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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.

Friends Annual Meeting January 28, 2018
Jennifer LevinWhen: 1:30 PM on Sunday, January 28, 2018
Where: Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive
Details: All Friends Members Invited!
Mingle & Refreshments, short Business Meeting
Guest Speaker Jennifer Levin: reporter, reviewer, writer

Book reviews and author profiles, art reviews and artist profiles, music reviews, stories about conferences, marches, goings-on in Santa Fe, theater announcements, and movie reviews, Jennifer Levin does them all. Pasatiempo, published on Fridays by the Santa Fe New Mexican, is enriched by her contributions. Jennifer invites readers in Santa Fe to expand their worlds with her comprehensive book reviews. She chooses books that are relevant to important issues of the times and that enhance understanding of complex subjects. She uses author interviews to test her critical ideas about their work.

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

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