Saturday, November 12, 2016

Essential Oils 101: A beginner's guide

Saturday, 19 November 2016 @1PM-2PM

Join us to learn the ins and outs of essential oils! Now is a great time to learn and be prepared for winter wellness.

For more info, please contact:
Amy Sunseri

Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used as single essential oils or in complex essential oil blends depending on user experience and desired benefit.These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

No Shave November: A Unique Way to Grow Cancer Awareness...

No-Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education. While the library is not accepting or seeking donations, we would like to provide our community with information and awareness.
No-Shave November is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.

J. Leighton Green, Jr. Cancer Resource Center

The El Paso Public Library and Rio Grande Cancer Foundation have partnered to make the J. Leighton Green, Jr. Cancer Resource Center more readily available to El Pasoans and their families fighting cancer .  The Green House, as it is called, is a collection of books and resources on the subject of cancer that will now be housed at EPPL facilities making them more accessible to the public.  The materials can be checked out with a valid EPPL card.  To view a complete listing of Green House materials, simply search our online catalog or click -> The Green House Collection
J. Leighton Green, Jr. was a prominent El Paso Attorney who passed away due to cancer. To honor his memory, the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation opened the original Green House Library in 1999.  Books and information were purchased by the Foundation to allow individuals to research and find articles and books to help them through their Cancer Journey. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Win 2 Free Movie Tickets

We are a participating location for the chance to win 2 free tickets to the premier of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children! 

For every 5 Young Adult items checked out, receive a raffle ticket to enter the drawing.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring

Adult Coloring
Every Monday
11AM - 12:30PM

Join us every Monday morning for a relaxing session of adult coloring where there's soft music playing in the background, refreshments, and intricate coloring pages. 

Believe it or not, but research indicates that there are many beneficial aspects to adult coloring such as: stress relief, focus and creativity, a healthy alternative to meditation, and socialization. 

So come and join us every Monday morning for a bit of relaxation to color you calm... 

*all supplies and materials provided*

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

End of Summer Book Sale: Saturday, 13 August 2016

Saturday, 13 August 2016 @11AM to 4.30PM

This Saturday the Friends of the Library will be having their HUGE end of Summer book sale. 

Fill-a-tote with books: $5
Fill-a-bag with books: $2
Children's wrapped books: $0.25
Children's Audiobooks: $0.25
BOGO (buy one get one) Magazines: $0.50 
*All specials are the day of sale only*

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Teen Hangout: Movie Night

Have you read the book? Which is better; movie or book? Cast your votes in the Teen Section of the library and come join us for Teen Hangout this Thursday, 11 August 2016 @4:30 PM.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Party Party Party: Saturday, 23 July 2016

What better way to end summer vacation than with a PARTY?! We will be hosting an End of Summer Party to say farewell to summer vacation and hello to the incoming school year.

Come and enjoy live entertainment ft. Millennium Waves, face painting & balloons by Mr. Universe, treat bags & games, and the grand prize raffle of 2 brand new bikes!
*to be eligible for the bikes, children must be registered in the Summer Reading Club at the EAM location*

Meet us at the park behind the library to kickoff our first teen only kickball & sand volleyball tournament @10.30AM. To help battle the heat, water and popsicles will be provided. Also, PokeMon Go incense and lures will be used all day. So come and play and catch those rare PokeMon that you don't have just yet!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

PokeMon Go!

If you haven't heard by now, the coolest app and game right now is PokeMon Go!

Look what our Teen Librarian, Mrs. Crystal, caught flying around the children's area today...

We were able to catch up with Mrs. Crystal and here's what she had to say about her capture: 
"With much skill and concentration, I was able to successfully capture the Zubat without knocking over any of the books on display while managing to remain super quiet remembering I was still in a library. Ya know, it is a library and the Zubat is a flying PokeMon, so it was kinda hard to catch it without knocking any of the books down and making much noise so I wouldn't get in trouble with the other Librarians. I caught the Zubat on my second try! Excuse me while I walk around the library and gather up some more PokeBalls. It's kinda cool that the library is also a Pokestop too!"

Mrs. Crystal also mentioned that she thought that the Zubat was trying to find and hide all of the PokeMon books so that people don't get the inside scoop on how to 'catch em all!' So make sure you come and check out the books before all of these pesky PokeMon hide them all!

Not only will you find dozens of PokeMon and books around the library, but EAM is also a PokeStop and a PokeGym! So come to EAM and meet other PokeMon Trainers, discuss stategies on how to catch em all, check out Pokemon resources, battle other trainers, and collect some PokeBalls!