July 20, 2016
Filed Under South Tahoe Events
Check out the free literary and cultural events hosted by the Friends of the Library, that will take place at the South Lake Tahoe Library on Highway 50.
It’s not just a library, it’s becoming the place for kids of all ages to read, learn about the Lake Tahoe environment, make crafts, discuss books with friend, read with dogs, and attend work shops and readings presented by local community members who know reading binds our community, and the world.
Written by Dennis Haer.
Tuesday, April 5, 6 PM. Lake Tahoe’s Railroad History will come to life with a presentation by Jerry Blackwill, vice president of Strategic Planning for the Truckee Donner Railroad Society. Mr. Blackwill will tell the fascinating the story of the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company, and how Duane L. Bliss, William Seth Bliss, Walter D. Bliss, Duane L. Bliss Jr. and Frank Titus built and ran this tourist system, laying the foundation for Lake Tahoe’s present day tourist industry. Join the Friends of the Library in partnership with the Lake Tahoe Historical Society for this incredible history lesson is free and open to all.
Wednesday, April 13th, 6 PM The Tahoe Big Year
Local birders, Bob and Jenny Sweatt, spent the entire year of 2015 searching the basin for as many species of birds as they could find through Tahoe Institute for Natural Science’s Tahoe Big Year. The Big Year celebrates the hundreds of bird species that make the Tahoe region their home all year-round, during summer or winter, or while passing through to other destinations. The Sweatts documented their hundreds of discoveries with amazing photographs. Join the Friends of the Library as we view all the unique species who have passed this way with their entertaining slideshow. This is an opportunity for the entire community to learn about and experience the Tahoe region’s diverse bird community and rich birding opportunities. Free and open to all.
Wednesday, June 15, 6 PM Author and local historian Frank Tortorich will share his newest book, John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson Pioneer Mail Carrier of the Sierra, a gripping account of the legendary life, legacy, and accomplishments of Snowshoe Thompson. The author’s knowledge and understanding of the Sierra emigration era serves as a background for what he has been able to express in this book. Join us in an amazing evening of history. Book sale and signing to follow. Join the Friends of the Library in partnership with the Lake Tahoe Historical Society for this event free.
Wednesday, August 10, 6 PM Join us as Sierra College historian and Sierra Nevada native son Gary Noy presents an illustrated lecture on unusual and lesser-known stories of Sierra Nevada history, with a special focus on California Gold Rush drinking, dining and gambling habits and an historical surprise or two about Lake Tahoe. The presentation is based upon material from Noy’s book Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues which will be available for sale and signing; and from his upcoming book Gold Rush Stories (working title), which will be released in early 2017. Gary is an incredible storyteller. Join the Friends of the Library in partnership with the Lake Tahoe Historical Society for this interesting free event.