Each September, Washoe County Library System joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student and resident has the most important card of all – a library card. Discover 30 reasons why you need a Washoe County Library card at bit.ly/wclslibcard.
Washoe County Library System, in conjunction with the American Library Association, will celebrate Banned Books Week from September 23 through September 29, 2018. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. For more information, visit bannedbooksweek.org.
Use your free library subscription to Lynda.com for unlimited access to more than 5,000 video tutorials covering business, creative, and technology topics. Access courses from any device – anytime and anywhere with the Lynda.com app. You will need your Washoe County Library card number and PIN to use this resource.
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.
Sewing Machine Basics: September 6
3D Printing: September 13
Soldering: September 20
Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine: September 27
Clamshell Heat Press: October 4
Sublimation Printer: October 11
Picture Framing and Custom Mats: October 18
The following resources are available every Thursday: Leather Crafting, Button Machines, Thermal Laminator, Roland GS-24 Vinyl Cutter
Educator Open Houses September 6 - 19
Educators, become acquainted with how the library can support your classroom, and learn about our new friction-free cards for educators, including librarians, pre-K teachers, and homeschoolers.
Sierra View Library Tuesday 9/11 & Thursday 9/13, 3:30 - 6 pm. Tours at 3:30 and 5:30, Digital resources session at 4:30 pm
Sparks Library Tuesday 9/11 & Thursday 9/13, 3:30 - 6 pm, Tours at 3:30 and 5:30 pm; Digital resources session at 4:30 pm
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
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer Little Books and Little Cooks, a meaningful and hands-on educational activity geared towards preschool children. Alongside their parents or caregivers, children will cook and read stories together. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please visit washoecountylibrary.us/littlecooks.
Duncan/Traner Community Library Thursdays, September 6 - October 18, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Sierra View Library Fridays, September 7 - October 19, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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.
Friends' September Book Sale September 8-16, Reno Town Mall
4001 S. Virginia Street next to the Sierra View Library
10 am to 5 pm Daily.
Half price day: Saturday 9/15.
$5 Bag Day: Sunday 9/16.
Members Only Preview on Friday, 9/7; 3-6 pm (You can join at the door)
About the Friends of Washoe County Library
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