Recent freeze one for history books

I’ve experienced lower temperatures but I really can’t remember when. The deep freeze of February, 2011, is definitely one for the books. Young people should write a note in their diaries to embellish the hardships and retell the story to their grandkids 30 or 40 years from now. “How cold was it grandpa?” “Why it […]

Thursday morning briefing: Books galore and dogs abound

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Book stop The state Rural Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in Roosevelt County Feb. 3. The schedule is: • Pep Post Office, 9-10 a.m. • Causey Post Office, 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Elida City Hall, 1-2 p.m. The bookmobile has books for loan with no late or […]

On the shelves — Jan. 23

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Pain Chronicles” by Melanie Thernstrom explores the myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and other research into the science of suffering to illuminate the elusive nature of chronic pain and its various treatments. “Legacy” by Danielle Steel interweaves the stories of two women — […]

On the shelves — Jan. 16

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McGratney was given by Ruth Ann Brown in memory of Alyssa Marie Banagay. This classic story tells of a little hare and his father who try to outdo each other expressing their love for one another in a […]

On the shelves — Jan. 9

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer (And Other Discarded Electronics)” by Randy Sarafan shows how to make a first-aid kit out of a broken iPod, turn your dead mouse into a pencil sharpener, upcycle an old laptop into a digital photo frame, reuse a […]

Kona lends ear to tutor program

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Chris Beach, left, and Kona, middle, listen as Jake Jackson reads a Spiderman book at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Liliana Castillo Kona, a large Burnese mountain dog, sits patiently listening as the children he towers over read books to him. Kona is a certified therapy dog who lends a non-judgmental […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Susan Vreeland was given by Michael Pollack in memory of Elsie and Arthur Heden. This compelling historical novel centers on artist Auguste Renoir in a story that details nineteenth-century French caf

On the shelves — Dec. 19

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Same Kind of Different As Me” by Ron Hall was given by Cydney and Robert Martin in memory of Vora Hartley. This amazing true story centers on a homeless drifter, an upscale art dealer, and a gutsy woman with a stubborn dream who bound them together […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Complete Guide to a Clutter Free Home: Organized Storage Solutions and Projects” by Philip Schmidt guides you through the process of de-cluttering and organizing your home from top to bottom and shows how to create dozens of innovative storage solutions for maintaining order in every […]

On the shelves — Dec. 5

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Taste of Home Casseroles” was given by Shelley Barnett in honor of Lorene Billinglsey. This collection of 440 one-pot recipes serves up tantalizing, versatile, economical and easy-to-prepare comfort food straight from the kitchens of Taste of Home readers who share generations of cherished family recipes. “A […]

On the shelves — Nov. 28

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Jumped, Fell, or Pushed? How Forensics Solved 50 ‘Perfect’ Murders” by Steven Koehler puts you in the middle of a crime-scene investigation as detectives, coroners, and other criminal specialists track down clues and unravel the myriad enigmas that surround a crime. “My Lost Daughter” by Nancy […]

On the shelves — Nov. 21

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Women Doctors in War” by Judith Bellafaire was given by Chapter G, PEO in memory of Ginny Haynes. This book draws on the personal stories of individual military physicians and their medical careers, aspirations, and struggles to illustrate the unique professional and personal challenges that women […]

Thursday morning briefing: Books galore, a fall festival and drinking the Kool-Aid

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Books on the cheap Thousands of used books will be available at bargain prices during the annual Friends of the Portales Public Library sale set for today through Saturday in the meeting room at the library, 218 S. Ave. B. Hours for the […]

On the shelves — Nov. 14

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Gila Country Legend: The Life and Times of Quentin Hulse” by Nancy Coggeshall was given by Joella Skeen in memory of Anna Marie Sprouls. This authentic and sensitively written biography memorably portrays the life of a New Mexico rancher, hunter, guide, and mule packer who worked […]

On the shelves — Nov. 7

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Susan Boyle: Dreams Can Come True” by Alice Montgomery takes an in-depth look at the British singing sensation those modest beginnings and meteoric rise illustrate the thrills and disappointments of instant fame and whose faith and perseverance prove that dreams can come true. “The Shadow of […]

On the shelves — Oct. 31

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Still Midnight” by Denise Mina packs nonstop suspense into the story of the dangerous and demanding life of a female cop as Detective Inspector Alex Morrow navigates an urban underworld to solve a crime that may involve her own brother. The Best of Betty Crocker 2010 […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Eureka! The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World” by Marlene Wagman-Geller was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Duffy Sasser. Whether motivating, tragic, inspired, or simply eccentric, the rarely known stories behind 40 great inventions provides a unique glimpse into […]

On the shelves — Oct. 17

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On the shelves — Oct. 10

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students On the Path to College” by Doug Lemov was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of Lucille Foster. This visionary book offers the essential tools that can help teachers unlock the talent and skill waiting […]

On the shelves — Oct. 3

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love: Daily Meditations to Help You Through the Grieving Process” by Raymond Mitsch was given by Dan and JoLynda Lusk in memory of Kelln Zimmer. This compassionate and wise guide explains the stages of grief; helps you sort through the […]