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Oct. 23, 7:30p. Celebrating its 39th season, ASQ is recognized as one of the world’s foremost quartets. Championing contemporary music and...
Oct. 24, 6-8p. Join us in celebrating our third annual "Friendraiser." Enjoy a delicious complimentary meal, a wine bar and the music of...
Oct 25. Nevada State Museum. Historians Larry Gragg, Eugene Moehring and Michael Green hold forth on the fabled home of the Rat Pack, that...
by Andrew Kiraly | posted June 11, 2014
Remember libraries? Those places where you borrow (remember?) books? Believe it or not, libraries didn’t shrivel up and blow away after the Internet came along; actually, libraries are striving to change with the times, constantly asking what their role is in a world where the reference desk is just a browser tab away. The American Library Association is holding its annual convention in Las Vegas June 26-July 1 to ponder that very question.
And like the good bibliophiles they presumably are, the association is encouraging attendees to get in the Vegas mindset as only a library association can: With a recommended Vegas reading list that covers everything from literary fiction (The Color of Night, Madison Smartt Bell; Battleborn, Claire Vaye Watkins) to nonfiction (The Money and the Power, Sally Denton and Roger Morris) to sci-fi and fantasy (Last Call, Tim Powers) to mystery/suspense (The Secret History of Las Vegas, Chris Abani — check out our review).
But don't let the librarians have all the fun. The list is worth recommending to anyone who enjoys steeping in a sense of place through literature. If you’re a fan of Las Vegas as a subject, check it out for a strong working list of must- and should-reads.
Pick up your Desert Companion today at one of these Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf or Jamba Juice locations.
Also available at Clark County and Henderson libraries.