In support of the right to choose books freely for ourselves, the American Library Association and Washoe County Library are sponsoring Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of our right to access books without censorship. This year's observance commemorates the most basic freedom in a democratic society—the freedom to read freely—and encourages us not to take this freedom for granted.
Bilingual Storyteller Liz Mangual will delight and enchant listeners of all ages with her signature style of participatory storytelling, as she weaves together a rich tapestry of bilingual stories from ‘latin lands’.
Learn how to take charge of your own money and estate. Financial and estate decisions require knowledge in many areas; accounting, finance, legal, insurance, taxes, investments and charitable planning. Experts will help you navigate fundamentals of estate planning; wills, probate, and trusts; estate, gift, and transfer tax; responsibilities of trustees and executors; and more.
Workshops take place over seven weeks. Attend any of the workshops. Underwritten by KNPB Channel 5 and the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, along with a number of other community sponsors.
Wednesdays, September 20 to Nov 1, Sierra View Library
10:30 a.m. to noon, and 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Washoe Reads: The Orphan Master's Son
Join Washoe County Library System in partnership with Nevada Humanities to celebrate a community-wide read of Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son. Book discussions will take place in three parts at six libraries through September 15. For more information, please visit www.washoecountylibrary.us/washoereads
Meet the Pulitzer Prize-winning author during the 4th Annual Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl on Saturday, September 16. Visit www.nevadahumanities.org for more information.
Discover More Events!
We have lots more going on at all of our branches, so don't forget to visit the online calendar of events to find hundreds of opportunities for education, entertainment, recreation, and enrichment at your favorite library.
The Friends of Washoe County Library is an all volunteer non-profit organization with over 500 members dedicated to advocating, fundraising and providing support for Washoe County Library System. Our purpose is to ensure a first-class, free public library that will remain accessible to all Washoe County residents for generations to come.
Book sorting and helping with the book sales and events in Reno Town Mall .
Cashiering at the Secondhand Prose bookstore in the Northwest Reno Library.