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Literary Event Invitation

The Inspirational Atheist
by Buzzy Jackson

The Friends of the Truckee Library invite you to a literary celebration and fundraiser on Tuesday, February 10th at the Cedar House Sport Hotel for the publication of Buzzy Jackson's new book, "The Inspirational Atheist: Wise Words on the Wonder and Meaning of Life." Buzzy, who was raised In Truckee and is a graduate of Tahoe Truckee schools, will discuss how she came to write her third published book and what she learned in the process. Questions and answers and a book signing will follow.


Buzzy Jackson The Inspirational Atheist


"The Inspirational Atheist" is a collection of uplifting quotations from some of mankind's most important philosophers, scientists, writers, and comedians,"The Inspirational Atheist" will be a treasured daily companion for people who believe that life has meaning when we live it meaningfully, independent of the existence of a higher power. With words from Carl Sagan, Charlotte Bronte, Bertrand Russell, Joan Didion, and more on topics ranging from love and nature to wisdom and beauty, this book is a celebration of the sublime without the divine. More info on the book and author can be found at www.buzzyjackson.com


WHAT: Buzzy Jackson book reading/signing & fundraiser for Friends of the Truckee Library
5:30 - 6:10pm Refreshments, Mingling, and Meet the Author
6:10 - 6:30pm Author Presentation
6:30 - 7:15pm Q&A and Book Signing


WHERE: Cedar House Sport Hotel Stella Event Room, 10918 Brockway Rd., Truckee, CA


WHEN: Tuesday, February 10, 5:30 -7:15pm


TICKETS: $25.00 available for sale electronically and will be available mid-week of Jan 5 at Truckee Library, 10031 Levon, Truckee and at the Bookshelf Bookstore, 11429 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 2, Truckee, CA


BOOKS: Copies of the book will be available at the Bookshelf starting Jan. 7 and will be available for sale the evening of the event. The Bookshelf is generously donating 10% of all book sales to the Friends of the Truckee Library.


MORE INFORMATION: truckeefol@gmail.com or contact Ruth Hall, Chair FOTL 530-314-9368


Thank you for supporting Friends of the Truckee Library!

Truckee to Tahoe by Train

Riding "The Rattler" - Commuting by Train from Truckee to Tahoe. Truckee History Alive Railroad Series: Part 2

Where? Truckee Veterans' Memorial Building, 10214 High Street

When? Thursday, February 19 at 7:00 pm

Did you know at one time you could ride a train from Truckee to Lake Tahoe? At the Truckee Depot, you'd board a passenger car nick-named the "Rattler." The train would take you up along the Truckee River to a railroad pier at Tahoe City. Upon arrival, you would step off the train, walk across the pier and board a steamer that sailed all the way around Lake Tahoe. Upon your return to Tahoe City, you could spend the rest of your week at the first class Tahoe Tavern resort hotel and casino.

Come hear the fascinating story of how Duane L Bliss, William Seth Bliss, Walter D Bliss, Duane L Bliss Jr, and Frank Titus built and ran this tourist system. They laid the foundation for Lake Tahoe's present day tourist industry.

Presenter Jerry Blackwill has researched and given presentations on the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company for the last few years. He is Vice President of Strategic Planning for the Truckee Donner Railroad Society and Board President of the Sierra State Parks Foundation. In his spare time, he is a docent in the Truckee Railroad Museum and drives the kids' train in Truckee Regional Park.

Truckee to Tahoe City RailRoad
Passengers on the Tahoe City Pier. The railroad used to connect Truckee to Tahoe City.

Children's Winter Reading Program

The "Reading is Cool" Winter Reading Program starts December 1 and ends February 28, starring "Frozen's" Olaf the Snowman. Pick up your themed reading record and bookmark at the library during the months of December and January. Read 10 books by February 28 to receive a book bag, book of your choosing, and an invitation to a super-cool after-hours party at the library in March! Learn more.


Truckee Library Hours

Mon: 10:30 am - 6 pm

Tue: 10:30 am - 6 pm

Wed: 10:30 am - 6 pm

Thu: 11 am - 7 pm

Fri: 10:30 am - 6 pm

Sat: 10 am - 2 pm

pam harris fellow award

Friends of the Truckee Library is extremely proud of Board Member, Pam McAdoo, who was recently named a "Paul Harris Fellow," by the Truckee Rotary. Pam, a multi-talented artist, writer and advocate has donated decades of time and her unique talents in service to the community and the mission of FOTL. Pam has been instrumental in keeping the Truckee Library vibrant and forward-looking and in helping lead the effort for the new library Truckee needs and deserves.