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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Season of change at the libraries

Anne Greenwood
Lib Loop

September is a transition month for the Tahoe region. Kids go back to school, the roads are quiet, the nights lengthen and the colors begin to change.

The region's libraries shift from summer reading to supporting student's school needs. Check out all the great tools and resources we offer, including "Brainfuse," which offers Live Tutoring, homework help and skill building.

Tutors are available Monday through Sunday from 1-10 p.m. Just log in with your Library card number.

Explora offers full-length magazine articles and encyclopedias. Mango Online languages helps you learn a new language.

We all have online newspapers, magazines and much more to help students with their studies.

Stop by your local library branch, go online, or come to the "Get to Know the Library Website" class at Kings Beach Library on the first Thursday of each month. We are here to help!

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Kings Beach Library:

Sept. 1, 2-3 p.m. Free Computer Class! Learn to use the Placer County Library website. Pplace holds, download e-books, live tutors, music, magazines and more.

Sept. 6, 10:30-11 a.m. Preschool Story Time! Let's explore different types of work with books, songs and a craft.

Join our "BookFace" contest! Winner receives a coupon for 2 ice cream cones. Stop by for details and check us out at http://www.facebook.com/KingsBeachLibraryFriends.

Truckee Library:

The Truckee Library Story times will resume on September 6, with a new time on Thursdays:

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, for ages 18 months to 3 years.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babes in Bookland, for ages 6 months to 2 years.

Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Preschool Stories, for ages 3 and up.

Spanish Storytime is on a break, through the end of the year.

Incline Village Library:

Aug. 31, 4-5:30 p.m. Summer Reading Celebration Party at Preston Field. Celebrate all the reading you've done over the summer w/ games, face painting, ice cream provided by Susie Scoops, piñatas, popcorn, raffle, and much more!

Sept. 1, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Stay & Play Toddler Story Time: Stories, puppets, music and movement for children 6 months to 3 years. Siblings welcome! First Thursday of the month is our Stay and Play Toddler Time. After story time we'll bring out tents, tubes, and blocks to play with.

Sierra Nevada College:

Sept. 6, 6:30-9 p.m. Screening of the 1960 film "The Magnificent Seven" starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and others at TCES Room 139. Free and open to public. This film is featured in the SNC Common Read book for this fall, "Into the Beautiful North," by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Sept. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. Screening of film "East of Salinas," a story of immigration, childhood and circumstance, followed by a discussion led by the Family Resource Center staff at the Incline Village Library.

Sept. 9, 7 p.m. Luis Alberto Urrea will be speaking at TCES rooms 139-141.

Sept. 10. Craft workshop with Luis Alberto Urrea at TCES rooms 139-141. $50 fee for community members.

Anne Greenwood is Branch Manager at the Kings Beach Public Library.