Saturday, November 28, 2009

We're Open!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We'll be open our regular Saturday hours today (9-5). Stop in and pick up something to read or a DVD to watch today!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

National Book Award Winners Announced

The winners of the National Book Award were announced today. The winners are:
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin (Random House)
T. J. Stiles, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt (Alfred A. Knopf)
Keith Waldrop, Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy (University of California Press)
Young People's Literature
Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
More information on the National Book Award and interviews with the authors can be found at this web address:


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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.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pianist & Singer Iryna Mendoza

Don't miss this entertaining program!!

Job Hunting Skills Workshop

Join us for this 4 Part Workshop & learn all that you need to know to get that job!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thanksgiving Food Drive

HELP of Southern Nevada launched a food drive campaign for Thanksgiving. 1,000 families are expected to receive a turkey and all the trimmings needed for a Thanksgiving meal. Donations will be accepted now through November 19. Non-perishable items can be dropped off at the Green Valley Library.

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

Monday, November 16, 2009

Art Display

The Arts Alive! event was a big success! But in case you missed it, you will still have a chance to view the artwork of our amazing local artists. The art will be on display until December 2, provided there are no programs going on at the time. Inquire at the Reference Desk to gain access to the Program Room.

Monday, November 9, 2009

America Recycles Day 2009

America will celebrate "America Recycles Day" on November 19. Check out our latest book display and the American Recycling Coalition for more tips on how to "Renew, Reuse, Recycle!"

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 6pm-9pm

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.

Learn a foreign language with BYKI

BYKI (Before You Know It) is a powerful language-learning system

that uses flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases. It is the fastest way to lock foreign words and phrases into your long-term memory.

· Remote Patron Access via the Internet
· 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

Register by calling Green Valley Library at 207-4261.

Looking for that push to read those business books on your reading list?

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, 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

November 2009 is Veterans Month

Find library materials on America’s Warriors Past -- Present using our special collection materials of Government Documents.

In commemoration of Veterans Month 2009, a special display has been established for the month of November to pay tribute to America’s warriors.

1st Annual Green Valley Library Community Hobby and Craft Nite

Thursday, October 29th was our 1st annual Hobby & Craft Nite. Over 22 groups displayed their handiwork to the public at the library, which ranged from restored record players to Medieval armaments.

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

November Events - Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

On Monday, November 16, the Green Valley Library will host the FBI as they present a program on the ever-growing risk of identity theft in the Las Vegas area, and what you can do to protect yourself. Registration is free - just call 207-4260 or stop by the reference desk!

Learn from Home Depot's How-to-Clinics (Wall and Floor Tiling)

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
 Tools needed
 Surface preparation
 Selecting bonding materials
 Choosing and applying grout
 Demonstrations
 Floor care
 Questions and Answers

November Events - Start Your Own Business!

Interested in starting a small business this upcoming year? Join SCORE, a local group of retired executives, to learn effective methods on how to do just that! The two-part program will be held at the Green Valley branch on Tuesday, Nov 10 and 17th at 7:00pm. Registration for this event is free - just call 207-4260 or stop by our reference desk.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Harvest!

October 31 marked the Green Valley Library's first Halloween with a "Halloween Harvest" and trick-or-treat event at the library. Children came dressed in their best costumes to celebrate the day with crafts, games, spooky stories and plenty of treats!

Above, Miss Pat hosts a round of SCARY (a Halloween version of BINGO), with a full house of costumed kids!

Thanks to all who came and participated with us at the library!

Monday, November 2, 2009

November is National Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month and we're putting together a display of books to help you stay healthy and fight diabetes. You can also checkout our health databases available at: