Winter has returned and sometimes the best way to get out and see the world is through a fiction novel, a video or a library presentation. Combine these with some memoirs and gain a perspective of times past and present. The library is gearing up with programs and collaborations that will provide a variety of activities for "novel destinations" here in Carson City. The fun begins on Tuesday, because the library is closed on Monday, in observance of Presidents Day.
Anouaze Beat (African Cultural Experience)
Carson City resident Norbert Yao will present his energetic, colorful performance, "Anouaze Beat," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium. "Anouaze," means "unity and togetherness" which Yao generates in every aspect of the program. Combining drums, dance, songs, and cultural traditions from his Ivory Coast homeland, Yao encourages audience participation and is sure to provide a memorable experience for all ages. Seating is limited, so arriving early will guarantee admittance and an opportunity to view the drums, costumes and masks; true works of art.
Community Read Collaboration with Douglas County
This year's community read unites Douglas county and Carson City with the book, "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society," written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. The novel, set in England, focuses on letters written by the citizens of Guernsey during World War II. As the Washington Post reviews, Barrows demonstrates "the power of books to nourish people during hard times." Copies will be distributed 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 at the Carson City Library. Community Read events and activities combine with National Library Week, include a visit by Annie Barrows in April, and continue through May 9. Additional information can be found on the library website or by calling 775-887-2244.
The Friends of the Library is providing monetary and volunteer support for this endeavor, again demonstrating the contributions of the community through successful book sales, Browsers' Corner purchases, and book donations.
Novels and memoirs containing letters seem to be prevalent on bookshelves. Among the new books using this genre are, "As Always, Julia" (Julia Child), "Conversations with Myself" (Nelson Mandela) and "The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume I."
Nevada Legal Services Workshops
Nevada Legal Services continues its informative series of free workshops and assistance from 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium. The first session provides help for those litigants who are representing themselves and need clarification filling out legal forms. The later workshop addresses foreclosures, a topic affecting many Nevadans. The first series was very well attended, so registration is necessary. Call 775-284-3491 ext. 230 to secure both a space and the handout materials.
More Love on a Leash
Due to the popularity of this program, with children, parents and the therapy dogs involved, it has now expanded and meets
1-2 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays in the Children's Room.