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July 22, 2013
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Expert shows children how to read rocks

Reading “rocks” this summer. Learn about rocks, minerals, and mines at the Douglas County Public Library in Minden on 4 p.m. Tuesday. John from The Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources will talk about Nevada’s mines, rocks, and minerals.

Children may bring rock collections to the library and have them identified by an expert. A hands-on activity is also planned. This program is for ages five and up; everyone will take home a special rock. Please sign up today.

The Douglas County Public Library is located at 1625 Library Lane. Find us on Facebook, visit, or call 775-782-9841.

The Douglas County Public Library is presenting a free “Animals of the World” show 4 p.m. July 31 in the CVIC Hall. Children can learn about wild animals from five continents and hear their stories. Meet an African vervet monkey, a kangaroo, and others.

This program is presented by Wild Things, Inc. They provide homes for animals that could not survive on their own in the wild. They also share these animals as educational wildlife ambassadors.

The CVIC Hall is located at 1602 Esmeralda Ave. in Minden. Find us on Facebook, visit, or call 775-782-9841.

Dragon slayers host underground party

The Douglas County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board, the Dragon Slayers, invites all participants in the Teen Summer Reading program to an Underground Party 4-6 p.m. Friday from at the Minden library. Play games and compete in a mummy wrapping contest. This program includes free ice cream.

The Teen Underground Party is sponsored by the Friends of Douglas County Public Library and the Dragon Slayers. The Minden Library is located at 1625 Library Lane. Find us on Facebook,, or contact Maria at 775-782-9841.

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The Record Courier Updated Jul 23, 2013 05:26PM Published Jul 23, 2013 01:50PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.