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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Drum roll please...

On Saturday, 11 June 2016 we got a special visitor who helped us out during our storytime! Can you take a guess on who that special guest was?


CHICO! Chico and his friends came to visit us, read to us, enjoy Ms. Debi's readings, and assist with crafts. Afterwards, we found Chico roaming around the library looking for books to check out.

After Chico's visit, we also had a special performance by Mauricio who brought along all of his drums. Mauricio gave a brief demonstration and lesson and then allowed everyone to play along joining in on a huge drumming session.


Monday, June 13, 2016

#MCM


Our young adult's #MCM goes to Jeb from the third book in the Splintered Series, Ensnared, by A.G. Howard.
"After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world—a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts.In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?"

Ensnared. (n.d.). Retrieved June 13, 2016, from https://books.google.com/books/about/Ensnared.html?id=bdOmAwAAQBAJ 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Summer Summer Summertime!

Summer has approached, so you know what that means...

SUMMER READING CLUB!!!!

Our kickoff party will be on Saturday, 4 June 2016 @ 2 pm.
Live Entertainment ft. Millennium Waves | Refreshments | Games | Prizes |  Crafts | FUN!



UPDATE:
Look at all of the fun that we had during the kickoff party! This is just a preview of some of the fun. Make sure you join us for more fun during the end of summer party...


Children's Special Events & Special Guest Schedule...

Teen's Special Events Schedule...

Summer Reading Club!

Come Join the Fun of the Summer Reading Club!


All it takes is 3 simple steps:

Register.
Set your own goal.
Accomplish your goal.

Once you accomplish your goal, come in to the branch and let us know so that we can give you your certificate of completion.

 

Children (ages 4-11): you have the chance to win a brand new bike which will be raffled on Saturday, 23 July 2016 during our end of summer party. 

Teens (ages 12 - 19): for the teen with the most amount of books read by the closing on Monday, 1 August 2016, you could win a gift card from the coffee shop with the famous green logo.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Storytime Fun

Storytime is a time where children have the opportunity to be read to by a Librarian regarding all sorts of fun themes. 
Can you guess the theme for the storytime pictured above?!

You guessed it! The ZOO!!!

Ms. Debi sang silly songs, read fun books about the zoo, and ended with a cute mask for everyone to create. 

Our library hosts storytime 4x per week all beginning at 11AM, and following storytime, come check out up to 30 books from our wide selection.

Tuesday: Toddler Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday: PreSchool Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday: Baby LapSit
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday: Family Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Encourage your child to read by reading and having fun along with them. If your child wants to read the same books, allow them to. Children love repetition, and in fact, need it in order to learn.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

FREE Art Workshop in Metal Embossing/Repujado

Basket and Corn, by Maria Almeida Natividad
For Adults and Children Ages 7 and Up

Saturday, 14 May 2016
12:00PM - 2:00PM

Seating for maximum of 25 participants
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
To register please contact: 915.921.7001 or lopezda@elpasotexas.gov


This workshop focuses on the ancient art of embossing or pressing shapes into metal to create a design. The theme of the workshop will be the missions and Southwest Designs. Aluminum metal plates will be the material used for this workshop. A design is created on paper then transferred to the metal plate. This technique requires applying pressure to the metal plate with a special tool to stretch the metal to create a three dimensional design. The metal is thus tooled to achieve the embossed look. Acrylic paint is used to add an antique look tot he design or special permanent ink markers can be used for adding color to the design.

This technique called repujado, arrived in Mexico during the Spanish colonization. It was born out of the necessity to protect the icons of the churches from the chandelier smoke the environment and time itself. Mexican and South American artisans have used copper and tine for centuries to produce jewelry and ornamental items. Religious images were embossed on tin metal plates initially and today this technique is used with aluminum and copper for many decorative popular arts. 

*Parents are requested to stay at the library during the workshop to help their young children with their art*

Sponsored by the City of El Paso Museum and Cultural Affairs Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts