Thursday, December 19, 2013

Santa Visits YS!

The Jolly St. Nick paid Ysleta Branch Library a visit on December 14, 2013, bringing cheer and good spirits. The kids all enjoyed Santa’s visit as they asserted their good behavior and their Christmas wish list with the joyous, portly, bearded man. There was Christmas caroling and a storytime with City Representative Eddie Holguin as guest story teller. Even the Grinch stopped by for a surprise visit and joined in on the cheerful merriment.  Ho, Ho, Ho Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Book Sale At YS!

The Friends of Ysleta Branch Library will be having a special Christmas Book Sale. The sale will be held on December 21, 2013, 10:00am- 5:00pm in the Friendly Owl Bookstore located in the Cafe area of the Ysleta Branch Library. There will be a large varied collection to select from. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ysleta Turkey Shoot Chess Tournament

Saturday, November 16, 2013 was the day Ysleta hosted the second chess tournament. Among the 48 entries was a spirit of fierce competition for the winning spot of the Ysleta Turkey Shootout. Young and old alike, participants and spectators gathered for this board game of strategy. Goes like this …  d2 to d4, Bc1 to Bf4, Qe1 to Qc3, Qc3 to Qc7 … Checkmate!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Drop by the Ysleta Branch Library and check out this book!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Event: Ysleta Turkey Shoot Chess Tournament
Location:  Ysleta Branch Library, 9321 Alameda
Date/time:  Saturday, Nov 16, 2013   Registration 9:45am – 1st Round 10:15am 
Description: 4 Round Swiss Tournament; Entry Fee $0 – but USCF membership required
Contact:  (915) 858-0905

Event: Dreamcatcher Creation Program
Location:  Ysleta Branch Library, 9321 Alameda
Date/time:  Wednesday, November 20, 2013   11:00am
Description: Learn to make this Native American cultural object                                Contact:  (915) 858-0905

Event: Chinese Calligraphy
Location:  Ysleta Branch Library, 9321 Alameda
Date/time:  Wednesday, November 20, 2013   5:00pm-6:00pm
Description: Learn to make Chinese writing art                                                        Contact:  (915) 858-0905

Event: Teen Hangout: Duct Tape Crafts
Location:  Ysleta Branch Library, 9321 Alameda
Date/time:  Thursday, November 21, 2013   4:30pm-6:30pm
Description: Make items out of duct tape
Contact:  (915) 858-0905

Event: Free Basic Computer Classes
Location:  Ysleta Branch Library, 9321 Alameda
Date/time:  Every Wednesday 5:30pm-6:45pm or Thursday 10:00am-11:00am
Description: Come to Ysleta and Learn basic computer skills. First come, first served
Contact:  (915) 858-0905

Event: Movie MadnessLocation:  Ysleta Branch Library, 9321 Alameda
Date/time:  Every Saturday   3:00pm
Description: Free movies shown; New and classic titles; Big screen; Hi-Fidelity sound; Free popcorn   and lemonade                                                                                             
Contact:  (915) 858-0905

Event: Lower Valley Chess Club
Location:  Ysleta Branch Library, 9321 Alameda
Date/time:  Every Thursday, 4:30pm-6:45pm
Description: Play Chess! Come and learn/polish your skills with the club.
Contact:  (915) 858-0905

Event: El Grupo De Las Tejedoras
Location:  Ysleta Branch Library, 9321 Alameda
Every Monday & Wednesday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Learn to crochet & knit with the group; bring your own supplies  
Contact:  (915) 858-0905

Event:  Ready To Read Storytime
Location:  Ysleta Branch Library, 9321 Alameda
Date and time: Weekly,  Tue, Wed, & Sat   11:00am
Description: Storytime and crafts; Toddler Tue; Preschool Wed; Family Sat.
Contact:  (915) 858-0905

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lower Valley Chess Club Displays Trophy at YS

Lower Valley Chess Club president, Alex Ramirez, presented Ysleta Branch with the trophy won by the El Paso team at the I-10 Showdown last October. This is a splendid trophy that will be showing in our display case for a few weeks. Come by and view this award exhibit and meet with the club on Thursdays @ 4:30.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Halloween is Here!

The decorations are up and it’s time to check out a chilling movie or a frightening book to read. Select a terrifying ghost story to read to others and leave them afraid. Visit the Ysleta Branch Library and Scare Up A Good Book!

Friends Book Fair at YS!

Saturday, October 19, 2013, The Friends of Ysleta Branch Library Bookstore will have a huge book sale for the patrons of YS.  11:00am-6:00pm; Do not miss out on your favorite book!   

Monday, October 14, 2013

El Paso Firefighters Visit YS!

On October 8, 2013 the EPFD Firefighters came out to the Ysleta Branch Library and met some of our young patrons and parents. The firefighters and the kids enjoyed storytime and later made paper fire hats for craftime. The firemen talked about fire prevention and safety, afterwards, a tour of the fire engine.  The truck and all the equipment was quite impressive to see. YS wishes to thank the firefighters of the Q17 for their services and for visiting the library.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

911 Honored At YS

Ysleta Branch Library commemorated the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States with a display of books and photos. Several books can be found at Ysleta that detail this tragic event including the attacks, the events, damage, casualties, rescue and accounts, the attackers and their motives, aftermath, investigation and response. Visit YS and checkout one of these books.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage month officially starts on Sept 15th, the anniversary of the independence of 5 Latin American countries. On September 18, 2013 Ysleta Branch Library celebrated with a workshop class on how to make Papel Picado, a traditional Mexican folk art. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ysleta Open Chess Tournament

Chess is a widely popular strategy board game that requires a great deal of skill and reasoning. The game is played on a checkered game board with 16 pieces. On Thursday, Aug 24, 2013, YS hosted the Ysleta Open Chess Tournament. The tournament participants arrived, registered and started the first round promptly at 10:10am. The 4 Round Swiss format was played in which participants with similar skill meet one on one for each round. There were numerous patrons enjoying the event, chess players and spectators alike. It was a successful turnout; Don't miss the next one!