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Librarians Unite in Asking for Statewide Funding

By Editor | April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Teri Vance — Librarians and library supporters gathered Wednesday at the Nevada Legislature to promote the programs instituted with last session’s dollars and advocate for continued funding. “We are such a critical part of every lawmaker’s community,” said Diane Baker, interim director of the Carson City library and co-chairwoman of the government relations committee…

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Thriving Libraries – A Strategic Plan

By Editor | April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Leanna Lehman —  What changes lie ahead for our local library? As with many small-town libraries across the nation, Fallon’s iconic library has faced a multitude of challenges; budget cuts, reduced revenues, limited staff, and the digital media explosion, just to name few. As such, a strategic plan has been developed to help identify…

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Book Review – Searching for Pekpek: Cassowaries and Conservation in the New Guinea Rainforest

By Editor | April 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Searching for Pekpek: Cassowaries and Conservation in the New Guinea Rainforest by Andrew L. Mack Biologist Mack decided he wanted to research cassowaries, large birds and one of the few known to actually kill humans. After a couple of fits and starts he ends up in the far reaches of the Papua New Guinea (PNG)…

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Libraries accelerate workforce programs

By Editor | April 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Teri Vance — Deciding what to do with the rest of your life can be daunting. Walking into a library isn’t. That’s the premise behind a new initiative, “Libraries Equal Education,” where Nevada libraries are harnessing resources to help people match with suitable career paths. “Libraries are accessible to everyone,” said Tammy Westergard, assistant…

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Book Review — Lullaby Road

By Editor | March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lullaby Road: A Novel by James Anderson Truck driver Ben Jones drives a remote section of Route 117 in Utah delivering goods to local residents, most of whom are hermits or have some reason to live a solitary existence. Ben has a checkered past himself and this work suits him. On a wintry day things…

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Library Services Meeting

By The Publisher | March 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Submitted by the Churchill County Library — The Churchill County Library belongs to an organization called the Nevada Library Cooperative. CoOp for short. Benefits to the Churchill County community allows borrowing from other member libraries. For example, if Churchill County Library doesn’t have a title and Lyon County does, they will ship it to this…

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Library Holds Reception for Local Artist Denise Johnson

By The Publisher | March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

by Leanna Lehman — Churchill County Library hosted a reception for local artist, Denise Johnson on Tuesday, March 19th. Using a unique layering process, Johnson combines items like cheesecloth, hot and cold waxes, vintage laces, teabags, along with a variety of paints and pigments to create her one-of-a-kind pieces. The former owner of Art Seeds…

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Book Review — Little Faith

By The Publisher | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Little Faith by Nickolas Butler   Faith and male friendship are at the core of this beautifuly written story set in a small town in rural Wisconsin. Lyle and Peg lost a baby early in their marriage and with it went Lyle’s faith in God. He wanted and tried to believe but it never felt…

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Libraries Seek Permanent Funding From State

By The Publisher | March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Teri Vance —  More than an hour from the nearest city and a population fewer than 3,000 people, Hawthorne is typical of the dozens of remote towns that make up much of Nevada’s landscape. “We don’t have a theater, and we are very limited in restaurants and shopping,” explained Courtney Oberhansli, director of the…

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Book Review — Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

By The Publisher | February 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott Years ago I was listening to a radio interview about a book called Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life which was very funny and insightful. So I checked the book out of the library and found the writing to be just as funny and…

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