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Lib Loop: Libraries ride wave of technological advances

Anne Greenwood
Lib Loop

The Truckee Library has been operating on Levon Avenue for four decades. On Tuesday, a 40th birthday celebration was held for the longstanding library.

We commonly hear, "Oh, how quaint your library is."

While this is very true, it's merely an idyllic façade for the actual powerhouse of knowledge a library is. Yes, we do appear to be a calm refuge, but libraries are churning with cutting-edge technologies and ideas.

We have Wi-Fi, tablets, laptops, and more. We offer computer classes, maker spaces, online live tutors, language software, and streaming music.

We're forging relationships, building a literate society, and the riding the wave of technological advances. We may appear "quaint," but there's a technological lion behind these horned rimmed glasses.

Incline Village Library

Thursday, Aug. 3, at 11:15: Toddler Story Time. Stories, songs, movement. Best for children 18 months to 3 years old.

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Friday, Aug. 4, from 2–4 p.m.: Lifescapes. A senior memoir writing session. Take a little time to write down your memoirs in this fun round table environment.

Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 3–5 p.m.: The Biggest Little Bug Adventure with Nevada bugs and butterflies

Discover Nevada's amazing arthropods during this hands-on program! Interact with millipedes, beetles, and more at the bug petting zoo. Create and take a small packet of native pollinator seeds to build a better world for the bees and butterflies in your own garden.

Drop in anytime during the scheduled program to learn about some of Nevada's plant and animal diversity!

Kings Beach Library

Friday, Aug. 4, from 2-4 p.m.: "End of Summer Reading Party." Bingo, water balloon toss, face painting, hair chalking and more!

Friday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m.: Author Todd Borg! His new book, "Tahoe Payback," is sure to be great fun! Bring a low-back chair and a picnic for this side yard evening.

Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10-11 a.m.: Our secret Golden Ticket event for all who have completed their summer reading log.

Tahoe City Library

Fight the August doldrums with a good read from the library. Staff is always happy to chat books with you and match you with a title or two that might be just what you are looking for.

Golden Ticket event for those participating in Summer at your Library is Aug. 12. Stop in before then with your reading log to get your Golden Ticket if you have reached the 750-point mark.

Truckee Library

Astronomy crafts on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 4 p.m.: Finale Program: Wild Animals in the Library!

Summer Stories on Tuesdays at 10:30 through Aug. 15.

Anne Greenwood is Branch Manager at the Kings Beach Library.