We are going to try a shorter form of communication than the newsletter that we used to do. Let us know which you prefer. We hope that this will be easy to print out and put on your refrigerator so that you can quickly see what events are coming up at the library.
This week Kent McCanless of Woodford County Emergency Services will be at the library on Thursday, March 30th at 6 pm to talk about the Care Trak System that was recently purchased by the county.
The Care Trak System is designed to assist Emergency Service in locating at-risk-individuals with Alzheimer's, dementia, Autism,
Down's Syndrome, and traumatic brain injuries. In the event these individuals wander away, they can easily be located.
The system consists of a watch-like tracking band worn by the at-risk-individual and a Hand held telemetry tracking antenna using radio waves. Emergency Responders on the ground or in the air track the individual and typically they are found within 30 minutes. If you are interested in learning about this system, please register at the front desk of the library or call the library at 527-4360.
At present time, there is no one registered for this event! We would greatly appreciate anyone who would be willing to come and listen (and learn) to Mr. McCanless teach us how this system works.
Book/Social Club Meeting (March 23, 2017)
Last night was the first organizational meeting of the El Paso Library Book/Social Club.
We went over how to organize the club and everyone introduced themselves.
We learned that most members are willing to read almost anything except romance novels.
The first book we will read is 'I Know For Sure' by Oprah Winfrey. The library has placed 10 books on hold and will call the club members when the books come into the library.
Our next meeting to discuss the book will be Thursday, April 27th from 7 pm to 8 pm at the library.
Members are going to consider a new title for the club before the next meeting.
Also, if you live in Kansas township, you need to go to the Carlock Library for your library card.
We had fewer attend than we expected but we still had fun and got some work done (and help) on our crochet projects! Next month we will follow the same schedule - the First Monday (April 3rd) and the Third Tuesday (April 18th). Let us know what you think of Crochet Club.
Tuesday, March 21st (tonight) - Crochet Club - 6 pm
Beginners and people who have never attended before are welcome to join the group!
Thursday, March 23rd - EPPL Book/Social Club - 7-8 pm
This is the first organizational meeting where we will go over important stuff before we start reading a book. Anyone interested is welcome!
Also, no one has registered yet for the presentation on the Care Track System by Kent McCanless of Woodford County Emergency Services. So, this librarian would really like some company so that Kent doesn't come all this way to give his speech just to little old me!
National Library Week is will be observed April 9th through April 15th. The theme this year is “Libraries Transform.” The keys of this theme are:
If you enjoy books and cooking and creativity, you should think about entering the Edible Book Contest at the El Paso Public Library during National Library Week. The entries have to consist of edible materials and the entry must have something to do with a book. Any age can enter. We will award prizes to the best entries. Come to the library to get a form to fill out with your entry or download the edible book entry form. The contest will be on Thursday, April 13th. Have your entries at the library by 3 pm. Invite friends and neighbors to come to the library after 3 pm to vote on their favorite entries.
No one has yet registered for the Care Trak System talk that Kent McCanless of Woodford County Emergency Services will be giving on Thursday, March 30th at 6 pm. This system is designed to assist Emergency Services in location at-risk-individuals with Alzheimer's, dementia, Autism, Down's Syndrome, and traumatic brain injuries. In the event these individuals wander away, they can easily be located. The system consists of a watch-like tracking band worn by the at-risk-individual and a Hand-held telemetry tracking antenna using radio waves. Emergency Responders on the ground or in the air track the individual and typically they are found within 30 minutes. If you are interested in learning about this system, please register at the front desk of the library or call the library at 527-4360.
Also, we have a few individuals and one team registered for Trivia Night on Friday, April 21st starting at 6:30 pm. We would really like to have more than two teams for this event. The event is free, there will be snacks to eat, and we hope to make it a good time for everyone. Get some friends or family together and spend the evening at the library. Our age guideline for the youngest on the teams is roughly the tween age. Please register at the front desk of the library or call the library at 527-4360.
Tuesday, March 14th - Preschool Story Hour at 9:30 am
Children will enjoy a story and craft. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday/Thursday of each month at 9:30 am. Tuesday and Thursday activities will be the same so please choose one day (per week) to attend.
Tuesday, March 14th - R.E.A.L. (Relax, Eat, And Listen) club meeting after school
Big kids like story time, too! Join us for a snack, story, & craft. This is geared towards school-aged children, in Kindergarten and up.
Tuesday, March 14th - Open Meeting at 7 pm
Learn about our new El Paso District Library!
Thursday, March 16th - Preschool Story Hour at 9:30 am
Thursday, March 16th - Bookworms Meeting after school
Bookworms is a book club for kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Come enjoy a snack, story and craft.
Thursday, March 16th - Adult Coloring at 5:30 pm
Try coloring with other adults in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Meditation Talk at the EPPL
We had seven attendees at the Meditation talk given by Carmen Champion of Main Street Yoga in Bloomington. We learned a brief (and interesting) history of yoga/meditation, why meditation is good for us, and Carmen gave us tips on how to start a meditation routine. Carmen also taught us two breathing exercises and led us in a guided meditation at the end of class. This librarian felt more relaxed (and peaceful) afterwards than I have in a very long time. Thank you to all who attended and to Carmen for taking the time to teach us about meditation.
The second meeting of the crochet club had much smaller attendance but the plus side was everyone got way more individual attention.
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs