Holiday Closures

All District branches will be closed on Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25 for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Branches will be closing at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31 for New Year’s Eve. All branches will be closed on Thursday, January 1 for New Year’s Day.

December 17, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Featured January Programs at the Library

PicMonkey Collage2The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will offer a variety of programs throughout the month of January. Highlights of the month include: Las Vegas Stories: SPECTACULAR – A History of Las Vegas Neon, Moscow Nights and the Golden Gates: An Evening of Russian Folk Music, Dance and Stories, The Wisdom of Dreams, Nevada Chamber Symphony – A New Year Welcome, Peace Week 2015 – Living the Dream: Where Do We Go From Here?, eMedia Downloading 101 for Seniors, Troubled Waters: A Gospel Stage Play, Bishr Hijazi – Arabic Music Ensemble, Scottish Céilidh and much more.

See the press release below for more featured programs, or see all Library District programs here.

Press Release PDF

December 10, 2014 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

January is Mob Month at the Library District

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is hosting a series of programs related to the Mob at the Clark County Library. Programs are free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 702.507.3458. Events include:

Schwartz

Schwartz

Tuesday, January 6 at 7 p.m.
The Mob on Trial: The Kefauver Hearings and Their Impact on Organized Crime
In 1950, Senator Estes Kefauver led a U.S. Senate Committee to investigate organized crime. The televised hearings introduced America to the Mob, held in Las Vegas and 14 other cities and included testimonies from over 600 witnesses. David G. Schwartz, director of UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research will examine the importance of the hearings and the impact on organized crime, law enforcement and state gaming regulations.

Tuesday, January 13 at 7 p.m.
The Fix Is In: Sports and the Mob
Experts in the fields of sports betting, sports journalism, athletics and regulatory control will discuss how the Mob has been able to penetrate the sports world.

Tuesday, January 20 at 7 p.m.
The Great Debate: Is the Mob Still in Las Vegas?
Is the Mob still in Las Vegas? A panel of guest speakers comprised of journalists, politicians, historians and law enforcement will discuss those very questions as they probe for answers in a roundtable debate.

Jenkins

Jenkins

Tuesday, January 27 at 7 p.m.
Our Kansas City Connection and Screening
In his new documentary, Gangland Wire, filmmaker and former police officer-turned- lawyer Gary Jenkins will describe the rise and fall of Kansas City’s River Quay district and the investigation which exposed the Mafia influence over the Teamsters International Union and Las Vegas casinos.

 

Press Release PDF

 

December 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm Leave a comment

Libraries Closed for Thanksgiving and Family Day

All Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branches will be closed on Thursday, November 27 for Thanksgiving and Friday, November 28 for Family Day. They will reopen at their usual times on Saturday, November 29.

November 20, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Featured December Programs at the Library

PicMonkey CollageThe Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will offer a variety of programs throughout the month of December. Highlights of the month include: Las Vegas Stories: Origins of the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, December to Remember – Bluegrass for the Holidays, The Beatles and Their Songs – A Musical Revolution, Christmas Harmony with CSN Big Band, 20th Annual Shoes for Children Drive and Benefit Performances, December to Remember – Duo Mystique, Nevada Chamber Symphony – Music with a Classic Touch, Kwanzaa 2014, Two Trains Running and much more.

See the press release below for more featured programs, or see all Library District programs here.

Press Release PDF

November 7, 2014 at 8:54 am Leave a comment

Libraries Closed for Veterans Day

All Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branches will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 for Veterans Day. They will reopen at their usual times on Wednesday, November 12.

November 4, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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