If you are interested in shopping for lightly worn, but well-loved books at low prices stop by the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Avenue, on Friday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be a large selection of children’s books, fiction and nonfiction books, CDs and DVDs. Pricing on paperbacks start at $.25; books and CDs start at $1; and DVDs start at $2.
Take advantage of the sale. You may find a bargain and help support your library too. All proceeds benefit the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to enhancing the 25 branches of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District through fundraising and advocacy efforts. The Foundation builds private support and public visibility, making our library and community stronger.
For further information, call 702.507.4012.
Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Executive Director Jeanne Goodrich was named Librarian of the Year at the recent 68th annual Nevada Library Association Conference in Reno.
Joining the ranks of an elite group, Goodrich was awarded this honor for her accomplishments toward the advancement of library service by broadening the scope of service to the community; addressing the specialized need of computers and technology for children and young adults; and maintaining the Library District’s ranking in the top 15 American libraries that serve over one million people, 2nd in circulation per capita and 3rd in circulation per registered borrower.
Library Board Vice Chair Michael Saunders states, “It is because of Ms. Goodrich’s intelligent and compassionate leadership that the Library District is strongly-positioned, both financially and with a dedicated staff, to continue to provide vital services to the community.”
A celebration of comic book culture, the annual Vegas Valley Comic Book Fest takes place Saturday, November 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Now in its sixth year, the event features an artist alley, panels and workshops, an artist jam, cosplay contest, portfolio reviews and a marketplace with local comic book stores and publishers. The schedule is as follows:
10:00 A.M.: Very Awesome Cosplay (Costume) Contest
10:00 A.M.: How to Draw… (Spencer Brinkerhoff III)
11:00 A.M.: A Buffy-tastic Spotlight on Georges Jeanty (Georges Jeanty)
11:00 A.M.: Superman – The All American Hero (John Field)
11:00 A.M.: Artist Jam with Spencer Brinkerhoff III
11:30 A.M.: Portfolio Reviews
12:00 P.M.: Comic Book Scripting (Chris Staros)
12:00 P.M.: Geeky, GRRLY and … Glamtackular! (Molly McIsaac & Very Awesome Girls
1:00 P.M.: Rock Out With your Wacom Out…. (Warren Wucinich)
1:00 P.M.: The Enemy of Inertia: A Spotlight on Greg Rucka (Greg Rucka)
2:00 P.M.: Comic Book Scripting (Chris Staros)
2:00 P.M.: Closet Cosplay (Very Awesome Girls into Nerdy Activities)
2:45 P.M.: 3d6 in Concert
3:00 P.M.: Wonder Woman in Bondage: Power and the Amazon Superhero (Ben Saunders)
3:30 P.M.: Adam WarRock in Concert
Free and open to the public. Additional support is provided by Las Vegas CityLife and Pop! Goes the Icon. For more information, please call 702-507-3459.
The Vegas Valley Book Festival is the largest literary event in Las Vegas. Now in its 12th year, the festival is produced annually by the city of Las Vegas, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute, Las Vegas Review-Journal, the local chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, Nevada Humanities, a festival founder, and Barnes & Noble.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will host Las Vegas Writes: Progress on Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. For this year’s anthology, editor Scott Dickensheets has rounded up a stellar group of contributors to provide original essays and short fiction on the theme of “progress.”
Progress, whether it’s civic, political, social, spiritual, personal or physical, is a relevant topic in Las Vegas. The contributors who will talk about their work and experience creating this year’s project are novelist and memoirist Kris Saknussemm, literary authors Douglas Unger and Aurora Brackett, horror writer Rena Mason, journalists Geoff Carter, John Katsilometes and Henry Brean, and writers Abigail Goldman and Sarah Jane Woodall.
This Vegas Valley Book Festival pre-event is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow the panel talk. Books will be available for sale at the door. For more information on the program call 702-507-3459 or visit the Library’s website.
Additional support provided by Huntington Press and by public funding for the arts through the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vegas Valley Book Festival, the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, the Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Vegas Valley Book Festival, scheduled for October 30-November 2, 2013, is produced by the city of Las Vegas; Las Vegas-Clark County Library District; UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute; AIGA, Las Vegas Chapter; Las Vegas Review-Journal; Nevada Humanities, a festival Founder; and Barnes & Noble.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District celebrates Teen Read Week October 13―19, 2013, a national program designed to encourage teens to take time out from their busy schedules and celebrate the fun of reading in all its forms—books, magazines, downloadables and more. All programs are free and open to the public. Check with your local branch for more information or visit our special Teen Read Week web page for information and programs.