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Artesia Public Library offers plenty for adults

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ARTESIA – Artesia adults who are into writing, movies and crafts may want to stop by the Artesia Public Library in April, according to Adult Services Librarian Jo Nickerson-Harper.

For the scribes in the community, Nickerson-Harper said Camp Nanowrimo will be taking place every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. in the library meeting room. The camps will help participants get ready for National Novel Writing Month in November.

“It’s a virtual writing retreat hosted online,” Nickerson-Harper said. Set up is like a summer camp, participants are separated into cabins.

Nickerson-Harper said the library has its own cabin called the New Mexico Scribblers and there will be webinars along with other activities.

Along with Camp Nanowrimo, the library is hosting a Creative Writing Working Shop on Apr. 11 at 6 p.m., as Zane Biebelle from New Mexico State University in Carlsbad will be teaching the course for up-and-coming writers.

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For movie buffs, Nickerson-Harper said two films will be shown at the library in April. Movie and a Chat and a Craft is set for 11 a.m. on Apr. 11 and the film is 1989’s “Dead Poets Society.”

“The irrepressible Robin Williams starred in this drama about an English teacher to arrives at a boys’ prep school. His teaching methods fly in the face of the school’s traditions but are effective at reaching the boys,” Nickerson-Harper said.

Those attending will be making journals and materials are provided.

Nickerson-Harper said the Saturday Afternoon Matinee is set for Apr. 21 at 1 p.m. Shown that afternoon will be the 1956 classic “The King and I.”

“Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr star in this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical classic about an English governess hired to instruct the royal children of the King of Siam,” Nickerson-Harper said.

Nickerson-Harper added the monthly arts and crafts projects will be back next month. DIY from the Heart is set for Apr. 17 at 4 p.m. “There are a number of gifts and decorative items that can be made using mason jars. We’ll have the opportunity to make a variety of them during this crafting event.”

What Can You Macrame? takes place Apr. 23 10-11:30 a.m. at the Artesia Senior Center. ”Learn the basics of macrame knotting. We’ll do simple projects so that you can practice for making more complicated projects at home,” Nickerson-Harper said.

For more information call the library at 746-4252.

General assignment reporter Mike Smith can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 307, or at sports2@rdrnews.com.