We had a yummy time at our Pizza Party this morning! Check out our cute chefs! Check out our facebook page for more pictures!
Master Gardener, Gretchen Strauch gave us lots of information and tips about Straw Bale Gardening. It was a small group but we still had fun!
We are sad to announce that Mrs. Griffith is leaving her position as Children's Librarian. Renee joined the library staff in 2000. Since that time she has expanded the children's library program into all the current programs that she leads including Preschool Story Time, the Lapsitters Program, the REAL Club, and the Summer Reading Program. She has brought many other programs and activities to our community. In addition, she was the organizer and main contributor to the library website and the library Facebook page. She also wrote the library newsletter, The Reader. There are probably many other things I am leaving out but I think you can see what an integral part of our library that she was!
Renee is moving on to pursue other interests, especially helping to care for her grandchildren.
She will be working on Tuesdays and Thursdays until her last day Thursday, May 7th. She would love to have you come and visit! Renee does not want a retirement party or reception. We could use your help to make a special gift for her. We have an autograph book here at the library. Please make time to stop by and write a note in this book. You can say 'Good Luck' or "Thank You" or you can simply sign your name, whatever you would like. Please help us make this a special gift for her to remember her time at the library.
We will keep posting picture memories of 2013-2014!
Here are the results:
Grand Prize Winner - The Edge of the Dark, Sea of Darkness from the Prairie School 7th & 8th grade Language Arts Class
Most Appetizing Winner - Life of Pi by Courtney Reid
Most Creative Winner - Minecraft by Meredith Brunner
Most Interesting Ingredients - How are you Peeling? by Catherine Tate
Thank you to all who participated and also came to vote on the contest!
Ten people attended the Book Discussion of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverni last night. This was brought to you by the Friends of the El Paso Public Library. Kris Joye made delicious treats for everyone. Gail Bozarth led the discussion. She did quite a bit of research on the life of Elizabeth Keckley. Elizabeth Keckley was born a slave. She paid her way out of slavery. She sewed dresses for Mrs. Lincoln. Mrs. Lincoln may not have been the easiest person to work for but Elizabeth was very graceful and tactful. She was well respected until she wrote her autobiography. She was ripped apart in the press after that for her written portrayal of Mrs. Lincoln. Elizabeth Keckley died in poverty. The group was encouraged to read the original book, Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth Keckley to learn more about her life.
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs