Friday, March 27, 2009

April Concert

It's no joke, join us this April Fool's day for a special music performance! Enjoy easy listening music on piano and guitar courtesy of Tay Kwok. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 1st from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Media Sale @ the Bookmark!

Our Friends of the Westside Libraries bookstore is having a sale on their media. VHS tapes, DVDs, vinyl records, and cassette tapes will be marked at 50% off during the week of March 25-28.

Come out and support your library!

To learn more about the Bookmark, click here.

The Bookmark
7348 Remcon Circle
El Paso, Texas 79912
(915) 833-2342
Hours: Wed 3-6pm; Thur & Sat 9-3pm; Fri 3-8pm

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Crafty Hour: Crocheting

There's still room and time to sign up for this month's crafty activity!

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

Book Signing: A Chance For Every Child

St. Margaret’s Center was El Paso’s first orphanage, established in 1919 and founded by the grandparents of City Representative Ann Morgan Lily. In 1928, a second orphanage, Southwestern Children’s Home was established by parishioners from Trinity Methodist Church and built by the McKee family. The orphanages later merged to form what is now the El Paso Center for Children.

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

Teen Tech Week begins March 10 with ArTech Fun

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

Tuesday, March 10 @ 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 @ 4 p.m.

Projects continue throughout March and April