Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Information for New Mexico Workers Affected by COVID-19 from the NM Dept. of Workforce Solutions

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has declared a state of public health emergency in New Mexico as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (also known as COVID-19). All New Mexicans should follow best practices to minimize the risk of community exposure. Precautionary steps recommended by the Governor and the New Mexico Department of Health include:
      • Avoid large public gatherings
      • Avoid all non-essential travel to affected out-of-state areas
      • Remain home ("self-isolate") if you are sick
      • Take precautionary steps to protect your individual health:
        • Washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
        • Clean “high-touch” surfaces daily with regular household cleaners
        • Avoid sharing personal household items
      • Don't panic, but be prepared
Find updates and more information on COVID-19 in New Mexico at cv.nmhealth.org
In light of the Governor's declaration, certain workers may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. You may be eligible if the situations described below apply to you:
      • Employers may lay off some or all of their workforce as a result of the impact of COVID-19; for example, a restaurant that sees a significant reduction in business due to lack of customers dining out during this time, or an event facility that cancels all events until a later date, or bus drivers who are out of work due to temporary school closures.
      • Workers who are self-quarantined or directed to be quarantined, or who have immediate family who is quarantined.
      • Workers who have their hours reduced as a result of COVID-19.
For more information, please review the COVID-19 UI Fact Sheet below and the FAQs on this page.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Santa Fe Public Schools to Provide Free Meals to Children at “Drive-up” Distribution Points Beginning Monday, March 16th

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, announced the following:
“Because the Santa Fe Public Schools had a planned spring break beginning March 16th
-20th , we didn’t have any food on hand to feed our students this week. Due to the swift
action of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Secretary of Education Ryan Stewart and Major
General Kenneth A. Nava head of the National Guard we are pleased to announce that we
will be distributing breakfast and lunch “grab and go” bags tomorrow. Any child, age 18
and under, can receive a free meal during the following times:

● Breakfast: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
● Lunch: 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Santa Fe Public Schools will distribute free meals to any child, age 18 and under, at
“drive-up” distribution points at the following locations:

● Aspen Community School
● Capital High School
● Chaparral Elementary School
● Kearney Elementary School
● Ramirez Thomas Elementary School
● Santa Fe High School
● Sweeney Elementary School

“As families arrive to these locations, they are to remain in their vehicle, and one meal will
be provided to each child. A child must be present to receive a meal.

“SFPS will continue to provide meals at these times and locations on weekdays throughout
spring break and continuing on through the state-mandated closure of schools.

“I am grateful that the Governor and her team supported our District’s students and I
commend Deputy Superintendent Kristy Wagner and her General Services team who
swiftly jumped into action all day Sunday to ensure that we would be ready to serve our
students on Monday morning.”

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen Fundraiser for the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen is making the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library their contribution recipient for the month of March. They will donate 2% of their CASH sales (so don't forget to bring cash) for the month to the Friends, so please be sure to go this month, and bring along your friends!

Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen is located at 1512 Pacheco Street, 505-795-7383.

2% Cash Pay Proceeds

When you pay CASH at Sweetwater, you keep your money LOCAL. For the month of March we will donate 2% of all our cash sales to support Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library!

Friday, February 21, 2020

The City Of Santa Fe Is Hosting A Job Fair Saturday, February 29, And We Want Your Talent

Join Our Santa Fe Team! Bring your resume, your career goals and a great attitude to our Job Fair.
Job Fair 2020
10:00 a.m.--2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 29
Santa Fe Community Convention Center

·         Career opportunities
·         Summer positions
·         Applications assistance
·         Career development
·         Resume Review

We have over 150 summer temporary positions and more than 50 permanent positions open. During this event we will be able to assist interested applicants in filling out and submitting job applications; we have partnered with Workforce Solutions to have 10 stations available.

Contact: Bernadette Garcia, Human Resources
(505) 955-6556

Monday, November 18, 2019

Teen Recommends

Welcome to our inaugural Teen Recommends reviews by real teens in our community. Thank you to Wendy from Santa Fe High School for sharing her thoughts on these library resources that she highly recommends for other young readers. If you want to review some of your favorites to share, please go to https://santafelibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2019/11/TEEN-RECOMMEND.pdf to find the form to be turned in at your nearest SFPL location!

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas
Author: Yoru Jumino

            I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, look I know it sounds weird but it is really not. IWTEYP is a manga in which a sick girl whose pancreas is failing, meets an antisocial boy and create a great friendship. It made me emotional, hope it makes you emotional as well. :)

Reviewed by Wendy E. - Santa Fe High School      
Find I Want to Eat Your Pancreas at the library.

Call Me by Your Name
Author: André Aciman
Director: Luca Guadagnino

            Overall a good book and movie, both, very emotional and I also recommend watching Call Me by Your Name: Movie Soundtrack Explained online. The book and movie are about a summer fling between Elio and his parents’ summer guest. I must say, at first everything is okay, but then it hits you, it really does :( I really recommend both, they’ll change your life, I promise!

Reviewed by Wendy E. - Santa Fe High School
Find Call Me By Your Name at the library.

Main Artist Jack Bordnick Coffee and Culture Interview

November artist at the Main Library, Jack Bordnick was interviewed on Coffee and Culture last Saturday. Take a listen to the podcast at https://santafe.com/podcasts/jack-bordnick-sculptor-designer

Friends of SFPL Holiday Book Sale, Saturday, December 7 at the Main Library

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 7, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We will be selling gift quality books, holiday-themed CDs and DVDs and more!  The Santa Fe Woman’s Club will be selling tickets to their Holiday Home Tour.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Fall 2019 Book Sale at Main

September 21 & 22: Main Fall Sale, 145 Washington Avenue
Specially-priced Books (Southwest Room) & Discount Books (Tatum Community Room)
  • Saturday 21st: FRIENDS Members only 10:00 a.m. –Noon, Open to the Public Noon–4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 22nd: 1:00–3:30 p.m. Open to the Public
     Specials continue in Southwest Room, Bag Day in the Tatum Community Room
Attention Teachers: All teachers with school ID may take materials for their classrooms free of charge on Sunday starting at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Friends of SFPL Happy Hour Book Club: Sherry Thompson's The Kreminologist

Happy Hour Authors Club
All Friends members are invited to join us for book discussions with the authors at the Bourbon Grill at El Gancho in our Happy Hour Authors Club. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Happy Hour discount prices during the informal author introduction and free-ranging conversation. Bring your thoughts, opinions, and your questions for the author.
FREE benefit for Friends members; non-members may purchase memberships at the door
Time: 5:00–6:30 PM (Doors open at 4:30 PM for drink & hors d’oeuvres orders.)
Location: 104 Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Thursday, August 22, 2019Sherry Thompson will lead a discussion on The Kreminologist
Free Required Ticket Reservation (for Friends members only)
Against the sprawling backdrop of the Cold War, The Kremlinologist revisits some of the twentieth century’s greatest conflicts as seen through the eyes of its hardest working diplomat, Llewellyn E Thompson. From the wilds of the American West to the inner sanctums of the White House and the Kremlin, Thompson became an important advisor to presidents and a key participant in major global events, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Thompson’s daughters Jenny and Sherry Thompson skillfully and thoroughly document his life as an accomplished career diplomat. In vigorous prose, they describe how Thompson joined the Foreign Service both to feed his desire for adventure and from a deep sense of duty. They also detail the crucial role he played as a negotiator unafraid of compromise. Known in the State Department as "Mr. Tightlips," Thompson was the epitome of discretion. People from completely opposite ends of the political spectrum lauded his approach to diplomacy and claimed him as their own. Refuting historical misinterpretations of the Berlin Crisis, the Austrian State Treaty, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Thompsons tell their father’s fascinating story. With unprecedented access to Thompson’s FBI dossier, State Department personnel files, letters, diaries, speeches, and documents, and relying on probing interviews and generous assistance from American and Russian archivists, historians, and government officials, the authors bring new material to light, including important information on the U-2, Kennan’s containment policy, and Thompson’s role in US covert operations machinery. 

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Tonight is National Night Out at the Santa Fe Plaza

Join the Santa Fe Public Library, local law enforcement, and numerous City/community partners at the Plaza tonight (August 6) for National Night Out (https://natw.org/)! There will be live music from legendary Raton rockers The Fireballs featuring Jimmy Gilmer and Judge Bob and the Hung Jury.

(Video courtesy of Ace Records)

Monday, July 29, 2019

Harry Potter's Birthday Party, Wednesday, July 31 at La Farge

Invitations have been delivered via Owl Post for our Harry Potter Birthday Party at La Farge! 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Insights & Sounds: Walt Whitman’s America at the Southside Branch Library, August 1

Dr. Bruce Noll, a nationally-recognized expert on the poetry of Walt Whitman, currently teaches in the Department of Educational Leadership and Organizational Learning in the College of Education at the University of New Mexico. With appearances throughout North America to his credit, Dr. Noll will recite Walt Whitman poetry in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the poet’s birth. A quartet of singers from the Santa Fe Desert Chorale will perform selections from the concert program “The long-enduring pensive moons”: A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman and Other Esteemed American Poets.
Sponsored by The New Mexico Humanities Council and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
Date: August 1, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Southside Branch Library
6599 Jaguar Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87507

Harry Potter's Birthday Party at La Farge, July 31, 12-4 p.m.

Hedwig arrived to La Farge with an Owlpost Invitation! We can't wait for Harry's birthday!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Santa Fe Public Library at Fiesta Para Bebes

(Photos by Penny Holcomb)

New and expecting parents and families alike joined together for a fun Saturday morning with their kids, to learn about all the amazing community resources Santa Fe has to offer. Many organizations came from around the county, whose mission is to support families and help children succeed.  To name a few, the Randall Davey Audubon Center bird sanctuary was present to encourage children and families to get out and engage with nature. Fathers New Mexico was there, a non-profit helping to support healthy fatherhood. And The Food Depot, who helps ensure that no one goes hungry, had a booth to provide information, as did many more. With over 30 vendors present, there was someone to represent every kind of support a family could need to help their child succeed.  While parents browsed the booths, children were encouraged to participate on stage in the live and amazing performance by Teatro Paraguas.