Thursday, December 27, 2012

Family Bedtime Stories at La Farge on Weds., January 2nd

The Oliver La Farge Branch Library is offering a series of Family Bedtime Stories. Join us on Wednesday, January 2nd at 6:30 p.m. when Children's Librarian Walter Cook will select stories and conduct story times. Cook has been a Children's Librarian for over ten years.

"Telling stories to families is one of my favorite things about being a Children's Librarian. Not only am I sharing great stories, I see families together listening and creating their own memories," says Cook.

Children and their families are invited to participate in fun stories and hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity to make literature come alive for the whole family, as well as build memories and stimulate family conversations.

For more information please call (505) 955-4867.

This program is free and sponsored by Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

2013 Lecture Series at the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library

For more information, please go to 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

eBooks Now Available from Overdrive at the Santa Fe Public Library

eBooks are finally here!

Today we go live with our eBook software, OverDrive. OverDrive has eBooks for Kindles, Nooks, Sony eReaders, and other eReaders.

  • When signing on, use your library card barcode, and be sure to include a capital “P”
  • You may have 2 titles checked out at one time, with the option of a 7- or 14-day checkout period
  • You may have 2 titles on hold at once, and you have 3 days to check out the hold after you receive your email that it is available for you
  • Titles automatically expire at the end of your 7- or 14-day checkout period

How OverDrive works:
  • Browse or search for eBooks in our digital collection:
  • Add the titles to your cart
  • Once you have found your two titles, select “Proceed to Checkout”
  • Click on “Download” and Adobe Digital Editions will launch, or for Kindles, select “Get for Kindle” via

Transferring Titles to your eReader:
  • If using a Kindle, you must go through your Amazon account to transfer the title to your Kindle
  • If using any other eReader, you’ll need the Adobe Digital Editions Software. When you go to checkout your first title, the link to download the software will be available
  • If you are using an iPhone, Android phone, or a tablet, you’ll need the OverDrive Media Console app to checkout, download, and read titles


Monday, December 17, 2012

Holiday Closings

We're going to be closed and closing early for the upcoming holidays. Here's the specifics:

Library Holiday Closings 2012

  • Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve, All Branches Close at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day, All Branches Closed
  • Monday, December 31, New Year's Eve, All Branches Close at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2013, New Year’s Day, All Branches Closed

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Caldecott Medal 75th Anniversary

The Caldecott Medal was named for Randolph Caldecott, one of three influential illustrators in England in the 19th Century.  It is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American Picture Book for Children published in the U.S.A. during the preceding year. 

In 2008, The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick was given the award despite being a 533 page book and eight artists have won more than once. To see a list of all the winners go to where one can also access the Newbery and other Children's book awards and start picking your favorite books for this year's announcement on January 28th 2013.

Computer Skills for Job Hunters Workshop, Tuesday, December 18 at Southside Branch

The Santa Fe Public Library presents a hands-on Internet Computer Workshop on Tuesday, December 18 at the Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive. This free workshop will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. in the Jeff & Michelle Branch Community Room and goes until 11:30 a.m. Registration is required. Please register by calling (505) 955-2820.

This class will focus on Computer Skills for Job Hunters and is an intermediate class about Internet job searching. Participants must already have an email account and experience searching the Internet.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Reminder to shop at the Alternative Gift Market this weekend

Don't Forget: Holiday Songs with Andy Mason is this Friday and Saturday at all branches!

Holiday Break for Children's Programs

Preschool Story Times On Holiday Break

Stories, songs, finger rhymes, puppets and crafts for children ages 2 to 5 years old. All programs are free and registration is not required.
  • Tuesdays at the Oliver La Farge Branch Library from 10:30 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. Will resume on January 8, 2013
  • Wednesdays at the Southside Branch Library from 10:30 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. Will resume on January 9, 2013.
  • Fridays at the Main Branch Library from 11:00 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. One more time for the year on December 14 and will resume on January 11, 2013.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

Books and Babies Program will not meet Dec. 26 & 27

It's never too early to start your child on the road to reading! Books, songs, and crafts for children 6 months to 2 years old.
  • Wednesdays at the Oliver La Farge Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Books and Babies will not meet on December 26th, but will resume on Wednesday, January 2.
  • Thursdays at the Southside Branch Library from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Books and Babies will not meet on December 27, but will resume on Thursday, January 3.
This program is free. To register, or for more information, call the library you would like to attend at.
  • Oliver La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano Street, (505) 955-4863
  • Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive, (505) 955-2828.
This program is sponsored by a grant from the Brindle Foundation.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hardcover Mystery Sale at Southside Bookstore

The holidays are coming and we’ve got you covered! Surprise ALL your friends and family with the gift of a book. At this price, how can you afford to say no? 

We’re having a weeklong sale at the Friends of the Library Bookstore at Southside.

Monday, Dec. 10 through Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m – 4 p.m, hardcover mysteries are on sale for $1 each. These books are in great condition and perfect holiday gifts for all the people on your list.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Children's Winter Break Reading Program Dec. 21 - Jan. 5

Create the time and space to read! The Santa Fe Public Library Children's Department is having a Winter Break Reading Program from December 21st through January 5th. Kids can log any time they spend reading, then bring in their reading log each week to collect a prize. No registration necessary, just pick up your reading log at any Library branch on December 21st. Dive into some books this holiday season to keep your reading skills sharp for school or for plain and simple fun.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Santa Fe Public Library presents: Holiday Songs with Andy Mason

Buy Local this Holiday Season – Support the Santa Fe Community

Buying local supports local businesses, provides local jobs, generates revenue to support city services like police and fire protection and improves the local economy. 

Santa Fe Clay Holiday Open House and Sale:
Friday, December 7, 3 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
545 Camino de la Familia 505-984-1122 Fax: 505-984-1706
Santa Fe Clay opens its studio doors and welcomes the public to visit during their 18th annual Open House. Studio members, students, teachers, and staff will be selling their work for the upcoming holiday season. A variety of ceramic work will be available from functional to sculptural, low fire to high fire, and hand-built to wheel thrown. There will be food, live entertainment, demonstrations and door prizes, making the event a festive one for the whole family!

Holiday Sale Santa Fe Farmers Market:
Saturday, December 8, 4 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 9, 10 – 4 p.m.
On Saturday night, the Farmers Market will have Brian Wingard on the saxophone, rocking the house. There will be farmers with hot cider at the cafe on both days, free biscochitos, and by popular request, there will be a potluck on Saturday night. Please bring something to share, and there will be plenty of food for artisans and for customers.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 15th
Lucky Bean Café in Sanbusco Market Center
This is in conjunction with Santa Fe Art Institute's Pushpin/Clothespin Show. Updates and more information at:

Monday, December 03, 2012

Join us for Herbs of New Mexico on Sunday, December 9th at the Main Library

Community Chanukah Menorah Lighting on the Plaza this Sunday, December 9th

The City of Santa Fe is co-sponsoring a Community Chanukah Menorah Lighting with the Chabad Jewish Center of Santa Fe on Sunday, December 9, 2012, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. 

This event is free and open to everyone. Join us in brightening up the world as we light the giant ice menorah! Special guest speakers include Mayor David Coss and Judge Jim Wechsler. 

Enjoy kosher refreshments, hot chocolate, latkes, doughnuts, and chocolate gelt. Music will be performed by Jono Manson along with a special performance by The Hebrew School.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Friday Afternoon Art: Tissue Paper Window Stars on Dec. 7th at Main

Family Animated Movie Matinee on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Southside

The Southside Branch of the Santa Fe Public Library presents free a Family Animated Movie Matinee on Saturday, December 8th. The family-orientated movies will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Free light refreshments will be provided for moviegoers. Outside food is not allowed in the library.

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an individual 13 years of age or older.

Please call the Southside Branch at (505) 955-2820 for more information including the names of the movies. The Southside Branch is located at 6599 Jaguar Drive.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

December 2012 Art Displays

Here's the rundown of what's showing in our galleries this month:

  • Main Library Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Heart Energy by Sandra Rasich
  • Main Library Display Cases: History of Santa Fe
  • Oliver La Farge Branch Library: Retablos by Viola Lopez
  • Southside Branch Library: Horses and Other Wonderful Things by Diane Solomon