Some great news! Almost all Las Vegas ⸻ Clark County Library District branches are now open and fully operational. We have browsing back,
small programs and continuing curbside service. The pandemic
has made us expand our online virtual programming. The
District now has a YouTube channel (follow the link at http://www.lvccld.org) and you can follow us on Instagram @LVCCLD.
This past month we debuted “Get in to the Q,” a video podcast highlighting LGBTQ+ entertainment at the Library District. This will be an ongoing series. On the first episode, we discuss “The House of Impossible Beauties” by Joseph Cassara. I don’t want to give too much away, but if you love “Pose” and can’t wait for Season 3, you need to read this book. Check out “Get into the Q” for a full review.
“A Place to Call Home” created by Bevan Lee – While on lockdown, I was checking out the District’s streaming services and happened upon this gem of a show. I would call this the Aussie version of “Downton Abbey,” but it takes place in the ’50s and focuses mainly on the aristocrats. The show ran for six seasons and all six are available on Hoopla and AcornTV. I am in the middle of Season 3 and already been a returned long-lost husband, a ashback to Nazi concentration camp horrors, a substitute baby, star-crossed lovers, a long-lost daughter, and much, much more. There is a main character that is LGBTQ+ who marries to try to cover up his homosexuality, but soon after attempts suicide. He eventually tries to cure himself by seeking the help of a not so great psychiatrist and some of these scenes are very hard to watch. I am looking forward to finishing the series to see what happens, but when I am done, I will miss the Blighs. Just a heads up, Hoopla will only let you watch 20 episodes a month but AcornTV has unlimited access. My personal preference is Hoopla because I prefer its player and it will make the series last a little bit longer.
These materials and events, and thousands more like them, can be accessed through lvccld.org with a valid library card and pin number. Send your feedback and ideas for this column to ClonanS@ LVCCLD.org.
Scott Clonan is the branch manager, at Sunrise Library.