On the shelves — Dec. 19

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Same Kind of Different As Me” by Ron Hall was given by Cydney and Robert Martin in memory of Vora Hartley. This amazing true story centers on a homeless drifter, an upscale art dealer, and a gutsy woman with a stubborn dream who bound them together […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Complete Guide to a Clutter Free Home: Organized Storage Solutions and Projects” by Philip Schmidt guides you through the process of de-cluttering and organizing your home from top to bottom and shows how to create dozens of innovative storage solutions for maintaining order in every […]

Breakfast with Santa registration full

Registration is no longer being accepted for the Portales Public Library Breakfast with Santa because the program is full. Participation is limited due to space.

On the shelves — Dec. 5

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Taste of Home Casseroles” was given by Shelley Barnett in honor of Lorene Billinglsey. This collection of 440 one-pot recipes serves up tantalizing, versatile, economical and easy-to-prepare comfort food straight from the kitchens of Taste of Home readers who share generations of cherished family recipes. “A […]

Education column: Freshman academy applies lessons to real-world situations

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy When I walked in the CHS Freshman Academy library, imagine my surprise at almost tripping over a “body” sprawled across the floor behind yellow police tape, surrounded by tire tracks, shell casings, and blood spatters. Ok, ok… it was just a mannequin, the central focus of a unique project under way. Librarian, Janita […]

On the shelves — Nov. 28

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Jumped, Fell, or Pushed? How Forensics Solved 50 ‘Perfect’ Murders” by Steven Koehler puts you in the middle of a crime-scene investigation as detectives, coroners, and other criminal specialists track down clues and unravel the myriad enigmas that surround a crime. “My Lost Daughter” by Nancy […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Art, no school and a frigid turn

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday/Thanksgiving Eve briefing. Student art An Eastern New Mexico University student art exhibition is set to show Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in the Golden Library Runnels Gallery. The exhibition is open during library hours. A closing reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2. For […]

On the shelves — Nov. 21

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Women Doctors in War” by Judith Bellafaire was given by Chapter G, PEO in memory of Ginny Haynes. This book draws on the personal stories of individual military physicians and their medical careers, aspirations, and struggles to illustrate the unique professional and personal challenges that women […]

Thursday morning briefing: Books galore, a fall festival and drinking the Kool-Aid

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Books on the cheap Thousands of used books will be available at bargain prices during the annual Friends of the Portales Public Library sale set for today through Saturday in the meeting room at the library, 218 S. Ave. B. Hours for the […]

On the shelves — Nov. 14

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Gila Country Legend: The Life and Times of Quentin Hulse” by Nancy Coggeshall was given by Joella Skeen in memory of Anna Marie Sprouls. This authentic and sensitively written biography memorably portrays the life of a New Mexico rancher, hunter, guide, and mule packer who worked […]

On the shelves — Nov. 7

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Susan Boyle: Dreams Can Come True” by Alice Montgomery takes an in-depth look at the British singing sensation those modest beginnings and meteoric rise illustrate the thrills and disappointments of instant fame and whose faith and perseverance prove that dreams can come true. “The Shadow of […]

Artist of the month — Nov. 7

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Lois Snyder Lois Snyder, artist of the month for the Pintores Art League, will be showing her oil paintings at the Clovis-Carver Library during the month of November. One of her paintings was chosen for the Downtown Revitalization poster and she has been chosen by Clovis News Journal readers as “Best Artist” four times. She […]

First person: Clovis native to take over as library director

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Margaret Hinchee will become the new director of the Clovis-Carver Public Library Nov. 15. Margaret Hinchee is getting back into books. The Clovis native will become the new director of the Clovis-Carver Public Library Nov. 15. She succeeds Marilyn Belcher, who is leaving after 25 years — her last nine […]

On the shelves — Oct. 31

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Still Midnight” by Denise Mina packs nonstop suspense into the story of the dangerous and demanding life of a female cop as Detective Inspector Alex Morrow navigates an urban underworld to solve a crime that may involve her own brother. The Best of Betty Crocker 2010 […]

Monday morning briefing: Video games, school talk and a lot of wind

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own video game fan Jenna Zamie. Game: Fallout: New Vegas Genre: Role-playing game System: PC, 360, PS3 What is it? An enjoyable and sophisticated adventure through the western wastes with a few technical […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Eureka! The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World” by Marlene Wagman-Geller was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Duffy Sasser. Whether motivating, tragic, inspired, or simply eccentric, the rarely known stories behind 40 great inventions provides a unique glimpse into […]

On the shelves — Oct. 10

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students On the Path to College” by Doug Lemov was given by Pat and Jane Miner in memory of Lucille Foster. This visionary book offers the essential tools that can help teachers unlock the talent and skill waiting […]

On the shelves — Oct. 3

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love: Daily Meditations to Help You Through the Grieving Process” by Raymond Mitsch was given by Dan and JoLynda Lusk in memory of Kelln Zimmer. This compassionate and wise guide explains the stages of grief; helps you sort through the […]

Portales man arrested for outstanding library fines

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Josh Chavez was arrested in Portales Sept. 21 for failing to pay outstanding library fines. Sharna Johnson Josh Chavez may not remember the titles of the library books he lost, but he won’t forget being arrested for not paying the fines. Chavez, 29, was arrested in Portales on Sept. 21, […]

Library participating in power monitoring program

CNJ staff reports The Clovis-Carver Public Library is one of five New Mexico libraries taking part in a power meter loan program, according to a release from Xcel Energy. The company’s Power Check program gives libraries portable power meters, which patrons can check out and use to determine energy consumption and cost of using individual […]