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NEW to the Library!  

Tumblebooks are streaming e-books for kids.  

Tumblebooks include puzzles, National Geographic short film clips and so much more!

Writing/Publishing Workshop 101

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The Ruidoso Public Library brings you Writing and Publishing 101, presented by novelist, B. A. Coots.   The first of three workshops, "Finding Your Voice" will be March 21st  from 1 pm to 3 pm.  The second, "Who is Your Reader" will be presented April 18th from 1 pm to 3 pm.  The third and final "Introduction to Publishing" will be May 23rd from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Media Center Introduction Seminar

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Media Center Introduction Seminar, April 26th from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Ruidoso Public Library

The Media Center available components:  Two iMac computers with CD/DVD drives; A video camera that shoots high quality HD video;  A canon power shot 20 mega pixel camera; Two durable High Quality fluid head tripods; A Mini DV player/recorder; Two 4 head VCR’s;  A photo light/video lighting system; A negative/positive, slide, document scanner; Desktop Audio recording equipment; A field recording unit with boom pole and condenser microphone; Four 25 ft XLR cables                            

Potential:  The components within the media center may help the village/public to train, digitize phone, tablet, older media and create original media. Training on use of the media center components can help one gain skills useful as a Journalist, Radio Host, Photographer, Archivists, Videographer, Producer, Director Foley Artist, Actor, Musician, Writer, Audio Technician and Lighting Technician.


Freegal Music

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     Over 7 million songs.  Includes Sony

    Music Entertainment’s Catalogue of
    Legendary Artists.
    Free:  3 hours of streaming per day
              3 MP3 downloads per week
    Free:  Mobile apps for registered
           library cardholders.

Freegal Music apps available in the

     Apple App Store and Google Play


Read With Me Wednesday's

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Sadie and Cooper will be here for you to practice your reading skills. Come join us at the Ruidoso Public Library in the Children's Department on Wednesdays 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Woof! Woof!

How to Start a Business

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Do you have a business idea? Would you like to explore the feasibility of turning your idea or hobby into a profitable business? If so, this free workshop is for you! Designed to give you the tools you need to start a business legally and profitably, you will explore how an idea comes to fruition, why some businesses succeed and some fail, and how planning helps lead to business success. This workshop will help you examine your business ownership potential. Topics will include business planning, financing and marketing. You will also learn about the assistance and resources available to you at the local Small Business Development Center. Business advisors will be available to meet with you one-on-one to discuss your idea.  This free workshop will be held on Thursday April 27th from 10 am to 12 pm at the Ruidoso Public Library.  For information and registration please call (575) 439-3660 or send email to kat2@nmsu.edu.


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Download Audio Books anytime you want!

New Titles arrive regularly.

Free Homework Help

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HelpNow provides students of all ages with live online tutoring and homework help in English and Spanish from 2pm - 11pm, and includes 24/7 access to a comprehensive library of interactive tests, including academic skills assessments, standardized tests, and New Mexico-aligned tests.

Mango Languages

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Interactive Language Learning.

Over 70 different languages to choose from.


JobNow provides career resources, resume and interview help.

Universal Classes

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Free Online Courses 

Have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet.

Attend class and do assignments on your schedule. Each course has a real instructor.

These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment. These courses are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.

Ancestry Searches

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Search Family History for free using your library card number.



Search Family History for free within the library.