Archaeology; The Albuquerque Museum of Natural Science and History, The Carnegie Museum of Art in California, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and The Las Cruces Museum of Art. 





Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Santa Fe Public Library card holders now have free access to hoopla digital movies, music, eBooks, comics, and more!



We waited until after April Fool’s Day to announce this exciting addition to the Santa Fe Public Library’s digital resources, so that you wouldn’t think we were pulling your leg! Santa Fe Public Library card holders now have FREE access to explore, borrow, and enjoy dynamic content on their smartphones, tablets, and computers from hoopla digital. There are streaming movies, television shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics, all available from the comfort of your home. If you don’t have our library card, just sign up for one at your nearest branch today.

Card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.


Friday, April 01, 2016

April 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 April!

Main Library Tybie Satin Davis Gallery and Display Cases: Gyurme Rabgye "Tibetan Sacred Art"

La Farge Branch Library: Elizabeth Hunt-Klinksiek: Mosaic Art

Southside Branch Library: ArtSmart Student Exhibit (Mixed Media)

Visit the ARTsmart Student Exhibition during April at Southside!


For the entire month of April, the amazing artwork of our k-8th grade students of the Santa Fe School District will be on display at the Southside Public Library! Part of ARTsmart's methodology includes an exhibition of student work in the community where the students live and attend school. Come see the incredible work they have done so far this year.