I can remember when the quiet village of Henderson, NV was little more than a bedroom community that housed casino workers, the Time plant, and the city dump. The community was mocked and satirized with bumper stickers that claimed “Henderson Stinks” (a reference to the odiferous dump, especially when the wind blew in a westerly fashion), and mocking the area by calling it “Hooterville,” (a reference to a TV show in which the residents were hicks and country bumpkins).
Not so any longer. The growth of Green Valley helped turn Henderson, NV one of the most desirable cities in the United States. Beautiful parks, landscaping, and exclusive homesites dot Henderson’s countryside. But to my mind, its most stunning feature is Henderson’s Paseo Verde library.
Today, March 18, the Paseo Verde Library hosts its fourth annual Local Author Showcase. I have the honor once again to participate in this cultural activity. This year more than 70 local authors will display their work and be available to sell and sign their books, chat, and visit with patrons. I am so pleased that the Palo Verde Library counts both my books, 50 Shades of Grades, My Journey Through Wacademia, and Three Lives of Peter Novak among their collection.
If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello. If you are unable to make it today, plan a visit to this beautiful edifice that contains such an exciting array of reading entertainment and is served by such a terrific staff.
See you there.