Saturday, November 28, 2015

Reminder: Library Holiday Bazaar date

Don't forget - every 1st Saturday is $5 for a bag of books from the Book Sale Room!
 The 5th is the first Saturday of December!

SEE below for photos of some of the items at the Bazaar. A small sample.

More previews of Holiday Bazaar gifts

Western theme items available
Petroglyph Art

Cowboy angels

Friday, November 27, 2015

Don't miss the best HOLIDAY BAZAAR on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 am - 2 pm

Here are some items you'll find at the Holiday Bazaar. More pictures to come - stay tuned!

The "red" table - eclectic assortment of crafts and goodies.

Definitely don't need to worry about this holiday yard art blowing away!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


If you can't read the newsletter above, here's is the main post:

 Did you know?

· Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird of the United States

· Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented a live turkey and two dressed turkeys to the President. The President does not eat the live turkey. He "pardons" it and allows it to live out its days on a historical farm.

· The five most popular ways to serve leftover turkey is as a sandwich, in stew, chili or soup, casseroles and as a burger.


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Country Christmas Bazaar – 3rd Annual

On Saturday December 5, from 9am to 4pm, come to the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Capitan, NM, to enjoy a Country Christmas Bazaar with

lots of vendors for many holiday gift ideas, and a food vendor.

And do come take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

The event is sponsored by the Capitan Women’s Club.

PTA Clothing Exchange

The PTA Clothing Exchange will be held on the Second Saturday of each month from 10am -12 noon at the Capitan Women's Club building, 103 W. 2nd Street in Capitan. All sizes of clothing are accepted.

Veteran Resources

November is the month to remember Veterans. Please visit Ruidoso Today, a website where to find tons of free information and free services available to veterans in this area. In addition, there is also a huge amount of information on various other accessible services in the area. Visit and bookmark to contact Don Spencer, Co-Founder of VhV, and to discover what is the “Best Kept Secret in the South West”.

Creative Aging Advisory Committee

The Creative Aging Advisory Committee is a group who wants “to create an opportunity to bring together decision makers and influencers across the public, private, and volunteer sectors at the county level and work in partnership with seniors to put in place imaginative changes that will have real impact on the day-to-day lives of all of us as we age in this frontier community.” The group is endorsed by the LC Commissioners and supported by ENMU-Ruidoso. The Committee meets once a month. Call or text Clara Farah at 575.973.7835, or email Clara at for meeting dates and locations.

Basic Computer Skills

Learn Basic Computer Skills for free, at the White Mountain Annex Computer Lab. It is located at 201 White Mountain Drive, Ruidoso. Drop in on Thursdays at 3:30pm to begin learning basic skills or bring your questions. Learn how to set-up an e-mail account, download and save files, or how to search internet for all kind of info, and so much more. Computers are available on site. Call 258-1730.

Federal Law REAL ID Act of 2005

Homeland Security will be starting visitor restrictions at federal facilities in January 2016, including a better ID than a NM state driver’s license to gain admission. It will be necessary to show a passport or other approved documentation. A New Mexico driver’s license as an ID is expected to no longer be enough to show at airports.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Support your Library

Illustration donated by Rick Geary
Capitan Public Library is a non-profit organization run by volunteers, devoted to making library services available to the Capitan/Lincoln County region.

We are asking you to consider supporting our cause. This year's campaign goal is to raise $6,000.00. Funds from the campaign will be used to keep the library open.

Any support will be highly appreciated. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 354-3035 or come by the library.

Friends of the Capitan Public Library

Save the Date! Holiday Bazaar - Dec. 5

Saturday, November 14, 2015

N2SS & Library dates/times open Thanksgiving week

Not 2 Shabby Shop will be open Tuesday, Nov 24 and Wednesday, Nov 25 from 10am to 2pm both days.
 CLOSED: Thursday - Saturday (their normal open days).  That's Nov. 26 -  28.  Then back to regular days and hours the following week.

The library will be CLOSED Wednesday, Nov 25 and Thursday, Nov 26.  Then open Friday, Nov 27 and Saturday, Nov 28 at regular hours - 10 am to 2 pm.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Traveling for the holidays? Take a NM FamilyPass with you to tour museums or historical sites for FREE!

Don't forget the Capitan Library checks out the NM FamilyPass, which provides free admission for up to six people to any of the Department of Culture Affairs museums and historic sites.  Any Capitan Public Library card holder in good standing may borrow the pass for one week.  Passes available until 8/30/16.

The FamilyPass may be used at the following locations:

Missed getting your flu shot?

One more chance to get your Flu shot is available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, NOV. 23 at the Ruidoso Community Center, 501 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso.  The N.M. Dept. of Health's Ruidoso Public Health Office is providing this clinic.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Caregiver meeting

Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren or great grandchildren, or those family members who are taking care of Alzheimer patients should attend this meeting.

Discuss challenges and solutions for our state’s

419,000 family caregivers during a presentation of

The New Mexico State Plan for

Family Caregivers


Myles Copeland, Secretary Designate of

The Aging and Long-Term Services Department

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Ruidoso Community Center
501 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.


Light breakfast and refreshments will be provided by the Creative Aging Advisory Committee to Lincoln County, ENMU-Ruidoso, and Con Alma Health Foundation.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Writers' Workshop: Monday, Nov 9, at 9:45 am

The writers attending the Writing Art Workshop in October enjoyed sharing ideas and being taken to task to do some writing examples.  So, they decided to continuing to meet at least once a month.  The plan is to meet the second Monday of every month.  If you're a writer, come join this workshop where you can share your writings to get positive feedback and critiques from fellow writers.   The Capitan Library Art Workshops are created by Pearl Tippin with a grant from the Otero County Electric Cooperative, Inc.

November Book for Book Club

The Library Book Club is reading The Twelve Tribes of Hattie  by Ayana Mathis for their meeting Thursday, November 5, 2015, at 10 am.  Come join the discussion!

Recycling Event