The September Friends of Washoe County Library book sale starts tomorrow. As always, it will be held inside the Reno Town Mall, next-door to the Sierra View Library. There will be a members-only night tonight, September 10, 3-6 pm.
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.
In commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Downtown Reno Library and the North Valleys Library will both be hosting a poster exhibit called September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World.
Provided by the 911 Memorial and Museum, this exhibit recounts the events of September 11, 2001 through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, it includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the 9/11 Museum’s permanent collection.
September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World will be on display at the Downtown Reno Library through the month of September.
For nearly a decade, Carolyn L. White has employed archaeological methods to analyze the various aspects of life and community in and around Burning Man and Black Rock City. With a syncretic approach, this work in active-site archaeology provides both a theoretical basis and a practical demonstration of the potential of this new field to reexamine the most fundamental conceptions in the social sciences.
For this installment of High Noon, Neal will be joined by Jerry Aaron, whose book Nevada’s Times in Rhymes helps young people gain an understanding of Nevada’s past and present. The book takes the reader on a fun-filled path of learning via rhymes. It begins with the Great Basin’s prehistoric times and moves onward to modern day.
Who can you trust? If you enjoy the challenge that unreliable narrators pose, try these staff-recommended selections in a variety of genres. Find the full list under the #WhatToRead tab in our library catalog.
We have compiled our most relevant resources into an easy-to-use, printable document. Download a copy and have a quick and simple way to find online resources for your child. Clickable versions are also available in both English and Spanish.
Tuesday, September 14, 10:15 am. Downtown Reno Library
For children of all ages with a focus on enjoying literacy and language as a family. Enjoy stories, fingerplays, and wiggle action as part of the experience to encourage a love of books, empower thinking, stimulate creativity, and promote an overall sense of wellbeing. Registration is required.
Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the ongoing fires in the area. Washoe County Library is ready to help any evacuees in need of access to resources like free internet, computers, and printers. Free library cards are also available, and can provide additional access to online resources and digital and print materials.
For those taking shelter at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, the Sierra View Library is located within walking distance, across the street in the Reno Town Mall.
Book Drop Closure
The automated book drop at the Sparks Library will be closed for maintenance on Sunday, September 12, from approximately 6 am to 6 pm. If you need to return materials during this time, please do so at one of our other branches.
On the Shelf/On the Kids' Shelf
Your Washoe County Library librarians are hitting the airwaves with a radio series onKUNR!
On the Shelf airs each Monday at 6:42 a.m. and 8:42 a.m. during Morning Edition. Listen in for reading recommendations and catch the latest in book news.
Then join us every Monday and Wednesday at 11:04 am during The Takeaway and again at 3:48 pm during All Things Considered for On the Kids' Shelf, a quick two-minute segment that includes an engaging book talk, fun activity, and some early literacy tips for families.