Upcoming OLL activities...

Pino Suarez 519

Oaxaca, Oax. Mexico 68000

(951) 518-7077

library [at] oaxlibrary.org

Open Mon - Fri  10 - 2 & 4 - 7  |  Saturdays 10 - 1

Extended hours October 20, 2014 - March 20, 2015:

Mon - Fri  10 am - 7 pm  |  Saturdays 10 am - 1 pm

a        Closed Sundays and Mexican National Holidays


Bienvenidos ~ Welcome

New books shelf

& carriers wanted!

We have had several new books added to our collection.  Check out the new book shelf behind the circulation desk!  If you are going to the US and can bring back a book or two on our wish list (see “Current Wish List” on lower left of this page), please contact Rebecca Severeide (rsevereide [at] pobox.com).  Donations always accepted. 

Library renovation update

Into the Final Stretch... After eight weeks of construction, phase one of the Library renovation is nearly finished!  All major electrical and plumbing work has been completed.  The last steps in the remodeling should be accomplished in the next week or two, such as installing the carrizo ceiling to help keep the sun and heat out.  There will be touch-up painting, deep cleaning and reorganizing, etc.  We will be focusing as well on beautifying the space, purchasing new tables, additional chairs for presentations, and on raising funds to help defray some of the costs.  Thanks all for your patience and cooperation!

Click here to see photos from last week’s work

Click here to read updated renovation plan

Authors Among Us

– an appeal

If you’re a member of the OLL community with a published book, in print or E-book form, and would like to have it brought to the attention of readers of our website (and their thousands of reader-friends) you can have it listed on our upcoming page, Authors Among Us.  For each listing, we will need:

  1.   A thumbnail size cover or author photo

  2.   A brief description or review blurb – 50 words less.

  3.   Where your book is available (libraries, online, book stores). Our website does not provide links to book vendors.

  4.   If it’s in the OLL library collection, please include the call number. (If it's not, please consider donating a copy.)

Questions and/or listing information should be sent to Tom Dunham: anatomic2 [at] prodigy.net.mx

Dengue Fever (Breakbone fever) Alert & Information

Oaxaca is having a serious outbreak of Dengue Fever.  Residents and visitors to Oaxaca should be cautious. Senior citizens and people who have had Dengue before are at the highest risk. Dengue (DENG-gey) Fever is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical areas of the world. It is spread by the black and white striped Aedes mosquito which feeds both during the day and at night and inside or outside houses. Mild Dengue causes high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain. A severe form of Dengue, also called Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, can cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death.

Click HERE to learn more about Dengue Fever.

Special for OLL Members and Friends...

Oaxaca Photography Bienal Tour

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 11:00 am

Meet at Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo

M. Bravo 116 (at the corner of Garcia Vigil)

Daniel Brena, director of the Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo will lead a group tour of the Oaxaca Photography Bienal. He will also speak on the history of photography in Oaxaca.  Sign-up in advance at the OLL.

~ 100 pesos (OLL members) ~ 150 pesos (non-members) ~

(includes contribution to the Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo)

At the OLL...

Day of the Dead Activities

The Library will be having a series of activities to educate and celebrate this season. There will be events at the library as well as tours to cemeteries, near and far.  NOTE:  Please sign up early for the XOXO/Atzompa and San Antonino cemetery tours, which have limited space.  Reservations can be made in person at the Library front desk or online using the Library’s PalPal account...the links to PayPal will be with each individual tour. 

To see descriptions for each activity and for PayPal link, click HERE.



  1. Bullet  Library Renovation Updates and Photos

  2. Bullet  Recently added Books & DVDs are listed on OLL’s online library catalog page

  3. Bullet  Books and DVDs for Book Salons

  4. Bullet  Links to Newspapers, Magazines, Book Reviews, and other Oaxaca libraries

  5. Bullet  Free Emergency Contact Information [pdf] form

  6. Bullet  Friends of Oaxaca Lending Library on Facebook

  7. Bullet  Follow the OLL on Twitter

  8. Bullet  Libros Para Pueblos

  9. Bullet  Margie Barclay’s Oaxaca Calendar of Events


Current Wish List

We take all donations but also have a wish list.  Please let us know if you can donate any of the following:


  1. Bullet  The Three by Sarah Lotz


  1. Bullet  Fun Home:  A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

  2. Bullet  The Lower River by Paul Theroux

  3. Bullet  Mink River by Brian Doyle

  4. Bullet  We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

  5. Bullet  The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

  6. Bullet  A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki 

  7. Bullet  The Guts by Roddy Doyle


  1. Bullet  The Internal Enemy by Alan Taylor

  2. Bullet  Chocolate:  A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light by Mort Rosenblaum

  3. Bullet  Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin

  4. Bullet  Organic: A Journalist’s Guide to Discovering the Truth Behind Food Labeling by Peter Laufer


  1. Bullet  Burro Genius: A Memoir by Victor Villaseñor

Replacement Books

  1. Bullet  The Risk Pool by Richard Russo

  2. Bullet  Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

  3. Bullet  Mrs Craddock by Somerset Maugham

Email or call the OLL (at the above phone number) for more information and to offer your assistance.

¡Muchas gracias!


At the OLL...
New Book Talk
Led by Ralph Sell
Thursday, Nov. 6 at 11:00 AM
Come see what’s new and exciting in the collection and share what you have been reading lately.  Click HERE for a list of new items (books, audio books, and DVDs) recently added to the collection.
Book Talks:  1st Thursday of the month at 11 AMhttp://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/homeshapeimage_1_link_0
At the OLL...

Book Salon: Hollywood in the 40s (and a little before and a little after)

Led by Linda Martin

Thursday, Nov. 20 at 11:00 AM

Choose one of the selections from the complete list (click HERE) and come tell us about it.  Selections include, City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s by Otto Friedrich, with chapters on black listing, celebrities, The Mob, and studio heads willing to rely on gun wielding gangsters to solve labor problems. Celebrity bios, including Edward R. Murrow by Joseph E. Persico.  Novels about Hollywood, including Day of the Locust by Nathanael West and films, Good Night and Good Luck, Trumbo, The Way We Were, and The Aviator. All are welcome.  Selected books are grouped and available at the OLL Check-out Desk.

Book Salons:  3rd Thursday of the month at 11 AM

At the OLL...
Oaxaca Lending Library
Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 20 at 1:00 PM
Any Member in good standing at the time of the meeting may attend if he or she so chooses.

Extended weekday hours!!!

From October 20 through March 20, the library will be open:

Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday hours remain the same:  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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