For three decades, Gary Romano has successfully grown food on his 65-acre organic farm. At three locations in April Gary will discuss the perils and pleasures of gardening and small farming in the Sierra. He'll share his hard-earned tips and more. Bring your questions! Books will be available for purchase at each event.

APRIL 8, 2 pm, South Lake Tahoe Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER; WILL RESCHEDULE.
APRIL 11, 6:30 pm, Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave, Incline Village, NV  
APRIL 26, 6:30 pm, Word After Word Bookshop, 10118 Donner Pass Road #2, Truckee, CA


April 6, 7-9 pm, ACTIVIST ART • Free
Fight the power with a zine, print, or chapbook!

A zine is a one-page book of text and images that promotes self-expression and creativity. Zines are cost-effective, fun to make, and a great way to share your passions with others. A chapbook is a short booklet, suitable for longer texts or a collection of stories, poems, or micro-essays. Prints can be made from wood blocks or linoleum. Bring your ideas and we'll figure out the best medium. 




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MAKER’S MONDAYS • 6-9 pm • Bona Fide HQ • Free

April 10: Correspondence Club (second Monday)

Create amazing correspondence using everyday items

May 13, 10 am - 5 pm • Bona Fide HQ • $50


Join experienced letterpress printer Steve Robison in a fun, informative workshop. You’ll learn how to use a composing stick, set type, and print your own cards or broadsides. The class includes materials and open studio hours at Tahoe Letterpress to work on your projects.

Class size is limited; register at the link below.

By appointment through April. We're here a lot, so just holler!

Regular hours return in May • Thursdays 4-8 pm/Saturdays 12-4 pm


Tahoe Writers Works, Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm

Tahoe Writers Works, an open workshop for writers of any genre, meets every other Tuesday, 6:30 pm, at Charter Advertising. Next meetings: April 11 & 25.


South Lake Tahoe Library & Friends of the Library Events

Young Adult Writers' Meetup, first and third Saturday of each month (excluding holidays) 3-4 pm: Working on a book, story or poem? Meet with fellow writers for an afternoon of socializing, discussion, and — of course — writing! Laptops available for use in the library. Snacks provided.

Kid's Nature Journal Club, second and fourth Saturday of the month (excluding holidays and December) 10 - 11:30 am: Do you love Lake Tahoe and the outdoors? Come learn skills for exploring the natural world around you and how to capture your adventures in a nature journal.  Some materials are provided, but bring a notebook and pen if you have them and make sure to dress for the weather—we’ll be going out exploring!

Saturday, April 8th, 2 PM  Gary Romano, owner of Sierra Valley Farms presents his newest book, July & Winter: Growing Food in the Sierra. Romano shares his knowledge from decades of experience growing food in the Sierra Nevada. Despite the challenging mountain climate and soil, he has successfully grown food on his 65-acre organic farm and shares hard-earned tips, essential for home gardeners and small farmers. Join us for this interesting and inspiring event. Presented in partnership with the Friends of the Library and the UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe. Non-'green' thumbs welcomed.

Saturday, April 29, 3 PM Author and Sierra Nevada native Gary Noy returns to present an illustrated lecture on historical material from his newest book Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck, which features forty-nine unique, interesting and sometimes hard to believe, stories from the California Gold Rush. You won't want to miss this history lesson. Free and open to all.

Saturday, July 22, 10 AM Book Sale Get some new beach reads. Hundreds of books to chose from. Friends of the Library members get in at 9 AM and have the opportunity to win a free bag of books. Join now or morning of the sale.
Tuesday, August 15, 6:30 PM Local author Todd Borg returns with his 15th Owen McKenna Tahoe Mystery. Todd will also sharing his writing techniques, inspirations and story lines in a very entertaining way. This is not to be missed. Book sale and signing to follow.

All events take place at the South Lake Tahoe Library at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. Free and open to the public. Click here for complete offerings.

Sierra Nevada College Writers in the Woods
April 14-15 , PETER MAKUCK

Reading: Friday, 7-9 pm, free and open to the public • Workshop: Saturday 10 am-noon, register here.

Peter Makuck is a poet, short story writer, and critic. In 2010, his book Long Lens: New and Selected Poems, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His books include Off Season in the Promised Land, Against Distance, Allegiance and Betrayal, and other works. As a student, he witnessed the 1970 Kent State shootings; his early poem The Commons addresses this event.

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The Greater Tahoe-Reno Region


Truckee, Tangled Roots Writing For information on writing workshops and classes in Truckee, check out Karen Terrey's Tangled Roots Writing.

Literary Arts & Wine is a monthly reading series held the third Sunday of every month at 6:00 pm at Art Obsessions in Truckee, CA.


Sundance Books Check out the Sundance line up here.