National Library Week

by Ann B. “To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so very many roads.” Jon Bing (1944-2014. Norwegian writer and law professor at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law) AsContinue reading “National Library Week”

St. Patrick’s Day

by Ann B. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Santa Fe! The staff at the library wish you a lovely day full of friends, family, maybe some yummy treats, and, of course, a few good books. Some of us got into the spirit of the day as well. Enjoy the pictures of staff showing off their spotContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day”

Quit Lit

by Callie S. The season of Lent began on February 17th and is generally a time of reflection and sacrifice.  Although historically observed by Christians, many secular individuals have joined in the Lenten holiday, which is commemorated by choosing to go without one of life’s pleasures for some 40 plus days. Unsurprisingly, alcohol is oneContinue reading “Quit Lit”

In Memoriam – 2020

Ann B. One of my favorite things about reading is feeling that connection with an author that inspires us to read all the books they’ve ever written. We wait, not-so-patiently, for the next title they publish. We feel excited when it finally is available at our library or bookstore. And then time passes and they’reContinue reading “In Memoriam – 2020”


by Ann B. It can be hard to be thankful during hard or troubling times. And we have all had plenty of those this year. As we approach the holidays this year, and especially Thanksgiving, it may be hard to find that place of thankfulness and gratitude. We at Santa Fe Public Library hope thatContinue reading “Thankfulness”

November: National Novel Writing Month

by Ann B. Have you ever thought of being a writer?  Dreamed of someday putting your stories on a page?  Do you have a story to tell?  Either science fiction or historical fiction? Maybe a creepy horror novel or a western centered in the Southwest?  Maybe a memoir?  If you’ve ever wanted to write aContinue reading “November: National Novel Writing Month”

Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15-October 15

by Ann B. September 15-October 15h, we honor the impact and contributions of the Hispanic culture and community. According to the US Census Bureau, “Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions Americans tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American societyContinue reading “Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15-October 15”

Patriot Day – 9/11

by John P. Today marks the 19th anniversary of 9/11.  The event continues to haunt America.  At this point though, one could be 19 years old, and would have no knowledge of it except, through videos, conversations, and of course books. Much has been written about it, and it seems likely much will continue toContinue reading “Patriot Day – 9/11”

September 8th – International Literacy Day

by Callie S. September 8th is International Literacy Day and libraries and literacy go hand in hand.  It’s a perfect time to celebrate the books about books that make you love reading books! So enjoy a short list with titles that explore libraries, books, and the joy that is reading. Here are a few favorites:Continue reading “September 8th – International Literacy Day”

Labor Day & National Beer Day

by Ann B. According to, “Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American works and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September” ( ).  It also marks the end of the summer and is a time for backyard barbecues, grilling, and celebrations.  It seems appropriate as well that thisContinue reading “Labor Day & National Beer Day”

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