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Santa Fe Public Library September Closings

All locations of the Santa Fe Public Library will be closed Monday, September 7 for Labor Day. All locations will also close at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 for the Fiesta de Santa Fe. The Main Library will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13 for Fiesta but the La Farge and Southside branches will be open their normal hours.

Click to view a printable flier for Santa Fe Public Library September Closings

Click to view a printable flier for the Friends of the Library Book Salehandicap accessible

The Tibetan Yoga of Breath, La Farge, September 9, 14, 21 and 28

The Santa Fe Public Library presents the The Tibetan Yoga of Breath. This program will feature simple mindfulness exercises from the book by Anyen Rinpoche presented by Bird Thompson. Presenter, Bird Thompson has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism for 40 years and the last 9 years were with Anyen Rinpoche.

Wednesday at the La Farge Branch on September 9 from 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Monday at the La Farge Branch on September 28 from 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Monday at the La Farge Branch on September 21 from 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Monday at the La Farge Branch on September 28 from 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Click to view a printable flier for the Tibetan Yoga of Breath Programhandicap accessible

Friends of the Library Book Sale at the Main Library, Sept. 19 - 20, 2015

Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library will hold a book sale at the Main Library on September 19 and 20. Discount books will be located in the Tatum Community Room (2nd Floor) and specially-priced books will be available in the Southwest Room.

Saturday, Sept. 19: members only from 10:00 AM – Noon and open to the public from Noon – 4:00 PM.

Sunday, Sept. 20: 1:00 – 3:30 PM, open to the public, Bag Day in the Tatum Community Room

Speciality Books and items are individually priced. Discount books and items as follows: hardcover books $1.00 each, paperback books 50¢ each or 3 for $1.00, children’s books 25¢ each, CDs 50¢ per disc, videos & DVDs $1.00 each and cassettes 25¢ each.

Bag Days cost just $5.00 per bag. The new cloth bags from the city, Friends of Library bags, and Trader Joe size bags are acceptable. Bags will be provided as well.

Click to view a printable flier for the Friends of the Library Book Salehandicap accessible

New Mexico FamilyPass: Check it out at the Library

Governor Martinez announced the launch of the Department of Cultural Affairs’ FamilyPass, a partnership with local libraries throughout New Mexico, that provides a pass for free admission (up to 6 people) to 15 state museums and historic sites. Passes are now available at all branches of the Santa Fe Public Library for checkout. Patrons may borrow the pass, which circulates like other library materials, for up to one week. There is a $25 replacement fee for passes that are not returned. Users must sign an agreement to use the pass and fill out a survey after returning it.

The FamilyPass may be used at the following locations:

FamilyPass

Click to view the press release for the New Mexico FamilyPass

Seeking Candidates for Library Board

The Santa Fe Public Library is seeking candidates for the Library Board. Members are appointed by the Mayor to represent the residents of Santa Fe. There are two city positions that are available. Applicants must live in the city of Santa Fe. Library Board members serve for three years without compensation.

The seven member Library Board was created as an advisory board to the City Council and is charged with working with the Library Administration to provide advice on policies such as the use of the library, book selection, acceptance of gifts and bequests, management and operation and other appropriate matters. The Library Board meets monthly.

Interested residents may apply by submitting a letter of interest and a resume to:

Or hand deliver to the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, by 5:00 pm on September 11, 2015.

Click to view the press release for Seeking Candidates for Santa Fe Library Board

New Self-Service Kiosks

The Santa Fe Public Library has installed new self-service kiosks at all locations. The new kiosks provide patrons with the freedom to independently process their own library transactions, while also providing staff with more time to assist patrons and work on other tasks. Patrons are able to check out all types of library materials using the kiosks. Just place all of the materials that you wish to check out in the slot and the kiosk will scan and check them out to you. If you have any questions circulation staff are available to assist you.

Main Library Media Collection

The Library has moved the Main Library media collection to the first floor open stacks. Patrons are now able to browse DVDs, both fiction and non-fiction along with the children's DVD collection. In addition, all audio books are also available to browse and check out. Items that have not been relocated, including all music CDs and some DVDs, can have holds placed on them.

To place a hold on any library item, patrons may call any of the libraries or visit the Library Catalog. The Main Library may be reached at (505) 955-6781 or (505) 955-6785; Oliver La Farge Branch at (505) 955-4860; Southside Branch at (505) 955-2820. Materials on hold may be sent to any of the library locations.

Our catalog includes LibraryThing

LibraryThing

With LibraryThing, all of the information is right in front of you. You won't need to search a separate database or check out different websites to get reading recommendations or series information. Just click on the book covers or links and get all the information you need! As always, come visit us at any library, call our reference desks, or e-mail library@santafenm.gov if you have questions about this or any other resource.