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”

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”

September Celebrations

by Ann B. We could all use a little celebration right now and September, like all months, has something for everyone. The individual holidays and special days are numerous and varied so you’re sure to find something worth celebrating. According to Holiday ( it’s Classical Music Month and National Piano Month.  It’s also BabyContinue reading “September Celebrations”

National Book Lovers Day – August 9, 2020

Ann B. The question was asked of Santa Fe Public Library staff, “What book have you read a dozen times over?  What book was the one that lit you up and made you that lifelong reader?”  The responses were many and varied:  classics to science fiction, mysteries to politics.  The titles are as diverse asContinue reading “National Book Lovers Day – August 9, 2020”

August is National Read-A-Romance Month

by Ann B. A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone Mary Jo Godwin In the past, romance novels have had a contentious relationship with libraries.  Whether their content was seen as immoral or of limited (zero) literary value, romance novels have had to struggle to find their place. The derogatory termContinue reading “August is National Read-A-Romance Month”

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”

July 2020 is here!

by Ann B. Welcome to July!  There are many happenings and celebrations taking place this month and we hope to celebrate a few. We are halfway through the craziness-and-unexpected-hazard that is 2020.  So how are those New Year’s Resolutions coming along?  Or maybe you delved into the unknown and got lost in the black holeContinue reading “July 2020 is here!”

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”

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