There seems to be no end to the benefits of learning another language. Besides improving our ability to engage more deeply with a foreign culture, whether while travelling abroad or while reading a novel in its original language. Some studies have even indicated second language proficiency is related to sharpened cognitive function, improved creativity, and even increased income.
But language learning courses can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Unlike other programs, Mango Languages is free to use. You only need your library card to access courses in more than 70 languages.
This eclectic Brooklyn-based band brings the collaborative knowledge of three master musicians into the educational space, offering a rare opportunity to learn, experience, and absorb different musical traditions from around the world.
Presented by Pioneer Center Youth Programs and Friends of Washoe County Library.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Children’s Cabinet is proud to partner with Prevent Child Abuse Nevada to host a free event filled with fun activities for children, youth, and their families.
The event concludes with a pinwheel planting ceremony to raise awareness, and to promote solidarity in our community.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer Little Books & Little Cooks, a meaningful, hands-on educational activity geared towards preschool children. Alongside their parents or caregivers, children will cook and read stories together. Registration is required.
The Repair Clinic is an all-ages DIY activity where people bring their broken household items and learn how to repair them. We are looking for individual coaches and local organizations with experience repairing the following:
Washoe County Library System is proud to partner again with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Project Mana for the spring Food for Fines event. Patrons can bring in one non-perishable food item for every overdue book or other item. (Food cannot be exchanged for lost or damaged library materials.)
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.
The Friends of Washoe County Library book sales are held next-door to the Sierra View Library, in the Reno Town Mall, 4001 South Virginia St. These sales feature large selections of books, DVDs, CDs, and VHS tapes at very reasonable prices. Visit the FWCL website for full details.
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 the Washoe County Library System. To join, donate, or for more information, please visit