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A Brief History of African Americans in New Mexico, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2-3:30 p.m at Main

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In celebration of Black History Month, please join local author and historian, Jeff Berg for a Brief History of African Americans in New Mexico on Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the Main Library Community Room (145 Washington Ave.). Such topics as the first non-native person to step foot in New Mexico (may have been ‘Estevan the moor’, a survivor of an ill-fated voyage that was shipwrecked in Florida) will be discussed and many others such as:

  • The slaves who traveled with Coronado
  • The 1821 Plan of Iguala
  • The article in the early state constitution that expelled Black people from NM
  • The creation of the communities of Blackdom, Dora (not the present-day town of the same name) and Vado.
  • Cathay Williams, the female Buffalo Soldier
  • Clara Belle Williams, the first black graduate of NMSU
  • Famed cattleman John Chisum’s Black wife
  • Fred Simms the African American who selected the site of UNM
  • Poet Anita Scott Coleman
  • Delano Lewis, the first black president of NPR

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Dr. Lazarus’ Health Care Strategies, Thursday, Feb. 20, 1-2 p.m. at Main

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Frustrated with America’s healthcare system? Learn 10 strategies to obtain quality care and substantially reduce costs. Dr. Larry Lazarus, Santa Fe physician and co-author of Insider’s Guide to Quality, Affordable Healthcare, will explain how to:

  • Reduce out-of-pocket costs
  • Obtain a second medical opinion that can be life saving
  • Guard against medication and medicaid errors
  • Deal with issues of late life (HIPPA forms, living will, power of attorney, etc.)

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La Farge Branch Now Open

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The flooding at the La Farge Branch (1730 Llano St.) has been cleaned up and they are open once again.

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New Continuing Programs at La Farge

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Tabletop Game Time

Please join us for our weekly Tabletop Game Time at La Farge! All age groups are welcome and please feel free to bring your own games that you would like to share with others.

Mondays, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Open Craft

Spend an hour to unwind and unleash your creativity.

Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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Opera Makes Sense

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Created for children, ages 3 to 5, to explore the world of opera through a variety of activities and games addressing different developmental levels of toddlers. Participants move from one station to another based upon their personal interest level. Through poetry, songs, music and dance, with costumes and art activities related to scenery and props – opera is translated through the five senses.

In partnership with Santa Fe Public Library, Mesa Public Library, Santa Fe Children’s Museum and Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

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eBook Help at the Main Library

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Did you get a new electronic device and are not sure how to
use it? Schedule a one-on-one session to learn how to download FREE library eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music, and much more.

By appointment only. To schedule a session, visit the Main Library Reference Desk or call (505) 955-6781.

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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