Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation’s Annual Summer Book Sale Offers Treasures To Discover At Bargain Prices


Shoppers will find thousands of Books, eBooks, DVD’s, CD’s, LP’s and more!


For lovers of packaged entertainment in all forms, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation’s Big Summer Book Sale is not to be missed. One of the best sales of the summer, this is your chance to stock up on summer reading, movies, music, and those unexpected treasures you might find in the stacks.


The sale will be held on July 5 and July 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and on July 7 from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m. at the Sahara West Library located at 9600 West Sahara Avenue.


Books and materials are divided up into categories as follows: cookbooks, health, history, textbooks, autobiography, sports, travel, law, computer, art, music, self-help, diet, science, fiction, non-fiction, romance, teens and kids’ books, as well as DVDs, CDs, and LPs.


“We receive thousands of wonderful donations from the community,” Keiba Crear, president of the Library District Foundation, said. “This includes donations from people who are downsizing to smaller homes, estate book collections, public agencies such as consulates, and a local doctor who drops off beautiful new tabletop art books every month. We have a number of book sales throughout the year but our summer sale is by far our largest.”


Members of the public are sure to find amazing treasures and bargains galore on books, DVDs, CDs, LPs, and more, with some items discounted as low as 50 cents. All proceeds and donations go to fund new resources and priority projects for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and Foundation, such as Teacher Tutors, Teen Tech Labs, and the new Nevada CareerExplorer.


According to Dr. Ronald R. Heezen, executive director of the Library District, the sale has long been a favorite of book collectors.


“You never know when a first edition, special collection, or signed author’s copy may pop up unexpectedly,” Dr. Heezen said. “Last year, one lucky customer discovered a signed copy of ‘Fortunately, The Milk’ by Neil Gaiman an award-winning British author. Gaiman is noteworthy as he is the first author to win both the Newberry Medal and the Carnegie Medal for the same work. The customer gasped when she found it and everyone around her said she had won the lottery!”


The Library District Foundation sponsors several other book sales during the year, including:


  • The Teacher’s Book Sale on Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clark County Library, where teachers receive deep discounts in order to stock their shelves for the coming school year.


  • Centennial Hills Library Book Sale August 24 and 25 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., which is another giant public sale organized by over 20 library volunteers.


  • Sahara West Winter Sale on December 6, 7, and 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the book DVDs, CDs, and LPs lovers on your gift list!

Book sales are free and open to the public, but be sure to stop by the customer service desk to obtain your free library card, and unlock a world of discovery!


Caesars Palace, History® and Nitro Circus Partner for “Evel Live” Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Evel Knievel’s Legendary Jump



History® and Nitro Circus Partner with Caesars Palace for “Evel Live”
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Evel Knievel’s Legendary Jump

Travis Pastrana to Attempt Three of Knievel’s Most Unforgettable Feats with Grand Finale at Caesars Palace
Airing Live on HISTORY® July 8 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT








HISTORY®, Nitro Circus and Caesars Palace have partnered for, “Evel Live,” an unprecedented three hour live event airing on Sunday, July 8 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on HISTORY®. “Evel Live” will see motorsports superstar Travis Pastrana pay tribute to Evel Knievel, the founding father of motorcycle stunts, and aim to the push the limits even farther than the American icon. Caesars Palace, world-famous home of memorable moments in both sport and entertainment and the site of Evel Knievel’s legendary fountain jump 50 years ago, will host the grand finale jump, both for a national TV audience and a packed Las Vegas crowd.

“Ever since I can remember Evel Knievel has been a hero to me and his influence still lives on to this day,” said Travis Pastrana. “Having the opportunity to pay tribute to him at Caesars Palace, where Evel became a household name, is a huge honor. At Nitro Circus we have pulled off some huge stunts, but this has to be the most iconic one yet.”

“For more than 50 years, Caesars Palace has been a trailblazer in entertainment, hosting over-the-top sporting events in the center of the Las Vegas Strip. ‘Evel Live’ is a testament to that rich legacy and to the evolution of extreme sports,” says Gary Selesner, regional president of Caesars Palace.

During “Evel Live,” Pastrana will aim to surpass three of Knievel’s most infamous jumps over the course of three hours in one action-packed night, including jumping the length of 52+ crushed cars and 16 Greyhound buses directly behind Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s Las Vegas. The finale will occur over the iconic fountains of Caesars Palace. If successful, Pastrana will break Knievel’s records and will be the first person to complete three of Knievel’s greatest jumps consecutively.

Travis Pastrana is an 11-time X Games gold medalist, the world’s first rider to land a double backflip on a motorcycle and America’s modern-day daredevil. Pastrana has won multiple championships in motocross and rally car racing, as well as competed in NASCAR and Race Of Champions, which brings together the world’s finest drivers from all disciplines of motorsports competition.

Knievel suffered fractures and a severe concussion when he attempted to jump the fountains in 1967, while Gary Wells sustained multiple injuries to his body during his unsuccessful attempt in 1980. Raising the stakes even higher, Pastrana will use a V-twin flat track motorcycle – an Indian Scout FTR750 – similar to the bikes that Knievel used in his day. Far from the light dirt bikes that Pastrana is used to riding, the FTR750 is designed for speed and control with both wheels on the ground.

Caesars Palace is allowing guests to make their own history with special pricing on their next Las Vegas getaway. In honor of “Evel Live,” guests can enjoy up to 30 percent off stays at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts through Dec. 28, 2018. Stays must be booked by July 31, 2018 using the code “JUMP” at Blackout dates apply.

The events are free and open to the public, and tickets are not required. The public can access the jumps in the lot behind Bally’s Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino beginning at 3:30 p.m. The public can access the jump at Caesars Palace beginning at 6 p.m.

Nitro Circus, producer of jaw-dropping world firsts such as Pastrana’s 2017 barge-to-barge backflip on London’s River Thames and Josh Sheehan’s massive triple backflip on a motorcycle in 2015, will create another milestone moment with “Evel Live.” Caesars Palace is the perfect setting, given Knievel’s celebrated jump that changed history a half century ago. On Dec. 31, 1967 Knievel, just beginning to gain national notoriety, throttled up his iconic red, white and blue motorcycle and flew over the photogenic fountains – an image quickly embedded in pop culture. In the decades since, Caesars Palace has been recognized as a destination for spectacular live events. The fountains have remained a tempting challenge for riders eager to follow in Knievel’s footsteps and some, such as Evel’s son Robbie Knievel and Mike Metzger, have even successfully completed the jump on much lighter motocross bikes. But none have attempted to do so riding a motorcycle like one that Knievel used – until now.

“Evel Live” is produced by Nitro Circus Media Productions in partnership with HISTORY®. Trip Taylor and Dave Mateus are executive producers for Nitro Circus Media Productions. Zachary Behr, Sean Boyle and Mary E. Donahue are executive producers for HISTORY®.

HISTORY®, now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of signature series including The Curse of Oak Island, Forged in Fire, Alone, Pawn Stars, American Pickers, as well as the hit drama series Vikings and SIX.  The HISTORY® website is located at Follow us on Twitter at and Facebook at

About Nitro Circus:
Nitro Circus, the world’s biggest action sports entertainment brand, creates electrifying live events and unbelievable original content that at once exhilarates, captivates and inspires thrill-seeking fans worldwide.  Co-founded by global superstar Travis Pastrana in 2003, Nitro Circus has since grown into a multiplatform phenomenon producing hit television shows, critically acclaimed documentaries and innovative digital offerings. That success gave rise to the Nitro Circus Live tour. Created in 2010, Nitro Circus Live has travelled the globe, playing to sold-out stadiums on five continents. The company introduced an innovative breakthrough in 2016 with the debut of Nitro World Games, completely rebooting action sports competition in the process. With over three million tickets sold to date, television programming that has aired in over 60 countries, more than 20 million engaged fans across its social media platforms and a burgeoning consumer products business, Nitro Circus is at the forefront of action sports and entertainment. For more information visit and follow Nitro Circus on Instagram and Facebook.

About Caesars Palace:
World-renowned Las Vegas resort and a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choice, Caesars Palace features 3,980 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the all-new Palace Tower featuring 10 new luxury villas, the 182-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers diverse dining options from the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, to celebrity chef-branded restaurants, including the newest additions Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN and from Giada De Laurentiis, Pronto by Giada, as well as Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, one of Nobu Matsuhisa’s largest Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, Restaurant Guy Savoy and MR CHOW. The resort also features nearly 130,000 square feet of casino space, including a recently renovated race and sports book boasting the largest screen on the Strip at 138 ft., a five-acre Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa, COLOR Salon by celebrity hairstylist Michael Boychuck, five wedding chapels and gardens, and the new 75,000-square-foot OMNIA Nightclub with the top DJs such as Calvin Harris, Kaskade and Zedd. The 4,300-seat Colosseum, Billboard Magazine’s Venue of the Decade, spotlights world-class entertainers including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Jerry Seinfeld and Mariah Carey (opening July 2018). The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants. Caesars Palace is operated by Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR).  For more information, please visit Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

Photo courtesy of Las Vegas News Bureau

Downtown Grand Las Vegas to Be Featured on Hit Television Show Counting Cars After Receiving Counts Kustoms Motorcycle for New Blackjack Promotion

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Downtown Grand Las Vegas to Be Featured on Hit Television Show Counting Cars
After Receiving Counts Kustoms Motorcycle for New Blackjack Promotion

Downtown Grand recently introduced the Counts Kustoms Blackjack promotion, where players have the chance to win a custom motorcycle designed by the famed chopper fabrication team. Players who are dealt a natural Blackjack will be allowed to spin the wheel with a chance to win table game chips, including the grand prize, which will be the motorcycle on display. A player who wins the grand prize has the option to take the motorcycle or a cash payout of $18,000. When the bike is won a new bike will be brought in to replace it.

HISTORY®’s hit series, Counting Cars, recently visited Downtown Grand to film the big reveal of the one-of-a-kind Counts Kustoms’ motorcycle. The star of Counting Cars, Danny “The Count” Danny, was on property to pass on his creation to the Downtown Grand team where it would be elevated for all casino guests to view. Koker and his team are known for restoring, customizing and selling cars in record-breaking time.

“We are thrilled to partner with Counts Kustoms to give away an exclusive motorcycle,” said Jim Simms, CEO of Downtown Grand. “The chopper is on full display at Downtown Grand and one lucky winner gets to take it home.”

COUNTING CARS is produced for HISTORY by Leftfield Pictures. Zach Behr and Ed de Rivaz serve as Executive Producers for HISTORY. Executive Producers for Leftfield Pictures are Brent Montgomery, David George, and Shawn Witt. Tom Romita and Jonathan Wyche are Co-Executive Producers for Leftfield Pictures. Check your local listings or cable provider for station information.

HISTORY(R), now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers(R), American Restoration(TM), Ax Men(TM), Counting Cars(TM), Pawn Stars(R), Swamp People(R) and The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man as well as HISTORY(R)’s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible and the Emmy(R) Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Men Who Built America, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us(R) and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY(R) website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY(R)’s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial.

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand is situated on nearly seven acres that encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino and dining amenities. Recognized as “Best Downtown Hotel” and “Best Hotel Room Value” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Downtown Grand features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas.

Recipient of the 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award and named “Best Casino” by Casino Player magazine, Downtown Grand offers 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 new slot machines, table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill.

Downtown Grand’s variety of restaurants, bars and entertainment options include Stewart + Ogden, Art Bar, The Commissary, Furnace Bar and The Carson Room. Partnering venues include the award-winning Las Vegas steakhouse Triple George Grill, world famous Hogs & Heifers saloon and Pizza Rock, renowned as one of the best pizza restaurants in the city.

Downtown Grand also features the only rooftop pool experience in downtown Las Vegas. The Pool Deck boasts more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.

For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.

Olivia Black from HISTORY’s Pawn Stars holds a back to school supply drive to benefit Casa De Luz

Olivia Black from HISTORY’s Pawn Stars holds a back to school supply drive
to benefit Casa De Luz

Who:  Olivia Black from HISTORY’s “Pawn Stars” and the Gold & Silver Pawnshop

What:  Olivia is holding a back to school supply drive benefiting Casa de Luz ( Supplies needed range from backpacks and book bags to notebooks, pens/pencils, erasers, rulers, glue sticks, scissors, etc.

When:  Wednesday, August 15, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

*Supplies can be dropped off at Artifice through August 25 from 5 p.m. to close.


Artifice Bar
1025 First Street

About Pawn Stars
HISTORY’s hit series, Pawn Stars, brings viewers inside the doors of a family-run pawnshop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men from the Harrison family—grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey—jointly run the business, with clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. Their long time friend, Chumlee, assists in running the Las Vegas shop after growing up around the business. The combination of these different personalities and the interesting content of the show make for one successful and entertaining television series. These guys live and breathe the pawning business, using their sharp-eyed skills to carefully assess the value of items their colorful customers bring in, objects ranging from the obscure to the truly historic. Visit for more info.

“The Old Man” unlocks the key to Lexington

The Old Man” unlocks the key to Lexington
The Lexington native and reality star is honored with the Key to City

The Star of “Pawn Stars” on HISTORY, Richard B. “The Old Man” Harrison, is being honored in his hometown of Lexington, NC with the Key to the City given to him by Lexington’s Mayor, Newell Clark. The ceremony will take place Tuesday, May 29 inside City Hall at 8:30 a.m. where Mr. Harrison will receive the key and proclamation.

“The Old Man” will travel back to his roots of Lexington, NC with his wife Joanne, to accept the honor from the city where his life and career started. The 20 year veteran of the U.S. Navy has never forgotten where he came from and has always acknowledged the city of Lexington for all it has done for him and his family.

HISTORY® and HISTORY® HD are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network’s program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers, Ax Men, American Restoration, Ice Road Truckers, Top Gear, Pawn Stars and Top Shot, as well as acclaimed specials including Vietnam in HD, Gettysburg, America the Story of Us, WWII in HD, 102 Minutes That Changed America. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, eleven Primetime Emmy® Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards and received the prestigious Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network’s Save Our History® campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network’s signature initiative connecting America’s schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY website, located at, is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics. For more information go to

Rick Harrison mints “The Old Man” for a special Pawn Star Birthday

Rick Harrison mints “The Old Man” for a special Pawn Star Birthday

Pawn Star shows respect to his Dad by creating a specially engraved medallion.


Rick Harrison, of HISTORY’s “Pawn Stars,” planned early for “The Old Man’s” birthday this year. For a man who has nearly everything, Harrison had to get creative when coming up with a special present to commemorate his Dad’s 71st birthday. Being the savvy collector that Harrison is, he and the Gold & Silver Pawn staff came up with the idea of creating a silver medallion embossed with “The Old Man’s” face, now available for purchase exclusively at the pawn shop.

This special piece was presented to “The Old Man” Friday, March 2, in a special celebration at the pawn shop. Family, staff and fans were all in attendance as Harrison presented the handcrafted medallion to his Dad. Afterwards, everyone was able to enjoy a marble cake with buttercream frosting endorsed with a picture of “The Old Man.”

Also in attendance was country superstar Randy Travis and his entourage, who surprised everyone with a special appearance for “The Old Man.” Travis gave the crooner a special edition guitar that he signed for him while at the shop signing, “Great to meet you. God Bless.”

The medallion was commissioned with Sunshine Minting, Inc. based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and struck at their operation in Henderson, Nevada. Sunshine Minting is the world’s largest manufacturer of silver and gold for bullion and their products can be found at the Pawn Shop. The first mintage of this medallion will be strictly limited to 1,000 pieces and will only be sold at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, priced at $60 each.