National Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan and supports LGBTQIA+ communities across the country. Our month-long celebration features a wide range of fun and informative events and programs happening in our branches, plus recommended LGBTQIA+ titles to check out from our collection, and educational online resources that you can browse through 24/7 using your library card! If you don't have your FREE library card yet, it only takes a minute to #GetCarded on our website. You will get instant access to a world of discovery that will help you commemorate National Pride Month.
The Big Library Read Starts Wednesday, May 3! Library District cardholders of all ages can take part in the 2023 Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From May 3-17, book lovers around the world can check out Grace M. Cho’s evocative memoir, Tastes Like War, and download the eBook and eAudiobook formats with no waitlists! 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 with fellow literary lovers.
Each May, we celebrate Asian American & Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States, honoring the diverse voices, perspectives, arts and cultural influences, and rich history of the AANHPI community. In addition to the Library District’s FREE AANHPI Heritage Month events and programs happening in our branches, here’s a selection of what you can check out from our vast library collection. You will also find educational and entertaining online resources that you can browse 24/7 with your FREE library card!
National Library Week (April 23 - 29, 2023) is a celebration of our nation's public libraries and the countless contributions of dedicated library workers. It’s also a chance to promote library awareness and public support, and possibly win a $150 visa gift card! Introduced in 1958, National Library Week is observed each April and is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), which honors all types of libraries – school, public, academic, and special libraries. So much knowledge are in these capable hands!
This special day is all about sharing our sincere appreciation of YOU, our valued customers. Stop by your favorite library branch during open hours on Wednesday, April 26, to participate in fun activities, enter for a chance to win an iPad, and celebrate with us! Each of our 25 unique branches will have giveaways throughout the day. Visit our website to find the Library District branches that are closest to you.
Did you know that during the pandemic, nearly one in five households adopted a new pet? More than 23 million dogs and cats were added to households that already included 78 million dogs and nearly 86 million cats? That’s a lot of fur to love and sweep up. Disclaimer: I am one of those households…
We are kicking off April with all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) with free events, programs, and online resources for children of all ages. We know that the exploration of science & technology encourages and inspires a love of learning that leads to future careers in STEAM professions. So be sure to check out our FREE events and use your library card to access STEAM learning online resources that are available 24/7!
The Nevada Author Project is back this spring! We are looking for local authors to enter their original work(s) of adult and/or young adult fiction for a chance to be recognized as the top indie-published eBook in Nevada. Winning authors will reach hundreds, if not thousands, of new readers, and can leverage being an award-winning indie author for additional marketing opportunities. This contest is a fantastic way to elevate your writing career and expand your readership.
These fascinating women are shorthand for the contributions that they and countless others have made to politics, law, human rights, music, film, poetry, art, literature, sports, science, and so much more. Celebrate this important month with us as we guide you through our events and library catalog of books, movies, and music by and about inspiring, courageous, talented, historic women of impact and vision.
Annually in February, Black History Month celebrates the diverse voices, histories, perspectives, and experiences of the Black community, and honors its rich culture and significant contributions to every aspect of American life. To commemorate Black History Month, the Library District offers a variety of FREE events and programs for kids, teens, and adults. From live concerts and dance performances, to author visits, art exhibits, and craft classes, we have something for everyone at our 25 unique branches throughout the month.