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Tsurunokai brings the ancient art of Japanese Taiko drumming to the children of northern Nevada. Tsurunokai performs traditional Japanese folk music as well as original compositions. Students will be invited to participate in drumming and dancing during the performance.
Radon is the primary cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, and one in four homes tested in Nevada has elevated radon concentrations.
The Nevada Radon Education Program of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will be offering informational presentations and free radon test kits.
Under the expert manipulation of local puppeteer Bernie Beauchamp, 24-inch tall marionette puppets narrate stories from America’s history through song, dance, and music. The evolution of jazz, blues, and popular music are explained as an artistic expression of the evolution of our uniquely American heritage.
As firefighting progressed from the bucket brigades of the early 1800s to the engine companies of the Victorian age, the buildings that housed firefighters and their equipment evolved. Jim Bertolini, historian at the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office, will discuss the history of firehouses in Nevada and explore how these landmarks can be saved for future generations.
Dr. Catherine Magee, whose research focuses on the relationship between cultural heritage preservation and tourism, will discuss the significance of tourism to the Washoe tribes. Dr. Magee is currently the director of the Nevada Historical Society.
You've taken the DNA test. Now what? In this five-class series, learn how to build your family tree and see how you are connected to your matches. Classes are Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, February 6 through March 6, at the South Valleys Library. Registration is required.
Introductory Computer Classes
Sparks Library's ongoing computer classes are designed to give beginners a proper introduction to various computer programs and actions. Seating is limited and registration is required. Classes are on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-3 pm. Call the Sparks Library at 775-352-3200 to sign up.
Introduction to Email
Wednesday, February 6
Friday, February 8
Wednesday, February 13
Friday, February 15
Introduction to Microsoft Word
Wednesday, February 27
Friday, March 1
Wednesday, March 6
Friday, March 8
AT THE QUAD
The makerspace at the Downtown Reno Library is open for business every Thursday 3-6 pm. A different resource will be featured each week.