WASHOE COUNTY IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19
All Washoe County Libraries are closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Limited hold pickup service is available. Most library services will be unavailable Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

 

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Virtual Events Archive

As our communities rely more heavily on interactive virtual opportunities to gather, Washoe County Library System is working to expand our interactive arts, cultural and educational virtual events. Below are recordings of some of our past events.

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Historic Reno Preservation Society hrps

In this ongoing series, authors, historians, and others offer their insights into a wide range of local history topics. These talks are presented by the Historic Reno Preservation Society most months. Visit their website for more information.

 

Wild Wednesdays with Wild Things Wild Wednesdays logo

In this weekly series presented by Conservation Ambassadors, you will meet live mammals, birds, and reptiles from around the world. Hear about the animals' habits, habitats, and wild tales of survival in this engaging, fun-filled educational program for all ages.

 

Tsurunokai Wild Wednesdays logo

Taiko drum ensemble Tsurunokai performs traditional Japanese folk music as well as original compositions. Traditionally, taiko drums have been used in warfare, martial arts, religious ceremonies, and festivals throughout Japan for more than 1,400 years. 

 

4th Street: A Legacy of Change Virtual Maker Lab logo

Part of the Reno MoMo initiative, this online exhibit shows remnants of three downtown Reno motor lodges: The Star of Reno, El Ray, and Keno. These photographs are a selection from a digital archive of more than 100 images that explored interior rooms, decor, surrounding cityscape, and the signage that was quintessential to Reno’s motor lodge era.

 

#VirtualMakerLab: Pamper Yourself Virtual Maker Lab logo

Join Theresa and Jonnica as they demonstrate how to create your own sugar scrub out of kitchen ingredients. Get the instructions here.

 

 

Mysterious Bats of the Lake Tahoe Basin Virtual Maker Lab logo

Tahoe Institute of Natural Science Outreach Director Sarah Hockensmith discusses these wonderful mosquito-eating creatures, their presence in our area, and the contributions they make to the ecosystem.  

 

Summer Reading Adventure 2020 Kick Off Party Summer Reading Adventure logo

It's time to Imagine Your Story with our Summer Reading Adventure 2020. Join our host, the Witch, as she checks in with her friends. Make a fire-breathing dragon with Tanwen the Dragon and dragon eggs with Norman the Gnome--get the instructions here--then watch Princess Jonnica demonstrate how easy it is to log your reading with the Beanstack app.

 

Tahoe Treks: Northern Nevada Road Trips Tahoe Treks logo

Author and Tahoe local Kayla Anderson shares some of her favorite places and adventures from her newly published book from Moon Travel Guides. Places explored include Ashland, Oregon, Shasta, Lassen, the Eastern Sierra, and of course, Lake Tahoe. This program took place via Zoom on April 21, 2020.

 

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