Monday, November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving Closure


All Public Library locations will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

Thursday, November 22  &
Friday, November 23

The libraries will reopen on Saturday, November 24


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Main Library Holiday Book Sale

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold their Holiday Book Sale in the Community Room at the Main Library on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We will be selling gift quality books, holiday-themed CDs and DVDs and more! The sale is open to the public all day, no members-only hours.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Big Adventure Comics Hosts Local Comics Creators for Sale and Presentations November 17


Big Adventure Comics in Santa Fe presents Local Comic Creators At Your Local Comic Shop on Saturday, November 17, 1:00-4:00. New Mexico-based comic writers and artists, and members of 7000 BC, the Northern New Mexico comic creators nonprofit, will have their creator-owned books for sale. At 2:00, cartoonist and educator Alec Longstreth will discuss his graphic novel Basewood, and at 2:30 writer and artist Turner Mark-Jacobs will present his process for creating his watercolor art.

As part the afternoon’s talks, Alec says, “I'll share story outlines, early character designs, and show examples of my cartooning process including pencils and inks,” and Turner says, “I’ll have sketches and finished art as well as tools to show how I work.” All participants in Local Comic Creators At Your Local Comic Shop will be have their work for sale and be available throughout the afternoon to discuss it.

Kevin Drennan, owner of Big Adventure comics, says “we're fortunate to have such a diverse range of comics-making talent locally and we're happy to be able to give them this opportunity to showcase their hard work."

Big Adventure Comics is located at 418 Montezuma Avenue, Suite C, in the Jean Cocteau Building in the Railyard.

 About Big Adventure Comics

Big Adventure Comics is northern New Mexico's only comic shop, stocking a broad range of books in a variety of styles and genres for all ages and tastes. It is also Santa Fe's premier gaming destination, and hosts regular Magic: The Gathering events. 505-992-8783. http://www.bigadventurecomics.com

 About 7000 BC

7000 BC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community arts organization dedicated to teaching comics-making and providing opportunities for New Mexico-based comics creators. http://www.7000bc.org/

Friday, November 09, 2018

City Marks Veterans Day with Parade Sunday, Holiday Closures Monday


This Veterans Day marks the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Armistice that was the unofficial end to World War I. Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th because of the Armistice, which was enacted in the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.

The City will mark the holiday with the annual Veterans Day parade on Sunday, starting at 10:00am and progressing from Ft. Marcy down Bishop’s Lodge and Washington to the Plaza. A ceremony will follow at the Bataan Memorial. (Route map attached)

On Monday, all administrative offices, city libraries, the Municipal Court, and recreation centers will be closed. Environmental Services Division will have regular scheduled collection for commercial and residential recycling and solid waste. Residential customers will need to have their recycling and solid waste placed at curbside by 8:00 a.m.

Santa Fe Trails, Santa Fe Pick-Up Shuttle and Santa Fe Ride services will operate on a Saturday Service Schedule, with one exception: To facilitate transit service to and from the Santa Fe Place Mall, NM 599 Rail Runner Station, Santa Fe Community College, the Academy for Technology and the Classics and other institutions and businesses who are not closed, Santa Fe Trails will operate the Route 22 on its regular weekday schedule on this day.

If you have questions about this schedule, please call 505-955-2001 and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.  Alternatively, visit our website at www.takethetrails.com.

Other Public Transportation Services on Veteran’s Day:
New Mexico Rail Runner Express – Operates on its Sunday Service (http://www.nmrailrunner.com/)
North Central Regional Transit District - No Service, with the exception of the RTD255 Mountain Trail Route (www.ncrtd.org)
New Mexico Park & Ride – No Service (http://dot.state.nm.us/en/Park_and_Ride.html)

REMINDER: VETERANS RIDE FOR FREE YEAR ROUND
In recognition of all Veterans, with Resolution 2015-99 the City Council authorized the Transit Division to develop a program to provide FREE rides on Santa Fe Trails bus system and Santa Fe Ride paratransit program for United States Veterans year round.

To obtain free rides, Veterans need to show the driver one of the following:
·         Veterans Affair ID Card
·         DD214 with Photo ID
·         Driver’s License with Veteran Status
·         Rio Metro Freedom Pass
·         Santa Fe Trails Veterans ID Card
A Santa Fe Trails Veteran ID Card can be obtained by visiting the Santa Fe Trails Administrative Offices at 2931 Rufina Street and showing one of the above documents listed above.

All facilities will re-open for regular hours on Tuesday.

Monday, November 05, 2018

ALL RIDES ON SANTA FE TRAILS BUS ROUTES AND SANTA FE RIDE VEHICLES ARE FREE ON GENERAL ELECTION DAY, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2018


With Resolution 2014-79 the Santa Fe City Council authorized the Transit Division to provide FREE rides on all Santa Fe Trails Bus Routes and Santa Fe Ride Vehicles for all Santa Fe Municipal Elections and Santa Fe County Primary and General Elections.  Tuesday November 6, 2018 is a General Election Day.

Santa Fe Trails Bus and Santa Fe Pick-up services have routes and stops that are no more than a half mile (10 minute walk) from all the Voting Convenience Centers within its service area.  See the table below and the attached graphics for more details.  All are encouraged to consider taking advantage of the FREE bus service to go vote or use it as an opportunity to try Santa Fe’s Public Transportation System.

For more information or trip planning, contact the Transit Divisions Call Center at 505-955-2001 or visit www.TakeTheTrails.com.


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Friday, October 26, 2018

Election Day is November 6


Whether you consider voting a right or a responsibility, or both, now is the time to gather your wits. Early voting has begun, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6th. The ballot is busy enough with federal, state, and local matters to justify some preparation. Consider these sources of information:

League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters has been the national workhorse providing nonpartisan election information for many decades. Here is the Santa Fe LWV voter guide: https://www.lwvsfc.org/uploads/7/9/7/7/7977240/lw_voter_guide_november_2018_fin.pdf.

NMVote.org
NMVote.org is the New Mexico Secretary of State portal for voter information such as voter registration, polling places, candidate lists, absentee ballot requests, etc. http://nmvote.org .
Click on “Find my Registration and Election Information” for personalized voting info including sample ballots.

Bonds for Libraries
On your ballot, Bond Question B is about libraries—the act “authorizes the issuance and sale of library acquisition bonds,” not to exceed $12.8 million, which will be used by school, public, academic, and tribal libraries for library materials and electronic needs. For information, see https://www.nmbondsforlibraries.org/

Bond Question B basically asks to continue the same amount of support for libraries approved by voters in previous years. Libraries in Santa Fe County would get a total of $656,000, with Santa Fe Public Library receiving about $220,000, dedicated to print and non-print information resources (e.g. books, ebooks, downloadable audio, online magazine and newspaper access, etc.) as well as certain kinds of Internet computer equipment. All Bond funds are used for resources for the public.

More Informed Voting
The Internet abounds in election information … of all kinds. Some are committed to neutrality as part of their mission, such as https://ballotpedia.org/Ballotpedia:About and https://votesmart.org/. Many newspapers and other organizations support their own election news sites.

It’s an obvious quote, but: “Every election is determined by the people who show up.”

Post by JD

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind


In conjunction with the traveling exhibit, Confinement in the Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque author, Cynthia Grady, will read from her new picture book, Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind.

Come hear the experiences of imprisoned Japanese American children in their own words. Activities and book signing to follow.
Suitable for children ages 4 – 10.

Saturday, November 3, 11:30 a.m.

Santa Fe Public Library - La Farge Branch

Oliver La Farge Branch
1730 Llano Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505


Commuters, the City wants to hear from you!


The Office of Affordable Housing is helping to distribute a survey about the housing needs of Santa Fe’s workforce. See the Santa Fe Housing Action Coalition's website for details:  https://santafehousingaction.org/

English survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CityofSFEng

The survey is also available in Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CitySFSpan

Monday, October 22, 2018

Opening a Teen Banking Account, October 24th, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at La Farge Branch Library

Teens! Worried about surviving on minimum wage? Want to know how you’ll manage your own finances in the 21st century? Join us at the La Farge Branch of Santa Fe Public Library in the months of September, October, and November to learn about basic money management, managing your own teen bank account, and test your skills at our Reality Fairs.

Financial Literacy for Teens at La Farge: Guadalupe Credit Union will visit teens at the La Farge Branch of Santa Fe Public Library twice a month for financial literacy. Young and emerging adults will learn about basic money management, banks and credit unions, and opening their own bank account. Teens can test their financial literacy skills in November at a Reality Fair.



Friday Afternoon Art: Dia De Los Muertos, October 26 at Southside


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Fall 2018 Book Sale at Southside, October 20-21

What
     Specially-priced Books in the Café, Discount Books in the Community Room
    Open to the public both days, no members-only hours

When
     Saturday, October 20th from 10:30 AM–4:00 PM
               Discount & Specially-priced Books
    Sunday, October 21st from 1:00–4:00 PM
               Bag Day — just $10.00 a bag        
Where
     Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive


Attention Teachers: All teachers with school ID may take books for their classrooms free of charge on Sunday starting at 2:00 PM.


Proceeds from the Friends bookstores and book sales go to support our Santa Fe public libraries, purchasing new books or other media and supporting library programs. Our bookstores and book sales are staffed by volunteers from the Friends. Perhaps you would like to volunteer? Working a book sale is a fun way to help the Library and meet new Friends!


Thursday, October 04, 2018

All Libraries Closed Monday, October 8 for Indigenous Peoples Day

On Monday, October 8th, City Administrative Offices, the Municipal Court, Libraries and Recreation Centers will be closed in recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day. Santa Fe Trails’ buses, Santa Fe Ride Paratransit and Santa Fe Pickup Shuttles will operate on the Saturday schedule. The Environmental Services Division will have regular scheduled collection for commercial and residential recycling and solid waste. Residential customers will need to have their recycling and solid waste placed at curbside by 8:00 a.m.


Tuesday, October 02, 2018

October 2018 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 October:

Main Library, Satin/Reichman Memorial Art Gallery: Kathryn Alexander, “Animal Portraits”.

La Farge Branch Library: Barbara Howard, “Corn Husk Figures”.

Southside Branch Library: Cynthia Hinkley, “Connections”.

“SANTA FE STANDS WITH IMMIGRANTS” A PUBLIC PHOTO MURAL PROJECT


The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission announces their partnership with the Santa Fe Dreamers Project to present Santa Fe Stands with Immigrants a photo mural project designed to show our support for the immigrant community in Santa Fe. It is a project developed by the Santa Fe Dreamers Project in collaboration with the Railyard Park Conservancy, United Way, the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, the Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Alas de Agua Art Collective. The photo murals are beautiful, large scale ephemeral works of art representing the positive message that Santa Fe Stands with Immigrants designed to be displayed on walls around the city and visually stitch our community together.

Created by Sylvia Johnson (Creative Director) and Anne Staveley (Artist/Photographer), the murals also include images taken by six local photographers. Each mural is unique and incorporates a selection of portraits of Santa Feans who had their photo taken to show their support for immigrants interspersed with larger than life photographs of Santa Fe Dreamers Project staff and volunteers holding signs that say ‘Santa Fe Stands with Immigrants’ in both English and Spanish.  Community members are involved in the collaborative installation process. The images are printed on paper in black and white, and then applied to the wall surface in sheets using simple wallpaper paste. The murals will last for several months and then can be washed off with water. This project is designed for community engagement, enjoyment, and participation.

There will be two participating City locations (among 4 others throughout Santa Fe) which include Oliver La Farge Library at 1730 Llano Street (available for viewing on Friday, September 14) as well as the Santa Fe Regional Airport at 121 Aviation Drive (available for viewing in October).  The project will be on display through early winter 2018.

We encourage the public to visit the two City locations as well as the many others throughout our community.  For more information on the project and the Santa Fe Dreamers Project please visit:  www.santafedreamersproject.org.


(Previous mural at the Center for Contemporary Arts)


 The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission (SFAC), an agency within the municipal government of the City of Santa Fe, provides leadership by and for City government in supporting arts and cultural affairs.  The SFAC also recommends programs and policies that develop, sustain and promote artistic excellence in the community.  For more information contact the SFAC at 505-955-6707, email artscommission@santafenm.gov, or by fax 505-955-6671.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

September 2018 Art Exhibits


Stop by and peruse our great art shows that will be on display during the month of September:

Main Library, Satin/Reichman Memorial Art Gallery: Raquel Underwood, “New Mexico Landscapes and Still Life”, (Oils).

Main Library Display Cases: Albuquerque Croak & Dagger chapter of Sisters in Crime

La Farge Branch Library: Elodie Holmes, “Glass Art”.

Southside Branch Library: Magdalena Castaneda, “Interpretations of New Mexico & Portrait Work”
(Oils).

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Financial Literacy for Teens starts tomorrow at La Farge



Financial Literacy at La Farge: Guadalupe Credit Union will visit teens at the La Farge Branch of Santa Fe Public Library twice a month for financial literacy. Young and emerging adults will learn about basic money management, banks and credit unions, and opening their own bank account. Teens can test their financial literacy skills in November at a Reality Fair.

Reality Fair:
Participating in a Reality Fair propels youth through the personal financial management process, including career selection, budgeting for housing, transportation, luxuries, and more. Each teen receives a folder detailing his or her personal information specific to their career choice. After calculating their take-home pay, they create a monthly spending plan as they progress through booths representing various expenses they may incur, including food, clothing, housing, transportation, insurance, home furnishings, savings, investments, entertainment and credit. Based on their lifestyle scenario, they will also see alternatives provided and make choices based on their own values, goals and resources.

Teens! Worried about surviving on minimum wage? Want to know how you’ll manage your own finances in the 21st century? Join us at the La Farge Branch of Santa Fe Public Library in the months of September, October, and November to learn about basic money management, managing your own teen bank account, and test your skills at our Reality Fairs.

When:
Basic Money Management Sept. 12th
Basic Money Management Sept. 26th

Intro to Banks and Credit Unions Oct. 10th
Opening a Teen Banking Account Oct. 24th

Reality Fair Nov. 14th
Reality Fair Nov. 28th


All programs are from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Mystery Writers from Croak and Dagger Answer Your Questions on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library


Writing… It's Mysterious: Mystery Writers Answer Your Questions on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Join Sisters in Crime, the New Mexico Chapter of Croak and Dagger for an afternoon of mystery and intrigue as mystery writers from all sorts of sub-genres share the ins and outs of writing a mystery!

Croak and Dagger members will be here to answer your questions with expertise in writing cozy, historical, police procedural, thriller, and forensic genres (to name a few). Come with questions and leave inspired!



Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Main Library Fall Book Sale


September 15 & 16: Main Library Fall Book Sale, 145 Washington Avenue
Specially-priced Books (Southwest Room) & Discount Books (Tatum Community Room)
  • Saturday 15th: FRIENDS Members only 10:00 AM–Noon, Open to the Public Noon–4:00 PM
  • Sunday 16th: 1:00–4:00 PM, Open to the Public, Bag Day in the Tatum Community Room

Attention Teachers: All teachers with school ID may take discount books for their classrooms free of charge on Sunday 16th beginning at 2:00 PM.



Friday, August 31, 2018

La Farge Branch Library will now be open on Sundays, starting September 2, 2018

The La Farge Branch Library will open its doors on Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. starting Sunday, September 2, 2018. Books and other materials will be available at the branch as well as internet computer access.  To check on programs or other information on the La Farge Branch, go to the Library’s calendar on its website www.santafelibrary.org.

Branch manager Kathryn Spangle stated, “The staff of the La Farge Branch Library are pleased to be back in the building and now able to serve their community seven days a week”.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

La Farge Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting

Thanks to our first patron for La Farge's Children's Room and their ribbon cutting skills!








All Libraries Closed for Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018

All locations of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday. All locations will re-open at their normal times on Tuesday, September 4.

La Farge Branch Library to re-open to the public on Wednesday, August 29, 2018


The La Farge Branch Library will re-open to the public at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 29, 2018. The La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano Street, has been closed due to flooding damage sustained in the City’s major storm in late July.

Books and other materials will be available at the branch as well as internet computer access.  On Wednesday, Books and Babies will return at 10:30 a.m., for children 6 months to two years and their caregivers. Other programming will return to its regular schedule.  To check on programs or other information on La Farge Branch, go to the Library’s calendar on its website www.santafelibrary.org.

Branch manager Kathryn Spangle stated, “The Santa Fe Public Library would like to thank our wonderful community for their support! The outpouring of assistance from people with offers of book donations and contributions to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library are heartwarming.  Donations from individuals, fundraising events at the Violet Crown Cinema and Casa Chimayo Restaurant, plus Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s efforts to obtain and ship replacement books from the Library of Congress will bolster the children’s book collection.”

Library Director Patricia Hodapp thanked City workers for their hard efforts, “Santa Fe city workers and their long hours of cleaning and repairing the damage were appreciated. Not only did staff and volunteers help the night of the storm, they have worked tirelessly to get the branch ready to open.”

La Farge Branch safely passed air quality testing performed by Havona Environmental and Keers Remediation which allowed the branch to reopen.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Career Talks for Teens, every first Wednesday starting in September at the La Farge Branch Library


Career Talks: Beginning in September, the La Farge branch of the Santa Fe Public Library will host monthly Career Talks for teens that will bring in professionals to share about their career. The goal is to expose high school students to interesting, in-demand careers and give them the opportunity to network with professionals. The professionals will give a brief (< 20 minute) talk about what they do and how they began their career and then allow time for questions, discussion, and/or a hands-on demonstration of their work.

When: Career Talks will begin September and will be ongoing, every first Wednesday of the month from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
“Teens! Meet interesting professionals with in-demand careers, learn how they got their start and take the opportunity to network! Presenters range from Firemen to Filmmakers, Cartoonist to Curators, Department of Defense to Graphic Designers, Lawyers, Nurses and more! Join us at the La Farge branch of Santa Fe Public Library the first Wednesday of every month from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and get inspired about your own career path!”
Sponsored by Opportunity Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Public Library.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

SFPL at the Southside Famer's Market


The Santa Fe Public Library visited El Mercado del Sur to share the library love on Tuesday! We told people about our different Books and Babies programs (in both English and Spanish), digital resources, and gave out over 50 books to community members who promised to visit the library. Last week, we visited the National Night Out on the Plaza and gave away over 100 books. We’ll be visiting other locations in the coming weeks so keep your eyes open!



Monday, August 13, 2018

Indian Market Sidewalk Sale at Main, Saturday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold a one day Indian Market book sale on Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of the Main Library.

The sale will feature Indian Market themed books specially chosen for the market as well as discount books.  Stop by to purchase some great books at great prices.

All proceeds from the sale of donated materials are used to purchase new resources and support programs for the Santa Fe Public Libraries.



Thursday, August 02, 2018

Violet Crown La Farge Fundraiser, Sunday, August 5


The Violet Crown will donate a portion of all tickets sold on Sunday, August 5th to the La Farge Library to help restore books lost in the flood.

In addition, Violet Crown will donate all sales from select kegs to La Farge for the duration of their tapping.

Special thanks to General Manager Peter Grendle and the Violet Crown staff for their support!

Casa Chimayo La Farge Fundraiser, Sunday, August 5



The Casa Chimayo Restaurant, 409 W. Water Street, is holding a fundraiser for the La Farge Branch Library.

The event will be held Sunday, August 5th from Noon-9:00pm.

The restaurant will donate 10% of the day’s sales to the La Farge Branch Library! 

Special thanks to the owner Tim Cordova and the entire Casa Chimayo staff!

Friday, July 27, 2018

La Farge Branch Closed until further notice

The La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano Street, will be closed to the public indefinitely due to flood damage.  The building sustained flooding in several sections of the Library.
The City is assessing the damages including the condition of books and other materials.
The City will reopen the Branch as soon as necessary repairs can  be accomplished.
Until the La Farge Branch reopens, patrons are asked to return checked out materials to Southside or the Main Library. The La Farge book drop will not be available. No holds will be filled from the La Farge collection; patrons will be notified where to pick up holds.
During this time no Library programs or programs scheduled by the public in the La Farge Community Room will be held.
Thank you for your patience and understanding of this situation.
Both the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, 955-6781 and Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar, 955-2820,  are open and will maintain regular hours.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Main Library Bicycle Winners

Congratulations to all the lucky winners of bicycles for our Libraries Rock! 2018 Summer Reading Program! Here are a few pictures of the winners at the Main Library:





La Farge re-opening at noon today but Children's Dept. will remain closed until repairs are finished


The La Farge Branch will be closed until NOON today, Wednesday, July 25 to complete overall  repairs to damage from flooding and ensure that all areas of the building are safe for our patrons and staff.  Library hours open to the public will be Noon to 8:00pm.
Both Main Library and Southside will be open regular hours.

When the branch opens at NOON, the children’s area will remain closed to complete repairs and organize the area. It is planned that the Children’s area will re-open on Thursday for regular hours starting at 10:00 am.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

La Farge Cleanup Efforts

Staff and City Workers continue with cleanup efforts at the La Farge Branch from the flooding caused by last night's storm. La Farge sustained damage to 1500 children's books, at an estimate of $37,000 in losses. 

Donations can be made to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, note that your donation is for  La Farge children's books.
Donations may be sent to the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, NM  87501.

The La Farge Library extends special and heartfelt thanks to these patrons who stepped up to help stem the flood waters and help save books on Tuesday in the storm:
Logan 
Roland  
Phyllis
Chase
Liz
Melanie