Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ysleta Display Case – Hot Wheels

There is a new exhibit now showing in our display case. This month and through September we have a collection of Hot Wheels that is owned by staff member Mary Lou Mars. This is a fraction of her collection of over 300 cars that she has been gathering for over 20 years. All are still in their original packages except for the first one that she played with as a young girl. Hot Wheels is a brand of die cast toy cars introduced by American toymaker Mattel in 1968. This display is certainly a big hit among the young patrons of Ysleta Branch. Stop by to view the display case the next time you visit the library.
Robert Ramirez  

BTOP Computer Class Graduation and Celebration

The Ysleta Branch Library is one library location which hosts computer classes under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program  (BTOP). This is a federally funded grant that is set up to educate and bring computer literacy to the citizens of El Paso. Individuals are taught computer skills both in a classroom setting and through one on one instruction by the BTOP trainers/mentors. Sessions lasting 4 to 6 weeks are divided into different levels. On July 28, 2011 the first of the Level 1 class celebrated their graduation. BTOP trainer Hortencia Grijalva, mentor Yolanda Gallo and Ysleta staff members Richard Juarez and Elsa Rodriguez are teaching the students. They studied Keyboarding, Word, Publisher, Powerpoint, Excel, Internet surfing, e-mail, and Facebook . We at the Ysleta Branch wish to congratulate the students for all their achievements. For information on classes please contact the library’s literacy hotline at 543-5494 or visit .
Robert Ramirez