Thursday, July 30, 2015

Get Ready for Kindergarten Program at the Santa Fe Public Library, August 12-13

So your child is going to Kindergarten, please join our children’s librarians at all three Santa Fe Public Library branches on August 12th and 13th, to give your child an introduction of what to expect in Kindergarten. The program will include hearing a story, packing a lunch bag, and making an “information puzzle” about their name, age, and address. This program is for parents, guardians, and pre-kindergarten children.

Stop by your local branch to register or call to sign up.  Registration starts July 31st.

Dates and times:

Main, Wednesday, August 12   at 3:30 p.m. (955-6783)
LaFarge, Thursday, August 13 at 10:45 a.m. (955-4863)
Southside, Wednesday, August 12 at 10:45 a.m. (955-2828)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Santa Fe Public Library Teams Up with the Food Depot to Provide Free Children’s Books for the Lunchbox Express Program

The Santa Fe Public Library and the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library are joining with the Food Depot this summer to support its Lunchbox Express program. The Lunch Box Express program runs Monday through Friday until August 14, 2015 and delivers sack lunches to children ages 1-18 at three sites throughout the summer.  The Santa Fe Public Library has arranged for each child to get a free book, the Friends of the Library will distribute them with the free lunch on August 3, 2015 at the following sites:

Cottonwood Village, August 3, 2015, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
6441 Cypress St.
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Country Club Gardens, August 3, 2015, 11:45 - 12:15 p.m. 
6151 Airport Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Riverside de Santa Fe Mobile Home Park, August 3, 2015, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. 
7460 Riverside Loop
Santa Fe, NM 87507

August Art Displays at the Santa Fe Public Library Call for Artists

Stop by and peruse the great art shows that will be on display during the month of August!

Main Library, Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Janice ST. Marie “Pastels”
Main Library, Display Cases: SFPL Children’s Back To School

La Farge Branch Library: Parliamentarian Society

Southside Branch Library: Lee Manning “DEVIATION SERIES: variation from the Usual” (Film & Darkroom Photos)

The Santa Fe Public Library accepts applications from local artists for consideration of art exhibits. All applicants must live in the city or county of Santa Fe, be eligible for a library card, and follow the Information and Exhibit Guidelines and Art Exhibit Policy.

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. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, there are openings for mezzanine shows for February 2016 and later. Paintings, as well as photographic exhibits, will be considered. The Main Library also has glass cases for displaying three dimensional works that are available for October 2015 and later. For more information, please call the Main Library Reference Desk at 505-955-6781.

Artists interested in displaying their work at the Oliver La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano Street, should fill out an Oliver La Farge Branch Art Application and call 505-955-4862.

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 505-955-2824.

Southside Summer Reading Bicycle Winners!

Congratulations to Southside Summer Reading Program bicycle winners Candice, Sonja, and Leandro!

(Pictures by AB)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

La Farge Summer Reading Bicycle Winners!

Great day for Emily, Ian, Aaliyah, and Steven! They joined the Summer Reading Program, read lots of books, and each won a bicycle! Stephen Newhall, who represents bike donors Rob and Charlie’s Bike Shop and the Santa Fe Century Bike Club, presented the bicycle winners. Also on hand to help mark the occasion was Mayor Javier Gonzalez and La Farge Library branch manager Kathryn Spangle. Thanks again to all our magnificent sponsors for making our summer reading program such a walloping success!
Hearty congratulations to all young people who checked out library books and made reading part of their summer!

(Post and Photos by WC)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Max Early: Poetry Reading, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5:30–7:00 pm, Free and open to the public

Check out this great reading next week!  The Woven Olla by Randy Walker at our Southside Branch Library was inspired by the pottery of Max Early:

Max Early: Poetry Reading

2015 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellow

Artist Talk, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 107 West Barcelona Road.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 5:30–7:00 pm, Free and open to the public

Hailing from Laguna Pueblo, Max is currently the Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at the School for Advanced Research where he is working on his second book of poetry. Max will read his original poetry in English and his native Keresan language.
Please join us Tuesday, July 28 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 107 West Barcelona Road. Reception at 5:30 p.m. Reading at 6:00 p.m.
For more information about the presentation, please call 505-954-7237.
For more information about Max Early, click here.
Supported by a generous grant from Lannan Foundation.
This is not an activity of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Santa Fe Environmental Services Expands Curbside Recycling Program

Beginning July 20, 2015, the City of Santa Fe Environmental Services Division has expanded the materials collected in our curbside recycling program. 

Additional materials to be accepted will be:

Phone Books
Paperboard/Chipboard (e.g., cereal boxes, egg cartons, beverage packaging material) 
Paperback and Hardcover Books
Plastics (#3 - #7), including bottles, jars, yogurt/margarine tubs, deli/salad clamshells (non acceptable plastics include styrofoam and plastic bags)
Milk Cartons and Drink Boxes.   

The additional materials can be added to your mixed recycling container, and glass must be in the separate in the second container. 

Santa Fe Residents can pick up recycling containers Monday through Friday at 1142 Siler Road, Building A.  Recycling bins are often made available at certain community events like Santa Fe Bandstand and others.

Mayor Javier M. Gonzales said, “As we continue to lead Santa Fe toward greater sustainability, we’ve got to continually push the envelope a little further when it comes to reducing our impact. Even as we explore new and exciting technologies in sustainability – some of the basics never change, and recycling is one of those basics. One of our biggest impacts can come by reusing materials, reducing what we throw away and recycling what we can.”

For more information please contact the Environmental Services Division at 505.955.2200 or 505.955-2209.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Here Comes the Storyteller! Joe Hayes Returns to the Wheelwright Museum, July 25 - Aug. 16

July 25 through August 16, 2015
Saturday and Sunday Evenings at 7:00 p.m. 

Santa Fe's premier storyteller is back with stirring tales of the great Southwest! Joe Hayes is a nationally recognized author and storyteller, notable for his bilingual performances and books. Throughout the years, Joe has won a number of awards for his books and storytelling.

Joe Hayes will be storytelling on Saturday and Sunday evenings at the Wheelwright Museum, beginning this Saturday, July 25, and concluding Sunday, August 16, 2015. Bring a chair or blanket for festival seating on the museum grounds. A favorite event for all ages!

Free Admission  

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

704 Camino Lejo, Museum Hill, Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-982-4636 or 1-800-607-4636
Open Daily: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Pics from the Charlies Bates Solar Astronomy Project at La Farge

WOW! COOL! OH, LOOK! Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project drew great sounds of exclamation from kids of all ages! La Farge Library users observed the sun through three different wave lengths using solar viewing glasses, and white hydrogen-alpha and calcium-k filtered telescopes.
As we enter into the hot days of summer, it’s the only time you will hear someone looking towards the sun and saying, “Oh, cool!”

Post and Pictures by WC

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Writers Festival at the Institute of American Indian Arts, July 25 - August 1, 2015. Free Admission to nightly readings on the IAIA campus

The Institute of American Indian Arts' (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents The Writers Festival -- July 25 - August 1, 2105.  Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium -- located in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus -- 83 Avan Nu Po Road, minutes off of Richards Avenue on the south side of Santa Fe.  These readings are open to the public and free of charge.   

In addition to a slate of published authors, IAIA students will participate in the festival -- with Student Showcase Readings on July 31 and August 1.  For a full festival schedule, please visit the event page on Facebook by clicking here.    

Some of the authors participating in The Writers Festival include: Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Sherwin Bitsui, Ana Castillo, John D'Agata, Natalie Diaz, Melissa Febos, Santee Frazier, Manuel Gonzales, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Ernestine Hayes, Linda Hogan, Pam Houston, Stephen Graham Jones, Chip Livingston, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Derek Palacio, Ismet Prcic, James Thomas Stevens, Elissa Washuta, Claire Vaye Watkins, Ken White, and Orlando White.

Support for these events is provided by the Lannan Foundation.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Photos from La Farge's Superhero Sculpture Craft

During the recent Superheroes in Sculpture craft program at La Farge, superheroes emerged and talked about their super powers!

Post and photos by WC

Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer Reading Program 2015: Luke Renner, String Slinger, July 17-18

Upcoming Summer Reading Programs in July at the Santa Fe Public Library

The Santa Fe Public Library presents “Every Hero Has A Story”, the Library’s annual children’s Summer Reading Program. Each week in June and July will feature a fun super hero themed craft, family program, or both!

FREE programs include: juggling, music, animals and more!  A circus act, cool crafts, and puppets are all a part of this summer’s heroic Summer Reading Program extravaganza! All programs are free.

We’re over halfway done but there are still plenty of programs left to attend:

Rocky Mountain Puppets
Talking puppet show!

La Farge Branch Library
Friday, July 10, 2:30-3:30 PM

Main Library
Saturday, July 11, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Southside Branch Library
Saturday, July 11, 2:30-3:30 PM

Super Heroes in Sculpture Craft – Create your Super Hero in 3D (Registration required):

La Farge Branch Library
Tuesday, July 14, 3:30-4:30 PM

Southside Branch Library
Tuesday, July 14, 3:30-4:30 PM

Main Library
Wednesday, July 15, 3:30-4:30 PM

Luke Renner, the string-slinger
Amazing yo-yo tricks!

La Farge Branch Library
Friday, July 17, 2:30-3:30 PM

Main Library
Saturday, July 18, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Southside Branch Library
Saturday, July 18, 2:30-3:30 PM

Tall Paul
Summer Reading Party for Participants
Magic tricks!

Main Library
Thursday, July 23, 2:30-3:30 PM

Southside Branch Library
Friday, July 24, 10:30-11:30 AM

La Farge Branch Library
Friday, July 24, 2:30-3:30 PM

La Farge Branch Library
Saturday, July 25, 10:30-11:30 AM

Southside Branch Library
Saturday, July 25, 2:30-3:30 PM

Toddlers and children ages 0 through 12 are eligible to participate in the 2015 Every Hero Has A Story Summer Reading Program. Children may read on their own or parents (grandparents, etc.) may read to their children. They can read their own books or library books.

Please register your child and turn in logs at only one library branch. When you register in the children's room of your library, you will receive a free book bag and the first reading log.

Children must read six picture books or 6 chapters of a book and record the titles on their weekly log. Once a week (or when you are able), bring the log to the children's desk in your branch library and receive a prize.

The Library will give away five girl's bikes and five boy's bikes, along with helmets and bike locks. Drawings for the bikes will be held at the end-of-summer party at each branch. Entrants need not be present to win.

All children who participate in the summer reading program are invited to a party at the end of the 7 week program at their library branch. Each child will receive a weekly prize for their reading accomplishment.

Registration begins Tuesday, May 26th. For more information check or contact the library nearest you:

La Farge Library, 1730 Llano Street 955-4863

Main Library, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6783

Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., 955-2828

Sponsors of the Summer Reading Program include: The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Santa Fe Century bicycle event, Rob and Charlie’s bicycle shop, Applebee’s, McDonald’s, the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, Pizza9, Whole Foods, Panera Bread, and Dairy Queen. Also supporting the program are the Santa Fe Police and Fire Departments.

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