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"No-Pressure" Senior Book Club: May

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Our "No-Pressure" Senior Book Club  meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.  Questions?  Contact Cristi Burroughs at  cburroughs@hendersonlibraries.com . Our next  virtual meeting on Zoom  will be  May 19th  and we'll be discussing  " A Long Petal of the Sea " by Isabel Allende . You can download the eBook or eAudio from  Libby . We want our senior patrons to feel welcome joining the discussion -  no pressure! Even if you haven't had a chance to read the chosen title for the month, or perhaps you've been reading a different title you'd like to share with the group.  We hope this will be a great opportunity  for everyone to connect with each other in  conversation to  share stories and experiences.

Craft Kit: Mandala Rock Painting

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Get creative and meditative at the same time! Painting mandala on rocks is a nice way to find a sense of calmness. Starting Wednesday, May 19 , pick up your Mandala Rock Painting Kit: rock  4 paints paintbrush stencil pamphlet about the history of Mandalas and how to paint a dot Mandala Get your kit at Paseo Verde, Gibson, or Green Valley locations while supplies last!

Book Recommendations: AAPI Heritage Month

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We're celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!  Dating back to 1979, where a Presidential proclamation w as made by President Carter  that May 4 th  would be the start of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Week. That week would celebrate the contributions made to American society and culture  from Asian/Pacific Americans. In May 1990 that week was extended to a full month of acknowledg ing the contributions from  Asian/Pacific Americans  to arts, entertainment, science, and government and commerce.  Please enjoy this short list of recommended reads!    Fiction/Nonfiction   The Good Immigrant  by Nikesh Shukla   Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu   Spellbound: a graphic memoir by Bishakh Som   Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A journey by Marie  Mutsuki Mockett   Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong   Young Adult    Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy  Ribay   Love boat  Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen   A Pho Love Story by Loan Le   We are

Cats and Coffee: Senior Cats

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  “What greater gift than the love of a cat.”   – Charles Dickens  I'm FELINE fine!  In our last Cats & Coffee meeting, we discussed the importance of senior cat awareness. Learning the different resources for senior cat care is essential for a happy and comfortable life. Remember, cats start to show signs of aging around seven years.    Make sure to talk to your veterinarian if you start seeing any unusual changes in your senior cat, as cats are masters of hiding pain.  Some helpful online resources to understand the physical and mental changes in your senior cat and how to care for them.  Cornell Feline Health Center  - Excellent website for feline health information.  Basepaws  - Dedicated to research on cats DNA, owners are able to learn their pets breed, health and even their whole genome sequencing.   Pets WebMD  - Providing health information to the community and their pets.  The Spruce Pets  - A website where practical, real-life tips and training advice information is

Craft Kit: Star Wars

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  In honor of May the 4th Be With You!, we're celebrating our love of a galaxy far, far away with a new craft kit: Star Wars comic book decoupaged wooden frame!  Click here to download the Star Wars frame instructions. Beginning  Monday, May 3rd  at 10am, i nterested adults can  s top by any of our libraries to  pick up a kit, while s upplies last. Limit one per adult.  Made for crafters of all levels,  each one of our adult craft kits contain step-by-step guides and  various supplies needed for  the craft's creation.  We hope you’ll have fun with the creative process and enjoy your handmade results.  We'd also love to see your finished craft! Share it using #hendersonlibraries in your Instagram posts or stories, or you can share photos on our Facebook post. 

New Target Industries for Local Economic and Workforce Development

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The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) has recently identified new target industries for Southern Nevada. In 2017, LVGEA, recognizing the need for the region to diversify its economic base, published a study that prioritized certain key industries for development. Moving forward, development efforts focused on the new targeted industries will greatly advance the region’s ability to increase its workforce and compete in the post COVID-19 economy.  General & Advanced Manufacturing General Manufacturing Advanced Manufacturing Business & Financial Services Management & Professional Services Business Administration Financial Services Creative Industries Creative Professional Services Media Production Media Broadcasting & Distribution Entertainers & Supporting Services Clean Technologies Clean Energy Generation Distribution & Wholesale Engineering & Support HVAC & Plumbing Contractors Transportation & Logistics Technologies Distribution & Wareh

Craft Kit: Mini Zen Garden

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It is almost impossible to escape the stress in our current environment. Learn to calm your nerves by creating your own miniature Zen garden and escape in your new mini oasis. Henderson Libraries is offering a Mini Zen Garden Kit which includes a black container, white sand, stone, 2 mini succulents, and a wooden fork. Classical Zen gardens were created at Zen Buddhist temples of in  Kyoto  during the  Muromachi period . They were intended to imitate the essence of nature and to serve as an aid to meditation about the true meaning of existence. Kits will be available at our Paseo Verde, Gibson, and Green Valley Library locations starting Wednesday, April 21, while supplies last.

Markita's Book Bites: April is National Poetry Month

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          National American Poetry Month was  established  by the Academy of American poets in  April of  1996, citing inspiration from Black History  Month and Women’s History Month.  This monthly celebration plays an integral part in April ,  in reminding people of poetry and how much of an impact it plays on people.  Britannica  defines Poetry as “literature that evokes a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience or a specific emotional response through language chosen and arranged for its meaning, sound, and rhythm. ”  It comes in many forms and can be told in  numerous  ways , such as free verse, haikus, epics, and rhymed poetry are just a few of the  distinct types  of ways poetry has been done.  Poetry conveys a thought from a poet and can be interpreted in  separate ways  depending on the person. It resonates with people differently, but still makes an impact.    In our collection we have added new titles that  deal with topics like break ups, racial disparities,  to bir