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Library loop: Transcontinental Railroad celebrates 154 years

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Celebrate the Transcontinental Railroad’s 154th anniversary and the Chinese railroad workers who chiseled and blasted their way through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Nevada County Library presents a screening of the U.S. Forest Service documentary Legacy at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 10.

Guest speaker Phil Sexton, consultant and historian with the 1882 Foundation will lead a question-and-answer session following the film. He will be joined by Sue Lee, author of Voices from the Railroad and former director of the Chinese Historical Society of America. Contributor to Voices of the Railroad, Paulette Liang, will participate in the discussion as well. The event will take place at the Community Rec Center located at 10981 Truckee Way in Truckee. Light refreshments will be offered by the Friends of the Truckee Library.

This event is presented as part of Nevada County Reads and this year’s “One Book, One Community” selection Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu. Learn more at and pick up a free copy of the book at your local library.

The Nevada County Library is excited to be part of a community of partners invested in telling the stories of the Chinese railroad workers who lived and worked here in Nevada County. Earlier in the day, the Truckee Donner Historical Society will celebrate the transcontinental railroad anniversary with the recognition of Truckee’s two Chinatowns. They invite the public to an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 10 at the Old Truckee Jail Museum at 10412 Jibboom Street in Truckee.

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

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

Saturdays at 10 a.m.: English Conversation Group, an adult program, to help improve your English communication.

May 6 at 11 a.m.: Decorate a Flower/Herb Pot for Mother’s Day. Terra cotta pots and paints provided.

May 18 at 10:30 a.m.: Preschool Music with Justin

May 27 at 6 p.m.: Nevada County Author Talk with Charles Yu. This event will take place at the Miner’s Foundry in Nevada City at 6pm. All are invited and all ages are welcome. The event will feature light catering by the library and additional food and drink will be available for purchase through the Miner’s Foundry.

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

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.: Family Story Time – For children of all ages, with a focus on enjoying literacy and language as a family.

Tuesdays 2–7 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Book a Librarian – get 50 minutes of one-on-one help from a librarian. Get help with filling out forms, troubleshooting phones/tablets/laptops, library apps such as Libby, check out virtual reality headsets and more!

Inclined to Read Book Group – meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. This month’s selection is The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Coffee and refreshments served.

Monday, May 8, 2-4 p.m.: Write Your Life: Memoir Writing Workshop

Tuesday, May 9, 4 p.m.: Teen Tuesday – Join fellow teens and play Dungeons & Dragons. Refreshments served.

Tuesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.: Tahoe Talks: Sustainable Tourism. Join the community and our guest experts as we discuss this important topic.

Thursday, May 11, 4 p.m.: Paws 2 Read – Come to read to a friendly dog and get a free book!

Tuesday, May 16, 4 p.m.: Teen Tuesday – Personalize a bookend for the library shelves.

Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m.: Tahoe Treks – Local author Kayla Anderson will share tips, and stories about her travels to Thailand.

Wednesday, May 17, 4 p.m.: Life of a Bee – Join the Northern Nevada Bee Keepers Association as they share a general overview of honey bees, the life of a bee, and life inside a hive and how honey is made.

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

Tuesdays 10:30-11 a.m.: Preschool Storytime with Miss Bree. Songs, rhymes, and silly fun!

Baby Lapsit Storytime. 2nd Friday of each month. 10:30-11 a.m. Early Literacy songs, rhymes, and play for babies and their caregivers. 0-18 months. Playtime afterwards.

Grab a take home craft to create at your child’s leisure. New craft every 2 weeks. All parts provided except glue and scissors.

We offer 4 computers with high-speed internet access, copying, scanning, faxing, and free WiFi.

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

Thursdays 10:30-11 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. New craft every 2 weeks. All parts provided except glue and scissors.

Wednesday May 3 Novel Ideas Book Club! 2:-3:30 p.m. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. Tahoe City Library (alternates locations)

Parent Café! 6-week parenting program – tips and tricks for raising 0-5 year olds. Registration required. Contact the Sierra Community House 530-414-7374. Bilingual storytime and a craft for the children.

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.

Prim Library, University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe – 999 Tahoe Blvd., 775-682-8640

Wednesday, May 18, 5-7 p.m. – Talks@Tahoe series, Preserving Data: The legacy Mt. Rose snow science research of James Church with Tara Radniecki, associate professor, head of DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library and Chemistry, Computer Science & Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Patents and Trademarks librarian. RSVP for this free event on Eventbrite.

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