On the shelves — Nov. 6

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight” by Chris Dubbs takes a behind-the-scenes look at the visionaries, the crackpots, the financial schemes, the legal wrangling, and the turf battles surrounding the overwhelming desire of ordinary people to visit outer space. “The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes” […]

On the shelves — Oct. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Realizing Tomorrow: The Path to Private Spaceflight” by Chris Dubbs takes a behind-the-scenes look at the visionaries, the crackpots, the financial schemes, the legal wrangling, and the turf battles surrounding the overwhelming desire of ordinary people to visit outer space. “The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes” […]

Friday morning briefing: A hot musical, books for cheap and illegal liquor

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Play time Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the musical “Into the Woods” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. The musical follows Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (of the Beanstalk), Cinderella and other […]

Monday morning briefing: Air Force business and books for cheap

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Business notes Brush up on doing business with the Air Force. A Doing Business with Air Force Special Operations presentation is 9 a.m. Thursday at the Portales/Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Registration in free. Information: chamber@portales.com or 356-8541. Book bargains The Friends of the […]

On the shelves — Oct. 9

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1,000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting edited” by Reader’s Digest was given by Bruce and Gerry Smith in memory of Lexie Hardwick. Packed with innovative ideas for fun day trips and truly memorable […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Remembering Ritalin: A Doctor and Generation Rx Reflect on Life and Psychiatric Drugs” by Lawrence Diller provides a revealing look at the long-term outcomes of drugs prescribed to treat ADHD and offers insights into one of the most controversial treatment methods of our time. “Sixkill” by […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Infamous Players: A Tale of Movies, the Mob (And Sex)” by Peter Bart reflects on the golden era at Paramount Studios and the chaos, company turmoil, drugs, runaway budgets, and Mafia connections that made Paramount one of the most unpredictable, even bizarre, studios in the movie […]

On the shelves — Sept. 4

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “All that is Bitter and Sweet” by Ashley Judd is the deeply moving memoir of a an award-winning film and stage actress who walked away from a successful career in order to fight for social justice as a humanitarian advocate for those suffering in neglected parts […]

On the shelves — Aug. 28

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder” by Richard Louv identifies seven basic concepts that can help us reshape our lives by tapping into the restorative powers of nature to boost mental creativity, promote health, build smarter and more sustainable businesses, and […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them” by Wayne Pacelle examines our special connection with animals of every kind, as well as the conflicting interests that have led us to betray this bond through widespread and systematic cruelty. “Miles to Go” by […]

Last chance for your summer vacation

Disney cruise

Kathy Witt The kids have read all their books, played every video game and watched all their favorite reruns – at least a half dozen times. They’ve attended camp and gone on countless play dates, running Mom and Dad ragged in the process. They’ve reached that point of summer break where they claim – loudly […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void” by Mary Roach explores the strange universe of space travel and life without gravity, describing how NASA prepares astronauts for their mission by setting up all manner of startling space simulations. “Field Gray” by Philip […]

On the shelves — Aug. 7

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Women of the Bible: A Visual Guide to their Lives, Loves, and Legacy” by Carol Smith was given by Pauline Hudson in memory of Annabel Luikart Campbell. This readable reference features every named woman of scripture and most of the unnamed females; describes their roles, jobs, […]

Club notes — July 31

Encanto Garden Club Members of Encanto Garden Club met in July to make plans for the Curry County Fair Flower Show which is held each year in the Home-Arts Building. President Helen Martinez distributed Fair Books and reminded everyone to familiarize themselves with the special instructions. Schedules were completed for accepting entries on Monday and […]

On the shelves — July 31

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World’s Largest Animal Rescue” by Dyan DeNapoli recounts the extraordinary true story of an oil spill of the coast of Cape Town South Africa and the massive rescue operation that […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives” by the Year 2100 by Michio Kaku gives us a provocative vision of the coming century, based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing […]

Every trick in the book: Five ways to inspire your children to read

Paula Sirois Beside the proud and vocal parent who shares how great of a reader her child is (so much so that she can barely keep up with the insatiable demand for books, books, books) is the regular mom who cringes as she considers how her kid not only doesn’t read but hates reading and […]

On the shelves —July 17

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business From Ordinary to Extraordinary” by Frank Luntz offers specific lessons to illustrate nine essential principles of effective communication and examines how top performers win in all areas of human endeavor by mastering superb communication skills. “Bel-Air Dead” by […]

On the shelves — June 19

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement” by David Brooks explores the story of how success happens and shows that the subconscious mind is not a dark, ambiguous place but a creative and enchanted one where most of the brain’s work gets […]

My turn: Fatherhood fading

Two great books at opposite ends of the literature spectrum offer provoking thoughts on fatherhood, “Big Russ & Me,” a 2004 New York Times Best Seller by my favorite TV journalist, the late Tim Russert of “Meet the Press,” and “Enrique’s Journey,” a 2008 novel based on a Pulitzer-Prize winning Los Angeles Times series by […]