Monday morning briefing: Library amnesty, kindergarten registration and Honest Abe

Get ready. Get set. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Give it up There’s hope for you library book procrastinators. It’s Amnesty Week at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. No late fines on items returned this week during library hours. Calling all communicators The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Communication is accepting entries in […]

On the shelves — April 3

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities between 1915 to 1970 in search […]

On the shelves — March 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Secret Gardens of Santa Fe” by Sydney LeBlanc was given by Carolyn and Oscar Toliver in memory of Chris Nevins. Gloriously illustrated, this book goes behind garden walls to reveal 18 of the most beautiful private gardens in North America’s second-oldest city where gardeners find their […]

On the shelves — March 20

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Military Marriage Manual: Tactics for Successful Relationships” by Janelle Hill addresses the pressures and problems unique to military families and presents advice on a range of issues including relationships with friends and family, finances, raising children, and dealing with deployment, relocating, and more. “Dead or […]

On the shelves — March 13

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life by Ian Smith was given” by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Dr. Jerry Crook. This life-changing book reveals the sometimes surprising secrets of enduring happiness and outlines simple steps that you can start today […]

On the shelves — March 6

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Paws & Effect: The Healing Power of Dogs” by Sharon Sakson was given by Charmain Howard in memory of Therapy Dog Leaha. This wise and poignant volume provides accounts of individual, beloved pets that have supported their owners through periods of ill health and other crises […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Gardens of Santa Fe” by Anne Hillerman brings many well-loved but secluded gardens to the public eye, highlighting the astonishing diversity of plants suited to the high-desert mountains and sharing insights on how to turn your own garden into a bountiful oasis in the desert. “Port […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “My Father at 100” by Ron Reagan was given by Curry County Republican Women in memory of Dr. Jerry Crook. The son of Ronald and Nancy Reagan presents an assessment of his father’s life that features his childhood observations of the qualities that rendered the future […]

On the shelves — Feb. 13

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Kids Learn to Crochet” by Lucinda Guy was given by Lennis and RoseEllen Dunn in memory of Ginnie Lee. This lively and colorful book introduces kids to basic crochet skills and offers six fantastic original projects suitable for beginners with easy-to-follow instructions, charts, and templates, as […]

Honors — Feb. 13

Artist of month Anita Lucille (Fulton) Bradburn of Clovis was chosen by the Pintores Art League as artist of the moth for February 2011. Her work will be displayed in Clovis-Carver Library throughout the month. She met her husband, George L. Bradburn in 1946 at Mesa State College in Colorado and they were married in […]

On the shelves — Feb. 6

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Harvey Caplin’s Real Cowboys and the Old West” by Abbie Caplin features images from the freelance photographer who recorded ranch life in the American West from the 1940s to the 1980s, capturing magnificent landscapes, picturesque people, and images of working cowboys on the range, in camp […]

Wednesday weather closures

Area agencies and institutions being impacted by the cold weather have begun announcing early closures for Wednesday and hours for Thursday. • Eastern New Mexico University will conclude classes at 1 p.m. Wednesday and will close the campus at 5 p.m. The campus will reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday with classes resuming at 11 a.m. […]

City officials defend tax proposal

Kevin Wilson Outside the Clovis-Carver Public Library on Monday night, winds whipped snowfall to a chilling effect on empty city streets. Inside, there was a chill as well, with many residents cold to the idea of a potential gross receipts tax increase heading to the Clovis City Commission Thursday. Commission members appeared at the library’s […]

On the shelves — Jan. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Library maintains a collection of documents on flood management that illustrate a broad range of flood-proofing techniques, building designs to minimize damage, personal safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and structural repair methods. Most of these publications are available for checkout, and a complete list is available […]

On the shelves — Jan. 23

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Pain Chronicles” by Melanie Thernstrom explores the myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing, and other research into the science of suffering to illuminate the elusive nature of chronic pain and its various treatments. “Legacy” by Danielle Steel interweaves the stories of two women — […]

On the shelves — Jan. 16

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McGratney was given by Ruth Ann Brown in memory of Alyssa Marie Banagay. This classic story tells of a little hare and his father who try to outdo each other expressing their love for one another in a […]

On the shelves — Jan. 9

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer (And Other Discarded Electronics)” by Randy Sarafan shows how to make a first-aid kit out of a broken iPod, turn your dead mouse into a pencil sharpener, upcycle an old laptop into a digital photo frame, reuse a […]

Clovis artist exhibited at ENMU Golden Library

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Courtesy photo: Kasey Robinson Painter Andrew Jonathan Merritt spends time with dogs in his studio at Underground Embassy in Clovis. Several of his works are on display at Eastern New Mexico University’s Runnels Gallery. The “Snow on the Window Pane” art exhibit portrays somber undertones with characters trying to be positive in bad situations, said […]

Incident management courses offered

CNJ staff Three incident management courses will be taught in February at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Courses are intended for emergency response agencies, and are paid for through grant monies. • A Feb. 8 MGT 347 (ICS forms class) course will last 4 hours. There is a requirement of at least […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Susan Vreeland was given by Michael Pollack in memory of Elsie and Arthur Heden. This compelling historical novel centers on artist Auguste Renoir in a story that details nineteenth-century French caf