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Seed to Supper Vegetable Gardening Series at Southside

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Seed to Supper Vegetable Gardening Series

Beginning Tuesday June 21st and taking place on the following Tuesdays until July 26th. From 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Southside Library.

Please note! Registration is required for this event. Please contact Sally at 575-646-0334 or scassady@nmsu.edu to register.

Learn how to plan your garden, create healthy soil for it, plant and how to maintain and harvest your very own garden!

Participants who attend 4 out of the 6 sessions will receive free gardening supplies!

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LIBRARY BINGO – BINGO DE LA BIBLIOTECA

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LIBRARY BINGO

To participate, print out or pick up your library bingo board from any of the Santa Fe Public library branches!

RULES: To win Bingo, connect 5 in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally by writing your completed titles in each block. Read in any format (book, ebook, audiobook, etc.). Fill in the whole board for an extra challenge and double your chance to win a prize! Only one submission per person.

PRIZES: We will raffle prizes at the end of the summer. To enter, bring in your completed board to a librarian at SFPL. You may also scan or take a photo of your completed board and email to library@santafenm.gov.

Deadline: September 1, 2022

BINGO DE LA BIBLIOTECA

REGLAS: Para ganar el Bingo, conecte 5 en una fila horizontal, vertical o diagonalmente escribiendo sus títulos completos en cada bloque. Lee en cualquier formato (libro, ebook, audiolibro, etc.). Complete todo el tablero para conseguir un reto adicional y duplicar tus posibilidades de ganar un premio.

PREMIOS: Sortearemos premios al final del verano. Para participar, lleve su tablero completado a un bibliotecario de la SFPL. También puede escanear o tomar una foto de su tablero completado y enviarlo por correo electrónico a library@santafenm.gov.

Fecha de entrega: September 1, 2022

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Guaranteed: Women and the Vote, a History of Women’s Suffrage Exhibit

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Guaranteed: Women and the Vote, The History of Women’s Suffrage

Guaranteed: Women and the Vote will be on exhibition at Southside Branch Library for the month of June, 2022. Sponsored and produced by the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos, this exhibit was originally designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment in 2020. Guaranteed: Women and the Vote explores the history of the women’s suffrage movement, with an emphasis on the contributions of New Mexicans who helped secure women’s right to vote.

Stop by Southside Branch Library to learn more about this important period in history, told through the stories of both national and local suffragists, including the League of Women Voters. Informational panels, banners, sashes, and period clothing will be on display.

June 3 – 30, 2022. Southside Branch Library 6599 Jaguar Dr. Santa Fe, NM 87507

Call 505-955-2820 for more information or visit us at santafelibrary.org

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Behind Closed Doors: Photographs by Angela Kent

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Behind Closed Doors: Photographs by Angela Kent

La Farge Branch Library is pleased to announce our first display case exhibition since our re-opening! Behind Closed Doors: Photographs by Angela Kent will be on exhibition throughout the month of June.

“In my photography I like to capture the beauty in everyday ordinary objects, places, and things. A wall, a door, a window. I am drawn to doors and windows, as they are opening to our worlds. Using my iPhone 13, these simple lines and colors can reveal so much beauty, interest, and intrigue.” – Angela Kent

You may learn more about Angela Kent at: https://www.instagram.com/sustainable_style_solutions/

La Farge Branch Library is located at 1730 Llano St. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505. Call 505-955-4867 for more information or visit us at santafelibrary.org

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Expanded evening hours Tuesday through Thursday at all Santa Fe Public Library locations beginning by May 31

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 The Santa Fe Public Library is pleased to announce all library locations will resume evening hours Tuesday through Thursday by May 31, 2022. Due to the City of Santa Fe’s ongoing hiring efforts, all SFPL locations will now be open for in-person services Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  All locations also continue to be open Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Main Library (145 Washington Ave.) begins this new schedule on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

The Oliver La Farge Branch (1730 Llano St.) and Southside Branch (6599 Jaguar Dr.) will begin the new schedule on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

“Our libraries are so much more than books – they’re community hubs with resources and opportunities for people of all ages,” said Maria Sanchez-Tucker, Community Services Director “We are so excited to again have these extended evening hours for our patrons, and we can’t thank them enough for their patience and support over the past two years.”

The SFPL meeting rooms at all three branches will be available for reservation during the extended evening hours. Patrons can also schedule a one-on-one tech help session with a librarian, and receive a free personal introduction to all the resources available at the library, as well as tips about utilizing a new laptop, tablet or phone.

SFPL promotes access to ideas and information by providing the public a catalog of materials, free computers and WiFi on their premises, interlibrary loans, digital materials, and meeting rooms for events, as well as programs for children, youth, and adults. Learn more about all SFPL’s offerings by visiting santfelibrary.org

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Research Skills Academy

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Research Skills Academy

Summer 2022: the Institute will host the Research Skills Academy for a second season. Dates will be July 11-28. We will operate virtually, with people from several cities participating. We will suggest the “semi-hybrid” option of students forming clusters in their cities’ public libraries, but they would still be following the online program. The Academy’s goal is to prepare motivated high school (and very motivated middle school) students with skills needed to do research. Students may sign up for the Research Skills Academy at the sign-up page. The Research Skills Academy is free, but space might be limited although we can take new people right up to the day before if there is room!

Learn more about the Research Skill Academy at https://computinginresearch.org/research-skills-academy/

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READ Runners Book Club

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A LOCAL SANTA FE, NM BOOK CLUB FOR AGES 9 – 12, RUN BY 9 – 12 YEAR OLDS!

READ Runners Book Club

READ BOOKS, MEET FRIENDS, TALK BOOKS!

 

 

Meetings held at Santa Fe Public Library

Main Library – 145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

 

 

Dates and times will be determined by club members.

 

Please fill out this form to participate!

tinyurl.com/READRunners

 

 

 

Santa Fe Public Library

Community Services Department, City of Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Santa Fe Seed Library Re-Opens!

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Santa Fe Seed Library

Re-Opens Saturday, March 26th, 2022

Southside Library

6599 Jaguar Dr. / 87507

 

Santa Fe Seed Library to Re-Open March 26, 2022, at SFPL Southside Branch Library

 

Santa Fe, NM: March 26, 2022, marks the re-opening of the Seed Library at its original location at the Santa Fe Public Library’s Southside Branch on Jaguar Drive.  The Seed Library, operated by the Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners’ Seed Stewards, houses thousands of open-pollinated vegetable, herb, and flower seeds donated by local growers and commercial seed companies. Patrons may “check out” up to 5 packets at no cost. A library card is not required to use the Seed Library.

 

The Seed Library will be open during the library’s regular open hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.

 

To help patrons make selections and learn about seed-saving practices, the Seed Stewards will staff an information table at the Seed Library on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm through the spring. Patrons will be offered resources on how to harvest seeds, and learn how saving those seeds for planting the following years will result in locally-adapted, climate-change resilient varieties of their very own. Patrons are encouraged (but not required) to return part of their harvest to help increase the library’s locally-grown seed offerings.

 

For those new to vegetable gardening, the SFEMG Seed Stewards will offer free Basic Seed Saving and Gardening Workshops throughout the season.

 

Since its launch in 2019, Santa Fe Seed Library has distributed nearly 15,000 seed packets to the community. In January, 2020, the Santa Fe Reporter named it one of their Twenty Favorite Things About Santa Fe.

 

The Santa Fe Seed Library is a project of the Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners’ Seed Stewards in partnership with the Santa Fe Public Library. We are grateful to Ace Hardware Santa Fe, Agua Fria Nursery, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Botanical Interest, El Guique Farm, Farm Direct Organic, High Desert Seed + Gardens, High Ground Gardens, High Mowing Organic Seeds, La Villita Ranch, Lake Valley Seeds, Plants of the Southwest, Reunity Resources, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Seed Savers Exchange, Snake River Seed Cooperative, Western Family Farm, Zulu Petals, and the many local gardeners who have donated their seeds.

 

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Come and get your library card!

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Come and get your library card!

Did we create a library card for you when we were closed? If you haven’t picked it up already, there is a card waiting for you!

Please bring a photo ID and a piece of mail to claim your library card to keep it active.

Not sure which library has your card? Give us a call:

Main (505) 955-6785 – La Farge (505) 955-4860 – Southside (505) 955-2810

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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