Saturday, December 29, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
We will observe the following hours of operation:
Tuesday, December 25 Closed
Wednesday-Saturday, December 26-29 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday, January 1 Closed
Wednesday, January 2 Normal hours resume
Subscribe or keep checking our blog for upcoming events and new hours of operation in January.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Herald the Harp
Saturday, December 8 @ 2 pm
Enjoy holiday music performed by harpist Mardi Mahaffy.
Crafts & Cocoa for Teens
Tuesday, December 11 & 18 during Teen Hangout @ 5 pm
Teens are invited to make a holiday craft and drink hot cocoa.
'Tis the Season
Saturday, December 15 @ 12 pm
More holiday music with our very own library director and flutist Carol Brey-Casiano.
Saturday, December 15 @ 1 pm
After hearing some holiday music, Santa Claus will be here!
Don't forget your camera!
Storytime featuring Little Angels
Thursday, December 20 @ 10 am
After hearing Christmas stories and making a craft, children from the Flying Colors Learning Center will be singing Christmas songs.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
The Bookmark is currently having a sale on children's books that ends Saturday, Dec. 8. Children's books up to the eighth grade level are on sale for only 25 cents!
They are located at 7348 Remcon Circle, across from the post office.
Wednesdays 3pm-6 pm
Check out their great selection! Book and magazine donations are gratefully accepted. You can become a member for only $5 a year and receive 10% off all purchases.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
You can also check out the winners and all other entries including ours at: www.unshelved.com/PimpMyBookcart/2007/
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
High school students will be offering tutoring services and reading to elementary students this Saturday.
If you are a high school student and are in need of service hours, then come on by and participate!If you are an elementary school student and need tutoring or want a reading buddy, then come on by and participate!
Tutoring/reading will take place this Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.
Call or email Lisa at the library for more info.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Kachina dolls will be on display all month.
Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 1 pm
The Ysleta del Sur dancers will perform
Saturday, Nov. 17 @ 1 pm
A musical journey for the entire family with Nancy Green
...and the Dorris Van Doren Library would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for your support and patronage!
The El Paso Public Libraries will have the following hours of operation in observance of Thanksgiving:
Wednesday, Nov. 21 9 am-5:30 pm
Thursday, Nov. 22 Closed
Friday, Nov. 23 Closed
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
- Wear your costumes to compete in a costume contest
- Enjoy a spooky cupcake walk
- Play a round of hot pumpkin
- Trick-or-treat throughout the library
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Read any good books lately or have a favorite? Write a short review about it and you could win a prize! Details and entry forms are at the Dorris Van Doren Library.
Events for teens, ages 13-19:
Tuesday, Oct. 16 @ 5 p.m.: Teen Hangout
Wednesday, Oct. 17 @ 5 p.m.: Movie: Blades of Glory
Thursday, Oct. 18 @ 4:30 p.m.: Duct Tape Crafts
Friday, Oct. 19 @ 4:30 p.m.: Pizza Party! Book Review Contest Winners will be announced!
Saturday, Oct. 20 @ 3 p.m.: Anime Club
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) received a total of 546 challenges last year. A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint, filed with a library or school, requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness. Public libraries, schools and school libraries report the majority of challenges to OIF.
Here are some of the events that will take place during the week to celebrate our freedom to read:
Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 1 p.m.
Book Circle: Come discuss banned books or any of your current/favorite reads
This movie is based on the book that was challenged this year
Saturday, Oct. 6 @ 1 p.m.
Passages from several of this year's challenged books will be read
Friday, September 7, 2007
National Library Card Sign-Up Month
Disaster Preparedness Month
A free public program offered by Texas Cooperative Extension on Sept. 14, 1-2 p.m.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Celebrate our rich Hispanic culture from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15!
We kick off the celebration by playing Loteria on Sept. 15 @ 2 p.m. Loteria is a Mexican version of bingo using images and words. Come have fun and learn a few Spanish words. All ages are welcome. 30 player limit. Horchata will be served.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
The Wild Thing from the book Where the Wild Things Are, will be stopping by all of our libraries this September. There will be terrible roars, the gnashing of terrible teeth, the rolling of terrible eyes, and the showing of terrible claws. Join us as we have a wild rumpus!
Here at DVD: Saturday, Sept. 8 @ 1 p.m.
Click here for a complete listing of appearances.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
If you don't want to be our myspace friend, you should still come hang out with us this month. We will start an Anime Club on Wed. Aug. 22 @ 6 p.m. We will watch a few episodes of Innocent Venus and Air TV, fill out a survey, and discuss what we want to do for our next meeting. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.
School may be starting soon, but there's still time to have fun. On Sat. Aug. 25, we'll be having a lock-in from 7-11 p.m. The theme is gocks. Gocks are goth sock puppets, and everyone will get to make one. It doesn't have to be goth, and if you don't want to make one, you can play games, watch a movie, or just hang out. We'll provide the socks, accessories, food, drinks, and more.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Just because we're taking a break, does not give you an excuse to not come to the library. New books are coming in almost daily and we've still got lots going on. Here's an overview:
On Thursday, July 26 @ 2 p.m.: Summer Movie Matinee continues with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. See it before you see the new movie! I'll post the list of August movies soon.
(in the auditorium)
On Saturday, July 28:
1 p.m. Our first Book Circle Meeting! Bring your current or favorite read to discuss. Any and all literature genres welcome! Refreshments provided. (in the quiet room)
3 p.m. The Scrapbooking Group meets again to bring together croppers for an afternoon of scrapbooking. Be sure to bring your materials. (in the auditorium)
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Here are some of the authors and artists that will be present:
Luanne Hunt, Leon Metz, Marian Haddad, Betty Marcus-Randle, Deen Underwood, L.C. Hayden, Patsy King, John Middagh, Paul Geneson, Ken Hudnall, Donna Munch, and Mary Fimbel.
Candy Mayer, Betty Pippin, Don Beene, Don Woollard, Bernice Shutes, Melinda Etzel, and Marge Gianelli.
Remember, it begins at 1 p.m in the auditorium, and historian Leon Metz will also be here to lead a discussion.. At 2 p.m., Californian country singer-songwriter Luanne Harris will perform inside the library. So, come and celebrate the arts with us!
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Here are a few titles that are hot right now at DVD (If we don't have them, we can request them for you:
Join us for our first discussion on July 28th at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Cost: $10 due the day of the class
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
What to bring: A baby doll or teddy bear and a sack lunch
Dates: June 23, July 14, August 4, August 18
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Join us on June 19th from 6-7 p.m.
July 10th and 17th
Toddler Time Storytime:
Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Events for children are scheduled every Saturday at 1 p.m. and Wednesday at 6 p.m. We’ll keep you posted on the exact programming on a weekly basis.
This week’s events:
Wednesday, June 6 at 6 p.m................ZZ the Clown
Saturday, June 9, 1 p.m........................Party Animals
Saturday, June 9, 7-11 p.m..................Teen lock in (a night of funny movies, games, and food)
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
We have a special display in our bestseller's area featuring the books we have chosen each month. In our display, we have additional copies of the book that aren't in our catalog.
Please check it out.
We will be meeting May 30th from 7-8.
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thank you to all of you that participated. So far, I've really enjoyed the entries. We have a lot of talented library patrons. It will be difficult picking the winners.
Good luck to our participants!
The concert begins at 4:00 in our auditorium. We hope to see you there!
Friday, April 20, 2007
It's our book club selection of the month. I have never read Cormac McCarthy before and I am extremely impressed with his writing style and his imagery. This was a really difficult book to read, but worth it.
Please come to our book discussion group this upcoming Wednesday (4/25) at 7:00. I'm sure we will have a great discussion of this Pulitzer Prize winning novel.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Not to mention, he is considered to be one of the greatest living American novelists.
I was also intrigued by the story. To oversimplify the plot, it's a story about a man and his son after a nuclear attack.
I like stories where life as we know it permanently changes.
How does anyone deal with the end of the world or the end of their world? It could be a divorce, death, or other great loss. Our lives can change so drastically in the matter of minutes and change who we are profoundly.
Our book club will meet April 25th at 7:00.
I'm sure it will be a thought provoking read.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Speaking of form, we are having an all ages Haiku contest during the month of April.
Come to the Information Desk for a form or write your haiku and include your name and phone number. Drop it off at the Information Desk or the entry boxes around the library.
There will be winners in the adult contest, as well as the under 18 contest. The prizes are Barnes and Noble gift certificates, so give it a try! We'll announce the winners the first week of May.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
So, I'm excited about our presentation this Tuesday at 6:00.
Ms. Alice Davenport M.S., CFLE, will be speaking about the author herself and the role her daughter, Rose, had in the writing of the Little House books. She will also be discussing the great impact the books had on literature and the world. Join us on Tuesday!
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