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  • Mobile Printing at Your Library

    mobileprinting-animWith 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 currently available at Bennett Martin Public Library, Eiseley Branch, and Gere Branch. Additional locations will be available soon.

  • “A Cast of Blues” at Bennett Martin Public Library

    photo of Dobro guitarBennett Martin Public Library continues to host “A Cast of Blues” through August 11. The exhibit celebrates Mississippi’s rich musical heritage featuring 15 resin-cast masks of blues legends created by artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson. Fifteen color photographs of performers and juke joints by acclaimed photographer Ken Murphy also are on display.

    Blues performances accompany the exhibit at Bennett Martin Public Library on the following dates:
    Wednesday, July 27, 2 p.m.
    Keeping Blues Alive featuring the Redwoods, a BluesEd Band of talented musicians age 13-17.

    Friday, August 5, 6 to 8 p.m.
    First Friday event featuring Emily Bass and the Near Miracles, 6 to 7 p.m.

  • One Book – One Lincoln 2016

    BeingMortal-a-100One Book - One LincolnThe winning title for the 2016 One Book – One Lincoln community reading program is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande.

    You can now visit the 2016 One Book – One Lincoln web pages to see a list of special programs and discussion opportunities which are available for readers who wish to share the One Book – One Lincoln experience with other participants. There is also a resource page, with links to numerous online sources for more information about the book, the author, and the themes of Being Mortal.

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  • Resource of the Month

    Science and Technology CollectionWhat is quantum computer technology? Is time travel theoretically possible? The Science and Technology Collection can provide information on these and a broad range of other science and technology topics.

  • 2016 Summer Reading Programs

    On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!

    Hey Summer Readers! The summer is winding down and we are excited to see many of you coming in to pick up your prize coupons. Because we had a new system for keeping track of your Summer Reading Program progress, we want to make sure that everyone who completed the program receives their prize. If you registered as a summer reader, but have had trouble using the online system to log your progress, come on in and pick up your prize coupons. We have extended the deadline to August 14. Our staff will make sure that our online system has you checked as having completed the program, so that you receive prize coupons and are eligible for our grand prize drawings.

    Please take our quick survey about the Summer Reading Program. We appreciate your input!


    This year our Summer Reading Program is going online! It’s easy to use and convenient for parents, teens, kids, and adult readers on the go!

    Get in the game: READThe components of the program have not changed. Participants still read, visit the library and complete reading activities. If you are a parent or caregiver, you can create profiles for children in your care and track their reading program progress.

    Exercise your mind: READ!Find out more about this year’s program here! Check out the special events we have planned for kidsteens and adults!

    Photos from many of this year’s Summer Reading Events are available here.

    Recent winners of our prize drawings:

    Week 7:
    Teen: Evan D. (Anderson Library) Teen: $25 Novel Idea Bookstore gift certificate
    Adult: Amy J. (Eiseley Library) Adult: An “Exercise Your Mind” totebag, including a notebook and pen, shaker bottle, pedometer, health journal and a $25 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble

    Week 6:
    Teen: Augustine F. (Walt Library) Teen: $25 Novel Idea Bookstore gift certificate
    Adult: Jennifer A. (South Library) Adult: An “Exercise Your Mind” totebag, including a notebook and pen, shaker bottle, pedometer, health journal and a $25 gift certificate to Lincoln Running Company

    Week 5:
    Teen: Samuel A. (Gere Library) Teen: $25 Novel Idea Bookstore gift certificate
    Adult: Chakka A. (Bennett Martin Library) Adult: An “Exercise Your Mind” totebag, including a notebook and pen, shaker bottle, pedometer, health journal and a $25 gift certificate to A Novel Idea Bookstore

    Week 4:
    Teen: Cassie B. (Eiseley Branch): $25 Indigo Bridge Books gift certificate
    Adult: Rochelle B. (Anderson Branch): $25 Indigo Bridge Books gift certificate & “Exercise Your Mind” gift bag

    Week 3:
    Teen: Chanci B. (Gere Branch): $25 Indigo Bridge Books gift certificate
    Adult: Brad S. (Walt Branch): $25 Indigo Bridge Books gift certificate & “Exercise Your Mind” gift bag

    Week 2:
    Teen: Madyn P. (Walt Branch): $25 Barnes & Noble Bookstore gift card
    Adult: Shawn M. (Gere Branch): $25 Barnes & Noble Bookstore gift card & “Exercise Your Mind” gift bag

    Week 1:
    Teen: Gracie D. (Anderson Branch): $25 A Novel Idea Bookstore gift certificate
    Adult: Jill C. (Gere Branch): $25 A Novel Idea Bookstore gift certificate & “Exercise Your Mind” gift bag




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  • Reading List Released for Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial

    Nebraska 150 BooksThe 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.

  • Teens – do you want to be a Summer Reading Volunteer?

    On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!Sign up starting April 15th at the Lincoln City Libraries location of your choice. The information you need for signing up is available here!
    Summer Reading images are copyrighted. Contact the CSLP at 1-866-657-8556 or info@cslpreads.org for more information.

  • Author Alerts

    Author AlertsWould you like to be notified by email or text message when the Library orders new titles by your favorite authors or performers? Sign up here, or look for this button in our catalog:

    Add Author Alert

  • lynda.com

    lynda.comWe 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.

     

  • Hoopla

    hoopla Hoopla is our streaming media resource, providing movies, TV shows, music and more. Register for an account here; if you already have an account, you can login here. More information

  • Lincoln Cares

    Lincoln Cares

    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!

  • Welcome to Lincoln City Libraries

    Welcome to Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln, NebraskaOur Welcome to Lincoln City Libraries videos, available in a variety of languages, provide an overview of the services we offer!

 

 

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