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  Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

  4. Bullet  Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo


  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

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

¡Muchas gracias!


OLL Annual Plea / Renovation

Fund Raising Campaign

The donations are are coming in. Watch this space to see how we're doing.

     Goal: US$11,000 (about MX$150,000)

     Received To Date: US$5,143 

We're almost at the halfway point... 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...

Intro To Oaxaca

Every Monday at 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 ~

OLL Presents...

December 2014

Events / Presentations / Lectures /

Classes / Workshops

New Additions to the Calendar — a special tour for OLL only at Centro de Fotografia's new exhibition, Robin Williams' last movie out in time for the holidaze and a Winter Solstice celebration up on the roof at OLL.  See details by clicking HERE.

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_2_link_0
At the OLL...

Albergue Infantil Josefino

Giving Tree

The library once again will sponsor Three Kings Day gifts for the children at Albergue Infantil Josefino here in Oaxaca.  Come pick an ornament off the Library tree with a child's name, picture and information about him/her to guide your gift giving.  Wrap the gift, include the "ornament" you picked from the tree and return it to the Library before December 30.  Then come join the fun at the Albergue on January 6th, time to be announced.  ...and thank you for your generosity.


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

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