Whitney Library to Hold Used Book Sale

If you are interested in shopping for lightly worn, but well-loved books at low prices stop by the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Avenue, on Friday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be a large selection of children’s books, fiction and nonfiction books, CDs and DVDs. Pricing on paperbacks start at $.25; books and CDs start at $1; and DVDs start at $2.

Take advantage of the sale. You may find a bargain and help support your library too. All proceeds benefit the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, dedicated to enhancing the 25 branches of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District through fundraising and advocacy efforts. The Foundation builds private support and public visibility, making our library and community stronger.

For further information, call 702.507.4012.

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Art in Action: Spring Break Teen Art Camps

Hey teens! Immerse yourself in art this Spring Break! We are offering art workshops for teens 11 to 18 years old at seven library branches throughout the valley on Monday, March 25, Tuesday, March 26, and Wednesday, March 27, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each day, each branch will offer a hands-on learning experience, from the art of New Zealand Maori native people to Japanese Bamboo traditional water color painting to Tibetan sand mandalas on velour paper to creating figure sculpture from wire. Continue reading

Holiday Theater at Your Library

We are hosting live theatrical performances of A Christmas Carol performed by the Hampstead Stage Company at five library branches beginning in December. In this timeless tale by Charles Dickens, the miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas through visits from the spirits of the season.

Join us at any one of these performances:
Wednesday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m. | West Las Vegas Library
Wednesday, December 5 at 1 p.m. | Sunrise Library
Wednesday, December 5 at 4:30 p.m. | Summerlin Library
Friday, December 7 at 4 p.m. | Las Vegas Library
Saturday, December 8 at 10:30 a.m. | Enterprise Library

Children of all ages are welcome. These performances are free and open to the public. For more information call 507-6294. Additional support provided by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation.


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Storyteller David Gonzalez

Acclaimed storyteller David Gonzalez paints a vivid picture of the people and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world in Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World on Sunday, September 30 at 2 p.m. at the Clark County Library.

These stories are filled with memorable characters, fantastic plots and positive messages that are sure to captivate the imagination. Hear about the silly antics of the Puerto Rican hero Juan Bobo or the mysterious powers of the Orishas in a suite of Afro-Cuban stories. Combining English and Spanish words throughout the stories and songs, Cuentos is a perfect introduction to the world of Latino literature and culture. Continue reading

Digital Media and the Future of Learning

Join us as the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation presents Community Conversations featuring Dr. Mimi Ito at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21 at the Windmill Library.

Author of Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media, Dr. Ito will talk about how kids are learning through digital media, recognizing the fears and risks, but focusing on maximizing opportunities for learning with the new technologies–online, mobiles and games. Dr. Ito will give examples of parenting strategies, in-school and out-of-school strategies and the growing body of online communities driven by interest groups. Continue reading