Thursday, September 27, 2012

Friday Afternoon Art*

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 Molas have their origin in body painting.  Only after colonization by the Spanish and contact with missionaries did the indigenous people of Panama and Columbia, the Kuna, start to transfer their traditional geometric designs onto fabric. 

"Mola" is the Kuna word for "shirt" or "clothing".
A traditional mola is assembled using the technique of reverse applique on several layers of cotton fabric.

 Children ages 5-12, please join us
at the Main Library on
Friday, October 5th at 2:00 pm to make
paper mola designs in celebration of
 National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Various Friday Afternoon Art* programs will be provided at the Main Library
 this fall from October 5th until December 14th (excluding Friday November 23rd).
Coming soon: Make your own piñata!

All crafts are free. 
 Supplies are provided. 
Registration Required    Call 955-6783 

Sponsored by

 The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

by SR at Main


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Computer Class Available at Southside

The Santa Fe Public Library Presents:
Computer Skills for Job Hunters:
A Basic Computer Class about Internet Job Searching

October 9, 2012
10:15-11:30 a.m.

Branch Community Room
Santa Fe Public Library
Southside Branch
6599 Jaguar Drive

Many employers require that you search and apply for jobs online. This can be daunting for those with limited internet experience. Join us for a free hands-on class on the basics of online job searching and applications.

Seating is limited. Registration is required and starts September 25. Call 955-2820 to register.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is designated Hispanic Heritage Month. What a perfect time to explore some of the achievements of people who helped create New Mexico and celebrate its diversity. Almost every New Mexican native has a connection to the beginning of the state and even before New Mexico was a state. The Library has two staff people who trace their families back to Territorial Governors. Others trace their families back to the first Spanish expeditions into this area.

Take time this month to look up Nina Otero Warren, La Doctora Maria Dolores Gonzales, Donaciano Vigil, Dona Dolores “Lola” Chavez and others who helped create New Mexico and worked to make it a better place.

The Main Library is celebrating with displays of books, CDs, and DVDs for adults in the foyer, and a beautiful display of children's materials in the Children's Department. All display materials may be borrowed.

by PCH at Main

Children's Display

Southside Library Hosts Book Sale

cover of bookThe Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library are hosting a used book sale at the Southside Branch Library, September 22 and 23. The branch is located at 6599 Jaguar Drive.

Hundreds of books of all types will be available for sale.
The sale will be open to the public and take place Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 am-4:00 pm  and  Sunday, September 23, 1:00-4:00p.m.   There are no members-only hours, the sale is open to the public when the doors open.

The sale will have specially-priced and discounted books. Sunday is ‘bag day”, $3.00 a bag. (Bags will be provided by the Friends.)
All proceeds from the sale of donated materials are used to purchase new resources and support programs for the Santa Fe Public Library.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Meep! Meep! Sounds to delight and amaze.

I love to find strange web sites. The ones that might have a legitimate use, but mostly ones that don’t. What fun to find the site FindSounds which features a myriad of sounds. Have a need for a drum rim shot? Applause? A roller coaster? The sound of a zebra or a marmot? FindSounds-Sound Types is the site for you. Maybe you can program a lion’s roar and a dog barking to keep burglars away. Or pretend to have a party with champagne corks popping and beer cans opening. Ohh, here is Roadrunner and ooh, I just found Scooby Doo’s laugh.

One big disappointment, no Rocky and Bullwinkle sounds.

A few years ago staff found a book with hundreds of bird calls—one battery brought the book back to life. It became the gauge of what a staff person’s attitude was when they came to work. If the staff person chose to play the call of a vulture instead of a sweet song bird, we could consider ourselves warned.

(With thanks to Phil Bradley’s who blogged about the site.)

PCH Main

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Off-Season Opera

With the 2012 Santa Fe Opera season complete, many opera enthusiasts believe they must wait until next summer to enjoy the opera. But, since the next season does not start until June 2013 that does not mean that you cannot enjoy the opera in the comfort of your own home.

The Santa Fe Public Library owns many CDs and DVDs that will help you relive your favorite opera in the off season. You can browse the complete list in the catalog for all the opera CDs and DVDs we own.

Missed the 2012 Opera season (Arabella / King Roger / Maometto II / Pearl Fishers / Tosca)? Search our catalog to find the opera you want to experience!

Want to become an opera enthusiast? Check out our four part “How to Listen and Understand Opera” book on CD series.

The “Opera Unveiled” book series is another great resource by Desiree Mays.

TS @ Main

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Learn Great Art Designs at the Teen Tattoo Workshop

Teens ages 13-18 can explore henna tattoo art from Morocco, Pakistan and East India at the Teen Tattoo Workshop happening Sept. 15, 17 and 19. Fine Arts for Children & Teenagers (FACT) will bring a wide range of tattoo designs from Morocco, Pakistan, and East Indian for students to study and create.
Henna is a temporary dye. Designs for temporary tattoos have been used for hundreds of years by many cultures worldwide. Often, people would add a temporary tattoo to celebrate a marriage or other ceremony in their culture. This workshop will focus on creating artistic designs that can be carried out on paper, fabric, or other objects.
Materials for this free workshop will be provided. Space is limited, so call your library two weeks before the event to register.
Registration is required as space is limited. Call your local library to register. Registration begins two weeks prior to the program.

Programs will be held:
Saturday, September 15 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Southside Branch. Registration begins on Saturday, September 1.

Monday, September 17 from 4:00-6:00pm at the Main Library. Registration begins on Tuesday, September 4.

Wednesday, September 19 from 4:00-6:00pm at the Oliver La Farge Branch. Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5.

Branch locations:
Oliver La Farge Branch Library at 1730 Llano Street, (505) 955-4863
Southside Branch Library at 6599 Jaguar Drive, (505) 955-2828
Main Library at 145 Washington Avenue, (505) 955-6783

Sponsored by The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Fiesta Library Closings

cover of bookAll Library branches will close at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 7 for Fiesta. The Main Library will remain closed on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9 for Fiesta. La Farge and Southside branches are open on Saturday.

Historian Fray Angélico Chávez (1910-1996) dresses La Conquistadora in a 1952 photo by Laura Gilpin. Fray Angélico is credited with reviving interest in this form of devotion to the Virgin Mary. - ©1979 Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX

Sunday, September 02, 2012