Wow! Look What’s New @ the Library

Want to know what the library ordered last week?  Whether you live in North Las Vegas, Boulder City, at the Nellis Air Force Base or in the Las Vegas – Clark County Library taxing district you can quickly find out what each of these libraries have ordered or received last week just by going to WowBrary or selecting the Coming Soon link on the Las Vegas – Clark County Library’s website under Books, Movies and More. Listings include not just books, but also DVDs and CDs.  Just remember, not all items are requestable for all patrons.  For example, the new DVDs purchased for the Air Force base are only requestable by Air Force patrons.

Economic Resources to help during tough times

Looking for information on foreclosures?  Need help finding a job?  We have put together an InfoGuide with local and national information for these tough economic times – Economic Resources. Here you will find the latest news on foreclosures, resources to help you find a job, and local social services to help you.  There is also a special section for Seniors who may need help as well.

Brain Teaser – Emancipation


This week: Emancipation

Image “Emancipation Proclamation”. Find it on Credo Reference

1. Name the sixteenth president of the United States, whose Emancipation Proclamation officially freed slaves in the Confederate states in 1863.

2. The abolition of slavery in the United States and the emancipation of nearly 4 million enslaved people was the most significant outcome of which war?

3. Name the man who gave his life in 1859 trying to end slavery in the United States with a failed attempt to capture an arsenal in Virginia and distribute weapons to the slaves.

4. The Society of Friends played a significant role in the history of abolitionism. By what name are they usually known?

5. The writer of “Les Misérables” denounced slavery. What was his name?

6. When talking of slavery, what was the “Underground Railroad”?

7. Which antislavery novel published in 1852 sold more than 10,000 copies in the first week of publication?

8. In a celebrated case of 1841, the U. S. Supreme Court determined that a group of Africans had been illegally abducted and could not be held as slaves. The Africans had revolted on a Spanish slave ship called…what?

9. Who led the only successful slave rebellion in history in the French colony of Saint-Domingue on the island of Hispaniola between 1791 and 1804, and helped to establish Haiti?

10. Booker T. Washington was a pioneer in promoting education for emancipated slaves. What was his middle name?

Find the answers here.

Reading the decade

December 2009 marks the end of the first decade of the third millennium (sometimes known as “the aughts”). What better way to think back over the last 10 years than by reading one of this decade’s best books? Whether you pick a National Book Award-winner (such as Julia Glass’ Three Junes from 2002), a Newbery Award-winner (try the most recent winner, Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book) or one of TIME magazine’s best books of the year (like 2000’s The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood), reading the best books of the decade is an enjoyable way to spend your holidays and reading a book from our downloadable collection — ebooks To Go is a great way to get ready for the next 10 years!