Thursday, November 29, 2007

Have you been to the Bookmark?

The Friends of the Westside Libraries is a non-profit group that raises funds for all four Westside region public libraries, including the Dorris Van Doren Regional Branch library. Funds are raised through donations and sales from their bookstore, the Bookmark. If you haven't visited the Bookmark, the holidays mark the perfect time to go! The Bookmark is a gem of a used bookstore that offers used books, magazines, records, and more. Most of the books are in excellent condition, and are even recent bestsellers or popular titles.

The Bookmark is currently having a sale on children's books that ends Saturday, Dec. 8. Children's books up to the eighth grade level are on sale for only 25 cents!

They are located at 7348 Remcon Circle, across from the post office.
Phone#: 833-2342
Wednesdays 3pm-6 pm
Thursdays 9am-3pm
Fridays 3pm-8pm
Saturdays 9am-3pm

Check out their great selection! Book and magazine donations are gratefully accepted. You can become a member for only $5 a year and receive 10% off all purchases.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

All pimped out and no books to shelve

The MTV show Pimp My Ride has become so popular that it has now infiltrated the library world. Another blogsite called Unshelved came up with a funny idea that has now become a phenomenon. This year, we decided to enter the "Pimp My Bookcart" contest with a pirate theme. Unfortunately, we did not win, but staff member Conrad Orozco did a fantastic job! Come into the library and check it out in the display case in the lobby. Let us know if you have any comments or ideas for next year's contest.

You can also check out the winners and all other entries including ours at:

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tutoring/Sevice Hours

Attention all elementary and high school students!

High school students will be offering tutoring services and reading to elementary students this Saturday.

If you are a high school student and are in need of service hours, then come on by and participate!

If you are an elementary school student and need tutoring or want a reading buddy, then come on by and participate!

Tutoring/reading will take place this Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm.

Call or email Lisa at the library for more info.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Happy American Indian Heritage Month and Thanksgiving!

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush proclaimed November to be "National American Indian Heritage Month." El Paso is fortunate to have a rich American Indian heritage. We hope that you will join us in celebrating our city's diverse culture with the following events:

Kachina dolls will be on display all month.

Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 1 pm
The Ysleta del Sur dancers will perform

Saturday, Nov. 17 @ 1 pm
A musical journey for the entire family with Nancy Green

...and the Dorris Van Doren Library would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for your support and patronage!

The El Paso Public Libraries will have the following hours of operation in observance of Thanksgiving:

Wednesday, Nov. 21 9 am-5:30 pm
Thursday, Nov. 22 Closed
Friday, Nov. 23 Closed