Breakfast with Santa registration full

Registration is no longer being accepted for the Portales Public Library Breakfast with Santa because the program is full. Participation is limited due to space.

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 […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Art, no school and a frigid turn

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday/Thanksgiving Eve briefing. Student art An Eastern New Mexico University student art exhibition is set to show Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in the Golden Library Runnels Gallery. The exhibition is open during library hours. A closing reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2. For […]

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 […]

Library book sale to benefit reading programs

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Argen Duncan With far more than 5,000 books, the long-running tradition of the Friends of Portales Public Library used book sale is returning this week. Library Director Denise Burnett said the annual sale was already established when she came on at the library 25 years ago. This year’s sale involves a variety of children’s and […]

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 […]

Artist of the month — Nov. 7

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Lois Snyder Lois Snyder, artist of the month for the Pintores Art League, will be showing her oil paintings at the Clovis-Carver Library during the month of November. One of her paintings was chosen for the Downtown Revitalization poster and she has been chosen by Clovis News Journal readers as “Best Artist” four times. She […]

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 […]

Monday morning briefing: Video games, school talk and a lot of wind

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own video game fan Jenna Zamie. Game: Fallout: New Vegas Genre: Role-playing game System: PC, 360, PS3 What is it? An enjoyable and sophisticated adventure through the western wastes with a few technical […]

On the shelves —

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. 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 […]

Anniversaries — Oct. 10

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Carey Bill and Susan Carey of Clovis celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary Oct. 6, 2010, in Branson, Mo. The couple was married Oct. 6, 1965, in Mesquite, Texas. They have six children, Scott Carey, Robin Bateman, Tim Carey, Jennifer Fields, Mark Carey and Holly Breeden; and 14 grandchildren. He is a retired Clovis police chief […]

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 […]

Library fines land Portales man in jail

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Josh Chavez may not remember the titles of the library books he lost, but he won’t forget being arrested for not paying the fines. Chavez, 29, was arrested in Portales on Sept. 21, by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies on a contempt warrant for not fulfilling an arrangement he made with Portales Municipal Court to pay […]

On the shelves — Sept. 12

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest” by Richard Melzer compiles more than 180 rare historical photographs and other memorabilia to tell the unique story of the chain of high-quality restaurants, hotels, and resorts situated along the Santa Fe Railway in the American Southwest. “The Glass Rainbow” […]

On the shelves — Sept. 5

The following books are available at: Portales Public Library “Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior” by Dick Couch Dick Couch, a former Navy SEAL, offers an unprecedented view of the training of the Special Forces warrior in this new book. Less than a quarter of the thousands that volunteer for Special Forces […]