Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Elephant & Piggie Visit!!!

Saturday, 23 June 2018 from 2PM - 4PM

Come and join us for a special visit by Elephant & Piggie who will be participate in crafts and stories with us!

Elephant and Piggie is a book series for early readers by Mo Willems. The series, which debuted in 2007 with two books, is done in a comic book style, and features two friends: an elephant, Gerald, and a pig, Piggie.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happy Juneteenth!!!

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  

Today, Juneteenth is enjoying a phenomenal growth rate within communities and organizations throughout the country. Institutions such as the Smithsonian, the Henry Ford Museum and others have begun sponsoring Juneteenth-centered activities. In recent years, a number of local and national Juneteenth organizations have arisen to take their place alongside older organizations - all with the mission to promote and cultivate knowledge and appreciation of African American history and culture.

Juneteenth today, celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. As it takes on a more national, symbolic and even global perspective, the events of 1865 in Texas are not forgotten, for all of the roots tie back to this fertile soil from which a national day of pride is growing.
On January 1, 1980, Juneteenth became an official state holiday through the efforts of Al Edwards, an African American state legislator. The successful passage of this bill marked Juneteenth as the first emancipation celebration granted official state recognition.  Edwards has since actively sought to spread the observance of Juneteenth all across America.

Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

The future of Juneteenth looks bright as the number of cities and states creating Juneteenth committees continues to increase. Respect and appreciation for all of our differences grow out of exposure and working together. Getting involved and supporting Juneteenth celebrations creates new bonds of friendship and understanding among us. This indeed, brightens our future - and that is the Spirit of Juneteenth.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Snapology (Minecraft Edition)

Saturday, 16 June 2018 from 2PM - 4PM

SNAPOLOGY!!! Travel to the Nether with Snapology, but watch out for those creepers! Come join us as we bring Minecraft to life using LEGO bricks. Create your own world, including animals, creepers, and your very own Minecraft character. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summer Reading Club Programs

All Summer Special Programs and Events

The summer is finally here, and school is out! So come and join us for all of the special programming and events that will be held at the Esperanza A. Moreno Regional Library Branch for FREE!!!! If you have any questions, please feel free to drop by the library or call us at 915.212.0442.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!

Saturday, 9 June 2018 from 2PM - 4PM

What better way to kick-off Summer vacation than a party?! Come join us on Saturday, 9 June 2018 for our Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party. The Whataburger Mascot, Whataguy, will make a special appearance along with musical performances by Ceiba

Lastly, this is your opportunity to register for the Summer Reading Club. The Summer Reading Club is a library program where you register with your name, age, and phone number to accomplish the goal of reading just 8 books or 8 hours between now and August 4th, 2018. Once you accomplish that goal, turn in your reading log to retrieve your reading certificate and a small prize. Easy, right?! This year, the City of El Paso Public Library has set an overall goal for the public to read 50,000 books this summer, so sign up and participate to apart of this wonderful literacy initiative.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Free Summer Food Program

Every Monday thru Thursday

Monday, 4 June 2018 - Thursday, 9 August 2018

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Children's Kingdom Learning Center will be sponsoring their annual free Summer meal program for children 18 and under, located at our library branch. All meals are provided at no cost for children 18 and under every Monday thru Thursday.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Police Storytime: Saturday, 19 May 2018

Police Storytime

Saturday, 19 May @ 11AM

Come and take a bite out of crime with McGruff and some of El Paso's very own police officers as we come to an end of police week. In 1962, Preside John F, Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. 

During this special storytime, there will be a police photo booth, songs, stories, and crafts that all pertain to police. So come and join us as we celebrate our heroes who are behind the badge.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Extreme Couponing - Thursday, 10 May 2018

Thursday, 10 May 2018 from 12PM - 1:30PM

Have you seen the popular show Extreme Couponing where people get $200 in groceries, but after they use coupons, their totals come down to $20?! Well, come in and join our couponing master, Ms. Candy, who will show you how to utilize coupons to your saving money advantage. She will be holding this free economic workshop this Thursday in the meeting room. 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Color with Mom - Saturday, 12 May 2018

Saturday, 12 May 2018 from 2PM - 4PM

Mother's Day is on this Sunday, so come spend time and celebrate your mother and/or any mother figure in your life with refreshments, coloring, a free gift, and the chance to win a Mother's Day basket that will be raffled. The Mother's Day basket includes, but not limited to: gift cards, bath bombs, scented candles, face & foot masks, and more!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

MAY the Fun Begin!

During this first week of May, we have some aMAYzing programs going on including: Star Wars Storytime, Game Night, Cinco de Mayo Booksale, and free comic book giveaway.

Star Wars Storytime: 

Tuesday, May 1 2018 @ 11AM

Ms. Carmen will be having a Star Wars themed storytime during toddler storytime. There will be snacks, songs, stories, and crafts that are all Star Wars themed!

Family Game Night & Star Wars Trivia:

 Friday, 4 May 2018 from 5PM - 8PM

Come join us, during the after hours of the library, for a family game night. Games include: Star Wars trivia, chess, and Minute to Win It! The game night will be based around you, so whatever you enjoy playing the most, that's what we'll continue to play. Prizes included but not limited to movie passes, candy, books, and so much more! *No registration required and of course, this is a free event for all ages!*

Cinco de Mayo Book Sale: 

Saturday, 5 May 2018 from 11AM - 4:30PM

On Saturday, 5 May 2018, our Friends of the Library will be having another one of their infamous book sales, but this book sale is's gonna be HUGE!!!! New items for sale including: CD's, DVD's, audiobooks, fill-a-tote, children's books, teen books, manga, magazines, and a whole lot more!

Free Comic Book Day Give Away: 

Saturday, 5 May 2018 *while supplies last*

Free Comic Book Day, taking place on the first Saturday of May, is an annual promotional effort by the North American comic book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores; however, the library has tons of comic books free for check out, manga and graphic novels. We will be providing free comic books to give away while supplies last.