Saturday, August 29, 2009

Silverado Ranch Community Fair

Today, Saturday August 29th visit the folks from the Green Valley Library at the Silver Ranch Community Fair. It's taking place until 2pm & it's located on the corner of Eastern & Silverado Ranch at 9771 S. Eastern (across from the Target shopping center).

Stop by for free food & be sure to get information on all of the exciting programs we offer here at the Green Valley Library!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Next United Blood Services Drive at Green Valley

Mark your calendars now and plan to donate at our next blood drive! It will take place on Saturday, September 19 from 10AM to 3PM in our programming room. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can register at (sponsor code: greenvalleylibrary) or call 562-2166. All donors will receive a movie ticket to any Regal Cinema location.

Monday, August 24, 2009

What Obama's reading on the Vineyard

Full list according to the White House:

  • "The Way Home" by George Pelecanos
  • "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" by Thomas Friedman
  • "Lush Life" by Richard Price
  • "Plainsong" by Kent Haruf
  • "John Adams" by David McCullough

What are you reading this summer?

Each year, CSPAN's Book TV asks the question, "What are you reading this summer?" Find out what several legislators, journalists, and others are reading at

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pat's Lego Cake

Check out the cool lego cake Pat made for Family Night at the Library! Great job, Pat!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Celebrating cultures @ your library!

Arigatou gozaimasu! That's "thank you" in Japanese, and that's what over a dozen school-aged kids were calling out at the end of our August 18 afternoon program, "Japanese Tea."

The event began with learning a few introductory Japanese words and their proper pronounciations (such as "konnichiwa") as well as an explanation of traditional Japanese dress (yes, I wore my own yukata--a summer kimono). The customs of a tea ceremony (sadou) were discussed, as well as the differences between a traditional tea ceremony and the one we would be having. We did not drink from chawan tea bowls or whisk matcha green tea powder, but we did get to taste sencha green tea and try treats straight from Japan: red bean buns and green tea cookies.

After a quiet snacking seated on the floor with traditional Japanese music playing in the background, the kids were introduced to four different kinds of kanji (Japanese word symbols) that they would be learning to draw: "chikara" (power), "tomo" (friend), "yume" (dream) and "ai" (love). Once mastered in ink, they graduated to paint and brushes to create full-sized calligraphy symbols to take home.

The tea officially ended with a raffle for free admission to SushiSKool at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort where four lucky winners can now learn the basics of sushi etiquette, how to order sushi, how to handle chopsticks and, of course, get to eat sushi in these fun classes for kids and teens.

Dewa mata kono tsugi! (see you next time!)

--Miss Stephanie

Monday, August 17, 2009

Chess Saturdays!

Want to learn chess or expand your skills? Then join us on Saturdays for our beginner and intermediate chess sessions. The beginning sessions conclude September 12 and the intermediate sessions run from September 5 through the 26th. We've been having a lot of fun and would love to have you join us!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Book Displays

Here at the Green Valley Library there are always interesting & fun books to check out!

Be sure to take a look at our Book Displays, designed by our Library Staff. They give great suggestions for fun, educational & entertaining subjects.

You'll find books that will inspire, motivate, & thrill you!!

There is always something you'll find at the library that interest you. But if you need any assistance stop by the Help Desk & just ask us for suggestions!

Check out a piece of art!

You may not know it but here that at the Henderson Libraries you can check out a piece of art! We have in our library collection framed art prints that can be checked out for 6 weeks. And we have many designs to choose from!
So, the next time your in the Green Valley Library take a walk down the West Hall towards the Computer Lab & you'll see the art prints decorating our walls.
If you see something you like ask for assistance at the Help Desk & then you can have an art print decorating your wall!

Lost & Found Items at the Library

It's amazing how many lost & found items are discovered daily in the library.
Recently this astonishing object was found in our Computer lab, & what an interesting sight it is! 100oz!! Just to get an idea of how very large it is we photographed it next to an ordinary can of soda. Can you imagine carrying that jug around & just how heavy it would be when filled with liquid?? Eek!
If this lost & found item is your's be sure to stop by the Help Desk to claim it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Storytelling with Joe Hayes

Joe Hayes, an acclaimed author and multi award-winning storyteller, helped us say goodbye to the Summer Reading Program here at Green Valley Library. As the SRP drew to an end, his lively folktales sparked the imagination of all who were lucky enough to hear. His engaging stories incorporate both English and Spanish to portray a unique aspect of traditional Southwestern culture. At the program, children and adults alike were engaged from the moment he began the first story. Thank you Mr. Hayes for sharing your talent and bringing us all closer to the native cultures of the area in which we live!

If you want to know more about Joe Hayes and his storytelling, please visit his website at:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Prescription Drugs Misuse and Distribution Presentation

This is a great program that informs parents, Teens, and children about the current problems, consequences, and gravely dangers of misusing and distributing prescription drugs. Presentation will be conducted by Ms. Griffin, a well known DEA Diversion Group Supervisor with 20 + years experience in her field.

Library: Green Valley Library
Location: Conference Room
Event Type: Family Program
Date: 8/19/2009
Start Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Contact: Steve Escobedo
Contact Number: 207-5241
Presenter: Ms. Griffin

VHS Collection

Is your VCR still gathering dust, well you can put it to work by checking out movies from our large VHS collection here at the Green Valley Library. Our collection ranges from our beloved classics to our new favorites and you can check them out for 3 weeks at a time.

Click Here to look at the Henderson Libraries VHS Collection

Monday, August 3, 2009

Business Book Club

Come join our Business Book Club. It is a collaborative effort between Green Valley Library and Imagine Marketing of Nevada Imagine Marketing is an organization that created the Henderson District Public Libraries logo and is responsible for promoting the district and its programs and activities. The Business Book Club will meet the 1st Tuesday of each month, 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm, in the Green Valley Library Conference Room. Please contact the Green Valley Library to sign up, 207-4261.

The first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 8. We will be discussing “Stick yourself out there/Get them to come to you” by Scott Ginsberg.

This two-in-one, double feature, flip-flip book is the first of its kind. In book one, Stick Yourself Out There, you will learn: How to be Origin, not echo, how to achieve maximum mindshare, how to build your brand using imagination and not millions, how to be That Guy, how to craft a soundbite, how to master the welcome, how to create unforgettable business cards, how to enable strategic serendipity, how to cultivate fans and not customers, how to build your permission asset and how to build a following. In book two, Get Them to Come to You, you will learn: How to be somewhat predictable, how to enshrine your business, how to identify and amplify your Noticeable Number, how to build a timeline of credibility, how to maximize your web presence, how to become an award-winning blogger, how to become the perceived expert in your field, how to become a Thought Leader, how to make your message stick and how to stimulate word of mouth. ~