Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Volunteers of the Capitan Library: RSVP invite

Annual Retired and Senior Volunteer   

  Program Training

         “Exploring the Volunteer Experience & Dealing with Life Changes”
Guest Speaker: Larry Lorenzo, M.Ed.

This presentation will examine the benefits, challenges and other issues experienced by volunteers, as well as the many social and personal changes which are part of today's reality.
Larry has been blind since childhood.  He earned a Master's Degree in Counseling and has worked in a variety of settings, including as a rehabilitation counselor, a mental health counselor, and as a disability awareness consultant.  He uses a combination of humor, music and an interactive style to examine relevant issues.
This candid and dynamic traning is designed to gain personal insight and awareness,

When: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Where: Ruidoso Community Center, 501 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso

The deadline for RSVPing for the August 12 RSVP Training Session is almost here… If you plan to attend the training, please  RSVP by calling me at 257-4565 by 3:00 p.m. this Friday, July 31. I hope you can make it! Also, lunch is included, so it’s a win, win! I think the training will be beneficial to all of us who can make it as I’ve heard Mr. Lorenzo speak many times--and he’s spontaneous and substantive. Thanks!!   Judy

Judy G. Sarabia, Community Center Coordinator, Ruidoso Community Center
501 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Genealogy Assistance Available

Due to the excellent turn out at our recent Genealogy classes, volunteer Kris Shearer has agreed to do twice a month "help sessions" for those wanting to explore their family trees using the free Ancestry.com available at the library. She will be at the Library on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 3:30 to close at 6:00. Any one interested in their family history is invited to come - all levels of experience are welcome. The first help session will be on August 4. Hope to see you there!
Kris Shearer, retired Math teacher,  Industrial and Quality Engineer, Director of Quality (photo taken at CPL CPR training)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer Reading Program

CPL completed an extremely rewarding summer reading program on Monday, July 20.  The theme, Every Hero Has a Story, was an easy topic with local heroes presenting a program each of the eight weeks.  (See post below for pics of the "heroes".)

Last day attendees

Forty-two children were enrolled in the CPL summer reading program.  ​The children participated in crafts, stories, games and were treated to snacks at the end of each session. 

Zach Cook and Alice Allen
The two top readers were Zach Rich and Alice Allen.  These two received  certificates and special awards​.  All participants received a certificate and a goodie bag.

   For the end of the SRP party, the yard was decorated like an Hawaiian Luau and kids worked on breaking a "palm tree" piƱata.  Refreshments included hot dogs, chips and drinks for everyone. 

Debbie Myers, program director, helping with the National Weather Service experiment on the last day

Summer Reading Program Heroes

Capitan Police Chief - Randy Spears
Summer Reading Program theme this summer was "Every Hero has a Story". Program director, Debbie Myers invited community heroes to come to the library to talk to the kids.
Capitan Fire Chef - David Cox

Larry Pope from Fort Stanton Historic Site
Taryn McCain - Service Dogs Laughing Eyes Kennels
Songwriter Andy Mason
Kerry Jones from the National Weather Service

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Artist for July & August: April Simpson

Getting down to the basics in life:  The Beauty that Surrounds Us and the Cowboy Way of Life!    
A devoted Christian woman, April Simpson gives the credit to God and encouragement from her cowboy husband, Rick Simpson, for going forward with promoting her photography, "A. Simpson Photography".  April says, " I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to capture God's amazing creations through the eye of a lens."

Her favorite subjects are wildlife and nature, but April does not limit herself to just those subjects.  She loves to snap and capture notable or simple happenings and subjects that can be shared with others.  Those "special moments..." can then be "forever remembered..," she says.

The Simpsons live in Glencoe and grow their own herbs, fruits and vegetables and maintain 
irrigated pasture for their livestock.

April helps out with her husband's outfitting business, S-S Outfitters, by creating and maintaining
its website, business cards and brochures and by being the business secretary/purchasing agent.

Enjoying her involvement in so many activities and enterprises , April comments, "it's about doing 
what you love.  The mountains call me."

She is simply thankful for the "...opportunities God has given us. We have opportunities to do things
people dream about doing.  For us, well, we live them. It's an awesome adventure!"

The Capitan Public Library is fortunate to have April Simpson's photographs to share with the public during this time of year with all the Capitan events and rodeos occurring throughout the summer.

Come by the library and enjoy April's joyful capturing of those "special moments."


Sunday, July 5, 2015

2nd Friday in July at 7 pm

Come hear Bryan White tell us “What it is like to live and work in Antarctica” at the Capitan Library Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m. As always, refreshments after the talk.

Bryan  is a retired Navy Commander and aviator.  The last five years of his active duty were
 with the U.S. Antarctic program.  For three years he was the operations officer for “Operation Deep Freeze”, the U.S. Navy’s role at the Antarctica base and his last two years as Base Commander of the U.S. facility in Christchurch, New Zealand.

 During his tenure as operations officer, he would spend the "Austral" summer seasons -approximately 5 & 1/2 months each year- at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.  (The U.S. main base in Antarctica).  Just a side note, he and his wife met in Antarctica!  Really, what are the odds of meeting your mate in Antarctica?
  Transantarctic mountains with an ice covered Ross Sea in the foreground
This presentation is more like a conversation with the audience, supported with slides of the photographs he took.  It will be quite informal, complete with personal antidotes, over view of what the U.S. does in Antarctica, some historical data on Antarctic exploration and various facilities.   Questions are welcomed.  His wife will be there with a few items from Antarctica.  She spent two “Austral” summer seasons in Antarctica as well.  Come join Bryan sharing his personal experiences of the "way down-under". 
Bryan at the South Pole