Help feed the hungry while you take care of your fines.
From April 1 - 30, you can support efforts to combat hunger in our community by bringing cans or boxes of non-perishable food to any Washoe County Library location in lieu of paying fines. Donated food will support the Food Bank of Northern Nevada andProject MANA. Learn more
National Library Week April 9-15
Help us tell the story of how libraries transform by sharing your story using the hashtags #LibrariesTransform and #NationalLibraryWeek. For more information and ideas on how to celebrate, visit www.ilovelibraries.org/national-library-week.
Save the Environment, one PLARNit Project at a Time Free programs through April 29.
Entrepreneur and community activist Melisa Maxey learned about PLARN (plastic bag yarn) by accident. While living in Florida, her husband found a unique hat made from plastic bags on the beach, starting Melissa on a journey to volunteering for a sea turtle rescue organization. Learn how to make your own PLARN while helping to keep plastic bags out of our oceans and landfills. Program dates, times and locations.
Hélène Berr: A Stolen Life
March 1 - April 30, Northwest Reno Library
Known as the "French Anne Frank," Hélène Berr was a young Jewish woman whose future was cut short by the Holocaust. The exhibit is based on her journal, composed between 1942 and 1944. Berr's daily entries alternated between hope and despair, until she was arrested and deported to Auschwitz. Through this traveling exhibit from Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris, France, you will gain a deeper understanding of the occupation and the persecution of Jews in France.More information.
HRPS Presents The Newlands District
April 30, Downtown Reno Library
Learn about the history and architecture of this iconic Reno neighborhood with the Historic Reno Preservation Society (HRPS) and architectural historian ZoAnn Campana, who recently completed a historic resources survey and National Register nomination for the Newlands Heights Historic District. More information.
Global Heat: Rhymes & Beats
Join these talented touring artists in an engaging interactive performance as they demonstrate their skills as lyricists, rappers, and musicians. April 10-15 with shows at the Sierra View, Spanish Springs, South Valleys, Sparks, and North Valleys Libraries.
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 the 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 (adjacent to the Sierra View Library)
Cashiering at the Secondhand Prose bookstore in the Northwest Reno Library