Cook the Book – SOUPS!

Attention soup lovers!  Sign up now for this month’s Cook the Book, a book club all about cookbooks!



This month’s selected cookbook is Williams Sonoma’s “Soup of the Day: 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year.”

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How to become a “Cook the Book” Club Member – it’s easy!

  • Chose a recipe from the selected cookbook, located at our front desk, and add your name to our signup list.
  • Then, at our monthly meeting, bring your soup to share – that’s it!

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Now that there’s a slight chill of fall in the air, let’s make soup!  We’ll share the cookbook’s hits and misses and we’ll share the soups we’ve prepared at our second Cook the Book club meeting – SaturdayOctober 21, at 1 pm.

Please make and bring one regular-size recipe – there is no need to double recipes.  Recipes should be prepared at home prior to the meeting.  The library has a microwave that can be used for re-heating if necessary.  And please make sure to bring a serving utensil for your dish.  Beverages, plates, and utensils will be provided!

Please register before the meeting – space is limited!

And please comment down below or call us at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Library with any questions or suggestions: (915) 212-0450.



Banned Books Week 2017

Celebrating the right to read, we present to you our Banned Books display!



Each book has its own special bookmark featuring the year the book was banned and the reasons the book was challenged.


Out of the hundreds of challenges the American Library Association receives, only about 10% of books are removed from the location where the challenge took place, thanks to local literary champions such as librarians, students, and patrons who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read!


Visit us today and pick up your free Captain Underpants coloring page – celebrating Banned Books Week!



The character of Batman was created 78 years ago and to celebrate the caped crusader, comic book retailers, bookstores, schools, and libraries held festivities for the fourth-annual BATMAN DAY!


Batman Day at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Library was so much fun!  The kiddos made their own capes and Batman masks.


Some came all dressed up for our costume contest.


First, second, and third place winners were determined by secret ballot – and the winners received special Batman prizes!


Here’s our first place winner!


We had crafts and snacks and we ended the party with a movie!  Thank you to everyone that joined us in the Batman fun!

2nd Annual KINDERFEST!

What do you get when you mix German polka music, fun crafts for kids, and all the ice-cold root beer you can drink?  Why you get our 2nd Annual Kinderfest!

Our tables we loaded with pretzels and German cookies and we had flame-grilled mini bratwursts – with zesty German mustard!


We also had a German fairy tale display with all books available for checkout.


As music filled the air, kids of all ages were entertained crafting bracelets, windmills, and so many buttons!


Well we sure hope you’ll join us again at next year’s Kinderfest!

Attention Teens!

Voting for the YALSA’s Teen’s Top Ten Books of 2017 is now OPEN!  You can vote for up to three books – VOTING IS FOR TEENS ONLY!

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All titles are available for checkout and here are this year’s nominees:

Nightstruck by Jenna Black

The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Once Upon a Dream: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Truthwitch: A Witchlands Novel by Susan Dennard

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Genius: The Game by Leopold Gout

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

Starflight by Melissa Landers

The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

All We Have Left by Wendy Mills

This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon


We have free Teen Week bookmarks at our Teen Zone display – pick yours up today!  Voting closes October 14th so hurry and cast your vote here!

Thank A Farmer Day

Do you ever wonder where your food comes from?  Find out about your local farmers!

Visit us this Saturday, September 23rd at 11am for STORY TIME, a fun CRAFT, and a HEALTHY SNACK – all for FREE and courtesy of your local farmers!

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Decorate a farmer thank you card, currently available at our front desk, and when you bring it back, you get a free lollipop!

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We also have organic seeds available for checkout as part of our Sow.Grow.ReapEat Program!

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Thank you for everything you do farmers!