Library

Film Review — The Public

The Public — A Film directed by Emilio Estevez On a bitter cold night a Cincinnati librarian is caught between a group of homeless people seeking shelter and a faceoff with local law enforcement and the media. This film is a spot on depiction of what it’s like to work in a public library. And…

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Book Review — This America: The Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore

This America: The Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore Lepore, a Harvard history professor and author, uses this short book to detail this country’s painful and often contradictory past. She offers a short history of nationalism and how that differs from patriotism. She talks about why it is critical for historians to write about…

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Book Review — Biloxi: A Novel by Mary Miller

His wife left him, he has little connection to his daughter, he quit his job in anticipation of a sizeable inheritance from his recently deceased father and, at 63, Louis spends his time watching reality TV, drinking beer (lots of beer), accepting take-out leftovers from his brother-in-law, feeling forlorn and pretty much expecting this is…

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Our Summer Reading Program

by Rachel Dahl —  I signed up for the summer reading program at the library this week. It’s for grown-ups too — not just kids who need something to do all summer. My plan is to make myself stop newspapering for at least an hour every day and spend time just enjoying the written word.…

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An Author Talk at the Library

A Conversation with Steve Raabe, author of Patrolling the Heart of the West: True Tales of a Nevada State Trooper Steve Raabe, author of Patrolling the Heart of the West: True Tales of a Nevada State Trooper discussed his book with moderator Ron Belbin last week at the Churchill County Library. Belbin teased out stories…

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Book Review — The Mother-In-Law: A Novel by Sally Hepworth

Lucy, whose mother died when she was young, hoped for a close and loving relationship with her mother-in-law. What she got instead was a very complicated relationship with her aloof and rather cold mother-in law. Then her mother-in-law dies in an apparent suicide. Things start falling apart for the whole family when police begin investigating…

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Tradition — Garden Club Iris Show

The Iris is a big show-off and the community can see these beautiful Lahontan Valley icons this week at the Churchill County Library. Hurry in to see irises of a variety of shades and in different phases of bloom as they adorn the south window of the library until May 24th. The Lahontan Garden Club…

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Virtual Reality makes real-world difference for student with autism

by Teri Vance —  As 18-year-old Logan Evans donned the virtual reality headset in the library of Churchill County High School, his speech pathologist, Justin Worthy, asked him a string of questions. “Do you know what world you’re going into?” “Yes.” “Can you read it to me?” “White Winter.” On the surface, it may seem…

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Library and Museum Partner up

  Courtesy of Carol Lloyd Churchill County Librarian — The Churchill County Library has been working to add the Churchill County Museum reference collection into the library catalog. This project is now complete. This means that the public can now view the museum library through the Churchill County Library database. If you are looking for…

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Book Review — Rough Magic

Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse Race by Lara Prior-Palmer I became aware of the Mongol Derby, a 1,000 kilometer race across the Mongolian steppes recreating the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan, at my kitchen table a few years ago from a woman recounting her experience riding this dangerous and lonely race.…

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