Friday, June 30, 2017

BAG of Books $5 at the library!

Saturday, July 1st, 10am to 2 pm

62nd Smokey Bear Parade - July 4th, 2017
2017 Annual Smokey Bear 4th of July Parade & Stampede Rodeo - Capitan 4th of July Parade begins at 10am.

WHILE in Capitan for the parade - Come on over to the library for the best deal in town.  Feed your family economically and enjoy your lunch in our cool backyard.  We will be serving hot dogs, sausage dogs, nachos, sodas and bottled water.  Top your dogs with chile, onion, and cheese at no extra cost. And find a fine selection of baked goods on sale starting at 8 a.m.  The book room will be open and selling books for $5 a bag.  

See you on the 4th at the library!

A Capitan Tradition, join the thousands that line the street to celebrate out authentic western heritage. Military, antique & custom cars, horse-drawn  wagons, fire trucks, pets, cowboys on horseback, rodeo queens and Smokey Bear. It's the biggest and best 4th of July parade in all of Lincoln County.

2017 Smokey Bear Stampede

The 62nd Annual Smokey Bear Stampede promises to be fun for the whole family. Eight rodeos in just four days plus a dutch oven cook-off, live music, steer wrestling, dancing, bull riding, and
Rodeo starts at 7pm daily.
Fireworks show on July 4th at dusk (fire restrictions and weather permitting)
Schedule of Events: 
Learn more about all the weekend’s events here.
Ticket Information:
There are a variety of tickets available for this awesome four day event. Click on ticket information to learn more about combo tickets, single event tickets, arena tickets and so on.
Dates & Times:
Saturday, July 1st at 5pm to 9pm
Sunday, July 2nd from 10am to 9pm
Monday, July 3rd from 10am to 10pm
Tuesday, July 4th from 10am to 9pm

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SRP continues...

Storydancer and retired educator for the Las Cruces Public Schools for 20 years, Terry Alvarez, knows many ways to tell a story. She enjoys telling stories through dance and music to communicate a sense of fun while stressing family and educational values.  Terry Alvarez has been a part of Capitan Public Library's summer reading program for fifteen years or more.

Rapt audience
Game time

Terry Alvarez

Friday, June 16, 2017

The value of your library

On the American Library Association website is a calculator to see what your library is worth to you.  You'll be surprised at the money your library saves you!

Here's what the calculator looks like - but it won't work here, because this is just a snapshot of the table.  Check it out - then you will really see what an asset the Capitan Public Library and its volunteers are to you.!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

at the June12 Summer Reading class, the children and adults learned abut the life of the yucca.  I'll bet you may not know all the facts.  Look them up - pretty amazing.  Presenter was  Rink Somerday from the Asombro Institute in Las Cruces.

Rink Somerday from the Asombro Institute

for our quilt lovers

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Not 2 Shabby Shop - Announcements from manager, Kay McNeer

NEW hours: Saturdays extended to 4 pm! 
So, you can now shop:
Thursday:  10 am to 5:30 pm
Friday:  10 am to 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm

AND: this week: June 15, 16 and 17  ALL clothing FREE --  
JUST CLOTHES - NO accessories (scarves, belts, etc), NO shoes, NO purses, etc.  
Household items priced as marked. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Summer Reading started with a chicken visit

Signing up for a summer of reading and fun programs
Andy Mason

Award-winning New Mexico children's musician Andy Mason brings his educational, interactive and fun musical performance to Capitan Public Library. Andy, from Portales, NM, will have the audience dancing and singing along to his songs about Pizza, Burritos, Sharks, Pirates, Owees and Hand Washing!  

Offering songs in English and Spanish, Andy Mason brings a little of New Mexico to each of his performances.  Andy also offers workshops and keynotes for educators throughout New Mexico and Texas. Emphasizing the importance of music in the education of children is a very important aspect in Andy's workshops.  

Andy Mason's music has been nominated for a New Mexico Music Award. Andy currently performs regularly in 15 local pre-schools in Eastern New Mexico and Texas.  Andy tours throughout the Southwest every summer visiting libraries in NM, TX, CO and WY.  Andy has toured in the United Kingdom and Iceland.  Andy's "A Brief History of Christmas Music" program is sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council and keeps Andy on tour from the end of November right up until Christmas. 

Andy's family-friendly music keeps the attention of children and adults alike, who will no doubt come away from Andy's show having learned something too.  

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Genealogy Class on Sunday, June 11 from 2pm to 4:30 pm

Sign up for a spot on one of the ten computers at CPL to learn how to search your ancestors on with Kris.

You can call in to have your name added to the class.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Book Club book announcments

Book Club - all readers are welcome!
July 13, Thursday at 10:00
The non-fiction book "Hidden Figures",. The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
August 3
"The Night Journal" by Elizabeth Crook about the Harvey girls in the late 1800's. Reading the journals of her Harvey Girl ancestor sends a young Texas woman back in time to the New Mexico frontier.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Self-professed map nerds - this one's for you

On New Mexico Humanities Council website.  Too cool.  I love maps. Use to have a spare room  wallpapered in Colorado topo maps

Saturday, June 3, 2017

NM Humanities Chautauqua provides quality entertainment for small town library patrons

Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley performed as Ms. Billie Holiday--Lady Day-- last night at the library.  An evening of soulful songs accompanied by a heart breaking story of one of the talented ones that died too young.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Don't miss this one! Friday, June 2 @ 7 pm

Billie Holiday: 
Singin' the Blues
 A Chautauqua 
This Chautauqua is funded  in part by the 

New Mexico Humanities Council and the State 
Department of Cultural Affairs and a generous
donation specifically for Chautauquas from
patrons of the library.

On Friday, June 2, 2017, at 7 pm at the Capitan Public Library, learn
 about the troubled life and career of blues and jazz vocalist, Billie Holiday.
This is a one-hour program with Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley
 performing as Billie Holiday.  The subject matter is for mature 
audiences and includes adult language..

The late great Ms. Billie Holiday, also known as "Lady Day," was born to
 sing her blues in jazzy sultry tones from coast to coast. Billie's personal
 life was tumultuous and the difficulties of poverty, racial prejudice and 
a world at war created a complex backdrop for a sadness the "Lady" 
was unable to overcome. 

Introduced to Harlem and the Harlem Renaissance in the late 1920s and
 the Great Depression in the 1930s, Holiday used her unique singing style
 to work with Benny Goodman, Teddy Wilson, Bessie Smith and a host of
 blues and jazz greats of her time. 

During her career she fought many battles, but her battle with drugs was 
to overcome her talent and take her life. Known for her rendition of 
"Strange Fruit" the memory of Billie Holiday has endured through 
generations of jazz lovers. 

Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley brings to life Billie's story with a haunting refrain 
of pain and pleasure.  Billie Holiday famous songs that she may perform 
include:    “Strange Fruit” "All of Me" and "God Bless the Child".

popular vocalist, Brenda Hollingsworth-Marley appears at numerous 
community, church and jazz events.  She is also a popular story-telling 
who has performed  in many venues. 

 In 2014, Hollingsworth-Marley came to Lincoln County libraries. for Chautauquas portraying Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks and Lena Horne.
So it is with great appreciation of her fine talent that the Capitan Library invited Hollingsworth-Marley back to present Billie Holiday.

Refreshments after the Chautauqua.