Wednesday, April 28, 2010

All Libraries Closed on Friday, April 30

All El Paso Public Libraries will be closed this Friday, April 30 for our annual Staff Development Day. Every year, the library staff gathers at the Main Library for an entire day of workshops to help us improve our services to you!

We apologize for this inconvenience. The UTEP and El Paso Community College Libraries will be open that day. You can get a TexShare card at the circulation desk to be able to check out items from these libraries. Most of the EPCC libraries have public computers as well.

Libraries will reopen on Saturday, May 1 @ 10 a.m.

Don't forget to check out our May movie lineup!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Money Smart Week

During the month of April, the Empowerment Zone of the City of El Paso will provide a series of free programs at all of the El Paso Public Libraries. Two sessions are being held at this library this week. Click here for the complete listing of programs.

Getting Ready For College
Tuesday, April 20 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Learn how to prepare for a successful college experience. Presentation by Kim Tovar.

Six Easy Steps to an Effective Estate Plan
Thursday, April 22 from 6:30-7;30 p.m.
Understand the basics of estate planning by asking the experts. Presentation by Theresa Winter.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Month of Poetry

April is National Poetry Month and we're inviting everyone to submit a poem to be displayed in the library!

Submit your poem in person or send us an email at Be sure to include your name and grade (if applicable). All ages are welcome. We will place your poem in the display case in the Young Adults area.

Don't forget to check out our poetry books, as well as biographies about poets and how to guides. You can also visit The Academy of American Poets website to find more information about National Poetry Month.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Nominate a Teen!

The Mayor's 100 Teens Program is in its fifth year of recognizing youth within the El Paso community who have overcome adversity, provided a service to others, achieved something significant, and who lead by example. The program intends to inspire more teens to reach higher levels of service and accomplishment through this recognition program. Selected teens will be recognized and participate in various community activities.

Teens completing 9th, 10th, or 11th grades may be nominated by teachers, counselors, friends, clergy, or family (but not their parents). More information, along with nomination forms can be found online and at any public library. Click here for info and applications.

The deadline is Friday, April 16, 2010.