Christmas at the Library

On Saturday, December 19, 2015, the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library held our annual Christmas program. There was a musical performance, where the audience was invited to sing-along with popular Christmas songs.

District 3 City Representative Emma Acosta read The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore. Then, we welcomed Santa Claus to the library. He snacked on cookies and chocolate milk and passed out small gifts to the children in attendance.

The JCCV staff and volunteers were pleased to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

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Exploring El Paso’s History with Mini-Digie

The Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library was honored to play host to the El Paso Museum of History’s Mini-Digie wall during the month of November. Digie stands for Digital Information Gateway in El Paso. There is a larger, permanent Digie at the museum downtown in Cleveland Square and a mobile Mini-Digie, which travels around the city. Digie is a digital wall with a touchscreen that allows users to access photographs relating to the history of El Paso. The Digie in Cleveland Square is the second such digital wall in the world and was acquired through the 2012 Quality of Life bond.

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On November 19th, City Council Representative Emma Acosta visited the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library to help introduce Mini-Digie to a group of teens during the library’s weekly Teen Hangout program. They learned about how Mini-Digie works and were able to interact with it. Afterward, a reception was held.20151119_171156

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Library patrons were encouraged to interact with Mini-Digie during its stay at the library, and they were given the opportunity to complete a Digie Quest, which entitled them to enter a drawing for a Barnes and Noble giftcard.

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Our winner!

Sadly, the Mini-Digie has moved on, but you can still visit the permanent digital wall in Downtown El Paso or look for Mini-Digie as it travels around town.

Dinovember!

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Celebrate DINOvember at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library by coming in to check out books about dinosaurs. We have dinosaur books and other materials available for patrons of all ages.

Whether you’re interested in a career in paleontology, or you’re looking for information about the Jurassic period, or if you just want to read a fun story about a dinosaur who doesn’t know she’s extinct, we have what you’re looking for!

Halloween Extravaganza!

Ghouls and Goblins from all around the area congregated at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library this Halloween to have a haunting good time! Guests entered through a scary haunted maze full of cobwebs and icky stuff around every corner. They exited into a party, where they played games, did crafts, had refreshments, took selfies in our photo booth corner, and participated in an all-ages costume contest. Top prizes were movie passes for adults and teens and buckets of goodies for school-age kids and babies.

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IMG_0645Not only did the Friends of the Cielo Vista Library make this event possible through their generous contributions, but they also volunteered to operate some of the games at the party as well. Staff and volunteers had a wonderful time dressing up and making sure that all patrons had a fa-BOO-lous time at the party.

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Joe Hayes!

20151002_164536Award-winning storyteller Joe Hayes visited the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Branch Library on the afternoon of October 2, 2015. He entertained everyone in attendance, including the wonderful fourth graders of Cielo Vista Elementary, with an eerie ghost story that had everybody screaming.

IMG_0590Mr. Hayes’ appearance was made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Cielo Vista Library. It was truly a joy for all who attended to experience hearing Joe Hayes tell stories.

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