The Washoe County Library System now offers free online access to The New York Times, both remotely and in the library. Our subscription allows you to read the current issue and all digital content. (The Times Cooking and Crossword are not included in this subscription.)
Click here to go directly to the access code redemption page. Once you've registered (or logged in), you will receive an email confirming your 72 hour access. Once this access expires, you can simply repeat the process to get another 72 hours. There is no limit to the number of codes you can redeem, so you can continue to read The Times whenever you want, for as long as you want.
The Nevada State Board on Geographic Names has been in place since 1985, working to advise the U.S. Board on new name suggestions, research current names of features, and weigh in on controversies when presented.
Dr. Christine Johnson will provide a history of the board and its operational procedures, and will highlight a few noteworthy features of the landscape of Nevada, the most mountainous state in the country.
Alsos: The Hunt for Hitler's A-Bomb
German scientists split the atom in 1938; by all accounts their nuclear program was then two to three years ahead of any other country.
In 1943, as part of the Manhattan Project, a clandestine group of scientists and military personnel, Alsos, are tasked with finding and capturing German nuclear scientists and their labs.
Austin-based bluegrass trio Steel Betty will offer two events at Washoe County Libraries. The first, presented by the UNR Performing Arts Series, is an interactive animal-centric journey, a story punctuated with lively bluegrass and quirky folk music.
They will also be presenting a songwriting workshop intended for participants ages 9 to 15.
Aria 51 is a group made up of local artists that combine classical and folk instruments with singing to create a unique approach to a variety of musical styles.
The music is performed using interactive, age-appropriate activities to inspire excitement and encourage creativity.
Molodi is a performance ensemble that takes body percussion to the extreme. Molodi blends tap, gumboot, and hip hop dance with guerilla theater and robust personalities to bring to life a high-energy, rhythmic experience.
Elizabeth Busch Letourneau
Guitarist and singer Elizabeth Busch Letourneau returns to the Northwest Reno Library to enchant the audience with lovely haunting ballads of Ireland.
A family of artists from Carson City have repurposed books as beautiful works of art. The NV ArtStops Tour is bringing book art to all of Nevada, sharing the love of art, literature, and even recycling.
NV ArtStops Tour 2019-2020 is supported, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency that receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Spring 2020 issue of the Washoe County Library Explorer is now available. Download it today, or pick up a print copy at any Washoe County Library.
The Explorer is our comprehensive events guide. New issues are released seasonally and cover three months of library programs and events.
2020 Census: Shape Your Future
Between March 12 and 20, you should receive an invitation to complete a federal census survey. You can complete the census online, and Washoe County Library System will have additional computers and assistance available.
It's time for another Friends of Washoe County Library book sale. The sale begins March 14, and, as always, the sale will be held in the Reno Town Mall, next-door to the Sierra View Library. There will be a large selection of books, DVDs, and CDs at very reasonable prices.
Many of the programs offered by the Washoe County Library System are made possible through the generous funding provided by the Friends of Washoe County Library, a member-supported 501(c)(3) Nevada non-profit organization dedicated to advocating, fundraising, and providing support for the Washoe County Library System.