Love Your Library? Tell A Friend! September 2016

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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and a great time to introduce your friends, family and neighbors to the many benefits of a library card. Encourage them to sign up for one during September, or if they already have a library card, Like Us on Facebook, and they will be automatically entered for a chance to win a VIP package for four to the Nevada Ballet Theatre’s production of The Sleeping Beauty on October 22 or 23, or The Nutcracker on December 21 or 22.

In addition, library customers who already have an up-to-date library card will receive special savings to Nevada Ballet Theatre’s entire season of extraordinary performances at the Smith Center, with $10 off admission on great seats from $59 and higher (plus box office fees). This includes The Sleeping Beauty on October 22 and 23; select value dates for that favorite holiday tradition The Nutcracker on December 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 or 24; Swan Lake on February 25 and 26; and Peter Pan on May 13 and 14.

Simply enter or mention the code: NBTLIB to receive your discount when you order your tickets in person; by phone at 702.749.2000; or online through For general information about Nevada Ballet Theatre and subscription packages, visit their website or call 702.243.2623.

Getting a free library card is easy! Just visit any LVCCLD branch to fill out an application or apply online at All you need is a picture I.D. and proof of your current Nevada address.

Your library is here to help you with limitless learning; business and career advancement; government and social services support; and best of all, a place where you will find a sense of culture and community. So, tell your friends, family and neighbors to meet you at the library…they will thank you for it!

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:

Medicare Information Sessions
Thursday, September 1 at 2 p.m.
Enterprise Library | 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. | 702.507.3760

Tuesday, September 13 at 2 p.m.
Rainbow Library | 3150 N. Buffalo Dr. | 702.507.3710

Monday, September 26 22 at 3 p.m.
Clark County Library | 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. | 702.507.3458

Join us as a representative from Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance Program provides unbiased information and answers questions about Medicare, Prescription D and other plans, deductibles and co-pays, how to file a claim and more. Free.

Las Vegas Stories: Played Out on the Strip 
Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m.
Clark County Library | 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. | 702.507.3459

From 1940 to 1989, nearly every hotel on the Strip employed a full-time band or orchestra. In 1989, the musician’s union went on strike and many musicians in Vegas found themselves unemployed. Join us as Janis L. McKay traces factors of the strike and the rise and fall of the casino band. Co-sponsored by University of Nevada Press. Free.

Centennial Hills Back to School Blowout Book Sale 
Centennial Hills Library | 6711 N. Buffalo Dr. | 702.507.6107
Friday, September 2 at 10 a.m.

Hundreds of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books, videos, and music CDs will be available for purchase. Funds raised will benefit the library. Free.

An Afternoon with Mr. Shakespeare 
Saturday, September 3 at 3 p.m.
Summerlin Library | 1771 Inner Circle Dr. | 702.507.3866

Led by Dan Decker, founder of the Shakespeare Institute of Nevada, this interactive afternoon will begin with a discussion of the life and times of William Shakespeare followed by a voluntary opportunity for audience members to read various Shakespeare pieces aloud under the guidance of Decker. Free.

Are You Smarter than a Scam Artist? Senior Medicare Patrol 
Tuesday, September 6 at 3 p.m.
Summerlin Library | 1771 Inner Circle Dr. | 702.507.3866

Did you know approximately $60 billion is wasted every year due to fraud, errors, and abuse in the Medicare system? Nevada Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is part of a nationwide program that began in 1997 to combat this problem and they will be informing Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers, and family members on how to protect their identities and detect and report fraud. Free.

Savvy Seniors Scam Prevention Series: Cemetery & Funeral Fraud 
Wednesday, September 7 at 11 a.m.
Clark County Library | 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. | 702.507.3458

Back by popular demand, the Better Business Bureau reveals the latest in cemetery and funeral fraud schemes. Where can you go to find out if a funeral home is legitimate? Is it better to buy a plot now rather than wait for when you need it?  Can a funeral or cemetery contract be changed without your consent or acknowledgment? Are not-for-profit cemeteries any more trustworthy than for-profit cemeteries? Free.

Something Scottish 
Saturday, September 10 at 10 a.m.
Whitney Library | 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. | 702.507.4017

Join us for the 16th annual Something Scottish festival featuring live performances, a Wee Bairns Corner where there will be various children activities, numerous Scottish clan representation, Scottish food for purchase and more. Co-sponsored by Saint Andrews Society of Southern Nevada. Free.

Math for Moms and Dads—or Anyone Helping Kids with Math!
Monday, September 12 at 4 p.m.
Las Vegas Library | 833 Las Vegas Boulevard No. | 702.507.3512

Bill Hanlon, author, presenter and educational consultant, shows parents easy ways to teach their own children basic arithmetic. Using humor and proven techniques, Hanlon gives parents the tools, knowledge and confidence to help kids succeed at math. Free.

Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater – Family & Children’s Performance Series 
Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. | Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m.
West Las Vegas Library | 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. | 702.507.3989

Join us as the Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater’s second company LVCDT2 performs PHIB, Pajama Party, and select excerpts from Alice Down the Rabbit Hole, along with open arts dialog exchange and participation. Free.

Play Date: Kindie Rock for Youngsters 
Wednesday, September 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Centennial Hills Library | 6711 N. Buffalo Dr. | 702.507.6114

Wednesday, September 21 at 4 p.m.
Clark County Library | 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. | 702.507.3436

Thursday, September 22 at 11 a.m.

Windmill Library | 7060 W. Windmill Ln. | 702.507.6041

Thursday, September 22 at 4 p.m.

Summerlin Library | 1771 Inner Circle Dr. | 702.507.3865

Join the party as the award-winning band Play Date performs their infectious melodies and empowering lyrics that will entertain the entire family. Free.

Uncensored Voices: Celebrating Your Freedom to Read
Tuesday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
Clark County Library | 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. | 702.507.3459

Fight censorship and celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 25 – October 1. Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from the shelves of bookstores, libraries, and schools. Join us as Las Vegas Review-Journal Political Columnist Steve Sebelius and a panel of educators and experts discuss the current state of censorship in Nevada.  Cockroach Theatre will present staged readings of challenged and banned books. A reception will follow the reading. Co-sponsored by the ACLU of Nevada, UNLV Libraries Curriculum Materials Library, and Cockroach Theatre. Free.

In the Blood: A Staged Reading 
Friday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Clark County Library | 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. | 702.507.3459

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter provided the basis for Suzan-Lori Parks’ play, In the Blood. Centered around a group of African-American characters forced to live on the street through catastrophic circumstances. The play was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2000. Following the reading, artists will continue the conversation with the Buzzz, an interactive discussion between the cast and crew and the audience. Co-sponsored by A Public Fit. Free.

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