March 20, 2012 



I hope you are all enjoying the start of spring! Here are some upcoming events I hope you can attend.

Heers Park Upgrades

The Kiwanis Clubs of Southern Nevada wants to adopt Heers Park and are looking for feedback from you on the type of amenities your family would enjoy. Who are the Kiwanis? Come to the park and join Councilman Barlow to meet your interested community partners! We are requesting your input to discuss future park equipment.

The meeting will take place on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at Heers Park, located at 2436 Monte Carlo Drive. For more information, call 229-5443 or visit us online.

F Street Update

Plans continue to move forward for the reopening of F Street. For the next step in the process, you are invited to attend an F Street neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. at the Doolittle Community Center located at 1950 N. J St., Multipurpose Room C. The meeting is being organized by the city of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT).

At the last F Street meeting, residents provided input on how the content of the interpretive panels should be displayed. Those panels will line the reopened route. Since that meeting, the F Street Team has been working on the artwork that would be displayed on the panels.
The goal of Wednesday's neighborhood meeting is to receive more input on the artwork that has been created by the architects for the F Street panels. More than 15 murals have been created based on the community?s feedback.  People, places and things that residents identified as being significant to the area were chosen in a previous design workshop.  Residents will also receive an update on the timeline for the project and the current funding structure.

Nevada Assembly Bill 304, passed in June 2009, requires the city of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada to cooperate to fund and bring about the approval, design and construction of the project to reopen F Street. The bill calls for the city to use redevelopment funds of up to $2.5 million for the design phase. The bill further spells out that the city leverage its share of the county special 5-cent ad valorem capital project tax to provide up to $20 million in funding to reopen F Street.
In early 2010, the city and NDOT began a renewed public outreach effort concerning F Street. Since then a series of design workshops have been held to get the community?s input on everything from the overall design to the aesthetic components.

More information on the F Street Connection project is available on the Web page or visit the Facebook page

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has scheduled a number of events that I wanted to bring to your attention!

LIBRARY OBSERVES FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH

The district has scheduled a series of workshops and lectures to learn techniques and receive training on financial literacy for individuals, businesses and nonprofits. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 507-6293. The events are as follows:

Budget 101
Co-sponsored by Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m., Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road
Thursday, April 5, at 5 p.m., Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive

Marketing Your Business on the Internet
Co-sponsored by SCORE
Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m., Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road

Baby, Bottles and Budgeting Blues
Co-sponsored by Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Thursday, April 5, at 11 a.m., Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd.

Business Start-Up Basics: What You Need to Know to Start a Business
Saturday, April 7, at 10 a.m., West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Saturday, April 7, at 1 p.m., Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane

Extreme Couponing
Co-sponsored by MyVegasMommy.com.
Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m., Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive

Making Ends Meet
Co-sponsored by Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m., Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road

Credit 101: Credit for Today
Co-sponsored by Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Wednesday, April 11, at 4 p.m., Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave.

Scams, Rip-Offs and Unwise Decisions
Co-sponsored by Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Monday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m., Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. N.

Non-Profit Survival Skills: Budgeting for Non-Profit Organizations
Register online.
Tuesday, April 17, at 2 p.m., Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road

Deals on Wheels: How to Buy a Car You Can Afford to Own
Co-sponsored by Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Tuesday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m., Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Drive

Scam Smart Seniors
Co-sponsored by Consumer Credit Counseling Service
Thursday, April 19, at 11 a.m., Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd.

LOVE YOUR LIBRARY? TELL A FRIEND!
A Library Card Sign-Up Campaign

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas have teamed up to present "Love your Library? Tell a Friend!," a library card sign-up campaign that begins Sunday, April 1, through Monday, April 30. Just sign up for a free library card during the month of April, or if you already have a library card, like us on Facebook, and be automatically entered to earn a chance to win a Grand Prize that includes a family four pack to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, which includes a family photo and souvenir tote bag.

Library patrons who already have a library card and want to visit Madame Tussauds Las Vegas will receive a 50 percent discount off both Adult and Child General Admission tickets beginning April 1, through April 30, 2012. Simply show your library card at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Box Office to receive the discount or mention promo code 7810. Open seven days a week, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is a world-famous wax attraction that features more than 100 celebrities. For further information, call 862-7800 or go online.

A library card allows free access to a collection of more than several million items of books, magazines, downloadables, CDs and DVDs, as well as online access to an array of information. Teens and children have access to online homework help offering a wealth of free resources designed to assist kids with their daily school assignments.  

Getting a free library card is easy. Just stop in any Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branch to fill out an application or apply online.

DIGITAL BOOKMOBILE DOWNLOAD EVENT

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will host the Digital Bookmobile, an immersive download experience inside a 74-foot, high-tech tractor-trailer, on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane.

Readers of all ages are invited to experience digital downloading through interactive demonstrations and experience the library district's audiobook, eBook, music and video download service at this free event. The Digital Bookmobile is equipped with broadband Internet-connected PCs, high definition monitors, premium sound systems and a variety of portable media players. Anyone who takes a tour of the Digital Bookmobile will receive an entry into a drawing for a chance to win a Sony eReader.

You can take advantage of the download service when you visit the district's website and choose the eMedia Catalog (under Quick Links on the home page). The library offers downloadable music and videos, and eBooks and eAudiobooks for use on a PC or Mac computer and popular mobile devices such as a Smartphone, MP3 player, and eBook readers like the Barnes & Noble Nook and Sony Reader. You can also download popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone, iPad, Android, and more. At the end of the lending period, titles will automatically expire and are returned to the digital collection. There are never late fees or damaged items.

For more information, go online or call 507-6300. You can also view the flyer.


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