On the Shelves — May 25
The following books are available for checkout:
Clovis-Carver Public Library
The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency by James Tobin reconstructs Roosevelt’s 10-year climb from paralysis to the White House, affirming that true character emerges only in crisis and that FDR became president less in spite of polio than because of polio.
Death of a Policeman: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery by M.C. Beaton takes readers to the Scottish highlands where Macbeth is left with a bewildering array of suspects after a policemen sent by headquarters to get rid of him is found murdered instead, and the next victim could very well be Macbeth himself.
Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery by Rachel Adams presents a mother’s deeply moving account of raising a son with Down syndrome in a world crowded with contradictory attitudes toward disabilities and what it means to be human.
Kiss and Tell by Fern Michaels continues the saga of the Sisterhood, as Myra Rutledge receives a string of anonymous emails suggesting that shady dealings are taking place at a local assisted-living facility, sending Myra and her best friend off with a brilliant plan to out-hustle a master con artist at his own game.
The Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landry by Mark Ribowsky takes a fresh look at the legendary coach who led the Dallas Cowboys for 29 years with 20 consecutive winning seasons and two Super Bowl titles during his march toward gridiron immortality.
Long Man by Amy Green takes place during three days in the summer of 1936 as a government-built dam is about to flood an Appalachian town, a little girl goes missing, and a tight-knit community is brought together by change, crisis, and a ticking clock.
Dorothea Lange: Her Lifetime in Photography by Elizabeth Partridge celebrates the life and work of one of our most cherished documentary photographers who captured unforgettable images of 20th Century America from the iconic, Depression-era portrait of a migrant mother to photographs of Japanese-American citizens incarcerated during World War II.
Portales Public Library
The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey by Nancy L. Kriseman: Caregiving can be terrifically rewarding, enormously challenging, and potentially draining. Caregivers often wonder how they will continue to give care and not lose themselves completely. This book highlights two major approaches to help transform the journey: adopting a practice of mindfulness, which helps one become more self-aware and fully present with the person with whom they are caring and honoring “the spirit-side” of caregiving, which offers new ways of connecting to one another. These approaches take into account the needs of the caregiver and other people in his/her life and not just the needs of the care recipient. Author Nancy L. Kriseman offers self-care exercises and addresses a wide variety of subjects such as making the best possible decisions, setting realistic expectations, advocating effectively, and evaluating available resources and services. “The Mindful Caregiver” provides encouragement, inspiration, and guidance for finding ease in the caregiving journey.
The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel: Best Destinations, Hotels, Events, and Advice to Please Your Pet and You by Kelly E. Carter: In this engaging guide to 75 of North America's best pet-cation destinations, pet travel expert, Kelly E. Carter and her beloved long-haired Chihuahua Lucy share their well-earned travel secrets. Whether you're looking for adventures close to home or planning a trip afar, you'll discover hundreds of places to please your pooch. This title offers suggestions on pet-friendly attractions, dog-friendly hotels, annual pooch events, shops for furry fashionistas and even luxury spas. Also included are insider tips from pet-loving locals and a detailed introduction full of pet-essential information.
The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects by Spike Carlsen: Build-it-yourself shelters, equipment, workspaces, and storage structures are just what you need to make your backyard more productive and better organized. Whether you're a seasoned expert with power tools or a new woodworker, you'll find projects you can put together in just a day or a weekend. Plans include compost bins, chicken coops, drying racks, outdoor cookers, tool sheds, storage racks and much more. Clear instructions guide you through every step required to build 76 useful items that will expand and support your active outdoor lifestyle.