Featured August Programs at the Library

PicMonkey Collage.jpgThe Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will offer a variety of programs throughout the month of August. Highlights of the month include:

Club Read
Through Saturday, August 20
It’s not too late to participate in Club Read, a free program that offers teens, toddlers, school-aged children and their families the opportunity to have fun while keeping track of their reading. In the summer months, all children are at risk of losing some of the learning obtained during the school year. More than 80 percent of children from economically disadvantaged communities can lose one to three months of reading skills over the summer because they lack access to books, learning resources and enrichment opportunities such as trips to the library. Just pick up a reading log at any branch and start reading. Special programs are planned for kids of all ages. Visit http://www.lvccld.org for more information or call 702.734.READ. Free.

Math for Moms and Dads—or anyone helping kids with Math!
Monday, August 1 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.

Savvy Seniors Scam Prevention Series: Social Media Scams
Wednesday, August 3 at 11 a.m.
Clark County Library | 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. | 702.507.3458
Despite warnings that Facebook and other social network sites are the new frontier for fraud, many people continue to post the kind of information that scammers can piece together for identity theft such as birthdates, photos and city of residence. With such information, scammers don’t need to know all nine digits of your Social Security number. Don’t fall victim to false friends, click-jacking or like-baiting. Attend this important workshop by the Better Business Bureau to keep you updated on all the current social media scams. Free.

Downloading eBooks to Your iPad, Tablet, Kindle Fire, Nook Color
Thursday, August 4 at 11 a.m. | Saturday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m.
Summerlin Library | 1771 Inner Circle Dr. | 702.507.3866
Learn how to download eBooks onto your iPad, Tablet, Kindle Fire/HD or Nook Color/HD. We’ll show you the steps to downloading materials and help answer any questions. You are welcome to bring your device with you to follow along. Free.

Medicare Information Sessions
Thursday, August 4 at 2 p.m.
Enterprise Library | 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. | 702.507.3760
Tuesday, August 9 at 2 p.m.
Rainbow Library | 3150 N. Buffalo Dr. | 702.507.3710
Monday, August 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: The History of Burlesque in Las Vegas
Thursday, August 4 at 7 p.m.
Clark County Library | 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. | 702.507.3459
As the Burlesque Hall of Fame gets ready to move into its new museum in the Las Vegas arts district, Executive Director Dustin Wax discusses the history of burlesque in Las Vegas from Harold Minsky’s first revues at the Dunes and Lili St. Cyr’s residency at the El Rancho through the glamour years of the 70s. Free.

Those Faching Tenors and Opera Innamorata
Sunday, August 7 at 2 p.m.
Summerlin Library | 1771 Inner Circle Dr. | 702.507.3860
Those Faching Tenors is an exciting new vocal trio led by musical director Maestro Jack Gaughan. Enjoy selections from the Rat Pack, Broadway, Popera and tenor hits from the world of Grand Opera. Opera Innamorata is a newly formed husband and wife duo in Las Vegas with a repertoire ranging from Puccini and Verdi to Wagner, who will delight you with the romantic side of some of the greatest music ever written. Free.

Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids 2016: 20th Anniversary Gala
Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m.
West Las Vegas Library | 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. | 702.507.3989
Share in our youths’ successes displayed through their study of dance, music, theatre and their participation in leadership workshops. Co-sponsored by the city of Las Vegas. This program was made possible, in part, by the Clark County Outside Agency Grant (OAG), the NV Energy Foundation and community support.

Vegas Symphony Art Exhibition
Reception: Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m.
Sahara West Library | 9600 W. Sahara Ave. | 702.507.3631
The public is invited to a reception for internationally-renowned Chinese painter Yajie Cheng, currently residing in Singapore, who turns the focus of his Fantastic Realism style toward Las Vegas for this new exhibition. Free.

Author Robert Parker
Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m.
Summerlin Library | 1771 Inner Circle Dr. | 702.507.3860
Meet author and stroke survivor Robert Parker, and hear about his remarkable journey of recovery as he shares his inspirational experience of being left speechless and incapacitated by stroke, to successfully writing and publishing books. Free.

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

Press Release PDF

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