Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Reference USA

Have you tried Reference USA? It's a database available through the Henderson Libraries at:

Who uses Reference USA?

Small Business Owners and Entreprenuers who want to conduct market research.
Job Seekers who want to locate and research companies they want to work for.
Students who want to find articles for research on businesses.
Movers who want to find schools, places of worship, childcare, doctors, and other services.
Continuing Education Students who need research information directly related to their careers.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Banned Books Week: Sept. 26th - Oct. 3rd

Take a look at our new book display!
Banned Books is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.

Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while also drawing attention to the harms of censorship.

For more information on Banned Books Week visit the American Library Association website at

Friday, September 25, 2009

Check Out Our Downloadable Audiobooks and Ebooks from Overdrive!

Free downloadable books are available from the Henderson Libraries! Our downloadable service allows you to check out and download audiobooks and eBooks anytime, anywhere. To view the collection, visit

What is Digital Media?
We offer two types of digital books: Audiobooks and eBooks. An audiobook is a recorded reading of a book that can be enjoyed on a Windows or Mac computer and transferred to supported devices. You can also burn many titles to CD to enjoy in the car. An eBook is a text-based title that can be read on your Windows or Mac computer, Smartphone, Palm OS device, or PocketPC. Digital music and video can be downloaded to a personal PC and enjoyed at home or transferred to supported devices.

How it Works
Simply install the free software from our “Virtual Branch” website, then browse the collection of bestselling and classic fiction and non-fiction. You can check out titles using your library card and download to a home computer or laptop. At the end of the lending period, titles automatically expire and are returned to the collection. There are no late fees!
Visit our website today:

Please stop in to see us if you have any questions!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

60 Days to better Health- Fast Food Alternatives

Monday September 21st - 7:00 p.m. - Fast Food Alternatives

We are a fast food nation no more!

We had 31 health enthusiast join us at the Green Valley Library in learning new ways to prepare our favorite fast foods at home with a fraction of the calories and fat.

We had Ellen Schwarz from Trader Joe's come in and speak about calories in fast foods and also talked about paying organic made foods.

We called it a night with Burgers and fries, healthy style. We had Turkey and Buffalo Burgers with baked Garlic Fries which have half of the calories of most fast food restaurants.

Thank you to all of you who participated.

Thursday, September 17, 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 Business Book Club meeting will be on Tuesday, October 6. We will be discussing “E-Myth Revisited” by Michael E. Gerber.

In this first new and totally revised edition of the over two million copy bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. Next, he walks you through the steps in the life of a business -- from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed -- and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether it is a franchise or not. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. After you have read The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way. ~

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

60 days to Better Health- Kick Off!

Monday September 14th - 7:00 p.m. we officially started
"60 days to better health"
Gina Traficant, a nutrition coach at Club Sport Green Valley spoke in front of a crowd of 33 eager health wise listeners.

Trader Joe's provided meats and cheeses on crackers and also celery and carrot sticks with 4 different kinds of healthy yet tasty dips.

Gina touched on several topics from nutrition and eating right to exercising and even demonstrating stretches and easy exercises you can do at home.

All in all the kick-off seemed to be a success!
Thank you to all who participated.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Amish Romance Novels in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal had an article today on romance novels set in the Amish community of Pennsylvania:

Some of the notable authors mentioned in the article include Beveley Lewis and Cindy Woodsmall.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Future of Libraries ran an interesting article about the future of libraries:

It addresses such timely issues as the librarian profession, library 2.0, and funding concerns. Don't worry the brick and mortar library is alive and well!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fall Book Preview in USA Today

Thursday's edition of USA Today had a great article on upcoming books. The article can be found online at:

The article includes links to critics top choices and interactive calendar so you can track your favorite books. Be sure to go to our catalog at to reserve the latest book by your favorite authors!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Library Card Signup Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Green Valley Library wants to make sure that all children in Nevada have the smartest card of all – a library card. That's why we have created the biggest Henderson Library Card ever, and have hung it above our Help Desk.

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

“A library card has always been the most important school supply of all,” say The Staff at the Green Valley Library. “Kids can come to the library to get homework help and check out books, but they can also play games, check out music, books and DVDs and use the Internet to help make after school life fun. There’s a lot happening at Green Valley Library, and the best part for both kids and parents is that it’s all free with a library card.”

Getting a library card is easy. Learn how at:

Observed since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all.

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit any Henderson Library located at: The Green Valley Library is located at 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, call 207-4260 or visit the library online at

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Creative Book Displays

There's always something fun to be found at the library!

Today we have a new Book Display called Creative Crafts. Choose from an assortment of books highlighting the creative arts such as learning how to make a necklace from natural stones or how to remake crafts from reused materials in your house.
This is just one of the many Book Displays that our staff has created for you. We hope that you'll find topics that inspire you!!