Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Year of the Rat

This year, the Chinese New Year begins on February 7 and it is the year of the rat. Bring the whole family to learn how to celebrate this event. Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Children’s Chinese New Year Program
Saturday, February 2 @ 1 p.m.

Friday, January 25, 2008

New book club for moms!

A new book club, called Mothers and More is starting up in February for moms who want to discuss books, but can't attend because their children would have to come, too. Moms are welcome to bring their thoughts and their children to the book discussion! The group plans to meet the third Thursday of every month at 10 am in the Quiet Room.

February's Book Selection:

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Discussion Date:
Thursday, February 21 @ 10 am

Currently, there are no copies available to check out at any of the public libraries. UTEP has a copy available (you can check out books if you obtain a TexShare card from us). You might be able to find a copy at The Book Mark and support our Friends group at the same time (check this blog out).

If you are interested in forming a book club that is more tailored to your reading interests and lifestyle (especially school aged children and teens!), please feel free to contact me at 875-0700 ext. 8518.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cappuccino and Ketchup Fries?

In case you haven't noticed, we have a vending machine! It is stocked with munching staples such as chips and soda, but it seems that our vendors like to rotate some different items in there. One such item is ketchup fries. The bag claims that they are "totally cool," so I had to give them a try. I don't know if they're totally cool, but they are totally different and weirdly addicting. You'll just have to try them, but if you hate them do not come to the reference desk and demand that I refund you your money.

If ketchup fries aren't your cup of tea, then maybe an actual cup of tea, coffee, or cappuccino is your cup of--um okay, I'll stop the corny humor. But seriously, we now have a coffee machine in the craft area (middle of library)! It's only 50 cents and the hazelnut cappuccino is really good!
Yes, you are welcome to enjoy your snacks in the library, but we ask that you please clean up after yourself. There are trash cans throughout the library. If you accidentally spill, don't be embarrassed, let us know and we be happy to help clean it up.

Need something to go with that cap and coffee cake?

How about...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Celebrate Equality and Dance this week!

Wednesday, January 16 from 5:30-6:30 pm
The YWCA Racial Justice Center presents a children's program and activity about equality. Professor Barbara Yancy-Tooks will speak afterwards in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Saturday, January 19 at 2 pm
Linda Gallegos will present the power, finesse, and passion of the flamenco dance.

Bring the whole family for both events!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Be a hero! Donate Blood.

United Blood Services will be hosting a blood drive in the auditorium. For more information on donating blood or to reserve a time slot, visit the information desk.

Saturday, January 12 from noon to 4 p.m.

United Blood Services mascot Ubie will be here!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year! New Hours and Storytime!

This past Wednesday marked the beginning of our new storytime. Wednesday storytime is usually at 1 p.m., but now it will be at 11 a.m. and will feature bilingual stories.

Join us on Wednesdays @ 11 a.m. for stories in English and Spanish followed by a craft. This month's dates and themes include:

Jan. 9 Animales/Animals
Jan. 16 Exploring El Mercado
Jan. 23 Quiriquiri-Moo/Cockadoodle-Moo
Jan. 30 Hats Around the World

The Dorris Van Doren Regional Branch Library will now be open on Sundays and open longer on Thursdays!

Sundays 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Mondays Closed
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Fridays 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.