Sunday, December 29, 2013

Books and Babies Program comes to Main Library in January!

Our popular, Books And Babies Program begins at the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, on Tuesday, January 7th. This program features books, songs and crafts for children 6 months to 2 years old. It is never too early to start your child on the road to reading! Please call the library to register or for more information about this FREE program. Beginning the week of January 6th, 2014, join us: 
  • Tuesdays from 10:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. at the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue (505) 955-6783.
  • Wednesdays from 10:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. at the Oliver La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano Street (505) 955-4863.
  • Thursdays from 10:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. at the Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive (505) 955-2828.
This free program is sponsored by a grant from the Brindle Foundation

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Year-end sale at Southside Branch Bookstore




Year-end sale at Southside Branch Bookstore. Everything is half-off! Books for all ages, media, CDs. December 27-January 4. Bookstore Hours are 10a.m.-4p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Library Holiday Hours

Santa Fe Public Libraries will close at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 and will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 in observance of Christmas. Libraries will also close at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 and will be closed on Wednesday January 1, 2014 for New Year's Day.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Local Authors Table at Main

Stop by and check out our new Local Authors table here at the Main Library. The table is located in the front lobby and the books do not need to be checked out, just put them back on the table when you are finished with them.


Friday, December 13, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thanks to the Parks Crew for Decorating the Main Library


Our City Parks crew put up the evergreen swags on the front of the Main Library portal and the Main Library sign today. They were treated to cookies by the Library staff.

Thanks to supervisor Donald Marquez, "The Library is no longer the ugly step-sister of City buildings" said Library Director Pat Hodapp.

People stopped to touch the real greenery and inhale the fresh, evergreen aroma. Our thanks for a job well done!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Don't Miss the Alternative Gift Market!

Didn't get to the Alternative Gift Market last weekend?  Never fear, there's a whole extra weekend coming up!

The Alternative Gift Market is open  all weekend at the DeVargas Mall, Saturday 9-8:30 and Sunday 10:00 until 6:30.

There are also special performers this weekend! Here is the schedule:

Saturday, December 14  10:00-Noon   Dahlia Cummings, guitar, songs and stories for the whole family especially the little ones.

Saturday, December 14    1:30pm Wise Fool's fantastic stilt walkers will be at the store entrance--meet the elf and two amazing birds. They are over 12 feet tall!!

Sunday, December 15   2:00pm Family Story time by Walter Cook, Children's Librarian

The AGM provides people with the opportunity to purchase gifts that provide urgently needed assistance to local and international organizations providing shelter, medical help, food, working to reduce illiteracy and assisting homeless veterans, among other projects. People can choose from close to 60 different items. The choice literally runs from A to Z. This popular type of market is held through the US. All donations are tax deductible.

Among those participating are:
• The Santa Fe Public Library and Books For Babies, where books can be purchased for newborns and for the Library to provide books for the thousands of children seeking books to check out. Last year almost 200,000 library children’s books were checked out! Books are needed to replenish the book collections which provide a wide selection for parents at the libraries.  New mothers are given a book to take home from the hospital through Books For Babies. These two needs are supportive of early literacy efforts.
• La Familia provides free dental care and other health assistance
• Santa Fe’s Interfaith Shelter provides safe shelter
• Veterans helping veterans works to support homeless veterans
• Esperanza provides housing and help for abused women and their families
• The Alternative Gifts International is a non-profit which offers dozens of projects that can be supported worldwide in the areas of health, education, literacy and humanitarian causes. They provide an alternative for donors to designate charitable gifts through carefully selected agencies around the world.



[In the photo: Cookies are being served to the 3rd-6th grade student choir of Santa Nino School. Our reindeer elf with the Santo Nino choir director, Kathleen Echols, who performed at the De Vargas Mall Alternative Gift Market event.]

Poet Laureate Jon Davis Reading Rescheduled for Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 3 p.m.

City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis to
Host Poetry Reading at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 3 pm


On Sunday, November 24, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis will host “Santa Fe Poets 2,” the second of six readings that will take place over the next nine months at various venues in and around Santa Fe. Each reading will feature a different group of five poets reading with the poet laureate.

At this first reading, Davis will read from a new manuscript, Reply All, and from his most recent book, Preliminary Report, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2010. In addition to being Santa Fe’s fourth poet laureate, Davis is director of the new Low Residency MFA Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he has taught for 23 years.

The other readers will be Lauren Camp, host of KSFR’s poetry and music program, Audio Saucepan, and author of author of This Business of Wisdom (West End Press, 2010); Joanne Dominique Dwyer, a facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project and author of Belle Laide (Sarabande Books, 2013); Jamie Figueroa, a Jack Kent Cooke Arts Scholar who attends IAIA’s MFA program and teaches at the New Mexico School for the Arts; dg nanouk okpik, an Alaskan Native (Inupiaq-Inuit) and author of Corpse Whale (University of Arizona, 2012); and Arthur Sze, Santa Fe’s first Poet Laureate, now a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets whose ninth book, Compass Rose, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2014.

For directions to the Institute of American Indian Arts' campus, visit the website: http://www.iaia.edu/about/directions/

For more information, call Jon Davis at 424.2365 or e-mail him at jdavissimo52@gmail.com.


Established in 2005, the Poet Laureate program actively promotes poetry and the spoken word as integral parts of our civic life.


Friday, December 06, 2013

City of Santa Fe Parking Division Offers Holiday Perks

Before you get too excited, this does not apply to the pay lot at the Main Library. 

The City of Santa Fe's Parking Division is offering several holiday parking perks to encourage Santa Fe residents and visitors to shop local. For next three weekends they include: all City-owned parking garages and the Water Street parking lot are allowing customers to park for free for two hours. The promo begins this Saturday, December 7 and 8; December 14 and 15; and December 21 and 22.

For those same weekends the Santa Fe Downtown Merchants Association are sponsoring free two-hour parking at parking meters that have a white bag over them (honor system applies). The regular daily rate will go into effect after the two-hour time period.

Also, a gift for the person who has everything, the Parking Division is giving an extra 10% discount on CashKey reloads. Bring your CashKey to the Parking Division office, 500 Market Street, Suite 200 (in the Railyard above REI) now until December 31 to reload your key, or give a reloaded CashKey to a friend or loved one!

Don't forget to take advantage of the City's free Santa Fe Pick Up shuttle service, with stops located at the Santa Fe Depot (Montezuma St.), Sandoval St. (North Bound, next to the 1st District Judicial Complex), PERA parking lot (Old Santa Fe Trail and Paseo De Peralta), four along Canyon Rd., E. Alameda (Alameda and Paseo De Peralta), Cathedral Pl., Washington Ave. (next to the Main Library), Lincoln Ave. (next to City Hall), Palace Ave. (next to the Fine Arts Museum) and Sandoval St. (South Bound, next to the Eldorado Hotel).  

Call the Parking Division, 505-955-6581 for more information. Shop Local, Park Local. 

SFPL Winter Reading Program (WRAP), Dec. 20 - Jan. 5

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Open for Business!

All library branches will be operating on regular schedule today, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by yesterday's early closure.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

All Libraries Closing Today at 2 p.m.

All branches of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closing at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 5, because of inclement weather. Be safe out there everybody.

City of Santa Fe Business Offices Closing at 2:00 p.m. Today


SANTA FE, NM – The City of Santa Fe business offices, libraries, recreation centers and Municipal Court will be closing at 2:00 p.m. due to deteriorating road conditions. Santa Fe Trails Bus system and Santa Fe Ride will continue operating until road conditions prevent them from running. Please call Santa Fe Transit 505-955-2001 for more information on public transportation.

The Future of Fiction is Bleak…

How’s that for a sensationalist library blog title?!  Don’t worry though, I’m not going depressing today and talking about the demise of the printed word, dwindling attention spans, or anything like that; I am in fact talking about one of my favorite literary trends right now: dystopian fiction, or fiction that is set in an imaginary place (often the future), that is extremely unpleasant or bleak and the quality of life is very bad.
My failed attempt to make it into a sold out showing of Catching Fire (the second Hunger Games Movie) this past weekend reminded me that dystopian fiction, which has been huge the last few years, is still going strong, especially for young adult readers.  The renewed popularity of all of the books in the Hunger Games series here at the library is great evidence of this trend (you can put a copy of any of the three on hold here); but beyond just that, there is a whole world of other similar, awesome (but perhaps less popular) dystopian fiction out there.  So, without further ado, here are some great dystopian titles (both young adult and adult) to check out.

If you want to get a head start on some other young adult dystopian novels that are slated to become movies in the near future try:
·         The Maze Runner by James Dashner
·         Divergent by Veronica Roth
·         Blood Red Road by Moira Young
·         The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking) by Patrick Ness

For those that like a touch of romance in their dystopia, take a look at:
·         Matched by Allie Conde
·         Birthmarked by Caragh O’Brien
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If you’re into a very dark, intense, post-apocalyptic sort of dystopia, something that perhaps crosses over into zombie country (perfect for the holiday season!) you might like:
·         The Road by Cormac McCarthy
·         The Forrest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
·         The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
·         I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

If you’re someone who likes to stick with the classics, you might try:
·         I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
·         The Giver by Lois Lowry
·         Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
·         The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
·         Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguru


May the odds (of finding a great book) be ever in your favor!

4th Annual Alternative Gift Market, Dec. 6-8 & 14-15


Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Holiday Book Sale, December 7th at Main

Holiday Book Sale, Main Library, 145 Washington Ave. December 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Open to the Public! This is your big chance to buy treasures for Holiday Gift-Giving.  Beautiful, gift-quality books that spare your budget!  Sale is organized and sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.  All the proceeds help your public library.




Family Bedtime Stories, Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m., Oliver La Farge Branch

The Oliver La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano Street, offers a series of Family Bedtime Stories. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. when Children's Librarian, Walter Cook, will select and conduct story times.

Cook has been a Children's Librarian for over ten years. Telling stories to families is one of my favorite things about being a Children's Librarian. Not only am I sharing great stories, I see families together listening and creating their own memories, says Cook.

Children and their families are invited to participate in fun stories and hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity to make literature come alive for the whole family, as well as build memories and stimulate family conversations.

For more information please call (505) 955-4867.
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.


Saturday, November 30, 2013

December 2013 Art Exhibits

• Main Library Tybie Davis Satin Gallery and display cases: “Recent Works — Portraitures, flowers and plein air”: Oil paintings by Elba Pineda Philips

• Oliver La Farge Branch: Holiday display 


• Southside Branch: “A Patterned World”: Oil paintings by Robin Berrie

Monday, November 25, 2013

All Libraries Closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29

All branches of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanskgiving holiday and President's Day (observed). We will reopen Saturday, November 30 with our regular hours, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

THE LIBRARY NEEDS YOU! PLEASE VOLUNTEER!

The Library will be participating in the Santa Fe Alternative Gift Market (AGM) for the third year. The Market will take place in the De Vargas Mall, December 6 through 15th. The Alternative Gift Market will be open regular Mall Holiday hours. A special kick-off and ribbon cutting will be held on Friday, December 6th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Actor Ali McGraw is the honorary chair person and will be present to open the Alternative Gift Market.

Volunteers are needed to staff the Library table to let people know what the Library does to support children and the Books for Babies program. Hours are available each weekend, December 7 and 8 and December 14 and 15, 10:00-5:00—plan to  donate a couple of hours that will really make a difference. This is a great opportunity to bring your children to help other children. To volunteer call 955-6788.

Volunteers and visitors to the market will also be able to enjoy Coffee, hot cider, and holiday-baked goods while considering their donations. On Sunday, December 8, the Santo Nino school’s choir, grades 3-6, will provide a holiday concert. Come get into the holiday mood!


In 2012 the Library received $2,800 from the generous donors attending the Alternative Gift market.

The Market will be open both weekends, December 7 and 8 and December 14-15., including weekday evenings.

The AGM provides people with the opportunity to purchase gifts that provide urgently needed assistance to local and international organizations providing shelter, medical help, food, working to reduce illiteracy and assisting homeless veterans, among other projects.  People can choose from close to 60 different items. The choice literally runs from A to Z.  This popular type of market is held through the US. All donations are tax deductible.

Among those participating in Santa Fe are:
·         The Santa Fe Public Library and Books For Babies, where books can be purchased for newborns and  for the Library to provide books for the thousands of children seeking books to check out. Last year almost 200,000 library children’s books were checked out!  Books are needed to replenish the book collections which provide a wide selection for parents at the libraries.
New mothers are given a book to take home from the hospital through Books For Babies. These two needs are supportive of early literacy efforts.
· La Familia provides free dental care and other health assistance
· Santa Fe’s Interfaith Shelter provides safe shelter 
· Veterans helping veterans works to support homeless veterans
· Esperanza provides housing and help for abused women and their families       
· The Alternative Gifts International is a non-profit which offers dozens of projects that can be supported world wide in the areas of health, education, literacy and humanitarian causes. They provide an alternative for donors to designate charitable gifts through carefully selected agencies around the world.

To  volunteer to support our literacy projects or for more information contact the Library at 505-955-6789.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Last Fall Session of Science After School Program, Nov. 26-27

Do you like science? Do you enjoy doing science experiments? Then these FREE classes are for you! For children ages 6 to 12.

Registration is required and starts two weeks before each session. Please call the library you wish to attend.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.
  • Tuesday, November 26, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Oliver La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano Street, (505) 955-4863
  • Tuesday, November 26, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, (505) 955-2828
  • Wednesday, November 27, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, (505) 955-6783

Philippines Library Relief

From the ALA:

The Philippines face a long path to recovery in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan--one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. Thousands of people in the central islands of the Philippines have been affected.
The American Library Association is accepting donations from the United States for libraries in the Philippines. The Philippines Library Relief Fund will help to rebuild libraries and archives in the Philippines that were destroyed or damaged by the Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, 2013. Please make tax deductible donations to help rebuild libraries in the Philippines.
Leyte Provincial Library (before)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Book Sale, Saturday, Nov. 23 & Sunday, Nov. 24 at La Farge

Discount Books, hardcover books for $1, paperback books 3 for $1, VHS Videos and Children's Books. Cash or Checks only.
  • Saturday, November 23 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 24 from 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. is $3 Bag Day

Monday, November 18, 2013

Friday Afternoon Art: Foil Art, Friday, November 22 from 2-4 p.m.


The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Community Gallery Announces “In/Visible Borders: New Mexico Photographers” Exhibit Opening, Friday, November 22, 5-7 p.m.

In Collaboration with The Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Marion Center for Photographic Arts
Curated By Mary Anne Redding

The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Community Gallery announces “In/Visible Borders: New Mexico Photographers” an exhibition in collaboration with the Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s Marion Center for Photographic Arts. This exhibit examines the contemporary New Mexico landscape in terms of the cultural, political and economic realities of the 21st century along the borderlands between the United States and Mexico. The exhibit is curated by Mary Anne Redding, Chair of the Photography Department at the University. A public opening will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Community Gallery, located at 201 West Marcy Street. The opening is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Community Gallery at 505-955-6705.

“This exhibit is an opportunity for the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission to work with an outstanding local curator, Mary Anne Redding, to produce an exhibit that is poignant and visceral,” said, Rod Lambert, Community Gallery Manager. “The issues being addressed by the exhibit bring thoughtful, if sometimes uncomfortable, topics to the public through the beautiful and haunting imagery of a group of leading New Mexico photographers.”

Nineteen photographers have been invited to exhibit images relating to this topic. Participating artists include: Tony Bonanno, Michael Borowski, David Bram, Kirk Gittings, Lauren Greenwald, Mindy Jean-Paul, David Michael Kennedy, Karen Kuehn, Greg MacGregor, Norman Mauskopf, Delilah Montoya, Patrick Nagatani, Teresa Neptune, David Robin, Sharon Stewart, Jamey Stillings, Martin Stupich, Carlan Tapp and Tamara Zibners.

In/Visible Borders investigates the organic and often hidden borderlands that define the state of New Mexico and the southwest,” states Mary Anne Redding, Curator. “The exhibit addresses issues such as the physical border between two countries or states, but also political, economic, race, ethnic and national boundaries.”

In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a series of free lectures and workshops intended to further explore the topics raised by the exhibit. In partnership with the School of Architecture and Planning of the University of New Mexico, Moises Gonzales will lead a series of weekend workshops in which participants explore their communities.

Lecture:  “Environmental & Community Issues,” by Carlan Tapp
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6-8 p.m. in the Community Gallery
Carlan Tapp is a photographer, lecturer and activist of Anglo and Native American descent who will be speaking about his work with various Native American groups and the preservation of their landscape and traditional ways of life.

Workshop I: “Identifying Your Community,” by Moises Gonzales
Saturday, December 7, 2013, 12-4 p.m. in the Community Gallery
Moises Gonzales is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning. This hands-on workshop will engage participants in fun activities that will help them to better understand their environments. Upon leaving the workshop, participants will be encouraged to use their digital cameras and/or cellular phones to record their communities and return for a follow-up review and discussion in Workshop II.

Workshop II: “Reviewing Results,” lead by Moises Gonzales
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 12-4 p.m. in the Community Gallery
Participants from Workshop I will return and share their experiences and images with the group. A selection of images will be chosen for inclusion in a pop-up exhibit to be held in the Lobby Gallery of UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning.


The Community Gallery is located inside the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 West Marcy Street, at the intersection of Sheridan Street. Public parking is available in the Center garage, located off Federal Avenue. The Community Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

SFPL School Age Craft: Duct Tape Craft, Nov. 19-20

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Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival


November 15-17, 2013

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

Friday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., 7 p.m. Trash Fashion Show ($5 General Admission OR Fashion Show Ticket)

Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Free)

Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Free)


We will be returning to the downtown Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W. Marcy Street) for the 15th annual show on November 15-17, 2013.  Come check out one of the hippest, eco-conscious art market and juried art events of its time.
The country’s largest and oldest recycled art market, Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, is dedicated to showcasing art created from discarded materials.  This exciting weekend-long event kicks off with Friday night’s famous Trash Fashion and Costume Contest, then continues with an inspiring art market, adult and student juried art exhibits, and make and take art activities.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Time Travel the Easy Way...

Ok, so it’s not quite as awesome as an actual time machine, but this month at Southside we’re aiming to help you time travel the low tech way; with a tool I am officially referring to as “Ye Olde Exhibition of Noteworthy and Interesting Works of Historical Fiction”. In other words, we have a new display out for the month, featuring fabulous works of Historical Fiction that are guaranteed to transport you to the past! Come check it out!
  
What delights await you on this low tech journey? Glad you asked.  Here is a small sample: 
  • For those who love scandal and drama, you’ll find a plethora of fiction written in recent years about one of history’s most infamous lineages, the Tudors. From Hilary Mantel to Philippa Gregory, heads will definitely roll. Or perhaps you like your scandal with an Italian flair? If so, we recommend checking out historical fiction’s new favorite family, the Borgias.
  • If you like the classics, another big trend right now in historical fiction is updates, mash-ups, and sequels to classic works of literature. Lovers of Jane Austen: I’m talking to you.
  • Or perhaps, you (like me) are counting down the days until the return of Downton Abbey (59, sigh…) on January 5th? To make your wait a little less agonizing, we’ve got a tantalizing selection of similar, historical upstairs/downstairs novels, plus some fascinating non-fiction looks into the real world and times of World War 1 era England.
And of course, much more!  It’s a veritable buffet of historical fiction! So, come check out the display, or ask your librarian for some recommendations, and get ready to do the time warp (again)!

MMM@SSL




Friday Afternoon Art: Printmaking, Friday, November 15, 2-4 p.m. at Main


Friday, November 08, 2013

Veteran's Day

I used to call my two brothers on Veteran’s Day and tell them they were my favorite veterans!

This year Veteran’s Day has an even more special meaning to me. It was my assignment last month to write the obituary for my last remaining brother. In the last year and a half our family lost our two brothers who had served in the military. One was 86 and the other was 88. They were career military Army, both fought in World War II and Korea. The younger brother Brian also fought in Vietnam.

Those are the bare facts. The older brother Lee graduated from high school and immediately joined the Army with friends and relatives. The entered WWII in North Africa, took part in the Italian Campaign taking Rome on June 4, 1944. My brother told of being in the Coliseum after taking Rome when the announcement came that the Channel Invasion had started on June 6; the Allies were landing at Normandy. Two big battles later, Monte Cassino and Anzio, my brother was injured and taken to France to recover. He joined an anti-tank unit and they liberated part of France and went on into Germany. He never forgot that General Patton in a jeep convoy stopped at their anti-tank armored vehicle and congratulated them for their good work in France. His battalion was awarded the French Croix de Guerre by the French Government, for bravery and valor in the Liberation of France.

The younger brother flew a helicopter in Korea and did two tours in Vietnam before returning to his home in Michigan.

 Neither talked much about war experiences.  My nieces and nephews call them heroes, but they would have denied that and just said they were “grunts” like cartoonist Bill Mauldin’s Willie and Joe.

Standing in Fort Custer Military Cemetery in Michigan last weekend, with almost as many flags planted as there were trees, I gave  thanks to all veterans, especially my older brothers, Lee and Brian.
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PCH@Main


Babies

Having a baby and want to find the meaning of names?  The Library has many books to help you

  • 60,001 Best Baby Names
  • Complete Book of Baby Names
  • World’s Coolest Baby Names
  • Complete Book of Hebrew Baby Names
Having just had the opportunity to meet many of my great nieces and nephews recently and enjoy their names which are often creative and not “family” names. Most recent are:

Maddison, Zoe, Isabella, Logan, Lorelie, Owen, Edison and Hayden.  Friends have chosen Ezra, Eziekiel, Arlo, Xavier and Isaiah.

In doing family genealogy, I found names that are “family” names but rarely used today, such as: Thankful, Mercy, Thaddeus, Mehitabel, Festus and Waity.

Our son still thanks me for not naming him Keegan. Hey, it is a distinguished publisher’s name and I am a librarian…but now I agree with him, naming him Jonathan has done him well.


PCH@Main


Thursday, November 07, 2013

All Libraries Closed Monday, November 11 for Veteran's Day

All City offices, libraries, municipal court, and recreation centers will be closed on Monday, November 11th. Santa Fe Trails will operate on a Saturday schedule.

Veteran’s Day Parade (Monday, 11/11, 10:30am – 12:00pm): This parade honoring our military veterans will begin at Santa Fe Fire Department Station 1 (200 Murales Road) and wind through town to the Bataan Memorial Building (407 Galisteo Street), where a ceremony will begin at 11:00am to honor those who have served.

Holiday Food

It’s that time of year – the eating season.  It seems to start with Halloween and end around Valentine’s Day.  Perfect.  Start with chocolate and end with chocolate with lots of baked goods in between.  Yes, there is a lot of material out there that can help you stay healthy through the holidays.  And that’s good.  But what about the occasional indulgence (did I mention chocolate?) and those holiday parties you want to give? 

You’ve come to the right place.  The Santa Fe Public Library has a large and varied collection of cookbooks, entertaining guides, and craft books to help you through the holidays.  Cookbooks are found in the Dewey Decimal section under 641.5.  They range from general cookbooks to quick meals to gluten free to foods from different parts of the world to sauces to desserts.  You get the idea, lots and lots of books.  If you are looking for ideas, a quick browse of the section will give you plenty of them.  If you have a specific idea, a friendly reference librarian can assist you with finding just the right book. 

Holiday entertaining books, such as The World of Jewish Entertaining, may be found in the 641.5 section, but some entertaining books are found elsewhere in the collection, depending on the emphasis (e.g., 395.2 for weddings).  Once again, a friendly reference librarian can guide you.  Don’t forget the crafts.  Most of the craft books can be found in the 745.5 section.  Books such as Christmas celebration: Santa Fe traditions: foods & crafts can jump-start your holiday party planning and All new crafts for Thanksgiving can get the kids involved.

So be healthy, but enjoy your holidays.  And don’t forget the chocolate.


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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Wi-Fi is Working Again at Main

The wireless internet at the Main Library is now functional, so come back and surf to your heart's delight! Thank you for patience while we resolved this issue.

Calligraphy, Handwriting, and a Gift of a Card, Nov. 12-14, Register Today!


November 2013 Art Exhibits

  • Main Library Tybie Davis Satin Gallery: Geometric abstracts-watercolor and acrylics by Joseph Regezi
  • Main Library Display Cases: First it was a Book! and Cookbooks by SFPL Children's Department
  • Oliver La Farge Branch: Abstract Color and Pen and Ink by Celita Castillo and Michael Thompson
  • Southside Branch: Feathers & Leathers - Following the Curtis Trail, Photos of Native American Culture by Marilyn Angel Wynn

Monday, November 04, 2013

Santa Fe Friends Festival of Authors, Thurs. Nov. 7 at Main

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Wi-Fi is Out of Order at Main

The wireless network at the Main Library is currently not working. This could take several days to fix as we may need a new router. The Wi-Fi at La Farge and Southside is still working.

We'll keep you posted on our progress, and in the meantime, the wired public computers are working for anyone who needs to use computers at Main.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!

Read about the history and traditions of Halloween at the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center:

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/halloween.html

(Halloween costume at a deaf social club, photo by Stephanie A. Hall)


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Family Bedtime Stories, Wed. Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Oliver La Farge Branch

The Oliver La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano Street, offers a series of Family Bedtime Stories. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. when Children's Librarian, Walter Cook, will select and conduct story times.

Cook has been a Children's Librarian for over ten years. Telling stories to families is one of my favorite things about being a Children's Librarian. Not only am I sharing great stories, I see families together listening and creating their own memories, says Cook.

Children and their families are invited to participate in fun stories and hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity to make literature come alive for the whole family, as well as build memories and stimulate family conversations.

For more information please call (505) 955-4867.
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.


Improving Area Quality of Life in Southwest Santa Fe

Two-Day Kick-off Event | November 1-2, 2013 | Zona del Sol Community Center

The public is invited to a two-day kick-off event that seeks to create a broad community conversation and ongoing work to improve quality of life in southwest Santa Fe. Events will be held at the Zona del Sol Community Center at 6601 Jaguar Drive, across from the Southside Library on November 1-2, 2013.

What: Community Conversation on Improving the Quality of Life in SW Santa Fe

When: Friday, November 1, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
             Saturday, November 2, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Friday, November 1st will feature a series of panels and community discussions focused on improving quality of life in Southwest Santa Fe.

Saturday, November 2nd will be a Community Fiesta starting with a free breakfast and listening session at 9:30 a.m. which will be followed by information tables and fun free activities for the whole family. Activities include a mariachi band, Zumba class, cooking demonstrations and more.

Where: Zona del Sol Community Center
6601 Jaguar Drive, across from the Southside Library
Santa Fe, NM

Topics covered will include:
·         Immigration: Pasado, Presente & Futuro
·         Health Care and Healthy communities
·         Education: Child and Teen Wellbeing
·         Economy, jobs and business
·         Transportation, Housing and Infrastructure
·         Access to Healthy Foods
·         Juvenile Justice and Youth series
·         Role of Faith Community and Non profits

Participants will have an opportunity to learn about options under the Affordable Health Care Act and sign up for health care plans. The city will be giving away recycling bins to city residential customers and reusable grocery bags. Voter registration will be available. Numerous community service organizations will be on hand to provide information about the services they offer and other services available to the community.

"Access to quality public education, healthcare, good jobs, better nutrition and a safer Southside community can no longer be met with hurdles or delays. We need a new definition to what constitutes ‘care’ and this must include full access to these basic rights--as well as our best effort to provide timely and responsive action for the best outcome. Our Southside citizens deserve nothing less," said City Councilor Carmichael Dominguez.

"I'm proud to join this collaborative effort to address the needs of working families and find homegrown solutions that strengthen and empower our local communities. Utilizing models that have been successful in other underserved areas in New Mexico, this initiative will bring together government leaders, non-profits, businesses, and faith-based organizations to help improve the quality of life throughout Santa Fe," said U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich.

“When the community comes together as friends and neighbors to find innovative solutions to the challenges that face our families, there is no limit to what we can achieve. I look forward to the engaging discussions that this important event will foster and the ideas that will be put forth to address the key issues that impact families every day in an effort to build a stronger community in Santa Fe,” said U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Luján.

The event is sponsored by:

City Councilor Carmichael Dominguez, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s office, U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Lujan’s office, Santa Fe Community Foundation, New Mexico Health Equity Partnership, La Familia Medical Center, The Interfaith Leadership Alliance, Somos Un Pueblo Unido, Health Action New Mexico, SFPS Superintendent Joel Boyd, Santa Fe Community College, Envision Santa Fe, Santa Fe Prevention Alliance, United Church of Santa Fe , The Food Depot, City of Santa Fe Children and Youth Commission, Santa Fe County Community Services Department, Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and Chainbreaker Collective.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

National Cat Day!

As Librarians, we are stereotypically fond of cats here at the Santa Fe Public Library and pleased to discover that today is National Cat Day! Spoil your furry feline friends with affection today to let them know just how much you appreciate their company!

http://now.msn.com/national-cat-day-is-here-so-celebrate-with-this-photo-gallery


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Friday Afternoon Art: Papermaking, Friday, November 1, 2-4 p.m. at Main


Monday, October 28, 2013

SFPL Presents: The Wildlife Center, Nov. 8-9


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Free Business Seminars for Santa Fe Businesses

The City of Santa Fe Business Ombudsman’s Office in partnership with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), are announcing their free Business Education Series of Workshops and Seminars to Santa Fe businesses. Starting November 2, 2013, the Fall Series will consist of three interactive workshops and one seminar. The workshops and seminars are designed to enhance the skills of business owners and entrepreneurs and are developed to provide key resources for Santa Fe businesses.

“We’re proud to partner with SCORE to offer these resources to help Santa Fe’s economy grow and prosper one business at a time,” said Fabian Trujillo, Economic Development Division Director.

The workshops and seminars will give business owners free access to expert consultants in each subject. Registration is required and there is limited space, and participation is first come first serve. Workshops are limited to 15 attendees and seminars to 40 so space is limited. All workshops and seminars are free and will be held at the Santa Fe Business Incubator located at 3900 Paseo del Sol. For more information visit the website at www.santafescore.org.

Register by phone: 505-424-1140 (option 1) or by

These workshops and seminars provide information on key business resources and skills that are critical to the success of small businesses. Below is the schedule:

Workshops:

  • Practical Accounting and Budgeting - Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m. - noon.
Presenter: Maryanne Mowen. Don't let numbers get you down! This workshop will help business owners determine how best to keep track of, record, and use financial information. A flexible system that can be used for budgeting and decision making will be explained. Basic budgeting will be presented and tailored to your business needs.

  • Intermediate Quickbooks - Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. – noon.
Presenter: Suzanne Atkinson.  This is a hands-on, interactive workshop featuring expert presenter Suzanne Atkinson. It is designed for business owners/finance officers who are currently using Quickbooks. The workshop is ideal for those who are ready to move beyond just using the register to the specifics of invoicing, entering bills, and creating more sophisticated reports. Participants who want to bring their own Quickbooks files on a laptop to get specific advice are welcome to do so. Participants who wish to email the presenter with their questions in advance are encouraged to do that.
  • Pitching Your Ideas To Grow Your Business - Saturday, November 16, 9 a.m. – noon.
Presenter: Stephanie Palmer and Ben Taxy. In Hollywood, the writers and producers at the top routinely pitch and sell multi-million dollar ideas that are invisible, intangible, and unquantifiable. They do it in a seemingly casual and effortless way, though there is a strategy to how they succeed. In this interactive workshop, former MGM studio executive Stephanie Palmer and professional writer Ben Taxy will share these pitching techniques and help you to customize what works in Hollywood for your own business. This workshop is designed for small business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking to find new clients, build their customer base, or secure financing from investors.

Seminar:
  • Understanding Contracts & Legal Structures -  Wednesday, November 6, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Presenter: Marcia Swain. This seminar presents information on selecting the legal structure (e.g., corporation, limited liability company and the like) most appropriate for organizing your business and describes the process of setting up a company, including regulatory and compliance matters. Information about contracts and contractual issues of importance to all small business owners, including the meaning of legal terminology frequently used in contracts will also be discussed, enabling workshop participants to determine what contracts say and what they mean. Expert presenter Marcia Swain has spent her career in the practice of law as well as mediation and negotiation.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Tierra Contenta Sidewalk Clean Up Event, Sunday, October 27th

Since Southside is closed, please come and help cleanup the neighborhood this Sunday!


The community is invited to participate in a neighborhood, sidewalk clean-up of the Tierra Contenta Subdivision on Sunday, October 27, 2013. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Camino Rojo at Paseo del Sol West and Golden Mesa. Clean-up efforts are in partnership with the “Sidewalk Angels of Tierra Contenta,” a volunteer task force and the City of Santa Fe Parks Division, Environmental Services Division and Keep Santa Fe Beautiful.

“Our mission is to clear sidewalks in the Tierra Contenta neighborhood, provide a way to volunteer, grow the community spirit, and improve the beauty and quality of life in Tierra Contenta,” said Sidewalk Angels Spokesperson, Bridget Wolf.


For additional information or to be a volunteer, contact Bridget at (505) 470-5803 or via email at bdwolf@hotmail.com. Visit Sidewalk Angels at sidewalkanglestc@webs.com or “LIKE” them on Facebook: “Sidewalk Angels of Tierra Contenta.”