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Three upcoming programs from the Washoe County Library



Find out how to protect yourself from fraud

Come to the library for an important seminar on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from being scammed.

The Nevada Fight Fraud Taskforce is pleased to present “Don’t Be a Victim! Learn to Protect Yourself from Fraud,” an hour-long free seminar covering the top tips to prevent fraud, the five “S’s” to keep from becoming a victim, what to do if you’ve been scammed, and more.

Tuesday, November 17, 2:30 p.m.
Sparks Library, 1125 12th Street, Sparks, 352-3200

Tuesday, November 17, 5:30 p.m.
North Valleys Library, 1075 North Hills Blvd. #340, Reno, 972-0281

The statewide Taskforce includes members from local law enforcement agencies, the IRS, Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Mortgage Lending, Better Business Bureau, FTC, Treasury Department, Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Justice, U.S. Postal Service, and experts from the private sector.

The Fight Fraud Taskforce also ensures that the latest fraud information is available on the Fight Fraud website: http://fightfraud.nv.gov. It is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind website that includes extensive tips on how to prevent fraud and provides downloadable complaint forms to help respond effectively if someone becomes a victim. Check the website regularly for the latest fraud alerts and scams to avoid.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Come to this free seminar and learn to stop fraud in its tracks!


Damonte Ranch High School presents:

‘Chicken Bones for the Teenage Soup’

Damonte Ranch High School Thespian Troupe #6748 is proud to present two free performances of the hilarious one-act play, “Chicken Bones for the Teenage Soup” by Alan Haehnel, at Washoe County libraries.

Unlike the megapopular book series it parodies, “Chicken Bones” is a comic ode to pessimism. In a series of short scenes, diverse characters illustrate various sentimental moments from everyday life, only to be repeatedly crushed by sardonic twists of cruel fate.

Wednesday, November 18, 4 p.m.
Sparks Library 125 12th Street, Sparks, 352-3200

Thursday, November 19, 4 p.m.
Spanish Springs Library, 7100A Pyramid Highway, Sparks, 424-1800

“Chicken Bones for the Teenage Soup” is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.


Hold your horses! Terri Farley visits the library

Equine enthusiasts of all ages will want to attend “Hold Your Horses” – special programs presented by local author Terri Farley, creator of the Phantom Stallion book series. She will show Wild Ones, a short DVD depicting mustangs in the wild, their capture and adoption. It describes the way Terri got the idea for the Phantom Stallion books while on a real cattle drive and shows the original Phantom Stallion in his new California home.

All ages are welcome and children are encouraged to bring their play horses to the presentation. This program is filled with stories and audience interaction. And, at South Valleys Library, you’ll be able to meet a real mustang named Chip, thanks to library employee Suzanne McMann.

Terri Farley is the best-selling author of The Phantom Stallion and Wild Horse Island series, with over a million books sold in 27 countries. Her contemporary Celtic fantasy, Seven Tears into the Sea, was nominated as an ALA best book. Her “Authoring Change” campaign supports humane and literacy causes worldwide.

Wednesday, November 18, 4 p.m.
Sierra View Library, 4001 S. Virginia St., Reno, 827-3232

Thursday, November 19, 4:30 p.m.
South Valleys Library, 15650A Wedge Parkway, Reno, 851-5190

Friday, November 20, 4 p.m.
Sparks Library, 1125 12th Street, Sparks, 352-3200

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