Friday, April 15, 2016

Gardening Workshop Series

Last fall, we received a grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to get seed libraries started at our public libraries. We have been busily making preparations to make it happen and hope to launch this new library service by the end of this month. Right now, we're still in the process of receiving the seeds that we ordered, and divvying them up to be checked out by you! For more information about the seed libraries and updates on this project, please visit

In the meantime, you can begin planning your gardens and getting your soil ready! Free monthly gardening workshops taught by the El Paso County Master Gardeners will take place at libraries on the east, west, and central sides of town. Don't forget the master gardeners also have workshops at the Multipurpose Recreation Center (9031 Viscount), which is very close to the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Library on Hawkins.

You can call the library to save your spot or visit our event page on Eventbrite at From there, you'll be able to choose the locations and dates you'd like to attend. Attend one or as many as you like! Please note that the central location is split between two locations, with the first three workshops beginning at Memorial Park Library and the second three at the Main Library. 

The first workshop at the Dorris Van Doren Library will be next Tuesday, April 19 at 5:30 pm. We hope you'll join us!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Food For Fines is Back!

Starting today, January 2, you can bring up 5 non-perishable and canned good items per day until January 16 to pay down overdue or lost item fines on your library account.  Each item will deduct $1.00 from your balance.

Please be sure the items are in good condition before bringing them to the library to donate.

For more information, check out the library website.