Monday, June 22, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Spur Award finalist and True West Magazine’s “2014 Best New Western Author” JD March will discuss their debut novel, Dance with the Devil, at the Southside Branch Library (6599 Jaguar Drive) on Monday, June 29th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Award-winning author and conservationist William deBuys speaks on and signs copies of his latest book and joins us for a reception honoring the museum’s acquisition of his papers. The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library hosts this free event on Friday, June 19, 5:30–7:30 pm, in the museum auditorium, with light refreshments in the lobby.
In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with beautiful long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to Western science—a saola, the first large land mammal discovered in 50 years. Rare then and rarer now, a live saola had never been glimpsed by Westerners in the wild when deBuys and conservation biologist William Robichaud set off to search for the animal in the wilds of central Laos. They endured a punishing trek, whitewater rivers and mountainous terrain ribboned with snare lines set by armed poachers.
The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures (Little, Brown and Company, 2015) is deBuys’ look deep into one of the world’s most remote places. His journey becomes a quest for the essence of wildness in nature and an encounter with beauty.
An extra treat: Meet photographer Jennifer Schlesinger at the 5 pm opening of the museum’s newest exhibit, Along the Pecos, featuring soundscapes by the late composer Steven M. Miller.
Friday, June 12, 2015
The Fuegos (Eddie, Jonah, Dave, Cody, Connor) surprised us at story time with a visit! They read some baseball books, played catch with the kiddos, and handed out free tickets. They were very gracious and fun -- and the kids had a great time! Thanks, Fuegos!
Photo by SR
The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Book Sale
The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold a “portal” sale on Saturday, June 20 from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue. Hundreds of books will be available at $1.00 for hardbacks and 50 cents a paperback or three paperbacks for $1.00. It’s a perfect time to find books for summer reading by the pool or for those long trips. All types of books will be in the sale, fiction and non-fiction.