Friends of the Santa Fe Library


Friends Annual Meeting
When: January 29, 2017, 2:00–4:00 PM
Where: Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue
Who: All Members of the Friends of the Library
What: Mingle & Refreshments, short Business Meetig, Guest Speaker Lucy Moore

Lucy MooreLucy Moore brings an extraordinary range of experience that will resonate with Friends members. An enthusiastic fan of public libraries from her childhood in Seattle to motherhood and the Santa Fe Public Library — and many other libraries in between — Moore has always included books as an important part of her life, first as a reader and later as an author. Her first book, Into the Canyon: Seven Years in Navajo Country (2006), is a cross-cultural memoir in which she reflects on the eventful years that she and her family spent in and around Chinle, Arizona in the 1960s. The book was praised by author Leslie Marmon Silko as “A delight to read; an invaluable historical and cultural narrative.” Moore’s second book grew out of her work as a practicing facilitator/mediator, specializing for many years in difficult water rights and other environmental clashes in the Southwest. Encouraged by her many friends and admirers, including 2015 Heart of the Library awardee and author James McGrath Morris, Lucy Moore recorded the stories of her work in Common Ground on Hostile Turf (2013). Of this truly engaging account, Charles Wilkinson of the University of Colorado wrote “Alternative dispute resolution is one of the main impulses in American law today, and this is notably true in environmental law. Lucy Moore, a creative and successful mediator, takes us inside the negotiating rooms and shows how listening, respect, and opening up are not homilies — they are the sturdy foundations for building true and lasting results.” Lucy Moore’s website distills her philosophy: A place for laughter • The courage to take risks • The art of listening • The art of being in the middle • The power of story.

An Evening with David Morrell

David MorrellJoin the Friends for a fundraising party celebrating David Morrell, the critically acclaimed author of First Blood, the novel introducing Rambo, a returning Vietnam veteran who brings the war back home to the United States. Morrell holds a PhD in American literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy novel, The Brotherhood of the Rose (the basis for the only television mini-series to be broadcast after a Super Bowl). An Edgar and Anthony finalist, a Nero and Macavity winner, Morrell is a recipient of three Bram Stoker awards from the Horror Writers Association and was honored with the prestigious Thriller Master award from the International Thriller Writers organization. Morrell’s latest project is an historical thriller trilogy featuring Thomas De Quincey, who wrote a scandalous 1821 bestseller, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, an autobiographic account of his addiction to laudanum (opium mixed with alcohol) and its effect on his life. De Quincey was fifty years ahead of Freud in formulating theories about nightmares and the subconscious, and an expert in murder, particularly the Ratcliffe Highway mass murders of 1811. Those murders were so sensational they literally paralyzed England. Their effect wasn’t equaled until the Jack the Ripper slayings at the end of the century. De Quincey wrote the first-true crime essay about the Ratcliffe Highway murders, “On Considering Murder as One of the Fine Arts,” the inspiration for the title of the first book in Morrell’s trilogy, Murder as a Fine Art. Set in 1850s London, De Quincey Lives with his irrepressible daughter Emily, assisting Scotland Yard to investigate a series of murders. (flyer)

Silent Auction Items available at the Fundraiser donated by David Morrell
1. First-edition hardbacks featuring New Mexico or Santa Fe: Last Reveille (about Pancho Villa’s 1916 raid on Columbus, New Mexico), Extreme Denial (features many local attractions, including the opera), Nightscape (features the farmer’s market), The Shimmer, and The Spy Who Came For Christmas (features Canyon Road on Christmas Eve).
2. First-edition hardbacks of the first two novels in the De Quincey Victorian mystery/thriller series; Murder as A Fine Art and Inspector of the Dead.

Where: A private home in Santa Fe RulerOfTheNight
When: Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 5:30-7:30 PM
Details: A Fundraiser Party, Ticket Required
Wine, and heavy hors d’oeuvres
Cost: $50 per person ($35 tax deductible)
$75 includes Ruler of the Night, third in the De Quincey trilogy
($35 tax deductible)
  Ruler of the Night will also be available for sale at the event.

All proceeds benefit children’s reading programs at the Santa Fe Public Library.

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Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library Week

On September 18, 2016, the Mayor honored the Friends of the Library with a proclamation declaring October 16–22, 2016, as Friends of the Library week.


¡Muchísiamas Gracias! to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library!

On December 10, 2014, the Mayor honored the Friends of the Library with a ¡Muchísiamas Gracias! Award in honor of our 40th Anniversary.

Muchisiamas Gracias

Since 1974, the non-profit Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library has helped to support the Santa Fe Public Library by raising money to provide the resources for additional programming, much-needed materials and equipment, support for children’s summer reading and other programs, and special events throughout the year. The Friends commit their time and resources to preserve and enhance our libraries for generations today and tomorrow because they understand the critical importance of a well-funded library to our community. In the past year, from July 2013 through June 2014, a total of 119 Friends volunteers contributed 9,425 hours of their time to support the Santa Fe Public Library.

Now, therefore, in honor of their fortieth anniversary and forty years of service to the community of Santa Fe, the City of Santa Fe presents this ¡Muchísiamas Gracias! Award to the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library.


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