Tuesday, April 30, 2019

It's almost here! Saturday May 4th @ 8 am

IN Capitan May 3 & 4th - Smokey's 75th Birthday!

May 3 & 4 Dali Ballet dance recital

Dali Ballet Company presents its annual spring recital “Elements of Dance” on Friday, May 3 at 7PM and on Saturday, May 4 at 2PM and 7PM at the Ruidoso Schools Performing Arts Center, 125 Warrior Drive. Tickets are $10 per person. Advance ticket sales begin April 8 at Dali Ballet Company, 143 El Paso Road, 575-257-3753. Tickets can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance.  "Elements of Dance" involves all of the over 65 students from Dali Ballet Company ranging in age from 3 to 18, said Deborah Rogers, Artistic Director of Dali Ballet Company. 

Contact person: Robert Phaup,  dalidance18@gmail.com

May 4th at Fort Stanton

More info about the bands at https://holdmyticket.com/event/337095

ENMU Choir concert Sunday May 5

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Unveiling of the New Mexico Fallen WILDLAND Firefighter Memorial

 Capitan Public Library & N2SS were invited to attend this beautiful and moving dedication of the first, New Mexico Fallen Wildland Firefighter Memorial 
Paulette Arnone & Kay McNeer represented CPL & N2SS at the ceremony
Capitan mayor, Capitan village personnel and members of the Smokey Bear Hometown Association from surrounding areas & Colorado were in attendance.

Viewing of the memorial will be part of Smokey Bear Days and Smokey's 75th Birthday on May 3 & 4.
Special invitation to CPL -such an integral part of the Capitan Village community
 and Lincoln County

Friday, April 26, 2019

Ask-a-lawyer Call in Program Saturday, April 27

Albuquerque, N.M. — New Mexico residents can get their legal questions answered free or receive a referral from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 27, through the Ask-a-Lawyer Call-in Program sponsored by the New Mexico Young Lawyers Division. Attorneys staff the phones and answer questions from across the state on a variety of topics including: employment law, divorce, child support, landlord/tenant issues, personal injury, estate planning, real estate and more.

Residents across the state are welcome to participate in the Ask-a-Lawyer Call-in Program. Callers should have documents relating to their questions ready prior to calling in.

Dial 1-800-876-6227

DATE CHANGE! Thursday, May 9 Reading club

 Book club meets at 10am at the library.  Capitan Library has two books at the library, one large print, the other a normal hard back copy of 9 Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty.

Flyer for Japanese American Internment in New Mexico during World War II exhibit at Fort Stanton Historic Site, Saturday, April 27th.

See more information (quite fascinating) at  

Confinement in the Land of Enchantment Project is a travelling exhibit on Japanese American internment in New Mexico during World War II.  Working under a National Park Service grant and with the support of NMJACL and CNM, it will showcase an exhibit at Fort Stanton Historic Site, Saturday, April 27
The exhibit will be housed in the visitor’s center, and at 1:30PM, we will be presenting a community forum and reception.  Following this event, there is an optional fieldtrip to the site of the Baca Ranch Camp which is a few miles outside of Fort Stanton.  We have some wonderful guest speakers and Dr. Roy Ebihara who was a child at the Baca Ranch Camp.

Everyone is welcomed to attend this event.  The exhibit will continue for the next month. 

1st week of FREE download audiobooks

The Tensions of Friendship
Week 1: April 25May 1
By Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess
Read by Kwame Alexander
Published by Blink
By Tim Wynne-Jones
Read by MacLeod Andrews
Published by Candlewick on Brilliance Audio

Friendship matters—whether you're close to home or on the run!

Available for a Limited Time
Remember — grab these titles before they are replaced by a new pairing on 5/2/2019! While the title availability is time-limited, your listening time is not. Once you have downloaded the MP3 files, the audiobook is yours to keep and listen to at your leisure. 

Downloading Tips
Get the OverDrive App to access free SYNC audiobooks. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform.

Join us online for comments, questions and feedback.

Thanks for Listening!
Michele Cobb, SYNC Manager

Thursday, April 25, 2019

HOMESCHOOLERS - Magic show at the Spencer Theater on Thursday, May 2

Only $5. Shows at 10;30 am & 12:30 pm. Call 575-336-4800 for tickets

Thursday, May 2 Reading club's book

 Book club meets at 10am at the library.  Capitan Library has two books at the library, one large print, the other a normal hard back copy of 9 Perfect Strangers by Leanne Moriarty

May 3 & 4 Dali Ballet Spring Recital

Dali Ballet Company presents its annual spring recital “Elements of Dance” on Friday, May 3 at 7PM and on Saturday, May 4 at 2PM and 7PM at the Ruidoso Schools Performing Arts Center, 125 Warrior Drive. Tickets are $10 per person. Advance ticket sales begin April 8 at Dali Ballet Company, 143 El Paso Road, 575-257-3753. Tickets can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance.  "Elements of Dance" involves all of the over 65 students from Dali Ballet Company ranging in age from 3 to 18, said Deborah Rogers, Artistic Director of Dali Ballet Company. 

Contact person: Robert Phaup,  dalidance18@gmail.com

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Computer Instruction starts April 25

Adult Computer Instruction
                    Brought to you by
           Lincoln County Adult Literacy
               Free for all participants

       Need some help turning on you computer
       or searching the internet?  These simple
       tasks can be daunting.  
Come to Capitan Public Library 
       6:00 p.m.  Class size limited so sign up soon.
      This is a 6-week course.

Creative Aging April 19

Thank you all for your recent attendance at our meetings. I do hope this next offering will be energizing and thought provoking. We will have a feedback form for you to fill out at the end of this session to help us design future sessions. 

Jim Boswell will present Renaissance in Retirement at ENMU. The flyer is attached to this email. Breakfast is at 9 and the talk is at 10. Call or email me with any questions you have. 
I know my "retirement" has been full of change, some good, some not so good. But most of my experiences have been challenging and life changing for the better. 
Let's get down to the nitty gritty and ask these important questions about what we want to explore next at this time of life. See you there, come hungry. Thank you all for your ongoing support.  Clara Farah <clrfarah@gmail.com>

Free Audiobooks starts April 25

audiobook titles by week listed below

 What is SYNC?
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 25, 2019, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.   In 2018, 26 titles were given away over 13 weeks.
SYNC introduces a variety of audiobook experiences to teens to demonstrate that reading can be completed by listening.
SYNC is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and titles are delivered through the OverDrive app. In advance of accessing the program, download the app in advance to whichever device you anticipate listening on and be ready to go!
Sign-up to get notifications when the FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text message, email newsletter, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Titles change every Thursday at 7am ET when the program is running.
Please Note: Signing up for these alerts will not send you the titles. The alerts will only tell you when and where the title is available to download.
Download Details
  • Downloads are in MP3 format, hosted by OverDrive, and are Mac and Windows compatible.
  • Downloads will operate through the OverDrive app.
  • Most listening devices are supported.
  • Each SYNC audiobook will be available for download for a period of 7 days (only).
  • Titles, once downloaded, are yours to keep.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

From Global Citizen website


This Best-Selling Author Just Donated $1.25M to School Libraries

Why Global Citizens Should Care
Children can’t reach their full potential and contribute to their communities without basic reading skills. To end poverty we must promote global literacy and ensure all students have the resources they need to learn. 

Best-selling author James Patterson just made another generous pledge to support child literacy.
On Tuesday, Patterson announced he’s giving $1.25 million to classroom libraries in 2019,  according to the Associated Press. It’s his fifth contribution to the Patterson Partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs, an initiative to “get excellent children's books into the hands of every child.” The author is donating $250 each to 4,000 teachers around the US to help them purchase books. 
The partnership will also distribute $500 each to 500 teachers with three years or less experience in partnership with Scholastic. The program is taking applications online until July 31, and a winner will be announced in September. 

“Illiteracy—or lack of reading proficiency—is a huge and often daunting issue in this country,” Patterson said in a statement released by Scholastic. “Tackling this epidemic can be overwhelming for parents and educators alike. But we have to start somewhere. 
“Getting books into the hands of children is an excellent place to start,” he said.

Known for his novels, including hit series such as Alex Cross and Women’s Murder Club, Patterson has been committed to child literacy throughout his career. He’s donated $7.25 million to school and classroom libraries through his partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs, launched in 2015
The benefits of investing in child literacy are endless –– it boosts participation in the labor market, improves health and nutrition, reduces poverty, and expands life opportunities. But globally, 250 million children are failing to acquire basic literacy skills, and in many US states, more than 40% of students read below grade level, Patterson explained in his statement. 
Cara Schrack, director of education for the organization Save the Children’s US programs, told Global Citizen she endorses Patterson’s book program. For many children, the school library is the only library in their community. 
“It’s a great initiative,” Schrack said.
Schracks stressed the need for access to books year-round, especially before third grade, when reading skills build the foundation for academic achievement.
“Overall, when you look at children of poverty, they really need to have access to high-quality resources,” Schrack said.
Children who don’t have access to books when school is out run the risk of regressing, especially if they come from a low-socioeconomic background, Schrack explained. There are a few creative ways to provide access in the interim, including "bookmobiles" that deliver books to children in rural or urban communities, or opening school libraries a few days of the week and sending students home with books to hold them over. Without programs like this keep students from falling behind, teachers end up picking up the slack.
According to one survey, US teachers spend nearly $500 of their own money every year on school supplies. The Patterson Partnership donation will help fill the funding gap. 
“My hope is that my partnership with Scholastic helps teachers fill their classroom bookshelves, and gives their students access to books that they’re excited to read — and ultimately, to foster a lifelong love of reading, as I strongly believe that better readers make better people,” he said

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Carrizozo Music and the Artists of 12th Street celebrate World Art Day with a concert, events and a party! 
Carrizozo Music, Inc. presents a return of nationally-renown guitarist, William Feasley, in a free concert that commemorates World Art Day.  The performance takes place at 4 PM on Saturday, April 13 at the Carrizozo School Old Gym and features Mr. Feasley in a program honoring the painter, Francisco Goya, with a PowerPoint program of Goya’s paintings, and music to accompany each painting.  his program is sponsored by a generous grant from Westaf and the NEA.  School Outreach Program  CHANGED to Monday, April 15 @ 10 am
Echos of Goya is divided into three parts, starting with Music that was around Goya when he was making his art.  The program begins with three short works by an obscure Spanish guitarist/composer, Fernando Fernandiere, who came from Madrid around the same time as Goya. Next comes music of Fernando Sor, the great Spanish guitarist who enjoyed the patronage of the Duke and Duchess of Alba at the same time as Goya’s alleged liaison with the Duchess of Alba.  Sor’s Grand Solo is performed with Goya’s epic portrait of the Duchess (pointing to “solo Goya” - “only Goya” written in the dust at her feet).
Next we hear The Music inspired by Goya’s Art. Two selections from Enrique Granados’ opera Goyescas are performed followed by four selections from Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Capriccios of Goya based on the seminal book of etchings Los Capprichos that nearly had Goya dragged in front of the Inquisition. This is followed by “Goya Portraits” by the contemporary Cuban American composer Jose Lezcano. 
Finally, Music that Mr. Feasley associates with Goya. His journey with the guitar began in earnest with his family moving to Malaga, Spain, so that his father, Robert Feasley, could paint the Spanish landscapes and people.  William developed an indelible association of Spain, the art of Goya and the guitar. He ends the program with “Invocation and Dance” by Rodrigo paired with Goya’s ghoulish  masterpiece “the Incantation” and then, on notes of light and brilliance, Guajiras de Lucia by the Spanish Flamenco master paired with Goya’s final and incandescent “The Milk Maid of Bordeaux”.   
William Feasley was the first guitarist to receive Peabody Conservatory’s coveted Artist Diploma. Since making his debut in 1980 with the San Francisco Ballet performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez for Lou Christenson’s ballet, Don Juan, Feasley has maintained an active international touring schedule. A student of Andres Segovia, he has been a featured performer at international guitar festivals in Poland, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Bolivia, Australian, Slovakia, and Peru. Feasley has also toured extensively for the US State Department. His playing has been described by the Washington Post as sounding “in the words of Segovia, like a ‘small orchestra’ in the variety of colors coaxed from a single guitar.” He has released six critically-acclaimed recordings for the Sonora and Center Earth Labels.
A school outreach concert will take place on Thursday, April 11 at 3 PM in the Carrizozo School Old Gym 3 PM.  Both concerts are free and open to the public.
For information about Carrizozo Music, the 2019 season schedule and concert updates please check www.carrizozomusic.org, emailcarrizozomusic@gmail.com or call Elaine at 575-648-2757.  Carrizozo Music sponsors a series of classical concerts, summer Portico Concerts and school outreach performances and workshops with a commitment to providing free quality music to the residents of Lincoln County and the surrounding area.

Carrizozo School Old Gym is located at 800 D Ave, on the corner of D Avenue and 10th Street.  At the main courtyard, enter the door west of the gazebo.  There is handicapped parking in the lot off 10th Street by the west end of the gym.
LIMINA GALLERY invites you to continue celebrating WORLD ART DAY after the ECHOES OF GOYA concert on April 13, 2019 at an Arts Celebration Party
starting at 6pm (or after the concert concludes)  412 12th Street, Carrizozo
Come join us for food and drink, CELEBRATION and to view a new exhibition of photographs by John Courtney and “Music as Muse” an installation of new art works which honor the influence that Visual Artists and Photographers have had on culture and industry via album covers.