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The Friends of the Library are placing a book of condolences at the circulation desk for Roswell residents to express thoughts and prayers for the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The book will be available through the end of Sept. 15.

September is National Deaf Awareness Month and every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. this month will be a workshop focusing on one of the five senses open to all ages. This Saturday’s will focus on “touch” and some of the hands-on activities that will be included feature sensory bins and touch boards. This is a great way to learn more about how your senses work and how much day-to-day life can be affected when they’re impaired.
United Blood Services will have its bloodmobile in the library’s parking lot today from 2 to 5 p.m. This is a great opportunity to take a few minutes out of your day that could be the key in saving somebody’s life. You can visit their website at bloodhero.com to see if there are remaining appointments, but walk-ins are welcome, too.
You can also fast track your donation by filling out the health history questionnaire online in advance. Make sure to bring your photo ID and donor card if you have one. Free cholesterol testing with every donation, too. You can contact the library by calling 575-622-7101, visiting us at 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave. or the website at roswell-nm.gov.

Book Talk by Matthew Gormley
Reference Librarian
Ophélie Neiman, a popular French blogger, has released a new book in English, “Wine Isn’t Rocket Science.” This book is a fun, relaxing and entertaining introduction to wine.
I have never been able to tell the difference between a good wine and a cheap one, but I have a few friends who know enough to make me feel stupid when I eat out with them. If you have this same problem or even if you know all there is to know about wines, you will enjoy this book. With its straightforward approach and plenty of illustrations, this book will keep you flipping through it.
Ophélie starts out with a practical approach to selecting a wine to take to a party and moving on to tips on what wines to have when you are a hosting your own parties. With these basics out of the way, she covers all the topics that might come up when you are talking about wines, from judging the color, aroma and taste to what food they should be paired with in order to best enjoy them.
She even covers more complex topics such as setting up your own wine cellar. Ophélie truly takes readers on a wonderful journey in this book, covering everything most of us will ever need to know about wine, while giving other great tips to help out with problems that may arise, such as how to get wine stains out of clothing.
If this book sounds good, you can check it out at the Roswell Public Library and while you are there you might like to take a look at these other titles that will complement your newfound knowledge of wine. “Cheese & Wine: A Guide to Selecting, Pairing and Enjoying” by Janet Fletcher, is available for download as an eBook through Overdrive and “The Beer Bible” by Jeff Alworth, is a helpful guide to the world of ales and beers and can be found in the adult nonfiction section.
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Amanda Davis is a reference librarian at the Roswell Public Library. She can be contacted at A.Davis@roswell-nm.gov.

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