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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!
October may almost be over, but don't forget about all of the computer resources now available at the Green Valley Library. In addition to our computer lab with over 25 terminals available to the public, we also offer a variety of computer classes for first-time users as well as for those looking to sharpen their tech skills. Visit our events calendar here to learn more and to register for upcoming classes!
Thank you to everyone who participated in youth services event, Read for the Record (http://www.readfortherecord.org/), sponsored by the Jumpstart organization, where children across the globe read Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar on the same day, October 8, 2009, in order to break a world record for the largest shared reading experience.
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!
This year's Nobel Prize winner for Literature is Germany's Herta Müller. You can find out more about this outstanding author and a bibliography her work by visiting our Biography Resource Center located on our database page. The link is:
Michael and Karan Feder, local Henderson residents and the authors of Joy of Liberace: Retro Recipes from America's Kitschiest Kitchen, gave a fabulous presentation on Liberace and his love of cooking. Afterwards, we were entertained by a live piano performance by Rebecca Olschewski and enjoyed yummy cookies courtesy of Carluccio's Tivoli Gardens, which was originally owned by Liberace himself! Food, music and feather boas -- what a fun way to spend the afternoon!
I struck up a conversation with a pilot on a recent flight back from New York. During the course of the conversation, I learned that he was an avid runner, hiker, and cyclist. I told him about our latest One Book Henderson project and offered to send him a copy of Ultra Marathon Man. The deal was that he's to send me pictures of where he takes the book. Above is the first picture taken at Anchorage on Sept 29th. Bill's review of the book states:
"What an inspiring story. I have never before read a book that length in one sitting. Thank you so much for sending me the copy. I am setting hiking and biking goals for next year because of this great read. If you see Dean pass my thanks on to him. Photo taken on coastal trail in Anchorage, AK. Always a nice run or walk after a long flight."
So has Ultra Marathon Man inspired anything new in your workout routine? Be sure to read the book and attend Dean Karnazes' talk on October 17 @ 6:30. The talk be held at:
200 S. Green Valley Parkway
(This is a ticketed event. Please pick up your free ticket at any HDPL location.)
Check back here to find out where Pilot Bill takes Ultra Marathon Man next!
Stop by our new book display highlighting Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15th - Oct. 15th).
Discover information on the Hispanic culture, art, food, & history. Check out the literature from well-known Hispanic authors too!! And our collection of Spanish publications shouldn't be missed!! There's always lot's to learn at the Green Valley Library!
The New York Times held their 3rd Annual "Great Children's Read" event in NY this past weekend. With a little help from librarians from New York, Brooklyn, and Queens Public Libraries, they published a list favorite read-aloud stories for children 3 to 8 years old. The list can be found at:
Keep the Arts Alive! This event 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, and free coffee.
The Las Vegas Poets Organization http://www.lasvegaspoets.org/ created a banner on their website promoting this program. If you click on the banner, it will take you to the Las Vegas Poets Meetup website http://www.meetup.com/lasvegaspoets/. Here you can RSVP for the Arts Alive! event and sign up for future Las Vegas Poetry readings.
If you would like more information about the Arts Alive! program, please email Rachelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She’s lively and lovely, funny and fun, a fountain of knowledge on education, music and more. She’s children’s performer Julie Austin, renowned for her popular kids’ songs and early childhood workshops, who hosted a family concert on Saturday, Sept. 26 for both the Green Valley and Galleria libraries.
Julie’s concerts got kids moving, thinking, singing and signing -- which Julie incorporates through a combination of sign language and gestures called “sign mime.” Her performances always include such educational aspects as different languages and question-and-answer involvement to stimulate the child mind. It makes sense when you learn that Julie not only has an undergraduate degree in Musical Performance but also a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Julie’s special training includes High Scope Training of Teacher’s Training and she’s received numerous awards for her CDs such as the National Parent’s Choice Silver Honor’s Award for “Fandagumbo” -- a collection of self-written song favorites.
Various Julie Austin songs have already been incorporated in Henderson Libraries story times before, such as her “Everybody Says Hello,” at the beginning of the Galleria Library’s Summertime Tales this past June, July and August.
Youth Services staff members from Galleria, Green Valley, Paseo Verde , Gibson and Malcolm libraries in fact had the opportunity to participate in one of Julie’s training workshops the Friday before her concerts to learn more about how to utilize different kinds of music, stories and songs in library programs. Julie got the adults moving, thinking, singing and signing just as much as the kids!