Wha' began well-nigh a quarter century ago as a joke between two scallywags, Ol' Chumbucket 'n Cap’n Slappy o' Albany Oregon, be now an holiday celebrated across th' seas. As lovers o' language, we here at th' library will be celebratin' International Talk Like a Pirate day wit' sundry events, includin' visits from a buccaneer 'n his birds. 'n ye can get ready by sailin' to th' Mango Languages Pirate lessons, so ye can learn t' speak 'n honor th' holiday proper. Ye may ask, are these lessons (as wit' th' more th' 70 other languages offered) free t' anyone wit' a Washoe County Library card? Yer answer be aye. O' course aye.
First celebrated in 1982, Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas. Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship and the benefits of unrestricted reading.
The American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of the most challenged books each year; a "challenge" is a request to have a book removed from a library or school. Below are some of the most frequently challenged books of 2018.
The sixth annual Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl will be kicking off at the Downtown Reno Library. Experience virtual reality and create handmade items in the Quad. The Northern Nevada Literacy Council will offer a reading program. Pick up a booklet for the scavenger hunt than will continue through the day.
Computer classes for beginners are now being offered at two locations, the Sparks Library and the North Valleys Library. These introductory classes cover the basics of computer use, the internet, and Microsoft Word.
Attend this eight-week series and learn how to take charge of your own money and estate. Workshops underwritten by KNPB, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada and several other community sponsors. Register by calling 775-333-5499.
Dotty Molt is an award winning fine art landscape photographer whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and calendars, and hangs in private and public galleries across the United States. Her photographs will be on display at the South Valleys Library through October, with a reception September 14, 3-4 pm.
Sparks-based Stephanie Haigney (also known as RuffledRaven Arts) specializes in illustration and character design. Her work will be on display at the North Valleys Library through October.