Santa Fe Public Library

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Catalog Service Maintenance

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The system upgrade has been canceled for Sunday November 18, 2018.


On Sunday November 18, 2018 the Santa Fe Public Library will be upgrading systems.  During this time the catalog will be available, however, your account information will not be current.  Any transactions made during this time will be automatically updated in their account once the update is completed. We expect the upgrade to last several hours beginning at 7 a.m. and finishing at noon.

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Prince Caspian: Return To Narnia

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Please note the time for the La Farge performance is at 1:30-2:30pm on Saturday November 17,2018

The Hampstead Stage Company (HSC), a national professional touring theatre company based in Center Barnstead, NH, is visiting Santa Fe with their acclaimed show, “Prince Caspian: Return to Narnia” in a series of free performances at the Santa Fe Public Library.

C.S. Lewis’ classic, Prince Caspian, finds the Pevensie siblings returning to the land of Narnia. A thousand years have passed in the realm since their last visit. The children once again join the colorful creatures of Narnia in combat against an evil villain who prevents the rightful Prince Caspian from ruling the land. Through this story, we hope to encourage students to stand up for what is right and to help those around them.

This play is recommended for ages 5 and up.

The Hampstead Stage Company will be appearing at the three Santa Fe Public Libraries:


Friday, November 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Southside Branch Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive (955-2828)


Saturday, November 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

La Farge Branch Library, 1730 Llano Street (955-4863)


Sunday, November 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue (955-6783)


Each year, HSC performs over 2,000 shows across the nation in various venues including theatres, schools, libraries, and more. HSC’s interactive educational tours run year-round and are performed by two professional actors, each playing multiple roles. HSC was founded in 1984 and is dedicated to providing high quality theatre to under-served communities.

This FREE children’s program is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

Links to related activities:

Prince Caspian Study Guide 2018

Prince Caspian Color Page

Prince Caspian Word Search

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Confinement in the Land of Enchantment Exhibit and Programs

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During November, the Southside Branch Library of the Santa Fe Public Library will host an exhibit entitled “Confinement in the Land of Enchantment”. The exhibit, created by the New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League, focuses on the stories of World War II Japanese American confinement sites located in New Mexico.  Internment camps existed in Santa Fe, Ft. Stanton, Old Raton Ranch, and Lordsburg. The goal of the exhibit is to educate New Mexicans on the histories of Japanese American internment in the state and to inspire conversation about issues of citizenship, identity, and civil liberties.

A speakers’ forum will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 3rd at the Southside Branch Library (6599 Jaguar Dr. Santa Fe, NM). Following the forum at 3:30pm, there will be an opening reception for the exhibit. Guest speakers at the forum will include: Andy Russell, Lead Historian for the project, Nikki Nojima-Louis, member of the New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League, and Gail Okawa, Historian.

In support of the exhibit, the Santa Fe Public Library has organized a month-long series of programs around the theme of “Confinement in the Land of Enchantment.” November programs will include two book discussions, a book talk by a children’s author, short documentary and oral history screenings, a screening of the 1976 film Farewell to Manzanar, a performance by the Reader’s Theater and lectures on Bosque Redondo/ Ft. Sumner (NM) and the New Mexico Dreamer’s Project. For a complete list of events, dates and times, see the Santa Fe Public Library’s events calendar at

CLOE List of Events

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Children’s Chess Club

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The Santa Fe Children’s Chess Club meets every Wednesday evening at the Main Library from 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM in the Community Room.


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  • Main Library

    145 Washington Avenue
    (505) 955-6781

  • Oliver La Farge Branch

    1730 Llano Street
    (505) 955-4862

  • Southside Branch

    6599 Jaguar Drive
    (505) 955-2820