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

Book 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. mailto:rsevereide@pobox.comshapeimage_1_link_0


  1. Bullet  Authors Among Us in the OLL community

  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  Library Renovation Updates and Photos

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

  6. Bullet  Free Emergency Contact Information [pdf] form

  7. Bullet  Friends of Oaxaca Lending Library on Facebook

  8. Bullet  Follow the OLL on Twitter

  9. Bullet  Libros Para Pueblos

  10. 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 Burning Room: A Harry Bosch Novel) by Michael Connelly

  2. Bullet  Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

  3. Bullet  Dreaming Spies: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes by Laurie R. King

  4. Bullet  The Three by Sarah Lotz

  5. Bullet  Police:  A Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbo

  6. Bullet  The Bat: A Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbo

  7. Bullet  Headhunters by Jo Nesbo


  1. Bullet  Only Time Will Tell  by Jeffery Archer

  2. Bullet  The Sins of the Fathers by Jeffery Archer

  3. Bullet  Best Kept Secrets by Jeffery Archer

  4. Bullet  Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffery Archer

  5. Bullet  Mightier Than the Sword by Jeffery Archer

  6. Bullet  We Are All Welcome Here by Elizabeth Berg

  7. Bullet  The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg

  8. Bullet  Say When by Elizabeth Berg

  9. Bullet  Tapestry of Fortune by Elizabeth Berg

  10. Bullet  Until the Real Thing Comes Along by Elizabeth Berg

  11. Bullet  Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

  12. Bullet  Funny Girl: A Novel by Nick Hornby

  13. Bullet  Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

  14. Bullet  The Man Who Loved Dogs by Leonardo Paudura

  15. Bullet  The Lower River by Paul Theroux


  1. Bullet  Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo

  2. Bullet  Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

  3. Bullet  Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis

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

  5. Bullet  The Internal Enemy by Alan Taylor


  1. Bullet  Burro Genius: A Memoir by Victor Villaseñor


  1. Bullet  El Reloj

  2. Bullet  The Path of Stone Soup

  3. Bullet  The Book of Life

Replacement Books

  1. Bullet  Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

  2. Bullet  Mrs Craddock by Somerset Maugham

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

¡Muchas gracias!


At the OLL...

Intro To Oaxaca

Every Monday at 11:00 AM

This popular introduction to our adopted city is a great help to visitors and potential residents alike. If you're new to Oaxaca come join us for this introduction presented by a full-time resident and member of OLL. They will answer questions and give their perspective on what it's like to live in Oaxaca.

~ FREE ~

At the OLL...
New Book Talk
Led by Peter McCallion
Thursday, March 5 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.
~ FREE ~ 
Book Talks:  1st Thursday of the month at 11 AMhttp://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/homeshapeimage_2_link_0

Please note:  All events (except free ones) need to be signed up for and paid in full prior to the event. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy after which no refunds will be made. Prices are in pesos (MXN). Prices differ for members (M) and non-members (NM).).

At the OLL...
Oaxaca Lending Library
Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, Mar. 19, 1 - 3 PM 
Any Member in good standing at the time of the meeting may attend if he or she so chooses.

Two generous donors have have agreed to extend their offer for one more week. Donations we receive this week, will be matched dollar for dollar, peso por peso, up to US$1000 to get us beyond our goal of US$11,000.

DONATE NOW. Any amount you give will be doubled. WE ARE SO CLOSE

Raised to date: US$9,573.  Thank you for your generosity — your donation will help us truly RAISE THE ROOF

Cooks Away

Cookbook of recipes from members of the Oaxaca Lending Library.  Now available at the Front Desk.  Pick up your copy today! 

~ Only MX$150 ~

At the OLL…

Santo Domingo in World History Context

Presented by Tom Mounkhall

Wed / Mar 4 / 5 PM

Santo Domingo in World history Context will concentrate on the influence of many events in World history on the composition of the Santo Domingo complex from the Ancient Persian Empire through Monte Alban, Classical Greece and Rome, Renaissance, Enlightenment and many more.  This talk will be followed up by a walking tour of Santo Domingo the following day at 9:30 am for an additional charge.  Meet at OLL.

~ MX$70 (M) MX$100 (NM) ~

Walking Tour…

Santo Domingo Church

Presented by Tom Mounkhall

Thurs / Mar 5 / 9:30 AM

This walking tour is a follow up to the talk of the day before.  It will concentrate on the influence of on the composition of the Santo Domingo complex from the Ancient Persian Empire through Monte Alban, Classical Greece and Rome, Renaissance, Enlightenment and many more.  Meet at OLL. Limited to 12 participants.

~ MX$70 (M) MX$100 (NM) ~

At the OLL…


Presented by Douglas Favero

Tues / Mar 10 / 10:30 AM

Have you ever met a promising Oaxacan student or teacher interested in studying in the States, and wondered how you might have been able to help them? Come to the OLL to find out.  Learn about a free advising program in Oaxaca called EducationUSA. One of over 400 advising centers worldwide supported by the US Dept of State, EducationUSA Oaxaca is dedicated to providing impartial, accurate and comprehensive information about educational and cultural exchange opportunities between the US and Oaxaca.  EducationUSA.info. FB & Twitter: EdUSAOaxaca

~ FREE ~

At the OLL…


Presented by Linda Martin

Tues / Mar 10 / 5 PM

The biggest adventure to be had in Oaxaca and it's not yet in any guidebook! Haciendas, hundreds of yeas old, still standing in farmlands in a beautiful state of decay. See Mexico's once grand plantations.  Includes: How to find a hacienda; The aesthetics of disintegrating, abandoned places; Restored haciendas of the Yucatan, now 5 Star Resorts; 50 million acres of hacienda lands given in 1934 to the people who farmed them; Oaxaca's few restored haciendas and their cordial cash-strapped owners with their boxes of old family photos.

~ MX$120 (M) MX$150 (NM) ~

At the OLL...

Advance Care Planning

Presented by Linda Sheesley

Wed / Mar 11 / 2 PM

Got a Severe Case of Ostrich Syndrome? When it comes to talking about the end of life, most of us freak out and run for the hills. Nothing’s more uncomfortable than a conversation about dying. But 100% of us will die. So what’s the use of avoiding the topic? It’s time to take your head out of the sand and talk about your end-of-life wishes. Speak up. Start the Conversation.  Enter the concept of advance care planning. Advance care planning is a process of introspection, reflection and communication.  It is a very personal undertaking with a specific goal in mind. This is not about dying. This is about living your life the way you want. This is a life plan. This talk will explore the concept of advance care planning: issues to consider, living wills and appointing a health care proxy.  Linda Sheesley is a registered nurse specializing in palliative care.  She provides end-of-life care to patients and their families in their homes or a hospice setting.

~ FREE ~

At the OLL...
About Art with 
Susana Wald 
Tuesday, March 17 at 5:00 PM
Back after a hiatus! An informal discussion about visual art.  Strongly suggest you bring a copy of a picture or other work of art you feel strongly about.  Susana Wald, works as a painter, sculptor, printmaker, graphic designer, and literary translator.  Presently she works out of her studio in San Andrés Huayapam, near the city of Oaxaca.  
~  FREE  ~http://www.susana-wald.com/shapeimage_4_link_0

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Telephone:  (951) 518 7077 | Email: library [at] oaxlibrary.org

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