Beginning March 10 through May 1, the Clark County Library will exhibit never-before-seen photographs from the Las Vegas News Bureau’s archives that span over 65 years of Southern Nevada’s visual history.

Through March 15, an exhibition celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with photographs from the Las Vegas News Bureau’s collection will be on display at the Windmill Library and at the Laughlin Library from May 8 through July 30.

Discover the best hikes around Las Vegas as Branch Whitney, local author of five hiking guidebooks including Hiking Las Vegas, will teach you what to bring on a hike and how to be safe on March 24 at the Centennial Hills Library; April 13 at the Whitney Library; and May 10 at the Windmill Library at 6 p.m.

In celebration of National Library Week, April 10-16, the Library is having its Food for Thought program beginning April 1 through April 30. The month-long program is intended to encourage the return of LVCCLD materials by library users whose overdue fines are keeping them from coming back to the library. For each consumable, non-perishable, unopened, canned or packaged food item you bring in to the library, the Library District will waive up to $2 toward LVCCLD patron fines to clear or reduce amounts owed.

Sign up for a Library Card or Like Us on Facebook in April to be automatically entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a DISCOVERY Children’s Museum gift basket, which includes a Family 4 Level membership. Library cardholders receive a discount admission price of $3 off per person and children under one are free. Just show your library card at the DISCOVERY Children’s Museum Visitor Services Desk to receive the discount April 1 through 30, 2016 only.

Through April 2, colorful, multi-panel painting arrangements and large-scale drawings by Ethiopian artist Eyob Mergia will be on display at The Studio @ Sahara West Library.

Explore the history of classic showgirl production shows and learn more about the man who created them, the legendary Donn Arden, with a panel of performers who spent thousands of hours onstage in Hallelujah Hollywood, Jubilee! and more on April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Clark County Library.

Beginning April 8 through May 14, an exhibition of paintings using color blends and organic forms to create fluid compositions by Dale Sprague will be on display at The Studio @ Sahara West Library. There will be a reception on Friday, April 8 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

On May 5 at 7 p.m. the Clark County Library will host The Rancho High School Riots, a documentary focusing on the turbulent years from 1967-1974 when racial tension and violence spread throughout the Clark County School District. The Rancho High School Class of 1971 is highlighted as the apex of the disturbance. Director Stan Armstrong will answer questions after the screening.

More Free Stuff...

Download magazines free at your local library.

All you need is your library card number and PIN from the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. There is no limit to the number of magazines you can download and there are no holds or checkout periods. Once downloaded, you can keep them as long as you like. Enjoy a collection of over 200 titles including Cook’s Illustrated, Wine Enthusiast, Bon Appetit and more. All are available 24/7.

Your local library has a free resource to help yourbusiness grow.

Try BusinessDecision, a free consumer market database tool for new and existing small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations that helps businesses to succeed by increasing their market share and growing their clientele.

BusinessDecision combines extensive consumer household, business and demographic data with a powerful mapping technology known as geographic information systems GIS to provide information about local markets that can be used for competitive analysis, business plans, marketing plans and sales plans. The interface is designed to support new and experienced users. Setting preferences to meet your specific needs will allow you to run projects quickly and efficiently. Key features include defining a target area by radius or drive time and seeing what your target market spends on recreation, automotive, retail goods and more.

Local businesses will have access to the same consumer and demographic data used by the nation’s top companies to help with such tasks as finding prospective customers, analyzing trade areas, evaluating competitors, identifying new store locations and targeting media buys and direct mail campaigns. By using this free web-based tool, businesses can reduce costs, improve services to existing customers and attract new customers.

BusinessDecision data is updated annually with current year estimates of population and a five-year forecast, serving as the basis for demographics, market segmentations, consumer expenditures and business reports and maps. Data is collected from the Census 2010 or Census 2000.

Library cardholders from Las Vegas-Clark County Library District can access BusinessDecision at the library or from any remote desktop computer through the library’s website at under the Find Information link. Library cards can be obtained online by visiting the library’s website or at any LVCCLD branch.