Monday, August 31, 2015

Santa Fe Book Art Celebration: Three Month Event Features Artist Books at the State Capitol Rotunda Gallery, Sept. 4 - Dec. 31

The New Mexico Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe is hosting an exhibit of contemporary book art from Friday, September 4, through Friday, December 11, 2015. All of the 65 artists represented in the exhibit are members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group (BAG). They all use a wide range of materials, designs, and techniques to create original works of sculptural or multi-dimensional book art. Dr. Cynthia Sanchez, Executive Director of the Capitol Art Foundation, is the curator and juror. This is the sixth time that the Capitol Art Foundation has invited Santa Fe BAG to exhibit.

The public is invited to a reception on Friday, September 18, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Attendance is free for both the reception and the exhibit.

The exhibit of contemporary book art is the highlight of the Santa Fe Book Art Celebration, which features a wide range of events and activities open to the public. These include hands-on workshops, lectures, presentations, tours, demonstrations, art sales, and receptions. For more information and a full list of events, please visit the Book Arts Group website,, or email

New Mexico’s State Capitol building is at the northwest corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail. For more information about the Capitol Art Foundation call (505) 986-4589, or visit

The Santa Fe Book Arts Group provides resources and opportunities for book artists to learn and share the skills of their craft. BAG consists of about 200 members who participate in workshops, exhibits, and collaborative projects.

Photo Caption: The Journey Within by Pamela MacKellar is one of the 94 artist’s books that will be in an exhibit at the Capitol Rotunda Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from September 4 through December 11, 2015. The exhibit is the highlight of the Santa Fe Book Art Celebration, a three-month event featuring a wide variety of activities.

September 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 September!

Main Library Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Catherine Kirkwood “Looking for Tula” (Oils). Opening reception from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, September 5 on the 2nd floor of the Main Library.

Main Library Display Cases: SFPL Children’s Hispanic Heritage Month

La Farge Branch Library: Selena Chavez “Children’s Paintings”

Southside Branch Library: Carol Montoya "Eyes of the Animal Soul" (Watercolors)

The Main Library is now booked through May 2016 and the monthly art selection meeting, usually scheduled the first Wednesday of the month, will cancelled until January 2016.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Indian Market Book Sale, Saturday, August 22, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Main Library

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold a special sale during Indian Market on Saturday, August 22 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue.
Indian Market themed books, discount books, and cold water will be available for sale out on our portal.

Friday, August 14, 2015


HelpNow provides students of all ages with live online tutoring and homework help in English and Spanish from 2 p.m. - 11 p.m., and includes 24/7 access to a comprehensive library of interactive tests, including academic skills assessments, standardized tests, and New Mexico-aligned tests.
 Post and Photo by WC

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Write Your Cookbook at La Farge, Saturday, Aug. 22

New Mexico FamilyPass: Check it out at the Santa Fe Public Library

On Monday, Governor Martinez announced the launch of the Department of Cultural Affairs’ FamilyPass, a partnership with local libraries throughout New Mexico, that provides a pass for free admission (up to 6 people) to 15 state museums and historic sites. Passes are now available at all branches of the Santa Fe Public Library for checkout. Patrons may borrow the pass, which circulates like other library materials, for up to one week. There is a $25 replacement fee for passes that are not returned. Users must sign an agreement to use the pass and fill out a survey after returning it.

“What a wonderful addition to the resources the Library offers the community. This pass is truly a passport for families to use to visit museums and historical sites around the state. It is already proving popular,” stated Patricia Hodapp, director of the Santa Fe Public Library.

“While a number of states have limited passes to museums and historic sites, New Mexico is the first state, to my knowledge, to produce a statewide pass to every location supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs. This is an accomplishment to be proud of and I truly hope and believe that New Mexico’s families will visit their public libraries, check out a pass and learn about the history of their state,” said State Librarian Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer.

“These are wonderful resources that help our families and kids learn and grow,” said DCA Cabinet Secretary Veronica Gonzales. “I’m grateful to Governor Martinez for her leadership in developing tools and resources that help New Mexicans experience more of our state’s history and culture while further reinforcing the skills and knowledge our kids are learning in school.”

The FamilyPass may be used at the following locations:

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Support Literacy!

The Santa Fe Woman's Club and Library Association, the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy and the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library are Supporting Literacy with a book and audiovisual sale on Saturday, August 8th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: SFWC Clubhouse at 1616 Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe. Watch for signs.

Proceeds will help the Woman's Club provide educational opportunities for Santa Fe women and help the NM Coalition for Literacy support adult literacy programs.

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library are pleased to assist these two non-profits achieve their goals since we all support literacy in Santa Fe.

There will be a great variety of books and audio-visual titles to choose from. Some items will be specially priced, while most will be priced between $.50 and $3.00.

Come early, buy some coffee and treats, then checkout the great inventory.

Cash, checks and credit cards ($15.00 minimum) will be accepted.

Contact: Susan Sheldon, 505-438-9273.