Showing posts from April, 2021

New Target Industries for Local Economic and Workforce Development

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

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

          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

Cats and Coffee: Our Community Cats

At our last "Cats & Coffee" virtual meeting, we spoke about community cats and resources available to help care for them.  Community cats are defined as outdoor, unowned, and free roaming cats. The cats could be adult, kittens, feral, friendly, healthy, sick, altered and/or unaltered. These cats are the only cats that do not have owners, so it is important to know how to distinguish a community cat versus an indoor/outdoor cat.  We also talked about the difference between stray and feral cats.  Feral cats will not approach and will likely seek hiding places to avoid people. These cats will not meow, beg, or purr.   Stray cats on the other hand, may approach people, houses, porches, or cars. They may also be vocal, meow, or “answer” your voice.   To learn more about cat colonies, community cats, and to help you distinguish the difference between feral and stray cats, information and resources are provided to the public through many animal rescued groups:  Humane Network