Thursday, October 20, 2016

Southside Book Sale, October 22-23, 2016

Fall is here and it’s time to stock up on reading material!

Mark your calendar now for the Southside Branch Library Fall Book Sale

     Saturday, October 22nd from 10:30 AM–4:00 PM
          Open to the Public all day, no members-only hours
          Specially priced and Discount Books
    Sunday, October 23rd from 1:00–4:00 PM
          Bag Day —just $5.00 a bag
          Note: Please bring your own cloth bag if possible.  
     Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive

Attention Teachers: All teachers with school ID may take Discount books for their classrooms free of charge on Sunday starting at 2:00 PM.

All proceeds from the Friends bookstores and book sales go to support our Santa Fe public libraries, purchasing new books or other media and supporting library programs. Our bookstores and book sales are staffed by volunteers from the Friends. Perhaps you would like to volunteer? Working a book sale is a fun way to help the Library and meet new Friends! 

Women in the arts: a performance and conversation, Thursday, October 27

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library and the New Mexico History Museum, in collaboration with the New Mexico State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the College Music Society, will present a special program focusing on the contributions of women in the arts on Thursday morning, October 27, from 10:30 a.m. until noon, in the auditorium of the New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Avenue).

The event will feature musical selections by women composers performed by women musicians from the College Music Society as the springboard for a discussion of contributions of women to the arts, and a collective brainstorming of ideas for continuing to highlight the contributions of women across the arts. The conversations will be led by Santa Feans from the arts community and by the musicians who will perform; and the audience will be encouraged to participate in brainstorming ideas for future support of women in the arts.

Musical selections will include the following pieces by women composers:

Jenni Brandon, “Love Songs” (2014) for mezzo-soprano and oboe

Roshanne Etezady, “Glint” (2007) for clarinet and alto saxophone

Flute Music by Latin American Women Composers (including Awilda Villarini, Gabriela Ortiz, Adina Izarra and Angelica Negron)

Libby Larsen, “Black Birds, Red Hills: A Portrait of Six Paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe.”

The program will be in three parts: a performance set, followed by a panel discussion with participation by the audience, and ending with another performance set. Some of the guiding questions for the discussion will be:

  1. Women in the Arts--the Historical View: What were the challenges faced historically by women in the arts?
  2. Women in the Arts--Today: How have women carved out a place for themselves in all aspects of art?
  3. Women in the Arts--the Future:  How can communities continue to empower and support future women in the arts? What can arts organizations do to create increased opportunities for women throughout all aspects of artistic life.

The performers, who will all be in Santa Fe attending the annual meeting of the College Music Society at the Eldorado Hotel, are from Montana, Minnesota, Kansas/Puerto Rico, and North Dakota.

Seating is limited in the NM History Auditorium. Those interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Friends of SFPL honored by the Mayor with a Proclamation this week!

All of us at the Santa Fe Public Library would like to extend our deepest thanks to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library and the many ways in which they enrich our institution and the greater community. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into making our library better.

Free Legal Fair, October 22 at the Senior Center

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Monster Craft, October 18-20, register now!

Southside Family Matinee: the Great Mouse Detective, Saturday, October 15, 1:30 p.m.

October 19 Brainpower & Brownbags lunch lecture at the New Mexico History Museum

Please join us for the October Brainpower & Brownbags lunch lecture on Wednesday, October 19th.  Dr. Jann Gilmore will discuss the “Life and Work of Santa Fe Artist Olive Rush” at noon in the New Mexico History Museum’s Meem Community Room.  Dr. Gilmore will be available to sign copies of her new book Olive Rush: Finding Her Place in the Santa Fe Art Colony”, published by the Museum of New Mexico Press, after the lecture.  Copies will be available for purchase at the Museum Shops and in the Meem Room at the close of the lecture.

Here are the dates for the November and December lectures—

Wednesday, November 16th will feature Matthew Saionz on “The 1837 Revolt: US Expansion, and the Fracturing of Mexican New Mexico”.

Wednesday, December 14th will feature Tim Maxwell on “New Mexico Turquoise in Mexico?”

Friday, October 07, 2016

Indigenous Peoples Day Closures at City of Santa Fe

City Administrative Offices, the Municipal Court, Libraries and Recreation Centers will be closed on Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 10, 2016.

Santa Fe Trails’ buses, Santa Fe Ride Paratransit and Santa Fe Pickup Shuttles will operate on the Saturday schedule.

The Environmental Services Division will have regular scheduled collection for commercial and residential recycling and solid waste. Residential customers will need to have their recycling and solid waste placed at curbside by 8:00 a.m.

The Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station and the Caja del Rio Landfill will be open for normal hours.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Index: information for startups, Tuesday, October 25th, 5-7 p.m. at the Main Library

Come to the Main Library, Tuesday, October 25th, from 5-7 p.m. to ask questions about your business or startup idea and to receive referrals and assistance.

Representatives from the Santa Fe Business Incubator ( will meet one on one with interested community members in 1/2 hour individual sessions. In order to participate fill out an index card with your contact info and description of your question and then come to the library any time between 5:00pm and 7:00pm to get some help with your business or idea or both.

WHERE: Main Library 145 Washington Avenue Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

QUESTIONS: Santa Fe Business Incubator 505-424-1140  @SantaFeInc

VISIT: to fill out an index card

Science After School sessions are Tuesday through Thursday this week, register now!

Monday, October 03, 2016

October Art Displays at the Santa Fe Public Library

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

Main Library Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Virginia Asman, “Icons of the Southwest: Santa Fe and Beyond” (Digital art). Opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 6th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Main Display Cases: Katharine Perren, “Women and Animals” (Ceramic tiles)

La Farge Branch Library: Vas Alsop, “Ladies in History” (Handcrafted dolls)

Southside Branch Library: Laurie Innes, “Far Away Places” (Oils)