Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sale @ the Bookmark

The Bookmark, our Friends of the Library store, is overstocked with hardback mysteries. They will be on sale for 50 cents each this week, from Wednesday April 29 to Saturday May 2. Mysteries are located in the last row (Bestsellers located near the window are excluded). So, be sure to stop by and support the Westside Libraries!

The Bookmark
7348 Remcon Circle
(915) 833-2342
Wed. 3-6pm
Thurs. 9am-3pm
Fri. 3-8pm
Sat. 9am-3pm

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Dia del los Ninos/Dia de los Libros

This April 25, families in El Paso and the surrounding area are invited to celebrate Día de los Niños / Día de los Libros – a day when we are reminded that the most important resource of all is children. This year will be the 13th anniversary of the annual community wide celebration, which began as a joint partnership between the El Paso Public Library and the Parks and Recreation Department. Festivities will be held at Washington Park from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. There will be thousands of free books to give away as well as free goodies, entertainment, sports, and activities throughout the day. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Dorris Van Doren Regional Branch, along with Main (Downtown), Richard Burges, Judge Marquez, and Esperanza Moreno will remain open. The rest of the branches will be closed to allow staff to assist at the event.

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

The Easter Bunny!

Come meet the Easter Bunny this Saturday and take an Easter craft home. Don't forget your camera!

Saturday, April 11 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All El Paso Public Library facilities will be
closed on Sunday, April 12th in celebration of Easter.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Reprise of Crafty Hour: Crocheting

Last month's crocheting activity was cancelled, and has been rescheduled for next week.

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.