The library will be closed on Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day! We hope everyone has a good long weekend!
Check out the pretty flowers in the Butterfly Garden and the roses near the front entrance of the library!
Tuesday,May 23rd - 4H Stem Project 'Makey Makeys' (using computer programming to create musical instruments) for school aged kids, starting at 3:15 pm
Thursday, May 25th - RIOT ACT (Readers In Our Town Are Coming Together) - Adult Book Club will meet at 7 pm at the library to discuss the latest book we are reading.
Local author, Tim Pletkovich is coming to our library on December 7, 2017 (Pearl Harbor Day) to talk about his book, Civil War Fathers Sons of the Civil War in WWII.
His book is available for checkout now. Mr. Pletkovich interviews World War II veterans whose fathers fought in the Civil War. We encourage any patrons who would be interested in the presentation to read the book prior to attending.
Woman in Blue Presentation last night...
We enjoyed the presentation by Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History. It was 'The Woman in Blue: Civil War Soldier Albert D.J. Cashier'. There were at least 22 people in attendance and we gave away the raffle prize - the gift certificate to Java Eats-n-Sweets and the Dove candy. Bill's presentation was about 45 minutes and we learned about the interesting life of Jennie Hodgers/Albert Cashier, including several of the worst battles that Albert Cashier was involved in and information about where Albert Cashier lived and what happened to him in his older years. We want to thank Bill Kemp for coming to our library to present this information and also to all the folks in the audience who came to listen. An audience member had interesting information to offer about the medical evaluation that soldiers got prior to enlisting in the Civil War and also about Albert Cashier's home. Another audience member recently read an interesting book about another female soldier disguised as a male that she shared with us. The name of the book is 'An Uncommon Soldier: the Civil War Letters of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, alias Pvt. Lyons Wakeman, 153rd Regiment New York State Volunteers, 1862-1864' by Sarah Rosetta Wakeman. We hope that we can have Bill Kemp come again to talk about another historical subject.
Bill Kemp also told us about an upcoming event at the museum on Tuesday, June 6th at 7 pm called 'Suffrage in Stitches'. This is from the website of the McLean County Museum of History: Join the Museum in welcoming Katherine Durack, crochet designer and Ph.D., who will present a trunk show program that will explore the curious connections between needle arts and women’s suffrage. This free program will be held on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Governor Fifer courtroom and is open to anyone.
A to Z Maps is now available at the El Paso Public Library. If you go to the Welcome page of our website and click on the A to Z Maps Online Icon (shown below), you will be taken to it. You will need to know the logon and password which are shown on the Welcome page under the icon.
This collection of world, continent, country, and state maps contain over 145,000 current maps, including political maps, physical maps, and thematic maps on population, weather, trees, etc. In the Education - Teaching Tools are lesson plans, puzzles, and standards.
We hope educators, students, and anyone else interested in maps will take advantage of this opportunity and use this site!
One of our library patrons, Cathy Greene has written a book with her nephew, Eric Larson Jr. about being a little kid with food allergies and helping other kids to understand that he is just like them in many ways. The book is called Just Like You. It will be available for checkout in the coming weeks so ask for it next time you are in the library.
This week at the EPPL....
Monday, May 15th at 6 pm - Friends of the El Paso Library Meeting
Tuesday, May 16th at 6 pm - Woman in Blue: Civil War Soldier Albert D.J. Cashier presentation by Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History
Tuesday, May 16th at 6 pm - Crochet Club, note that if crochet-ers wish they can go to the Woman in Blue presentation and then go to crochet afterward
Thursday, May 18th starting at 5:30 pm - Adult Coloring
Friday, May 19th, noon to 6 pm - Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, May 19th, 10 am to 1 pm - Friends of the Library Book Sale & Book signing by local author, Joan Loftus (writing under the pen name JL Brandenberg) called The Touch of Honey.
On Saturday, May 20th from 10 am to 1 pm Joan Loftus will be at the library to sign her new book, written under the pen name J L Brandenburg which is called The Touch of Honey. Anyone who attends and visits with Joan will get to fill out a raffle ticket. We will draw the raffle at 1 pm. The raffle bag will contain honey, a honey pot, and a gift certificate for a loaf of bread from Great Harvest Bread Company in Bloomington.
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs