Geography helps us make sense of our world. It is more than memorizing the names of capitals, river systems, and mountain ranges. If we don’t know where places are, then we cannot begin to understand real geography: the nature of places, societies and environments, and how and why they are changing. Local concerns and global issues affect us all–from an urban neighborhood in transition to migration patterns and climate change...
Attend this eight-week series and learn how to take charge of your own money and estate. Workshops underwritten by KNPB and the Community Foundation of Western Nevada along with a number of other community sponsors.
Register by calling 775-333-5499.
Introductory Computer Classes
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.
The Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada, attempted to remove Native children from tribal communities and assimilate them into mainstream society. A collaborative archaeology project at the school connects two seemingly disparate aspects of removal, engaging both young people and elders from several tribes.
Presented by Sarah E. Cowie, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology, UNR.
The History of Camping in Nevada & the Sierra Nevada
This presentation will cover the development of public lands for camping and the building of campgrounds, roads, and trails, and will also examine the development of outdoor equipment specific to camping, and the many styles of camping, ranging from leave-no-trace backpacking, to
luxury glamping and the popularity of children’s summer camps and the history of groups such as the Boy and Girl Scouts.
Presented by Kimberly Roberts, Research Assistant, Special Collections, UNR IGT Knowledge Center.
During the month of November, patrons can bring cans or boxes of non-perishable food to any Washoe County Library System location in lieu of paying overdue fines. Washoe County Library patrons are asked to bring one non-perishable food item for every overdue book or other item. (Food cannot be exchanged for lost or damaged library materials.)
In support of efforts to combat hunger in our community, donated food will be delivered to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada; donations made at the Incline Village Library will help support Project MANA.
For the fourth year, Washoe County Library System is launching Give the Gift of Reading, an exciting campaign in support of children’s literacy.
Your commitment to sponsor at least one book will help prepare children in our community for an early start in reading and learning. We hope that you will be able to join us in supporting this initiative.
In observance of Veterans Day, all libraries will be closed November 11. The North Valleys Library will also be closed on November 12.
All libraries will be closed on November 28 and 29 in observance of Thanksgiving Day and Family Day. On November 27, the Spanish Springs Library will be closed, and all libraries with evening hours will close at 5:00 pm.