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Author Doug Thompson's Underground Ranger

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Doug Thompson was a National Park Ranger for 30 years spending his last 6 years at Carlsbad Caverns.  Doug will be at the Ruidoso Public Library February 23rd at 1 pm to talk about his book and his experiences as a Ranger.


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If your feeling crafty come to the Ruidoso Public Library March  17th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm for fun with Decoupage!   Decoupage is the art of decorating objects with a combination of glue and paint effects.  You will need to bring cans, jars, jewelry boxes, flower pots, or picture frames as well as magazines, stamps and pictures.  The Library will provide the glue, scissors and paints.


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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!

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!

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


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 February 28th from 1 pm to 3 pm.  The second, "Who is Your Reader" will be presented March 21st from 1 pm to 3 pm.  The third and final "Introduction to Publishing" will be April 18th from 1 pm to 3 pm.


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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.