1. Bullet  Library Renovation Updates

  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  Libros Para Pueblos

  8. 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

  2. Bullet  Don’t Look Back by Gregg Hurwitz

  3. Bullet  Daniel by Henning Mankell


  1. Bullet  The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

  2. Bullet  The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

  3. Bullet  In Light of What We Know: A Novel by Zia Haider Rahman

  4. Bullet  The Burning Plains by Juan Rulfo

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

  6. Bullet  The Lower River by Paul Theroux

  7. Bullet  Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

  8. Bullet  Mink River by Brian Doyle

  9. Bullet  We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

  10. Bullet  The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

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

  12. Bullet  The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín 

  13. Bullet  The Guts by Roddy Doyle

  14. Bullet  Herzog by Saul Bellows


  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. BulletThe Internal Enemy by Alan Taylor

  5. Bullet  Going Clear by Lawrence Wright

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

  7. Bullet  Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty


  1. Bullet  Burro Genius: A Memoir by Victor Villaseñor

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

¡Muchas gracias!



Upcoming OLL activities...

Pino Suarez 519a

Oaxaca, Oax. Mexico 68000a

(951) 518-7077a

library [at] oaxlibrary.orga

Open Mon - Fri  10 - 2 & 4 - 7  |  Saturdays 10 - 1a Closed Sundays and National Holidaysa


Bienvenidos ~ Welcome

Magazines at the OLL!!!
OLL may well have the most varied collection of current and near current magazines south of the Rio Bravo. Several, are full year runs:  National Geographic en Español, The New Yorker, The Economist, Popular Mechanics, and the recently donated, Wild Fiber — about which donor Rebecca Severeide says: “If you wanderlust and fiber envy this is the magazine for you. Each issue highlights (with text and drop dead beautiful photos) an exotic place and people who raise fiber.” 
Questions? Concerns?? Ideas???

There is now a Board Member present at the OLL, Monday through Friday (usually from 10 AM to 1 PM), to listen to member concerns, suggestions, and dreams for our future.

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. 

OLL is Tweeting!

You can now be kept up to the minute on events, activities, closings, etc. at The Oaxaca Lending Library. Follow us on twitter ... twitter@OLLtweetsCentro

Library renovation update

Nothing too dramatic or sexy happened this week…some electrical stuff, plumbing, painting and rearranging.  And, we got a very generous contribution from an anonymous donor to help defray some of the costs of our renovation.

Click here to see photos from last week’s work

Click here to read updated renovation plan

Job Opportunity
The U.S. Consular Agent in Oaxaca, Tamara Nobilski, will be leaving her position to begin another position with the Department of State.  The Embassy has posted the Oaxaca Consular Agent position on its website.  Any American citizen who may be interested in the position can find information at http://mexico.usembassy.gov/eng/job_opportunities.html. Questions regarding the position or the hiring process must be directed to the Human Resources department at the Embassy at the e-mail address: MexicoCityHRHD@state.govhttp://mexico.usembassy.gov/eng/job_opportunities.htmlhttp://mexico.usembassy.gov/eng/job_opportunities.htmlmailto:MexicoCityHRHD@state.govshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1shapeimage_2_link_2
At the OLL…
Author Talk by Victor Villaseñor
Friday, Sept. 26, 12:00 pm
Victor Villaseñor is a Mexican-American writer, best known for the New York Times bestseller novel Rain of Gold. His books are used in schools and college-level classes, and his children’s books teach life lessons for people of all ages. Villaseñor is an engaging speaker who focuses on universal themes as he shares his life experience and Mexican heritage through the spoken word. Please join us in welcoming this prominent author to Oaxaca and to our library. Seven of Villaseñor's books are in our collection.
~ FREE ~ http://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/standard.phpshapeimage_3_link_0
Support the renovation of the OLL’s café/snack bar by donating $20 USD to our…

Jalapeño Chili Challenge

Click on this YouTube link and watch OLL president Mike Pumphrey take the challenge.

Click on this link to donate $20 USD to the Jalapeño Chili Challenge.

It only takes about two minutes to donate and you do not need to eat the jalapeño chili, Mike did that for you!

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


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