Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Announcement from Creative Aging-ENMU for upcoming meeting Friday, 10am, 8.24.18

Welcome to another year of Creative Aging Programs and Services.
This Friday, August 24, at ENMU, room #102 at 10am, our first monthly program for the fall will be
 "The Money Stretcher",
 a discussion on how to handle housing issues as we age.
Luddy Leong leads this program and there are 3 other speakers as well.
Please come early, at 9am Creative Aging will be offering a brunch.
But Creative Aging’s Budget is slim so please bring potluck if you can.
 Networking, socializing and just getting to meet new friends is a joy for all.
 Creative Aging wants to make more time for this at our monthly meetings.
The program will run to about 12 and food will still be available after that for a short while.
Cecile will be doing special treats so do come as early as you can and bring a friend!
Clara Farah.
P.S. Call, email, or text with any questions.
 Or ways you want to volunteer this fall! 
575.973.7835, clrfarah@gmail.com
Clara Farah, Ph.D./ P.O. Box 737/ Alto, NM 88312-0737
 Cell  :  575-973-7835 / e-mail: clrfarah@gmail.com 

Monday, August 20, 2018

Library schedule for Aug/Sept

September and October Book club

The book for September will be 
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. It will be a quick read at 120 pages. It is based on a true story, set in Sudan.

We selected one of our favorites for October 4. It is the latest in the Masie Dobbs series --To Die but Once 
by Jacquline Winspear.

if you missed the program on Aug 19, here's some Lady Liberty facts of interest

 Information from https://invest.usgoldbureau.com/news/lady-liberty-american-coinage/

The Evolution of Lady Liberty On American Coinage

With the recent celebration of the 225th anniversary of the United States Mint we will also be celebrating the 225th birthday of the ever-present Lady Liberty. Throughout the past few centuries we’ve seen her on our coinage as a constantly evolving emblem. Lady Liberty has been depicted sitting or standing, with an axe or sword, her hair flowing behind her or pinned back, and more. Despite her many forms, we always recognize her as the symbol from which she began.
Before the establishment of the United States Mint in 1792 with the Coinage Act or Mint Act, American currency was comprised of a variety of foreign coins and tokens or coins created by individual states. A few years prior, the United States Constitution had been enacted, leading Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton to present a report to Congress with his recommendations for the beginnings of an official American currency. 
The eventual Senate committee, chaired by Robert Morris, would follow these recommendations, and call for President George Washington to be depicted on one side of each coin leaving the mint. After some debate between the Senate and House, it was settled that, instead of our first president, each coin would have a depiction of something that we now know as Lady Liberty. The newly enacted law stated that, “Upon one side of each of the said coins there shall be an impression emblematic of liberty, with an inscription of the word Liberty, and the year of the coinage...”.

Lady Liberty: The Face of American Coins

In the beginning, the most noteworthy examples of Lady Liberty could be found on the silver dollar, though the idea of liberty was to be present on all of the half cents, cents, half dismes [sic], dismes, quarter dollars, half dollars, dollars, quarter eagles, half eagles and eagles Americans would now be able to spend.
Flowing Hair Dollar

1794: The First Lady Liberty Coin

Her first silver dollar is now commonly known as the "Flowing Hair" dollar.
A few of the “Flowing Hair” dollars made it into circulation towards the end of 1794, and though the design was well liked, the press used in the minting process was found to be too weak for the proper striking of coins. A more powerful press was soon ordered to remedy the situation.

1795: The Next Coin With Lady Liberty

Despite the success of her design, the first depiction of Lady Liberty on these silver dollars lasted only a year or so before being replaced by the “Draped Bust” dollar in October of 1795. The “Draped Bust” iteration was produced until 1803, when a need for smaller denominations shifted the focus of the United States Mint.

1836: The Year Lady Liberty Starts to Evolve

The design for these coins and the silver dollars (which were reproduced until the 1850s) remained mostly unchanged until the “Gobrecht” dollar of 1836. The “Gobrecht” dollar and the "Seated Liberty" dollar that followed departed from the profiles and busts of past coinage. Here we find our evolving Lady Liberty seated, holding a shield in one hand and a flag in the other.
Morgan Dollar

1878: The New Face of Lady Liberty

In 1878, Lady Liberty reverted back to a bust in profile view with the "Morgan" dollar.
The designer of the 1878 silver dollar, George Morgan, came to the United States Mint with the idea that Lady Liberty should be modeled after an American woman, rather than utilizing the traditional Greek features found on many currencies across the globe.
Shortly thereafter, Anna Willess Williams became the new face of Lady Liberty. Anna was a resident of Philadelphia and had what Morgan deemed to be a “perfect” profile.

1916: The Naked Lady Liberty Coin

During the Art Nouveau craze, Hermon A. McNeil showed us Lady Liberty at her most risqué. With an olive branch in hand, this depiction was meant to represent peace, but the 1916 quarter showed her standing between two pillars with one breast exposed.
Standing Liberty Coin
The release of the "Standing Liberty" quarter was met with immediate censure from the public, and the design was soon adjusted to present Lady Liberty in a full suit of armor. Rumor has it that McNeil was not pleased about this change, and that the armor was an act of spite.

1921: Lady Liberty Makes Peace

The year 1921 brings us another shot at a peaceful incarnation of Lady Liberty. We see her return to profile, but with a few new twists.
Earlier that year, a competition was held to find designs that represented peace. On the silver dollar that would later be known as the "Peace" dollar, Lady Liberty finds her representation in the multi-cultural depiction of her as a goddess. Artist, Anthony de Francisci, shows her brilliantly crowned and seemingly windswept, while the customary eagle on the other side of the coin holds an olive branch and perches above the word “PEACE”. De Francisci’s wife, Teresa, was the model for this profile of Lady Liberty, while the crown is meant to be reminiscent of the Statue of Liberty.

Lady Liberty Steps Back From Circulating Coins

As Lady Liberty evolved, so did the coins commonly in circulation amongst the public. Lady Liberty has continued to be featured on many of our higher value coins, while the faces of President Abraham Lincoln, President Thomas Jefferson, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and President George Washington have replaced her for everyday use. Eventually she was joined by the likes of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea.
We’ve seen Liberty’s journey from being represented by one man to something of an ideal. Then Morgan took her from a classical Grecian appearance to a representation of American women. Liberty’s depiction was used to evoke peace when it was sorely needed in our country.
Lady Liberty Coin

2017: The New Face of Lady Liberty

Today, Lady Liberty is evolving again – this time to even better represent the diversity of the American people.
Last year, the United States Mint announced that a commemorative hundred-dollar coin would be released to celebrate its upcoming 225th anniversary. One side will again feature Lady Liberty’s proud profile, but this time she’s African-American.
A press release from the Mint states:
"The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin is the first in a series of 24-karat gold coins that will feature designs which depict an allegorical Liberty in a variety of contemporary forms-including designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Indian-Americans among others-to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States.”

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Program Sunday, August 19 at 2 pm. If you wish to eat the lite lunch to be served, you must RSVP before Thursday, Aug 16 @ 6 pm! Otherwise, bring your sack lunch and hear/see an interesting program.

Interesting program : Saturday, August 18 from 9 AM until noon

Lincoln County Bird Club (LCBC) in conjunction with Smokey Bear Ranger Station presents "Out of town company: birds that spend the summer in our mountains" on Saturday, August 18 from 9 AM until noon at Smokey's Garden at the Ranger Station, 901 Mechem, Ruidoso. The public is invited. LCBC welcomes birders of all levels to their presentations and to join their group. Smokey Bear Ranger Station: 575-258-4095. LCBC: jw_e@beyondbb.com or 575- 937-5416 and leave message.  

Monday, August 13, 2018

Artist showing at the Capitan Library through November 21st

Barbara Cooper: artist statement

A great starting point for a new hobby is a period of crisis in
 ones own life. In my case, it was when my first husband was      diagnosed with cancer and would not live long, 
his mother found a drawing/ pastel class to distract me. 
Thus began my love affair with art. I could begin 
working on a picture in the evening and before I 
looked up it was 2 a.m. in the morning! When my 
husband died I couldn’t seem to draw or do
pastels any more. Then I became a teacher and there was
 no time to paint.

I remarried and about forty years later my family bought me art 
supplies: an easel, oil paints and brushes, everything I would need
to paint in oils. After retiring from teaching three years ago, I joined
a Friday painting group with members that gave me advice. 

That fall I began studying with Daniel 
Edmondson online. To my surprise he 
wanted to see each painting as it was 
finished and he made videos explain-
ing what was good about  each 
painting  and how I could improve. 
            Wow! I loved it all.
I still try to never miss the Friday art
group. Edmondson’s instruction 
advanced my skills immeasurably. 

Sunset Splash

I seem to excel at painting
water and rocks. I enjoy 
painting everything from 
landscapes to still lifes,
flowers. I am enjoying the
challenge of painting 
animals and wildlife and 
capturing action in ranch

My studio is very small. It’s the space 
between my dining room and kitchen 
next to the sink, and includes the 
counter space coffee pot and tea boxes.
skylight and a nearby window provide 
plenty of light. 
Round Up (reference Julie Carter photo)

Balloons at  White Sands

Malpais and Cactus

Black Bear

Butterfly on Dahlia (reference photo by Krystyna Orzeł-Jowsa)

Barbara Cooper has many paintings she would like to share with our patrons, so she promises to come and exchange paintings throughout her art show stay at the Capitan Library.  Be sure to check the art everytime you come to the library to see what's new!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Aug 19th Sunday program at 2 pm

The Sweep of American History and Culture as 
Revealed through Currency and Coins
Capitan Public Library    102 East 2nd Street, Capitan, NM 575.354.3035
Program: Sunday,  August 19th,  2:00 PM
Presented by David Higgins 

Eagles, Bison, Native Americans, Tennessee Woodsmen, Discovery of America,
 Western Expansion, Explosion of Agriculture, Rapid Industrialization, 
 Idealization of Women, Wars, and more.
 The numerous re-issues of currency and coins glow with insights into 
the people and events that have made Americans proud. 
They are a serial depiction of how our culture and values have evolved.
The line of evolution will be revealed through numerous photographs
of currency and coins and the interesting stories behind their design.  

Special attention will be given to
 the introduction, development, and
eventual disappearance of Miss Liberty

David Higgins is a retired finance professor 
who taught at universities in Arizona, Wisconsin, 
and Texas.  His expertise areas are economics,
 financial management, treasury operations, 
and personal investment management prior to
 and during retirement.  
He conducts short classes that address current  
economic conditions, personal asset management,the history of money, and the history of the Southwest.  
David and his  wife Peggy reside in Denton, Texas, and spend much of the  summer in Ruidoso.

NOTE:  A light lunch will be served during an intermission in the 90-minute program.      Please RSVP for the lunch portion at 575.354.3035.
Contributions to defer the lunch cost will be appreciated.  
The Capitan public library is donor supported.  Donations and/or volunteer
 assistance are always needed and much appreciated.

For more information call Capitan Public Library at 575-354-3035.  

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Writers' meet at Capitan Library this month

Next writers' meeting at Capitan Public Library at 9.45 a.m. Monday, August 13.

Help kids with back-to-school needs

The Capitan Public Library will be collecting school supplies for Capitan Elementary - grades 1-5.  Lists will be posted.

Thanks for caring!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Saturday, Aug 4 is $5 for a BAG of Books day. 
Library is open on Saturday 10 am to 2 pm

First Friday is Aug 3 at 7pm, see information below

Thursday, Aug 2 is an Alto Artist Studio Tour PREVIEW party at the Spencer Theater 5pm to 7pm. Great music (of course - it's music performed by Debbie Myers, Fred Kinnan and Jim Helms), awesome ART, a Silent Auction, see special guest Michael Hurd and Free food! See you there!

Voices From the Past: Adventures
 in New Mexicos Archives

Capitan Public Library welcomes
 Chautauqua Speaker
Robert J. Torrez

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

This presentation is based on the title of the recently published
 Voices From the Past,  The Comanche Raid of 1776 and other Tales of
New Mexico History the second volume of short stories  taken from
 the authors long-running monthly column, Voices From the Past,
 which has been  published in Round the Roundhouse since 1992. 
The first volume  of these articles was published by the 
University of New Mexico Press in 2004 under the title,
 UFOs Over Galisteo and Other Stories of New Mexicos History. 

Robert J. Tórrez, an award-winning author of six books,
 was born and raised in northern New Mexico community of Los Ojos.
 After attending Tierra Amarilla High School, he received his undergraduate
 and graduate education at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas
 and the University of New Mexico. Torres served as the New Mexico State
 Historian from 1987 until his retirement in 2000. 

He continues to research New Mexicos archives, teach short-term adult
 education courses,  lecture and write on various aspects of New Mexico history.

This program is made available through New Mexico  Humanities Council

Refreshments will follow the presentation. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Capitan Library Rocked this Summer!

Capitan Public Library completed a exciting summer reading program July 23.  With music being an instrumental part of the program, several musicians performed for the children and their parents; the children were able to play some of the instruments.  The program ended with pinata ruination, hot dogs, and water games.

Top readers were Alice Allen, Fiona Roberts and Wesley Roberts.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Bookclub reads

On Thursday, August 2 @ 10 am, we will be discussing Less  by Andrew Sean Greer. It won the Pulitzer Prize and was the June selection of the PBS NewsHour Book Club. 

The book for September will be 
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. It will be a quick read at 120 pages. It is based on a true story, set in Sudan.