Friday morning briefing: Book bargains, getting hooked and cash machines

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Book bargains A used book sale will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The sale is being conducted by the Friends of the Library. Big fish A chance to get hook at the annual Biggest Catfish Challenge […]

On the shelves — Aug. 28

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder” by Richard Louv identifies seven basic concepts that can help us reshape our lives by tapping into the restorative powers of nature to boost mental creativity, promote health, build smarter and more sustainable businesses, and […]

Clovis-Carver to join technology program

CNJ staff report The Clovis-Carver Public Library is one of 17 libraries around the state that will participate in Fast Forward New Mexico, a grant-funded computer and Internet training program. The program will bring eight six-hour courses to the library in September and October. Four of the courses cover basic computer and Internet skills, including […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them” by Wayne Pacelle examines our special connection with animals of every kind, as well as the conflicting interests that have led us to betray this bond through widespread and systematic cruelty. “Miles to Go” by […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void” by Mary Roach explores the strange universe of space travel and life without gravity, describing how NASA prepares astronauts for their mission by setting up all manner of startling space simulations. “Field Gray” by Philip […]

On the shelves — Aug. 7

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Women of the Bible: A Visual Guide to their Lives, Loves, and Legacy” by Carol Smith was given by Pauline Hudson in memory of Annabel Luikart Campbell. This readable reference features every named woman of scripture and most of the unnamed females; describes their roles, jobs, […]

On the shelves — July 31

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World’s Largest Animal Rescue” by Dyan DeNapoli recounts the extraordinary true story of an oil spill of the coast of Cape Town South Africa and the massive rescue operation that […]

Monday morning briefing: Last chance, affordable housing and Dylan dismays

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Last chance The Portales Public Library Summer Reading Program ends this week for both children and young adults. An end-of-the-program party for all participants is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Library. The party includes prizes. The final events of the programs, movies […]

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives” by the Year 2100 by Michio Kaku gives us a provocative vision of the coming century, based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing […]

On the shelves —July 17

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business From Ordinary to Extraordinary” by Frank Luntz offers specific lessons to illustrate nine essential principles of effective communication and examines how top performers win in all areas of human endeavor by mastering superb communication skills. “Bel-Air Dead” by […]

On the shelves — July 10

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library In conjunction with the City of Clovis floodplain management program, the Library maintains a collection of materials on National Flood Insurance programs, local floodplain maps, design manuals for retrofitting structures, residential repair handbooks, erosion control guidelines, and similar topics. Librarians will be happy to assist users […]

On the shelves — June 3

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World Resort: How to Get the Most Out of the Best Disney Has to Offer” by Cara Goldsbury overflows with tips and techniques for taking a world-class vacation, designed for those who want to tour Walt Disney World but also […]

On the shelves — June 19

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement” by David Brooks explores the story of how success happens and shows that the subconscious mind is not a dark, ambiguous place but a creative and enchanted one where most of the brain’s work gets […]

On the shelves — June 12

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Nine Rooms of Happiness: Loving Yourself, Finding Your Purpose, and Getting Over Life’s Little Imperfections” by Lucy Danziger pinpoints common self-destructive patterns of behavior that rob us of joy and contentment, and walks you through the lifelong process that will help you find pleasure, passion, […]

Summer reading program to feature games, pets, cooking

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Siblings Jacob Howell, back, and Hannah Howell begin reading Wednesday for the Summer Reading program at Clovis-Carver Public Library. The program begins Friday and runs through July 29. Liliana Castillo A cook-off, Minute to Win It games, a pet parade and lots of reading will combine for the annual Summer […]

On the shelves — May 29

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health—And a Vision for Change” by Annie Leonard traces where our possessions come from, how they are produced, distributed, and consumed, where they go when we throw them out, […]

On the shevles — May 15

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg offers an eye-opening account of the inner workings of the whistle-blowing web site that has made front page news, and reveals what led to the author’s disenchantment and resignation from […]

On the shelves — May 8

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Louder Than Words: Take Your Career from Average to Exceptional with the Hidden Power of Nonverbal Intelligence” by Joe Navarro shows how to interpret and use nonverbal signals to navigate the business world by understanding what your boss and coworkers are really thinking. “The Matchmaker of […]

On the shelves — May 1

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “America’s Best Practical Problem Solvers” by Jerry Baker offers a wide variety of the wildest and wackiest ways to use ordinary household products to remedy common problems that crop up around the house and in the garden. “On Borrowed Time” by David Rosenfelt is a stunning […]

On the shelves — April 24

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland returns to New York City at the turn of the twentieth century, as a brilliant craftswoman designs nearly all of the stained-glass windows, glass, and lamps that made Tiffany famous, but must resign if she chooses marriage over career. […]