Posts filed under ‘Library Programs’
The District’s CALL program (Computer Assisted Literacy in Libraries) will offer a Work Readiness Credential Program, an eight-week session that begins Monday, January 28 through Friday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Library.
The program is designed to help people get back to work and gain the educational and employment skills necessary to make them marketable in today’s challenging economy. The class is free and open to adults reading at a sixth grade level or higher. Classes will be held four to five days per week depending on the job shadowing schedule for students. (more…)
We are hosting live theatrical performances of A Christmas Carol performed by the Hampstead Stage Company at five library branches beginning in December. In this timeless tale by Charles Dickens, the miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas through visits from the spirits of the season.
Join us at any one of these performances:
Wednesday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m. | West Las Vegas Library
Wednesday, December 5 at 1 p.m. | Sunrise Library
Wednesday, December 5 at 4:30 p.m. | Summerlin Library
Friday, December 7 at 4 p.m. | Las Vegas Library
Saturday, December 8 at 10:30 a.m. | Enterprise Library
Children of all ages are welcome. These performances are free and open to the public. For more information call 507-6294. Additional support provided by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation.
Join us for the 18th annual Shoes for Children Drive and Benefit Performances of The Threepenny Opera by the Ira Aldridge Theatre Company of Nevada on Tuesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at the Summerlin Library, and Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 at 2 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Library. (more…)
Celebrate Teen Read Week October 14-20! This national program is designed to encourage teens to take time out from their busy schedules and celebrate the fun of reading in all its forms—books, magazines, eBooks and audiobooks. The theme this year is “It Came from the Library!” If you’re a teen, or know one, pick up a graphic novel, fantasy title or horror book and scare yourself silly. Or attend one of our frightening programs. We dare you!
Acclaimed storyteller David Gonzalez paints a vivid picture of the people and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world in Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World on Sunday, September 30 at 2 p.m. at the Clark County Library.
These stories are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages that are sure to captivate the imagination. Hear about the silly antics of the Puerto Rican hero Juan Bobo or the mysterious powers of the Orishas in a suite of Afro-Cuban stories. Combining English and Spanish words throughout the stories and songs, Cuentos is a perfect introduction to the world of Latino literature and culture. (more…)
Join us for “Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Literary Freedom” on Saturday, October 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Clark County Library. This third annual installment of “Uncensored Voices” features dramatic readings and an interactive discussion with experts on literary censorship in the United States, on the Internet and around the world, all in recognition of National Banned Books Week. Moderated by Las Vegas Review-Journal Political Columnist Steve Sebelius, the event features Eva Galperin, International Freedom of Expression Coordinator at the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Professor Jeanne Price, director of the Wiener-Rogers Law Library at the William S. Boyd School of Law; Auggie Romero, ACLU of Arizona Board Member and activist; and self-described book smuggler Tony Diaz, leader of Librotraficante, the underground library movement. (more…)
Local writers residing in Clark County are invited to participate in FLASH! The Short, Short Fiction Contest, an annual pre-festival event of the Vegas Valley Book Festival. Cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100 will be awarded. Writers can register online beginning Tuesday, July 10 through Friday, August 17. The project is limited to the first 20 writers who apply for the contest. There is no fee to participate. (more…)
In the intimate setting of a one-man stage play, former mobster Salvatore Polisi will reveal episodes of his dangerous life in the streets of New York in At the Sinatra Club on Sunday, July 22 at 2 p.m. at the Clark County Library.
Polisi spent over fifteen years with organized crime families and was an associate of mafia kingpin John Gotti. When he decided to turn away from crime and enter the Federal Witness Protection, he struggled with his civilian identity, and ultimately found redemption and a renewed purpose in life through his writing. (more…)