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.
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?
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.