This year at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library, we celebrated our first Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
Our patrons shared a traditional Charlie Brown Thanksgiving meal of popcorn, jellybeans, pretzels, and toast. They also watched Thanksgiving-themed cartoons, and made Thanksgiving crafts.
It was a fun kick-off to our holiday season!
Currently on display at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library are LEGO designs created by our teen volunteer, Phoenix.
Phoenix built a number of familiar characters from popular Nintendo Games. He also built a few historically-based designs.
All children are invited to create their own designs at our Learning with LEGOS program every Friday at 4pm. We have Duplo blocks for toddlers and regular LEGO bricks for older children.
For 50 years, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” has been a Halloween tradition. This year, we at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library decided to incorporate this tradition into our annual Halloween celebration.
People could take pictures at our photo wall with their favorite Peanuts characters. There were games, crafts, and refreshments for all to partake in.
There was also a Halloween costume contest, with prizes in three categories: 0-5 year olds, 6-11 year olds, and 12-17 year olds. All in attendance had a spooktacular time!
The winner of our Teens Read Week raffle is Apple!
Our Teens Read Raffle coincided with Teen Reads Week, which is an annual celebration of young adult literature. For every five Young Adult books checked out, teens received one raffle ticket. Additionally, if teens wrote a review of a YA book they read, they received another entry into the raffle. We received 120 entries.
Congratulations, Apple, and thank you to everyone who entered!
The following reviews were submitted by teens at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch:
Blue Exorcist by Kazue Kato
I like this book for the storyline and art. The art is new and has a fresh style. The storyline is very unique and the main reason I picked the book.
Reviewed by Phoenix
IZombie: Six Feet Under and Rising by Chris Roberson
I like this book because I’ve read all of the iZombie books and because Gwen is a good zombie and doesn’t want to eat brains
Reviewed by Apple
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
I like that it’s about a group of teenagers that have to fend for themselves. I also like that they make good decisions even though they are just teenagers.
Reviewed by Jacqueline
All these books are available for check out at the El Paso Public Library. Click the links to check availability at specific branches or to place one on hold.
In celebration of Teen Read Week, the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library is hosting a Teens Read Raffle. In order to enter, you must check out FIVE Young Adult Books (which includes graphic novels, audiobooks, and Playaways). Teens can also get an extra raffle ticket by filling out a review card for a YA book.
The grand prize, courtesy of the Friends of the Cielo Vista Library, is a prize pack ($80 value) that includes a $30 Barnes and Noble gift card, a portable charger, a journal, and much more. The winner will be announced on November 3rd, during Teen Hangout.
Some of the books nominated for the Teens’ Top Ten, which teens can vote for until October 15th, are on display in the Teen Zone of the library.
For more information about our branch’s programs for teens and tweens or about the Teens Read Raffle, please call Jennifer at 915-594-7680.