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Dru-Young Sam Cooke & Sammy Davis Jr. Brought to Life PAGE 12

O Sole Trio Italian Standards Plus Pop Tunes PAGE 13

James D. Gish Home for the Holidays with Special Guest Susan Anton PAGE 10

Lisa Lynn & Areh Frankfurter Modern Day Troubadours Bring Strings & Stories












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3..........................Greetings from the Executive Director


16.......................Teens Only!

21.......................Library Hours & Locations

3..........................African American History Month

8..........................Gallery Exhibits

17........................Mob Month

22......................Did You Know?

4..........................24th Annual Shoes for Children

10.......................Live In Concert

18.......................Family & Kids Fun Zone

23......................13 More Things To Explore

5..........................1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

14.......................In The Spotlight

20......................News You Can Use

24......................The Library District Foundation


Greetings from the Executive Director It’s hard to believe that the holidays and a new year are upon us again, but it’s a time I always look forward to at the Library District. We have so many wonderful events during the winter season and one that I never miss is our Shoes for Children‒ Shoe Drive & Benefit Performances, which takes place in December at the West Las Vegas Library. Now in its 24th year, this entertaining program brings together talented performers and has raised 16,076 pairs of shoes for children in need over the years. It is a partnership between the Library District and the Assistance League of Las Vegas program Operation School Bell, which serves thousands of Clark County School District students. For more information on the shows and how to donate, please see page 4. Jumping into the New Year, we always look forward to that highly-anticipated Las Vegas tradition, Mob Month, throughout January at the Clark County Library. Each year we look back on the heyday of those wise guys — their history, untold stories, and eventual downfall thanks to the efforts of law enforcement. For details, see page 17. February brings with it two important events! First, we celebrate African American History Month with a variety of programs. Visit for details on the many historic, insightful, fascinating presentations and special guests that you will see in several of our libraries. February is also the month of romance and that’s why it is Library Lovers’ Month. We will have some great surprises for you, which will be announced as the dates get closer. And remember … every month is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so we hope you will stop by your local branch and select from our collection of great-looking library cards! As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to email me at or call me directly at 702.507.6186. Dr. Ronald R. Heezen EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Happy New Year Ahead!

Library District Board of Trustees Sheila Moulton, Chair Felipe A. Ortiz, Vice Chair Elizabeth Foyt, Secretary Robin Wadley-Munier, Treasurer Dr. Constance Brooks Kelly D. Benavidez Shannon Bilbray-Axelrod Marilyn Francis Drake José L. Meléndrez Geno Withelder

African American History Month @ the Library

(L to R) Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Booker T. Washington

We honor African American History Month during February with a variety of programs and resources that pay tribute to the generations who struggled and suffered but never lost their pride. This celebration was first conceived of in 1926 by Harvardeducated historian Carter G. Woodson to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Visit to learn more or stop by the West Las Vegas Library for specialized materials on the African American experience in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the West.

Important Dates to Remember Dr. Ronald R. Heezen Executive Director

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 Libraries closed for Christmas Eve

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 Libraries closed at 5 p.m. for New Year’s Eve

MONDAY, JANUARY 21 Libraries closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 Libraries closed for Christmas Day

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1 Libraries closed for New Year’s Day

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Libraries closed for Presidents Day

Library District Highlights is published four times a year. Program dates, times, and participants are subject to change.



24th Annual

Shoes for Children

Shoe Drive and Benefit Performances The Library District is gearing up for its 24th annual Shoes for Children Shoe Drive, a program that was created by local performing arts advocates Joyce Thomas, a former Library employee, and comedian “Sweet” Lou Collins. Their shared goal was to help youth in need, while bringing together the powerful, shared experience of community theatre at the thriving West Las Vegas Library. Each year, the price of admission to these wonderful local performances is a new pair of athletic shoes that girls or boys of all ages could proudly wear. To date, 16,076 pairs of shoes have been donated through the Library District’s partnership with the Assistance League of Las Vegas and their generous program Operation School Bell, which serves thousands of Clark County School District students. The Assistance League reports that when students receive new shoes, their selfesteem jumps, motivating them to attend school and achieve a higher level of academic performance. We invite you to celebrate the power to enrich the lives of our children by attending one or both of our benefit performances, where donations of new children’s athletic shoes, sized to fit preschoolers through high schoolers, will be gladly accepted. If you are not able to attend a show, each branch in the Library District will accept new athletic shoes, as well as monetary donations, through December 31.

All gifts are tax deductible through the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation pursuant to the provisions of Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. 170(c). The LVCCLD Foundation was established to support the Library District as an essential place for reading, learning, and civic life. The LVCCLD Foundation’s federal tax I.D. is 27-0035192. “Sweet” Lou Collins Co-founder of Shoes for Children 4



Winter Dance Production

“Sweet” Lou Collins welcomes The Rolle Project Ensemble, under the direction of Artistic Director Tyrell V. Rolle, the inspiring youth of Studio 305, Diva Arts Dance Academy Miami, and the Strikers Dance Troupe, comprised of 20 students from Florida A&M University. Co-sponsored by The Rolle Project (TRP) and Studio 305. West Las Vegas Library Fri., Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m. Sat., Dec. 8, 2 p.m. Sun., Dec. 9, 2 p.m.

Driving Miss Daisy

Set in mid-century Atlanta, “Driving Miss Daisy” tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron and her chauffeur. This Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is a delicate depiction of racial tensions, the passage of time, and the experience of aging. It is produced by Broadway in the Hood University, directed by Torrey A. Russell, and written by Alfred Uhry with original music by Mark Bennett and co-sponsored by Broadway in the Hood, A Source Of Joy Theatricals, Inc. West Las Vegas Library Thu., Dec. 13, 10:30 a.m. Fri., Dec. 14, 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 15, 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 16, 3 p.m. Check ou t ou r f u l l l i s t i ng o f e vent s & pro g ram s at LVCCLD.or g /e vent s

Throughout the month of January, the Library District encourages parents and caregivers to commit to the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” challenge! Reading 1,000 books with your child before he or she starts school is the focus of this fun program. Any child from birth until they enter kindergarten can join in! Because public formal education does not typically start until age five or six, parents and caregivers play a critical role as their child’s first teacher during those early years of birth through five. The “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” challenge is a simple endeavor. Just set aside dedicated time each day to read a book, any book (and yes, you can reread those favorite stories), to your newborn, infant, or toddler, toward the goal of reading 1,000 books together before kindergarten. Research demonstrates that young children who are read to on a regular basis have an advantage when learning to read for themselves. Reading together builds closeness and early literacy skills, which are the foundations for school success. Reading 1,000 books isn’t as hard as it might sound. If you read only one bedtime story every night for three years, you will have read 1,095 books. If you read just three books every day, you will have read 1,095 books in just one year!

Participating is easy! Here’s how:

•. Ask about the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program at the

Children’s Services desk in any library. Upon signing up, you will receive a welcome letter and your first reading log with spaces to write down your first 100 books.

•. Then relax and enjoy that quiet time reading together. It’s fun and will create memories for you and your child to cherish!

•. Write the titles of every book you share on the reading log. If you read

a book more than once, you can record it every time. If you listen to a book in storytime, at preschool, or anywhere else, you can log those, too.

•. When you finish 100 books, bring your completed reading log to the library to receive a small prize and your next reading log.

•. After you finish 500 books, your child will receive a canvas book bag. (One bag per participating child.)

•. After finishing 1,000 books, you will receive a book to keep, and your child will have a great start on a lifetime love of books and reading!

Check with library staff for ideas on great books to share and a schedule of library programs that are suitable for your child. Happy Reading! 5



Navigating you through the best of our library collection, via the recommendations of one very opinionated librarian. By Rebecca Colbert Head of Collection and Bibliographic Services @ The Library District There is not enough kindness in the world today. Turn on the news, glance at social media, view any online political forum, and the lack of civility is painfully clear. Our libraries remain committed to informing, educating, entertaining, and helping us see the good in the world and in each other. This month, we are going to bring kindness back! Try something new and radical and, best of all, simple: Be kind. Kindness promotes empathy and compassion; it elevates brain chemicals, which reduce stress and boost the immune system; it helps you feel connected to others, and it’s as good for the outer world as it is for your inner self. We have three times as many books about kindness in our library for children as we do for adults. Clearly, kindness is a virtue that we wish to teach our young ones, but sometimes the stress of being an adult makes us lose our perspective. I am personally committed to staying 6


whole family benefits from mutual respect and gratitude.

mindful about this topic and reading is a huge part of my journey. Take a peek inside my toolbox to see how easy it is to incorporate kindness into your daily life.

For Adults

The Kindness Cure: How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart and Your World, by Tara Cousineau, prescribes kindness as an important form of self-care. I like my inspirational texts rooted firmly in science and Cousineau links compassion and empathy to neuroscience and DNA. We are hardwired to benefit from empathy. The more we practice it, the better we feel, physically and mentally. How to Raise Kind Kids and Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain, by Thomas Lickona, explores how to model kindness, but also what to do when you catch your kids doing the opposite. We learn by teaching and by the end of this book, the

When Action Follows Heart: 365 Ways to Share Kindness, by Susan Spencer, offers practical, direct ways to have an impact and brighten someone’s day. It starts with buying coffee for the car behind you in line and offers hundreds of other ways to promote kindness and reap the benefits of being positive. The Secret History of Kindness: Learning from How Dogs Learn, by Melissa Pierson, traces the practice of positive reinforcement, which animal trainers use to amazing results, revealing how kindness motivates and brings out the best in animals and humans. The Kindness Diaries: One Man’s Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World, by Leon Logothesis, is the best kind of travelogue. It follows one man around the globe as he survives on the kindness of

strangers and repays them, in turn, with his own contributions to give back to their communities. If you have ever doubted that people are intrinsically good, this story will change your mind forever. The book was so impactful that it was recently produced as a Netflix series! Leading with Kindness: How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results, by William Baker and Michael O’Malley, explores the role of kindness in the workplace. Baker shows how leading with sincerity, honesty, and respect improves working relationships and contributes to the overall health of an organization.

For Teens

Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli, is a classic novel that illustrates the power of non-conformity and kindness, and the importance of remaining true to yourself. All the Bright Places, by Jennifer Niven, is a heart-wrenching, unflinching story

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of love shared, life lived, and two teens who find each other while standing on the edge. You won’t soon forget this beloved New York Times bestseller. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli, is a novel that was made into the hit teen movie, “Love Simon,” which portrays a close group of friends and the power of both keeping and sharing a secret. Kindness triumphs.

Pirates Can Be Kind, by Tom Easton, tells the tale of Polly the parrot, who falls asleep on the job, and her pirate ship is nearly destroyed! Instead of reacting with anger, her crew responds with kindness and understanding.

For Children

I Will Always Be Happy to See You, by Ellen DeLange, shows the power of unconditional love. A little girl reassures her puppy that no matter what he is up to while she is gone, she will always be happy to see him when she returns.

While there are hundreds of books that aim to teach kindness to kids, I prefer stories that show kindness in action.

The Invisible Boy, by Trudy Ludwig, shows the power of kindness to transform an entire classroom. Brian has been previously ignored by his classmates. When a new student arrives and is teased by others, Brian shows him kindness. In return, the new student helps make Brian visible, literally, to his class. The touching visuals reinforce how kindness brings us back to life.

Dwelling on kindness forces us to look at our lives with a broad lens. Are we behaving in ways we would like our children to model? Are we surrounding ourselves with positive people and, most importantly, are we true to our words and ourselves?

Wonder, by RJ Palacio, tells the story of a severely disfigured boy who enters public school in fifth grade and not only survives the taunting of classmates but teaches them to be better human beings. The film, starring Julia Roberts, is every bit as great as the book!

On Kanopy:

No time to read?

A Street Cat Named Bob tells the true story of a homeless London man and the injured ginger cat he nurses back to health. This is my personal favorite, showing how a small kindness toward a small, helpless animal generates big changes.

I feel you. Be kind to yourself and check out these award-winning films: On Hoopla: Kindness is Contagious explores the impact and infectiousness of kindness and compassion. A Small Act is a documentary that follows a young Kenyan boy, whose life changes forever for the better when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he seeks to repay the kindness.

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The Altruism Revolution: Intrinsic Human Kindness vs. Self-Interest challenges the notion that our society must center on tribalism and winning at all costs, and instead focuses on selflessness as a core principle in life.

Finally, thank you for your kindness. We, at the Library District, do our best to repay your patronage every time you visit our branches and our website.

Here’s wishing you a New Year filled with kindness and goodwill! 7


Gallery Exhibits

Stephanie Serpick

Daniel Miller 8


Thomas Shea

Emil FuEusebio Julian

David Veliz

Ted Polumbaum

Benjamin Schmitt

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Las Vegas Woodturners Association: Ancestral Turnings This exhibition features wood-turned bowls, platters, goblets, canisters, and more that were commonly used by our ancestors during the 16th to 19th centuries. Sahara West Library Reception: Dec. 20, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Dec. 2 - Feb. 23 Myranda Bair: All That Glitters Experience Myranda Bair’s mixed-media artwork, focused on the importance of protecting natural resources, including animal and plant species and their habitats. Laughlin Library Dec. 2 - Feb. 2 Centennial Hills Library Feb. 12 - Apr. 23 David Veliz: Fading Shadows The black and white charcoal drawings of David Feliz examine light and the mysteries of personality. West Las Vegas Library Dec. 4 - Feb. 5 Benjamin Schmitt and Benjamin Johnsen: Frozen in Flux This exhibit of painting and sculpture playfully simulates the physical world and explores process-based abstraction. Centennial Hills Library Dec. 6 - Feb. 10

American Chinese Culture and Art Association of Nevada: Desert Oasis Members of the ACCAAN showcase their work featuring landscape paintings and more, inspired by nature. The Studio @ Sahara West Library Reception: Dec. 20, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Dec. 14 - Feb. 23 Julian Eusebio 2018 Julian Eusebio’s paintings and drawings depict real and imagined subject matter, often inspired by his memories of the Philippines. Sahara West Library Reception: Dec. 20, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Dec. 18 - Mar. 3 Las Vegas Polymer Clay Guild: Shades of Clay An annual exhibition featuring a collection of work crafted by members of the Las Vegas Polymer Clay Guild from more than 50 color shades of clay. Sahara West Library Reception: Dec. 20, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Dec. 20 - Feb. 23 Jerry Misko: Polyhedral Colorful, abstract paintings created using polyhedral dice and data charts, designed to randomly inform the artwork. Whitney Library Jan. 3 - Mar. 10

Stephanie Serpick: A New Fall These intimate paintings of unmade beds and tossed sheets depict the empty bed as a personal space where one often weathers feelings of grief, depression, and isolation. Stephanie Serpick offers comfort in reminding viewers that feelings of suffering are universal among humans, and that understanding and support are available. Windmill Library Jan. 8 - Mar. 12 Thomas Shea: Photography Art With landscape photographs featuring images of mountains, deserts, oceans, and more, Thomas Shea aims to capture images of nature that are representative of peace, love, and harmony. West Charleston Library Jan. 10 - Mar. 17 Emil Fu: The Beauty and Rhythm of Ink Emil Fu’s ink-wash works derive from the ancient tradition of using brush and ink to create calligraphy and paintings that visually and spiritually represent a subject. Emil includes color ink and western art elements in his paintings as a way to further praise Mother Nature. Spring Valley Library Jan. 15 - Mar. 19

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Ted Polumbaum: Lives on the Line: Images of Civil Rights Works by photojournalist Ted Polumbaum, curated by Judy Polumbaum, feature images of Freedom Summer, the Poor People’s Campaign, and African-American activists, artists, athletes, and scholars. Reception: Feb. 7, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Summerlin Library Jan. 17 - Mar. 24 Desert Companion 2018 Photo Showcase An exhibition representing the professional and amateur photography selected for Desert Companion magazine’s 2018 “Focus on Nevada” photo contest feature. Enterprise Library Jan. 24 - Mar. 26 Jennifer Weber: Wanderlust This digital collage art collection showcases Jennifer Weber’s fascination with classic cars, pin-up models, and neon motel signs — an homage to retro pop culture. Clark County Library Jan. 29 - Apr. 7 Daniel Miller: Unsheltered In this fascinating series of paintings, Daniel Miller urges viewers to acknowledge and connect with the homeless population. Laughlin Library Feb. 3 - Apr. 13 Wade Hampton: | ˈpalət | Portrait, landscape, and still-life oil painter Wade Hampton realistically renders his arresting style with loose, expressive brushstrokes. West Las Vegas Library Feb. 7 - Apr. 14 9


James D. Gish Future Broadway Star in Two Holiday Shows Twenty-nine thousand Instagram followers can’t be wrong! Meet singer/ songwriter James D. Gish, whose growing online following signifies his natural charisma and massive talent at the mic. At just 22, he has already mastered an array of genres, captivating crowds with his renditions of classical, jazz/big band, Broadway, and light opera music. Fans know that this emerging star is no stranger to Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. Having performed to capacity audiences in January 2018, James returns — joined once again by iconic songstress and Golden Globe nominee Susan Anton — for two holiday shows sure to bring down the house. Born in Las Vegas, James was raised in the small community of Bullhead City, Arizona, but his remarkable voice has since taken him all over the country. While earning his bachelor’s degree in business from Barrett Honors College at 10


Arizona State University, he performed in approximately 400 shows, and played the lead in such classic musicals as “West Side Story,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Anything Goes,” and “Newsies.” Starting in January, he is set to star as Bob Gaudio in “Jersey Boys” at the Phoenix Theatre. In 2017, he released his debut EP, “So In Love,” which was recorded in Nashville at Warner Bros. Studios. An immediate hit, it shot to the top 10 on iTunes within its first week of release. Susan Anton is among James’ biggest fans. “When I grew up,” said Susan, “my mom and dad always had the radio on, playing artists like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Tony Bennett. When I heard James’ voice, he reminded me of those great singers.” And it’s only a matter of time before he joins their ranks.

Summerlin Library Friday, December 7 | 7:30 p.m. Clark County Library Sunday, December 9 | 2 p.m.

Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter Modern Day Troubadours Bring Strings & Stories From busking on sidewalks to selling over one million albums combined, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter have some stories to tell. These multi-instrumentalists’ passion for playing rare harps has taken them all over the world in their eleven years together. Now Lisa and Aryeh share their talent and tales at four shows across the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District this January. These San Francisco-based performing artists have lived several lifetimes in their pursuit of music careers. Lisa owned her first guitar by second grade, taught herself harp by playing along to Pink Floyd albums, and performed at all types of gigs from weddings to funerals. She has since charted in the top 10 of Billboard’s New Age music chart, established a musical program for patients at City of Hope National Medical Center, and was named one of Los Angeles magazines’ 50 Most Inspiring Women.

Aryeh also started playing music at a young age, taking violin lessons at just three years old. As an adult, he played in progressive rock groups before being invited to play violin in Sweden and falling for the country’s traditional nyckelharpa. The string instrument dates back to the 14th century, and has become his passion and specialty. In addition to credits on 17 albums, Aryeh has contributed arrangements and compositions to multiple film and TV scores. These modern day troubadours bring two Celtic harps, a bandura, cittern, and the nyckelharpa to their performances. Oh yes, and plenty of fascinating stories to go along with them.

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Laughlin Library Wednesday, January 23 | 5 p.m. Mesquite Library Thursday, January 24 | 4 p.m. West Charleston Library Friday, January 25 | 7:30 p.m. Summerlin Library Saturday, January 26 | 7:30 p.m. 11



Sam Cooke & Sammy Davis Jr. Brought to Life In July of 1964 at New York City’s hip Copacabana nightclub, Sammy Davis Jr. introduced Sam Cooke to the audience as “a good friend, swinging artist, and one of the nicest people I know.” Cooke’s shows were immortalized in an album, “Sam Cooke at the Copa,” and the two singers’ admiration for one another was etched in stone. Reviving the positive vibe and talent of these two superstars is actor/singer Dru-Young, whose interpretation of his heroes’ work comes alive in his one-man show, “Sam & Sammy.” Born Andrew L. Mays, Dru-Young fell in love with music as a child, playing instruments in church at three years old, and singing solos by age five. Growing up, he sang anywhere and everywhere, developing his skills and stage presence in local talent shows.



After high school, he began securing roles in plays, television shows, and movies, taking advantage of any chance to polish his craft. He also worked behind-the-scenes at some of Hollywood’s biggest award shows, including the Grammys, the Soul Train Awards, and Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert. In 2018, Dru-Young debuted in the musical stage biography “Ray” at The Smith Center, where he delivered a rousing tribute to Ray Charles. “Sam & Sammy” is a must-see for fans of these classic crooners, featuring spot-on vocals and showmanship, plus rare photos and film clips of the two stars in action. It’s your ticket to the swinging vibe of The Copacabana, five decades later!

West Las Vegas Library Friday, February 1 | 7 p.m. Sunday, February 3 | 2 p.m.

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O Sole Trio Italian Standards Plus Pop Tunes

What do The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and the O Sole Trio have in common? All three have played sold-out shows in New York City’s iconic Carnegie Hall. Lucky for us, The O Sole Trio will play three concerts right here in Las Vegas this February. Formed in 2012 in New York City, the O Sole Trio is comprised of singers Erin Shields and Giuseppe Spoletini, and musician David Shenton. Each member of the group boasts an impressive résumé. Erin has joined the New York Philharmonic Orchestra for multiple performances; Giuseppe has toured with opera companies internationally; and David is — according to the band — the first musician to ever play violin and piano simultaneously. (We’ll wait here while you look that up on YouTube).

So, what can you expect from an O Sole Trio performance is hinted at in the group’s name — a reference to the beloved Neapolitan classic “’O sole mio,” written in Naples, Italy, in 1898. That being said, you’re just as likely to hear “Mambo Italiano” and “That’s Amore” as you are contemporary pop hits. The trio has put their inimitable spin on songs such as The Four Seasons’ “Oh, What a Night” and Journey’s “Open Arms” at past concerts. Whether you’re getting out for a Valentine’s weekend date or are just in the mood for some great interpretations of favorite tunes, the O Sole Trio serves up something delicious for everyone.

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Sahara West Library Friday, February 15 | 2 p.m. Clark County Library Friday, February 15 | 7 p.m. Windmill Library Saturday, Febrary 16 | 2 p.m.



Stand-Up Comedy Workshop Series and Showcase

In The Spotlight Holidays From The Heart

with Kristen Hertzenberg & Philip Fortenberry

Kristen and Philip take audiences on a wistful ride and musical journey through the most magical time of the year, performing holiday classics as well as original songs. Windmill Library | Sat., Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Rainbow Library | Sun., Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.

Come to one or all eight workshops to learn how to write and perform stand-up comedy, led by 25-year comedy veteran James Bean. West Las Vegas Library Workshop Series | Saturdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 at 1 p.m. Workshop Showcase | Sat., Feb. 2 at 2 p.m.

Paris Chansons

Experience a spectacular celebration of French and international music that brings the world closer together. Known for their original renditions of French favorites, including “Aznavour,” “Brel,” and “Montand,” audiences will love these exhilarating performances that are punctuated with gypsy jazz standards, as well as classics in Russian, Italian, and other languages. West Charleston Library | Sat., Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Whitney Library | Sun., Feb. 3 at 3 p.m.

National Public Radio’s “Snap Judgment” Celebrating the Music of

Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass

Local jazz singer Toscha Comeaux, Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist Rene Toledo, and their band pay tribute to two of the world’s most loved and respected jazz entertainers, Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass. Summerlin Library | Sat., Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m.



James Judd

Often compared to David Sedaris and Oscar Wilde, James connects with audiences as he shares autobiographical stories of “spectacular public embarrassments and utter failures” on stage with live music. Judd will also conduct two storytelling workshops for teens and adults. Clark County Library Workshops | Wed., Feb. 20 Teen Tech Center at 4 p.m. for Teens Conference Room at 7 p.m. for Adults Performance |Thu., Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.

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A Jazzy Holiday Concert with Nik at Nite Celebrate the holidays with crooner Nikolas “Nik at Nite” Mastrangelo and his band, performing your favorite holiday classics, bringing a touch of class, romance, and excitement to their heartfelt performances. Laughlin Library Sat., Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. Sahara West Library Thu., Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. An Evening in Portugal with Fado Singer Ramana Vieira Take a journey to the world of Fado, a widely recognized genre of Portuguese music similar to the blues. Ramana Vieira blends her authentic and individual style with romantic rhythms, bringing this 15th-century music into modern times. Clark County Library Fri., Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. I Love Paris — Sylvie Boisel in Concert Enjoy French and American classics performed live by Sylvie Boisel and inspired by the City of Lights, including those made famous by Edith Pilaf and Maurice Chevalier. Sahara West Library Sat., Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. Summerlin Library Sun., Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. West Charleston Library Sat., Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Clark County Library Sun., Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.

All Things Monopoly Author Philip Orbanes, master of all things Monopoliana, traces the remarkable story of the world’s most famous board game, from its origins as a collegiate teaching tool in the early 20th century, to Monopoly’s explosive growth in the postwar decades, to the game’s current status as a fixture in homes across the globe. Centennial Hills Library Sat., Jan. 19 at 12 p.m. Sahara West Library Sat., Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. The Folies Bergere in Las Vegas For nearly half a century, people flocked to the Strip to see the Hotel Tropicana’s Folies Bergere. Karan Feder, author of “The Folies Bergere in Las Vegas” and guest curator of costume and textiles at the Nevada State Museum, will moderate this discussion. Afterward, enjoy the exhibit, Les Folies Bergere: Entertaining Las Vegas, One Rhinestone at a Time. Clark County Library Sat., Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. Peace Week 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is honored through the arts with showcase performances featuring Trinity Conservatory of Performing Arts, under the direction of its founder, Monica Armstrong. West Las Vegas Library Sun., Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.

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A Staged Reading of “Appropriate” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins “Appropriate” was the winner of the 2014-2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play, and Branden JacobsJenkins brings to life how the Lafayette clan descends upon the decrepit homestead of their newly departed patriarch. As the adult children sort through a horde of mementos and clutter, they make a startling discovery. Clark County Library Fri., Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Hands-On-Harp Workshop with Lisa Lynne Participants will enjoy a Celtic harp concert by internationally acclaimed recording artist Lisa Lynne and have a chance to try their own hand at making music. No musical training is needed to take part in this uplifting and inspiring event. Summerlin Library Sun., Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. A Musical Celebration of Jewish American Songwriters This wonderful collage of some of America’s finest and most interesting popular songwriters features unforgettable musical arrangements, rare videos, and memorable pictures that salute some of history’s most impactful composers. Summerlin Library Sun., Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.

Video Game Music Composer, DJ, and percussionist Spiraal (Aaron Ramsey), alongside the Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Yunior Lopez, explores the world of video game music, bridging the gap between classical and electronic music in this unique, interactive program. Windmill Library Sun., Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Music of the West African Kora (Harp) Sean Gaskell will provide educational demonstrations on the kora, an ancient 21-stringed harp from West Africa, and perform traditional songs in addition to some of his personal compositions. West Charleston Library Fri., Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Mesquite Library Sat., Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Rainbow Library Sun., Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Alone but Never Alone The Las Vegas Classical Guitar Ensemble continues exploring the rich tonal history and heritage of the guitar. West Charleston Library Sun., Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. Guitarist Peter Fletcher Live In Concert Award-winning classical guitarist Peter Fletcher performs covers from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Clark County Library Wed., Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. Mesquite Library Thu., Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. 15


Holiday Button Making Draw your own picture or cut up our printed templates to make buttons to pin to your clothes, bag, or give to friends. Grades 6-12 West Charleston Library Mon., Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. TechArt Studio: Learn to DJ This interactive, hands-on experience will expose you to the profession of being a DJ. You will learn the skill of scratching, mixing, lighting, and more. Ages 13-17 Enterprise Library Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 p.m. Dec. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, and 20 Winter Wonderland Social Come in for a cozy time at this winterthemed social. You and your friends can enjoy games, karaoke, a prize drawing, Super Smash Bros. Tournament, food, and more! Pre-register in the Teen Lab for the tournament. Ages 12-17 Sahara West Library Sat., Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m. Teen Mario Kart 8 Tournament Race to see who is the fastest amongst your friends. Tournament will be a round-robin scoring system. Grades 6-12 Summerlin Library Sat., Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.



What They Talkin’ About? We’ll discuss lyrics in popular music and what they mean. Ages 13-17 West Las Vegas Library Mondays at 4 p.m. Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 Gift Wrap Workshop Bring your own gifts to wrap or practice on empty boxes. We will furnish the supplies. Ages 12-17 Sahara West Library Tue., Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. Teen Crafternoon Learn a new craft or bring whatever you are working on. Ages 13-17 Rainbow Library Thu., Dec. 13 at 4 p.m.

New Year, New You Set goals with personal stylist Krysten Pinol and create a game plan on how to make 2019 an epic year. Ages 12-17 Clark County Library Best Buy Teen Tech Center Wed., Jan. 2 at 4 p.m. Teen Tuesday: Guinness Challenges Do you have what it takes to stand 56 pencils on end, type the alphabet backward on an iPad, or stack more than 48 dominoes? Challenge yourself to beat these Guinness World Records. Windmill Library Tue., Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. Teen Game Time: Life-Size Board Games Come hang out with other teens and test your board game skills with our life-size board games. Ages 11-17 Centennial Hills Library Fri., Jan. 18 at 4 p.m.

Teen Gamer Club Join us for a video game tournament. Grades 6-12 Spring Valley Library Thursdays at 4 p.m. Dec. 13, Jan. 17, Feb. 21 Teen Lock-In Work your way out of an escape room, enjoy some snacks, and more! Teens must be dropped off by 5:45 p.m. and picked up no later than 7:45 p.m. Windmill Library Fri., Dec. 14 at 5:45 p.m.

Exploring 3D Pens Learn how to bring your imagination to life by using the same plastic and technology as a 3D printer. Sunrise Library Tue., Jan. 22 at 4 p.m.

Teen Face Painting Learn how to face paint and become an expert. Ages 12-17 Las Vegas Library Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Feb. 26 Sew Smart Learn hand-sewing techniques. Registration starts December 22. Sahara West Library Tue., Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. Teen Cookie Decorating Challenge Learn how to decorate cookies, then participate in different decorating challenges to win prizes. Registration is required. Ages 13-17 Summerlin Library Sat., Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. Teen Game Time: Recess Rewind Do you miss having recess time? Come join us as we play games from childhood. Ages 11-17 Centennial Hills Library Fri., Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. Teen Tuesday: Heart Slime Play Smash Bros. and/or create glittering, heart-filled slime! Ages 11-17 Whitney Library Tue., Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m.

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Mob Month

This January, cruise into the night for the swinging-est entertainment, a major motion picture with impact, and fascinating repartee about Las Vegas’ racing history, major league sports, and the long fingers of organized crime.

Jan. 8 Jeanne Brei & The Speakeasy Swingers The joint will be jumping with songs from the Prohibition and the Rat Pack era, as the effervescent Jeanne Brei & The Speakeasy Swingers perform.

Jan. 22 “The Valachi Papers” 50 Years Later In 1963, New York-based Genovese crime family member Joe Valachi testified before a congressional committee on La Cosa Nostra, giving the American public a first-hand account of the Mafia’s existence. Author Peter Maas published his biography, “The Valachi Papers” in 1968, despite early efforts by the U.S. Attorney General to ban the publication. In 1972, the book was adapted into a movie starring Charles Bronson, directed by Terence Young. True crime commentator and author Vito Colucci, Jr. will discuss the importance of this event prior to the film screening

Jan. 15 Stardust International Raceway Back in the day when the Mob managed the Stardust Hotel & Casino, the hotel operated its own racetrack in the area where Spring Valley stands today. For a few years in the ’60s, the Stardust International Raceway held some of the most thrilling motor races including the Can-Am and the USAC Championships. Author and racing enthusiast Randall Cannon will talk about the revved-up action, dynamic cars, and famous drivers that made Las Vegas history, as featured in his new book, “Stardust International Raceway: Motorsports Meets the Mob in Vegas, 1965-1971.” A book signing will follow the presentation.

Jan. 29 Sports, Casinos, The Mob, and The Moolah In 2018, MGM Resorts International became the official gaming partner of the NBA. The Supreme Court opened the way for states other than Nevada to legalize sports betting for the first time, which helped prompt the NBA/MGM partnership. Will the new ruling allow the Mob to work its way back into casinos? Who is getting all the money? Geoff Schumacher of The Mob Museum leads a panel of experts in the fields of sports, gaming, and economic development to decipher these questions and more in this intriguing discussion.

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Sat., Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. Bonus Mob Movie A crew of retired mobsters turns back the clock and pulls one last “hit” in order to save their home in this fictional comedy starring Burt Reynolds, Richard Dreyfuss, Dan Hedaya, Jennifer Tilly, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Photo courtesy Findlay Automotive Group Collection

Clark County Library Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

1967 Stardust NHRA National Open Race Queen Margaret White. 17


Family & Kids Fun Zone Making Science Fun with

Steve Spangler

Let It Snow Puppet Show

If you like things that fizz, pop, smoke, and explode, you’ll love our special science guest, Steve Spangler, host of the television series “DIY Sci.” From sparks of electricity to exploding bubbles and giant rings of smoke, this hands-on show is perfect for the entire family. Windmill Library Wed., Dec. 5 at 4:30 p.m.

Winter Reading Challenge Jan. 2 - 31

Read just one book, have a book read to you, or read as a family. Complete the bookmark by drawing a picture of what you read, or write a summary. Be creative! Turn in your bookmark by January 31 for a chance to win a $25 Target gift card. 18


Enjoy a wonderfully wintery puppet show and then help us make it snow in the Story Room! Whitney Library Tue., Dec. 18 at 4:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day!

Get out the red paint and make a poster full of heart! West Charleston Library Sat., Feb. 9 at 11 a.m.

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Brainy Babies Learn techniques you can use to help develop your child’s brain in this special three-week storytime series. Clark County Library. Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4, 11, 18

Yoga for Preschoolers Class begins with storytelling which leads into related songs and yoga postures for a full sensory-motor experience. Ages 3-5 Las Vegas Library Fridays at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 4, Feb. 1

Winter Wonderland Have snow much fun at this morning event full of winter crafts and activities. Ages 0-5 Sahara West Library Wed., Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m.

Winter Puppet Show Our puppets are ready to share some winter tales with you in this snowy puppet show. Clark County Library Sat., Jan. 5 at 11 a.m.

Winter Wonderland Puppet Show Smiles and giggles are guaranteed during this wacky and whimsical winter puppet show! Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program. Windmill Library Wed., Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m.

Craft-a-Palooza Sunday It’s the perfect Sunday afternoon activity — a story followed by open crafting time. Let the book of the month inspire you using our supplies and your imagination. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program. Windmill Library Sun., Jan. 6 at 3 p.m.

Warm Up with STEAM Play with Little Bits, Ozobot Robots, and more. You don’t need snow to build a snowman … watch as our new 3D printer makes them! Ages 6-11 Sahara West Library Wed., Dec. 12 at 4:30 p.m. Countdown to New Year’s! Help us prepare to ring in a New Year! We’ll sing, dance, and share some wonderful stories as we countdown to 12 o’clock … noon that is! All ages. Rainbow Library Mon., Dec. 31 at 11:30 a.m.

Minute to Win It - Winter Edition It’s a race against the clock! Join us for a bunch of minute-to-win-it games, all based on winter. West Las Vegas Library Wed., Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. Family Checkers Fun Bring the family to play a game of checkers. If you don’t know how to play, we will show you! West Charleston Library Mondays at 5 p.m. Jan. 14, Feb. 11 Winter Wonderland Carnival Join in the winter festivities! We’ll have games, crafts, and lots of fun! Ages 0-5 Rainbow Library Wed., Jan. 16 at 11 a.m.

Tween Thursday: Tween Ozobot Challenge Use our Ozobots to build up your engineering and art skills! Space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the program starts. Ages 8-12 Centennial Hills Library Thu., Jan. 17 at 4 p.m. Mad Science Club: Three Little Pigs STEAM Challenge Can you build a house strong enough to withstand the breath of our Big Bad Wolf ? Come learn about structures and try to save the pigs! Whitney Library Thu., Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m. Bingo Blast Come join your friends in a wild session of BINGO!!! West Las Vegas Library Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Jan. 30, Feb. 13 DUPLOS Club Storytime with a DUPLO Activity. West Las Vegas Library Thursdays at 6 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 28 Tween Fridays — Bad Art Competition Think you’ve got what it takes to go home with a Bad Art trophy? Grades 3-5 Summerlin Library Fri., Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. Lunar New Year Celebration! Learn the myths and traditions behind the Lunar New Year celebration, then create cool crafts based on this festive celebration! Space is limited. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the program starts. Grades K-5 Centennial Hills Library Wed., Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m.

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Valentine’s Day Puppet Show Share the love with silly Valentine’s tales put on by our puppets. Clark County Library Tue. - Thu. at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 12, 13, 14 “All You Need Is Love” Prom You are cordially invited to our celebration of love, Winter Prom. Wear your finest and join us for a magical morning of dancing and fun activities! Spring Valley Library Wed., Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. Engineer a Dinosaur Come learn about balance, and then use that knowledge to construct your own dinosaur out of marshmallows and straws. Space is limited. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to the program. Ages 6-11 Windmill Library Thu., Feb. 21 at 4:30 p.m. Something Smells Fishy Listen to fish stories and enjoy a fun, fishy activity. West Las Vegas Library Thu., Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. Maker Monday: Nautical Names Learn code — nautical code, that is! We’ll discuss the use of flags for communications at sea and create names in nautical code. Whitney Library Mon., Feb. 25 at 4:30 p.m. Button Art Expand your imagination by creating art using colorful buttons of different shapes. West Charleston Library Tue., Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m.



Know Your Rights When Facing a Civil Legal Matter By Barbara Buckley Executive Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Righting Wrongs, Changing Lives. Have you ever wondered how you would face such difficult legal challenges as bankruptcy, eviction, divorce, child custody, or fraud concerning a car loan, payday loan, or a guardianship? Or perhaps you know someone who is in need of trustworthy legal advice. The first place to start when facing a legal problem is to know your rights. That is where Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada can help. We are a non-profit law firm that provides professional legal advice to residents of the Las Vegas Valley who cannot afford an attorney. Legal Aid Center offers free legal representation for eligible individuals, plus a wide range of free classes and services to help anyone in need, including seniors, veterans, adults with disabilities, children with special education needs, and victims of consumer fraud, domestic violence, and/or child abuse or neglect. We also offer free legal educational classes 20


in English and Spanish on a wide range of topics, as well as free Ask-A-Lawyer Clinics, where you get 15 minutes of free one-on-one advice with an attorney who has expertise in your area of need. Our free classes and Ask-A-Lawyer Clinics have no income restrictions and include such topics as veterans rights, foreclosure, small claims court, immigration, landlord/ tenant disputes, and much more.

Please visit to learn more about the wide range of services that we offer, to access our calendar of free community classes, and to register for Ask-A-Lawyer appointments. You can also call us at 702.386.1070, or visit us at 725 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104. Walk-in hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for major holidays.

Legal Aid Center also operates the Family Law Self-Help Center (their website is and the Civil Law Self-Help Center (their website is Our friendly staff at these two self-help centers are not able to give direct legal advice, but they will provide you with valuable information to help you navigate the legal process yourself. Along with helpful tips, they will also provide you with the correct forms that you will need; assistance in filling them out; as well as referrals to other free community resources.

Follow Legal Aid Center on Facebook or Twitter for weekly updates on our offerings, and check out the above recommended books at to learn more about your legal rights. Check out this class: Ask-A-Lawyer: Business Legal Entities How to structure and manage your business. Thu., Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. West Charleston Library

No matter what your legal challenge is, Legal Aid Center’s Ask-A-Lawyer attorneys can help you understand your rights. Here are some tips to help you prepare for a consultation with them: • Bring copies of all related documents. • Provide a clear timeline and explanation of what happened to you with as much supporting material as possible. • Keep in mind that it may not be possible to resolve your legal problem after an initial consultation, but we will guide you through the next steps to take.

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Library Hours & Locations Urban Libraries

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14 1 Centennial Hills Library 6711 N. Buffalo Dr., 89131 702.507.6100 2 Clark County Library 1401 E. Flamingo Rd., 89119 702.507.3400 3 Enterprise Library 25 E. Shelbourne Ave., 89123 702.507.3760 4 Las Vegas Library 833 Las Vegas Blvd. N., 89101 702.507.3500 5 Meadows Library 251 W. Boston Ave., 89102 702.474.0023

3 6 Rainbow Library 3150 N. Buffalo Dr., 89128 702.507.3710 7 Sahara West Library 9600 W. Sahara Ave., 89117 702.507.3630 8 Spring Valley Library 4280 S. Jones Blvd., 89103 702.507.3820 9 Summerlin Library 1771 Inner Circle Dr., 89134 702.507.3860 10 Sunrise Library 5400 Harris Ave., 89110 702.507.3900

25 11 West Charleston Library 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., 89146 702.507.3940 12 West Las Vegas Library 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 89106 702.507.3980 13 Whitney Library 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., 89122 702.507.4010 14 Windmill Library 7060 W. Windmill Ln., 89113 702.507.6030

All urban branches are open Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Outlying branch hours vary; please call for hours.

15 Blue Diamond Library 16A Cottonwood Dr., 89004 702.875.4295 16 Bunkerville Library 150 W. Virgin St., 89007 702.346.5238 17 Goodsprings Library 365 W. San Pedro Ave., 89019 702.874.1366 18 Indian Springs Library 715 Gretta Ln., 89018 702.879.3845


19 Laughlin Library 23 Mt. Charleston 2840 S. Needles Hwy., 89029 Library 702.507.4060 75 Ski Chalet Pl., 89124 702.872.5585 20 Mesquite Library Campus 24 Sandy Valley Library 160 W. First North St., 89027 650 Quartz Ave., 89019 702.346.5224 702.723.5333 21 Moapa Town Library 25 Searchlight Library 1340 E. Hwy. 168, 89025 200 Michael Wendell Way 702.864.2438 89046 702.297.1442 22 Moapa Valley Library 350 N. Moapa Valley Blvd. 89040 Visite la biblioteca hoy mismo. 702.397.2690

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Did you KNOW Introducing VetNow A Lifelong Veteran Resource Being a veteran brings with it enormous pride in having served your country. However, navigating your veteran’s benefits can be a challenge. Did you know that your Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is here to make it a little easier? Using your library card, you can gain access to Brainfuse’s VetNow, an eResource that is invaluable to vets and available on our website at It offers live chat assistance with an expert who can help you weave your way through the VA labyrinth. The mission of VetNow is to smooth the transition from military to civilian life, offering help with job skills such as interviewing, résumé writing, and advice on college majors and careers that match your skills and interests. For those who are pursuing further education there is also tutoring on a variety of subjects offered in both English and Spanish. VetNow is easy to access from anywhere with an internet connection: at the library, on the go, or from home! Just go to, find the blue navigation bar located at the top of the homepage, then click on the eResources drop-down menu, and select A-Z Resources. You’ll be taken to a page which displays all of our online learning tools alphabetically (which are available for you to browse at your leisure).

So, let’s dive into the live resources that VetNow offers: • The Live Veteran Navigator helps you sort your way through the VA maze and find the resources for which you are eligible. It is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST. • Live Job Coaching is available daily from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. PST. • You can also ask for help anytime using VetNow’s Send Question feature, and an expert will reply, typically within one business day. • Are you looking for assistance with your résumé or cover letter? Upload your current résumé through the Résumé Lab, and an expert will provide you with feedback within one business day. • Any time of day, you can click Job Tools on VetNow’s gray navigation menu and access résumé templates

(chronological, functional, or military), and try out multiple military skills translators that you can use to rewrite your résumé yourself. • Browse VetNow’s list of national and local resource websites for veterans. This can be found by hovering over VA Support Tools on VetNow’s gray navigation bar, and clicking on Veteran Resources. Wherever you are in your transition from military to civilian life, chances are VetNow has something to assist you! You can also find a wide range of books and other materials in our library collection that can help to guide you on your journey. We have featured a few here, but you can also search or stop by one of our branches to speak with our helpful staff.

We thank you for your service!

To easily locate VetNow in the A-Z Resources section of our website, just click on the letter “V” at the top of the page, and your screen will go directly to it. You will then need to take a few seconds to create a VetNow login, which will allow you to easily reference your activity, upload documents to your account (such as résumé templates), and use live resources. 22


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13 Las Vegas Stories Originally founded in 1865 by Mormon settlers, the tiny town of St. Thomas, Nevada, disappeared under the water after the building of the Hoover Dam. Now that the water levels of Lake Mead have lowered, the town’s ruins have reappeared. A representative from the Lake Mead National Park will discuss the reemerged ghost town. Clark County Library Thu., Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Nostalgic Christmas Starring Randy Riggle A hilarious production about everything Christmas as we revisit Santa’s one night of work each year. West Charleston Library Fri., Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Whitney Library Tue., Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. Meet the New Website The LVCCLD has a new website! Why did we change the website, what are the benefits of registering, and how do you navigate the new site? Come to this training and learn some tips and tricks to get the most out of your experience. Centennial Hills Library Tue., Dec. 18 at 11 a.m.

Kwanzaa 2018 An opportunity to look within a community for HOPE, Kwanzaa brings a message of cultural truth that speaks of what it means to be African and human. West Las Vegas Library Fri., Dec. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 29 at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Chinese New Year 2019: Year of the Pig Set your intentions for the Chinese New Year, and learn about what the year will bring. Receive tips on how to get your home ready for this new beginning. West Charleston Library Sat., Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. It Takes Four to Tango The Annex Quartet creates a fun and instructive audience participation program as the players invite you to join them in making great music together. Windmill Library Sat., Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. Sacred Singing Bowls for Relaxation and Clarity Discover the history, science, and potential health benefits of the crystal singing bowl led by Ann Lambert Vannoy, a lifelong music educator. Summerlin Library Sat., Jan. 12 at 3 p.m.

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Lecco: A Movie Landscape A special screening of three short movies showcasing the beauty of Lecco, a town at the southern tip of Italy’s Lake Como, as seen through the eyes of local filmmakers. All movies are in Italian with English subtitles. Windmill Library Mon., Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. The Mastery of Health Start your year off right with author Udo Erasmus, an internationally renowned health expert, who will explain the key parts of total health. Summerlin Library Sat., Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. — Pain Free Life West Charleston Library Sun., Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. — Weight Loss Shalom Bollywood This film revives the all-singing, all-dancing, cheeky feel of a Bollywood production. It highlights the Jewish stars that dominated early Indian cinema when Hindu and Muslim women could not appear on screen. Windmill Library Sun., Jan. 20 at 1 p.m.

Lives on the Line: The Civil Rights Legacy In celebration of African American History Month, a panel discussion and photo presentation on the history of civil rights. Summerlin Library Thu., Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Feng Shui in the Bedroom This lecture will provide an overview of Feng Shui concepts while going into depth with common issues found in the bedroom setting. West Charleston Library Sat., Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel with two nights of amazing big-screen stories. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, this year’s World Tour of film is sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. Clark County Library Sun., Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.



Foundation Bookstores

Located in all 13 urban branches, as well as Laughlin and Mesquite Libraries, our Foundation bookstores are open seven days a week with prices starting at 50 cents.

First Friday Sales The bookstores at the Sahara West and Clark County Libraries host First Friday Sales, where all items are half off!

Funds raised from book sales are used to support innovative Library District programs, including: Kindergarten Readiness After-School Teacher Tutors STEAM Labs and Makerspaces Employment and Career Services Community Hubs for Learning

Treasures to Discover

Our special book sales are like going on a treasure hunt! Browse a huge selection of books, music, magazines, and movies. Find the perfect gift at one of our upcoming events: Sahara West Library Thu., Dec. 6 and Fri., Dec. 7 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sat., Dec. 8 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Enterprise Library Fri., Jan. 18 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Centennial Hills Library Fri., Feb. 1 and Sat., Feb. 2 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

If you are unable to make it to one of our bookstores, shop at our online store by visiting

Library Highlights Magazine. Winter 2018.  
Library Highlights Magazine. Winter 2018.