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. mailto:rsevereide@pobox.commailto:rsevereide@pobox.comshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1


  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 Three by Sarah Lotz


  1. Bullet  The Lower River by Paul Theroux

  2. Bullet  Mink River by Brian Doyle

  3. Bullet  We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

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

  5. Bullet  The Guts by Roddy Doyle


  1. Bullet  The Internal Enemy by Alan Taylor

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

  3. Bullet  Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin

  4. Bullet  Being Mortal by Atul Gawande


  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...
Oaxaca Lending Library
Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 4 at 1:00 PM
Any Member in good standing at the time of the meeting may attend if he or she so chooses.

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).).

Bazar Donations Wanted

The annual OLL Bazar will be held Sunday, December 14, at the library.  In order to make this the most successful fund-raiser ever, we need your donations now!  Clothing for women, men and children; household items; kitchen items; linen and bedding; hats; bags; scarves; electronic items in working order; artwork; shoes.  Please bring your donations to the library before Dec 10, during business hours.

and... Looking for Volunteers

The OLL is looking for fun-loving people to help sort and price donations for the Annual Bazar. We will work in 2 hour shifts, Mon/Wed/Fri in the weeks before the sale. You may work one shift or as many as you'd like! No heavy lifting required (but if you are able, we ask for you help!). Contact karen, at karenkcarter@bellsouth.net, or wrpdwoman@gmail.com to ask questions or to sign up to help!

OLL Annual Fund Raising Campaign

The donations are are coming in. Watch this space to see how we're doing.  Our goal: US$11,000 (about MX $150,000).  Received to date: US$3,270.  If you haven't already contributed, please consider doing so now.  Click HERE for paying options. And thanks for supporting the Library.

At the OLL...
Book Salon: Mysteries with a Sense of Place
Led by Linda Martin
Thursday, Dec. 18 at 11:00 AM
Not surprising, most of us who find ourselves in Oaxaca love to travel.  And we can travel even more without the horrors of airport strip searches and Montezuma's revenge when we get our hands on a good mystery with a sense of place:  Henning Mankell (Sweden), Lawrence Block, (NYC), Ian Rankin (Scotland), and Qiu Xiaolong (Shanghai). Choose one of the selections from the complete list (click HERE) and come tell us about it.  Selected books are grouped and available at the OLL Check Out Desk.  These discussions are FREE.
Book Salons:  3rd Thursday of the month at 11 AMBook_Salon.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0
At the OLL...
New Books Talk
Led by Ralph Sell
Thursday, Dec. 4 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.  These discussions are FREE.
Book Talks:  1st Thursday of the month at 11 AMhttp://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/homeshapeimage_4_link_0
At the OLL...

Intro To Oaxaca

Monday, Dec. 1, 11:00 am

Returning after a hiatus, 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's it's like to live in Oaxaca every Monday.

~ FREE ~

December at the OLL...

The Oaxaca Lending Library will be a happening place in December.  Besides the Bazar, Monday morning Intro to Oaxaca discussion, and the monthly New Books Talk, and Book Salon, there will be:   10 Ways to Improve Your Spanish Pronounciation by Daniel Brena,  a Poetry Reading by Gil Colgate and Henry Rappaport, a presentation by Dr. Z on Healthcare in Oaxaca, an Author Talk by Donna Hanelin, a 3-part lecture by Jon Swanson on The Middle East, a presentation on the Danza de la Pluma in Teotitlán del Valle by Shannon Sheppard and Chris Stowens, and a Tour to Teotitlán to see a performance of the Danza de la Pluma.

For dates, details, and signup information for each and every event,

click HERE.


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

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