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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: High altitude living at the library

Lucinda deLorimier
Lib Loop

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — We know the glories of living in the high country, and with the turn in the weather we're spending more time outside — and at your local library, you'll be pleased to know you can find new and informative ways to enjoy our elevated life.

The libraries have books in different formats, for all ages, on the various subjects. Find out about sports and training at higher elevations, alpinism and mountaineering, famous mountaineers, and riveting tales of disaster and success on the planet's highest peaks.

Sierra Nevada College's Prim Library has the book "Advanced Sports Nutrition" with high altitude information for athletes.

As an Enki e-book accessible through the Nevada County Library website for the Truckee Library, you'll find "The Altitude Experience: Successful Trekking and Climbing above 8000 Feet."

You'll find books on high altitude plants and gardening, such as "High Country Veggies" in the Washoe County Libraries, and plenty of other titles in the various libraries, for your outdoor work at home.

And perhaps most challenging after enjoying the outdoors are the many books on high altitude cooking and baking at all our libraries, for example "Pie in the Sky: Successful Baking at High Altitudes," at the Truckee Library, or "The New High Altitude Cookbook" at the Kings Beach Library.

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Visit our online catalogs or stop into the libraries for more information and for help finding your high country books.

Incline Village Library

May 18: 4-4:45 p.m. Family Story Time. Join us for stories, songs, games, and crafts!

May 19: 6:30 p.m. Author Nicholas Clapp will be discussing his book "Virginia City: To Dance with the Devil." Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographs.

May 21: 3-4 p.m. Robotics Club. Come program a Lego Mindstorms robot. All ages welcome!

Kings Beach Library

May 18, 6-7:30 p.m. Friends of the Library monthly meeting. Come meet some great people and plan community events.

May 19: 2-3 p.m. iPhones Explained. Come learn how to master your iPhone with Larry and Candy Dowdle.

May 24: 10:30-11 am. Preschool story time presents: "Royalty." Join the fun as we read books, recite feltboard rhymes, songs, and a do a craft.

Truckee Library

May 19: 6 p.m. Dollars & Sense: Tips on Financial & Estate Planning. Join us at the Truckee Library for successful strategies on protecting your assets and providing for your family through financial planning. With local attorney Kate Shaw and local financial planner John Manocchio.

May 28: 10:30-11 a.m. Spanish Storytime celebrates reading with bilingual stories, songs and rhymes. Story reader Reyna Sanchez-Lopez will present lively books and activities to introduce children to the wonders of reading and the treasure of books at the Library. Families and children of all ages are welcome.

Lucinda deLorimier is Branch Librarian at the Truckee Library, 10031 Levon Avenue in Truckee. Call 530-582-7846 for information.