Sally Ride Day – May 26th
By Nicole, Main Library
Did you know that America’s first woman in space was also a published children’s book author? Sally Ride made history in 1983 aboard the space shuttle Challenger STS-7 and later published seven children’s books to encourage young people to explore space and pursue careers in science and technology. Today, we celebrate the birthday of American physicist and astronaut Sally Ride.
Sally Kristen Ride was born on May 26, 1951 in Encino, California. She is best known for being one of five crew members chosen for the STS-7 space mission in June 1983. Upon entering space, Ride was named the first American woman in space and the youngest American in space at the age of 32. Ride was the flight engineer for the space mission and helped launch two communication satellites and conduct numerous experiments. She also was part of the STS-41-G space flight in 1984 and was involved in the investigation of the Challenger accident of 1986 and Columbia in 2003. Ride spent her later years working as a physicist and professor at the University of California in San Diego. She passed away in 2012 from pancreatic cancer at the age of 61.
Sally Ride is still considered a national hero and inspiration to many. She was passionate about education and encouraging young people, especially young girls, to focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) before STEM was a popular acronym in education. So, please join me in wishing the late Sally Ride a happy birthday for all that she has done for space exploration, education, and women everywhere.
To learn more, please be sure to check out one of our e-books about Sally Ride from our digital collection available now on Hoopla.
Anderson, A. (n.d.). Sally Ride. Retrieved from https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources
Granath, B. (2015, February 23). Sally Ride Remembered as an Inspiration to Others. Retrieved from https://www.nasa.gov/content/sally-ride-remembered-as-an-inspiration-to-others
Booklist submitted by Lou J.
Like many of us, you may find yourself in need of a little self care. Whether that’s an at-home spa day, an extra helping of pasta, or permission to have a good cry is up to you. Or maybe you need a little literary inspiration. Below are books we hope will teach you, inspire you, or encourage you during these tumultuous times.
Books by Melody Beattie
Books by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī
Books by John O’Donohue
By Anne Lamott
Books by Clarissa Pinkola Estés,
submitted by Marie V.
May 11th is Twilight Zone Day. Twilight Zone was created by Rod Serling in 1959. The beloved series explores themes of Science Fiction, Psychological Thrillers and Horror. The show was popular and captivated viewers. Most folks have a favorite episode of the series. Some popular episodes include ‘Eye of the Beholder’ ‘Nightmare at 20,000 feet’ ‘Living Doll’ and ‘The Obsolete Man’ to name a few. My favorite episode is “It’s a Good Life’ in this episode Little Anthony controls the townsfolk into obeying his every command or he will banish them into the cornfield.
The Twilight Zone ran from 1959-1964. The series is still a fan favorite. It has inspired both books on the series itself as well as its impact on pop culture and life. Several times within the year Twilight Marathons will grace our TV screens. I’m sure all of you can hear the theme song and can hum along.
The following titles are available from the Santa Fe Public Library in either a book or e-book format:
The Twilight Zone encyclopedia
The Twilight zone FAQ: all that’s left to know about the fifth dimension and beyond
The Twilight Zone companion
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the birth of television
Enjoy your time in the Twilight Zone and remember,
Sometimes we all need a little extra comfort in our lives. Whether that comes from a cozy blanket, a cup of tea and a good book, a bowl of mac and cheese, or a plate of tacos, comfort comes in all shapes and sizes. Here is a list of a few cookbooks to feed your soul and your stomach. Ranging from Korean Soul Food to Santa Fe favorites, you are sure to find something to inspire and comfort.
by Ann B.
Judy Joo’s Korean Soul Food “(C)hef Judy Joo is back with a brand new collection of recipes that celebrate the joys of Korean comfort food and get straight to the heart and soul of the kitchen.” With mentions of Ko-Mex fusion recipes and a twist on the classic Philly cheesesteak, I’m feeling the comfort!
Eat joy: stories & comfort food from 31 celebrated writers by Natalie Eve Garrett. “What makes each tale so moving is not only the deeply personal revelations from celebrated writers, but also the compassion and healing behind the story: the taste of hope.” From walking through a divorce or learning how to adult, these writers share their experiences and the recipes that helped them along.
Tacos: 75 Authentic and Inspired Recipes by Mark Miller. Who doesn’t love a good taco? Whether soft or hard, street or restaurant, tacos are true New Mexican comfort food. “Each filling recipe provides suggestions for the best tortilla choices, salsas and sides, and beverages to complement the tacos—giving you all you need to make your next taco experience as authentic, inspired, and downright delicious as even the most well-seasoned taquero could make it.”
How to Cook Anything in Your Dutch Oven: Classic American Comfort Foods and New Global Favorites by Dave DeWitt. “Most warming, comforting dishes reserve the Dutch oven as a savior, and these award-winning authors are here to show you how it’s done. In How to Cook Anything in Your Dutch Oven , you’ll find recipes like: Vampire-proof meatballs Islander sweet and sour beef ribs Ratatouille Lamb vindaloo One-pot ramen Giant maqlubah eggplant casserole Grown-up mac and cheese Choco-bacon Bundt cake And way more!” I don’t know about you, but they had me at choco-bacon bundt cake! Yum!
Dishing up New Mexico by Dave DeWitt. With 145 recipes, you are sure to find something to comfort your soul . . . or maybe just your stomach! With chapters focusing on chiles, desserts, and farmers’ markets, DeWitt offers a taste of New Mexico for everyone, sometimes with a twist!
Cooking with Cafe Pasqual’s: Recipes from Santa Fe’s Renowned Corner Cafe by Katharine Kagel. Are you hungry yet? If not, the delicious recipes and beautiful photos will surely entice you. “Inspired by the cuisines of Old Mexico, New Mexico, and Asia, chef Katharine Kagel creates her memorable comfort food from the freshest cheeses, chile sauces, chorizos, and more.”
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU THROUGH SFPL E-RESOURCES
HOP ON A STARSHIP WITH ONE OF THESE EBOOK TITLES
Return of the Jedi – Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Angleberger, Tom
A New Hope – The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy Bracken, Alexandra
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Doescher, Ian
The Empire Strikes Back – So You Want to be a Jedi? Gidwitz, Adam
Leia, Princess of Alderaan Gray, Claudia
Star Wars: Ahsoka Johnston, E. K.
Star Wars: Myths & Fables Mann, George
Are You Scared, Darth Vader? Rex, Adam
Star Wars: Before the Awakening Rucka, Greg
Star Wars: Force Collector Shinick, Kevin
Star Wars: The Wrath of Darth Maul Windham, Ryder
Selected by Chelsea, one of SFPL staff member’s top Star Wars fans!
by Ann B.
Life is hard right now. World events are staggering, and our society has sustained some heavy hits in the past few months. “While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health” (https://www.mhanational.org/mental-health-month, accessed 5/1/2020). You, like many of us, may be struggling with a variety of emotions.
There is help available. Visit Mental Health America’s website, www.mhanational.org/mental-health-month, to learn more. The National Association on Mental Illness, www.nami.org/home, reminds us that “you are not alone” in your struggles, challenges, or illness. Their goal is to “fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families” (https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Month, accessed 5/1/2020).
The following resources are also available as well:
*New Mexico Crisis and Access Line (NMCAL) 1-855-NMCRISIS (1-855-662-7474) www.nmcrisisline.com
*Crisis Text Line Text 741741 for 24/7 emotional support for those in crisis.
*Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE
*Veterans Crisis Line (www.veteranscrisisline.net/) – 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. Or Text at 838255.
Stay safe. Stay strong. Reach out.
Celebrate May Day, or International Workers’ Day, by checking out one or more of the following ebook titles available via Hoopla!
Compiled by Elena V.
The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs: Volume 1, Building Solidarity on the Tracks, 1877-1892 (2019) – Eugene Debs
No Man’s Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and Deportable Labor (2011) – Cindy Hahamovitch
Chinese Cubans: A Transnational History (2013) – Kathleen López
Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, And Political Freedom (2016) – Mireya Loza
Dolores Huerta: Labor Activist (2019) – Kate Moening
From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: An Illustrated History of Labor in the United States (2018) – Priscilla Murolo
Black Marxism (1983) – Cedric J. Robinson
Servants of Globalization: Migration and Domestic Work (2015) – Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
Song of the Stubborn One Thousand: The Watsonville Canning Strike, 1985-87 (2016) – Peter Shapiro
Looking Backward (1888) – Edward Bellamy
Bleak House (1853) – Charles Dickens
…y no se lo tragó la tierra / And the Earth Did Not Devour Him (1971) – Tomás Rivera
The Street (1946) – Ann Petry
The Grapes of Wrath (1939) – John Steinbeck *eaudiobook*
The Jungle (1906) – Upton Sinclair
Salt of the Earth (1954) *eVideo*
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
By Robert Frost
Día – Children’s Day/Book Day
April 30, 2020 is Día, Children’s Day/Book Day. “Día is a national library program that fosters literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a commitment to include and celebrate a variety of cultures every day, year-round, culminating annually on April 30.”
Día, along with the American Library Association and the Association of Library Services to Children, provides booklists to encourage reading and diversity. You are sure to find a good book to share with your children. . . and you will enjoy it too!
- 2020 Día Booklist Birth – Pre-K
- 2020 Día Booklist K – Grade 2
- 2020 Día Booklist Grades 3 – 5
- 2020 Día Booklist Grades 6 – 8