CSN Libraries Events

CSN Libraries Welcomes Summer Academy Students!

By Susan Gregg
Published on 20 June, 2023

On Monday, June 5th, CSN Librarians participated in the Summer Academy Welcome event held on all three campuses. The Summer Academy is a select cohort of newly graduated students who are taking one class and participate in a variety of activities to introduce them to college life. The library, along with other student support services, spoke to almost 200 students about library services and resources.Students were invited to come to the library to get their

Reservable Study Rooms \u2013 Now Available!

By Emily Pattni
Published on 7 June, 2023

Planning in advance and need a quiet place for your group to study? CSN Libraries is happy to announce that some study rooms at the Charleston and North Las Vegas campus libraries can now be reserved in advance by visiting this link: https://csn.libcal.com/reserve/study-room.Already booked for the time you want to study? Each campus still has first come, first serve study rooms available.Note:All of the same policies are in place for these rooms (2 hour check

Love Dogs Return

By Lorraine Rosales
Published on 30 March, 2023

The Love Dogs are back to bring their pawsitive vibes to students with their trained therapy skills! That’s right! Love Dog Adventures - Pet Partners of Las Vegas will be visiting each campus library in April, just in time for Study Week and Finals Week. Take a break from studying and come spend time with certified therapy animals. See you there!Location: North Las Vegas Campus LibraryDate & Time: Thursday, April 13, 2023, noon - 1:30pmLocation:

Vote for Favorite Disney Movies @ Your Library

By Stephanie Villamor
Published on 24 March, 2023

If you’re a sports fan you may be familiar with the month of March as the time for the NCAA basketball tournament—also known as March Madness. Here at CSN Libraries, we’re having a March Madness bracket of our own, only the contenders are something we’ve noticed many of our students are fans of: Disney and Pixar movies. Who would win in a battle between the classic The Little Mermaid and the new CGI favorite Encanto?

Fall 2022 Study Week Events

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 1 December, 2022

Study Week Events on each campus. You are invited to stop by any or all of these of these events.Charleston12/5-12/6 - De-Stress Fest with snacks at the Charleston campus library - 8am-10pm12/6 - Relaxation Stations: Coloring Corner Charleston Student Union - 12pm-2pm12/7 - Cocoa and Canvases - Charleston Student Union - 12pm-3pm12/8 - Den Days: Yard games Charleston Student Union - 12pm-2pm12/13 - Donut Stress: Do your Best - Charleston Student Union - 9am-11amNorth Las

Midterm Week @ CSN Libraries

By Lorraine Rosales
Published on 3 October, 2022

Midterms Week @ CSN LibrariesStudents! Midterms are right around the corner, are you ready? The library is here to help ease some of those midterm nerves! Stop by any campus library on Monday or Tuesday of Midterms Week for some chill vibes before your midterm. The following events are happening at your campus library:Popcorn & Pinterest Charleston campus: October 17 & 18Grab some popcorn and get creative with a craft.Midterm MellowNorth Las Vegas campus: October

Hispanic Heritage\/LatinX Heritage Month

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 16 September, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th- October 15th and is celebrated to recognize the achievements, histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America who have inspired others to achieve success.The 2022 Hispanic Heritage Month Observance Theme is Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.CSN is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and HSIs are defined by the Higher Education Act of 1992 as having 25

Banned Books Week Is Coming

By Maggie Harris
Published on 8 September, 2022

You might see displays of crossed out, covered up, and overall challenged books inside CSN Libraries this month and wonder, “Why do we celebrate books that have been banned?” It’s actually a celebration of the freedom to read, where we recognize both current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools according to the American Library Association website. Banned Books Week draws attention to how censorship can be harmful and how many books

Fall 2022 Bookmark Design Contest

By Lorraine Rosales
Published on 26 August, 2022

Attention Students!Are you a budding artist? Do you love to read?Show off your artistic skills by entering our Fall 2022 bookmark design contest!Winning bookmark will be printed and distributed by CSN Libraries during Study Week.The theme is books, reading, and libraries.Deadline is September 30.See full contest rules:Pick up an entry form and submit it at any CSN library circulation desk by September 30, 2022. Be sure to include your name, phone number, and email address.

Love Dogs at CSN Libraries

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 4 April, 2022

Love Dogs – April 19th, 25th, and 27thWhat is something that you’ll be able to look forward to when you return to campus after spring break? The Love Dogs coming to visit the libraries! On Tuesday, April 19th they will be at the Charleston campus library, Monday, April 25th they will be at the North Las Vegas campus library, and on Wednesday, April 27th they will be at the Henderson campus. Each visit will take

De-stress Fest Fall 2021

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 1 December, 2021

Can you believe that the semester is almost over?! Final exams are December 13-17 and the week before that is study week. If you need a quiet place to go over all your notes that you took this semester you can come to the libraries. While you’re there on December 6 and 7 enjoy some individual snacks and goodies that will be provided. If you are adding in some last-minute details and citations to your

Late Study Night at Henderson

By Christine Shore
Published on 24 November, 2021

On Wednesday, December 8th, CSN’s Campus Life will host a “Late Night Study Night” at our Henderson Campus Library! The Henderson library in Building H will be open until 9 pm on this one evening before finals week, so take advantage of the extra two hours to study and complete your assignments. Starting at 6 pm, enjoy free coffee and snacks, sign up for a relaxing 10 minute massage and do a stress relieving craft

Just Mercy Film Showing December 2nd

By Christine Shore
Published on 23 November, 2021

On Thursday, December 2nd at 2 pm at the Henderson Campus Library (Building H), join English Professor Laura McBride as she hosts a showing of the movie Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson. “The movie is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads

Give Thanks, Give Books \u2013 Book Drive

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 16 November, 2021

The holidays are quickly approaching and before they are in full swing you might be thinking of ways that you can help others while clearing some things off your shelves. CSN is having a book drive and the books will be donated to the inmates at the Clark County, Henderson, and Las Vegas detention centers. We will not be able to donate hardcovers, romance novels, true crime, or legal material, but any other paperback books

Human Library Event!

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 15 April, 2021

CSN's Queer Inclusive College Campus Committee (QICC) is holding its fourth annual "Human Library" event virtually this year on Thursday, April 29 from 11am to 1pm in Zoom. This is your opportunity to "read" about some interesting people!Human libraries function similar to other libraries except that in the human library, people--rather than books--are available for checkout. "Human books" are persons who have volunteered to challenge prejudices through respectful conversations with members of the community who

CSN Libraries & Coyote Cupboards Partnership

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 5 March, 2021

CSN Libraries are now donation drop off locations for the Coyote Cupboards. For more information about the Coyote Cupboards, please visit the Coyote Cupboard website.The Coyote Cupboard, a free pantry available to currently registered CSN students and staff, needs hygiene products for men and women, and any size bottles of water to help prepare for summer. Needed supplies include any size of unopened/unused shampoo and conditioner, soap/body wash, laundry detergent, lotion, hand sanitizer, toilet paper/wipes,

Love Dogs Virtual Event - Friday, February 12, noon-1 p.m.

By Gracie McDonough
Published on 1 February, 2021

It has been over a year since we last had the Love Dogs come to the library to spread some joy. Since there aren’t many people on campus right now, and with social distancing being a priority, we figured we could have the Love Dogs join us for a virtual event on Friday, February 12th from noon to 1 PM.What could be better than having the Love Dogs with us for a very special Valentine’s

Celebrating the 100th Year of Women\u2019s Voting Rights

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 9 March, 2020

"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."On May 19, 1919, these words were proposed as an amendment to the U.S. Constitution extending the right of suffrage to women ("19th Amendment" 1). Ratified in 1920, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the constitutional amendment and with it comes celebrations of what it took to

Nevada Reading Week Fun

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 10 March, 2017

The beginning of this month, February 27-March 3, marked Nevada Reading Week, where students across the state celebrated their love of reading! As a librarian, I can't help but appreciate any time people acknowledge the value of reading in the lives of kids, students, and society as a whole. But the best part about Nevada Reading Week, for me, is the opportunity to give back, by volunteering to read to kids at local schools.Nevada Reading

Women\u2019s March Nevada

By Noelle Cruz
Published on 3 March, 2017

On the morning of January 21, 2017, I arrived an hour and a half early in Downtown Las Vegas for the Women’s March on Washington’s Sister march in Downtown Las Vegas. I volunteered to photograph the Nevada march for the Women’s March Archive Project and planned to capture the moment from beginning to end.The sun was out in full force inviting the marchers to shed their jackets and show their elaborate costumes, and prepare for

10-Word Horror Story Contest Winner

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 31 October, 2016

Can you tell a horror story in 10 words? These winners could!In celebration of Halloween, CSN Libraries hosted a 10-word (or fewer) horror story contest!Contest Guidelines: A Ten-Word Story should provide a movement of conflict, action, and resolution that gives the sense of a complete story transpiring in a moment’s reading.Now, are you ready to be scared? CSN students, faculty, and staff voted on their favorite entries and first place was...a tie! Read the winning

Library Instagram Contest

By Emily King
Published on 20 April, 2016

Do you like to share your photos on social media? So do we! Your CSN Library is now on Instagram @csnlibraries to keep you up to date on what we do each day, offer insightful study information, and share contests that you can participate in!To celebrate the launch of our new social media platform, we're hosting a contest to show what you are doing in the library at CSN. Take a picture of yourself inside

Creating a Welcome Environment and Celebrating Pride

By Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Published on 2 September, 2015

This September, Las Vegas celebrates diversity with its PRIDE Night Parade and Festival of events for the LGBT community. CSN libraries is joining the celebration with a Pride table outside the West Charleston campus library (Building I lobby) on September 17 from 11am-1pm. Join us for rainbow cupcakes, free library giveaway items, and information about our LGBT literature collections. The CSN Cheyenne and Henderson campus libraries will have LGBT literature on display as well.