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Summer Reading Program 2012 DRAFT

Dream Big READ!

May 25 to July 31, 2012

Join the thousands of children who visit the library, attend special events, and READ this summer! All locations of Lincoln City Libraries invite you to attend their special events! These are planned for elementary-aged children and are FREE. Events last about 45 minutes unless otherwise noted. While you are at the library, be sure to pick up your Summer Reading Program booklet and check out some books!

Here are this year's Summer Reading Program events listed by date. A branch-by-branch listing of events is available here.

Note: Due to issues with building capacity, Bethany Branch Library's events will be held at the Cotner Center, 1540 N. Cotner Boulevard, and some of South Library's events will be held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2110 Sheridan Boulevard; enter through the east doors.

 

Dream Big READ!Friday, June 1, 2012
3:30-5:30 PM
Bennett Martin Public Library
Dream Big Kickoff: Bennett Martin Public Library Teen Advisory Board members will host this fun event. Activities with the theme "Dream Big" will include crafting sparkling stars, paper lanterns and bat goggles, making and eating glowing edible campfires, stargazing, tattooing, and a coin toss game for prizes.

Dream Big READ!Sunday, June 3, 2012
6:00-7:30 PM
South Branch Library
Family Movie Night: Come and enjoy a wonderful family-friendly movie. Feel free to bring your own snacks to enjoy as you relax and watch the movie.

Dream Big READ!Tuesday, June 5, 2012
10:30 AM
Bennett Martin Public Library
1:30 and 3:00 PM
Anderson Branch Library
Jason Huneke: Jason Huneke has appeared in venues across the United States, including an appearance on America's Got Talent. His original comedy and juggling are what set his act apart from the rest. Clean enough for kids, smart enough for adults, and edgy enough for teens, there is something for everyone in Jason's unique performance!

Dream Big READ!Wednesday, June 6, 2012
10:15 and 11:30 AM
Walt Branch Library
2:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
6:30 PM
Gere Branch Library
Jason Huneke: Jason Huneke has appeared in venues across the United States, including an appearance on America's Got Talent. His original comedy and juggling are what set his act apart from the rest. Clean enough for kids, smart enough for adults, and edgy enough for teens, there is something for everyone in Jason's unique performance!

Dream Big READ!Thursday, June 7, 2012
10:15 AM
Westminster Presbyterian Church, near South Branch Library
2:00 PM
Cotner Center, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd., near Bethany Branch Library
Jason Huneke: Jason Huneke has appeared in venues across the United States, including an appearance on America's Got Talent. His original comedy and juggling are what set his act apart from the rest. Clean enough for kids, smart enough for adults, and edgy enough for teens, there is something for everyone in Jason's unique performance!

Dream Big READ!Thursday, June 7, 2012
2:00-6:00 PM
Williams Branch Library
Craft Your Dreams @ Williams: Using glue, crayons, yarn, construction paper and your imagination, the sky is the limit. Drop in to dream big at the Williams Branch Library with crafts.

Dream Big READ!Sunday, June 10, 2012
6:00-7:30 PM
South Branch Library
Family Movie Night: Come and enjoy a wonderful family-friendly movie. Feel free to bring your own snacks to enjoy as you relax and watch the movie.

Dream Big READ!Monday, June 11, 2012
10:15 AM
South Branch Library
2:00 and 3:30 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
Critter Meet and Greet: The Lincoln Children's Zoo handlers will introduce you to some of their favorite zoo residents in this meet, greet, touch and learn session.

Dream Big READ!Tuesday, June 12, 2012
10:30 AM
Bennett Martin Public Library
3:00 PM
Williams Branch Library
Critter Meet and Greet: The Lincoln Children's Zoo handlers will introduce you to some of their favorite zoo residents in this meet, greet, touch and learn session.

Dream Big READ!Wednesday, June 13, 2012
10:15 and 11:30 AM
Gere Branch Library
1:30 PM and 3:00 PM
Anderson Branch Library
Critter Meet and Greet: The Lincoln Children's Zoo handlers will introduce you to some of their favorite zoo residents in this meet, greet, touch and learn session.

Dream Big READ!Thursday, June 14, 2012
10:15 and 11:30 AM
Walt Branch Library
Critter Meet and Greet: The Lincoln Children's Zoo handlers will introduce you to some of their favorite zoo residents in this meet, greet, touch and learn session.

Dream Big READ!Thursday, June 14, 2012
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
Video Game Day @ the Library: Need something to fill a summer afternoon? Join us at Eiseley to play your favorite video games. Open to all ages.

Dream Big READ!Sunday, June 17, 2012
6:00-7:30 PM
South Branch Library
Family Movie Night: Come and enjoy a wonderful family-friendly movie. Feel free to bring your own snacks to enjoy as you relax and watch the movie.

Dream Big READ!Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, 2012
all open hours
Walt Branch Library
Library Scavenger Hunt: Join us for the Walt Library Scavenger Hunt. Look for pictures of "dreamscapes" from your favorite books (such as Hogwarts, the Emerald City, and Charlotte's Web).

Dream Big READ!Monday, June 18, 2012
2:30-3:30 PM
Williams Branch Library
How Does Your Garden Grow? Family Story Time: Cultivate your inner garden with stories; whether they are about magical beanstalks, gardens full of silver bells and cockle shells or pesky rabbits who are using your garden as a salad bar, we will be sharing stories and songs. This program will be followed by a make-and-take craft and snack.

Saltdogs at the LibraryTuesday, June 19, 2012
10:30 AM
Bennett Martin Public Library
1:00 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
Saltdogs at the Library: Come meet Homer the Haymarket Hound, players and coaches from the Lincoln Saltdogs when they visit our libraries to read, sign autographs and answer your questions about baseball.

Saltdogs at the LibraryWednesday, June 20, 2012
10:30 AM
Gere Branch Library
1:00 PM
Anderson Branch Library
Saltdogs at the Library: Come meet Homer the Haymarket Hound, players and coaches from the Lincoln Saltdogs when they visit our libraries to read, sign autographs and answer your questions about baseball.

Dream Big READ!Wednesday, June 20, 2012
2:30-4:00 PM
Williams Branch Library
Movie Day @ Williams Branch Library: Movie Day! Come in out of the heat, and join us for a movie.

Dream Big READ!Thursday, June 21, 2012
6:30 PM
South Branch Library
Mini Book Group: Part I: Join other kids and parents for a discussion and crafts based on two Golden Sower (Nebraska children's choice award) book selections. This first meeting, we will read and discuss a book from the K-3 category. We will give each reading pair one of the 4-6 grade selections to take home and read together for our next meeting, Thursday, July 26.

Dream Big READ!Sunday, June 24, 2012
2:30-3:30 PM
Bennett Martin Public Library
Dream Big Family Storytime: Bennett Martin Public Library staff will host a family story time in its third floor Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors. Following the current summer reading program theme, Dream Big, staff will read a story, offer a craft, and make discoveries in the Heritage Room. A mystery Nebraska author may be present! Pre-registration is required, please call 402-441-8566.

Dream Big READ!Sunday, June 24, 2012
6:00-7:30 PM
South Branch Library
Family Movie Night: Come and enjoy a wonderful family-friendly movie. Feel free to bring your own snacks to enjoy as you relax and watch the movie.

Dream Big READ!Tuesday, June 26, 2012
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
South Branch Library
It's All Fun and Games at the Library: It's a day to play; games that is! We will have a life-size Candy Land Game, Wii, and other fun games to play.

Dream Big READ!Tuesday, June 26, 2012
2:00-3:00 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
Star Wars Day @ Eiseley: A long time ago, in a library far, far away… Summer Reading! Join us at Eiseley as we celebrate Star Wars' 35th anniversary. We'll have Star Wars crafts, Star Wars trivia and Star Wars titles available. Don't let the empire win, use the power of your mind and read!

Dream Big READ!Wednesday, June 27, 2012
All day
Gere Branch Library
Book-Inspired Crafts: Stop in and enjoy crafts based on favorite youth books.

Dream Big READ!Wednesday, June 27, 2012
6:30-7:30 PM
Walt Branch Library
Travel Through the Solar System: Join us at Walt Branch Library as you dream about traveling the universe. Crafts from 6:30 to 7:00 will include a mobile of the solar system and a rocket ship. Stories from 7:00 to 7:30 will feature Martian Rock by Carol Diggory Shields.

Dream Big READ!Thursday, June 28, 2012
1:30-3:00 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
Sprinkler Day! Join us for fun in the sun! It's our annual sprinkler day! We will run through sprinklers, draw with sidewalk chalk and blow bubbles!

Dream Big READ!Thursday, June 28, 2012
6:30-7:30 PM
Anderson Branch Library
Family Storytime – Dream Big: Storytime fun for the whole family. Join us for bedtime stories followed by a fun craft. Wear your pajamas if you wish!

Dream Big READ!Sunday, July 1, 2012
6:00-7:30 PM
South Branch Library
Family Movie Night: Come and enjoy a wonderful family-friendly movie. Feel free to bring your own snacks to enjoy as you relax and watch the movie.

Dream Big READ!Monday, July 2, 2012
10:15 and 11:30 AM
Eiseley Branch Library
3:00 PM
Williams Branch Library
Dream Big: Reach for the Sky! Mad Science of Iowa Plus+ always makes learning about science fun. This summer their show will feature: Alien Voices; the Balanced Brain; the Black Tar Dream-Popper; a Centrifugal Platform; a Visible Dream from a Brain; Everybody Needs a Hand; an Expensive Dream-Stopper; Indoor Rockets; Outdoor Rocket Blast-Off; Bed of Nails; and, Tall Paul’s Brain!!

Dream Big READ!Tuesday, July 3, 2012
10:15 AM-12:00 PM
South Branch Library
Pre-Fourth of July Party: Celebrate the 4th of July just a little early at South. We will have movies, crafts and other fun activities.

Dream Big READ!Tuesday, July 3, 2012
10:30 AM
Bennett Martin Public Library
1:30 and 3:00 PM
Anderson Branch Library
Dream Big: Reach for the Sky! Mad Science of Iowa Plus+ always makes learning about science fun. This summer their show will feature: Alien Voices; the Balanced Brain; the Black Tar Dream-Popper; a Centrifugal Platform; a Visible Dream from a Brain; Everybody Needs a Hand; an Expensive Dream-Stopper; Indoor Rockets; Outdoor Rocket Blast-Off; Bed of Nails; and, Tall Paul’s Brain!!

Dream Big READ!Thursday, July 5, 2012
10:15 and 11:30 AM
Walt Branch Library
1:30 and 3:00 PM
Gere Branch Library
Dream Big: Reach for the Sky! Mad Science of Iowa Plus+ always makes learning about science fun. This summer their show will feature: Alien Voices; the Balanced Brain; the Black Tar Dream-Popper; a Centrifugal Platform; a Visible Dream from a Brain; Everybody Needs a Hand; an Expensive Dream-Stopper; Indoor Rockets; Outdoor Rocket Blast-Off; Bed of Nails; and, Tall Paul’s Brain!!

Dream Big READ!Sunday, July 8, 2012
6:00-7:30 PM
South Branch Library
Family Movie Night: Come and enjoy a wonderful family-friendly movie. Feel free to bring your own snacks to enjoy as you relax and watch the movie.

Dream Big READ!Monday, July 9, 2012
10:15 and 11:30 AM
Eiseley Branch Library
2:00 PM
Cotner Center, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd., near Bethany Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician: Award-winning magician Jeff Quinn is back with another brand new magic show.  Come see what he’s dreamed up for us this year!

Dream Big READ!Tuesday, July 10, 2012
10:30 AM
Bennett Martin Public Library
2:00 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church, near South Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician: Award-winning magician Jeff Quinn is back with another brand new magic show.  Come see what he’s dreamed up for us this year!

Dream Big READ!Wednesday, July 11, 2012
10:15 and 11:30 AM
Gere Branch Library
1:30 and 3:00 PM
Anderson Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician: Award-winning magician Jeff Quinn is back with another brand new magic show.  Come see what he’s dreamed up for us this year!

Dream Big READ!Thursday, July 12, 2012
10:15 and 11:30 AM
Walt Branch Library
3:00 PM
Williams Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician: Award-winning magician Jeff Quinn is back with another brand new magic show.  Come see what he’s dreamed up for us this year!

Dream Big READ!Sunday, July 15, 2012
6:00-7:30 PM
South Branch Library
Family Movie Night: Come and enjoy a wonderful family-friendly movie. Feel free to bring your own snacks to enjoy as you relax and watch the movie.

Dream Big READ!Monday, July 16, 2012
2:30-3:30 PM
Williams Branch Library
Let's Go Camping! Family Story Time: Campfires, tents, s'mores, oh my! Join us around the campfire for a special storytime with books, songs, crafts, and a snack to follow.

Saltdogs at the LibraryTuesday, July 17, 2012
10:30 AM
South Branch Library
1:00 PM
Walt Branch Library
Saltdogs at the Library: Come meet Homer the Haymarket Hound, players and coaches from the Lincoln Saltdogs when they visit our libraries to read, sign autographs and answer your questions about baseball.

Dream Big READ!Tuesday, July 17, 2012
10:30 AM
Bennett Martin Public Library
1:00 and 3:30 PM
Anderson Branch Library
Didgeridoo Down Under: In Lincoln for the first time, DDU is a high-energy, Australia-themed program that combines music, puppetry, comedy, environmental education, character building and audience participation. DDU is interactive, educational and super fun ... a one-of-a-kind musical & cultural experience for all ages!

Dream Big READ!Wednesday, July 18, 2012
10:30-11:30 AM
Gere Branch Library
2:00 and 3:30 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
Didgeridoo Down Under: In Lincoln for the first time, DDU is a high-energy, Australia-themed program that combines music, puppetry, comedy, environmental education, character building and audience participation. DDU is interactive, educational and super fun ... a one-of-a-kind musical & cultural experience for all ages!

Dream Big READ!Sunday, July 22, 2012
6:00-7:30 PM
South Branch Library
Family Movie Night: Come and enjoy a wonderful family-friendly movie. Feel free to bring your own snacks to enjoy as you relax and watch the movie.

Dream Big READ!Tuesday, July 24, 2012
10:30-11:30 AM
Bennett Martin Public Library
Family & Friends Storytime: Night Noises: Come help us make the sounds of the night as we enjoy stories by various authors, sing crazy songs, and select members of the audience to help us "characterize" books about the night!

Diary of a Wimpy KidTuesday, July 24, 2012
2:00-3:00 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Day: Dear Diary Journal, My mom is making me go to the library today to participate in some silly program! I'm sure that they'll have some crafts, games and cartoon books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I hope that none of my friends see me because that would be like totally embarrassing.

Dream Big READ!Wednesday, July 25, 2012
All day
Gere Branch Library
Book-Inspired Crafts: Stop in and enjoy crafts based on favorite youth books.

Dream Big READ!Thursday, July 26, 2012
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
Video Game Day @ the Library: Need something to fill a summer afternoon? Join us at Eiseley to play your favorite video games. Open to all ages.

Dream Big READ!Thursday, July 26, 2012
2:00-3:00 PM
Walt Branch Library
Fractured Fairy Tales: Join us at Walt Branch Library as we read some fairy tales with a slight twist that will crack your funny bone. Try to figure out which tale has been changed ever so slightly.

Dream Big READ!Thursday, July 26, 2012
2:30-4:00 PM
Williams Branch Library
Movie Day @ Williams Branch Library: Movie Day! Come in out of the heat, and join us for a movie.

Dream Big READ!Thursday, July 26, 2012
6:30-7:30 PM
Anderson Branch Library
Family Storytime – Space: Storytime fun for the whole family. Join us for stories about space followed by a craft that's "out of this world".

Dream Big READ!Thursday, July 26, 2012
6:30-7:30 PM
South Branch Library
Mini Book Group: Part II: Meet with us to discuss and create crafts based on the selected Golden Sower Nominee from the first meeting in June.

Dream Big READ!Sunday, July 29, 2012
6:00-7:30 PM
South Branch Library
Family Movie Night: Come and enjoy a wonderful family-friendly movie. Feel free to bring your own snacks to enjoy as you relax and watch the movie.




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