Monday, January 28, 2019

Feb 2 - Bag of Books for $5

First Saturday of the month - BAG OF BOOKS FOR $5.
 Library open 10 am to 2 pm
ideas for bookworms

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Bookbub releases list of Books to Movies coming to theaters near you this year (or NOT near you - being rural tends to make which movies we get somewhat lacking)

If you love movies based on books, you’re going to love 2019’s line-up of new film adaptations. From historical fiction sagas like Kristin Hannah’s bestselling The Nightingale to suspense thrillers like A. J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window to childhood favorites like Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl, there’s something for everyone in this year’s slate of upcoming movies. So grab your calendar and check out the biggest books to movies 2019 has to offer.
To see the list, go to:

One of my favorites is coming out in September.  I have a long wait...

Based on the bestselling book by Garth Stein, the film follows family dog, Enzo, as he considers life's lessons through the lens of his human owner, race car driver Denny Swift. Kevin Costner will voice the role of Enzo and Milo Ventimiglia stars as Denny.

Release date: September 27

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Grand Opening this Friday

Please help support our county's newest library! The Grand Opening of the Carrizozo Community Public Library and Archive is 
FridayJanuary 18th, 2019 
from 10:00am - 7pm. 

Several people from the Capitan Public Library will car-pool from CPL to Carrizozo at noon on Friday.  It would be great if a lot of you could join us in supporting Carrizozo!   The CCPL is located at at 406 Central Ave/ Hwy 54
Phone:  575.648.2595.

Creative Aging this Friday

According to the AARP Bulletin :

99 Ways to Add Healthy Years to your Life

# 98 - "Dust off that Library card.  A study of 3,635 older adults found tht book readers had a 23-month survival advantage and 20 % lower mortality risk compared with non-readers.  Reading was protective regardless of  gender, education or health."

But why was it list as #98?  Should have ranked higher.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Computer Classes offered by Lincoln County Adult Literacy

Every Thursday at 6 pm @ the Capitan Public Library.  Small class, so call 575.354.3035 for information and to reserve your place in the class.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Artist in the library: Gerald Garrett photographs

Gerald Garrett began dabbling in photography in 2005.  He spends many hours traveling the back roads of NM taking photographs.
He is particularly interested in animals, old churches, old trucks and trains

Garret is a true New Mexican, born in Clovis 1938 and grew up in Tucumcari. He received his BA and Masters degrees from Western NM University. A teacher and coach for 13 years in NM, then 22 years in California, he retired in 1996 moving to Capitan with his wife, Pat.  Pat Garrett has been the Capitan Public Library director for the past 20 years.

Come by the library the next couple of months to see Garrett's photography.  All are matted and for sale at $15 each. Below are three photos Garrett entered in the Corona Days Photo contest.  
Claunch Church, 1st place in category at Corona Days Photo Contest
Grand Prize at Corona Days Photo Contest

A category winner in the Corona Days Photo Contest

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Dec 2018, wreaths laid on veteran graves. Wreaths stay there till end of January - go by & see this magnificent homage to our Veterans

Fort Stanton Military Cemetery - Karen Kimmel photo credit
The sky was clear blue, the wind was calm, and the sun warmed 
the any volunteers who came for the laying of wreaths at the 
Fort Stanton Military Ceremony on December 15th. More than 
50 men, women, and children arrived from Lincoln & Otero 

Among those volunteering were families, relatives of those 
buried inthe cemetery, Spencer Theater ushers, and people 
visiting the cemetery for the first time. Wreaths were placed 
at the entry obelisk to represent the army, navy, marines, air 
force, coast guard, and merchant marines. Dennis Metz played 
TAPS, Marilyn Orr led volunteers in singing America the Beautiful,
 then 300 wreaths were laid on the graves of the veterans. 
Wreaths were also placed on the graves of veterans buried at 
Fort Stanton, and family members collected wreaths to be laid
on the veterans’ graves in other cemeteries in Lincoln County. 

This project is part of the national “Wreaths Across America” 
program and as part of that tradition, the wreaths will stay on
 the graves until the end of January 2019. 

A special thanks needs to go to Don Fowler for his continued 
support in handling the finances of this project.
Due to the generosity of the people of Lincoln County this
tradition was a success and will continue in the years to come.

press release by Holly Braden

Friday, January 4, 2019

New Mexico Humanities Council - Call for entries

Stories on the Sleeve: Connecting to Album Cover Art 

The New Mexico Humanities Council invites public entries for Stories on the Sleeve: Connecting with Album Cover Art. Deadline for submission is February 1, 2019. 
Do you remember a music album cover that mesmerized you? That you contemplated endlessly? A cover that gave deeper meaning to the music? Perhaps there is an album you purchased because you simply loved the cover art.

"Stories on the Sleeve: Connecting with Album Cover Art"  is seeking album covers and short stories that explain a personal fascination, relationship, or experience with a particular cover art. Your album cover will be displayed in the gallery with your story. All music genre will be considered. Entry is free and open to everyone 14 years old and up.
The exhibition will take place April 4 – June 28, 2019 at the New Mexico Humanities Council, 4115 Silver SE, Albuquerque.
Complete the Entry Form. Up to three entries may be submitted. Please complete entry form for each album cover & story submission.
  1. In 200 words or less, explain why this album cover resonates with you.
  2. Include front and back photos of the album cover as a JPEG file.
  3. Email all materials to Jodi Hedderig, with the e-mail subject line: Stories on the Sleeve Submission_Entry # (1,2 or 3)
Contact Jodi Hedderig at or (505)633-7371 if you have questions.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2019 is here!

Saturday, Jan 5: 10am - 2 pm $5 for a bag-of-books

Or go build a snowman with all the snow we got! 
Nature and book reading go hand-in-hand, in my book