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Digital Bookmobile Shows Off High-Tech Library Lending

Digital Bookmobile Shows Off High-Tech Library Lending

 

With more and more people using eBook readers like iPad and Kindle and downloading audiobooks to their mobile devices, Nevada Public Libraries wanted to highlight the library services it offers to readers.

The Digital Bookmobile held its first stop Tuesday in southern Nevada. The service will be making stops at libraries in southern Nevada over the next few days. People can learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks to their iPad, iPhone, Android phone or eBook reader like Kindle. There will also be interactive displays with both PCs and Macs for people to learn how to use the eBook and audiobook lending services offered by Las Vegas-area libraries. All the events and services are free and open to the public.

Here are the next stops for the Digital Bookmobile:

Henderson Celebrates the 'Wearin' o' the Green'

Henderson Celebrates the 'Wearin' o' the Green'

Irish or not, Henderson is inviting everyone to its St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival.

The festival starts Thursday at the Henderson Events Plaza. It is one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country. There are dozens of activities for the whole family, including a parade, carnival, live entertainment, a car show and an Irish stew cook off. Admission to the festival is complimentary. There will be a fee for some activities.

The parade is 10 a.m. Saturday. The route is down Water Street in the heart of Henderson. It will be led by honorary grand marshal Mayor Andy Hafen. There are more than 100 parade entries from floats to Celtic dancers.

Here is a list of just some of the activities planned for the weekend. For more information, go to hendersonlive.com.

Thursday, March 15

Parade, Festival Celebrate History and Heritage

Parade, Festival Celebrate History and Heritage

 

Nearly six decades of Henderson will be celebrated next month in the city’s downtown district with a parade and festival.

The city’s 59th anniversary will be honored during the Heritage Parade & Festival. The tribute, which features traditions like breakfast with the city council, a parade, live entertainment and a classic car show, will be held from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street, in the Water Street District. Admission is free.

Below is a schedule of events for the Heritage Parade & Festival. All activities, times, locations are subject to change.

City Council Breakfast

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Henderson Convention Center Lawn

Mayor Andy Hafen and fellow council members will kick off the day’s festivities, serving up breakfast to residents.

Parade

10 a.m.

Water Street District

Lifeguard Clinic Gives Teens a Jump on Summer

Lifeguard Clinic Gives Teens a Jump on Summer

 

With spring on the horizon, it’s not too early for teens to start thinking about summer jobs – or at least the first steps toward them.

Those interested in lifeguarding are invited to take part in the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Jr. Lifeguard Spring Clinic. The program takes place 8 a.m.-11 a.m., Monday through Thursday, April 2-5, at Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.

Registration is $50 per teen, ages 12-14, and can be made online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity 136004-01) or at any recreation center or indoor pool.

The clinic gives teens the opportunity to spend a week with the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatics team and get a preview of the summer Jr. Lifeguard program. Teens will learn about water safety, emergency action plans, shadow guarding, and how to assist with swim lessons.

Henderson Looking for Best Irish Stew in Southern Nevada

Henderson Looking for Best Irish Stew in Southern Nevada

 

The city of Henderson is looking for contestants for the inaugural Irish Stew Cook Off. The cook off will be part of the Southern Nevada Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival.

The St. Jude’s Women’s Auxiliary will host the event. The cook off is a fundraiser for the charity. The money raised will go to the charities sponsored by St. Jude’s Women’s Auxiliary, including Positive Kids and Catholic Charities Childhood Cancer.

The event will be held Sunday, March 18 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street. The deadline for applications to be part of the cook off is Saturday, March 10. The entry fee is $50. The Southern Nevada Sons of Erin St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival is one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country. Besides the cook off, this year’s celebration will include a parade, carnival, car show and live entertainment. 

Dr. Patch Adams Coming to Southern Nevada

Dr. Patch Adams Coming to Southern Nevada

 

A doctor made famous by a film starring Robin Williams will make a special appearance in Las Vegas.

Dr. Patch Adams will be coming to southern Nevada Thursday, March 1. Dr. Adams will give a lecture at Touro University Nevada campus in Henderson. In the afternoon, the famed doctor will make a special visit to Summerlin Hospital. He will perform a private clowning session to the children in the Children’s Medical Center.

Following his stop in Summerlin, Dr. Adams will speak at a community lecture hosted by Circus Circus. The lecture is at 7 p.m. It is open to the public. After the lecture, there will be a private VIP reception for invited guests.

State of the City Address Carried on TV, Web

State of the City Address Carried on TV, Web

 

Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen will deliver the State of the City address Thursday morning at Green Valley Ranch.

The city of Henderson and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Henderson State of the City Address at a noon luncheon. The event will also feature remarks by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Rick Smith.

Hafen, the Henderson City Council, and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be present. State and local officials, as well as business and community leaders, are also scheduled to attend.

A Cox Communications broadcast begins at 12:30 p.m. on Cox Channel 96 and streams live on the cityofhenderson.com website.