Thursday, July 27, 2017

Summer Reading Program winning readers

Debbie Myers presenting the Top readers left to right:
Navaeh Lueras, Fiona Roberts, Alice Allen 

The summer program's theme was Building a Better World.  Capitan Public Library's program was extremely successful due to Debbie Myers, children program coordinator.  Thanks to the many parents that attended faithfully and assisted with projects.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

WoW - Wonders on Wheels. WOW-we had fun and learned a lot.

Walking like a dinosaur

Hands-on display for the kiddos

BIG foot

Geology -  example of a NM strata

By using a tape measure, we learned the size of different dinosaurs

Fun time

Which twin won? Wait, looks like one decided aiming at bro was more fun.

Becoming dinosaurs

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Monday, July 24 - Wonder on Wheels at the Capitan Public Library. Everyone invited to come check it out 10 am to 1 pm

The exciting interactive, hands-on exhibits provide a rich, experiential curriculum delivered by trained educators who engage students in diverse subject matters ranging from New Mexico history to folk, native and fine arts, natural history, space science, and more. The WoW program is in partnership with, and will make stops at New Mexico’s public and tribal libraries and offer full family programming at each stop. This unparalleled out-of-the-classroom experience will provide a critical museum-based educational experience to students who live too far away from, or don’t otherwise have access to DCA museums and historic sites.

Saturday, July 15, 2017


At our last First Friday program, this topic came up while enjoying refreshments.  We were all saying "No way! Impossible"  Well...yes way - here's documentation backing up the claim from August 2017 Birds and Blooms magazine.  Still say - NO WAY!  Isn't life full of mysteries? Like the Asombro Institute for Science Education that did a yucca moth program for CPL Summer Reading Program.  Asombro mean "wonder" in Spanish.  Go out and find some asombro today. I dare you.  (P.S. sometimes you can discover something asombro at your library!)

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Prices in the Bookstore Room

Large Paperback........$1.00
Small Paperback.............50 cents
Children's Books.............25 cents
VHS................................25 cents

First Saturday of every month, only $5 for a bag of books


Monday, July 3, 2017

JULY 4th @ the Library

Capitan Public Library will hold its annual bake, book and hot dog sale on Tuesday, July 4.  Bake sale starts at 8:00 a.m.  Starting about 9:00, we will be serving hot dogs and smoked sausage with your choice of toppings, nachos, sodas and bottled water. You can't get a better deal and you can eat your lunch in our cool back yard.  Books will be sold for $5 a bag and if you bring in the card handed out at the parade, you'll get the books free.  This year we will have a specialty table with small electronic items.  Join us as we pay homage to our founding fathers for providing the freedom to enjoy this day of celebration. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Tiffanie Owen, Current Showcased Artist at the Capitan Public Library

     A native New MexicanTiffanie Owen has deep family roots in southern
 New Mexico.  Her interest in art began at  an early age with instruction and
 encouragement from her mother and grandmother.  Later, Owen studied at
 The Art Center in 1994, where she earned degrees in Advertising Art and 
 Computer Graphic Design.  
     In 2008, Owen took over directorship of the Hurd-La Rinconada Gallery 
& Guest Ranch in San Patricio, New Mexico.  This allowed her to meld art into
 her daily life, but the work was still not her own.

     A search for her own artistic voice led Owen to Master Artist, Lou Maestas, 
who instructed her in the technique of oil rub-out.  The origins of this  technique 
are unknown, but what is known about oil rub-out is that it was once a training 
requirement of the Old Masters.  Before learning color theory, students were
trained  to use a limited palette which forces the painter to study values without 
the distraction  of color.  Using only two pigments, darker values are placed first, 
then the lighter values are revealed as the artist “rubs out” the highlights, usually
with a rag or other unconventional tool.  
Owen further explains this art.  “I am attracted to this technique because of 
my life-long love of photography…particularly historic sepia photos.  Quite 
by accident, I have discovered that I can create texture…the look of 
splintered wood, crumbling adobe, the tanned leather of a tipi, or the 
camouflaged plumage of a barn owl.  I think texture adds an extra 
dimension to my paintings the same way that it adds feeling and sensation
 to life.
     “I love to paint historic places…especially those that no longer exist. It is sad 
when old buildings die…they have charm and personality just like people.  
I hate to see history lost to progress,but when I paint the old buildings, it’s like
painting a portrait of a beloved family member who is no longer here…gone, 
but not forgotten.”
Owen is currently the Instructional Coordinator at Lincoln & Fort Stanton 
Historic Sites.  She lookforward to painting some of the historic locations 
in Lincoln County.  With three successful one-woman art exhibitions in the
past and a current member of the Cloudcroft Art Society, she continues to
participate in several CAS art shows.  She also owns a mobile “paint-n-sip”
business called Saucy Paint which allows beginning painters to
 “uncork their inner artist.” 

Tiffanie Owen's art will be on display July through August.