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The modern library is not the hush-hush, always-be-quiet place of decades past. Step into the vibrant and busy Churchill County Library next month and take advantage of its activities for all ages.
“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Sign-ups accepted at any time.
In-person “Storytime with Ms. Jes” offered Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Children’s Librarian Jeslyn MacDiarmid reads picture books to children and offers a craft to accompany most stories. Also featured this month are Churchill County department heads reading stories. Each session is recorded and posted to the library’s YouTube account for on-demand viewing at your convenience.
Reading with Rover, an opportunity for kids to read a book to a gentle therapy dog and then take the book home to keep, on March 10 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Learn about 3D printing at drop-in participatory workshops on March 2, 16 and 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and pretty, and see about this relatively new technology.
Knitting Club meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m. All are welcome from the beginner to advanced skilled folks.
Have a problem with your computer or smartphone? Head over the William N. Pennington Life Center on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. and get answers from Technical Services Librarian Joe Salsman, an expert in all things technology!
Writer’s Group meets Tuesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Discover what area writers are inspired by and working on and bring your own manuscript for inspiration.
Check out the Hidden Cave Virtual Reality experience by making an appointment to don the headset and see Churchill County’s Hidden Cave from a whole new perspective. Bonus: no guano smell!
Drop-in for a VR session on Tuesdays from 3:15 to 5 p.m. or develop your STEAM knowledge using VR on Fridays from 1:30-3 p.m.
Magician Larry Wilson takes the “stage” on March 18 at 2 p.m. (new date and time) to wow the audience with magic tricks for all ages.
The beautiful landscape photography of artist Marie Nygren continues in the library. Nygren is a Fallon artist whose work has been displayed throughout Nevada and who has won awards at exhibitions, contests and fairs.
Library hours of operation are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays. The library will be closed March 1 for a staff training day.
Call (775)423-7581 for more information on any of the activities above. The Churchill County Library is located at 553 South Maine Street in Fallon.
Photo caption: Reading with Rover in January.