Library fines land Portales man in jail


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, by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies on a contempt warrant for not fulfilling an arrangement he made with Portales Municipal Court to pay […]

On the shelves — Sept. 19

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On the shelves — Sept. 12

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest” by Richard Melzer compiles more than 180 rare historical photographs and other memorabilia to tell the unique story of the chain of high-quality restaurants, hotels, and resorts situated along the Santa Fe Railway in the American Southwest. “The Glass Rainbow” […]

On the shelves — Sept. 5

The following books are available at: Portales Public Library “Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior” by Dick Couch Dick Couch, a former Navy SEAL, offers an unprecedented view of the training of the Special Forces warrior in this new book. Less than a quarter of the thousands that volunteer for Special Forces […]

On the shelves — Aug. 29

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Pueblo People: Ancient Traditions, Modern Lives” by Marcia Keegan was given by Oscar and Carolyn Toliver in memory of Thelma Lucille Curtis. A renowned photographer compiles 417 color photographs of all 19 of New Mexico’s Pueblos over the past thirty years, presenting images of people, homes, […]

On the shelves — Aug. 15

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Pretty Little Cozies” shows how to make 32 custom fabric cover-ups that hold our cell phones and laptops, keep coffee and food warm, organize supplies, store valuables, protect fragile items, and more. “If the Dead Die Not” by Philip Kerr reintroduces Bernie Gunther, house detective at […]

On the shelves — Aug. 8

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Harper’s Bazaar Fabulous at Every Age: Your Quick and Easy Guide to Fashion” by Nandini D’Souza reveals the fashion secrets of the world’s best-dressed women and offers tips on how to recognize what’s right for you at different stages of life. “Laughed ‘til He Died” by […]

Monday morning briefing: Free stuff, good books and a murder in the Old West

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Read and win is holding a drawing each week in August for our newsletter subscribers. Check out the newsletter for a form to enter. The prizes are: • Aug 2-8: $20 gift certificate to Weinerschnitzel • Aug 9-15: $20 gift card to S&S Supermarket […]

On the shelves — Aug. 1

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “How to Build a House” by Larry Haun teams up with Habitat for Humanity to offer the best construction expertise in an easy-to-understand handbook that shows step-by-step how to build a simple, energy-efficient, and affordable home, from choosing its location to the final step of installing […]

On the shelves — July 25

The following books are available at the: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness” by James Baraz offers a step-by-step program that will reorient your mind away from dissatisfaction and distraction and toward the contentment and delight that are abundantly available in our everyday lives. […]

On the shelves — July 18

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The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public library • “Dog Heaven” by Cynthia Rylant was given by Linda Pierce in memory of Buster Gene. In this comforting story for pet lovers of all ages, God created Dog Heaven, an imaginary paradise where dogs can eat ice-cream biscuits, sleep on fluffy clouds, and run through […]

On the shelves — June 13

The following books are available for checkout at Clovis-Carver Public Library • “D-Day: The Battle for Normandy” by Antony Beevor was given in memory of James (Bud) Shipley. This exhaustively researched history covers the most famous invasion in military history from June 6, 1944 to the liberation of Paris on Aug. 25, describing not only […]

Dora School News — June 8

Summer library hours Dora students may come to check out books from the school library from 10 a.m.-noon on the following days: Today, June 22, July 6 and July 20. We want to encourage all students to keep reading throughout the summer break.

On the shelves — May 23

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Library kicking off summer reading program


By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Children and adults alike can dive into books, and rewards, this summer with Portales Public Library’s water-themed summer reading programs. The library has separate programs for adults, sixth- through 12th-graders and children younger than sixth-grade. “I think the benefit for the kids is it keeps them reading over the […]

PJHS News —

Library books due Last Friday was the last day for checkouts in the library. All books must be returned and any fines taken care of by Thursday. Notices of books and fines due have been distributed to the students in their first-hour class.

Dec. 13 On the Shelves

The following books are available at the Portales-Public Library A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Brett Helquist: The watercolor/pen and ink drawings of the illustrator of The Series of Unfortunate Events and other children’s books bring this timeless classic to life just in time for the holidays. Helquist’s dramatic sense of scale captures […]

10-4 On the shelves

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Book bans undermine liberties

Freedom New Mexico Very few pieces of American literature provide a better lesson of the absurdity and pointlessness of banning books as does “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Harper Lee’s 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has been challenged and sometimes banned in school districts, mainly because of the use of racial slurs and the book’s “depiction of […]