Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Hours

The library staff wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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

NBA Winners Announced

No, not basketball! The 2009 National Book Award winners were announced this week. Catch coverage of the ceremony and dinner on C-SPAN2, BookTV on Saturday (11/21) @ 8 p.m. EST and Sunday (11/22) @ 10 a.m. EST.

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
Gore Vidal

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

Chanson du Soir

Join us this Saturday for an hour of emotionally engaging Renaissance to 21st century music by a premier guitar and vocal duo from California. Chanson du Soir consists of soprano Chelsea Camille and guitarist David Isaacs. More information can be found on Chanson du Soir's MySpace and Facebook pages. They will also be performing at 2 p.m. on the same day at the Westside Branch (125 Belvidere).

Saturday, November 14 @ 4 p.m.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Piano Concert

Jack Stewart returns to the library to play Saturday, November 7 @ 1:30 p.m.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Essay Contest for Ft. Bliss Students

MCAD (Museums & Cultural Affairs Dept.) is pleased to announce the Celebrate Our Heritage Essay Competition for Ft. Bliss students. This project has been made possible by a grant from Teaching Tolerance.

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.