The Roswell Public Library tends to go all out for the summer and that means we have programs for teens, tweens, adults and everyone in between!
So, if you’re interested in lending a helping hand, we’re looking for volunteers that are 16 years old or older and we have several different capacities that we could use help with.
Speaking of Tween Crafts, these will continue every Thursday, but only until the end of July. We provide all the supplies for 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds to let their creativity shine with a different project every week. It’s free and starts promptly at 2:30 p.m. Spaces are limited, so arrive early to get a numbered ticket.
Pecos Trails Transit was once again kind enough this year to provide the library with tokens that grant free bus rides for patrons to and from the library during the Summer Reading Program.
For any questions or more information, contact the library by calling 575-622-7101, visiting us at 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave., liking us on Facebook and finding us on Instagram @RPLnm.
Book Talk by Tomás González
This year will mark the 70th anniversary of the Roswell UFO Incident. The crash that happened that day in 1947 has given Roswell worldwide-fame synonymous with UFOs. Whether you are a believer or nonbeliever in the Roswell UFO Incident, there is no denying that an unidentified flying object did crash in the area. Whether that UFO contained aliens from outer space or not is open for debate.
For those that are visiting from out of town, or for locals intrigued by the Roswell Incident, the library offers a guide to all the Roswell and surrounding area landmarks that were involved in the crash. “The Ultimate Guide to the Roswell UFO Crash: A Tour of Roswell’s UFO Landmarks,” by Noe Torres, offers a detailed account of where to find all of these places, along with details of the people who were involved with the incident, from military personnel to civilians.
Offering maps and directions, Torres takes a look at all of the important places that played roles during the subsequent days after the supposed crash. The landmarks also include a photograph of what they looked like in 1947, as well as what they look like in present time. Short descriptions of what roles these landmarks played in the incident are also given.
The book also offers suggested touring plans to help those who may be short of time to see some of the more important sites, but also offers plans for those who wish to take the full tour. For those that may be traveling with people who may not be as interested in the Roswell UFO Incident, the book also suggests other local attractions that, for the most part, are free of little green aliens and UFO-themed subjects. This book was published in 2010, but many of the dining and hotel options listed in the book are still open to visit.
In addition to this book, the Roswell Public Library offers many other books and videos related to the Roswell Incident. Also, the library has the microfilm of the Roswell Daily Record from July 1947 for those wishing to view the news articles, reports and fallout of what happened during that timeframe.
Amanda Davis is a reference librarian at the Roswell Public Library. She can be contacted at A.Davis@roswell-nm.gov.