Thank you to everyone who participated in our Library Card Sign Up Month #GetCarded Giveaway. Your participation helped us to set a Library District record of over 3,000 entries – more than any previous giveaway! Our randomly-selected winners have been notified by email. If you didn't win this time, don't worry because we will have more many more opportunities to win cool swag and sports tickets!
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the Library District
By PaulaOctober 27, 2022
Each November is Native American Heritage Month in the United States, celebrating the diverse voices, histories, perspectives, and experiences of the Native American community, and honoring their significant and meaningful contributions to the history of our country. In addition to the Library District’s FREE Heritage Month events and programs happening in our 25 unique branches…
Join the 2022 Big Library Read!
By PaulaOctober 24, 2022
The Big Library Read Starts Wednesday, November 2! Library District members of all ages can take part in the 2022 Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club, which will spotlight a Newbery Award-winning YA (Young Adult) novel this year. From November 2-16, book lovers around the globe can check out Darcie Little Badger’s indigenous fantasy novel, A Snake Falls to Earth, and read the eBook and eAudiobook formats with no waitlists or holds! All you need is your free library card to access our digital collection on the Libby app or by visiting LasVegas.Overdrive.com. Readers can then join the online discussion to share their thoughts.
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival Welcomes Gina Parham
By PaulaOctober 21, 2022
Gina Parham is a cartoonist, illustrator, and barista in Las Vegas. She enjoys reading, movies, and dogs. Her autobiographical comics reflect themes of mental health, work, life, and friendships. She is one of three organizers for CoZi Las Vegas, a Vegas-based comics and zines fest in Las Vegas. She sporadically posts comics on her Instagram @artofgina.
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival Welcomes James Asmus
James Asmus is a five-time Harvey Award-nominated writer who's worked with a wide range of publishers and popular titles including “X-Men,” “Quantum and Woody,” “Transformers / My Little Pony,” “Kong of Skull Island,” and many more. His most recent projects include his original action-satire “Survival Street” for Dark Horse, a comics relaunch of “Bill & Ted,” as well as “Rick & Morty” comics and the “Rick & Morty: Official Cook Book” for Insight/Warner Brothers.
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival Welcomes Spencer Brinkerhoff III
Spencer Brinkerhoff III started drawing and making art at an early age and has never stopped. After graduating from University, he put his full range of skills to work. He sculpted some of the horses for the PF Chang's restaurants, animated an educational game for the World Health Organization, created and starred in a video that won him Burt Reynolds' Trans Am. Then all the way back in 2008 he was invited to participate in the first-ever Star Wars Celebration event in Japan, and he has been part of the Star Wars artist family ever since.
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival Welcomes Andréa Gilroy
Andréa Gilroy, PhD (University of Oregon, 2015) started her comics career in academia, teaching courses, working with academic conferences, curating comics exhibits, and building free educational material online. In March 2020, she opened Books With Pictures Eugene, in Eugene, Oregon. Despite terrible timing, the shop survived the pandemic. Andréa is thrilled to build and grow a space that uses the power of comics and the passion of fans to build community.
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival Welcomes Ray-Anthony Height
Compton, California native Ray-Anthony Height (writer/artist/creator) is a veteran comic book artist, character designer, and founder of Studio Skye-Tiger. He’s also the creator of the comic “Midnight Tiger” and has worked at Marvel Comics on titles such as “Amazing Spider-Man,” “Star Wars: Doctor Aphra,” and “Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur,” storyboards for “Guardians Of The Galaxy The Animated Series,” and worked with Hasbro designing toys for properties like G.I. Joe and Spider-Man.
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival Welcomes Rob Salkowitz
Rob Salkowitz is an author and educator specializing in the comics and entertainment industries. He is the author or co-author of six books including “Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture,” a groundbreaking look at the rise of fan culture through the lens of San Diego Comic-Con. He is senior contributor for media and entertainment at Forbes and writes regularly for Publishers Weekly and ICv2 (the trade publication of the comics and gaming industry). He also works closely with companies in the events, publishing, and tech industries to help businesses make sense of the fan audience. Rob teaches comics, marketing, and transmedia storytelling at the University of Washington Graduate School of Communication and has appeared at events and through media worldwide talking about the future of the entertainment landscape.
Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival Welcomes Nicole J. Georges
Nicole J. Georges is a writer, illustrator, podcaster, and professor. Her Lambda Award-winning graphic memoir, “Calling Dr. Laura,” was called "engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant" by Rachel Maddow. Nicole's podcast adaptation of “Calling Dr. Laura, Relative Fiction,” won an Edward R. Murrow Award. Her second graphic memoir, “Fetch, How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home,” is currently in development for television.
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