National Library Week, observed April 10-16, has chosen "Create Your Own Story" as its theme this year, and the Carson City Library will celebrate with a wide variety of events and activities. Stop by the library on April 12 (National Library Workers Day) and show well-deserved support for the tireless, enthusiastic staff who make any visit successful and informative. Celebrate on April 14 (Support Teen Literature Day) by checking out and reading young adult literature. "The Juvie Three" by Gordon Korman, Heidi Ayarbe's "Freeze Frame" and "Compromised" or this month's Teen Book Club selection, "Whale Rider" by Witi Tame Ihimaera all provide hours of engrossing teen reading.
• Nevada Library Day at the Legislature will be observed Thursday, April 13. Librarians from throughout the state will attend the ceremony and encourage the Legislature to support libraries and funding for materials.
• The Board of Supervisors will officially honor the Carson City Library staff, as well as National Library Week, at their scheduled meeting on Thursday.
Community Read events slated
• The second Community Read book club discussion begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library auditorium. Participants will be able to share thoughts on Annie Barrow's novel, "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" and also relate the selected novel to other books with similar themes (World War II, strong women, historical fiction and nonfiction). A few tickets are available at the library.
• The World War II espionage drama "Shining Through," starring Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffith debuts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the library auditorium.
• Mary Ann Shaffer, an editor and librarian, began "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" on the recommendation of her book club. Long fascinated with the German occupation of the Channel Islands, she passed away before the book was completed. Her niece, children's author Annie Barrows, finished the novel. Ms. Barrows will visit the library and speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Seating in the auditorium is limited to 80 people, and tickets can be obtained at the library. All Community Read events are free and promise to be interesting and well attended.
Friends of the Library spring book sale
There is always a reason to have a book sale, and the Friends have three. The book donations have again exceeded the space in the Browsers Corner; it's spring; and the book sale kicks off National Library Week. Members can attend a preview sale from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium. Remaining great books at greater bargains can be purchased from 10 a.m.-
5 p.m. Friday and from
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday.
"Create your own story @ the library" and celebrate the multitude of contributions our libraries make to the citizens and to the community.