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!


UNLV SWIMMING AND DIVING NEWS: Rebels Compete In Three Events On Second Day At NCAA Championships



Rebels post two top-20 finishes

UNLV posted a pair of top-20 finishes on the second day of action at the 2013 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday. The three-day meet, which concludes on Saturday, is being held at the IU Natatorium.

The top finish of the day came from the 200 medley relay team of seniors Carmen Robb and Nakayla Chan and juniors Katelyne Herrington and Rachel Dixon. They would touch the wall in a time of 1:38.86 to place 19th, .52 seconds out of a spot in the night scoring heats, as the top 16 times advance from the morning sessions.

UNLV’s other top-20 finish came from Herrington, who’s bid for a second straight honorable mention All-American came up just short when she placed 19th in the 100 fly in 52.86, .32 seconds away from the night heats. Robb also swam in an individual event on Friday, coming in 22nd place in the 100 back after posting a time of 53.19, .35 seconds out of 16th place.

Georgia continues to lead the team standings with 300 points, while California has moved into second (285) and Tennessee has dropped to third (263.5).

2013 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships
IU Natatorium
Indianapolis, Ind.

Friday, March 22
Second Day Results

UNLV swims
200 Medley Relay – 19th – 1:38.86 (Carmen Robb, Nakayla Chan, Katelyne Herrington, Rachel Dixon)
100 Back – Carmen Robb – 22nd (53.19)
100 Fly – Katelyne Herrington – 19th (52.86)

UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: Rebel Reading Challenge Winners To Attend Saturday’s Men’s Basketball Game



Nearly 2.4 million pages read as a result of this year’s

The winning students of this year’s Rebel Reading Challenge are set to attend Saturday’s Runnin’ Rebel game against Fresno State at 3 p.m.

Created by SuperPawn and UNLV Athletics as a community outreach initiative four years ago, the Rebel Reading Challenge is a 30-day competition designed to motivate students to read and has evolved from a 16-school competition to include nearly 7,000 fourth and fifth graders from 35 schools this year.

2,393,960 pages were read as a result of the challenge with Ms.Crawford’s class at Reynaldo Martinez Elementary and Ms. Hill’s class at Robert Lunt Elementary claiming first place for fourth and fifth grade, respectively.

Mrs. Vidrios’ fourth-grade class at Elaine Wynn Elementary and Ms. McNeil’s fifth-grade class at Joseph E. Thiriot Elementary achieved second-place finishes.

These students along with the top two readers from each participating school have earned tickets to the game among other prizes.

Jo Mackey Elementary was recognized as the top school for reading the most pages throughout the challenge and received a $500 grant from Superpawn to enhance its library.

Youth reading represents a key area of focus for the community outreach efforts of UNLV Athletics. For more information, please contact UNLV Athletics’ Director of Community Relations Bridget Byrne at 702-275-1124.

UNLV MEN’S BASKETBALL NEWS: Runnin’ Rebels At Wyoming Saturday On TWCSN




UNLV men’s basketball has won three of its last four games

After recording its fourth victory of this season over a ranked team on Wednesday vs. No. 22/21 Colorado State (61-59), which was its third straight home game and win against a ranked opponent, the UNLV men’s basketball team will head back out on the road and play at Wyoming on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 5:30 p.m. MST/4:30 p.m. PST.

Saturday’s game will be televised by Time Warner Cable SportsNet with Drew Goodman and Dave Bollwinkel calling the action. Jon Sandler and Robert Smith will handle the UNLV radio call, which may be heard live in Las Vegas on ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM and online at through the subscription-based All-Access feature.

UNLV defeated Wyoming in Las Vegas, 62-50, earlier this year on Jan. 24, and has won three straight in the series and seven of the last eight against the Cowboys.


UNLV (20-7, 7-5 Mountain West)


WYOMING (18-8, 4-8 Mountain West)   

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013
5:30 p.m. MST/4:30 p.m. PST
Arena-Auditorium (15,000), Laramie, Wyo.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet (Drew Goodman, Dave Bollwinkel)
ESPN Radio 1100 AM/98.9 FM (Jon Sandler, Robert Smith)
Radio broadcast and Gametracker at (All-Access subscription required for audio at


The Runnin’ Rebels are 4-6 on the road this season and have lost each of their last four games away from home after winning at then-No. 15/14 San Diego State on Jan. 16.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Brings March Madness to Life with Hoops & Hops



 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas gives March Madness fans the opportunity to watch the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in an unrivaled luxury setting.

Hoops & Hops will be open March 21 – 24 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily inside The Cosmopolitan’s Brera Ballroom (Level 3 West Tower).  The four-day event will cater to every whim a basketball fan could desire. A stylish, vibrant setting, the venue will be centered around a large sports bar and surrounded by HD screens for premium viewing opportunities.  Emulating a live sporting event, the space will feature concession stands with special selections from The Cosmopolitan’s renowned Restaurant Collection. The resort’s cutting-edge cocktail program will be in full swing for the NCAA excitement, offering unique libations in addition to traditional game day fare. Fans can shoot hoops on the court or place bets at one of several satellite betting stations. From single-day passes to a four-day ticket, the venue will offer General Admission, VIP Admission or Private Pod options. Guests must be 21+ to purchase tickets.

Guests will have the choice of three diverse experiences:

  • General Admission includes two complimentary cocktails, access to a lounge with onsite betting, and the perfect vantage point for every game.  $40 per day.
  • VIP Admission includes an upgraded lounge area and seating to enjoy all the aforementioned amenities, as well as complimentary cocktails.  $125 per day.
  • Private Pod entry is ideal for groups of 8 to 10 people and includes a private lounge area with a TV, control over which games are shown, and complimentary cocktails.  $1,500 per day.

Multiple room and ticket packages will be available to heighten the experience. The Suite Sixteen package includes three nights (March 21-24) in a Wraparound Terrace Suite, VIP hotel check-in, round trip airport limo service and two four-day VIP Hoops & Hops passes.  The Three Point Play package includes the same amenities and event access as well as a three-night stay (March 21-24) in The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious Terrace Studio.  Westend Penthouse Packages are also available by calling 855-435-0005.

For more information or to purchase Hoops & Hops tickets and room packages, please visit

About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the city’s newest luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa &Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub &Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub and 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include:  AllSaintsSpitalfields, Beckley, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, Droog, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Retrospecs& Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; CommeÇa by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.

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UNLV ATHLETICS NEWS: 43 Rebels Recognized For Academics By Mountain West



Mountain West announces its academic teams for fall 2012 

UNLV had a total of 43 student-athletes named to the Fall 2012 Academic All-Mountain West Team, the league announced Thursday. The Rebels’ 43 fall representatives are the most recognized by the conference since the fall of 2008 and ties for second most in school history. UNLV has had at least 35 fall representatives for seven consecutive years.

The football team led the way with 18 honorees, which is the second most in program history. The school ranked second in the conference for most football players on the list behind only Boise State.

The women’s soccer team followed closely behind with 15 of its own. That number broke a previous record of 14 student-athletes recognized in 2005 and then matched in 2010.

The volleyball and cross country squads had four and six student-athletes named to the team, respectively. They round out the quartet of sports that participate in the MW and are sponsored by UNLV in the fall academic period.

To be eligible for selection to the Academic All-MW Team, student-athletes must have completed at least one academic term at the school, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or significant contributor on their team.

Extreme Thing 2013 headliners announced including New Found Glory, 3OH3 and Asking Alexandria

Extreme Thing – Sports & Music Festival
Returns to Desert Breeze Skate Park

New Found Glory, 3OH3 & Asking Alexandria Set To Headline March 30 Festival

Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival roars back for the 18th year, leaving concert, professional BMX and amateur skate competitions in its wake. Extreme Thing Sports & Music Festival, produced by Clark County Parks & Recreation, is Nevada’s only premier action sports and music festival and is set for 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 30th at the Desert Breeze Skate Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road at Durango Drive.

Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. A limited VIP Package is also available for $30 and includes a general admission ticket, commemorative event T-shirt and event poster.

Extreme Thing will feature bands New Found Glory, 3OH3, Asking Alexandria, Mindless Self Indulgence, Sleeping with Sirens, Aquabats, Youngblood Hawke, Comeback Kid, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Chelsea Grin, Iwrestledabearonce (with more being added), along with a world class BMX Dirt Challenge hosted by local pro-rider/reality TV Star Ricardo Laguna, the Vegas AmJam Skate and BMX amateur competition, and making its highly anticipated return the DUBSTEP stage featuring: Big Chocolate, Mechanize, Splitbreed, Pablos Hassan, Mike Attack, Teen Wolf, Bize, Michael Toast, Bassnutz and more to be added. The IADT Local Band Stage will welcome the top seven Battle of the Fans winners to perform on their own stage, while the schools’ students, film and record a live DVD for the local bands to showcase.

Only a personal “unopened” bottle of water can be brought to the festival along with still cameras and sunscreen. There will be plenty of ATMs on site with an array of food vendors available, along with beverages. Alcohol will not be sold. Animals, coolers, weapons or chairs are not permitted. Re-entry will not be allowed at this event.

Sponsors include: X107.5, Verizon Wireless, International Academy of Design & Technology, Vitaminwater, City Life, My LVTV, The CW Las Vegas and

Those interested can visit the Web site at Tickets can be purchased online starting January 1, 2013 at or Additional information can be found by calling Clark County Parks and Recreation at 455-8200 or visiting the Web site at

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (702) 474-4000 or at participating Smith’s Grocery Store(s). All tickets are subject to additional facility fees and/or service charges. Additional information can be found by calling Clark County Parks and Recreation at (702) 455-8200 or visiting the Web site at Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook by visiting


About Clark County

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 40 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.


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