Wednesday, April 25, 2018

May 2018 Children's Calendar

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Academy for Technology and the Classics student picks display at La Farge

Three students from The Academy for Technology and the Classics created a display of their own and fellow student’s top picks!

They texted with a their classmates to come up with their list of titles, went on a hunt for the books available to display, then created a wonderful sign for it. 

 What made the list:

Night by Elie Wiesel

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx

1984 George Orwell

A Young Peoples Guide to the United States Rebecca Stefoff

Angela’s Ashes Frank McCourt 

An Echo in the Bone Diana Gabaldon

The Devil and Miss Prym Paulo Coelho

It Stephen King

Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail Bobbie Ann Mason

Catch 22 Joseph Heller

Novice Taran Matharu

Boy Scouts clean up Southside for Earth Day!

After a very windy couple of days, the Southside Branch was treated to a wonderful sight on Saturday morning, April 21. A number of boys and girls were out picking up trash that had blown all around the building. They were members of Boy Scout Troop 53 of Santa Fe, with their adult mentors and siblings. They were participating in the Great American Clean Up Day for Earth Day. They also cleaned up the neighboring canyons and had collected many bags of trash. They all had fun collecting and spending time together. The Southside Branch appreciated their efforts.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Southside Spring Book Sale, May 5-6

May 5 & 6: Southside Spring Sale, 6599 Jaguar Drive
Discount Books & Specially-priced Books
Open to the public both days, no members-only hours.
• Saturday 5th: 10:30 AM–4:00 PM
• Sunday 6th: 1:00–4:00 PM, Bag Day
Attention Teachers: All teachers with school ID may take books for their classrooms free of charge on Sunday 6th beginning at 2:00 PM.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Index: information for startups, Monday, April 30, 5-7 p.m. at the Main Library

Come to the Main Library, Monday, April 30, 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 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 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.

Register now for the 2018 Great Santa Fe Trivia Smackdown

Friday, April 06, 2018

Pasatiempo article on Santa Fe libraries

Also, check out the great article in today's Pasatiempo about all the great libraries in Santa Fe and the resources they provide:

Librarian at the Santa Fe Public Library, 1957; courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archive (NMHM/DCA), Neg. No. 145399

Pysanky pics and New Mexican article

Many thanks to our Susan for putting on her annual psanky workshop at Southside last week! Check out the article in the Santa Fe New Mexican below and some of the great eggs from the workshop!

Thursday, April 05, 2018

New “Share the Experience Pass” available April 12 at the Santa Fe Public Library

The new Share the Experience Pass (S.T.E.P) will be available on Thursday, April 12 at all Santa Fe Public Libraries. The Pass gives free admission to four cultural institutions in Santa Fe: The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, The Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and the Santa Fe Children’s Museum.

The pass will provide free admission for up to six  (6) people at all of the four Santa Fe cultural sites. The borrower must have an active, up-to-date Library card  to check the free pass out from your local branch.

The pass is good for fourteen (14) days. The pass may be borrowed only once in a thirty day period. The pass may not be reserved in advance.  You must be 18 years of age to check out the STEP pass.

The S.T.E.P. Pass is good for free general admission, but does not include access to special events or member-only activities.

Stop by the Library to get the S.T.E.P. pass and visit one or all of the sites taking part starting April 12.

SFPL and Teatro Paraguas preasent "Tres Cuentos", April 13-15 at all branches

Family Movie Matinee: Meet the Robinsons, Saturday, April 14 at Southside