Friday, September 25, 2015

People to the Plaza Initiative Bringing Farmers Market to the Plaza

This Sunday’s one-day market will feature local growers, crafts, prepared food and more

The latest event in Mayor Javier M. Gonzales’ People to the Plaza initiative will be a one-day Plaza Farmers’ Market this Sunday from 8:00am-1:00pm.

Mayor Gonzales said, “The Plaza as we know it today was shaped by agriculture and commerce for hundreds of years. I for one can’t wait to look out over it this Sunday and see fresh, local produce from Northern New Mexico’s farms and gardens bringing local Santa Feans back together in the heart of our community.”

Approximately 25 vendors from the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market, which is held year-round at the Railyard every Tuesday and Saturday and features hundreds of local food growers and artisans, will be on hand on Sunday for this special event.

Those vendors expected include:

Anna Mae Salazar – traditional crafts and flowers
Freshies – local organic fruit
Intergalactic Baking Co. – flatbreads and salsas
Jubilee Farm – beets, garlic, and storage crops
KJ Farm – fresh eggs
Love & Leche – soaps and balms
Mi Yung – kimchi tacos and produce
Monte Vista Organics – certified organic flowers and produce
Old Windmill Dairy – award-winning goat and cow cheese
Red Mesa Meats – Grass-fed meats and ready-to-eat tasty treats
Rocio Alcantar – decorations, flowers and produce
Santa Cruz Farm – roasted green chile and certified organic produce
Valley Garlic Oil –locally-pressed garlic oil
And many more!

All of Santa Fe is encouraged and invited to come out to the Plaza to support your local growers.

To help Santa Feans get to the Plaza on Sunday morning, all regular Sunday routes of the Santa Fe Trails bus service will run for free from 7:00am – 1:00pm, and will start two hours earlier than their regularly scheduled time.

The earliest Sunday bus is usually at 8:30am, but will begin running at 7:00am this weekend.

For questions, contact Paolo Speirn with the Santa Fe Farmers Market, visit, or find the Market on Facebook.

Again, the details for tomorrow night’s inaugural event:

Santa Fe Plaza Farmers’ Market

Santa Fe Plaza

Sunday, September 27th, 8:00am – 1:00pm

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Equinox Traditions at the Main Library

Here at the Main Library we regularly balance an egg to celebrate the equinox. Here is a photo of one balancing in our Southwest Room. We know that eggs can balance any day of the year but it's a fun tradition to save for astronomical events of seasonal importance.

Photo by DC, Post by AR

Monday, September 21, 2015

Santa Fe Public Library Presents: Diane, the Magicienne, October 2-3

Swan Park Grand Opening

The Friends of the Library and Library staff were kept hopping at the new SWAN Park opening on Saturday, September 19. The park is located at the western end of Jaguar Drive.  The Library held a drawing for two NEMO pinatas filled with candy—the lucky winners were called on Monday.  The booth had book bags, free donated books, children’s event calendars, book marks and pencils—which ran out by  2:00pm!

The Library and Friends were pleased to be a part of the celebration.

Text by PCH and photo by WC

Friday Afternoon Art: Marbleized Paper and Book Making, Sept. 25 at Main

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Santa Fe Public Library September Closings

All locations of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closed Monday, September 7 for Labor Day. All locations will also close at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 for the Fiesta de Santa Fe. The Main Library will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13 for Fiesta but the La Farge and Southside branches will be open their normal hours.

New Season of Science After School Starts Sept. 22, Register Now!

National Voter Registration Day is September 22nd!

The League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County will be stationed in all three locations of the Santa Fe Public Library from 4-6 p.m. on September 22, 2015 for National Voter Registration Day. Stop by and register so that your vote and your voice can be heard in upcoming local, state, and national elections.

From the National Voter Registration Day website :

"In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. In 2015, we want to make sure no one is left out. On September 22, 2015, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities–allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters who we could not reach otherwise".

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Seeking Candidates for the Santa Fe Public Library Board

The Santa Fe Public Library is seeking candidates for the Library Board.  Members are appointed by the Mayor to represent the residents of Santa Fe.  There are two City positions that need to be filled. Applicants must live in the city of Santa Fe. Library Board members serve for three years without compensation.

The seven member Library Board was created as an advisory board to the City Council and is charged with working with the Library administration to provide advice on policies such as the use of the library, book selection, acceptance of gifts and bequests, management and operation and other appropriate matters. The Library Board meets monthly.

Interested residents may apply by submitting a letter of interest and a resume to:
Maria Finley
Santa Fe Public Library
145 Washington Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Or hand deliver to the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, by 5:00 pm on September 11, 2015.