Library Loop: A look at space

In addition to regular programming such as book clubs and storytimes, your local libraries also hold larger events such as guest speakers, performers, and film screenings. One such upcoming event on Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m. and sponsored by the Truckee Library is the screening of the PBS documentary, Ultimate Space Telescope, with guest host Tony Berendsen of Tahoe Star Tours.

The documentary is about the James Webb Space Telescope, which is considered the most complex machine ever launched into space. Following the 55-minute film, Berendsen, a professional outreach astronomer and star guide, will answer questions and then lead attendees outside to view Jupiter and Saturn. (weather permitting)

The event will take place at the Community Recreation Center Room No. 3 located at 10981 Truckee Way in Truckee. Registration is required. To secure your spot, call the Truckee Library at 530-582-7846.

Truckee Library
10031 Levon Ave., 530-582-7846

Through Oct. 1: Halloween Costume Swap. Donate a gently used costume (all ages) at Truckee Library from September 13-October 1, during the library’s open hours only. Come back to the Truckee Library on Saturday, October 8 to get a “new-to-you” costume!  

Tuesdays at 5 p.m.: English Conversation Group, an adult program, to help improve your English communication.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Baby and Toddler Storytime

Wednesdays at 4 p.m.: RUFF! Read to our therapy animals and participate in fun crafts! In partnership with library staff, volunteers and the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: Preschool Storytime

Fridays at 4 p.m.: Children’s Lego Club

Oct. 6 at 4 p.m.: Tween/Teen Digital Craft Hour

Oct. 15 at 10 a.m.: Community Latino Recipe Book: Bring your family recipes to share in a community cookbook. We’ll celebrate with Conchas & Champurrado!

Oct. 18 at 11 a.m.: Decorative Birdhouses. Assemble and decorate a small, wooden birdhouse to brighten your autumn outdoor space. Registration Required.  

Oct. 18 at 1 p.m.: Just Books Book Club discussing Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.: Ultimate Space Telescope documentary screening with Tony Berendsen of Tahoe Star Tours. Film screening followed by telescope viewing of Jupiter and Saturn. Program will be held at the Community Rec Center, 10981 Truckee Way. Registration Required.

Kings Beach Library
301 Secline Street, 530-546-2021

Tuesdays 10-10:30 a.m.: Preschool Storytime with Miss Bree. Songs, rhymes, and silly fun!

2nd Friday of the month. 10-11 a.m.: Baby Lapsit Storytime. Early Literacy songs, rhymes, and play for babies and their caregivers. 0-18 months. Playtime afterwards. North Tahoe Event Center

Wednesday Oct 5 Book Club! 2-3:30 p.m. “Beartown by Fredrick Backman” Kings Beach Library.

The Book Nook is open when the library is open. Great books for sale at great prices!

Grab a take home craft to create at your child’s leisure. All parts provided except glue and scissors.

Did you know can check-out a California State Park Pass from the library? Good for day use for one week at most California State Parks.

Tahoe City Library
740 North Lake Blvd., 530-583-3382

Thursdays 10-10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime with Mr. Matthew. Fun with songs, books, and rhymes.

Grab a take home craft to create at your child’s leisure. All parts provided except glue and scissors.

We have a nice selection of used books for sale in our foyer. Check them out!

Did you know can check-out a California State Park Pass from the library? Good for day use for 1 week at most California State Parks.

Incline Village Library 
845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, NV., 775-832-4130 

Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. Baby Story Time – best for children ages 0-18 months.  

Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Toddler Time – best for children 18 months to 3 years.  

Tuesday, October 4, 4 p.m. – Teen Tuesday! Create your very own candy sushi.  

Wednesday, October 5, 4 p.m. – Weird Science Wednesday – learn the science behind bridge building and build your very own bridge out of various materials.

Thursday, October 6, 3-5 p.m. – IV Quad Makerspace – celebrate cultural events by making buttons and magnets honoring Nevada day, National Hispanic Heritage month, Día de los Muertos, and Halloween. Limited 6 items per person.

Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 p.m. – Tahoe Talks: Homelessness in the Tahoe Basin. Join the community and guest experts as we discuss this topic.

Thursday, October 13, 4 p.m. – Paws 2 Read. Read with a friendly dog and get a free book!

Friday, October 14, 6 p.m. – Movie Night. Enjoy the family friendly movie, Addams Family 2, along with free popcorn!

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