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!
February 18, 2012
Caterpillars! What neat little creatures. They start out as cute little worms and then become magnificent butterflies in one of nature’s most dramatic changes. This week, Ready to Read story time at the library focused on these awesome insects. We also made our own caterpillar pictures using cut-out paper. In this way, we mimicked some of the artists who illustrated the stories we read.
Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
Of all the stories, Inch by Inch is my favorite. It tells the story of a clever little inchworm caterpillar who is in danger of becoming a robin’s lunch. The inchworm makes himself useful and escapes being eaten by measuring the birds in the forest, but when a nightingale wants the inchworm to measure his song, the inchworm has a clever solution to all of his problems with the birds! Read it yourself to find out what the inchworm does.
Find all of these books at your library and join us for story time, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11 am.
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.