Thursday, October 21, 2010

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting Write-In sessions at the Fernley Branch Library for anyone who is participating in the 2010 NaNoWriMo event.  The Write-In schedule is to be announced!

We will provide a comfortable inspiring environment for writers to work towards the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words between November 1 & 30. Light snacks, coffe and tea will be provided by the Friends of the Fernley Library (FOL) free for writers during the Write-Ins.

Have you participated in NaNoWriMo in the past? Have you attended Write-Ins in other locations? Do you have suggestions for our sessions? Contact Jonnica at the Fernley Library to volunteer to help out or to make suggestions.

Want to know more about NaNoWriMo? Visit their website website for more info and to register to participate in this year's event. Stop by the Fernley Library for program information.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Free Family Fun @ Your Library

It's El Dia de los Ninos at the Fernley Branch Library today!! Come out, we've got live performances, free food and family fun...Noon to 3 pm 575 Silver Lace Blvd. Fernley Nevada 89408. (775) 575-3366

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Catching Up with Your Library

Hello everyone!

The Fernley Branch Library has been a little bit on the silent side of the blogsphere these days. We are busy as ever and I think it is time that we catch up a little. If you haven't been inside the branch for a while you're missing out on some pretty big aesthetic changes! We've been working hard at re-organizing our children's, Juvenile, and Young Adult collection areas. Our goal is to create spaces inside the branch that are welcoming and user-friendly for all patrons. Our young children's area has seen the most change; we've lowered the shelves to make things an easier reach for tots. We're adding some excitement to the walls by hanging some beautiful prints from our Picturing America grant collection.

We are celebrating 45 years of voter's rights with our display of the photograph of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965, photographed by James Karales. This image is also part of the Picturing America grant we received from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Check out their website ( to see a selection of the rest of the available prints in this collection. They are perfect for a classroom setting or a home school opportunity! To celebrate the anniversary of the march to Montgomery, we are collecting short written works from all community members reflecting on their memories of the American Civil Rights movement. All pieces collected will be kept with the photograph as a "community memory" and made available for educational opportunities in conjunction with the print. Contact the library for more information or stop in to view the beautiful black and white photograph.

The After School Craft Club is still going strong. Come to the Fernley Branch Library the last Tuesday of each month to participate in a free craft activity. For all ages, but especially appealing to the elementary to high school aged students.

We've got a lot more exciting events coming up at our library including the annual El Dia de los Ninos festival, and the Summer Reading Program. Check back for more information on these and other special events.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Ready for a "White Cow?"

The Fernley Branch Library is excited to announce a 50s Sock Hop for patrons of all ages!  We are celebrating the arrival of the children's book series, Hank Zipzer, by the "Fonz" himself, Henry Winkler!  The book series was donated to the Fernley Branch by the Friends of the Fernley Library, who are also sponsoring the Sock Hop. 

When:  Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Where: Fernley Branch Library Reading Room
Time:  4:00 p.m. 
Dress: your favorite 50s attire

There will be a bubble gum blowing contest, White Cows (A.K.A. a Rootbeer Float), viewings of Happy Days, music, and more fun than we should be allowed to have on a Tuesday afternoon!
Call for more information or grab a friend and join in the fun!