Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Mosaic Tile Mural at Ysleta is complete!




Professional artists, Terry Wright and Katie Gelinas, have finished the tile mosaic for our patrons to admire and enjoy. It is two peacocks beautifully crafted out of colorful tile that our patrons and staff painted on May 28,2011. Terry and Katie then processed, fired and broke these tiles into smaller pieces to assemble into this fine artwork that is shown in these photos. Visit the Ysleta Branch Library and see for yourself.
I am sure that you will appreciate the artistry.

Robert Ramirez


Friday, June 17, 2011

Work has started on the Mosaic Art in Ysleta Branch Library!

When walking in to the Ysleta Branch you will see the artists at work creating another beautiful tile mosaic. Professional artists, Terry Wright and Katie Gelinas, are working on their 3rd mural for the El Paso Public Library funded by a grant from the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department of the City of El Paso. The finished product will be two peacocks on the far end of the atrium. Terry and Katie are high school art teachers of 10 years and work with paint, acrylic, ceramics, and mixed media. You can find their creations at the Esperanza Moreno Regional Branch Library, Richard Burges Branch Regional Library, YISD Fine Arts Complex, the Artist Home Tour, and the Sasahara Gallery in westside El Paso to name a few.  So pardon our dust and come in to watch the ladies create a masterpiece!
Robert Ramirez 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Dig Up a Good Book! / Excave un Libro Bueno!

The Ysleta Branch Library is right in the middle of our EPPL Summer Reading Club!  Every Saturday we are hosting wonderful performers for children ages 5 through 12 years of age.


Saturday, June 4 1:00pm
Kick off Summer Reading with Danny the Dinosaur

Satruday, June 11 1:00pm
Karaoke King!  come and have a good time singing out loud!

Saturday, June 18 1:00pm
Fantasy Faces with Jaime Hernandez! Face painting or temporary tattoo with your favorite animal

Saturday, June 25 1:00pm
Face painting and balloon animals with Teresa and Monica Ortiz.

Saturday, July 2 1:00pm
Music with Nancy Green.  The presenter plays rhythmic African songs which includes chanting like throat singing.

Saturday, July 9 1:00pm
ZZ the Clown and Company.  The performer will sing songs while doing his silly and funny magic.

Saturday, July 16 1:00pm
Zakia Hamwee Desert Fire.  Dances of Lebanon:  a taste of the desert.  This is the last day to turn in Summer Reading logs!

Saturday, July 23 1:00pm
Wrap-up party for  Summer Reading
Come join us for pizza and games and pick up your certificate for reading 8 books/8 hours!