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On the shelves —

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 room in the house.

“Busy Body” by M.C. Beaton features cranky yet lovable Agatha Raisin who joins forces with the Carsely Ladies’ Society to try to put a stop to the meddling of self-important man with many enemies, only to find that one of them already stopped him with a kitchen knife.

“Pregnancy Day by Day: An Illustrated Daily Countdown to Motherhood From Conception to Childbirth and Beyond edited” by Maggie Blott presents comprehensive information from a team of professionals who spend their lives caring for women during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period.

“Painted Ladies: A Spenser Novel” by Robert Parker begins as Spenser is called upon by an art museum to provide protection during a ransom exchange for a stolen painting, but when Spenser fails to protect his client, his pursuit of the thieves becomes a cat-and-mouse game that he might not come out of alive.

“Charles Marion Russell” by Judith Millidge showcases 200 of the paintings, sculptures, illustrated letters, and other works of art of one of the great artists of the American West whose insight into the lives of cowboys and Indians of the Great Plains shines through his work.

“Djibouti” by Elmore Leonard brings a twisting and gripping tale of modern day piracy to life as a Dara Barr, a documentary journalist, travels to Africa to film modern-day pirates hijacking merchant ships, and stumbles across an al-Qaeda plot to blow up a tanker full of liquefied natural gas.

“Career Comeback: Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want” by Lisa Mandell offers hundreds of insider tips on revving up your resume, wardrobe, Web presence, and more for any woman re-entering the workforce.

Portales Public Library

“Simply Sublime Gifts: High-Style, Low-Sew Projects to Make in a Snap” by Jodi Kahn. With Christmas around the corner, you need ideas to make that special present; “Simply Sublime Gifts” has plenty of them just for you! You’ll find craft projects that are inexpensive and require little to no sewing, and items you can personalize for that special someone.

“Simply Sublime Gifts” has ideas for beginners and the experienced crafters. Many of the gifts are made from recycled or repurposed materials, like the eccentric, cool Wonder-ful Apron created with iconic Wonder Bread Wrappers. This book is for anyone who loves giving gifts that are one of a kind.

“DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Girl” By Kody Keplinger. Bianca Piper is a cynical and loyal 17-year-old who doesn’t feel like she’s the prettiest of all her friends. She’s also pretty smart. I mean, who would want to fall for the charms of the slimy-school hotty, Wesley Rush, especially when he nicknames her “the Duff” and throws soda in her face.

But with things at home not being so great, Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing him, and likes it! Bianca is eager for an escape from her home life, so she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship … with him!

When slimy Wesley turns out to be an all-right guy, Bianca finds herself falling for him.

“Behind the Grand Ole Opry Curtain: Tales of Romance and Tragedy” by Robert K. Oermann. Country music fans have seen the greatest icons perform in the Grand Ole Opry for more than 80 years. Now they get the chance to read what happens behind the curtains.

The Grand Ole Opry’s members aren’t just members. They have experienced tragedies and triumphs getting to that stage.

“Behind the Grand Ole Opry” tells us about “The Opry Curse,” many controversies and stories from the stars themselves.