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Engineers Make a World of Difference
November 8 - January 11, Northwest Reno Library
Don’t miss this interactive exhibit featuring hands-on and multimedia components encouraging new perspectives about engineers and their vital work.
On display at the Northwest Reno Library November 8, 2018 through January 11, 2019.
Friday, October 26 for Nevada Day
All Washoe County Library locations will be closed for the Nevada Day holiday on Friday, October 26, 2018. The Downtown Reno and Spanish Springs Libraries will also be closed Thursday, October 25. Digital resources are available 24/7 at washoecountylibrary.us/downloads.
Featured Resource: Brainfuse HelpNow Free online tutoring for all grade levels daily, 1pm - 10pm.
School is back in session! Use your library card for free access to Brainfuse HelpNow, an online tutoring service with help available in all subject areas and across all grade levels. Live tutors are available from 1 pm until 10 pm daily. Other resources, like test preparation, are always available.
Author Tony Shafton moved to Nevada in 2012 to write about a legendary friendship — that of Robert Caples and Walter Van Tilburg Clark. Caples was Nevada’s leading artist of the twentieth century, and Walter Van Tilburg Clark was its leading novelist.
Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 pm, Northwest Reno Library
Presented by Historic Reno Preservation Society
With Edan Strekal, Project Archivist, Special Collections, University of Nevada, Reno
Like other mining and railroad towns in the American West, Reno had a Chinatown that originated with the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Displaced Chinese laborers in the Truckee Meadows built a bare-wood shantytown along the river on First Street between Virginia and Center streets. The only indication of Northern Nevada’s Chinese past is Nevada Historical Marker No. 29, located in Sparks.
Sunday, October 28, 2 pm, Sierra View Library
Fall Family Estate Planning Workshop Series Wednesdays, September 19 - November 7
Attend any or all of the workshops. Underwritten by KNPB Channel 5 and the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, along with a number of other community sponsors. For more information or to register, visit www.knpb.org/events/family-estate-planning.
Sierra View Library Wednesdays, September 19 - November 7 10:30 am - noon and 1:30 - 3 pm
Learn & Make at The Quad
Thursdays, 3-5:45 pm, Downtown Reno Library
Our new makerspace at the Downtown Reno Library is open for business every Thursday from 3 to 5:45 pm! A different resource will be featured each week. Interested in helping with The Quad? Let us know at bit.ly/quadwcls.
Clamshell Heat Press: October 4
Sublimation Printer: October 11
Picture Framing and Custom Mats: October 18
Sewing Machine Basics: November 1
3D Printing: November 8
Soldering: November 15
We make every effort to ensure the following resources are available every Thursday: Leather Crafting, Button Machines, Thermal Laminator, Roland GS-24 Vinyl Cutter
Story Times & Early Literacy Programs
Story Times, Toddler Times, and other early literacy programs like Paws 2 Read are offered weekly at most library branches.
Washoe County Library System will be spending the week of October 21-28, 2018, celebrating the Friends of Washoe County Library as part of the 13th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week.
The Friends of Washoe County Library is a member-supported 501(c)(3) Nevada non-profit organization dedicated to advocating, fundraising, and providing support for Washoe County Library System. Your tax-deductible donation to the FWCL Endowment Fund will provide needed additional funding to our libraries for generations to come. To join, donate, or for more information, please visit