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Santa Fe Public Library Director Pat Hodapp authors “101 Things To Do In Santa Fe Before You Die”

Santa Fe, New Mexico—Pat Hodapp, director of the Santa Fe Libraries will read from and sign her book “101 Things to do in Santa Fe Before You Die” at Collected Works and the Santa Fe Public Library in June.   It is a light hearted and witty guide book to all things Santa Fe. From the O’Keeffe SantaFe-Bucket-sellsheet (4)Museum to where to find the best chocolate. From finding inexpensive ways to enjoy music and the opera. Hodapp has them all.

Hodapp will read from her book and sign her book at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee Shop on Thursday, June 9 at 6:00 pm, at 202 Galisteo Street.

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library are hosting a reading and signing at the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, on Sunday, June 12 at 2:00 pm.  Refreshments will be served.

Anne Hillerman says, ”This gem of a book offers unique and valuable suggestions for visitors and locals , things to see and do for all ages, in all price ranges, throughout our ancient city.”

Hodapp started the book with questions that she has been asked in the library and on the street.  She enjoys encountering visitors with the simple question, “Where are you heading?”  Then helps guide them to their destination with suggestions on how to explore Santa Fe and how to get a feel for this magical City.  “Narrowing down the suggestions and ideas to 100 was the first challenge.  There were so many great ideas the book also has a “Near Miss” section that gives everyone a wider view of what is wonderful about Santa Fe.”

About The Book

The Santa Fe Bucket List
The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List Book is the fifth in the series of Bucket List books by Rio Grande Books. Patricia C. Hodapp, Director of the Santa Fe Library, lists all of the Santa Fe events, places,
and distinctive fun that makes The City Different one of the greatest tourist locations in the U.S.

There are 100 things that she thinks are noteworthy including: green and red chile; El Rancho de las Golondrinas; sunsets; blue skies; art; museums; Canyon Road; and the Plaza.

What Other People Are Saying About This Book . . .

Pat Hodapp’s Santa Fe Bucket List makes me smile and reminds me of many of the reasons I love Santa Fe. Hodapp combines a librarian’s obsession for getting things right with her passionate, on–going love affair with her adopted home town. This gem of a book offers unique and valuable suggestions for visitors and locals, things to see and do for all ages, in all price ranges, throughout our fascinating ancient city. Her recommendations include places to eat – one of my personal favorite ways to explore any city. Written with witty prose and honest personal insights, this useful little guide combines fun and facts in a delightful way. I highly recommend it. – Anne Hillerman


Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6-8pm — Collected Works Bookstore, Santa Fe, NM
Sunday, June 12, 2016, 2-4pm — Santa Fe Main Public Library Community Room, Santa Fe, NM
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 1-3pm — op cit Bookstore, De Vargas Mall, Santa Fe, NM

Partial proceeds of the sale of Hodapp’s book will benefit the Santa Fe Public Library.

For more information contact Pat Hodapp at 505-690-8620 or contact the publisher LPD/Rio Grande books at or (505) 344-9382.

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