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The Friends organize events throughout the year. Some events are a benefit of membership in the Friends (Happy Hour Authors Club) and some are fundraising parties to raise money for the Childrens Programs at the Libraries while meeting other Friends.

Happy Hour Authors Club 2018
All Friends members are invited to join us for book discussions with the authors at the Bourbon Grill at El Gancho in our Happy Hour Authors Club. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Happy Hour discount prices during the informal author introduction and free-ranging conversation. Bring your thoughts, opinions, and your questions for the author. More information

Rowland WillardThursday, March 22
Joy Poole will lead a discussion on Over the Santa Fe Trail to New Mexico: The Diaries and Autobiography of Dr. Rowland Willard
Free Required Ticket Reservation (for Friends members only)
One of the first Anglo-Americans to record their travels to New Mexico, Dr. Rowland Willard (1794–1884) journeyed west on the Santa Fe Trail in 1825 and then down the Camino Real into Mexico, taking notes along the way. Few Americans knew much about New Mexico when Willard set out on his journey from St. Charles, Missouri, where he had recently completed a medical apprenticeship. The growing commerce with the Southwest presented opportunities for the ambitious doctor. On his first day travelling the plains of the Santa Fe Trail, he met the mountain man Hugh Glass, who regaled Willard with stories of his wilderness experiences. Conducting a physical examination of Glass, Dr. Willard provided the only eye witness medical account of Glass’s deformities resulting from a grizzly bear attack. Willard referred to the mountain man as Father Glass, a testimony to his age. He visited Santa Fe, practiced medicine in Taos, then traveled south to Chihuahua, arriving during a measles epidemic. Willard treated patients in Mexico for two years before returning to Missouri in 1828.
More information about our Happy Hour Authors Club

PotFriends Fundraising Day at Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library has teamed up with Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery and 24 other local Not for Profit Organizations to celebrate the gallery’s 25th Anniversary! Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery is giving Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library 10% of their pottery sales on Tuesday, April 24th. In celebration, the gallery is also discounting 250 select items up to 25%. If you were planning to add to your pottery collection, update your home décor, or purchase gifts, your purchase made on Tuesday, April 24th will directly benefit the Friends, whether made in person or online or via phone (505) 986-1234. Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery is located at 100 West San Francisco Street in downtown Santa Fe and is open Monday-Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday Noon to 5. Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery is dedicated to supporting our wonderful community by buying the pottery of over 600 local Native American artists. Help us maximize our contribution by shopping at Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery on Tuesday, April 24th any time between 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Second Annual Great Santa Fe Trivia Smackdown!
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 3:00-5:00 PM
Join the Friends at Second Street Brewery—Rufina Taproom for the Second Annual Great Santa Fe Trivia Smackdown!, a FUNdraiser to benefit children’s reading programs at the Santa Fe Public Libraries. The event will begin at 3:00 PM and last approximately two hours. The Trivia Smackdown is a competition presented in the form of a game show. Up to fifteen teams will compete... with prizes for the top three teams. The Smackdown is played in sixteen rounds with a progressive elimination format.
More information and team registration.

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