Monday morning briefing: Library amnesty, kindergarten registration and Honest Abe

Get ready. Get set. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Give it up There’s hope for you library book procrastinators. It’s Amnesty Week at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. No late fines on items returned this week during library hours. Calling all communicators The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Communication is accepting entries in […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Outlaws: A Presidential Agent Novel by W.E.B. Griffin begins as a barrel of bio-hazard material turns up at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute, all of which was supposed to have been destroyed years earlier; and Charley Castillo must find out if more of the […]

On the shelves — April 3

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities between 1915 to 1970 in search […]

Petite Picassos: Cannon Library hosts art class for toddlers

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Kaia Kerr, 4, gives her lion a lavender mane. Once a month, Cannon Library librarian Loretta Croke teaches toddlers art in a class called Petite Picasso. The subject changes for each class. She has taught art topics such as watercolor and mosaic. On March 24, she taught the toddlers how to […]

On the shelves — March 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Secret Gardens of Santa Fe” by Sydney LeBlanc was given by Carolyn and Oscar Toliver in memory of Chris Nevins. Gloriously illustrated, this book goes behind garden walls to reveal 18 of the most beautiful private gardens in North America’s second-oldest city where gardeners find their […]

On the shelves — March 20

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Military Marriage Manual: Tactics for Successful Relationships” by Janelle Hill addresses the pressures and problems unique to military families and presents advice on a range of issues including relationships with friends and family, finances, raising children, and dealing with deployment, relocating, and more. “Dead or […]

On the shelves — March 13

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life by Ian Smith was given” by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Dr. Jerry Crook. This life-changing book reveals the sometimes surprising secrets of enduring happiness and outlines simple steps that you can start today […]

Fancy Nancys: Cannon Library hosts event in honor of literary character

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Staff Sgt. Bonnie Thomas, right, helps her daughter Allura Thomas, 7, make a tutu. Liliana Castillo About 15 Fancy Nancy fans attended the Fancy Nancy Fashion Show Extravaganza at the Cannon Library on March 5. Fancy Nancy is the title character of the Fancy Nancy series, a 2005 children’s picture book […]

On the shelves — March 6

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Paws & Effect: The Healing Power of Dogs” by Sharon Sakson was given by Charmain Howard in memory of Therapy Dog Leaha. This wise and poignant volume provides accounts of individual, beloved pets that have supported their owners through periods of ill health and other crises […]

ENMU art exhibit focuses on artistic spirit

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Alisa Boswell The art exhibition opening in the Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library’s Runnels Gallery today is a collection of work from local student artists ranging from kindergarten to seniors in college. “We’re not looking at technical ability,” said Dawn Wolf-Taylor, the event’s co-chair and a board member for the Portales Arts Council. “We’re […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Gardens of Santa Fe” by Anne Hillerman brings many well-loved but secluded gardens to the public eye, highlighting the astonishing diversity of plants suited to the high-desert mountains and sharing insights on how to turn your own garden into a bountiful oasis in the desert. “Port […]

Clovis mayor to discuss state of city

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield will deliver the annual state of the city address 4 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The address is intended to inform citizens and accomplishments and activities of the last year and to answer questions about the upcoming year. The address will be broadcast on Cable Channel 6. Information: 769-7828.

e-books: Cannon Library adds online resources

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Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Cannon Library Director Melissa Haraughty navigates through the Tumble Books Library on one of the library’s computers. As the world turns more to digital in every aspect of their lives, they also turn to electronic books, called e-books. The Cannon Library staff hosts a tutorial about different electronic resources available at […]

Floyd school library recognized

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Alisa Boswell Floyd Municipal Schools librarian Judy Chandler was perhaps more surprised than anyone when she was recently told the school was the winner of the New Mexico Outstanding Elementary School Library of the Year Award. The award is given by the Advocacy for School Libraries Special Interest Group, part of the New Mexico Library […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “My Father at 100” by Ron Reagan was given by Curry County Republican Women in memory of Dr. Jerry Crook. The son of Ronald and Nancy Reagan presents an assessment of his father’s life that features his childhood observations of the qualities that rendered the future […]

On the shelves — Feb. 13

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Kids Learn to Crochet” by Lucinda Guy was given by Lennis and RoseEllen Dunn in memory of Ginnie Lee. This lively and colorful book introduces kids to basic crochet skills and offers six fantastic original projects suitable for beginners with easy-to-follow instructions, charts, and templates, as […]

Honors — Feb. 13

Artist of month Anita Lucille (Fulton) Bradburn of Clovis was chosen by the Pintores Art League as artist of the moth for February 2011. Her work will be displayed in Clovis-Carver Library throughout the month. She met her husband, George L. Bradburn in 1946 at Mesa State College in Colorado and they were married in […]

On the shelves — Feb. 6

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Harvey Caplin’s Real Cowboys and the Old West” by Abbie Caplin features images from the freelance photographer who recorded ranch life in the American West from the 1940s to the 1980s, capturing magnificent landscapes, picturesque people, and images of working cowboys on the range, in camp […]

On the shelves — Jan. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Library maintains a collection of documents on flood management that illustrate a broad range of flood-proofing techniques, building designs to minimize damage, personal safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and structural repair methods. Most of these publications are available for checkout, and a complete list is available […]

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 — […]