Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Everything in the store will be 50% off from December 9-19.
Gift Certificates are also available.
The store will be closed December 23, and will reopen on January 6.
Wed 3-6 p.m.
Thurs 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fri 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Saturday, December 5 @ 3 p.m.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
We'll be closed on Thursday and Friday (November 26 & 27), but we will be open on Saturday.
Wednesday, November 25
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Closed Thursday and Friday
Saturday, November 28
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Young People's Literature
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
by Phillip Hoose
(available @ the Main library)
Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy
by Keith Waldrop
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
by T.J. Stiles
Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
Distinguished Contribution to American Letters
The Literarian Award
Dave Eggers (as in the author of The Wild Things, available @ Dorris Van Doren)
The Best of the National Book Awards Fiction
The Complete Stories
by Flannery O'Connor
(available @ Dorris Van Doren)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Ft. Bliss students in grades 6 – 12 are encouraged to enter the competition to share the story of their culture. The term culture can be used at the student’s discretion (i.e. traditions, color, religion, military culture, etc.) Essays must be accompanied with a piece of artwork or a photo. Applications MUST be submitted with essays. Complete information and applications can be picked up at the Dorris Van Doren Regional Branch Library.
DEADLINE: November 20, 2009.
Fifteen essays will be exhibited at the El Paso Museum of History throughout December. MCAD will work with surrounding school districts to schedule tours with special presentations for the exhibit. The intent of the project is to educate students about the diversity of our area and to engage students in conversation about culture.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The children's ensemble from Ciudad Juarez will perform regional dances of Mexico this Saturday! Once again, we will have free copies of Sun, Stone, and Shadows to give away.
Saturday, October 24 @ 3 p.m.
Teens can come dressed up to compete in a costume contest in this after hours library event. Join us for food, games, and Anime!
Saturday, October 24 from 7-11 p.m.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This program features Manos Arriba performing a puppet show and workshop based on Octavio Paz's short story, My Life with the Wave. The story can be found in Big Read book, Sun, Stone, and Shadows. Free copies will be given away at the event!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Our first Big Read Mexico event is also on Tuesday, October 13 @ 6 p.m.
The Ramon Alvarado Trio will perform original music based on the book Sun, Stone, and Shadows. Free copies of the book in English and Spanish will be raffled! Visit any of the El Paso Public Libraries for more information about the Big Read Mexico or to check out a copy of Sun, Stone, and Shadows. Event information at other libraries is available here.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Storytime with Sandra Diaz
Saturday, October 3 @ 1 p.m.
Where the Wild Things Are Wild Rumpus
Wednesday, October 7 @ 11 a.m.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Your library card gives you access to:
Books, including the hottest new Bestsellers
Audiobooks on CD and Cassette
Graphic Novels and Manga
Free Computer and Internet Access
(Wi-Fi available @ Main and Memorial Park)
Online Test Preparation
Request library materials online
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The Bookmark is having a GREAT sale beginning tomorrow, August 26. Everything in the store will be 50% off! The sale ends Saturday, August 29.
They are located at 7348 Remcon Circle.
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday 3-6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday 3-8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Brush up on the rules and get pointers at www.scrabble.com
Tuesday, August 11 @ 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 25 @ 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
...comedy where you least expect it...
Treat your family to interactive theater, for FREE!
Wednesday, July 22 @ 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Saturday, July 18
Last day to turn in reading logs
Randy the Magician @ 1 p.m.
Teen Advisory Board Meeting @ 2 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21
Teen Event: Paper Cuts (crafts) @ 4 p.m.
Thursday, July 23
Crafty Hour: Origami @ 4 p.m. Class is full
Saturday, July 25
End of Children's Summer Reading Club Party
Come to our rodeo cow poke!
Certificates to be handed out @ 12:30 p.m. and will continue after the program.
Teen "Lock-In"/Award Ceremony
Bring your favorite ethnic dish to this International Potluck. Ask a librarian for help finding a recipe if you don't have one! Crafts and games. Goody bags for those that completed the summer reading program. 7-11 p.m.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Join us on Wednesday, July 15 @ 3 p.m. for a special concert featuring the 62nd Army Band Brass Quintet.
Don't forget to sign up for the summer reading club by July 11 and turn in reading logs by July 18.
Have a safe and happy fourth of July!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Art Garage 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.
Pablo returns for another inspiring workshop. Learn tips and techniques, tackle your drawing problems, and experiment with a digital drawing tablet. All ages, all skill levels, all day. Lunch is on your own from 1-2 p.m. All day attendance is not required.
Storyteller Nancy Green 1-2 p.m.
Entertainment with stories and songs. Part of the summer reading program events.
The schedule blood drive has been canceled.
Friday, June 5, 2009
June 6 Teen Fest @ Cohen Stadium from 12–6 p.m.
Bands, dancers, games, crafts, car show, info booths, giveaways, and more! All ages.
Children’s Programs are on Saturdays @ 1 p.m.
June 6 Up, Up and Away Kickoff Party with Mad Science
June 13 Bats presented by the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park
June 20 Prehistoric Southwest presented by the Museum of Archaeology
June 27 Stories and Songs with Nancy Green
Teen Programs are on Tuesdays @ 4 p.m.
June 9 School’s Out BBQ (hotdogs and veggie dogs) Bring a bag of chips or drinks.
June 16 Tee Party Deconstruct old t-shirts. Shirts provided for first 15. Bring your own tees to make cool new ones.
June 23 Sushi Social Make and eat your own sushi. We provide the basics. You’re welcome to bring your own ingredients and utensils.
June 30 Lolita Tea Party Celebrate the Japanese pop subculture by dressing up, drinking tea, and playing human chess. Turn in a reading log to be entered to win a pair of tickets to the EP Anime Convention.
More programs in July!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Then, jumpstart your scrapbooking by joining us for a basic, hands-on demo hosted by local shop Pizazz. Materials and refreshments will be provided, but the class is limited to 15 participants. Call or register at the information desk.
Saturday, May 30 from 3-5 p.m.
Join us for a weekly meet up to share tips and ideas for scrapbooking, card making, and other paper crafts. All ages are welcome! Saturdays from 3-5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 28 @ 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Saturday, May 23 from 10am-5:45pm
Lunch on your own from 1-2pm
(All day attendance is NOT required)
The next Art Garage Saturday is June 27th!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
7348 Remcon Circle
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Each year, the staff of the El Paso Public Library System convenes for staff development day. It provides an opportunity for staff to gain knowledge and improve services to the public. As a result, all El Paso public libraries will be closed on Friday, April 17th. The UTEP and El Paso Community College libraries will be open. Get a TexShare card at the circulation desk to gain access to these libraries. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We will reopen on Saturday, April 18th at 10 a.m. for a whole day of activities!
- Our weekly Family Storytime begins @ 1 p.m.
- Be a hero and donate blood! United Blood Services Blood Drive from 2-5 p.m.
- Celebrate national poetry month with a free author reading and writing workshop @ 4 p.m. Local performance poet and author Panjah of Jesus will lead this program. Her first novel, Set on Edge was recently published. This program is for teens and up.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Youth in grades 4th-8th are invited to learn basic crocheting skills in our monthly craft program. Students will get to make their first crocheted item, but will need to bring a size "I" hook and one skein of medium-weight light colored yarn. Pre-registration is required at the information desk. Kids can bring a parent as a learning partner!
Thursday, April 9th from 4-6 p.m.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Come out and support your library!
To learn more about the Bookmark, click here.
7348 Remcon Circle
El Paso, Texas 79912
Hours: Wed 3-6pm; Thur & Sat 9-3pm; Fri 3-8pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Youth in grades 4th-8th are invited to learn basic crocheting skills in our monthly craft program. Students will get to make their first crocheted item, but will need to bring their own size I crochet hook and a skein of worsted weight light color yarn. Pre-registration is required. Call or sign up at the information desk. This month’s class is limited to 10 students
Thursday, March 19th from 4-6 p.m.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The center celebrates 90 years of caring for El Paso’s orphaned, homeless, runaway, abused, and neglected children with a moving narrative of the children’s lives. Local authors Donna Munch, Shirley Fouts, and Sandy Rioux have come together to write A Chance for Every Child: A History of the El Paso Center for Children. The book chronicles El Paso history, and how laws and costs for the care and treatment of children have changed in the U.S.
Join us for this special book signing.
Saturday, March 14 @ 4 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Every year, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) encourages libraries across the country to celebrate Teen Tech Week. Its purpose is to connect teens with technology through the library. YALSA teams up with Verizon to offer small cash grants to assist libraries with their celebrations. This year, we applied and won one of those mini grants! Encourage teens to participate in a fun and interactive program.
ArTech Fun combines art and technology through the use of Wacom’s Bamboo Fun Tablet. Two digital drawing tablets and a small collection of digital art books have been purchased to help teens take their art to the next level. Guest speakers will be invited to show teens how to use a digital drawing tablet and talk about their careers. Teens will then be able to reserve time slots to work on two projects. The first project is to create promotional art for the summer reading club and perhaps create an animated short. The second project is to create their own artwork to be showcased in an art show that they plan. Reserve your spot! For more info contact Lisa @ 875-0700 ext. 8518 or visit myspace.com/dvdteens
Tuesday, March 10 @ 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 @ 4 p.m.
Projects continue throughout March and April
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The primary goals of the amnesty period are to encourage library patrons to return their materials AND to return to the library. “Some people amass so much in fines that they forfeit their borrowing privileges until they can afford to pay them,” says Library Director Carol Brey-Casiano. “What we are saying with this period of amnesty is we want our books and our customers back.” Those wishing to take advantage of the program should go to any public library branch, return their materials, and let the staff know that they would like amnesty.
The Library would like to encourage everyone to visit or call their nearest library branch to check on the status of their materials.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 19th from 4-6 p.m.
Check out these quilling sites:
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
on 125 Belvidere @ 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 14th @ the Dorris Van Doren Branch
on 551 Redd Rd. @ 4 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
E-books are now available through the library's catalog courtesy of NetLibrary. Databases such as EBSCO, Heritage Quest, and Health and Wellness Resource Center can help you with homework, research, and more! Databases are directories of information from magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. They include articles, maps, pictures, and charts. You can search for current and historical information for all grade levels on all subjects that is safe and reliable.
To access them, go to elpasolibrary.org and click on the Texshare Databases icon, located on the lower left-hand corner. You can log in to the databases by using your library card number and four digit pin number. If you don't have a pin or have forgotten it, ask a staff member or give us a call.
Stop in the library to find out how you can access Consumer Reports and learn other great tips!