Lincoln City Libraries is hosting the “Thinking Money” educational exhibit for young adults and their parents December 15 through January 23. The opening reception begins at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, December 15 on the first floor of Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. Sessions on budgeting, building credit, preventing senior fraud, identify theft and healthy eating on a budget will be offered at library locations December 17 through January 15.
Thinking Money was developed by the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office in collaboration with the Investor Education Foundation of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), whose support made this exhibition possible.
Digital Downloads from OverDrive provides over 21,000 eBooks and audiobooks you can enjoy on your computer or portable devices.
We’ve added Mergent IntellectTM to our collection of online resources. Mergent Intellect has detailed information on over 245 Million Global businesses, Job searching from over 20 Million employers, 250 Million U.S. Consumers, Demographics including 66 demographic and behavior types, Global Family Tree, and in-depth reporting of over 1,000 industries through First Research.
Here is Vicki’s annual list of Great Books to Give as Gifts for 2016.
Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code,” to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.
Hour of Code is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide. The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week, December 5-11, 2016.
Lincoln City Libraries has a number of special events planned for the week of December 5-11.
The public is invited to help kick off Lincoln City Libraries’ 2017 One Book – One Lincoln program by nominating a great book. The selection committee will look for books that are of general interest to adults and young adults, address universal themes of life and spark thoughtful discussion.
If you signed up for the 15 Minutes a Day Challenge, you can still sign in through the end of December to record your progress in our Beanstack software. Have you forgotten your user name or password? Ask a librarian for help.
Help us fill Lincoln Children’s Museum with families that read aloud! Lincoln City Libraries will be hosting a celebration on Wednesday, January 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for families that complete the Read Aloud 15 Minutes a Day Fall Challenge. Questions about how it works? Check out our challenge FAQ here.
Kick the school year into high gear with homework assistance from Homework HelpNow! It provides free homework help and online tutoring for grades 3-12 in the areas of math, English, science, and social studies. Chat with a tutor through instant messaging from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM, seven days a week. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available.
With our new MobilePrint Service™, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your document using your library card. This service is now available at all of our locations!
The Nebraska Literary Heritage Association, in partnership with the Nebraska State Historical Society and the Nebraska Library Commission, has released the Nebraska 150 Book List, the authorized reading list for the celebration of Nebraska’s 150th anniversary or sesquicentennial in 2017.
We are pleased to have lynda.com in our collection of online resources. lynda.com provides instructional videos on thousands of topics, including technology, business, design, and more. Sign in here with your library card number and PIN to get started. You can then set up your personalized account to manage your playlists and progress through the tutorials.
Please note that you can only sign in through this link, and not by directly visiting the lynda.com homepage. lynda.com’s accounts for libraries do not include access to their mobile app. However, once you have logged in through your mobile device’s browser, you will be taken to a mobile-friendly version of the site.
You can help support the Library through the Lincoln Cares program. Enroll today at https://app.les.com/Applications/_LCDonate/ or call 402-475-4211. Thank you for your support of parks, libraries and older adults in our community!
Our Welcome to Lincoln City Libraries videos, available in a variety of languages, provide an overview of the services we offer!