Thursday, February 26, 2009


The Fernley Branch Library was excited to join in the bicentennial celebration for President Abraham Lincoln's birth during the month of February! Our 16th President would have been 200 years old on February 12, 2009. In his honor we have offered passive programs with a Lincoln theme for children in our community at the Fernley Branch Library.

Kids let their artistic talents fly and drew beautiful happy birthday posters for the Abe themed bulletin board at the Library. The Friends of the the Fernley Library provided really cool scratch sheets for this project.

Also supplied by the Friends of the Fernley Library were sculpting supplies with which children were encouraged to try their hand at sculpting a bust representing Mr. Lincoln. We ended up with several good Presidential busts and even a few freelance sculptures of different themes. The kids really enjoyed getting their hands dirty and letting their creative sides loose @ their Library!

The staff at the Fernley Branch Library would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of you who participated in our celebration! If you missed these exciting programs keep your eyes peeled we will be hosting many more. If you participated in this or other library programs leave us a comment and let us know what you think!

If you would like more information on the Lincoln bicentennial celebration visit his website:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Introduction to Computer Use: February Class Announced!!

Friday, February 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm. the Fernley Branch Library will be hosting another session in our Introduction to Computer Use Series. Instructor, Cheryl Cowans, will lead participants in an hour of instruction on using Microsoft Word for creating all kinds of documents such as letter, research papers, resumes, etc. This information session will be followed by an hour of free time for participants to try out their new skills and to ask questions on all aspects of computer use.

A small number of laptops will be made available for participant use throughout the session.

The class is FREE and no registration is necessary.
Class Details:
Date: Friday, February 27, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Fernley Branch Library Reading Room
Fee: None
Materials Needed: (optional) a personal flashdrive to save work to
For more information please contact library staff at 775-575-3366 or via email at

Thursday, February 5, 2009

How Much Money is Your Library Saving You?

A recent addition to our online catalog will help you determine just how much $ $ value $ $ you get out of each visit you pay to your library!

Click on the link above and fill in the fields for each library service you use, it will calculate how much money you would have spent seeking the same services elsewhere!

If you like, drop us a comment here and let us know how valuable your library is to you!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

February, Trivial Topics @ Your Library

Here is February's trivia question, hot off the press....

What popular television series was the inspiration for the book and upcoming motion picture, He's Just Not That Into You, by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo?

Stop by the Fernley Branch Library to submit an answer to the question for your chance to win a $10.00 gift card from Barnes and Noble.

The contest ends on Friday, February 27, 2009. All correct answer submissions will be put in the grand prize drawing, the winner will be randomly drawn the same day!

For more information about this program or other events at the Fernley Branch Library please contact our staff.

January Trivia Contest Winner Announced!

We are excited to announce the name of our first Trivial Topics....Trivia Contest winner! Tina Harris submitted a correct answer to the question and her name was drawn from our Sorting Hat on January 27, 2009. She won a $10.00 gift card good at Barnes and Noble and as an extra surprise she received a box of official Presidential chocolates that came straight from the White House just days after President Obama was sworn in!!

The question was:

In the 2006 book, Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, what TV show did author Barack Obama imagine that guests watch when they stay in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House?

The correct answer is:

ESPN's, Sports Center.

Congratulations Tina!!! And thank you to all of you who participated in our contest. We are preparing February's question as I write this....Visit the Fernley Branch Library to play.