Thursday, August 17, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse Info & Safety

Monday, 21 August 2017

El Paso's Viewing Times

Partial Eclipse Begins (the Moon touches the Sun's edge): 10:23AM
Maximum Eclipse (Moon is closest to the center of the Sun): 11:47AM
Partial Eclipse Ends (the Moon leaves the Sun's edge): 1:15PM 

What is a total solar eclipse?

A total solar eclipse occurs when the disk of the moon appears to completely cover the disk of the sun in the sky. The fact that total solar eclipses occur at all is a quirk of cosmic geometry. The moon orbits an average of 239,000 miles (385,000 kilometers) from Earth — just the right distance to seem the same size in the sky as the much-larger sun. However, these heavenly bodies line up only about once every 18 months.
Outside the path of totality, skywatchers in the continental U.S. and other nearby areas will see a partial solar eclipse, in which the moon appears to take a bite out of the sun's disk. Two to five solar eclipses occur each year on average, but total solar eclipses happen just once every 18 months or so.  

What will I see during a total solar eclipse?

During a total solar eclipse, the disk of the moon blocks out the last sliver of light from the sun, and the sun's outer atmosphere, the corona, becomes visible. The corona is far from an indistinct haze; skywatchers report seeing great jets and ribbons of light, twisting and curling out into the sky.
"It brings people to tears," Rick Fienberg, a spokesperson for the American Astronomical Society (AAS), told of the experience. "It makes people's jaw drop."
During totality, the area inside the moon's shadow is cloaked in twilight — a very strange feeling to experience in the middle of the day. Just before and just after totality, observers can see this cloak of darkness moving toward them across the landscape, and then moving away.
These effects are not visible during a partial solar eclipse, so skywatchers are encouraged to see if they are inside the path of totality during the total eclipse.

 All reputable sellers nationwide are out of eclipse glasses and there are many recalls and counterfeits being sold online; however, here are some safe options below:

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spring Book Sale & Silent Auction

Saturday, 6 May 2017 @11AM-4:30PM

On Saturday, 6 May 2017 our Friends of the Library will be having another one of their infamous book sales and will be hosting a silent auction! Our bookstore is located inside of the facility.

Please feel free to peruse their varied selection ranging from children's books to adult fiction to music CD's and DVD's. They have such a huge selection at great prices that you won't be able to help yourself!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza: Saturday, 15 April 2017

Saturday, 15 April 2017 @12PM to 2PM

Come join us as we host our annual Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza! We have a day of fun planned which includes: a special themed storytime; an egg hunt; and a movie, crafts, and refreshments for those waiting their time for their egg hunt.
*please reference the times for each age group's egg hunt*

Friday, April 7, 2017

How Many Jelly Beans???

Think you know how many jelly beans are in the jar?
If so, come and take your best guess!

In order to participate, you must be between the ages 5-14 and for every 5 children's and/or young adult items checked out, you get a chance to guess... 
How Many Jelly Beans?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Party ft. Santa: Saturday, 17 December 2016

Saturday, 17 December 2016 @12PM to 3PM

Come join us as we host our annual holiday celebration. We'll also be joined by special guest, SANTA! Not only will Santa be joining us, but there will be crafts, games, prizes, facepainting, a photobooth, refreshments, storytime, books and live entertainment ft. Millennium Waves!

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.