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Judge Marquez Lower Valley Branch

Judge Marquez Lower Valley

Library Information

Library branches listed below will reopen for browsing and curbside pickup starting on Monday, April 5, 2021. Book returns at these locations will be allowed on Thursdays and Fridays (or until bins are full).

  • Dorris Van Doren
  • Memorial Park
  • Richard Burges
  • Irving Schwartz
  • Judge Marquez

Mondays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fridays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.


610 N. Yarbrough | (915) 212-0600

10:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm Thursday
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday

Friends of the Library

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, our book sale is held on the first Saturday of every month.

Saturday / Sábado
10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The Friends’ Book Store is located inside the Judge Marquez Branch Library and is open every Saturday from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. / La tienda de libros de los Amigos de la Biblioteca esta abierta para ventas de libros cada sábado de 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

Become a Friend of the Judge Marquez Library for $5 and receive a 10% discount at the bookstore. / Hay un descuento de 10% en las compras cuando pertenece a los Amigos de la Biblioteca. La membresía cuesta solamente $5.

Clubs & Associations

The Lower Valley Knitting and Crochet Group / El Grupo de Tejedores
Meets every Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. The public is invited.
Se junta cada miércoles de 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. El publico esta invitado.

Judge Marquez Library Chess Club
Join our club. Learn to play chess or polish your skills. Matches every Tuesday from 5:30 - 6:45 pm

Yucca Neighborhood Association
Get involved! Active community association working to improve services and facilities in our neighborhood. Meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm

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Computers are available for public use. All minors must have Internet permission. All computer users must present a library card and a pin in order to reserve a computer. The computer lab closes 15 minutes prior to closing time.


Special Exhibits

El Paso History, Lower Valley Pride" by María Almeida Natividad

A native of El Paso, Texas, María Almeida Natividad grew up surrounded by the rich culture and heritage of her Hispanic background. She feels that El Paso and the surrounding desert regions possess an abundance of rich tradition and interesting history. It is an appreciation of this culture and history that she wishes to convey and encourage in her artwork and art related activities.

As a visual artist, María is best known for her watercolor painting and mixed media work. Her poster, "Celebrate El Paso's Heritage" has been a popular image in the region and is displayed throughout the city.
She is also an installation artist and muralist. Most recently much of her artistic energy has been in the production of the Lower Valley Library mural and on a bilingual book for children dealing with the history of El Paso.

Throughout her artistic career María has held positions as an art gallery owner, art gallery director, art specialist and art consultant, She served as both organizer and presenter in numerous art workshops and conferences both locally and nationally. As artist and educator, she is a passionate advocate of inclusion and integration of the fine arts in the regular classroom curriculum.

María studied at Modesto Junior College, the University of Arizona and the University of Texas at El Paso where she received both a BA and an MA in Art Education. She also holds elementary, secondary, and AP teaching certificates and has been an educator in the public schools for over 20 years. Her award winning work has been exhibited in juried and non-juried exhibitions throughout the Southwest and is included in public and private collections across the United States.

Maria presently teaches art with the Ysleta School District and at El Paso Community College and is the Artist in Residence for UTEP's Chicano Studies Program. Her biography and art can be viewed on the Hispanic Resource Center at the Arizona State University website:

María's artwork has been featured in two art books published by the Bilingual Press, a PBS series on Chicano Art, and in a literary anthology "Hecho en Tejas", a book featuring Texas writers and artists published by New Mexico University Press.

To contact the artist: 915-203-2309 or