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October 2017 Newsletter

We are #VegasStrong

Like many of you, we are still devastated over the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas on October 1st. Our own staff had family and friends working in the area or attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival, and our hearts go out to all of the victims and their loved ones. We also want to thank the brave first responders and healthcare professionals for their unwavering efforts during the emergency and in the days after.

We are so proud of how our community has come together to support one another during this trying time. But it's not easy, and if you or anyone you know needs counseling assistance or wants to help, we have a list of resources on our website: hendersonlibraries.com/vegas-strong 

Edible Book Contest

Do you love books, food, and a little ingenuity? Then enter our Edible Book Contest at the Gibson Library! We're looking for tasty creations featuring real or fictional stories or characters from your favorite suspense, thriller, or mystery books.

Contest takes place October 21st, but you must register to enter by October 14th.

See full details here: hendersonlibraries.com/edible-book-contest

Las Vegas Book Festival: October 21

Join Henderson Libraries at the 16th Annual Las Vegas Book Festival on Saturday, October 21st at the Historic 5th Street School in Downtown Las Vegas! 

Find us in the Children's Plaza where we'll have fun, interactive STEAM activities, like centrifugal force (spinning) art, developing solar prints, giant Connect 4, and building activities. We'll also be have a steampunk-inspired booth in the Main Plaza. Stop by and get a personalized haiku written and illustrated for you on the spot, check out our robotic drawing arm, take a photo with some fun steampunk props, or pick up a cool Henderson Libraries ring! Hope to see you there!

Learn more about the event at vegasvalleybookfestival.org.

Halloween Festivities

Halloween is just around the corner, and it's one of our favorite times of the year! Bring the family and join us for fun, not-too-spooky festivities. We can't wait to see all the great costumes! 

Creepy Crawly Halloween Storytime* (ages 6-10): Wednesday, October 18th @ 4 p.m. (Gibson Library)  

Rhythm & Rhyme Halloween Storytime* (ages 0-5): Wednesday, October 25th & Thursday, October 26th @ 10 a.m. (Gibson Library)

Halloween Carnival (all ages): Wednesday, October 25th @ 5:30 p.m. (Paseo Verde Library)

Halloween Storytime Party* (ages 0-5): Thursday, October 26th & Tuesday, October 31st @ 10 a.m. (Paseo Verde Library)

Halloween Extravaganza (all ages): Saturday, October 28th @ 9:30 a.m. (Gibson Library)

Halloween Haunted House* (ages 5-12): Saturday, October 28th @ 2 p.m. (Green Valley Library)

Trick-or-Treat Around the Library (ages 0-12): Saturday, October 28th @ 3 p.m. (Green Valley Library)

*Space is limited. Stop by the Youth Services desk early for a pass.

Closed October 13th & 27th

All of our branches will be closed Friday, October 13th for Staff Development Day, and Friday, October 27th for Nevada Day (observed). 

BUT, this will be a perfect chance to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, songs, and more from our eMedia providers, Overdrive and Hoopla! All you need is your library card!

Library Tree Lane Gala this December!

Friends of Henderson Libraries is partnering with the Henderson Community Foundation to bring back the Library Tree Lane Gala fundraiser! Tickets are now available for this festive evening of fine food and drink, plus silent and live gift basket auctions. Mark your calendars: Friday, December 1st at the Paseo Verde Library. Click here for more info.

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