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7000 B.C. Comics Creation Kit

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Tell your story through comics!

Stop by the Main or Southside Library in the Children’s Room or visit La Farge Library through the pick-up lane to receive your kit.

While supplies last!  santafelibrary.org

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Georgia O’Keeffe Craft Art Kit

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Georgia O’Keeffe Craft Art Kit

January 15th -while supplies last!

Come to the Children’s Room at the Main Library or Southside Branch Library and pick up a special craft kit created by our friends at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum!

Main Library- 145 Washington Ave. 505-955-6780  Southside Branch Library 6599 Jaguar Dr. 505-955-2820  santafelibrary.org

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The Language of Shapes

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The Language of Shapes

Paintings by Vincent McGinley

The Main Library Satin – Reichman Art Gallery welcomes you to our first art exhibit of 2022, The Language of Shapes, Paintings by Vincent McgInley.

The show will be on view through the month of January.

Artist’s Bio

Vincent McGinley, born 1957 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Studied briefly at the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis and the Academy of Art in San Francisco.  

Vincent has been painting for over 40 years and has lived in San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, Portland Oregon, and finally settling in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 2001.

Artist’s Statement

I am largely self taught in painting, although I give credit to my life partner and fellow painter, John Block for his continuing support and encouragement.

With my modern and abstract paintings, I challenge myself to create interplay between colors and shapes in a depth of field. My goal is to always produce a painting which is both pleasing and intriguing to look at.  

https://www.vincentmcginleypaintings.com/

Main Library

145 Washington Ave / 87501

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Faces in the Sky – the Art of David Wagner

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Southside Branch Library welcomes you to our first art exhibit of 2022, Faces in the Sky, an exhibition of art kites by public artist David Wagner.  The show will be on view through the month of January.

David Wagner grew up in South Dakota and has lived in Santa Fe for many years.  His main influence is the Western sky.  He works primarily in large-scale glass and steel, but also in aerial mediums with pieces capable of flight.  The exhibition features kites from two of the artist’s series: 1) The Face Series – art kites that position intimate portraits in the sky, inspired by classic Japanese Edo kites and 2) The Frustrated Flight Series– complex collages with text that chronicle our fascination with human flight and the struggles encountered on the way to its ultimate achievement.  These works are functional and fly extremely well, capable of flying in relatively light winds due to their large sail area and design.

Kites are displayed in both the main lobby and the Children’s Room.  Masks are required.

 

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MOIFA Art Kits for Kids at Southside only!

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Stop by the Southside Branch Library (6599 Jaguar Dr.) to pick up an art kit provided by the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) while supplies last! The latest offering is a milagros art kit.

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No Curbside Pickup on Saturdays at La Farge Branch Library, starting September 18, 2021

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The La Farge Branch Library will no longer be providing curbside pickup service on Saturdays, starting on September 18, 2021. La Farge’s curbside service schedule will be Tuesday through Thursday, noon until 5:30 p.m. until further notice.

The return drop at La Farge will remain open throughout weekends. Main and Southside Libraries will be open their normal hours for in-person service, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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Neighborhood Historians

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Neighborhood Historian Positions at Littleglobe and Santa Fe Public Libraries 2022 

Littleglobe and SFPL are looking for Santa Fe residents, students and families to join a team of story gatherers, filmmakers and oral historians to learn the technical tools of digital oral history gathering, archiving and to help amplify stories of the Santa Fe community.

 

Neighborhood Historians is a pilot public-private story-based neighborhood project in Santa Fe, working in collaboration with residents, families, neighborhoods, community-based organizations, public libraries, schools and the City of Santa Fe to share the tools of multimedia storytelling to the diverse people who live here. Participants in the Neighborhood Historians program will be trained in audio and video tools to gather, edit and archive the stories of neighborhood residents.

  • Littleglobe will be offering 5 positions who will be paid stipends of $500 to gather and edit an oral history-based video.
  • The Santa Fe Public Libraries will also be offering 5 positions with $500 stipends to gather and then archive oral histories.

Applicants can also apply to both programs and make a combined $1000 stipend, conducting oral histories, creating a short film and archiving stories.

 

Please click HERE for more details.

 

Application deadline is January 12thplease apply here

The Neighborhood Historians project addresses the imperative need for community-centered history-gathering, where the process is just as important as the content being recorded.

A major component in this early 2022 project is training community members to BE the storytellers. To do so, Littleglobe and the Santa Fe Public Library will train Santa Fe residents to use professional recording equipment, gather oral histories among their friends and family, edit their recordings into fluid storytelling, and archive their creations in a public digital repository hosted by the Santa Fe Public Library.

In addition to documenting and amplifying community memory, we hope to foster a sense of belonging and cultural ownership among Santa Feans, providing space for Santa Feans to tell their own stories on their own terms. Through community workshops, story booths, story sharing events and skills training, the Neighborhood Historians project seeks to empower Santa Feans to become co-creators of a rich living history, encouraging community dialogue, healing, and the collective determination of where our story goes from here

 

Become a neighborhood historian and get paid to tell stories!

Tell the world who you are and what you love. Share stories of the people in your life, their experiences, and their dreams for the future.

Mentors from Littleglobe’s film team, Santa Fe Public Libraries’ Nuestra Santa Fe program, and the Manitos Community Memory Project will work with students, classrooms, community-based programs, families, neighbors, and other Santa Fe residents and provide training and mentorship for story gatherers and oral historians.

Receive a $500 stipend for working with us!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Youth ages 15-19, families, Santa Fe residents

HOW MUCH TIME WILL THE PROGRAM REQUIRE?

We are flexible and anticipate participants will work 5-10 hours per week

HOW DO I APPLY

Contact Dylan Tenorio: DYLAN@LITTLEGLOBE.ORG or at 505.980.6218

This program is made possible thanks to the Santa Fe Public Library, Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area, Littleglobe, NewMexicoWomen.org, National Endowment for the Arts, Santa Fe Arts & Culture Program, Manitos Community Memory Project, Capital High School, and the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

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  • 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