Santa Fe Public Library

Library Updates

Next session of Serious Computer Programming for Youth is September 25-26, sign up now!

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The Santa Fe Public Library is offering a free, virtual Programming Camp, which is a 10-hour course focused on kids (6th grade or older) in elementary, middle and high school, but it is open to anyone.  They will learn to write software in Python on the GNU/Linux operating system. “The goal is to get started on a path that leads to serious programming, rather than using a canned ‘for kids’ programming environment which will never be used for real work”, states Mark Galassi, LANL Research Scientist and the program’s coordinator.

No cost

There is no cost: the course is free and taught by volunteers.

“Special thanks to the LANL foundation for a grant which has helped purchase materials, the Santa Fe Public Library for offering its space and resources, and the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library for helping with fundraising”, states Galassi.

How to start

(Pandemic adjustment: during the pandemic we will not meet in person, and your instructor will work with you remotely ahead of time to prepare the computer.)

I have written a detailed Teacher’s Manual which you can find in my documents page which gives a detailed outline of what will be studied in each segment of the course.

To register your child (in 6th grade or older) for the camp, start by visiting this website for more details:


Saturday, September 25 (10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:15-5:30 p.m.), continuing Sunday, September 26 (1-4:45 p.m.)

Send email to to sign up. You may also phone +1-505-629-0759. “Space” is limited.

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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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Have an interest in people’s stories? Love documentaries? Want to become active in collecting local histories? Join us & Littleglobe at the Southside Library and become a part of our Neighborhood Historian project!

Neighborhood Historian Workshop

October 16, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Southside Branch Library

Learn skills in video/audio recording, editing, and story collecting.

Masks required
Contact us at 505.955.2820 or


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!


Youth ages 15-19, families, Santa Fe residents


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


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,, 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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Tech Help Classes at the Main Library

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Schedule a free 1-on-1 appointment for help with:

  • Basic computer, tablet, or smartphone use
  • Library’s eBooks and eResources
  • Email and social media basics
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills
  • Navigating the Internet

Thursdays (by appointment only)

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Main Library, 145 Washington Ave.

Call: 505-955-6786 or



























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Unicorns: Break The Cage by Talewise

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Unicorns: Break The Cage

by Talewise

Click HERE to access the video!

1. Click the link to access the FREE video and activities.

2. Sign in with Google or Facebook, or create a free account. Talewise will NOT send you advertising or put you on any mailing lists.

3. Ignore the payment method box, the system is automatically applying a coupon code for your FREE access.

4. After you sign in, scroll down and click ‘Continue’ to start the show!

5. The show is now saved in your Talewise account. Next time you want to access it just go to, sign in, and pick up where you left off!

This video experience is brought to you by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library

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SFPL has resumed in-person service at Main & Southside

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The Santa Fe Public Library has opened our doors to the public at the Main and Southside Libraries. Main and Southside will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., until further notice. Due to staffing levels, our La Farge Branch will remain as Curbside Pickup only with the hours of 12-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Patrons once again are able to browse the shelves for materials to check out, use a public computer station for up to one hour per day, print documents, use the restrooms, shop at our Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library bookstores at Main and Southside, etc. We can still provide curbside pickup for those unable to come inside, just call circulation from the parking lot and park in the assigned curbside spaces.

To protect unvaccinated children and adults, staff and library users will be required to wear masks that cover the mouth and nose while in library buildings, regardless of vaccination status.

Until further notice:

  • Most in-person library programs will be held outdoors
  • Meeting rooms are not available to the public
  • Patrons are requested to make visits brief if possible, preferably one hour or less
  • Food and drink (besides water) will be prohibited in the library

We’d like to thank the Santa Fe community for your patience, resilience, and kindness since COVID-19 restrictions closed our doors in March of 2020, and prompted us to explore different ways of serving you. We love seeing your smiling eyes again!

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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