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Check out FamilyPasses for winter statewide traveling

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If you’re planning to travel over the winter holidays, the Roswell Public Library has FamilyPasses that you can check out with a library card that’s in good standing. These allow a group of up to six people free admission into 15 different cultural sites all over the state. Some of these include the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamogordo, Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe and historic sites at Jemez, Fort Stanton and Lincoln. These passes check out for one week, so it’s easy to work a stop or two into a trip or even plan a vacation around visiting a specific site. For more information, you can contact the library by calling 575-622-7101, visit the website at http://roswell-nm.gov/405/ and like us on Facebook.

Book Talk
by Bianca Cheney
Young Adult/Audiovisual Librarian

Roswell is famous for many things besides aliens and UFOs. There is Robert Goddard with his invention of modern rocket propulsion, Austrian Felix Baumgartner’s Red Bull Stratos helium balloon flight, the largest mozzarella cheese factory in the U.S., Tree City USA, and John Denver’s birthplace. Other famous people with Roswell ties include Nancy Lopez (LPGA), Roger Staubach (attended NMMI) and Austin St. John (actor). Don’t forget about Mine That Bird, 2009 Kentucky Derby winner.

Probably the most well-known Roswellite is Demi Moore, born Demi Gene Guynes. She was born in Roswell and attended school here. Her family moved around because of her dad’s frequent job changes, so they lived in many other places, as well; yet always had reason to return to Roswell. Demi’s maternal grandmother lived here until she passed away in 1997.

In her new book, “Inside Out: A Memoir,” Demi Moore describes her life in full detail. She literally bares all. Through the news and tabloids, we see a happy, beautiful, successful actress; how Demi saw herself was totally opposite. She had a troubled childhood and spent many years trying to overcome her feelings. Her parents moved around because they were running from debt. Her mom reportedly received payment from a man to have “access” to Demi at age 15. Her parents separated in 1978 and her dad committed suicide in 1980. Moore’s mother had her own issues with alcohol and the police. At one point, Demi paid for her mom’s rehab and when that did not work out, Demi distanced herself from her mom for many years. Only when her mother was dying of cancer did they reconcile.

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Demi is very candid about her life, her lovers, her struggles with self-image, her wonderful job of motherhood, her drinking, drugs and work. She tells of the pros and cons of becoming the highest-paid female actress for her role in “Striptease.” On one hand, women were happy she was paving the way for equal pay for women in acting, and on the other hand, women were not proud of the way she displayed herself.

This is a well-written book, informative and easy to read. There are several pages of family photographs, which are always fun to see — especially the ones from the 1960s. Demi has always tried to keep her life private and her daughters secluded from the Hollywood scene, so the fact that this book was published is a testament to her feeling better about herself. You can find this book in the Adult Non-fiction section of the library under the call number 791.43 M821.

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