World UFO Day – July 2

July 2 commemorates the supposed UFO crash in the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident. World UFO Day is a day for people to raise awareness of and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects.  New Mexicans are no strangers to alien encounters and strange sightings as New Mexico ranks 5th in States With the Most UFOContinue reading “World UFO Day – July 2”

Resolution Renewal Day

by Ann B. It’s July 1st and we’re halfway through 2020, if you can believe it.  As we’ve all been challenged and stretched and stressed through the Covid-19 pandemic, maybe you’ve let your New Year’s Resolution lapse, which is fine.  We’ve all been just a little stressed . . . Maybe now is time toContinue reading “Resolution Renewal Day”

Memorable Memoirs

by Callie S. Memoirs are one of my favorite genres. I find it exhausting to keep up with a world of new rules and exceptions. In memoirs, I am not asked to bend time or suspend belief to hear an amazing tale of triumph and perseverance. In all of these memoirs, these events all happenedContinue reading “Memorable Memoirs”

National Caldecott Day – June 14

by Nicole W. On this day, June 14, 1938, the first Randolph Caldecott Medal was awarded to Dorothy P. Lathrop for her book Animals of the Bible, A Picture Book. Since then, the prestigious Caldecott Medal has been awarded once a year to the most “distinguished” children’s picture book published during the previous year. AContinue reading “National Caldecott Day – June 14”

Self Care and Mental Health

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 hopeContinue reading “Self Care and Mental Health”


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 The Science of Star Wars: the Scientific FactsContinue reading “MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU THROUGH SFPL E-RESOURCES”

Happy May Day and International Workers’ Day

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. Nonfiction 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 LaborContinue reading “Happy May Day and International Workers’ Day”

Books About Libraries

by Ann B. In honor of National Library Week 2020, April 19-25, we have compiled a short list of books, both fiction and nonfiction, related to libraries.  Some explore the historic Carnegie libraries while others are fun short stories about overdue library books.  (Aren’t you glad Santa Fe Public Library doesn’t have late fees!?!) 

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