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2024 SANTA FE READS KICK-OFF CONCERT AND CELEBRATION

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BEGIN THE JOURNEY

Join us to kick off the 2024 Santa Fe Reads and begin the journey of engaging with Circe by Madeline Miller.

2024 Santa Fe Reads

Kick-off Concert & Celebration

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Free. All are welcome. Book giveaways and activities for all ages!

Events will take place at the neighboring locations, Southside Library and Santa Fe Teen Center.

Southside Library

6599 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507

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Santa Fe Teen Center

6600 Valentine Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507

2024 SANTA FE READS

BOOK GIVEAWAYS

Made possible by Collected Works Bookstore and Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library

CARRIE MAE ROSE

Installation and Artist Talk

April 20th, 2024

12PM

Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr

Artist presentation on the grand, winged installation “Relentless Divinity” created in celebration of Madeline Miller’s “Circe” by Artist Carrie Mae Rose. LEARN MORE

WENDY RULE

Live in Concert

April 20th, 2024

1PM

Teen Center, 6600 Valentine Way

Blurring the line between music, theatre and ritual, Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule weaves her dark-ambient mystical songs along pathways of Magic and mythology.  With her extraordinary voice and heartfelt lyrics, she invites her audience on an immersive journey of depth and passion. LEARN MORE

GODDESSES, GODS, AND MONSTERS COSTUME CONTEST 

April 20th, 2024

2:15PM

Teen Center, 6600 Valentine Way

Contest Categories: Children (Ages 0 – 6),Youth (Ages 7-12), Teen (Ages 13-17) and Adults (18+)

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each age bracket for costumes that display the most outstanding accuracy, effort, and presentation.

Costumes must represent goddesses, gods, monsters, or other characters from ancient mythology. Costumes may be homemade or store bought. LEARN MORE

 

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2024 Santa Fe Reads, part of the NEA Big Read, is presented by the City of Santa Fe Public Library with the support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, local sponsors, and community partners.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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COMMUNITY ART SHOW & CONTEST – 2024 SANTA FE READS

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2024 SANTA FE READS

COMMUNITY ART SHOW & CONTEST

 

Submit your artwork, in any visual media and any size, inspired by our reading selections this year. Artwork can be dropped off at any  Santa Fe Public Library branch during the months of March, April and May, 2024. All submissions are due by May 4th, 2024. Maximum of two entries per participant; a form for each entry is required.

Entry Form:

2024 Santa Fe Reads Community Art Show & Contest

 

This year’s juries will select prize winning work that best reflect the themes from 2024 Santa Fe Reads’ selected works. Themes can include, but are not limited to:  The Hero’s Journey, Finding One’s Power, Female Strength, and Greek Mythology.

 

Prizes will be given out to winners in the following age categories:

  • Toddler 0-4
  • Children 5-8
  • Youth 9-12
  • Teens 3-17
  • Adult 18+

 

All received entries will be exhibited at the Main branch Santa Fe Public Library gallery spaces*. Please note that the entry form asks for your permission to allow us to feature your submission to promote the Santa Fe Reads program. 

 

* Work must be appropriate for a public setting for all ages.

 

2024 Santa Fe Reads

2024 Santa Fe Reads, part of the NEA Big Read, is presented by the City of Santa Fe Public Library with the support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, local sponsors, and community partners.

 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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MYTH WRITING CONTEST – 2024 SANTA FE READS

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2024 SANTA FE READS

MYTH WRITING CONTEST

As part of the upcoming Santa Fe Reads celebrations, the Santa Fe Public Library will host a writing contest! All entries must either relate to or include some elements of Greek Mythology. Re-imagine an existing myth; feature an established god, goddess, creature, or mythic figure; write an epic poem; or critically engage with a specific story or character from ancient Greek folklore.

 

Each winner will receive cash $100! Honorable mentions will receive wonderful local gift certificates!

 

FOUR AWARD CATEGORIES 

Best Non-Fiction Work Award

Best Short Story or Creative Work Award

Best Poem or Play Award

Best Young Writer Award (must be under 18)

 

Eligibility: Open to all Santa Fe residents, teens (ages 13-18) and adults (ages 19+).

Requirements: Only one entry per person. All entries must be 2,000 words or less, must be typed (not handwritten), and must have been created within the past year. Entries can be in English or Spanish.

Deadline: Entries will be accepted between March 15th – April 30th, 2024. Email your submission to library@santafenm.gov with your full name, phone number, and age category (teen or adult) or as a printed copy submitted to SFPL staff (forwarded to Programs Manager Jessica Gulliford).

Awards Presentation: A special awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 7th at 6PM at the Southside Library. Winners and Honorable Mentions will have the opportunity to read their entries aloud, as well as meet and mingle with their fellow writers. Open to the public – so bring your friends and family!

 

 

2024 Santa Fe Reads

2024 Santa Fe Reads, part of the NEA Big Read, is presented by the City of Santa Fe Public Library with the support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, local sponsors, and community partners.

 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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Reading Education Assistance Dogs at SFPL

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Reading Education Assistance Dogs

at Santa Fe Public Library

Early school age children may practice reading aloud to a friendly therapy dog from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter Pet Outreach Program! Our dogs are patient, cuddly, and love to hear stories! Reluctant readers will gain confidence and seasoned readers will enjoy practicing their read-aloud skills in a relaxed environment.

No registration required.

Bring your own book to read to a pup or select one from the Library!


Read to a Pup!

First and Third Saturdays of the Month

11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Southside Library

6599 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507

(505) 955-2820


Paws and Pages

Mondays

4:30pm – 5:30pm at the La Farge Library

1730 Llano St, Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 955-4862


Wags and Words

Tuesdays

6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Main Library

145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 955-6781

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Library 101

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Library 101

Tech Help

Would you like a personal introduction to resources available at the library? Or perhaps you need help learning how to use your laptop, tablet, or phone? Make a free appointment with a librarian for a one-on-one tech help session.

To schedule an appointment call

  • La Farge (505) 955-4867
  • Main (505) 955-6781
  • Southside (505) 955-2820
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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