On the shelves — Jan. 15

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

In conjunction with the City of Clovis floodplain management program, the Library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance programs, local floodplain maps, design manuals for retrofitting structures, residential repair handbooks, erosion control guidelines, and similar topics. Librarians will be happy to assist users in locating these materials.

“Conquistadora” by Esmeralda Santiago begins as Ana Cubillas travels from Spain to Puerto Rico to marry the owner of a sugar plantation, but she soon finds that her livelihood, and perhaps even her life, are threatened by the very people on whose backs her wealth has been built.

“The Official Book of Electronic Etiquette” by Charles Winters addresses the proper use of telephones, cell phones, answering machines, faxes, e-mail, and other digital devices in a way that adds dignity and respect to today’s world of instant connection.

“The Devil Colony” by James Rollins combines history, science, and adventure as Painter Crowe seeks to unravel the truth behind a lost colony of ancient Americans, a gruesome discovery that will ignite a war among the nation’s most powerful intelligence agencies.

“See What I’m Saying: The Extraordinary Powers of Our Five Senses” by Lawrence Rosenblum examines how our brains draw on the astonishing abilities of all five senses to process the most subtle bits of information that finally determines how we perceive the world.

“Split Second” by Catherine Coulter returns with another thriller featuring FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock, who are joined by Lucy Carlyle in their pursuit of a serial killer, but in the process, they uncover another mystery surrounding a secret that has been passed down for generations in Lucy’s own family.

“Arapaho Journeys” by Sara Wiles offers an intimate portrayal of life in an American Indian community as seen through photographs taken over a period of thirty years on the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming.

Portales Public Library

“Emily Windsap and the Siren’s Secret” by Liz Kessler

Emily Windsnap’s life seems perfect. Her family is all together; she has her best friend and a new friend with her. However, something just doesn’t seem right with Emily. Neptune gives the Windsnaps a mission that will send them to their hometown of Brightport. There is construction that is threatening the nearby mer-town of Shiprock, which makes Neptune’s dream of having humans and mermaids come together seem impossible. Even though things seem perfect with Emily, she definitely has her fins full trying to keep up with everything.

“The New Complete Guide to Nutritional Health: More than 600 Foodsand Recipes for Overcoming Illness & Boosting Your Immunity” by Pierre Jean Cousin & Kirsten Hartvig

The New Complete Guide to Nutritional Health provides a comprehensive guide for healing and even preventative properties of the foods we take in. The advice of two leading nutritionists is given throughout this book to promote the best well-being through a diet.

“To the Mountaintop: My Journey through the Civil Rights Movement” by Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Thousands of people have fought for freedom, the right to vote, and equal process under the law. Among them were two college students fighting for their right to education, to attend the all-white University of Georgia, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter. This story comes not only from personal experience, but gives a unique perspective on the pivotal events of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. It’s a moving tribute to the men and women on whose shoulders President Barack Obama stands.

“Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives” by Albert Marrin

Oil may not be pretty, but without it living life, today, would be impossible. Oil fuels our engines, heats our homes, and powers our machines. In the quest for oil-nations have gone to war, money has been made, and lives have been lost; so yes, oil is crucial in our lives today. As our dependence on oil continues to grow, its abundance continues to shrink. Albert Marrin tells a gripping story on an indispensable resource that has shaped the history, societ, politics, and economy of ever country on earth.