Thursday, December 31, 2009
Discover more about the benefits of dried plums and creative ways to include them in your diet with recipes at http://www.californiadriedplums.org/.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Please plan to donate blood on January 9, 2010 at the Green Valley Library. The drive will be held from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in our Programming Room. You can register in advance by calling 562-2166 or log on to www.bloodhero.com (sponsor code is greenvalleylibrary).
Monday, December 28, 2009
Thank you to all who came to our Dec. 26 "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" puppet show! In addition to the Dr. Seuss puppet performance and story reading by Miss Andrea, children created grinch face masks, played a grinchy bingo for prizes, and ended the event with some deliciously green "Who Pudding." Over 40 attendees took part in this fun children's program at the Green Valley Library! We hope to see you again next year!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
The December 21 to celebrate the first day of winter! Kids of all ages learned about different holidays observed across the country and across the globe! Children's Library hosted a magical of holidays around the world on
Did you know that in Italy, La Befana is a witch said to bring presents to children on the night of January 5? Or that in Israel children eat jelly donuts for Hanukkah? At the Winter Wonderland program children learned facts like these while creating fun crafts such as African-style masks in honor of , dreidels for Hanukkah, stocking ornaments for Christmas and 2010 tiaras for New Year’s Day!
Be sure to sign up for our special after-Christmas event too! The Children’s Library will be having a special “www.mypubliclibrary.com or stop by the Children’s reference desk for assistance.” puppet show on Dec. 26 at 2:00 p.m. along with Grinch bingo and crafts. Register online at
No matter what you’re celebrating, we hope you enjoy a safe and happy holiday season!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Take a look at the library events calendar on our website to find more fun teen events coming up at Green Valley Library. We'd love to see you at Teen Tuesday!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
On Wednesday, January 6 at 10:30 a.m. you can spend the morning baking with your little one! Based on the success of September’s “Bake with Me” program, the Green Valley Library is pleased to present “Bake with Me: Chocolate!” for ages 2-4.
Chocolate is a delicious part of the holiday season, so come in to create an easy and delicious chocolate treat together and listen to stories about chocolate while it bakes in the oven.
Registration begins December 21st! Sign up online at www.mypubliclibrary.com, call 207-4262, or visit the Children’s Library for assistance.
We hope to see you there!
Presented by Miss Stephanie.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Well, we read everything from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to Portrait of a Lady, so there's a little something for everyone. Not only do we discuss the book, but we also usually watch a video about the subject matter in the book, or an author interview (presuming there was one), or maybe just view some slides with pictures relating to the life of the author.
So without further delay here is our title list for 2010! Esteban hopes to see you at the next Classic's Book Club meeting at the Green Valley Library!
Metamorphosis –Franz Kafka
Anthem – Ayn Rand
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Story of My Life – Helen Keller
The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
To the Lighthouse – Virginia Woolf
Light in August – William Faulkner
Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams
Island of Dr. Moreau – H.G. Wells
Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Country of the Pointed Firs – Sarah Orne Jewett
AND January 2011
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Hours for Texting:Monday through Thursday: 9am-9pmFriday & Saturday: 9am-5pmSunday: ClosedQuestions sent outside of library open hours will receive an automatic response and be answered the next day.
What is Text a Librarian?Text a Librarian is a service which enables you to use the text message feature of your mobile phone to send questions to and receive answers from Henderson Libraries.
What do I need to use the service?To use the service, you need a mobile phone which is enabled to send and receive text messages
What does the service cost?The library does not charge for this service, but charges from your cell phone provider may apply. These charges vary among plans and among telephone providers.The library does not take any responsibility for any charges your mobile phone provider may assess you for sending or receiving messages while using this service.
Do I always need to include askmylib at the beginning of my questions, and when I reply to a message you've sent to me, do I need to include askmylib?No. You only need to include askmylib for the first question you send to us.
Text a Librarian is private and secure:Our text-to-chat service (Mosio) assigns a random User ID number to each patron.Your phone number is never visible to us at any time.Your phone number is not accessible by us. stion and we'll text you back!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
- The Road by Caormac McCarthy
- Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
- On Beauty by Zadie Smith
- Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
- The Corrections by Jonathan Frazen
- Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
- Case Histories: A Novel by Kate Atkinson
How many have you read? Check out Entertainment Weekly's book blog at: http://www.ew.com/ew/books/headlines/0,,,00.html
Monday, December 7, 2009
- Databases like ReferenceUSA that helps you discover and learn background information on potential employers,
- Our ongoing job training workshops
- Computer classes that can help you design a great resume.
Come on in and see how we can help you get an edge on the competition!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Our text-to-chat service (Mosio) assigns a random User ID number to each patron.
Your phone number is never visible to us at any time.
Your phone number is not accessible by us. stion and we'll text you back!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
HELP of Southern Nevada assist over 68,000 low-income families and individuals to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals. Programs available include: social services, weatherization, community alternative sentencing, work opportunities readiness center, holiday assistance, Nevada 211 call center, and homeless and youth services. For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit them at www.helpsonv.org.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Arts Alive! will be a night of art, poetry, music and coffee. It will include an art exhibitition by local artists, poetry readings, DJ spinning lounge music before and after readings. Sunrise Coffee Co. will be sponsoring the event by providing their fresh brewed organic coffee.
· Personal Progress Tracking
· Pronunciation Analysis
· Learn Over 70 Languages
· Includes English for Spanish speakers
· International Language and Cultural Resources
· And Much More!
Green Valley Library will be holding classes to introduce BYKI:
November 10, Tuesday 1:00 pm—2:00 pm
November 18, Wednesday 6:30—7:30 pm
The Business Book Club meeting will be on Tuesday, December 1. We will be discussing “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell.
Defining that precise moment when a trend becomes a trend, Malcolm Gladwell probes the surface of everyday occurrences to reveal some surprising dynamics behind explosive social changes. He examines the power of word-of-mouth and explores how very small changes can directly affect popularity. Perceptive and imaginative, The Tipping Point is a groundbreaking book destined to overturn conventional thinking in business, sociological, and policy-making arenas.—Barnes & Nobel synopsis
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Find library materials on America’s Warriors Past -- Present using our special collection materials of Government Documents.
The Nevada Old Time Fiddlers played folk music, The Silver State Ghost Hunters gave a lecture and we served cider and donuts. Here are some pictures of the event.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Take advantage of the Home Depot How-To-Clinics offered at Henderson Green Valley Library and learn how to install wall and floor tiles. You will save approximately 3 times of the cost of having someone else install it for you!
Call and register at 207-4261
The How-To-Clinic at Green Valley Library is scheduled on:
Saturday, November 21, 2009, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV 89014
The wall and floor tiling classes will cover:
Selecting the right product
Planning your project
Selecting bonding materials
Choosing and applying grout
Questions and Answers
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
or call, 702-562-2166
Our sponsor code is: greenvalleylibrary
Thanks in advance for participating in this important effort!
Monday, October 26, 2009
All official Thrill the World events are included in the numbers for setting and breaking World Records.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Bonnie Jo Campbell, American Salvage (Wayne State University Press)Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin (Random House)Daniyal Mueenuddin, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders (W. W. Norton & Co.)Jayne Anne Phillips, Lark and Termite (Alfred A. Knopf) Marcel Theroux, Far North (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
FICTION JUDGES: Alan Cheuse, Junot Díaz, Jennifer Egan, Charles Johnson, Lydia Millet
David M. Carroll, Following the Water: A Hydromancer's Notebook (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)Sean B. Carroll, Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)Greg Grandin, Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt)Adrienne Mayor, The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy (Princeton University Press)T. J. Stiles, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Alfred A. Knopf)
NONFICTION JUDGES: David Blight, Amanda Foreman, Steve Olson, Camille Paglia, John Phillip Santos
Rae Armantrout, Versed (Wesleyan University Press)Ann Lauterbach, Or to Begin Again (Penguin Books)Carl Phillips, Speak Low (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Open Interval (University of Pittsburgh Press)Keith Waldrop, Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy (University of California Press)
POETRY JUDGES: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, A. Van Jordan, Cole Swensen, Kevin Young
Deborah Heiligman, Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith (Henry Holt) Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)David Small, Stitches (W. W. Norton & Co.) Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic) Rita Williams-Garcia, Jumped (HarperTeen/HarperCollins)
YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE JUDGES: Kathi Appelt, Coe Booth, Carolyn Coman, Nancy Werlin, Gene Luen Yang
The total number of books by genre:
Young People's Lit., 251
Friday, October 16, 2009
A recent article in the New York Times reports how libraries are attracting tech-savvy users by providing audiobooks and e-books through digital lending (the entire article can be found here). Here at the Henderson Library District, we offer downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, and videos for all Henderson library users. Visit our site today at http://www.mypubliclibrary.com/digitaldownloads for a complete look at our collection!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This is our first year working with Jumpstart in helping to promote awareness for at-risk preschool children. The program addresses the importance of literacy, social, and emotional skills so that every child can enter school prepared to learn!
This year our library district helped set the world record with other cities across the country. HDPL read to a total of 117 participants!! Great Job and many thanks to all of our parents, teachers, librarians, and teen volunteers!