Tiny Art Show gallery voting open

Paintings from the Tiny Art Show are on display at the Douglas County Public Library.

Paintings from the Tiny Art Show are on display at the Douglas County Public Library.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

The Douglas County Public Library’s Tiny Art Show drew 267 entries from residents 2 months to 90 years old, according to their title cards.

The entire gallery unveiled at the Nov. 4 opening is online at https://library

“We had a huge turnout for the Minden Branch art opening,” Library Director Tim DeGhelder said. “We shared future plans about the library goals for the next five years.”

The art will be on display through the first week of December and library patrons may vote on their top five entries.

Residents who want to vote on their favorites digitally can visit the library’s Facebook page at DouglasLibraryNV to like their favorites.

“It was nice to see a fun creative event offered to the public,” DeGhelder said. “The library will probably make this an annual event.”

The library has information about its new strategic plan which can be found at library.douglascountynv.gov.

Library closed for Thanksgiving

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden and Zephyr Cove will be closing 2 p.m. Wednesday and will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving and Family Day. 

The Minden Library will reopen 10 a.m. Nov. 26. The Zephyr Cove Library will reopen 9 a.m. Nov. 29. 

Library opens online store

The Douglas County Public Library announced the opening of an online merchandise store at www.redbubble.com/people/DCPLstore/shop?asc=u

All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library to fund library programs.

Each new design featured in the store was designed by library staff and are available on T-shirts, onesies, mugs, notebooks, clocks, stickers, and more! Items are shipped directly to your home, and Redbubble offers a variety of sales throughout the year, especially around Christmas time

Lego Building Challenge starts Dec. 1

The Douglas County Public Library will be holding a Winter Lego Building Challenge from Dec. 1 to Jan. 3.  Participants age 2 and up are invited to build an original Lego brick creation to enter in the contest. This year’s theme is “Medieval.”

Children who want to use the library’s bricks can come to the Minden Library on Dec. 2 from 3- 4 p.m. or drop by the Zephyr Cove Library any time during their open hours to use their bricks.

Rules and entry forms can be found at the library or on the library’s website at library.douglascountynv.gov. 

Bring creations and completed entry forms to the Minden or the Zephyr Cove library.  First and second prize winners in each age category will receive Lego and other related products.  Bring your creation into the Minden or Zephyr Cove Library between 10 a.m. Dec. 1 and noon Jan. 3.  Winning entries will be displayed in the Minden and Zephyr Cove Library through Jan. 31, 2023. Winners will be announced on Jan. 10, 2023. Entries must be picked up by Jan. 31. 

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Library and Washoe announce program

The Douglas County Public Library is conducting a joint program with the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California Culture and Language Resources Department for a night of cultural sharing. Learn about the unique history and culture of the original people of the Carson Valley and Tahoe Basin – the Wá·šiw/Washoe who lived in the area since the beginning of time. 

This program is 5:30–6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Minden Library Meeting Room.

The Minden Library is located at 1625 Library Lane.  The Zephyr Cove Library is located at 233 Warrior Way. Parking is available in the upper and lower parking lots. For more information, connect with the Douglas County Public Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, library.douglascountynv.gov, or call 775-782-9841.


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