These days, with their hint of fall, are inspiring
- to read, to paint, to write or just to keep up with the weeds -
as well as rejuvenating.
For those inspired to read, the Glenwood Library is
the place to go! A tall stack of beautiful, hardbound books has been
purchased, thanks to a generous, anonymous donation to honor long-time
Library lover Dorothy King. Dorothy died last June at the age of
96. The books cover a wide variety of topics, including two of her
loves: history and the great outdoors.
The Bookworm read a small one the other afternoon -
Elisabeth Tova Bailey's "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating." Only
170 pages long, it tenderly chronicles the bed-ridden author's observations
of and companionship with a snail that was accidentally brought to
her bedside with a flowerpot of wild violets.
Who knew these gastropods could be so interesting?
Who knew so much already has been written about them?
Spiraling deeper into the life of a small snail - a
little like Alice falling down the rabbit hole - led to an appreciation
for the perfection of all creatures on Earth, whether carnivores
at the top of the food chain or humble inhabitants of undersides
If you don't have time to learn about the mating rituals
of snails and a long list of "Honey Do's" is staring at
you, the Library can help!
All the old, dog-eared, out-of date Do-It-Yourself
books have been replaced with the latest set of Black & Decker's
Complete Guides to Home Repairs, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical
Wiring and Masonry & Stonework.
You'd rather watch a movie or TV show? Don't fret.
The Library's got you covered. New releases of popular TV shows have
arrived, including Dexter Season 5, Breaking Bad Season 3 and three
seasons of the latest Midsomer Murders.
Two new classes at the Library are being planned, depending
on public interest. One is a free basic computer/Internet class.
The other is a beginner's conversational Spanish class that would
begin early next year. Students would pay for their own supplies.
Contact Lynn Neidermayer at the Library, 539-2277,
if you're interested in the computer class; call Val McCabe at 539-2627
if the Spanish class interests you.
The other day, while driving north on 180, a truck
hauling a squeeze chute passed in the opposite lane. "There
goes a 'squeeze machine'," the Bookworm chuckled, thinking of
the wonderful movie "Temple Grandin," which was shown this
spring at Library Movie Night.
If you haven't seen it, check it out. Several of her
books are available as well. Grandin is autistic. She's also an author
and PhD who has designed more humane slaughterhouses because she
says she sees like animals. Hers is a fascinating story and Claire
Danes gives a stellar performance of this socially awkward but prideful,
impassioned woman who achieves so much because of a mother who won't
ostracize her and her home-made "squeeze machine" that
gives her comfort.
Speaking of Movie Night, this month's movie is the
documentary "Manufactured Landscapes." It is an award-winning
cinematic portrait that's part poem, part protest. The documentary
follows the work of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky, known
for finding haunting and lingering beauty in large industrial vistas.
His shooting locations include slag heaps, factories, quarries and
Big Screen Movie Night at the Library
7:00 PM. ~ Friday, October 14
No admission fee ~ Free sodas & popcorn ~
October Events at Baldwin Cabin Public Library in Datil
Datil's Baldwin Cabin Public Library is proud to present a Book
Signing for Local Northern Catron County authors on Saturday, October
1st from 2 until 5 p.m.
Among the authors attending are two from Pie Town: Uncle River has
three new books this year: 'Counting Tadpoles,' a cultural science
fiction story; 'Jacinth', a novella of near future opportunities
as society closes in with further economic disintegration; and 'King
Freedom,' a novel of escape from oppression.
Thea Marshall, author of last year's popular 'Cat's Masquerade,'
has this to say about her latest novel, "Lovers sacred and profane
burn together in 'Love's Pure Flame.' In the 1171 Court of Love and
war, who will win their heart's dangerous desire?"
Representing Datil is T. Michael Fuson who has written a thriller,
'The Black Heart' which takes place in 1969 and concerns the Vietnam
War, a wheeler-dealer helicopter pilot, the Russians and the CIA.
A very busy resident of Datil, Ann Jenkerson, somehow found time
to write and will sign her book 'Spur,' a very enjoyable Western
family and love story. She also has an inspirational book.
Randell Whaley, an instructor at Datil's Mojave Academy, has written
a memoir of life in Colorado and the Texas Panhandle, 'Teen Age Farmer'
as well as other books. BCPL's staff hopes to see you there. It's
not too early to start buying Christmas presents. Refreshments will
On Friday, October 21st from 2 to 4 pm Matt Basham, District Archaeologist
for the US Forest Service in the Magdalena Ranger District will give
a talk on archeology entitled 'Heritage Resources of the Magdalena
Ranger District.' Bring any artifacts you would like to show during
the question session after the talk. Refreshments will be served.
BCPL is located on Forest Road 100, just off U.S. 60, three miles
west of downtown Datil. Please patronize your local library.
Datil Arts & Crafts Show
The Datil Extension Club's Annual Arts and Crafts Show and Sale
will be held at the Datil School Gym. Proceeds from the show go towards
scholarships and to the Good Samaritan Home in Socorro.
The date is Saturday, November 5th and the time is 9 a.m. until
4 p.m. The Datil Booster Club will as usual serve a delicious Mexican
lunch starting at noon. Write it down on your calendars now as you
won't want to miss the start of the Christmas season and the chance
to buy your presents early.
For crafters: the fees are 10% a booth for home crafters; $25 a
booth for home crafters with business; and clubs - $10 a booth. Please
respond by October 15th at the latest with a $15 deposit check, which
will be deducted from the booth fee.
Make it out to Datil Extension Club and sent to Pat Padgett at P.O.B.
182, Datil, NM 87821. It's on a first come, first serve basis so
Crafters should set up at 8:00 a.m. on November 5th and should also
bring a small item for the Raffle table. Please bring your own pegboard
if you need to hang things up.
Call Pat Padgett at 575 772 5558 with any questions.