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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Churchill County Library: August Events and Happenings

Library knitting club gathers at the library

Stop by the Churchill County Library in August to enjoy activities for all ages.

Read

“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Sign-ups accepted at any time.

In-person “Storytime with Ms. Jes” offered Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Children’s Librarian Jeslyn MacDiarmid reads picture books to children and offers a craft to accompany most stories. Each session is recorded and posted to the library’s YouTube account for on-demand viewing at your convenience.

Reading with Rover takes place on August 11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children read books to dogs to improve their reading skills and confidence in reading to a decidedly captive audience.

Learn

Learn about 3D printing at drop-in participatory workshops on August 3, 17 and 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and pretty, and see about this popular technology. 

Virtual Reality drop-in sessions take place on August 2, 5, 9, 12 and 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. All welcome to stop by!

Knitting Club meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m. All are welcome from the beginner to advanced skilled folks.

STEAM sessions are on Fridays from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Have a problem with your computer or smartphone? Head over the William N. Pennington Life Center on Fridays (except Aug. 26) from 10 to 11 a.m. and get answers from Technical Services Librarian Joe Salsman, an expert in all things technology! 

Explore

Writer’s Group meets Tuesdays at 5 p.m. Discover what area writers are inspired by and working on and bring your own manuscript for inspiration.

Check out the Hidden Cave Virtual Reality experience by making an appointment to don the headset and see Churchill County’s Hidden Cave from a whole new perspective. Bonus: no guano smell!

Enjoy

Creative Aging Artists are the featured artwork in August. Come see the creativity among those in our community who have been creating all for the last several months in partnership with the Churchill Arts Council and Nevada Humanities.

The library’s annual fundraiser is back after a two-year hiatus: Books, Bites & Beverages: A Literary Adventure takes place Friday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and available at the library. Wine pull and raffle basket tickets are also available. Come on out for food, beverages and fun while supporting the local library.

Hours of operation

Library hours of operation are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays and major holidays.

Call (775)423-7581 for more information on any of the activities above. The Churchill County Library is located at 553 South Maine Street in Fallon. The library website is: www.churchillcountylibrary.org  

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