Learn how to take charge of your own money and estate at these free workshops. Experts will help you navigate fundamentals of estate planning – wills, probate, and trusts; power of attorney; health care directives; responsibilities of trustees and executors; long term planning, and more.

Attend any or all of the workshops. The series is underwritten by KNPB Channel 5 and the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, along with a number of other community sponsors.

All sessions will be at the Sierra View Library, 4001 S. Virginia Street (inside Reno Town Mall). They will be on Wednesdays, March 27 through May 15, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon or 1:30 to 3 p.m. For reservations or questions, call the Community Foundation of Western Nevada at (775) 333-5499.

  • Week 1: Quiz and Planning Guide
  • Week 2: Fundamentals of Estate Planning
  • Week 3: Wills, Probate, and Trusts
  • Week 4: Benefits of Trusts
  • Week 5: Power of Attorney, Health Care Directives, DNRs, and Ethical Wills
  • Week 6: Responsibilities of Fiduciaries, Executors, and Successor Trustees
  • Week 7: Estate Planning for Digital Assets / Customize Your Planned Giving
  • Week 8: Long-Term Care Planning

For more information about the wide variety of free activities and events at our Washoe County Library, refer to “Free Events and Programs at Washoe County Libraries.”


Open hours at four branches of the Washoe County Library will be changing as of January 7, 2019. Changes will affect hours at the Downtown Reno, Duncan/Traner, Incline Village, and Sierra View libraries.

There will be increased hours at three branches, including the restoration of 7-day service to the Downtown Reno branch. Other changes include opening half an hour earlier on Wednesdays at the Duncan/Traner Community Library and expanding Tuesday evening hours at Incline Village. The Sierra View Library will no longer offer service on Sundays, but will have expanded Monday hours to meet the demand for library services.

For more details about these changes and more information about your libraries, go to “Washoe County Library System – Public Libraries.”

Source: Washoe County Library press release.

Santa Claus
Santa Claus will be visiting several branches of the Washoe County Library until shortly before Christmas. This is a great opportunity to take the kids to see jolly old St. Nick away from the commercial temptations of a shopping mall. In addition, the library will be having other holiday-related events for families and children to enjoy during December, like free Christmas-themed movies.

Here are the 2018 dates and branches Santa will be visiting…

  • Thursday, December 6, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Spanish Springs Library
  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Incline Village Library
  • Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Sparks Library
  • Friday, December 14, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., South Valleys Library
  • Saturday, December 15, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sierra View Library
  • Saturday, December 15, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Northwest Reno Library
  • Sunday, December 16, 2018, 12 noon to 1 p.m., Downtown Reno Library