Board of Trustees’ Chair Kelly Benavidez Invites You to Celebrate Imagination with the Vegas Valley Book FestivalThe Library District is a proud producing partner of the 11th annual Vegas Valley Book Festival, a celebration of the written, spoken, and illustrated word, and the largest literary event in the Las Vegas Valley.
This year’s Festival features more than 100 authors, book signings, workshops, spoken word performances and exhibitions.
Author Charlaine Harris will deliver the opening keynote of the Festival at the Clark County Library on November 1 at 7 p.m. Harris is the author of the New York Times bestselling series about a telepathic waitress named Sookie Stackhouse.
Each book follows Sookie’s adventures involving vampires, werewolves and other supernatural creatures. The hit HBO series True Blood is based on the series. Additional support for this program is provided by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation.
The Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival on November 3 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Clark County Library celebrates comic book culture with panel discussions, Kirby Krackle in concert, delicious food trucks, an artist jam, free films and merchandise for sale at the market place.
On November 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Children’s Book Festival returns to the historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. 4th Street, with arts and crafts, book sales, storytellers, author visits and signings, theatrical performances, informational booths and much more.
One of the region’s largest gatherings of young adult authors will happen at the Fifth Street School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 3. An expected 33 authors of young adult fiction will participate in panel discussions, readings and conversations in the Festival’s reader’s tent located at the Young Adult Festival Plaza at the south end of the school campus.
YA Authors Marissa Meyer and Daniel Marks
The Festival is produced by the city of Las Vegas; Las Vegas-Clark County Library District; UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute; American Institute of Graphic Artists, Las Vegas chapter; Las Vegas Review-Journal; and Nevada Humanities, a festival founder.
Visit the library website to see what Festival events are happening at the library, and visit the Festival website to see what events are happening at other locations around town. All library events are free, and most of the other events are too. See you at the Festival!
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November is Native American Heritage Month
Your libraries have many fun activities planned to celebrate, including storytimes, crafts and the popular Champion Hoop Dancer Derrick Suwaima Davis. Learn more!
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