The South Lake Tahoe Library on Rufus Allen Boulevard has special events scheduled through September.
Here they are:
- Aug. 7, 6pm: Bagpiper Séan Cummings Concert on the Lawn. The Tahoe bagpiper will return for another summer evening. Bring a picnic dinner. Free and open to all.
- Aug. 15, 6:30pm: Todd Borg, award-winning author, will discuss his much anticipated 16th book in the Owen McKenna mystery series, “Tahoe Skydrop.” This mystery set in Tahoe involves a brilliant young child who knows about computer encryption. The child is kidnapped in an effort to unlock stolen software that could be worth as much as a billion dollars. Tahoe Detective Owen McKenna must grapple with a murderous gang as well as with the child’s impulsive and obstinate father who doesn’t accept that his kid is transgender. Book sale and signing will follow.
- Sept. 8th, 2pm: Peter Mires presents his newest book “Lost Carson City.” Carson City has the distinction of being one of the least populated state capitals in the nation, but its contributions to Nevada’s history are anything but diminutive. Set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, it’s a quintessential Wild West town. The gold and silver riches of the nearby Comstock Lode left a legacy that includes the Carson City Mint, one of only nine mints ever to exist in the United States, and the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, which still snakes through the hills. Residents once flocked to the Carson Opera House to take in a show and to the local racetrack to bet on the horses. Mires explores the city’s legacies, brick by locally quarried sandstone brick with an illustrated presentation that will inform and delight. Free and open to all.
- Sept. 22, 3pm: Author Mark S. Bacon will answer all your questions including (and not limited to): Who wrote the first murder mystery? Who wrote the first noir mystery? Where did the expression, “The butler did it” come from? In addition he will share his expertise on writing in this genre. Bacon is the author of “Desert Kill Switch,” a fast-moving mystery and the second book in his Nostalgia City mystery series. Book sale and signing to follow.