Featured July Programs at the Library

PicMonkey CollageThe Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will offer a variety of programs throughout the month of July. 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.

Dublin Rising
Friday, July 1 at 8 p.m. | Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. | Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m.
Summerlin Library | 1771 Inner Circle Dr. | 702.507.3863
Dublin Rising is a new musical by Krishna Alexandra and Lorien Patton. It is an original story about the everyday women involved in the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland, which paved the way for Irish independence in 1921. Telling the story of three women from vastly different socio-economic backgrounds, this heavily researched piece of historical fiction coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising. Free.

Savvy Seniors Scam Prevention Series: Work-From-Home Employment Scams
Wednesday, July 6 at 11 a.m.
Clark County Library | 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. | 702.507.3458
There are countless ads in the classified section of the newspaper hawking stay-at-home job opportunities, but some of these require a start-up fee or deposit, or ask for your bank account number to set up your new home-based business. Join us as the Better Business Bureau reveals the tell-tale signs of a fake work-from-home scheme and what to do if you’ve become a victim of a false employment ad. Free.

Medicare Information Sessions
Thursday, July 7 at 2 p.m.
Enterprise Library | 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. | 702.507.3760
Tuesday, July 12 at 2 p.m.
Rainbow Library | 3150 N. Buffalo Dr. | 702.507.3710
Monday, July 25 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 Classic Las Vegas Strip 1930-1955
Thursday, July 7 at 7 p.m.
Clark County Library | 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. | 702.507.3459
The El Rancho, the Hotel Last Frontier, the Thunderbird and the Dunes. Just a few of the hotels that are no longer found on the Las Vegas Strip. Learn the history of these long forgotten hotels from preservationist and archivist Lynn Zook. Raised in Las Vegas, a graduate of the USC School of Cinema and Television Masters of Fine Arts program, Zook is an accomplished award-winning producer and author of Las Vegas 1905-1965 and the forthcoming e-book, Gambling on a Dream: The Classic Las Vegas Strip 1930-1955 as well as producer of the documentaries, The Story of Classic Las Vegas and The Women Who Built Las Vegas. Free.

Chronic Pain and Opioids: Where Did We Go Wrong?
Friday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.
West Charleston Library | 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. | 702.507.3964
Chronic pain occurs as a complicated web of emotions, thoughts and physical symptoms. The most common way to treat it is to use opioid medications, which actually complicate the course of chronic pain. This session will review the interactions of pain, suffering and addiction as they interface in people with chronic pain. Lecture by Dr. Mel Pohl, director of the Las Vegas Recovery Center and author of several books, including The Pain Antidote. Book signing and meet and greet to follow in Art Gallery. Free.

Senior Law: The Foreclosure Process and Alternatives
Wednesday, July 27 at 12 p.m.
West Charleston Library | 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. | 702.507.3964
In partnership with Nevada Legal Services, join us for a one hour seminar on the foreclosure process and alternatives that can help distressed homeowners keep their homes. Free.

Painted Stories – Duel In The Library
Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m.
Clark County Library | 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. | 702.507.3458
In partnership with the Writers of Southern Nevada, join us for a mixed media showcase of two local authors and two local artists on one stage. In two dueling sessions, as each author reads from his/her work, both artists will turn blank canvas into works of art live in front of the audience, proving the old adage that a picture really is worth a thousand words. After each duel, the author and artist will discuss their creative processes and answer questions from the audience. Free.

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

Press Release PDF

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