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From The Reno-Sparks Colony:

In hopes of expanding its current collection and honoring Veterans, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Library is partnering with Barnes & Noble for a bookfair on Monday from 11 a.m., until 4 p.m., at 5555 South Virginia Street, in Reno.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to build our collection and bring brand-new material to our library" said Adriana Gutierrez, the librarian for the RSIC. "Our goal is to have a wide selection of books for all ages and reading levels, and of course to celebrate our Veterans."

The Veterans Day bookfair will include performances by the Eagle Wings Pageant Dances, a traditional Native American group that performs dances indigenous to the Great Basin. The dancers will be offering the Flag Song to honor those who have served our country.

"Our dancing will not give the public a glimpse of some of the young people our library serves, but it allows us to share our culture with an audience we might otherwise never have had," Gutierrez said.  "We are grateful to Barnes & Noble for the opportunity to raise awareness about our library's needs and to give a little back at the same time."

With a special bookfair voucher, patrons of Barnes & Noble can help the RSIC expand its library. A percentage of the total dollar amount of merchandise purchased at the bookstore with the special code will be donated to RSIC in new books.

In addition, supporters can shop on-line for the entire week, (Nov. 11 through Nov. 16) and use the bookfair ID number: 11164134 to contribute to the cause.  Any on-line purchases made with the bookfair ID number will be included in the RSIC Library fundraiser.

According to Gutierrez, the RSIC collection currently contains about 7,000 books. Located on the Colony in Reno, the RSIC Library serves the 1,165 member Colony as well as the general public. Gutierrez would like to replace the outdated material with fresh, new up-to-date books.
"Our goal is to provide our visitors with a variety of materials including children, teen and adult novels," Gutierrez said.  "We'd like to carry a wide-variety of literature to accommodate all interests."

Patrons can get the bookfair voucher by phoning Gutierrez at (775) 386-4291 or via email at agutierrez@rsic.org .

The Eagle Wings dancers will perform at noon and 1 p.m.

From The Reno-Sparks Colony

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