April 21, 2012
Today at the Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library, there was a lot of language learning happening! French classes and Chinese classes took place. Students learned how to pronounce, read and speak a little of these new languages. All classes are free and all ages.
Next week, learn Dari at 11 am and Chinese at 12 noon.
March 30, 2012
Today El Paso Community College (EPCC) is celebrating Cesar Chavez Day! Cesar Chavez Days celebrates the work of Cesar Chavez, who founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) in order to help secure fair wages for farm workers. So, the library and the college campus are closed.
Cesar Chavez Day is not a national holiday yet. It is celebrated every year in California on March 31st (which is also Cesar Chavez’s birthday) and efforts to recognize the day as a federal national holiday are underway.
Cesar Chavez gave our nation and each of us a unique example to live our lives by. His selfless dedication for farm worker and worker rights, economic justice, civil rights, environmental justice, peace, nonviolence, empowerment of the poor and disenfranchised, is a monumental legacy that will inspire all and the generations to come. (From http://www.cesarchavezholiday.org/aboutus.html).
For more information about Cesar Chavez and the holiday, visit these websites:
Cesar E. Chavez National Holiday Website
Cesar Chavez Foundation Website
March 21, 2012
Yes, April is coming up faster than you expect! So get ready by planning to attend some of the events at the library!
- Starting April 7th, every Saturday you can learn a new language! Not only are the Chinese classes (at 12 noon) continuing, but you can also learn Arabic, Persian and French from one of our talented, multi-lingual staff, Zohreh! Never Late to Learn New Languages will start at 11 am on Saturdays.
- April 7th is also the day of an Easter Egg hunt. Come to the library any time to find an egg. What will you find inside? You’ll only find out if you visit the library!
- Ready to Read Storytimes continue throughout the month. They are every Tues, Wed and Satuday at 11.
- Learn how to pass the Citizenship exam with flying colors! Come to the library’s Citizenship classes every Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm.
Hope to see you at the library!
December 4, 2011
Santa and Mrs Claus came to the Jenna Welch & Laura Bush Community Library on December 3, 2011. The party kicked off with hot dogs and cake in the EPCC cafeteria. Families enjoyed the free feast and then got together in the library to wait for Santa.
Santa arrived with music and stories. Santa danced with all of the children, forming a Christmas Conga-Line and then settling down for two stories from Mrs. Claus. Mrs. Claus read Mistletoe and the Christmas Kittens by Joe Troiano and a pop-up version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. After reading the stories, children and their families took their pictures with Santa. Our staff even had their pictures taken!
After the photos were taken, families received candy and gifts. There were books, educational DVD’s and puzzles for all age ranges from babies to teens. While families waited for their photos to print out, children listened to more stories and sang Christmas carols.
Many volunteers helped make the day happen–students, family members and EPCC faculty all pulled together to volunteer their time. Thanks to everyone who helped and also to those who came and enjoyed the event. It was a fun day incorporating stories, music and fun with Santa! Happy Holidays!
For up-coming Santa visits at other library locations, visit the El Paso Public Library Santa Visit list.
December 4, 2011
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