Monday, August 2, 2010

Water your mind - Read @ the Library

The adult summer reading program “Water Your Mind – READ” at the Village of Ruidoso Public Library
continues through the month of August. This summer we have been discussing water in the high desert mountains and learning about the importance of water, as well as enjoying movies with water topics.

Please join us on Wednesdays at 2pm for the following programs at the Library:

August 4 @ – Rain Water Collection and Grey Water / Black Water Systems: Using Used Water presented by James Miller. Learn about rainfall harvesting and review the New Mexico laws on grey water and black water. Bring the questions you have on setting up your own system at home.

August 11 – Movie “Living Sea” (40 min.) takes you to the world's oceans, traveling to Palau, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Alaska, Nova Scotia and the Red Sea. Come face to face with life-sized humpback whales when you dive into "The Living Sea." Swim with thousands of golden jellyfish. Surf in Hawaii, deep-sea dive in Palau and test your courage with the Coast Guard in some of the world's roughest seas! Follow a remotely operated vehicle 3,000 feet down through the ocean depths to view strange creatures (one as long as a football field!) which live where sunlight never penetrates. The Living Sea celebrates the "world ocean"--its beauty, diversity and importance to all life on earth. Music by Sting and narrated by Meryl Streep.

August 18 – Join Randal Camp, Village of Ruidoso Public Works Director, to learn “EVERYTHING you wanted to know about Ruidoso’s NEW Wastewater Treatment Plant.”

The wastewater Treatment plant is scheduled for completion June 8, 2011. Find out how it operates, how waste treatment will be improved and much more. Bring your questions!

August 25 – Movie “Coral Reef Adventure” (43 MIN) This undersea exploration has a deeper, more serious agenda of warning its viewers that the natural magnificence of the world's most impressive coral reefs is possibly a mere 30 years away from extinction due to the devastating effects of global (and oceanic) warming. The world is in the process of losing entire ecosystems that cannot be replaced. When you see these awesome coral reefs in their still-thriving vitality, you experience a sense of urgent responsibility toward our stewardship of planet Earth. The film provides an all-access pass to some of the most exotic, playful, and dangerous creatures in the ocean.

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call us at (575) 258-3704.