Featured April Programs at the Library

PicMonkey CollageThe Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will offer a variety of programs throughout the month of April. Highlights of the month include: Savvy Senior Scam Prevention Series – Healthcare Scams, Las Vegas Stories: How Jay Sarno’s Wild Life Changed Las Vegas, GMOs 101, Exploring Japanese Culture and History Through Haiku, Griot Nation – A Poet’s Corner National Poetry Month Event, Soul Sparking Sessions with Toni Ellis, An Evening with Marie Lu , Marina V – Live in Concert, El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros Festival, The Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre of New Zealand and much more.

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

Press Release PDF

March 3, 2015 at 9:11 am Leave a comment

Teen Tech Week 2015

TTW_cmykThe Las-Clark County Library District celebrates Teen Tech Week March 8-14, 2015, to bring awareness to the various technologies available at your local library and encourage teens to extend learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative designed to celebrate technology and help teens to learn how to use technology ethically and safely. For more information on all the free programs, call 702.734.READ or visit the Library’s web site. Program highlights include:

Manga Movie Trailer Workshop
Join us for this two-day workshop to learn how to make a manga movie trailer to promote your favorite manga and graphic novels. We’ll display our favorites at this year’s Anime Fest Video Showcase. Registration required.
Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m.
Las Vegas Library | 833 Las Vegas Blvd. N. | 702.507.3549

Teen Tech Week App Challenge
Join the library as we explore a new app each day. Pick up your card at your local Youth Services desk and check us out each day to see what app we’ll be exploring.
Sunday, March 8 – Saturday, March 14
Clark County Library | 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. | 702.507.3436
Rainbow Library | 3150 N. Buffalo Dr. | 702.507.3712

Teen Tech Week Wordle Word Art Contest
Make some word art using the website Wordle. Experiment and create tag clouds and we’ll print your favorite. Enter it into our contest by March 14 for the chance to win great prizes. Stop by the Children’s Desk to get started.
Sunday, March 8 – Saturday, March 14
Whitney Library | 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. | 702.507.4015

Maker Fest
Make a variety of fun items at our different maker stations.
Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m.
Sunrise Library | 5400 Harris Ave. | 702.507.3905

Vine Videos for Teens
Write, direct and star in your own six second videos using our wacky props and costumes. We’ll have a screening party after.
Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m.
Whitney Library | 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. | 702.507.4015

Bubble Magnets
Make your own bubble magnets to stick to refrigerators, lockers, file cabinets and more. Choose your own designs for fashionable and functional accessories.
Monday, March 9 at 4 p.m.
West Charleston Library | 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. | 702.507.3947
Tuesday, March 10 at 4 p.m.
West Las Vegas Library | 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. | 702.507.3983
Wednesday, March 11 at 3 p.m.
Windmill Library | 7060 W. Windmill Ln. | 702.507.6041
Friday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m.
Sahara West Library | 9600 W. Sahara Ave | 702.507.3644
Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m.
Whitney Library | 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. | 702.507.4015
Saturday, March 14 at 3 p.m.
Summerlin Library | 1771 Inner Circle Dr. | 702.507.3865

DIY Magic 8 Ball
Looking for answers? Create your own Magic 8 Ball and solve all the mysteries of the world.
Monday, March 9 at 5 p.m.
Meadows Library | 251 W. Boston Ave. | 702.474.0023
Thursday, March 12 at 4 p.m.
Mesquite Library | 121 W. First North St. | 702.346.5224
Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m.
West Charleston Library | 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. | 702.507.3947

Wii Love Games for Teens
Join us for Wii games in celebration of Teen Tech Week.
Monday, March 9 at 6 p.m.
Whitney Library | 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. | 702.507.4015

Life Size Pac-Man
Join us as we play our version of life size Pac-Man.
Tuesday, March 10 at 3 p.m.
Clark County Library | 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. | 702.507.3436
Wednesday, March 11 at 4 p.m.
Mesquite Library | 121 W. First North St. | 702.346.5224

Art Bots
It’s a robot, it’s an artist, it’s an Art Bot. Create your own Art Bot, a robot that wobbles across a piece of paper that creates art as it moves.
Tuesday, March 10 at 4 p.m.
Mesquite Library | 121 W. First North St.| 702.346.5224
Wednesday, March 11 at 4 p.m.
West Charleston Library | 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. | 702.507.3947

DIY Light Painting
Create an awesome picture using this photographic technique.
Tuesday, March 10 at 4 p.m.
Enterprise Library | 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. | 702.507.3764
Tuesday, March 10 at 4:30 p.m.
Sahara West Library | 9600 W. Sahara Ave | 702.507.3644
Wednesday, March 11 at 4:30 p.m.
Las Vegas Library | 833 Las Vegas Blvd. N. | 702.507.3549
Wednesday, March 11 at 4:30 p.m.
Whitney Library | 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. | 702.507.4015

Button Making
Create buttons featuring your favorite characters or quotes.
Thursday, March 12 at 3 p.m.
Spring Valley Library | 4280 S. Jones Blvd. | 702.507.3823
Thursday, March 12 at 4 p.m.
Las Vegas Library | 833 Las Vegas Blvd. N. | 702.507.3549
Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m.
Whitney Library | 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. | 702.507.4015
Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m.
Rainbow Library | 3150 N. Buffalo Dr. | 702.507.3712

Stop-Motion Animation
Film your own minute movie using our cameras and laptops to create stop motion animation.
Thursday, March 12 at 3 p.m.
Windmill Library | 7060 W. Windmill Ln. | 702.507.6041

Anime Fest
Do you like anime, manga, comics or cosplay? Celebrate all things anime with Anime Fest. Anime Fest is a five-hour library anime convention for teens offering cosplay guests of honor, related panels, cosplay competitions, a Smash Bros. Tournament, a taiko drum performance, festival games, food trucks and more.
Saturday, March 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sahara West Library | 9600 W. Sahara Ave. | 702.507.3644

Press Release PDF

February 12, 2015 at 1:02 pm Leave a comment

Featured March Programs at the Library

PicMonkey Collage3The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will offer a variety of programs throughout the month of March. Highlights of the month include: Stage to Screen and In-Between Film Fest and Workshop, Tuskegee Love Letters, Where Words and Music Meet: Primal Mates in Concert, Savvy Senior Scam Prevention Series – IRS Scams, Meet Author Steve Jenkins, Southern Utah University Ballroom Dance Company – Simply Ballroom, Desert Author Series – An Afternoon with JG Debs, Poetry Slam Competition, A Portrait of the Blues – A Musical Concert, Spring Fling Book Fair, Crystal Trio in Concert, More Than A Step: A Solo Suite Featuring Peter Chu and much more.

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

Press Release PDF

February 9, 2015 at 9:42 am Leave a comment

Libraries Closed for Presidents Day

All Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branches will be closed on Monday, February 16, for Presidents Day. They will reopen at their usual times on Tuesday, February 17.

February 2, 2015 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Vegas Votes! Community Invited To Vote on Favorite Las Vegas News Bureau Photos

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What image pops in your mind when you think of Las Vegas? Is it the neon lights of the Strip or the fast cars racing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway? Maybe a scenic view of Red Rock Canyon or the dazzle of Downtown?

The Las Vegas News Bureau invites the public to share in the area’s rich photographic history by voting for their favorite photographs in “Vegas Votes.”

Classic and current images have been separated into ten categories: Scenic Nevada, Entertainment, Sports, Neon Nights, Showgirls, Historic Las Vegas, The Las Vegas Strip, Marquees, Weddings and Fremont Street. Individuals can vote for the best overall image and a favorite photo in each category.

From now until February 4, 2015, voting will be open during regular library hours at the Sahara West Library located at 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The winning photographs will be the featured exhibit in “The Studio” at the Sahara West Library later this year. The selected images will then tour the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District galleries throughout 2015-2016.

What: Vegas Votes
Where: Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
When: Now through February 4th
Library Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m./Friday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS NEWS BUREAU
For more than 65 years, the Las Vegas News Bureau has captured the sights and sounds of the world’s leading destination like no one else, and has played a unique role in promoting Las Vegas by documenting unforgettable images on film. The News Bureau was created in 1947 as part of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce’s marketing efforts to promote Las Vegas as a tourism destination. It was not long before the Bureau’s photographers were shooting entertainers backstage, on stage, or staging photos with Harpo Marx, Mickey Rooney, or Frank Sinatra. These images were transmitted around the world, and helped drive the publicity machine for Las Vegas.

The News Bureau evolved into a true resource for journalists, generating news releases and assisting with press trips, as well as providing photography. Over the years, the News Bureau has amassed one of the most comprehensive photographic and video collections showcasing the history of Las Vegas. Today, the Las Vegas News Bureau plays an important role in supporting the marketing efforts of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. While our primary function is to work with the news media, we share our collection with the public through community exhibitions.

ABOUT THE LAS VEGAS-CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT
The award-winning Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is a $60 million independent taxing entity that serves 1.5 million people over 8,000 square miles. Through its 25 branch libraries, the District reaches the urban and suburban communities of the Las Vegas Valley, as well as small and medium-sized towns throughout Clark County and remote rural areas. The branches offer more 2.3 million books, audio, video and digital resources, as well as free programs including author visits, music and dance, children’s activities, computer classes and workshops. The Library District’s website offers easy access to a wide array of electronic resources including downloadable eMedia and free homework help. The Library District is a vibrant and vital member of the community with committed staff that work to provide information and the opportunity for lifelong learning, cultural awareness and basic literacy.

ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and nearly 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.

January 29, 2015 at 9:14 am Leave a comment

Celebrate African American History Month

PicMonkey CollageThe Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will offer a variety of programs throughout the month of February to celebrate African American History Month and the contributions African Americans have made to our community. All events are free and open to the public. Visit http://www.lvccld.org for more information. Highlights of the month include:

The Pride and Perseverance of African-Americans in West Las Vegas

Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater 7th Annual Concert Series

Embracing Las Vegas Arts – The Rolle Project

Inspirational Showcase and Luncheon

Soul Sparking Sessions with Toni

West Prep 8th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition and Art Festival

3rd Annual Love of Literacy Festival

Once on This Island

First Annual Black Weekend
Short Film Screening and Discussion
Guest Lecture Featuring Professor James Small

Book Talk Featuring Brenda Williams

Tuskegee Love Letters

Press Release PDF

January 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment

Libraries Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

All Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branches will be closed on Monday, January 19 for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. They will reopen at their usual times on Tuesday, January 20.

January 1, 2015 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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