Saturday, July 30, 2016

Summer Reading Program

Capitan Public Library finished a very successful summer reading program Monday, July 25.  The finale was a program on using simple tools presented by Carl Stubbs and assisted by Bill Jeffrey. 
50 children were enrolled in the summer program and the individual events averaged 16 children. Coordinator, Debra Myers, arranged innovative games and activities each week - one of the most popular was the water gun game (see photo).
Alice Allen
Top reader was Alice Allen.  She received a bag specifically selected containing books, toys, jewelry and much more.  All participants received bags with a selection of items.
Water Games

The children and parents were treated to hot dogs, chips and drinks on the last day.
Carl Stubbs instructs

Things of interest at the Ruidoso Library

Lyn came to the Capitan Library this year to speak on her Carmen Phillips book.  So many people in the Carmen Phillips Photograph collection are unidentified  Help Lyn to put names with the faces on Aug 20 at the Ruidoso Library 
Go meet one of our New Mexico favorite authors!  A very interesting fellow.  Plus, often at his book signings, he tells of how he does the research for writing these fine history fiction novels.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

In Corona - Roberta Haldane speaks on her book-- White Oaks: Gold Mining Boomtown

             FREE ICE CREAM FOR ALL!

Haldane spoke at Capitan Library about this book at a First Friday a few years ago.  Very informative.  A must for ye local history lovers out there!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Excellent play presented by LCCT.

I never laughed so hard. I highly recommend this as a must see.  Dog owners REALLY understand this play.  This weekend is the last run - don't miss it! Sharon

Thursday, July 21, 2016

You still have time to take advantage of the NM FamilyPass

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:

Monday, July 18, 2016

First Friday AUGUST 5th at 7:00 p.m.

Rosalia de Aragon as 

 La Llorona 

 "The Wailing Woman"

a Chautauqua presentation courtesy of New Mexico Humanities  & New Mexico Dept. of Cultural Affairs


     La Llorona, the wailing woman, is a traditional Hispanic ghost tale that has been told for centuries and in many, many variations.  Rosalie de Aragon brings to life La Llorona in this interactive Chautauqua presentation with music, dance and storytelling that captures the essence of Spanish Colonial heritage and traditions of the Southwest.

     An 18th-century La Llorona tale from Santa Fe, N.M., tells of La Llorona being a tormented spirit who appears at night wandering, shrieking and searching. She yearns for those who dare to go out at night alone.

     The audience will meet La Llorona as a young woman and experiences her transition into a supernatural being who never dies.  This program promises to be interesting for all ages.  The audience may ask La Llorona questions and are invited to volunteer to help bring the story to life.              

      As an actor and singer, De Aragon has dedicated her career to preserving the songs and dichos (stories) of her heritage.  She has toured her performances through the U.S.  De Argon can be seen in films and television productions.  Her one-woman performances are captivating and critically acclaimed.  La Llorona is her most popular performance, being an audience favorite to the past 14 years.

(depiction on pinterest)



      Join us at the library for an entertaining and informative evening.  Refreshments will follow the performance.



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

What would you like to have classes on?

The Library is looking for class topics for the fall. Suggestions are:
1) how to sign up and use Facebook
2) how to use my iPad or iPhone
3) basic computer skills
If you are interested or have other class ideas, please leave a message for Kris Shearer at the library at 575-354-3035 or visit the Friends of the Capitan Library Facebook page and message Kris.  Also, let her know when you think the best time / day for classes?


August Book Club

Join the Capitan Library Book Club on August 4th at 10:00 am for a lively discussion of "Among the Mad: a Maisie Dobbs Novel" by Jacqueline Winspear.

We love libraries!

Pieced together by Trish Koenig

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Village-Wide Garage Sale

The Capitan Village-Wide Garage Sale will be Saturday, August 6.  $5 covers advertising, signs, and information on the map handout.  Applications will be available at the library beginning July 19 and must be returned by Thursday, August 4.  The Capitan Public Library co-ordinates this sale for you.  More information: 575-354-3035

PLUS - Saturday, August 6 is the First Saturday - so that means $5 for a Bag of Books at the Library.  Stock up!  Stay in the shade and read.  Library open 10am to 2 on Saturdays.

Friday, July 8, 2016

If you like Tony Hillerman books, then...

you should read these books by R. Allen Chappell:

Available from YOUR library! Also Kindle format from Amazon.  Here's a synopsis  from Amazon on Ancient Blood: