Wednesday, February 27, 2013

C-SPAN will broadcast its Albuquerque segments this weekend!

BookTV and American History TV will air their Albuquerque segments this weekend on Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd. Tune in for Rudolfo Anaya, Route 66, hot air balloons, and more! Videos will be available on the website following the broadcast at

BookTV schedule:

American History TV schedule:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Friday Afternoon Art: Wire Sculptures at Main this Friday

Family Bedtime Stories at La Farge Branch Library, Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.

The Oliver La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano Street offers a series of Family Bedtime Stories. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. when Children's Librarian, Walter Cook, will select 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 free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Kite Craft: March 5th-7th at all branches of the SFPL

Come make kites! All crafts are free and supplies are provided. Registration is required to attend each craft program. Please call your library to register.
This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Snow Poems Night of Illumination is Friday, Feb. 22nd!

Join the Snow Poems crew at the Santa Fe Community Gallery (207 W. Marcy) this Friday, February 22, from 6-8 p.m.! There will be refreshments and a performance from the Snow Poems Hear Here Choir. Pick up your Snow Poems Map Guide at the Main and Southside Libraries today! For more information, go to:

Next Family Matinee is Saturday, Feb. 23rd at Southside

Friday, February 15, 2013

City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis to Host Poetry Reading at the Performance Space in Eldorado

On Sunday, March 24, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., City of Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis will host “Santa Fe Poets 1,” the first of six readings that will take place over the next 15 months at various venues in and around Santa Fe. Each reading will feature a different group of five poets reading with the poet laureate.

At this first reading, Davis will read from a new manuscript and from his most recent book, Preliminary Report, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2010. In addition to being Santa Fe’s fourth poet laureate, Davis is director of the new Low Residency MFA Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he has taught for 22 years.

The other readers will be Dana Levin, who teaches at Santa Fe University of Art & Design and is the author of three books, including Sky Burial (Copper Canyon Press, 2011); Gabe Gomez, author of The Outer Bands (U. of Notre Dame Press, 2006) and Seed Bank (Mouthfeel Books, 2012); Ungelbah Daniel Davila, author of the chapbook Outlaw Neon, which is forthcoming in Effigies II from Salt Press; and Deborah Casillas, whose poems have appeared in Ontario Review, Crab Orchard Review, Prairie Schooner, and North American Review.

Suggested donation of $2 to support The Performance Space at La Tienda 7 Caliente Road in Eldorado, but no one will be turned away. For more information, call Jon Davis at 424-2365 or e-mail him at

Established in 2005, the Poet Laureate program actively promotes poetry and the spoken word as integral parts of our civic life.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Grammy Awards

Sunday marked the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. More than 28 million people tuned in to watch the Grammys. Don’t worry if you weren’t part of the 28 million, you can see who took home Grammy awards. Check the Santa Fe Public Library to see if we own any of the winners, and listen to what you missed on Sunday.

Album of the Year
Babel” by Mumford and Sons
Other Winners and Nominees:
El Camino” by the Black Keys
21” by Adele
Slipstream” by Bonnie Raitt
Blunderbuss” by Jack White
Wrecking Ball” by Bruce Springsteen
The Carpenter” by the Avett Brothers
The Lumineers” by the Lumineers
Boys and Girls” by Alabama Shakes
Ceremonials” by Florence and the Machine

Search the catalog today for Grammy winners and nominees! Don’t see what you’re looking for? Suggest a purchase for an artist to be added to our collection in the catalog.

Post by TS

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

2013 Caldecott and Newbery Award Winners

Read the new award winners at your local library!

For the full list go to ALA and read some of the best in Children's and YA literature.

Post by RA

Monday, February 04, 2013

C-SPAN Santa Fe videos now available online!

In case you missed them on broadcast television, the Santa Fe Book TV and American History TV segments can be streamed at: Thanks again for visiting, C-SPAN!

The Santa Fe Public Library Presents: Diane the Magicienne!

Diane captivates audiences with her sleight-of-hand and magical illusions. Join in the fun at this free magic show. Come and be amazed!

Friday, February 15, 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue (955-6783)

Saturday, February 16, 10:30 a.m. at the La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano Street (955-4863)

Saturday, February 16, 2:30 p.m. at the Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive (955-2828)

Funded by the Mary Dolores Vocelle Estate.

~ Sponsored by The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library ~

February 2013 Art Exhibits

  • Main Library Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: A Creative Potpourri by Marilyn Wightman
  • Main Library Display Cases: Not Forgotten - Dreamweavers by Nicholas Schrage
  • Oliver La Farge Branch Library: Recent Pen and Ink Drawings by Charlie Roudabush
  • Southside Branch Library: Gazes: Collages, Textiles and Batiks by Elaine Tassy