Saturday, December 31, 2016

Start the New Year off right with a Bag of Books

CPL would like start 2017 off by encouraging reading and expanding knowledge by offering an

 ENTIRE week, January 3 - 8, of
BUY-a-BAG-of-BOOKS for $5   

CPL is not usually not open on Sundays, but on Jan. 8th, we have a BookTalker program at 3pm - so you may buy books after the talk.

Knowledge itself is power (quote by Sir Frances Bacon).  
Perhaps you need a book or two to succeed at your New Year Resolution. 
Plus, IF it ever snows again - you always need a book stash.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year to all - especially the volunteers at the CPL. Here's a song for you

Librarian - Jonathan Rundman
Check out Jonathan's site and his album, "Public Library"

when I was just a baby, before I could speak
I would line up all my letter blocks alphabetically
and now it’s my vocation and my passion to assign
every decimal-numbered shelf to every decimal-numbered spine 

(chorus) I’m a librarian, I’m a librarian
and I like it quiet so the pages can be heard
I’m a librarian, I’m a librarian
and I do it for the love of the word 

I bring order out of chaos, I shine light into the dark
because power comes from knowledge just like fire from a spark
and like Gutenberg and Luther with press and pen in hand
I take the message to the masses in a form they understand 

repeat chorus

and when the day is over I go home at 5:03
and I give thanks to God and then to Andrew Carnegie
and the U.S. Constitution and Orwell, Poe, and Twain
and I’ll return at 8AM to open up again 

repeat chorus

The fountain of wisdom flows thru books--Historical Potpourri (Ruidoso News) by Polly Chavez

(I am taking the liberty to edit some of the article, since the book sale has passed- Sharon at the Library)

The book phase, “The Fountain of Wisdom Flows Thru Books,” can be seen on a 1937 WPA building near the future CCPL&A site where book lovers will actually be congregating in 2017. (Photo: Courtesy/Polly Chavez)

 Carrizozo Community Public Library and Archive (CCPL&A) will soon  move into its future location on 406 Central Avenue.

Board members of CCPL&A and Friends of the Library have been devoted to establishing a library in Carrizozo. The board is comprised of Chery Mehalko (chair), Cheryl Barnett (secretary), Jean Templeton Morris, Anne Serna, Martha Proctor, and Shelby Hyatt. Diane Dean serves as interim director. They have thanked the mayor and trustees for unanimously approving the sole use of the former Senior Citizens Center.

An actual date for the clean up and bookstore move to the old senior center will be determined when the county has vacated the premise completely. CCPL&A and Friends of the Library have toured the almost vacant building.

The touring group included board members of the Lincoln County Historical Society (LCHS), who have made plans to move their headquarters from Lincoln to the library. The LCHS move to Carrizozo (county seat) will allow historians to research just within a block of the Lincoln County government offices.
Ruidoso News article by Polly Chavez
“The Fountain of Wisdom Flows Thru Books,” is engraved on building just doors away from the upcoming CCPL&A location. The building once housed a book depository when one county superintendent managed county schools. The building was a 1937 Works Progess Administration (WPA) project.

Now the book phrase on that building could be rightly applied instead to the neighboring building that will house CCPL&A. Eager readers are waiting for the doors to open in 2017 at the former senior citizens building.

After the recent Silver Alert - this program may be of interest to our aging community

(BTW -  Silver Alert update, the Nogal man was found and he is back home now)


 Ruidoso Library Hosts "Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s"

Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational event in Ruidoso, offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.

“Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 1 3 p.m. The event will be hosted by the Ruidoso Public Library, 107 Kansas City Rd. The instructor will be Priscilla Lujan.

The presentation will help participants differentiate between normal age-related forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s disease indicators.  This Free class is recommended for anyone who is interested in learning more about the early detection of Alzheimer’s and related dementias; and how to care for loved ones who may be experiencing these symptoms.

Class size is limited and they do fill up quickly. Call now to register.

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing – and growing fast.  Today, 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the US, and nearly two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease – 3.3 million – are women.  Nearly one in every three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer’s or another dementia*.

Someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds. In 2050, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.  By that same year, up to 16 million will have the disease.

Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s.

The growing Alzheimer’s crisis is helping to bankrupt Medicare. In 2016, the direct costs to American society of caring for those with Alzheimer’s will total an estimated $236 billion, with just under half of the costs borne by Medicare. This cost is projected to increase to $1.1 trillion (in today’s dollars) by 2050.

Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll – not just on those with the disease, but on entire families.   In our own state, 37,000 New Mexicans are suffering from Alzheimer’s.  They are cared for by 106,000 unpaid caregivers, many of whom are members of their own families.

The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter offers free classes to caregivers and families facing the disease. Call 505-266-4473 or our 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 for more information.
For more information on the presentation, Priscilla can be contacted at 575-624-1552 or

*Source for all statistics: The 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report at

Monday, December 26, 2016

Update 12-27-2016 FOUND!

Silver Alert issued for Tom Odell 
from Nogal, NM

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for 
Thomas Odell.
He is:  
· about 6’2” tall 
· 240 lbs. 
· brown eyes 
· white hair
He was wearing black tennis shoes, a light-weight cotton zip-up hoodie and glasses.
Odell was last seen walking away from 399 Nogal Canyon Road in Nogal, NM.  at about 11 a.m. Thursday.  
Thomas walked down Nogal Canyon Road.  He made it to the highway 37. 
His tracks from there pointed toward Ruidoso.  He may be in Ruidoso. 
If anyone sees him or has seen him
 please call the Sheriff’s department 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Closed for the holidays:

library elf sighted at front desk

Friday, Dec. 23
Saturday, Dec. 24 
Saturday, Dec. 31

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Still time to donate to the Capitan Library & use as a 2016 tax donation

Or just donate because you love this wonderful library! Forms are also available at the library.
 May your holidays be bright and wishing a wonderful 2017 to all.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Dates library and N2SS closed this holiday

library elf sighted at front desk

Friday, Dec. 23
Saturday, Dec. 24 
Saturday, Dec. 31

Honor our soldiers at Christmas

Christmas Wreaths will be placed on the graves at Fort Stanton Cemetery.  

When:  Saturday 17 December 2016

Time:  10:00 a.m.

Please dress warmly.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate.  Invite those who have family members buried out at the Fort Stanton Cemetery, they will go first.

Many thanks....Please let me know if you can come and help.  Cecile 575-336-9157

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Many items left for your shopping pleasure.

 Holiday Bazaar day was snowy/icy, so not many people ventured out.  We have wreaths, See's Candy, ornaments, homemade items for stocking stuffers, Poinsettias @$5.  Come on by Library next two weeks and shop for Christmas.  Tues-Thurs 10-5:30, Fri & Sat 10-2.

Don't forget - Not 2 Shabby Shop has lots of economically priced wrapping paper, bows, recycled ornaments, X-mas wear (ugly & not) and so much more.  Stop by!  They're open Thurs, Fri and Sat.
Ornaments on tree for sale & deer

Wreathes, wreaths, wreaths PLUS you can still bid on Pool table and double seater

Lots of bags, scarves & cork horse ornaments

I mentioned cork wreaths - there's one


hand-made cloth note holders, tissue holder, etc
tea bag trees - display, then drink

Tea bag wreaths, enjoy, then drink

Ornaments on tree & one wood truck left

These two Silent auction items still available to bid on

Classic Sport 3-in-1 table has pool, hockey, and ping pong.
Valued at $600, silent auction bids start at $200.

Cozy seat for two...or twins?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Affordable Health Care information from BeWellNM

BeWell New Mexico will be hosting two telephone town halls with constituents in our area. 
There is still a lot of confusion in the marketplace about how to obtain health insurance.  The tele-town halls reach thousands of New Mexicans and provide an excellent opportunity to educate and guide people who need help during the enrollment period.

The English tele-town hall will take place on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at 7pm.

The Spanish tele-town hall will take place on Thursday December 8, 2016 at 7pm.

The calls will be hosted by former KOAT-TV news anchor Nelson Martinez, and representatives from beWellnm will be available to answer questions from people who participate.

Friday, December 2, 2016

IF you can't make our big fund raiser Holiday Bazaar, then....

Donate to your favorite library, which celebrated 20 years serving Capitan & Lincoln County this year. Plus, Pat Garrett, Capitan Public Library Director for 16 years, received the 2016 Community Achievement Award at the New Mexico Library Association Conference in Albuquerque this past November.

 Let's celebrate by supporting our great library. 

Birthday party for CPL in November. 

Community Achievement Award – this award from the NMLA is given to librarians (those certified or with a degree) for outstanding library service or achievement at the local level. This award given to Pat Garrett Nov. 2016.

This community enjoys a beautiful library that is well staffed by volunteers and offers many programs for the enlightenment of the patrons, their children and the rest of the population in this rural area.  Pat's leadership and the dedication of the volunteers has been instrumental in the success of CPL, as well as the generosity of our patrons who wish to see CPL enjoy another 20 years!