Brad Meltzer joins us as the opening keynote of the Vegas Valley Book Festival Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
Meltzer is the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate and seven other best-selling thrillers. His newest, The President’s Shadow, opens with the First Lady finding a severed arm in the Rose Garden, and a puzzle hidden in that closed fist. In addition to his fiction, Meltzer is one of the only authors to ever have books on the best-seller list for nonfiction, advice, children’s books and comic books. He is also one of the co-creators of the TV show Jack & Bobby, as well as the host of Brad Meltzer’s Lost History.
Raised in Brooklyn and Miami, Meltzer is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. Brad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who’s also an attorney. Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the talk.
Wristbands will be given out starting at 6 p.m. in the theater courtyard. Limit one per person. For more information, please visit www.lvccld.org or call 702.507.3459.
Now in its 14th year, the Vegas Valley Book Festival is free and open to the public, thanks to support from the following 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; Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation, Inc.; Vegas PBS and COX.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will dedicate a new classroom and office space for the Community Adult Learning in Libraries (CALL) program on Thursday, October 8, 2015, at 5 p.m., on the first floor of the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.
This repurposed space will provide both an additional classroom for adult learners to receive instruction and additional office space for the program. The classroom will be outfitted with a state-of-the-art interactive projector to support instruction and laptop computers for the enrolled students to practice their skills. The addition of the classroom will increase the number of students who can enroll in CALL to receive instruction and improve their language and academic skills.
It will also house a learning center at one end of the classroom, where students can access laptops from a laptop cart of 16. The new classroom will be used for English Language Learners, Adult Basic Education, professional development and various workshops to assist patrons with improving workforce readiness skills.
The CALL program serves the diverse literacy needs of adult learners in the Las Vegas community and free services are offered to adults 18 years of age, do not have a high school diploma, read below the 8th grade level or who are learning English as a second language.
Inquiries regarding class locations, schedules, registration and volunteer opportunities should be directed to 702.507.3446 (Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd.) or 702.507.3530 (Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. N.) or visit http://www.lvccld.org.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District celebrates Teen Read Week October 18-24, 2015, 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, eBooks, audiobooks and more!
Come to the library and escape from the day-to-day grind of school, homework, family responsibilities and part-time jobs by picking up something to read! Whether it’s fantasy novels, sci-fi, beach reads, travel books or tales of adventure and escape, get away at your library today! And check out these fun programs too!
Check with your local branch for more information or visit our website at http://www.lvccld.org
Introduce your family, friends and neighbors to the benefits of having a library card. Encourage them to get one during the month of September during Library Card Sign-up Month, or if they already have a library card, Like us on Facebook and they’ll be automatically entered to win a Grand Prize of a beautiful hard cover coffee table book, 100 Suns by Michael Light, a collection of nuclear photographs from 1945-1962, drawn from the archives of Los Alamos Laboratories, the U.S. Air Force Lookout Mountain and the Nevada Test Site from the National Atomic Testing Museum.
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the 10,000-square foot National Atomic Testing Museum houses interactive displays, short films, timelines and real equipment from the former testing site. In 2012, Congress designated the Atomic Testing Museum a National museum, one of only 37 National museums in the country. Learn why Nevada was a major test site, the role that Albert Einstein played in all of it and more.
For our valued library patrons who already have a library card and want to visit the National Atomic Testing Museum, open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., you will receive an exclusive discount admission price of $4 off per person. Simply show your library card to receive the discount. Discounts are available beginning September 1 through September 30, 2015. Call 702.794.5151 for more information or visit http://www.nationalatomictesting museum.org.
A library card can change a life or just make it more enjoyable. It’s the card that allows free access to a collection of more than several million items of books, magazines, downloadables, CDs and DVDs, as well online access to an array of databases on just about any subject.
Getting a free library card is easy. Just stop in any Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branch to fill out an application or apply online at http://www.lvccld.org.
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will offer a variety of programs throughout the month of August. Highlights of the month include: Club Read, Middle School Survival, Mama’s Wranglers: The Jackson Family Band and Cloggers, Senior Services Fair, PVAC 2015 – Soweto Unchained: Awaking the Change, The Armchair Traveler: Historic Pubs of Dublin, An Evening with Shelley Shepard Gray, Making Comics and much more.
See the press release below for more featured programs, or see all Library District programs here.
All Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branches will be closed on Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day. They will reopen at their usual times on Sunday, July 5.
At the June 11, 2015, Board of Trustees’ Meeting, elections for Board officers were held. Michael Saunders was elected Chair, Randy Ence was elected Vice Chair, Ydoleena Yturralde was elected Secretary and Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod was elected Treasurer. Their terms begin July 1 and run through June 30, 2016.
The other Board members are Keiba Crear, Marilyn Francis Drake, Jose L. Melendrez, Sheila Moulton, Felipe A. Ortiz and Robin Wadley-Munier. The Board of Trustees meeting calendar, agendas and approved minutes may be viewed at www.lvccld.org.