Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Real CSI

We had a great turnout at our "Real CSI" event. Thanks to our presenter from Metro and all who attended!

February 2010 Adult Programs!!

Join us for our new & exciting programs in February!
Becoming Organized: Feb. 6th @ 2pm
Relaxation & Stress Management: Feb. 10th @ 7pm
All About Coins: Feb. 13th @ 2pm & Feb. 23rd @ 7pm
Learn to Play Poker: Feb. 16th @ 6:30pm
Spiritual Awakening: Feb. 26th @ 12pm
Registration Required!! Register online at or call us at 207-4261

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Real CSI

The Real CSI
Please join us at the Green Valley Library on Wednesday, January 27, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Amy Nemcik, Crime Scene Analyst from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department-CSI Unit, will be discussing the real life procceses of crime scene investigation. She will discuss how a crime scene is documented for the ultimate goal of convicitng the perpetrator of a crime. Please call 207-4261 to register.

Spiritual Awakening Classes

Henderson Libraries and Unlock My Dreams – Andrea D’Angelo ( are pleased to bring you FREE Spiritual Awakening Classes at the Green Valley Library.

“Release your past, create your future, and find peace in the present moment” with Andrea D’Angelo – Life Coach and Spiritual Teacher.

Call and register at 207-4261
The first Spiritual Class at Green Valley Library is scheduled on:

Friday, February 26, 2010, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson, NV 89014

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Let It Snow!

It might not be cold enough for real snow this month in Henderson, but that doesn’t mean Green Valley Library kids couldn’t enjoy a fun-filled Snow Day indoors with a little imagination! The Jan. 14 children’s program offered one snowy lineup of activities! First, a snow story by the computer’s “virtual fire” while kids enjoyed creamy hot cocoa and snowmen marshmallows. Then, two craft stations for chalk snow scene drawings and snow flake creations. The event ended with a variety of winter-themed games such as pin the carrot on the snowman, snowflake bean bag toss, and igloo/fort building with white cardboard bricks!

If you’re interested in future kids’ programming like this, stop by the Green Valley Children’s Library for our calendar or view events online at! And be sure to check back Feb. 1 to see our February children’s calendar right here on the Green Valley Library blog!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Get A Free Movie Rental From our Redbox!

Ask any Green Valley library employee and they will tell you that you can get a FREE movie rental coupon for a FREE one-night movie rental from our REDBOX!!!

Get the coupon today! Valid only at the Green Valley Library Redbox location.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Archivist of the United States to Sworn In

I knew that the U.S. had a Librarian of Congress, but I didn't know we had an official archivist. David S. Ferriero will be sworn in today as the 10th Archivist of the United States. He is the former director of the New York Public Library. Find out more about Mr. Ferriero and the National Archives by reading this article from CNN and visiting the National Archives website.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bake with Me: Chocolate! brings little ones into the kitchen

A continuation of our popular Bake with Me program, Bake with Me: Chocolate! gave children ages 2-4 a unique opportunity to cook with their parents and learn to create an easy and delicious treat! Since chocolate is such a major part of the winter season, the Jan. 6 program featured a Chocolate Mug Cake recipe as well as stories and dancing while the cakes baked in the microwave. Try recreating the recipe at home with your little one!

Chocolate Mug Cake


2 Tablespoons flour (whole wheat pastry flour recommended)
2 ½ Tablespoons white sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 ½ Tablespoons milk
1 ½ Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 ½ Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
Splish of vanilla (that’s half a splash!)
2 Tablespoons egg
1 extra Tablespoon mini chocolate chips

Step 1) In a microwave-safe mug, add flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix well with a fork so that no flour sticks to the bottom of the mug.

Step 2) Pour in milk, oil, chocolate chips and splish of vanilla. Mix together, then add the egg and mix again. Add the extra Tablespoon of chocolate chips on top. Cover with a plate.

Step 3) Microwave for 1 minute. If not completely cooked, add an extra 30 seconds. Carefully remove mug from microwave. Let cool slightly and enjoy!

Be sure to come back in May for the next installment of the Bake with Me program…Pizza!

Arts & Crafts @ Your Library!

Where could you find dozens of different crafts from programs held throughout the year? At the Green Valley Library! Our Dec. 29 Craft Buffet featured a wide selection of craft activities for kids to put together, all set out buffet-style, making for one artistic end to 2009! Look for more crafts at our upcoming children’s programs in 2010!

Nevada Test Site is coming to Green Valley!

Join us on February 17th as we welcome the Nevada Test Site for a presentation on the department’s 50+ year history and legacy in Nevada. You will learn about the purpose and history of the testing facility along with information about directions for the future. Witness original image and sound clips. Presented by U.S. Dept. of Energy.

Event is free and open to the public. Register online or by calling 207-4261.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Blood Drive Today! Saturday January 9, 2010

We're having a blood drive today from 10AM to 3PM. Please stop in and give a pint. It's quick and painless! All donors will receive a pass to Regal Cinemas.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


You could win free admission to see Disney's The Tooth Fairy! Come be a part of our upcoming Tooth Fairy program on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 4:30 p.m. Click the image below to enlarge the details.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Free IRS Tax Forms & Instruction Booklets

Need a 2009 IRS Tax Form or Instruction booklet?? At the Green Valley Library be sure to visit our Tax Form Table for a FREE copy of IRS Tax Forms and the Instruction booklets for 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ. The table is located across from our Help Desk.

Looking for a form that is not on the table? Just ask our Help Desk for further assistance.
Most forms can be found & printed from the website.

Make a FREE AARP Tax Assistance Appointment

The tax season is almost upon us!! Don't miss your opportunity to have a
FREE AARP Tax Assistance appointment at The Henderson District Public Libraries!
Sign-up begins January 12th at The Green Valley Library & the appointments will start February 2nd. Registration is Required!!

Call us at 207-4261 or stop by the library's Reference Desk for assistance.

It's first come first serve & appointments are limited so be sure to contact us early for your appointment!

'Eat, Pray, Love' Author Tackles Marriage

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the the popular, Eat, Pray, Love, has a new upcoming book on marriage. The book is titled Committed. She recently gave an interview to CNN. The transcript of that interview can be found here.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Anthropology Series Registration Has Begun!

Register now for the first of our anthropology series beginning on February 3 at 6:00 with The Archaeology of the Lost City. We will welcome UNLV's Dr. Karen Harry as she discusses the history of the Lost City's archaeology program near Overton, NV.

Registration is free, and can be done online or by calling 207-4261!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Reminder: Sign up for Story Times Today!

Click the image below to enlarge details about the Green Valley Library's

Story Times in January! We can't wait to see you there!