Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Free computer classes at the library

Classes begin January 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The free classes will run for 6 weeks every Thursday. Class size is limited so sign up soon.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Holiday closures for the library

The Capitan Library will be closed December 23 through December 26 for Christmas 
AND closed January 2 for New Year's


Friday, December 8, 2017

Donations to CPL

Each year in November, the Capitan Library conducts a fund raiser to support our volunteer library. All donations are tax deductible and go directly to the library. 
Your donation can help us continue to have quality children's programs, new books for everyone and audio books and large print for those who need a little help. In addition, we provide public computers with internet, free Ancestry.com, copying and fax machines, DVDs, and tutoring in a variety of subjects (just ask!)
Thank you for your support!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Looking for a job?

We are looking for 11 workers to do solar labor installation in Carrizozo NM. The Job pays 12.00 an hr. Applicants will have to be able to pass a drug test/ back ground check, have steel toe boots, and they need to have one year of construction experience. Applicants can apply online at http://www.peopleready.com/construction . They will also need to take a survey, listed below.

Username: 049203519U

If you have any questions, then please feel free to contact

Jose Medina tel: 505-348-4911
Maria Chavez tel: 505-348-4906

Jose Medina
Trades Recruiter
Office (505) 348-4911 | Fax (505) 792-6167
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Book club meeting Thursday, December 7 at 10 am

The club members will each bring their favorite children's book to share with the rest of the group for the December meeting.

Get ready for the New Year's meeting (Thursday, January 4) by reading:
Zero: The biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife

The Babylonians invented it, the Greeks banned it, the Hindus worshipped it, and the Church used it to fend off heretics. For centuries, the power of zero savored of the demonic; once harnessed, it became the most important tool in mathematics. Zero follows this number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe and its apotheosis as the mystery of the black hole. Today, zero lies at the heart of one of the biggest scientific controversies of all time, the quest for the theory of everything. Elegant, witty, and enlightening, Zero is a compelling look at the strangest number in the universe and one of the greatest paradoxes of human thought.

Note: February's book will be Sin Killer by Larry McMurtry

The first in a four-volume epic journey through the early American frontier, featuring the Berrybender family, English nobility adrift in the American West in the 1830s.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Come see local youth perform in the Nutcracker

Joey Garcia portrays Uncle Drosselmeyer, Clara's magical godfather
who at the stroke of midnight, creates a fantasy world
of childhood enchantments for Clara.
See Dali Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker" this weekend at the Spencer Theater.
Emily Hutchinson portrayed an Arabian Dancer in last year's Dali Ballet Company's
production of "Nutcracker." She will dance the Spanish Dance lead
 this year, as well as Snowflake and Marzipan in this weekend's performances.

It's a dancer's dream to perform exquisite classics in professional venues. For over seventy dancers, that dream becomes reality when Dali Ballet Company of Ruidoso presents Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" Friday, December 8 at 7 PM and Saturday, December 9 at 2 PM and 7 PM at the Spencer Theater, north of Ruidoso.

Dali's dancers attain their dreams of lead roles after years of disciplined "working up" from corps du ballet.  Fans anticipate each year's "Nutcracker" to discover how dancers have matured into leads or soloists.  And because Dali's dancers are versatile, many perform different roles in one production. 

This year's Clara and Fritz, Alora Shaver of Ruidoso and Matthew Rabke of Capitan, both performed in previous "Nutcrackers" as well as other Dali ballets. In addition to their lead roles, Alora will also dance with Snowflakes and Matthew with Toy Soldiers and Candy Canes.

"Waltz of the Flowers" leads are Kaylee Hall, last year's Clara, and Anya Rabke, last year's Ballerina Doll. Kaylee leads Marzipan, is a Snowflake, and demi-solos Arabian with Gaby Martinez, who also dances Snowflakes and Waltz of the Flowers. 

Anya also dances Arabian, Marzipan and Snowflakes. 

Emily Musgrave interprets Rat King for the first time this year. In Act II see her versatility in Arabian, Snowflakes and Waltz of the Flowers.

Emily Hutchison is a seasoned performer of several "Nutcrackers." See her versatility as Spanish Dancer lead as well as in Marzipan, Snowflakes, Waltz of the Flowers and Arabian.

Courtney Daniels performs Dew Drop Fairy, one of many leads she has danced in many "Nutcrackers" since the age of five. This year she also leads Arabian and dances with Snowflakes and Spanish Dancers. 

Joey Garcia reprises Uncle Drosselmeyer in his third "Nutcracker" and has performed in numerous Dali productions.

Saddie Hillburn and Zoe Hillburn dance Nesting Doll leads. 

Ashtin Bright leads Candy Canes and dances Snowflakes, Marzipan and Waltz of the Flowers.

Mia Simpson solos as Gypsy Doll, understudies Clara, and also dances Chinese and Snowflakes.

Z'maury Zamora delights as the comedic Jester Doll and dances Chinese.

Hannah Anderson interprets Ballerina Doll and appears in Chinese.

Kathryn Paulos brings exuberance as the Chinese lead and dances Spanish, Waltz of the Flowers and Snowflake.

Brianna Leach solos Gingersnap and dances Marzipan, Snowflakes and Waltz of the Flowers.

Although not an artist or dancer, "ballet dad" Robbie Hall reprises his comedic turn as Mother Ginger whose ample skirt hides little Polichinelles.

Tickets are still available for this weekend's production. Call the Spencer Theater at 575-336-4800, or visit www.spencertheater.com. 
Follow Dali behind the scenes by visiting Dali Ballet Company on Facebook.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Support the local Dali Ballet Company by coming to see this year's Nutcracker at the Spencer Theater

Open your holiday season like a gaily wrapped present with southern New Mexico's largest, most lavish production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," presented by the Dali Ballet Company of Ruidoso. Featuring all-new choreography and exquisite costumes, this timeless tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince and their Christmas Eve journey to a world of dreams and magic begins Friday, December 8 at 7 PM and continues Saturday, December 9 at 2 PM and 7 PM at the elegant Spencer Theater in Alto, north of Ruidoso.

Joining Dali Ballet Company dancers are the professionals of the Youth American Ballet Company and Ballet Lubbock. "Dali's production offers a tremendous opportunity to see gifted and talented dancers from around the world," said a Dali Ballet Company spokesperson.

Sean Mitchell of Ballet Lubbock portrays the Nutcracker Prince. As the broken toy brought magically to life, athletic Mr. Mitchell brings drama to his battle with the Rat King then musicality to hispas de deux with Clara. 

The Nutcracker Prince escorts Clara to the Land of Sweets presided over by the Sugar Plum Fairy. Act Two reveals to Clara the magic of Christmas Eve in an extraordinary display of special effects and lighting that highlight dancers' exceptional interpretation of Tchaikovsky's renowned music.

This is Mr. Mitchell's second year in the Nutcracker Prince role with Dali. With Ballet Lubbock, he has danced other classical ballet "Nutcracker" roles as well as musical theater.

Katherine Derkach and Georgi Rusafov of Youth American Ballet Company in Gilbert, AZ portray the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier in their first appearances with Dali. 

The "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" is a pas de deux eagerly anticipated by ballet enthusiasts. The opening delicate bell-like notes of the celesta herald the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" as the most recognizable music of the ballet as well as an iconic holiday melody. 

Ms. Derkach, the Sugar Plum Fairy, is a principal dancer of Youth American Ballet Company. She has performed Aurora, Clara, Dew Drop Fairy and Snow Queen in their productions. She achieved third place the fourth World Ballet Art Competition in September. 

Georgi Rusafov portrays the Cavalier. He is the Artistic Director of Youth American Ballet Company. From Sofia, Bulgaria, Mr. Rusafov performed as a soloist with the Bulgaria National Opera and Ballet, received advanced Vaganova master education and won several ballet awards. In the US he was a principal dancer for Milwaukee Ballet, Northern Plains Ballet and Omaha Ballet Theater and Ballet Arizona.

Tickets for this traditional holiday classic at the Spencer Theater Friday,December 8 at 7 PM and Saturday, December 9 are available by calling the Spencer box office: 575-336-4800 or online:www.spencertheater.com. Follow "The Nutcracker" behind the scenes on Facebook at Dali Ballet Company.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

More sneaky looks at upcoming Holiday Bazaar

Cool book bags

Handmade ornaments

The cook? preparing the healing ointments?

Well-behaved raccoons

Things for the doggie

Oodles of Santas seen in closet.  Just two caught unawares.
SEE's Candy bars
Another beautiful cork creation. 
Other wreathes available - just were wrapped up tight waiting unveiling.

Found hidden in back closet

What is it?
Weird unicycle?

No wait - had two more wheels.  A tricycle? 
Have to come to Holiday Bazaar to see it in all one piece.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Sneak preview of things to come at the Holiday Bazaar

Capitan Library Holiday Bazaar: 
Saturday, December 2 at 8 am to 2 pm
Sneaking a peak under the wrapping

cork wreathes
Covers for tablets and electronic readers

Look! A guitar in the closet!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

YOUR library. Self-supporting with YOUR help.

The Capitan Public Library is an all volunteer organization.  Several times a year we have a big fund raiser to keep operating the library.  Many of you come to the plant sale in the spring and now comes the second one, the Holiday Bazaar.  Many volunteers have worked hard to make and provide unique gifts.  The Library orders SEE's Candy special for the Bazaar, so be sure to come pick up several boxes and bars for presents and stocking stuffers.   There will be an array of delicious baked goods, but you have to come early, things go fast.  

The CPL is the hub of the community.  It provides and teaches computer training.  Job seekers come to fill out job applications.  Children come to do their homework.  Tourists stop by to find out where to go in Capitan and Lincoln County.  Debbie Myers does an incredible summer school program and after school program.  Genealogy research is available by appointment through volunteer, Kris Shearer.  Programs are presented once a month on a first Fridays or a Sunday afternoon.  A book club meets every first Thursday of the month.  ALL are welcome to attend this stimulating round table discussion of books.  A group of people meet for Bible study on Fridays.

The Not Too Shabby Shop, which has its own group of volunteers, is a vital part of the library.  The items donated and sold brings money for the operating costs of the library. So shop locally at N2SS.

Donations from the public and business also contribute to the on-going day-to-day expenses of the library.  Please make a tax-deductible donation today.

If you have books that you would like to donate, bring them to the CPL.  Every donated book helps to pay for the operation of the library.

THANK YOU for your patronage to the Capitan Public Library.  THANK YOU to all the volunteers, who make this library a reality.

When is the Holiday Bazaar?

Saturday 2 December 2017

What Time?

8:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.

See you there.  A library is the most important part of any community, support Capitan's All Volunteer Library.  Your support makes a difference.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Learn to make Tamales!

(NO - we're not going to check out a cookbook on tamales to you) 

Would you like to learn to make tamales?   Here's your chance.

What: Tamale Making Class
Where: Capitan Library
When: Saturday, December 9
Time: 10 am
Phone# for more information: 575.354.3035

Cost for class is $25, payable when signing up for the class.  You will take home all your finished tamales. 

Class size is limited, so hurry and sign up at the library. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Last Saturday to buy books at $1 a bag.

Last chance for this great sale:
 Saturday, Nov 25,  10 am to 2 pm

Class Acts at the Spencer Theater - Nov 30

Class Acts at the Spencer Theater are children's programs during the day.  Usually kids come from their schools by bus, but home-school children and the public are welcome to attend.   There are two shows.  Tickets are $5.  Call the Spencer Theater box office at 575.336.4800 to reserve your tickets to November 30th program:
Wildlife Wendy and her Tropical Birds 

The Nutcracker at Spencer Theater

Dali Ballet Company in Ruidoso presents its twelfth annual production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" Friday, December 8 at 7 PM and Saturday, December 9 at 2 PM and 7 PM at the Spencer Theater in Alto, north of Ruidoso. This eagerly-anticipated production features local dancers and guests artists in original choreography to such well-loved music as "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy," "March of the Toy Soldiers" and more.  Tickets for this popular holiday classic are available at the Spencer Theater, 575-336-4800 or http://www.spencertheater.com/ .

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Another date to save! Christmas decorations at N2SS

One Stop Shopping @
The Not 2 Shabby Shop

The N2SS has a gargantuan supply of Christmas decorations. 
 Beginning November 30, come and shop!
Thursday - 10:00 - 5:30
Friday - 10:00 - 4:00
Saturday 10:00 - 2:00

Due to lack of space and storage, the shop will not be accepting clothing donations from Nov. 30 - Jan. 1.  (BUT - Christmas-themed sweaters will be accepted.)

PLEASE NOTE ! : The shop will be closed during the week of Thanksgiving for the installation of new flooring.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Library closed for Thanksgiving - Nov 22 & 23

Ideas for those that want to give the turkey a break this year:
just too cute

salt lover turkey

turkey pie
an apple a day keeps the doctor away turkey

Mr. Bill turkey (oh noooo!)

colorful as a peacock turkey

You know, I'm not just a blogger.  I'm also a bookkeeper, recording and depositing payments for a small water district.  Let me tell you, when a payment comes with a note - it just makes my day!  I can't stop smiling.
I think I became an angel.  I have wings... but no halo like Bella.

Friday, November 17, 2017

We're just not going to let you forget the upcoming Holiday Bazaar at the Capitan Library

Saturday, Dec 2: from 8 am to 2 pm
Poinsettias and SEE's Candy

Did I mention SEE's Candy?  Where else do you see SEE's during the holidays?

Once again: SEE's candy seen at CPL at the Holiday Bazaar.  You sure won't forget now.