Holiday Stuffs

Here are some things happening in the next few weeks!

Chocolate Wonderland
November 16, 2010- December 31, 2010
4:30 to 10:00pm
2 Cactus Drive, Las Vegas NV
Phone:(702) 435-2655
Stroll down Ethel’s Cactus Garden’s illuminated cacti pathways spread over 3 acres, featuring 6000,000 holiday lights. Santa will be available from 6pm to 8pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 19th.

Gift of Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
November 19- January 2, 2011
5pm to 9pm Sun-Thurs
5pm to 10pm Fri, Sat, and holidays
Phone: 702-451-1641

Celebrate the holidays by experiencing over 400 animated and sparkling displays in a convenient, comfortable drive-thru setting! Enjoy millions of lights, plus festive arches and tunnels. A Vegas holiday tradition you won't want to miss and great fun for the entire family. This year all the displays have been refreshed with the latest generation LED lighting and saving 90% in energy compared to old fashioned incandescent lights.

Special pricing on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: standard vehicles are just $10 when donating gently used items to Goodwill of Southern Nevada. All other evenings receive $2 off with a donation. Coupons are available at the event, any Goodwill retail store or Goodwill donation locations.

December 9-11, 2010
Henderson Convention Center & Events Plaza
Complimentary Admission

The City of Henderson will host its annual WinterFest celebration, December 9-11, at the Henderson Events Plaza and Henderson Convention Center, both located at 200 S. Water Street, in the Water Street District. The event will feature a variety of family-friendly activities including an official tree lighting ceremony with Mayor Hafen and Santa Claus, as well as the WINTERFEST PARADE, train rides, petting zoo, pony rides, gingerbread house displays, A Charlie Brown Christmas production and much more! Admission for all activities is complimentary.
Please visit: http://www.hendersonlive.com/special-events/winterfest

New Graphic Novels @ Gibson Library!

We just got some new graphic novels at the Gibson Branch! Here are a few of Sarah's favorites.

Koko Be Good by Jen Wang

Koko's always cooking up new projects, even though most end in disaster. But she promises herself that thsi time will be different. This time she will Be Good. But where will she start if she doesn't even know what that means?

Dawn Land by Will Davis; Adapted from the novel by Joseph Bruchac

"Ten thousand years ago, Young Hunter set out on an epic quest to overcome the Stone Giants who were terrorizing his people. Pitted against creatures of legend, Young Hunter journeyed to the innermost heart of his own humanity, even meeting the very gods of the land. He was entrusted with his tribe's most dangerous secret, a weapon that would change mankind forever."

Brain Camp by Susan Kim, Laurence, klavan, and Faith Erin Hicks
"Neither artistic, dreamy Jenna nor surly, delinquent Lucas expected to find themselves at an invitation-only summer camp that turns problem children into prodigies. And yet here they both are at Camp Fielding, settling in with all the other loosers and misfits who've been shipped off by their parents in a last-ditch effort to produce a child worth bragging about. Bust strange dissapearances, spooky lights in the woods, and a chilling alteration that turns the dimmest, rowdiest campers into docile zombie Einsteins have Jenna and Jucas feeling more than a little suspicious...and a lot afraid."

A Home for Mr. Easter by Brooke A. Allen

"Tesana has never really fit into anything before but her daydreams. But when making an attempt to connect to her peers by joining in a pep rally planning committee she suddenly discovers a little white rabbit that lays brightly colored eggs. Realizing that she may have found the REAL life Easter bunny, Tesana embarks on an epic quest in an effort to get him back to his natural habitat and into safe hands. However as she progresses on her fanciful journey she gains more and more undesired attention until the quest becomes a race to stay ahead of greedy pursuers and find a safe place for her new friend...wherever that place may be"

28 Days Later: London Calling by Michael Alan Nelson

"Picking up whre the first movie left off, this original graphic novel continuation bridges the gap between the first film and its sequel 28 Weeks Later. Revealing the never before told tale of Selena as she makes her way back into Great Britian to face The Infected."