Saturday, April 28, 2007

Haiku contest

Well, National Poetry Month is winding down. We will be selecting our winners of the Haiku contest late next week.

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!

University of Arizona Pianist on Tour

Join us on Friday afternoon (May 4th) for a Classical piano performance by Astrid Chan and El Paso's own Thomas Shibley Azar. These students of the University of Arizona are currently touring the southwest.

The concert begins at 4:00 in our auditorium. We hope to see you there!

Friday, April 20, 2007

The Road

I just finished the Cormac McCarthy book, "The Road".

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

Scrapbooking anyone?

From 3:00-5:30 this Saturday, we are beginning our scrapbooking group. Bring all of your supplies and get together with other croppers.

Please call 875-0700 for more information.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Our Book Club

We are starting a book club here at DVD. Our first selection is "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. It's also Oprah's Pick of the Month, but I chose it because of McCarthy's El Paso history. He used to live in the area. I would think that our landscape was inspiration to his writings, especially his "Border Triology".

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

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. I always love the opportunity to celebrate poetry whenever I can. I think that poetry is such an amazing art form.

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.

Happy writing!

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Laura Ingalls Wilder and her Legacy

My favorite children's books are the Little House series from Laura Ingalls Wilder. I read and re-read them again and again for years.

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!

Welcome to our blog

Welcome to our new blog. We will be posting events and happenings here at our library. We have a busy month and even more events planned for the summer.

The blog will be updated every few days. So, keep checking up on us!

Please feel free to leave comments. We depend on you to let us know how to better serve you. Have a great weekend.