Sammy Hagar recipes !

Cook the Book was June 2nd and the group shared recipes from Sammy Hagar’s book – “Are we having any fun yet?”

2018 Cook the book Sammy

Members Zinnia and Raul brought Emeril’s Hot Chorizo Tamales with Salsa. This was a variation of the traditional tamale with a filling of chorizo, yellow onions, and corn. The topping consisted of roasted bell pepper, black beans and green and red onions. The salsa topping made this dish really delicious. 

Zonnia and Matthew made Sammy’s recipe, Antonio’s Roast Chicken. Matthew was worried that the chicken would not be very flavorful but it was delicious!

cook the book chicken

To top off the chicken we had an assortment of salsas from Sammy’s book – The Salsa Fresca was made by Fernie and the second salsa was a mouth burning Salsa Verde which consisted of tomatillos, onion, serrano chiles, garlic and cilantro. These side dishes added a lot of flavor to the chicken and were excellent for dipping. 

cook the book salsa

This is an excellent cook book full of super fun and delicious recipes. The stories in the book were inspiring and heartfelt. The layout of the book, the pictures, and the genuine love of food and good times is as palpable as the recipes themselves. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to share a love of family and friends and good food to share with them. 

The next Cook the book will be Saturday August 11th at 1:00 – we will be posting the new cook book in the coming weeks – buon appetito!



La Vida Flamenca !

A big thank you to Linda Gallegos and her troupe of wonderful flamenco dancers for performing here at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Library. Patron’s were very impressed by the passion and style that all of the artists displayed. 

                                             linda gallegos

Linda Gallegos has years of experience in traditional and contemporary flamenco and Spanish classical dance and has studied under the tutelage of noted artists from Spain. She has a passion for the art and culture of flamenco and is the director of her dance company Gallegos y Baile Flamenco. 

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Fifty patrons came out to enjoy Linda Gallegos and her company of dancers perform. It was a real learning experience, and a lovely time of community and culture.


Police Officer Story Time

May 15th is National Peace Officers Memorial Day and we had a great turn out for our Police Officer story time! We learned about what police officers do everyday, and how being kind and brave are important virtues. Thank you Officer Jeff C. McKinley for joining us and reading a book to our story time group. 

police man reading

The kids really enjoyed saying hello to Officer McKinley and having him spend time with them at story time. We are grateful to our law enforcement officers for working so hard and for taking the time out to visit us at the library. 

police and kids

Thank you to all the families that came out to the library today for story time. A special thank you to Ms. Cynthia Aguinaga for setting up this visit. 

police story time

Library patron Ernie Bautista and his grandson Dathan are pictured here with Cynthia Aguinaga and Officer McKinley

Please join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 11:00 for story time here at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Library !

New Board Books at the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Library !

Many have praised the benefits of reading to children. Here at the library, we have received more than 100 new board books that are just right for your toddler. 

Drop in and browse our expanded board book collection. 

board books

Reading a book aloud to your children everyday is a great way to bond and communicate with them.

Please visit the Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista library and check out books for your family, we have hundreds of new titles to choose from for all ages. 

You are also invited to join us every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11:00 for story time.