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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.

TriviaSecond 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.

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

Happy Hour Authors Club
De QuinceyThursday, May 24

David Morrell will lead a discussion on his Thomas & Emily De Quincy Trilogy: Murder as a Fine Art, Inspector of the Dead, Ruler of the Night
Free Required Ticket Reservation (for Friends members only)
Introduced in Murder as a Fine Art, Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier. The blueprint for the killings seems to be De Quincey’s essay “On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts.” Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives. The De Quincey story continues in Inspector of the Dead and concludes in Ruler of the Night. (It is not require to have read all three books.)
Note: All three books in the De Quincy trilogy are available for purchase at both the Main & Southside Bookstores.

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