Tuesday, January 27, 2015

February Art Displays

Main Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Mary Gray McGee "Crazy Quilt Prints", Reception Sunday, February 1,  3:00-4:45 p.m.

Main Library Display Cases: Lois Stouffer “Classical Clay”

La Farge Branch Library: Jody Drinkwater and Darrin Graham "Paintings—Dreams of Water"

Southside Branch Library: Janet Bothne "Counting Color" (Acrylic and Mixed Media)

Michael McGarrity, Defender of Libraries and Reading

Santa Fe author  Michael McGarrity spoke at the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Annual Meeting on Sunday. He is always to engaging and pretends to be a curmudgeon, but he is such a supporter of reading, libraries and book stores. We so appreciate his giving of his time to share his “Random thoughts About Literature, Books, Libraries and Santa Fe.”
Here are a few quotes from his talk:

“I was a library rat.”

“When I was a kid I did not have 25 cents for a local movie matinee, but going into town on a Saturday I could go to the Library.”

“My best advice?  Read everything.”

“At book signings I have become, or shown my curmudgeon side,when people tell me they don’t read. I tell them, “How sad.”

“Bringing kids in to the libraries  with programs and promoting reading is great.  God, you’re wonderful!”

“We live in hard times. Not enough people are secure in their homes, food and occupations.”

“We have to support the Friends, Pat and the Library and the Board who answers to the Mayor.”

Thank you Michael, you reaffirm our existence and what we value.

Pat Hodapp, Director of Libraries

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Santa Fe Public Library Winter Reading Program Winners

During the school’s winter break, the Santa Fe Public Library held our annual winter reading program, WRAP (Winter Reading Appreciation Program).  Children who read during winter break got to choose a free book.  For each Library branch, children who participated had a chance to win a trip around town riding in the Santa Fe Police Department’s Hummer or Mustang.  It was their choice. All three winners chose the Hummer and really enjoyed themselves. The Santa Fe Public Library really appreciates the Police Chief, Eric Garcia and his Department’s efforts toward making reading and families important while helping to promote our WRAP event.

Here are photos of the winners:

Michael McGarrity at the SFPL Annual Membership Meeting, Sunday, Jan. 25 at Southside

Thursday, January 15, 2015

All Libraries Closed Monday, Jan. 19

All City offices, libraries, community centers, and the Municipal Court will be closed on Monday, January 19th 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)