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March 17, 2021
NEA Big Read starts this week and more!
 

NEA Big Read starts this week and more! 

For the time being, all Library programming is online

and we are still providing curbside service for checking out Library materials, as well as our

Digital Library to use from home.

 

 

The Wind Blows and the Flowers Dance: An Artist Shares Her Life from Loss to Renewal

Online Event with Artist and Author Terre Reed

 

Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at 5 p.m. MST

 

Register to attend this Zoom event at: https://tinyurl.com/FlowersDance

 

Voluntarily and involuntary, we move through grief. It is my hope that this book will give you a small measure of comfort and direction. You are not alone. Your feelings are valid. It is possible to be happy again. – Terre Reed

 

A dramatic storyteller, Terre Reed shares the intimacy of her relationship with her husband and his death. The reader experiences her thoughts and emotions as life unravels and she struggles to begin again.

 

Learn more at https://www.terrereed.com/

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN NEED OF ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT THE LIBRARY AT 505-955-6788, FIVE (5) WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO MEETING DATE.

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.

 

 

 

NEA Big Read Virtual Kickoff

March 20th at 7 p.m. MST

 

Join us as we partner with Amp Concerts to kick off the NEA Big Read, focusing on Into The Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. Learn more about all the Big Read activities, enjoy music from Carlos Medina Conjunto and Lone Piñon, and readings from the book.

 

Register and donate to Amp Concerts if you’re able (not required, tickets are free) at: https://www.ampconcerts.org/event/370033/nea-big-read-virtual-kickoff

 

Respond and watch on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1376597739349052/

or on the SFPL Facebook page and the Amp Concerts YouTube Channel.

 

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

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and the Santa Fe New Mexican.

 

 

 

 

NEA Big Read Scavenger Hunt

 

Join The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library for a Kick-Off Scavenger Hunt to celebrate the NEA Big Read on March 20, 2021.

The Friends of the Santa Fe Library have volunteers with free copies of Luis Alberto Urrea's novel Into the Beautiful North hidden in secret locations throughout our community just waiting to be found.

Clues will be announced March 20, 2021 starting at 9:30 a.m. via the Friends of the Library Instagram and Facebook page.  Make sure you're a follower!


Facebook: www.facebook.com/FriendsSFeLibrary/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/santafelibraryfriends/

Good Luck and Happy Reading!

 

 

 

SEEDS & STORIES:
A World Storytelling Day Virtual Event

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Sign up Here!

 

Presented by:
Storytellers of New Mexico
Santa Fe Children’s Museum

 

Santa Fe-based, nationally known storytellers; Cynthia Dobson, Joe Hayes, Lucinda deLorimier, Mary Ellen Gonzales, and Regina Ress serve up some delicious tales to delight the whole family in honor of the first day of spring, new beginnings and World Storytelling Day!

 

World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling by groups all around the world.

Celebrate with us by being a part of this LIVE online storytelling party!

 

This is a “by donation” benefit for the Santa Fe Children’s Museum Garden Outreach Programs. Every $10 raised sponsors a Victory Garden Grab & Go kit for a child in need!


**No donation required to attend**

 

More info about the storytellers can be found HERE!

 

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

 

Sponsored by the Santa Fe Children’s Museum and Storytellers of New Mexico 

 

Santa Fe Dreamers Project – Virtual Zoom Event

 

Thursday, March 25th, 2021 at 5 p.m. MST

 

Register to attend this Zoom event at: https://tinyurl.com/SFDreamersProject

 

Santa Fe Dreamers Project provides an update about immigration policy in the new administration and an outlook on what the Biden administration has in store and what options there will be for people wishing to immigrate to the US, for people who are undocumented in the US, and for people seeking asylum. The Trump Administration issued 400 Executive Orders on immigration in the last 4 years and the landscape of immigration policy has been transformed.

 

Understanding the realities of the law and public policy is critical to engaging with stories about immigration and linking it to the experience of actual people making decisions around this.

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN NEED OF ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT THE LIBRARY AT 505-955-6788, FIVE (5) WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO MEETING DATE.

 

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

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and the Santa Fe New Mexican.

 

 Random Narratives: A Workshop with Joel Nakamura for 3rd Grade Age and Up

 

Saturday, March 27th & Saturday, April 3rd, 10:30 a.m.  MST

 

 Register to attend this online Zoom workshop

and for supply pick up at:

https://tinyurl.com/RandomNarratives

 

Random Narratives is a fun workshop focused on creative exploration through the construction of stories from images.

We all wish we could be more creative, but how do we accomplish this? It’s easier to be creative when we have a starting foundation to build off of, without expectations or pressure. In this workshop, we’ll participate in an exercise and create an entertaining story from random images and words.

 

Joel Nakamura is an artist, illustrator, and author known for his colorful and imaginative work.

 

Supplies Needed:

-Black Sharpie pens (fine and X-fine)

-Sticky note pads 3” x 3” (at least 3 colors)

-Copy paper (standard size)

-Notepad/notebook: to write down ideas

 

Thanks to Vital Spaces who will be providing 25 supply kits per workshop.

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN NEED OF ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT THE LIBRARY AT 505-955-6788, FIVE (5) WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO MEETING DATE.

 

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

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department, and the Santa Fe New Mexican.

 

 

Santa Fe Seed Library

Mini Library

Locations, Dates, and Hours

 

The Seed Library has been relocated to 11 self-serve “Mini Seed Libraries” throughout the county.  Home Grown New Mexico is partnering with SFEMG on the project. Learn more at https://homegrownnewmexico.org.

 

Please wear a mask, access the seed boxes one at a time, observe 6 feet minimum social distancing, and disinfect your hands before and after use. Please limit the number of seed packets you take to no more than 5.

 

Early season cold weather greens and seeds that need to be started indoors will be available through April 15. Warm season vegetables will be available April 15 through May 31.

 

Saturdays and Sundays Only, March 6 - May 31, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (as supplies last)

 

·         Santa Public Library Southside Branch, Santa Fe, 6599 Jaguar Drive, Santa Fe. Located under the portal

 

·         Santa Public Library La Farge Branch, Located under the portal, 1730 Llano St., Santa Fe.

 

·         Santa Public Library Main/Downtown Branch, 145 Washington Ave., Santa Fe; Located by the Curbside door in back parking lot.

 

 

Find the full list of locations and hours at: https://santafelibrary.org/santa-fe-seed-library/

 

This project is a community service of the Santa Fe Extension Master Gardeners Seed Stewards Project in partnership with the Santa Fe Public Library and Home Grown New Mexico. We are grateful for the support of Seed Savers Exchange, Baker Creek Rare Seeds, Plants of the Southwest, Lake Valley Seeds, La Villita Farm, Farm Direct Organic, Snake River Seed Cooperative, High Ground Gardens, El Guique Farm, Western Family Farm, Agua Fria Nursery, Botanical Interest, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Reunity Resources, Zulu Petals, La Tienda at Eldorado, and the many local gardeners who have shared their seeds.

 

 

 

Women of the Santa Fe Trail, an online Zoom event with Irene Blea, Ph.D.

 

March 17th, 2021  at 5 p.m. MST

 

Register to attend at: https://tinyurl.com/IreneBlea

 

Dr. Irene Blea reflects upon her own work to discuss the cultural diversity of 1800’s women on the Santa Fe Trail in New Mexico. Attention is given to indigenous, Spanish, Mexican, and American women interactions and attitudes towards one another. Emphasis is placed upon intermarriage, social relations, and how the influx of Americans impacted the cultural dynamic until this day.

 

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN NEED OF ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT THE LIBRARY AT 505-955-6788, FIVE (5) WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO MEETING DATE.

 

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

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and the Santa Fe New Mexican.

 

 

 

 

NEA Big Read is here!

 

The Santa Fe Public Library is a recipient of a grant of $15,000 to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in the Santa Fe area. An Arts Endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. SFPL is one of 84 nonprofit organizations selected to receive an NEA Big Read grant to support a community reading program between September 2020 and June 2021. The NEA Big Read in Santa Fe County will focus on Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. Big Read events and activities will be happening March through May, 2021. Community partners throughout Santa Fe will collaborate on the project.

 

Check out our calendar for upcoming events at: https://santafelibrary.org/calendar-3/

 

Find out more at: https://santafelibrary.org/bigread/

and https://santafereads.weebly.com/

 

 

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

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and the Santa Fe New Mexican.

 

Santa Fe Public Library 

 

 

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