Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Looking for more entertaining, educational, and/or silly discoveries from the world wide web?  You've come to the right place!

Here is a list of online GAMES:

Who played Tetris as a kid?  I did!  That was my absolute favorite and now you can play it online for FREE!


I also loved Dr. Mario and here it is, playable online for FREE!

Here's a link to the zany Angry Kid memory game that can provide endless hours of entertainment:

Want to be productive at home?

Start your indoor garden by regrowing fruits and veggies from your food scraps!

Don't limit your self to only the plants shown in the link above.  Research how to regrow other fruits and veggies as well.  Maybe you have some strawberry scraps that will one day become a flowering strawberry plant! 🍓💛

You can also work your way through Taste of Home's "100 pantry staples you can make from home":

And you can still "travel" - kind of...

You can explore amazing national parks with Google Earth:

And you can visit Disneyland and virtually ride the rides!

Check out part 1 of our fun virtual finds:

Well we hope you've enjoyed this roundup of different ways to stay entertained at home while trying to flatten the curve.  We wish you all the best and hope to see you soon at the Irving Schwartz Public Library!

Monday, March 23, 2020


Stuck at home?  Now is the time to *virtually* explore, learn, and study!

Visit some of the world's best museums with these virtual tours:

Did you ever want to study at Yale?  Now you can!  Register for Yale's most popular class, The Science of Well-Being - for FREE!  "In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits."

You can explore Frida Kahlo's La Casa Azul (The Blue House):

You can virtually tour the Winchester Mystery House:

You can watch beautiful performances from renowned ballet companies around the world:

Here is a list of international opera companies also sharing their performances online:

Tomorrow, we will be sharing another list of fun virtual finds for your enjoyment.  Until then, we hope you stay healthy and happy during these trying times.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Irving Schwartz Public Library - CLOSED

All El Paso library buildings will close to the public as of March 19th, 2020, until further notice.

Due dates for all checked-out materials will be extended to May 1st. No late fees will accrue on materials that are due during this time or are currently overdue.

Holds will be disabled as staff will not be able to process them. Current holds will not be issued but their pickup dates will be extended to May 1st.

All patron accounts expiring at the start of the closure and in April will be renewed for 6 months.

Book drops will remain open.

Although our physical locations are closed, you can still access our online services if you have a library card!

Here is the link to our Tumblebooks page, where you can access animated, talking picture books, graphic novels, puzzles, games, and songs for kids:

Here is the link to all of our digital media, including eBooks, audio books, music, movies, TV shows, and magazines for the whole family:

We look forward to seeing you again soon!