Howard Hughes, one of the most intriguing and accomplished Americans of the 20th century, had a profound effect on Las Vegas. His investments helped transform the city. But his secretive and reclusive nature has generated innumerable myths that obscure the true story. Geoff Schumacher, author of a new biography of the billionaire, explains how truth is stranger than fiction in the life of Howard Hughes.
House of Waters, an exciting and eclectic Brooklyn-based band, brings the collaborative knowledge of three master musicians into the educational space. This unique program offers a rare opportunity to learn, experience, and absorb different musical traditions from around the world.
Attention Teens (grades 9-12)! Join us for a casual, fun, no-pressure book club where you read what you want! Library staff will be in attendance to keep the conversation rolling and share recommendations, but this is your reading club!
Attend our kickoff party to meet your host and fellow participants, decide on a name, and share what you are reading. Virtual Teen Book Club will meet the second Wednesday of each month using Zoom.
Forbidden love is likely one of the oldest (think Pyramus and Thisbe and Romeo and Juliet), most popular, and most enduring tropes in literature. If you’re a fan of stories featuring love that meets, and sometime conquers, incredible external challenges, we have a staff-recommended list for you.
Do you need help with writing a paper? Students submit their writing through our secure file-sharing feature and within 24 hours, our writing specialists evaluate it according to a customized rubric. Or receive more immediate feedback by logging in with a live tutor and use our file-sharing feature to receive live, one-to-one writing assistance. You can learn more about HelpNow with this brief tutorial.
If you have healthy teeth, then you probably don’t think about them too much except when it’s time to brush or visit the dentist. Hearing that you don’t have any cavities during a dental check-up is always great news. Hearing that you do have a cavity, not so great. Let’s learn more about cavities and how to prevent them.
The PBS Kids Reno Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest encourages children in kindergarten through third grade to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces.
Each year, thousands of Northern Nevada children participate, building their creative voices, and developing critical reading and writing skills. Submission deadline for the contest is March 5, 2021.
Looking to work remotely? We Work Remotely is the largest remote work community in the world. With over 2.5 million monthly visitors, We Work Remotely is the number-one destination to find and list incredible remote jobs.
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.
You can support Friends of Washoe County Library through Amazon Smile. Visit Amazon Smile and select Friends of Washoe County Library. It works just like the regular Amazon website, except a portion of your purchase price will be donated to FWCL.
In response to increasing demand for our online offerings, we have created an easy new way for you to access our digital resources.
If you do not have a Washoe County Library account (or if you have misplaced your card), you can now visit our website and quickly acquire a digital library card, which you can use to check out ebooks and audiobooks, take online courses, and much more.