April 12, 2009 On the Shelves

Food Hates You, Too: and Other Poems by Robert Weinstock This loud, slightly irreverent volume of poetry captures a variety of thoughts on food, eating, and dining.

April 5, 2009 On the shelves

Still Life by Joy Fielding Best-selling author Joy Fielding delivers a suspenseful and riveting tale of a young woman caught in a nightmare somewhere between life and death. Casey Marshall couldn’t be more content with her life. She’s beautiful, happily married and the owner of a successful interior design business. Everything changes when a car [...]

March 15, 2009 On the shelves

“Life Sentences” by Laura Lippman — By baring her life on the page, author Cassandra Fallows has achieved remarkable success. However, after an unsuccessful stab at fiction, Cassandra believes the she may have found the story that will enable her triumphant return to nonfiction. As a girl, Cassandra grew up in a racially diverse, middle-class [...]

March 8, On the Shelves

March 1, 2009 On the shelves/Library events

Monday is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the Portales Public Library is set to participate in Read Across America to celebrate. From noon to 2:30 p.m., we will have guests read to visiting elementary school classes. At 4:30 p.m., a birthday party, complete with a story, games and cake, is scheduled. Preschool Storytime meets at 10:30 [...]

Feb. 15, 2009 On the shelves

Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs. Welcome to Patricia Briggs’ world, a place where “witches, vampires, werewolves, and shapeshifters live beside ordinary people”.

Feb. 8, 2009: On the shelves

Feb. 12 marks the 200th anniversary of the birthday of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. To celebrate, the Portales Public Library recommends the following children’s books: Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend) by Deborah Hopkinson, pictures by John Hendrix. In this boisterous tale, Hopkinson and Hendrix introduce [...]

Guns flying off the shelves with election in balance

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Guns are flying off the shelves at local gun shops, according to gun store owners. Store owners said the election and the possible victory of Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama is driving up gun sales. R&S Gun Shop store owner Larry Reeves said Obama would push for tighter [...]