Upcoming Community Events
COMMUNITY TOWN HALL TONIGHT
Congressman Steven Horsford is hosting aVoter Rights & Social Justice Community Town Hall tonight from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, locatd at 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, will be a special guest. See the flier. For more information and to RSVP, call (702) 802-4500.
URBAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON AUG. 23
Please join me at the Urban Chamber of Commerce “Building on the Dream” luncheon Friday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, located at 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members, and $45 at the door with no reservation. See the flier for details on speakers, topic and location, or call (702) 648-6222.
FREE COMMUNITY LAW DAY AUG. 24
Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
UNLV Boyd School of Law, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.
Tell your friends and neighbors about the free Community Law Day! Free classes in Divorce, Custody, Bankruptcy, Guardianship, Small Claims and Family Law will be available. Some classes and materials will be offered in Spanish. Pre-registration is not required to attend. For more information, please view the website.
LOVE YOUR LIBRARY? TELL A FRIEND!
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, a time to promote the value of having a library card and using it. Just sign up for a free library card during September, or if you already have a library card, like the library district on Facebook, and be automatically entered to earn a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas and a gift basket containing Madame Tussauds official merchandise. Library patrons who already have a library card and want to visit Madame Tussauds Las Vegas will receive a hefty discount off the Nevada local admission price Sept. 1-30 by simply showing their library card at the Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Box Office. See all the details online. A library card allows free access to a collection of several million books, magazines, downloadables, CDs and DVDs, as well as online access to an array of information and homework help for kids in school.
LIBRARY URBAN BRANCHES OPEN LATER
As of Tuesday, Sept. 3, the library district’s urban branches will be open an extra hour Monday through Thursday evenings, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday hours will remain 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Urban branches include Centennial Hills, Clark County, Enterprise, Las Vegas, Sahara West, Spring Valley, Summerlin, Sunrise, Rainbow, West Las Vegas, Whitney, West Charleston and Windmill libraries. All other library locations will maintain their current service hours. Visit www.lvccld.org/ for more information.
FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION SEPT. 6
Enjoy the First Friday celebration downtown in the Arts District Sept. 6, 5 to 11 p.m. Go online for all the details.
Upcoming City Events
COFFEE WITH THE COUNCILMAN SEPT. 5
Join me for coffee and conversation on Thursday, Sept. 5, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Starbucks, located at 751 N. Rancho Drive at Bonanza Road. Let's discuss our vision for Ward 5 and what we can do together to achieve those goals. This is a great way to talk with me about exciting events I am planning for this year! There are so many ways to be involved with our community, so join me for a cup of coffee or tea – on me!
VEGAS VALLEY BOOK FESTIVAL OCT. 30-NOV. 2
The largest annual literary event in Las Vegas, the Vegas Valley Book Festival will bring together more literary and cultural programs than ever before. The festival is expected to feature more than 165 authors and 100 events, with special sections for adults, children, young adults and comic book aficionados. Enjoy panel discussions, readings, book signings, workshops, vendor exhibits, art exhibitions, spoken word performances and other special programs for a diversity of genres, ages and cultural backgrounds. Most events and activities are free and open to the public at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St., and Clark County Library, located at 1401 E. Flamingo Road. See featured authors, pre-festival events and schedules at www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org/. This festival is supported by public funding for the arts through the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.