Sunday, April 17
 Downtown Reno Library              301 S. Center St., Reno                                775-327-8300

1 – 2 p.m. Downtown Reno Library Book Club. Come join our group for a lively discussion. 
2 p.m. Paws 2 Read. Paws 4 Love dogs proudly present the Paws 2 Read reading program for children of all ages. Each month, Paws 4 Love therapy teams visit participating libraries where friendly dogs lend a loving, non-judgmental ear to beginning readers. After reading to a gentle dog, children receive a free book to keep.

 Spanish Springs Library                 7100A Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks   775-424-1800

1 – 3 p.m.  Knitting Group.  Learn to knit at the library.  We have plenty of yarn and needles, just bring yourself.
1 – 2 p.m.  Mystery Book Club.  Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith.  “When Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer sign on as ranch hands at the secretive Bar VR cattle spread, they’re not expecting much more than hard work, bad pay, and a comfortable campfire around which they can enjoy their favorite pastime: scouring Harper’s Weekly for stories about the famous Sherlock Holmes.  But then the boys come across a dead body that looks a whole lot like the leftovers of an unfortunate encounter with a cattle stampede, Old Red sees the perfect opportunity to employ his Holmes-inspired deducifyin’ skills.  Big Red, like it or not, is along for the wild ride.”

Monday, April 18
Spanish Springs Library                 7100A Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks   775-424-1800

11 a.m. – Noon  Stay ‘n Play.  Stay after story time and play with toys, dance to music or visit with new friends you’ve made at the library!  

Tuesday, April 19
Spanish Springs Library                 7100A Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks   775-424-1800

2 – 4 p.m.  Poet Laureate Gailmarie Pahmeier.  It’s National Poetry Month and to celebrate Reno’s Poet Laureate, Gailmarie Pahmeier will be available to you for conversation about the literary arts.  Bring a poem, a question, or an idea you’d like to discuss.  Or just drop by to say hello!
6 – 7 p.m.  Trash Talk with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB).  Join us for an interactive presentation about solutions to common problems ranging from illegal dumping, littering, and watershed waste in our common areas. Learn about some tips and ways in which you can reduce your environmental footprint and get involved. 

 South Valleys Library                     15650A Wedge Pkwy., Reno                       775-851-5190

4 – 5 p.m.  Craft Program Kids can make fun crafts this afternoon.
5:30 – 7 p.m. The Tuesday Night Yarn Crew. All skill levels and yarn-crafts are welcome. Bring your project to our “sit and knit.” Jackie and Peggy will help you get started.

Wednesday, April 20
Sierra View Library                         4001 S. Virginia St., Reno                           775-827-3232

10:30 a.m. – noon & 1:00 – 2:30 pm Spring Family Estate Planning Series. Learn how to take charge of your own money and estate. Financial and estate decisions require knowledge in many areas; accounting, finance, legal, insurance, taxes, investments and charitable planning. Experts will help you navigate fundamentals of estate planning; wills, probate, and trusts; estate, gift, and transfer tax; responsibilities of trustees and executors; and more. Underwritten by KNPB Channel 5 and the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.
4 – 6 p.m. Coding for Beginners.  In this 4-week coding class you will have access to NCLab self-paced courses, focusing on Karel Jr beginning coding.

 Downtown Reno Library               301 S. Center St., Reno                                775-327-8300

1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Basic Computer Class. In this 8-week introduction to computers, learn how to use a mouse, navigate the internet, and send an email. Each class builds on skills learned in previous classes. Therefore, it is strongly recommended for students to attend each class. Reservations only, reserve your seat by calling 327-8312.

 Northwest Reno Library                 2325 Robb Drive, Reno                               775-787-4100

1 – 3 p.m.  Lifescapes.  Lifescapes meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. In this program, Seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. New members are always welcome. Lifescapes is a project sponsored by the Washoe County Library System, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and the Department of English at the University of Nevada, Reno.
5 – 6:30 p.m.  Book Club.  This month the book club discusses The Johnstown Flood Paperback by David McCullough ( 1987 ). In Pennsylvania in the late 1880s, an old earthen dam was rebuilt to create a lake that would be used exclusively for a resort and its members. Among the members were Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Melon. The dam burst and flooded Johnstown, killing over 2,000 people. This became a national scandal as the survivors were not able to recover damages due the club’s financial structuring. However, new laws and regulations came into effect because of this tragedy.
5:30 – 7 p.m.  Startup School.  Free 6 week program to refine your ideas or product and learn the fundamentals of starting your own business venture.

 Spanish Springs Library                 7100A Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks   775-424-1800

3 – 4 p.m. Tech Café.  One-on-one assistance with mobile devices, including accessing downloadable e-books and audiobooks.  Please call for an appointment: 424-1800. 

 Incline Village Library                    845 Alder Ave., Bldg. A                               775-832-4130

4 – 5 p.m.  Are you Aware of Your Brain?  Here’s a program for all you Brainiac’s! Members of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience have prepared a short, engaging, hands-on presentation on the brain.  They’ll bring real human brains, as well as plasticized sections, mouse brains, fly brains, diagrams and activities. 

 South Valleys Library                     15650A Wedge Pkwy., Reno                       775-851-5190

6 – 7 p.m.  Adult Coloring Group Color your stress away! No skills required for this program geared towards adults. Bring your colored pencils and coloring pages or use the supplies provided.

 Thursday, April 21
 Downtown Reno Library               301 S. Center St., Reno                                775-327-8300

10 – 11 a.m. Tech Café. Trouble with your mobile device? Not sure how to make use of it? Join us at a Tech Café for advice and assistance harnessing the power of your tablet, smartphone, or laptop. With your library card, you can also learn how to access over 7,000 downloadable e-books, audiobooks, magazine articles, language learning, and small business/company research. Bring your device and your questions!
10 a.m.- Noon. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach Clinics. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada will be hosting SNAP outreach clinics to assist low-income families and individuals in applying for SNAP benefits. First come first served.

 Spanish Springs Library                 7100A Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks   775-424-1800

11 a.m. – Noon  Stay ‘n Play.  Stay after story time and play with toys, dance to music or visit with new friends you’ve made at the library!  
4 – 5:45 p.m.  The Crochet Connection.  If you love crocheting or would like to learn how to crochet, join us every Thursday.  Bring your own project or start a new one.

 South Valleys Library                     15650A Wedge Pkwy., Reno                       775-851-5190

1:30 p.m.  SO Very Literary This month’s selection is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove is a black girl in an America whose love for its blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others. She prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be beautiful, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.

 Sierra View Library                         4001 S. Virginia St., Reno                           775-827-3232

4 – 6 p.m. Lego StoryStarter/ Minecraft. Come and play      Minecraft with others in the library’s own Minecraft world. Use the Lego StoryStarter packs to create a scene then use StoryVisualizer software to create a storyboard and tell the story.

 Sparks Library                                 1125 12th Street, Sparks                              775-352-3200

4 – 6 p.m. Knitting and Crocheting Circle. Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit or crochet? Do you know how to knit or crochet, but just want to meet new people? Join the Sparks Library every Thursday and learn the techniques to start your masterpiece!

 Friday, April 22
 South Valleys Library                     15650A Wedge Pkwy., Reno                       775-851-5190

1 – 4 p.m.  Bridge Group. Have fun learning and playing bridge with a friendly group of fellow bridge players. All skill levels are welcome.
3 – 4 p.m.  Tech Café. Learn how to download audiobooks and eBook’s on your mobile device.

Sierra View Library                         4001 S. Virginia St., Reno                           775-827-3232

4 – 6 p.m. Family Game Night. Sierra View Library invites families to Family Game Night! Playing board games brings families together and helps build critical thinking skills in children. So come into the library, find a table, grab a game, and have some fun.

Incline Village Library                    845 Alder Ave., Bldg. A                               775-832-4130

6:30 p.m. My Pilgrimage on the Camino: Presentation of a Journey across Northern Spain by Barbara Longshore.  People from all over the world walk the 500 miles, or portions of it, to end up in Santiago de Compostela. An ancient pathway to St James takes you through small towns and prominent cities. The  terrain varies which challenges the pilgrim physically, mentally and spiritually. She will share the experience of preparation and of the journey.

 Saturday, April 23
 South Valleys Library                     15650A Wedge Pkwy., Reno                       775-851-5190

11 a.m.  Brain Awareness sponsored by Society for Neuroscience ARE YOU AWARE OF YOUR BRAIN? Here’s a program for all you brainiacs! Members of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience have prepared a short, engaging, hands-on presentation on the brain. They’ll bring real human brains, as well as plasticized sections, mouse brains, fly brains, diagrams and activities.

 Sierra View Library                         4001 S. Virginia St., Reno                           775-827-3232

Noon – 6 p.m. Mechanical Technician 1 Certification.  Want a job in advanced manufacturing? Get Certified at your Library!  Beginning in January Washoe County Library will offer a 90 hour course and assessment for the Manufacturing Technician 1 certification.  For more information about the application process and cost    involved, please contact Washoe County Library at library@washoecounty.us

 North Valleys Library                     1075 North Hills Blvd. #340, Reno            775-972-0281

1 – 3 p.m.  Family Movie.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy a movie bound to entertain the whole family! This month we will be showing Disney’s Aladdin. Rated G.

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