On the shelves — Jan. 30

The following books are available at:

Clovis-Carver Public Library

The Library maintains a collection of documents on flood management that illustrate a broad range of flood-proofing techniques, building designs to minimize damage, personal safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and structural repair methods. Most of these publications are available for checkout, and a complete list is available at the Reference Desk.

The Complete Photo Guide to Home Decorating Projects by the editors of Black and Decker was given by Dorothy Ormon in memory of Mayve Jo (Pud) Sparks.

Perfect for both new homeowners and seasoned home improvers, this hands-on manual offers 130 do-it-yourself decorating solutions that will inspire your creativity and enable you to add the perfect finishing touch to your home.

The Spider’s Web by Margaret Coel finds Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden and Father John O’Malley on opposite sides of an investigation that threatens the peace of the Wind River Reservation as they are caught in a web of lies and deceit woven by a psychopathic killer.

Safe: How To Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Your Home by Wayne Lapierre shows how to prepare your family and home for any potential disaster including flood, fire, hurricanes, and tornadoes; how to protect against accidents, predators, street crime, and home invaders; and how to travel with confidence anywhere in the world.

Juliet by Anne Fortier breathes new life into the Shakespearean tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in a dual plot that interweaves the tale of the star-crossed lovers with a fast-paced modern thriller as an American woman receives the key to a safety-deposit box in Italy, sending her on a journey that will change her life forever.

Great Lives Remembered from the editors of People Magazine looks back at the biggest celebrities whose lives and deaths were chronicled during the magazines first 36 years and whose contributions still echo through popular culture to this day.

Portales Public Library

In the Belly of the Bloodhound: A Bloody Jack Adventure by L.A. Meyer

In this fourth adventure of Jacky Faber, she hopes to find a safe hiding place in the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston after the King of England called her a pirate and put a price on her head, but the calm doesn’t last very long. The girls are abducted and forced into the hold of the Bloodhound ship during a class field trip to the Boston Harbor. The Bloodhound is bound for the slave markets of the Barbary Coast and the girls are to be sold on the auction block. Even though Jacky wouldn’t dream of going down without a fight, will she be able to convince the delicate Lawson Peabody girls to trade petticoats and propriety for a daring escape plan?

New Mexico’s Tasty Traditions: Recollections, Recipes and Photos by Sharon Niederman

Through the eyes of veteran food-travel writer Sharon Niderman, New Mexico’s Tasty Traditions will take you on an armchair tour of cafes, festivals, ranches, home kitchens and farmers markets. Spice up your life at the Hatch Chile Festival, come along to the cakewalk at the Colfax County Fair, forage for chokecherries along the Cimarron River, cook Dutch-oven stew and biscuits with ranch hands on the open range and learn to prepare potica bread, latkes, and other ethnic specialties that make New Mexico’s cuisine so diverse. The author’s colorful photographs and lively tales showcase the people and places that reveal our state’s varied culinary roots and with recipes throughout, this book will tempt you to create your own tasty traditions.

The Wonder of Charlie Anne by Kimberly Newton Fusco

Charlie Anne’s cousin, Mirabel, arrives to take charge of her, her siblings, and their household when her mother dies.

Charlie Anne escapes to the barn, the fields, the river, and her mother’s gravesite when Mirabel assigns unrelenting chores and insists on reading The Charm of Fine Manners.

Charlie Anne is even more inclined to befriend their new neighbors, the pants-wearing Rosalyn and her daughter, Phoebe, an African-American girl when Papa takes her older brother up north to try and earn money and Mirabel sends her younger brother to stay with relatives.

Painful poverty and the bigotry of the Depression era set the stage for Charlie Anne’s increasing awareness of the impact and unfairness of prejudice and her power to make changes in the world and her own circumstances. Charlie Anne’s voice resonates as she confronts both the unfairness and hardships of life, yet finds ways to change things for the better.