Virtual Reality makes real-world difference for student with autism

By Editor | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By Editor | May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

  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

By Editor | May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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Book Review — The Last Romantics

By Editor | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Last Romantics: A Novel by Tara Conklin An epic novel that revolves around the Skinner family. When the father suddenly dies the three daughters, son, and wife are left untethered. With dwindling resources they move to a smaller place is a not so great neighborhood and Noni, the mother disappears into her room for…

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At the Library – A Conversation with the Author

By Editor | May 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Patrolling the Heart of the West: True Tales of a Nevada State Trooper by Steve Raabe Steve Raabe’s book is a compilation of true short stories from his twenty year career in law enforcement. He grew up in Fallon and Carson City and was stationed in Winnemucca, Fallon, Carson City and Reno. He patrolled the…

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Bookmobiles bring libraries to remote areas in Nevada

By Editor | May 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Teri Vance — There was a certain energy in the air, an excitement swirling among the 15 students spanning the grades from kindergarten through eighth in the isolated, one-room schoolhouse in Ruby Valley. It wasn’t just that the sun was finally shining — glistening off the wind-polished snow that stretched for miles — on…

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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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