Friday, November 10, 2017

Holiday Book Sale: Saturday, 18 November 2017

Saturday, 18 November 2017 @11AM - 4:30PM

On Saturday, 6 May 2017 our Friends of the Library will be having another one of their infamous book sales with children's wrapped books, fill-a-tote, a rummage table, young adult books, audiobooks, magazines, and plenty more!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Teen Read Week! 8 October 2017- 14 October 2017

It's Teen Read Week (8 October 2017-14 October 2017)!

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October the same week as Columbus Day. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. 

What are some of your favorite titles?! Some of our teens' favorite books are listed below. Come in and check these out at our library!

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas:

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed...

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.


Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon:

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare:

A Shadowhunter’s life is bound by duty. Constrained by honor. The word of a Shadowhunter is a solemn pledge, and no vow is more sacred than the vow that binds parabatai, warrior partners—sworn to fight together, die together, but never to fall in love.

Emma Carstairs has learned that the love she shares with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, isn’t just forbidden—it could destroy them both. She knows she should run from Julian. But how can she when the Blackthorns are threatened by enemies on all sides?

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs:

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

The Silver Eyes by Scott Cawthon:

Five Nights at Freddy’s follows a young woman named Charlotte, who reunites with her childhood friends on the anniversary of the tragedy that ripped their town apart. It’s been exactly ten years since the murders at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, and Charlotte, who goes by the name Charlie, has spent the last ten years trying to forget. Her father had owned Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza and had built its four adult-sized animatronic animals. After meeting up with her friends, curiosity leads them back to the old pizza place, and they find it hidden, but still standing. They discover a way inside, but things are not as they used to be: the four mascots that delighted and entertained them as children have changed. The animatronic animals have a dark secret and a murderous agenda.

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

Best friends, big fans, a mysterious webcomic, and a long-lost girl collide in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of both Cory Doctorow and Sarah Dessen; illustrated throughout with comics.

Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.

Georgia Peaches and other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye R. Brown:

Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees.

Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her new friend at school. But Jo couldn’t possibly think of breaking her promise to her dad. Even if she’s starting to fall for the girl. Even if there’s a chance Mary Carlson might be interested in her, too. Right?

 The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler:

The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d'Abreau was destined for stardom - until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can't sing. She can't even speak.

Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend's invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse's home in the Caribbean isn't: an ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry - except for one.

Christian Kane is a notorious playboy - insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He's also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn't treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother, Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life.

 Nerve by Jeanne Ryan:

Vee doesn't know if she has the guts to play NERVE, an anonymous online game of dares. But whoever's behind the game knows exactly what she wants, enticing her with lustworthy prizes and a sizzling-hot partner. With Ian on her team, it's easy to agree to another dare. And another. And another. At first it's thrilling as the Watchers cheer them on to more dangerous challenges. But suddenly the game turns deadly. Will Vee and Ian risk their lives for the Grand Prize dare, or will they lose NERVE?

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher:

You can’t stop the future.
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why. 

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

*all book summaries provided by*

Monday, October 9, 2017

Halloween Monster Mash Bash

Saturday, 28 October 2017 @1PM-4PM

Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume for a chance to win a prize. Halloween themed games, crafts, and dancing with Millennium Waves. 

Admission is always free!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Family Game Night: Saturday, 14 October 2017

Come join us, during the after hours of the library, for a family game night. 

Games include: family 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 3 movie passes, candy, books, and so much more!

No registration required and of course, this is a free event for all ages!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Teen & Tween Anime Club: Every Wednesday 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Every Wednesday: 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Teens, come join us every Wednesday evening for Anime Club where we watch and discuss the most popular anime series with other teens who are just as enthused.

...while you're at it, check out our new Manga section dedicated to all of the Anime/Manga fanatics!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

#TGIT is back!

Come make sure you catch up on all the episodes because #TGIT is back! 
Don't get left out or behind when the library has all of the episodes you need to make sure you know what's going on with Meredith Grey, Olivia Pope, and Annalise Keating.


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?