Library to close for 3 weeks
The South Lake Tahoe Branch Library will be closed July 31 through Aug. 21 for recarpeting as well as seismic and ADA retrofitting. Use the 24-hour outside book drop to return books during this period. The main library may be contacted by calling toll free (530) 573-7055, ext. 5540.
The library staff apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks everyone for their understanding. They look forward to seeing library patrons again when the library reopens at 10 a.m. Aug. 21.
Washoe festival is free
The Washoe tribe’s Wa She Shu It Deh Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 28 and 29 at the Tallac Historic Site on Highway 89. The festival will feature traditional Native American basket weaving. Native American arts, crafts, food and cultural activities will be offered by vendors from across the nation. Admission to the event is free.
“Lake Tahoe is our homeland. We celebrate its rich cultural significance to the Washoe people during this annual festival,” said Waldo Walker, chairman of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. “Many people from the local community join us to make this an event that is both honoring and really a lot of fun.”
The Tallac Historic Site is on the south shoreline of Lake Tahoe and guests have access to the water in addition to the great food, vendor booths, dance celebrations and basket weaving competition. Raffle prizes include gift certificates to some of Tahoe’s finest businesses.
Call Todd Eiesland at (800) 76 WASHO.