Santa Fe Public Library

Teens

Programs for Teenagers

Career Talks for Teens, every first Wednesday starting in September at the La Farge Branch Library

Career Talks: Beginning in September, the La Farge branch of the Santa Fe Public Library will host monthly Career Talks for teens that will bring in professionals to share about their career. The goal is to expose high school students to interesting, in-demand careers and give them the opportunity to network with professionals. The professionals will give a brief (< 20 minute) talk about what they do and how they began their career and then allow time for questions, discussion, and/or a hands-on demonstration of their work.

When: Career Talks will begin September and will be ongoing, every first Wednesday of the month from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

“Teens! Meet interesting professionals with in-demand careers, learn how they got their start and take the opportunity to network! Presenters range from Firemen to Filmmakers, Cartoonist to Curators, Department of Defense to Graphic Designers, Lawyers, Nurses and more! Join us at the La Farge branch of Santa Fe Public Library the first Wednesday of every month from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and get inspired about your own career path!”

Sponsored by Opportunity Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Public Library.

Innovate + Educate, workshop for teens, Tuesday, September 18 at the La Farge Branch Library

Innovate + Educate (http://innovate-educate.org/) focuses on connecting people to employment through skills-based hiring. They will be hosting a workshop for teens at the La Farge Branch of Santa Fe Public Library. The workshop will cover soft skills (what they are and why they’re important in the workplace) and also administer the Core Score assessment which measures soft skills and offers next steps for improvement.

When: This program will be on Tuesday, September 18th, 4:30-5:45PM.

Teens! Are you ready to find the job you’d be great at? Get the information you need to build a career you’ll love. Innovate + Educate will be hosting a workshop for young and emerging adults at the La Farge Branch of Santa Fe Public Library. The workshop will cover soft skills (what they are and why they’re important in the workplace) and also administer the Core Score assessment which measures soft skills and offers next steps for improvement. Join us September 18th from 4:30-6PM and advance your skills!

Financial Literacy for Teens, sponsored and presented by the Guadalupe Credit Union, this Fall at La Farge

 Financial Literacy at La Farge: Guadalupe Credit Union will visit teens at the La Farge Branch of Santa Fe Public Library twice a month for financial literacy. Young and emerging adults will learn about basic money management, banks and credit unions, and opening their own bank account. Teens can test their financial literacy skills in November at a Reality Fair.

Reality Fair:

Participating in a Reality Fair propels youth through the personal financial management process, including career selection, budgeting for housing, transportation, luxuries, and more. Each teen receives a folder detailing his or her personal information specific to their career choice. After calculating their take-home pay, they create a monthly spending plan as they progress through booths representing various expenses they may incur, including food, clothing, housing, transportation, insurance, home furnishings, savings, investments, entertainment and credit. Based on their lifestyle scenario, they will also see alternatives provided and make choices based on their own values, goals and resources.

Teens! Worried about surviving on minimum wage? Want to know how you’ll manage your own finances in the 21st century? Join us at the La Farge Branch of Santa Fe Public Library in the months of September, October, and November to learn about basic money management, managing your own teen bank account, and test your skills at our Reality Fairs.

When:

Basic Money Management Sept. 12th

Basic Money Management Sept. 26th

Intro to Banks and Credit Unions Oct. 10th

Opening a Teen Banking Account Oct. 24th

Reality Fair Nov. 14th

Reality Fair Nov. 28th

All programs are from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Southside Teen Programs

Teen Programs happen every Thursday from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM at the Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive. Each week we have a different activity. Past programs include teen book club, movie programs, game days, magnetic poetry slams and more. To find out what is planned for a specific day, please call Amy at the Southside Library at (505)955-2829.

Homework Help

Visit the Homework Help web page or ask a reference librarian for help finding resources for homework assignments.

None for the Road Resources

None for the Road is a mandatory DWI education course for all new drivers under the age of 25 and Santa Fe Public Library has resources to help you. All libraries carry None for the Road DVDs, which can be checked out for 7 days, as well as reference copies, which can be used at the library. Additionally, the None for the Road DWI Awareness Course video is available in both English and Spanish online, through the University of New Mexico.

  • Main Library

    145 Washington Avenue
    (505) 955-6781

    library@santafenm.gov

  • Oliver La Farge Branch

    1730 Llano Street
    (505) 955-4862

  • Southside Branch

    6599 Jaguar Drive
    (505) 955-2820