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”

Thankfulness

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”

October Spooky-ish Reads

By Callie S. My co-workers are wonderfully creative people, and every October they conjure a box of decorations from below a desk and a few days later our workroom looks like….this. Decorating isn’t my forte. I’ll let them create the physical ambience, and I’ll provide you with the fall ambience. Here is a list ofContinue reading “October Spooky-ish Reads”

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”

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”

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU THROUGH SFPL E-RESOURCES

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”

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