Thursday, January 30, 2014

City Council Candidates and Mayoral Candidate Forums at the Library

  • City Council Candidates Forum; Districts 3 and 4
  • Monday, February 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive
  • Mayoral Candidates Forum
  • Tuesday, February 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Main Library Community Room, 145 Washington Avenue
  • City Council Candidates Forum; Districts 1 and 2
  • Wednesday, February 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Main Library Community Room, 145 Washington Avenue

Friday, January 24, 2014


Absentee Voting for the March 4, 2014 Regular Municipal Election Begins on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Early Voting for the March 4, 2014 Regular Municipal Election Begins on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014

Last day to register to vote for the March 4, 2014 Regular Municipal Election is
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe City Clerk, Yolanda Vigil announces dates for absentee/early voting and the last day to register to vote for the upcoming March 4, 2014 Regular Municipal Election.

Absentee Voting, by mail and in person, for the March 4, 2014 Regular Municipal Election will begin on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Applications for mailed absentee ballots must be completed and accepted by the City Clerk prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014. The City Clerk will accept completed absentee ballots delivered by mail or in person by the voter casting the absentee ballot, their caregiver, or by a member of the voter’s immediate family until 7:00 p.m. on March 4, 2014.
Applications for mailed absentee ballots may be requested from the City Clerk’s office at the following phone numbers:


Early Voting will begin on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 and close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014.

Absentee (In-Person) and Early Voting will be conducted in the Office of the City Clerk, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Room 215 during regular hours and days of business, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Free Parking for Absentee and Early Voting will be available at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center’s underground parking garage. Voters are asked to present their parking ticket to the City Clerk’s office for validation.

The last day to register to vote for the March 4, 2014 Regular Municipal Election is Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Snow Poems Souvenir Postcard Book

Our friends at the Snow Poems Project have printed a great postcard book to raise funds for future projects and had an article in the SF Reporter last week. Read it here: and more from the Project below:

Last winter Snow Poems appeared in Santa Fe on many buildings’ windows.    They stenciled original poetry written by community members on windows throughout the city, turning the city into a living book. The temporary project used poetry to allow us to connect with one another through place during the dead of winter.  SITE Santa Fe’s SPREAD 3.0 winners Cut+Paste Society partnered with Santa Fe Art Institute to create the program. 

The Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch hosted City poet laureate Jon Davis’ poem and Southside Branch had Elizabeth Jacobsen’s poem.

The culminating piece of the project is a souvenir postcard book that doubles as a fundraiser for Snow Poems projects. We invite you to continue the spirit of Snow Poems by reconnecting with friends and families using these poem postcards. The postcard book includes poems by: Anne Valley-Fox, Arthur Sze (Santa Fe Poet Laureate 2006-2008), Elizabeth Jacobson, Pedro Tena, Darryl Wellington, Jessica Lawless, and Jon Davis (Santa Fe Poet Laureate 2012-2014). The postcard book is available at Collected Works, Santa Fe Art Institute, and SITE Santa Fe.  
Snow Poems 2013
exploring cities as living books

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

All Libraries Closed Monday, Jan. 20th

All City offices, libraries, community centers, and the Municipal Court will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Santa Fe Trails will operate on a Saturday schedule, running from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

(Public Domain: Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. at 1963 March on Washington by USIA (NARA)

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

January 2014 Art Exhibits

  • Main Library Tybie Davis Satin Gallery: A World in a Grain of Sand (mixed media) by Susan Brown
  • Main Library Display Cases: Children's Book Award Winners by Children's Department

  • Oliver La Farge Branch: Small ceramic sculptures by Mudman Johnson

  • Southside Branch: Trains and Travelers: photo images depicting trains and scenes from Amtrak and the Railrunner in New Mexico by Diane Elizabeth Williams & Patricia A. D' Andrea

Books and Babies Every Tuesday at Main

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Free use of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center Offered to Nonprofits

Non-profits Should Submit Letters of Interest by January 30, 2014

Santa Fe nonprofits seeking free use of facilities at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center for a one day fundraising event are being asked to submit letters of interest by January 30, 2014. The process will be ongoing throughout the year, however a list of requested fee waivers for 2014 will be presented to the Santa Fe City Council on February 12, 2014.

Recently the City Council updated a resolution allowing for waiver of certain fees including facility rental and parking at the Community Convention Center. Resolution 2013-107 was adopted December 11, 2013 and accordingly a new call for interested parties is being made. To learn more about submission process go to and click on the Fee Waiver link near the bottom of the home page or phone Jim Luttjohann at 505-955-6200.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Family Bedtime Stories, Wednesday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m., Oliver La Farge Branch

The Oliver La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano Street, offers a series of Family Bedtime Stories. Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30p.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.

Mysto the Magi, Jan. 17-18

Pre-School Story Time Early 2014 Schedule

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Monthly "Technology Tuesdays" at the Southside Branch Library

Clueless about your new tablet? Need to fill out an online job application and don't know where to begin? Want to learn how to check out e-books from the library and need help getting started? The Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, is here to help with all of these computer questions and more with Technology Tuesdays, a series of free monthly computer workshops starting this winter, and designed to help beginning computer users in need of a little basic technology support. The first workshop is on Tuesday, January 14 at 10a.m.

Workshops will be on the second Tuesday of each month, January through April, at 10:00 a.m. in the Southside Library Community Room. Check our online calendar for exact dates. Each one hour workshop will begin with a 15-20 minute presentation on a specific computer or technology-related topic, followed by an open forum session to answer general computer questions and work through basic computer problems.

At the first session on January 14th, we'll start the New Year off right with a presentation on some technology trends for 2014, and focus on getting started with new devices acquired over the holidays. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop or tablet, and any computer questions they may have.

Other topics to be presented over the course of the monthly sessions include computer safety and security, tips for job seekers, and checking out digital materials from Santa Fe Public Library. For more information, or to register please contact the Southside Reference Desk at (505) 955-2820.