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Virtual Events Archive

As our communities rely more heavily on interactive virtual opportunities to gather, Washoe County Library System is working to expand our arts, cultural, and educational virtual events. Below are recordings of some of our past events.

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First Chapter Friday First Chapter Friday

Every week we read the first chapter of one of our favorite books. Visit our Facebook page for the latest, or see the older installments here.

 

 

A Thousand Miles of Desert and Mountains 1,000 Mile Project

Using video, audio, and additional materials, A Thousand Miles of Desert and Mountains brings to life three diaries from George and Josephine Scott's 1914 Nevada prospecting trip. The first-hand account of their trek across Nevada provides an entertaining and engaging way to study history and serves up concepts across all disciplines.

 

 

Teen Cuisine Food

Tips, tricks, and basics to help you feed yourself and others with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Cheap, easy, and quick is the name of the game.

 

 

Nevada Day Treasure Hunt Launch Party 1,000 Mile Project

Decipher a series of clues to find the prize in the 19th Annual Nevada Day Treasure Hunt. This event encompasses eight northern Nevada counties. In this video of the launch party, you will learn about the hunt from the event organizers.

 

 

History of Women's Suffrage Suffragists marching

In honor of the centennial of women's suffrage, presenter Carolyn Runnells looks at the timeline of the suffrage movement, key leaders, and how fashion influenced the women who took up the banner to fight for the right to vote.

 

 

Wags & Smiles with Paws 4 Love 

Paws 4 Love encourages literacy, volunteerism, and well-being in the community.​ In this program we meet several Paws 4 Love therapy dogs and their volunteer humans, who strive to bring happiness and reduce stress with every wag and pat.

 

 

Patterns in the Night Sky Ginger Devine

In this presentaion by Tahoe Star Tours, you will learn what constellations and asterisms are, and hear the stories behind the major constellations. After the program, wander out and observe the night sky to see how many constellations you can spot.

 

 

Nevada Historical Society Artown Monday 

Presented by the Nevada Historical Society for Artown 2020, these discussions cover various local history topics.

 

 

Historic Reno Preservation Society hrps

In this ongoing series, authors, historians, and others offer their insights into a wide range of local history topics. These talks are presented by the Historic Reno Preservation Society most months. Visit their website for more information.

 

Wild Wednesdays with Wild Things Wild Wednesdays logo

In this summer 2020 series presented by Conservation Ambassadors, we meet live mammals, birds, and reptiles from around the world. Hear about the animals' habits, habitats, and wild tales of survival in this engaging, fun-filled educational program for all ages.

 

Northern Nevada Pride Virtual Story Time Ginger Devine

Special guest Ginger Devine helps us celebrate Northern Nevada Pride 2020 with this reading of I Am Perfectly Designed, by Karamo Brown and Jason "Rachel" Brown.

 

 

Bomb Shelter Tour bombbutton

Tyna from the Downtown Reno Library takes us beneath the library for a trip through our Cold War era bomb shelter.

 

 

Washoe Talk: Racism in America Racism Flier

Panelists Don Dike-Anukam, Dr. Precious Hall, Dr. Callum Ingram, Dr. Greta de Jong, and Monique Normand discusses racism, Black Lives Matter, and how we can all work to combat racism.

 

 

Imagine a Cowboy Life Wild Wednesdays logo

Cowboy poet Larry Maurice shares stories and poems in this event, part of the 2020 Summer Reading Adventure. 

 

 

Lego Building Challenges legothumb.jpg

Part of the 2020 Summer Reading Adventure, these collection of building challenges includes labyrinths, monsters, and castles. 

 

 

Tsurunokai Wild Wednesdays logo

Taiko drum ensemble Tsurunokai performs traditional Japanese folk music as well as original compositions. Traditionally, taiko drums have been used in warfare, martial arts, religious ceremonies, and festivals throughout Japan for more than 1,400 years. 

 

Aria 51 Airia 51

This musical trio combines classical and folk instruments with singing to create a unique approach to a variety of musical styles. Experience the sounds of cello, classical guitar, ukulele.

 

 

Create a Fairy Garden Fairy-Garden

Fairies. Dragons. Dinosaurs. Unicorns. What is in your fairy garden? Come join the journey and create your destination fairy garden with Jonnica, Pam, and Greta the Gnome.

 

 

4th Street: A Legacy of Change Virtual Maker Lab logo

Part of the Reno MoMo initiative, this online exhibit shows remnants of three downtown Reno motor lodges: The Star of Reno, El Ray, and Keno. These photographs are a selection from a digital archive of more than 100 images that explored interior rooms, decor, surrounding cityscape, and the signage that was quintessential to Reno’s motor lodge era.

 

#VirtualMakerLab: Pamper Yourself Virtual Maker Lab logo

Join Theresa and Jonnica as they demonstrate how to create your own sugar scrub out of kitchen ingredients. Get the instructions here.

 

 

Mysterious Bats of the Lake Tahoe Basin Virtual Maker Lab logo

ahoe Institute of Natural Science Outreach Director Sarah Hockensmith discusses these wonderful mosquito-eating creatures, their presence in our area, and the contributions they make to the ecosystem.

 

Summer Reading Adventure 2020 Summer Reading Adventure logo

It's time to Imagine Your Story with our Summer Reading Adventure 2020. Join our hosts for both the Summer Reading Adventure kick-off and wrap up parties.

 

 

Tahoe Treks: Northern Nevada Road Trips Tahoe Treks logo

Author and Tahoe local Kayla Anderson shares some of her favorite places and adventures from her newly published book from Moon Travel Guides. Places explored include Ashland, Oregon, Shasta, Lassen, the Eastern Sierra, and of course, Lake Tahoe. This program took place via Zoom on April 21, 2020.

 

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1,000 Miles Project

The first-hand account of a 1914 prospecting trip across Nevada provides an engaging way to study history

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