If you are organizing your house and finding unwanted books, are you aware that the library takes book donations? The donated books are reviewed by library staff, some are added to the library collection while the others are added to the Friends Book Sale cache. The library does have some items that they will not accept including VCR tapes, textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader Digest books, and damaged or musty books. The Friends of the El Paso Library came up with a community service project to help keep some of those items from going to the landfill to tie in with Earth Day (which is Friday, April 22nd). The Friends will hold a recycling day on Saturday, April 23rd in the EPPL parking lot from 10 am to 1 pm. This recycling is for book items only so you can bring unwanted textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader Digest books, and damage or musty books (no VCR tapes). The Friends will collect these items from our community and take them to the ADDWC (Association for the Developmentally Disabled in Woodford County) in Eureka. The mission of the ADDWC is to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities and their families of Woodford County and the surrounding area. The ADDWC has an ongoing commitment to keep material out of the landfills. Search on ADDWC on the Internet/Facebook if you are interested in any other recycling that the group does, but for the Friends Recycling Day only books will be accepted.
Elizabeth Wells of the Alzheimer's Association will give a free presentation on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6 pm about the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. If you or someone you care about is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it is time to learn the facts. This program requires registering with the Alzheimer's Association and more details will come on that later.
National Library Week is a national observance celebrating the nation's libraries and librarians and also promoting library use and support. This special week also makes the librarians want to say "thank you" to all the patrons who have used the library this past year. So, "thank you" to all the moms who bring their children to the many programs and events that the library has during the year. And "thank you" to the faithful readers who use the library on a regular basis. "Thank you" to our movie crowd who have found out what a great deal the library has on renting movies. And "thank you" to the public computer users who are patient with us when the computers don't cooperate with us. "Thank you" to our wonderful Friends of the El Paso Libary group who work so hard to make our library the best it can be. And "thank you" to the Library Board members who donate their time to make important policies and decisions. "Thank you" to all the faithful volunteers who help the library function better. And "thank you" to those in the community who support the library financially. We enjoy serving you!
The next Adult Coloring Party at the EPPL will be on Thursday, April 21st from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The library will provide coloring supplies if you do not have your own.
Is your white collar job making you feel blue or have you seeing red? Are you having a mental brown out? Does your shyness make you feel like a black sheep, a shrinking violet, or just too yellowbellied to try something new? You have the green light to come to the library for a golden opportunity to "colour your world" with the red hot adult coloring craze and then you can be tickled pink with your relaxing new hobby!
This is the 8th year for the Edible Book Contest at the EPPL. The pictures above are just a small sampling of the many entries we've seen over the years. Entries must be based on a book. Your imagination can guide you from there. We've seen entries that create a scene from the book, make a play on words with the title of the book, or copy the cover of the book. The entry must be edible and an ingredient list must be provided with the entry on this form.
The contest will be held on Thursday, April 14th. All entries must be at the library by 3 PM that day. The public is invited to come and vote for their favorite entry from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. A panel of judges will determine the winner after that time.
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs