Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Reading Craft: Pop-Up Books, July 1-2

Fizz, Boom, Read!

Staff will be green this Friday to celebrate Summer Reading Programs and the Cody Langstrom Magic Show . . . or rather, THEY WILL BE WEARING GREEN T-SHIRTS! (Close enough  ) Come out for the program!

Library Art Happenings

This month's Southside branch featured artist, (Nova) Cynthia Barker, will give a talk about her exhibit, Aphrodite’s Gardens of Delight, this Friday, June 27th at 3 p.m. in the Southside Cafe Meeting Room. All are welcome!

In other Southside art news, there is a call for art at the Southside Branch and the Main Library as well! 

Artists wishing to exhibit their work at the Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, should fill out a Southside Branch Art Application. The Southside Branch Art Committee will set a date to review and schedule art displays. For more information, please call John Pinkston at (505) 955-2824, or Molly Masse at (505) 955-2823.

Artists wishing to exhibit their work at the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, may bring a completed Main Library Art Application and three representative pieces of work for review to the Library's Pick Room on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Paintings, as well as photographic exhibits, will be considered. The Main Library also has glass cases for displaying three dimensional works. For more information, please call the Main Library Reference Desk at (505) 955-6781.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Main Media is on the Move!

The Library has begun to move the Main Library media collection to the first floor to open stacks.  Patrons are now able to browse DVDs , both  fiction and non- fiction along with the children's DVD collection.  In addition, books on MP3, biographies on CD and the Great Courses collection are also available to browse and check out. Patrons can look for books on CD to be moved shortly. The entire media collection will be relocated over the next few months. Items that have not been relocated can have holds placed on them.

(Photo by AA)

Monday, June 09, 2014

Santa Fe Book Arts Group Presentation this Saturday at the Community College

Explore What’s Happening in Book Arts! - A presentation by Marilyn Chambers

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 1:00 to 3:00 pm; free admission

Santa Fe Community College Board Room (in the main building)

Santa Fe Book Arts Group presents Marilyn Chambers, book artist and teacher. Marilyn will show examples of what is happening in book arts now and where to look on the web to stay informed. She will include information on shows, vendors, podcasts, schools, guilds, and online tutorials.

For more information on Santa Fe BAG, visit

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Summer Reading Program: Didgeridoo Down Under, June 13-14

June Art at SFPL

  • Main Library Tybie Davis Satin Gallery: Recent Watercolors by Suzanne Schuetz
  • Main Library Display Cases: Summer Reading Program by Santa Fe Public Library's Children's Department

  • Oliver La Farge Branch: Paintings with mortar and cement by Mike Martinez

  • Southside Branch: Aphrodite's Gardens of Delight by (Nova) Cynthia Barker. The artist will give a talk about her exhibit on Saturday, June 14th at 3:00 p.m. at the Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive.

Monday, June 02, 2014

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society is Coming to SFPL!

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society will be coming to each branch of the library in June to set up a solar educational outreach table and telescopes in front of each Library in conjunction with our Summer Reading Program: Fizz, Boom, Read! 

Kids will receive Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project Solar Glasses AND UV bead bracelets as a result of a NM Library STEM grant. 

Southside, June 18th, 11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
Main, June 19th, 11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
LaFarge, June 20th, 11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m

Check out their website for more information:

Books and Babies on Break During Second Half of June

Get your Books and Babies fill for the month these first two weeks of June because Dahlia will be taking a break the last half of the month. There will be no Books and Babies for the weeks of June 17-19 and June 24-26. The program will resume July 1-3.