Featured October Programs at the Library

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The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will offer a variety of programs throughout the month of October. Highlights of the month include: Ricardo Griego – Spanish Guitar Fusion, Viva el Mariachi, Summerlin Library College Fair, Maxwell Drake Writing Workshops, 5th Annual Coalition of Black Trade Unionist Apprenticeship and Job Fair, An Evening with B.J. Novak, Illustrators 56, Spring Valley Library Community Fair, Ask-A-Lawyer Series: Intellectual Property – Protecting Your Ideas, Fun with the Night Sky and much more.

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

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September 17, 2014 at 9:39 am

Featured September Programs at the Library

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The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will offer a variety of programs throughout the month of September. Highlights of the month include: Las Vegas Stories: The Glamorous Life of Corinne Entratter SidneyCopa Girl and the Rat Pack, Hiking Las Vegas, UNLV Jazz Concert Series, Astronomy 101, Something Scottish, Senior Law Series: Health Care Directives and You, An Afternoon with Jerry Reuss, Ricardo Griego – Spanish Guitar Fusion, An Afternoon with Tod Goldberg, Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Your Freedom to Read and much more.

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

Press Release PDF

 

August 25, 2014 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Libraries Closed for Labor Day

All Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branches will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day. They will reopen at their usual times on Tuesday, September 2.

August 25, 2014 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

An Evening with B.J. Novak

BJ Headshot - Lo Res (2)The opening keynote speaker for the Vegas Valley Book Festival will be B.J. Novak at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 16, at the Clark County Library.

Novak is an actor, writer, director and executive producer, best known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy series “The Office.” He is also known for his stand-up comedy performances and his roles in motion pictures such as Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” and Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks.”

From a stored box of ideas collected over a ten-year period, he wrote the book “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories,” which debuted in February at #4 on The New York Times Best Sellers List to overwhelmingly positive reviews. It’s a collection of 64 comic short stories, all about the human inability to find perspective. “The Book With No Pictures,” his first endeavor into children’s books, hits stores September 30.

Novak is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

His books, “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories” and “The Book With No Pictures,” will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the talk.

The Vegas Valley Book Festival, Oct. 16-18, is the largest literary event in Las Vegas. Now in its 13th year, the festival is free and open to the public, thanks to support from the producing partners:  the city of Las Vegas; Las Vegas-Clark County Library District; the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at UNLV; the local chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design; Las Vegas Review-Journal; Nevada Humanities; and Barnes & Noble. For more information, call 702-507-3459 or visit vegasvalleybookfestival.org.

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July 30, 2014 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

Library District Board of Trustees Selects Ronald R. Heezen, Ph.D. to be Next Executive Director

At its June 17, 2014 meeting, the Library District Board of Trustees selected Ronald R. Heezen, Ph.D., for the position of Executive Director. He will replace current Executive Director Jeanne Goodrich who is retiring at the end of the summer.

Since 2009, Heezen has been the Executive Director of Shreve Memorial Library System in Shreveport, Louisiana, and the Director of the Green Gold Library System consisting of 12 parishes in northwest Louisiana. Among other previous positions, he was Director of Frisco Public Library in Frisco, Texas, and Executive Director of Omaha Public Library in Omaha, Nebraska.

Library Board Chair Keiba Crear said, “Ron Heezen is a seasoned library professional who brings extensive experience in administration, automation, budgeting, building design and space utilization, among other relevant experience. The Board looks forward to working with him to meet the challenges to come.”

Heezen holds a B.A. in history from the University of Utah, an M.L.S. from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Library Science (Rhetoric cognate) from Texas Woman’s University.

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July 2, 2014 at 6:49 pm Leave a comment

Library District Board Holds Elections

At the June 12, 2014, Board of Trustees’ Meeting, elections for Board officers were held. Keiba Crear was re-elected to the position of Chair, Michael Saunders was re-elected Vice Chair, Randy Ence was re-elected Secretary and Ydoleena Yturralde was re-elected Treasurer.

Their terms begin July 1 and run through June 30, 2015.

The other Board members are Kelly Benavidez, Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod, Marilyn Francis Drake, Sheila Moulton, Felipe A. Ortiz and Robin Wadley-Munier.

View the Board of Trustees meeting calendar, agendas and approved minutes.

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June 13, 2014 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

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