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Friday Feature: El Paso Public Library Seed Library Program; STEAM Central in San Angelo

2017 September 8
by Kyla Hunt

Powered Libraries recently shared TSLAC produced videos on library projects around the state. For more information on TSLAC grant opportunities, visit https://www.tsl.texas.gov/landing/libfunds.html.

From the Powered Libraries recent Facebook posts:

El Paso Public Library Seed Library Program

When the El Paso Public Library staff was tasked to bring creative incentives to the library system, Lisa Martinez introduced the Sow. Grow. Reap. Eat. Program—inspired by other similar and successful community engagement opportunities hosted in New Mexico and Arizona—which empowers the El Paso community to plant a seed for a better future. Jim Hastings from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and El Paso Master Gardeners leads workshops at participating area branches, where he hopes his green thumb will sprout excitement in new gardeners. Visitors from the offices of State Rep. Lina Ortega and Congressman Beto O’Rourke were on hand to roll up their sleeves and learn a little more about this community project that is planting the seed for a deeper connection between the people of El Paso and their food sources.

For the full Facebook post, visit https://www.facebook.com/poweredlibraries/videos/1924940297830605/.

Powered Libraries | El Paso Public Library Sow. Grow. RepEat S…

When the El Paso Public Library staff was tasked to bring creative incentives to the library system, Lisa Martinez introduced the Sow. Grow. ReapEat. Program—inspired by other similar and successful community engagement opportunities hosted in New Mexico and Arizona—which empowers the El Paso community to plant a seed for a better future. Jim Hastings from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and El Paso Master Gardeners leads workshops at participating area branches, where he hopes his green thumb will sprout excitement in new gardeners. Visitors from the offices of State Rep. Lina Ortega and Congressman Beto O'Rourke were on hand to roll up their sleeves and learn a little more about this community project that is planting the seed for a deeper connection between the people of El Paso and their food sources.

Posted by Powered Libraries on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

 

STEAM Central in San Angelo

The Tom Green County Library System – Stephens Central Library STEAM Central generously offers access to video production equipment, tools, state-of-the-art robotics, quilting and craft supplies, and an array of engaging programming that charges the creativity of the visitors. The industrial basement setting serves as the perfect playground for library visitors to check out a book on a perspective craft, hobby or skill and hone their craft in the collective community space.

STEAM Central is truly powered by community partnerships such as the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME), Angelo State University, local arts and craft organizations, and area-elected officials.

For the full Facebook post, visit: https://www.facebook.com/poweredlibraries/videos/1921566501501318/

The Tom Green County Library System – Stephens Central Library STEAM Central generously offers access to video production equipment, tools, state-of-the-art robotics, quilting and craft supplies, and an array of engaging programming that charges the creativity of the visitors. The industrial basement setting serves as the perfect playground for library visitors to check out a book on a perspective craft, hobby or skill and hone their craft in the collective community space.STEAM Central is truly powered by community partnerships such as the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME), Angelo State University, local arts and craft organizations, and area-elected officials.

Posted by Powered Libraries on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

 

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