Friday, August 31, 2012

Indiana Bones, "Keeper of Legends" Children's Program

Indiana Bones and listeners at the Oregon Branch Library

The Indiana Bones, "Keeper of Legends" children's program combines archeology, action, adventure, ancient legends and folklore in a program for children of all ages. This free program is perfect for the whole family. “Indy” thrills and educates audiences with his unique storytelling abilities.

Friday, September 14, 4:00 pm at Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., (505) 955-2828

Saturday, September 15, 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library, 145 Washington Ave., (505) 955-6783

Saturday, September 15, 1:30 p.m. at the La Farge Branch, (505) 955-4863

For more information call your local branch.

This is a free program sponsored by The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

Science After School Programs at the Public Library

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Science made fun! This program is for children who like to explore the world around them. Work on exciting craft projects and experiments that demonstrate scientific concepts. This after school program is for children ages 5-12. Call your library and reserve a place in class now!  
All classes start at 3:30 pm and registration is required and begins 2 weeks before each class.

Coordinated by Nancy Costello, the programs will include using microscopes to look at the world in a different way plus projects using wind, sun, sound and color.

To register or for more information call your local branch:  Main, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6783; La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano St., 955-4863; Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Dr., 955-2828.

1st Session
  • September 10, 3:30 p.m. at La Farge
  • September 11, 3:30 p.m. at Southside
  • September 12, 3:30 p.m. at Main

2nd Session
  • September 17, 3:30 p.m. at La Farge
  • September 18, 3:30 p.m. at Southside
  • September 19, 3:30 p.m. at Main

3rd Session
  • October 9, 3:30 p.m. at Southside
  • October 10, 3:30 p.m. at Main
  • October 11, 3:30 p.m. at La Farge

4th Session
  • October 22, 3:30 p.m. at La Farge
  • October 23, 3:30 p.m. at Southside
  • October 24, 3:30 p.m. at Main

Sponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratories Foundation and the Friends of the Library.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tin Milagros Workshop for Children

New Mexico has been known for its quality tin art work for nearly two centuries. The art is believed to have been brought up from old Mexico in the early 1800’s. Join us for a free workshop to recreate the look of this traditional New Mexico craft.

Workshops creating Tin Milagros with Fine Arts for Children & Teens (FACT) instructors is being featured at all three of the Santa Fe Public Libraries. These workshops are free for children ages 5-12 and all materials will be provided. Space is limited so please call your library to reserve a space. Registration begins 2 weeks before workshops.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library

Monday, September 24 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Southside Branch Library; 6599 Jaguar Drive. (505) 955-2828. Registration begins on Monday, September 10.

Wednesday, September 26 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Main Library; 145 Washington Avenue.
(505) 955-6783. Registration begins on Wednesday, September 12.

Thursday, September 27 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Oliver La Farge Branch Library; 1730 Llano Street. (505) 955-4863. Registration begins on Thursday, September 13.

by PH at Main

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Staff Recommendations

Looking for something new to check out? Here is a list of library materials recommended by staff from all three branches of the Santa Fe Public Library. Happy reading, listening, and watching!

Amante oscuro : la hermandad de la Daga Negra by J.R. Ward ; traduccion de Arturo Castro Mogrovejo. This title, Dark Lover by J.R. Ward, is also available to listen to in English through OneClickDigital.

A Void by Georges Perec

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver. Wolf Brother is the first in the series and is also available on spoken CD.

Edge Chronicles Series by Paul Stewart. Beyond the Deepwoods is the first in the series and is also available on spoken CD.

The Glass Room by Simon Mawer. Also available on audio through OneClickDigital.

Gods go begging by Alfredo Vea

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia. Available in the Reference section.

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

The hope : a novel by Herman Wouk

In the Garden of the Beasts : Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson

IQ84 by Haruki Murakami. Available in both Spanish and English.

Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat by Naomi Moriyama and William Doyle

Llama, llama red pajama written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney. This title is also available in Spanish.

May B. : a novel by Caroline Starr Rose

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. Also available in Spanish and on spoken audio CD.

The Origin of Sorrow by Robert Meyer

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

Pure by Andrew Miller

Satan is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers by Charlie Louvin with Benjamin Whitmer

The Shack by William P. Young. Also available on spoken CD and in Spanish.

The War Prayer by Mark Twain

The Way Is Made By Walking by Arthur Paul Boers


Black Adder (1-3 available)

Breaking Bad (Seasons 1-4 available)

Detective Montalbano Episodes 1-6 available with episodes 7-12 on the way. These DVDs are based on the books by author Andrea Camilleri.


Real Simple This year and last year's issues are available at the Main Library.

Music CDs:

Genuine Negro Jig by Carolina Chocolate Drops

High Plains Drifter by Lee Scratch Perry

Treats by Sleigh Bells

Compiled by ARJ @ Main

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Zozobra Road Closures and Detour Routes

Passes will not be issued to area residents or Zozobra party attendees.

Fiesta de Santa Fe is less than three weeks away! The weekend festivities begin with the very popular burning of Will Shuster’s Zozobra, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, on September 6 at dusk at Fort Marcy Park. Due to the enormous number of pedestrians, traffic will be tightly controlled by the Santa Fe Police Department. Starting in the afternoon, police officers will be patrolling along Paseo de Peralta at the intersections of Old Taos Highway and Washington Avenue / Bishops Lodge Road.
Area roads will be closed at 5:00 p.m. or earlier, depending on pedestrian volume. After the roads are closed, NO motor vehicles will be allowed north of Paseo de Peralta or south of Murales Road on either Old Taos Highway or Bishops Lodge Road. Rosario Street between Griffin and Old Taos Highway will also be closed to motor vehicles.

Zozobra party hosts are encouraged to ask their guests to make every effort to arrive before 4:30 p.m., as passes will not be issued this year. After the roads north of Paseo de Peralta on Bishop’s Lodge Road and Old Taos Highway are closed, the only way in will be on-foot.

Clearly marked detour routes are as follows:

Motorists driving south on Bishops Lodge Road from the Encantado area will be detoured at Valley Drive to Vallecita Drive to Gonzales Road to Hyde Park Road.

Motorists driving south on Old Taos Highway from the Encantado area will be detoured at Rendon Road to Paseo de la Cuma to Old Taos Highway to Paseo de Peralta.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Postcards Return to Santa Fe After 82 Years!

This is a wonderful story. One of our reference librarians was contacted by a lady from the Midwest, who sent us these fantastic postcards which she found in an old album belonging to her parents, who had passed away. They had vacationed in Santa Fe in August of 1930, bought these postcards, and put them in a vacation photo album. Their daughter found them and decided to send them to us. Unfortunately the glue from attaching them in the album has covered up any information on the back of the cards, so all we have is the front of the cards, the date, and a really cool tale. (If you want to see them up close, they’ll be in our vertical file!)

by AA @ Main

Monday, August 20, 2012

Homework Help Place for Kids

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Homework, one of the most dreaded words in the English language!  La Farge Branch has put together a crossword puzzle bulletin board to reinforce the fact that the Library is the place to get homework help.  The theme is, “The library is a homework help place for kids.” Can you answer the questions on the bulletin board and fill in the crossword puzzle? Answers provided each day!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

eAudiobooks Update!

If you enjoy listening to books on the go, OneClickDigital is a great resource to use. OneClickDigital allows you to download titles and listen to them on your computer or MP3 player. OneClickDigital works with many MP3 devices including Apple, Creative, SanDisk, and Sony. If you have your Santa Fe Public Library card, you have instant access to over three thousand eAudiobooks.

And now, the top 16 audiobook titles that come out each quarter are now available on OneClickDigital! Since the titles are new releases, only one person can check the title out at one time. Here is some helpful information on the new “holds” process for these titles:
1. Instead of “Checkout Now” the button will say “Hold”
2. You will receive an email once the item is available to you
3. Your checkout period starts the moment you receive your email
4. You can always view what you have on hold under “My Collections” and “Holds”

New titles include: Broken Harbor by Tana French, The Storm by Clive Cussler, Conspiracy of Friends by Alexander McCall Smith, Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva, Judgment Call by J.A. Jance, and many more.

It’s easy to get started.

The top 5 downloads for July:
1. Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
2. Blueberry Hill by Marcia Evanick
3. Dead or Alive by Michael McGarrity
4. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
5. The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lilian Jackson Braun

There are many popular authors: Rita Mae Brown, CJ Box, Meg Cabot, Joanne Fluke, Charlaine Harris, Jeff Kinney, Debbie Macomber, Linda Lael Miller, John Sandford, and many more!

Next time you can’t find a book on CD at the library, be sure to check OneClickDigital. You’ll find some popular titles and hidden gems!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Book Sale Saturday at Main Library

cover of bookIn concert with Indian Market this weekend, the Friends of the Library host a special book sale on Saturday, August 18 from 9:00am-4:00pm in front of the Main Library, 145 Washington. The books being sold are on topics such as Native American art, people, and history. Novels are available also. This popular one day sale draws Indian Market customers in throngs. Why stop at buying art when you can buy books, too? Please stop by!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Summer Reading Program Wrap Up 2012

With 1255 participants this year, Summer Reading at the Santa Fe Public Library was a smash success.  Thanks to all those who signed up, and all the staff members who made this such a rockin’ good time!  We look forward to doing it all again next summer

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Classics Half Price Sale, August 10 & 11 at the Southside Branch Library

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Are the Classics on your study list? Stock up for classes and studies at the All Classics Half Price Sale happening on the Southside Branch Library Friends Book Store on Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11 from 10 am – 4 pm. The Southside Branch Library is located at 6599 Jaguar Drive. Open to the Public. Cash or Checks Only please.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

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Have you ever wanted to travel to Mars? It may be closer than you think. Another exciting event in Mars exploration will be starting August 5th, 2012 and you can see it first hand at Mars Science Laboratory.

To read more about the Curiosity Rover's daring landing, read the July 16, 2012 NASA Science News. The landing is scheduled for August 5th and you can stay up-to-date by visiting the Mars Science Lab run by NASA.

NASA released a suite of video games and virtual experiences for members of the general public who wish to follow the massive rover across the sands of the Red Planet. Here are some books at the Santa Fe Public Library that can take you there in a different way.

by BA at Main