Programs and Events

April 10, 2014 by Webmaster

Storytime schedules (including special storytimes) are listed separately. Events for for children and teens are also listed separately.

This page is continuously updated; events are subject to change without notice.

April

The National Arts ProgramFriday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (ongoing exhibition)
All open hours at Bennett Martin Public Library, Eiseley, Gere, and Walt Branches
For all ages
National Arts Program Art Display: City of Lincoln and Lincoln Public Schools employees and their families were invited to participate in the The National Arts Program 2014, a juried art show. All artwork will be exhibited April 4-30, 2014 at Bennett Martin Public Library and Eiseley, Gere, and Walt Branches.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, April 18, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Getting Personal -- Memoirs and Biographies. Katie M., from the downtown library, shares some of her favorite recent reads from the Biographies section.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, April 21, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Stories Told in Unusual Ways. Scott C., from the downtown library, shares a selection of novels, short stories and even non-fiction works, in which the stories are told in unusual, experimental, or at least unconventional ways.

Heart Disease and Stroke Health Education and ScreeningTuesday, April 22, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For adults
Heart Disease and Stroke Health Education and Screening: Free health education and screenings will be provided by representatives from the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. Presented in cooperation with the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services and the Nebraska Office of Health Disparities & Health Equity.

Learn the Basics of PinterestWednesday, April 23, 2014
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Learn the Basics of Pinterest: We'll show you how to discover, collect and organize images and new ideas by creating boards and pins on this popular online site. To enroll, please call 402-441-8530, or sign up at Bennett Martin Public Library.

Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion groupThursday, April 24, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
Just Desserts: Monthly mystery fiction discussion group, with desserts on the side. The book under discussion in April is Deborah Crombie's Water Like a Stone.

Wine and EThursday, April 24, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Lincoln Country Club, 3200 S. 24
Wine and E: A Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries event in support of technology in Lincoln City Libraries,

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, April 25, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Stories Told in Unusual Ways. Scott C., from the downtown library, shares a selection of novels, short stories and even non-fiction works, in which the stories are told in unusual, experimental, or at least unconventional ways.

Confronting the Holocaust: American ResponsesSunday, April 27 - Sunday, May 4, 2014
All open hours
Walt Branch Library
For all ages
Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses: In recognition of the National Days of Remembrance, Walt Branch Library will be displaying photographs from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Displays will include personal histories of victims and survivors, photographs of the American response to what was happening in Europe, and photographs taken from within the Holocaust. We'll also have a Wall of Remembrance featuring names of over 5000 people who perished in the Holocaust along with their country of origin.

Lego SundaysSunday, April 27, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! Each month we'll have a new theme to build, whether it is the pyramids and ziggurats or a new city on the Moon. This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, April 28, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Topic and Presenter T.B.A.

Diabetes Health Education and ScreeningTuesday, April 29, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For adults
Diabetes Health Education and Screening: Free health education and screenings will be provided by representatives from the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. Presented in cooperation with the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services and the Nebraska Office of Health Disparities & Health Equity.

Introduction to Microsoft WordTuesday, April 29, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Introduction to Microsoft® Word: Students in this class learn the basics of using Microsoft® Word, including how to alter text, copy and paste, and save documents. To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at South Branch Library.

May

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, May 2, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Susan's Selection 2014 - Susan S., Eiseley Branch's teen specialist, is today's presenter.

Lou LeviticusHumanities NebraskaSaturday, May 3, 2014
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For high school age and adults
WWII Through the Eyes of a Holocaust Survivor: Lou Leviticus, Professor Emeritus of Biological Systems Engineering at UNL, describes his experiences during five years of war in the Netherlands, where he was born. Presented in cooperation with Humanities Nebraska.

Asian/Pacific Island Read-InSunday, May 4, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For all ages
Asian/Pacific Island Read-In: Enjoy listening to community members read excerpts by and about Asian and Pacific Island Americans. Co-sponsored by the Lincoln Asian Community and Cultural Center.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, May 5, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: It's So Fluffy! Shannon K., from the Walt Branch, presents a booktalk on the theme of Chick Lit and other Cozies.

Plant a Garden at SouthMonday, May 5, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
For preschool and elementary-age children and their families
Plant a Garden at South: Come and help us plant some flowers at South Branch Library! Planting at 6:30, flower stories at 7:00. Part of South Branch Library's Family Storytimes.

Introduction to ComputersWednesday, May 7, 2014
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Introduction to Computers: A course on learning how to get started with the absolute basics of how to use personal computers - how to use a mouse, how to launch programs, how to move around the screen and use pull-down menus, etc. To enroll, please call 402-441-8530, or sign up at Bennett Martin Public Library.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, May 9, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Rebecca's Reads - Rebecca A., from the downtown library, is today's presenter.

Japanese Tea CeremonyFriday, May 9, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For all ages
Japanese Tea Ceremony: May is Asian/Pacific Island Heritage Month. Lincoln City Libraries invite you to a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. Limited to 10 participants; call Evelyn at 402-441-8546 to register. No registration required to observe the ceremony. Presented in conjunction with the Kawasaki Reading Room for Japanese Studies at UNL.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, May 12, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Mysterious Happenings. Donna G., from the libraries' Virtual Services Department, shares some of the mysteries she's enjoyed recently.

Introduction to ExcelTuesday, May 13, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Introduction to Excel: A course on learning how to get started with spreadsheet software. Students in this class will learn the basics of using Microsoft® Excel, including how to enter text and numbers, and set up a spreadsheet. To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at South Branch Library.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, May 16, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Mysterious Happenings. Donna G., from the libraries' Virtual Services Department, shares some of the mysteries she's enjoyed recently.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, May 19, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Topic and Presenter T.B.A.

Lego SundaysSunday, May 18, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! Each month we'll have a new theme to build, whether it is the pyramids and ziggurats or a new city on the Moon. This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Visit Your Library From Home (Intro to Research Resources)Wednesday, May 21, 2014
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Visit Your Library From Home (Intro to Research Resources): An overview of the Library's Research Resources accessible offsite. To enroll, please call 402-441-8530, or sign up at Bennett Martin Public Library.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, May 23, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Hot Picks From Harris -- Harris L., one of the Bookmobile staff, is today's presenter.

Getting Started With E-mailTuesday, May 27, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Getting Started With E-mail: A course on learning how to get started with e-mail, including how to sign up for free e-mail accounts, how to manage electronic address books and folders, and how to make use of attachments. To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at South Branch Library.

Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion groupThursday, May 29, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
Just Desserts: Monthly mystery fiction discussion group, with desserts on the side. In May, all participants are encouraged to read the first or second volume in a "new" series and be prepared to discuss it with the group, round-robin style.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, May 30, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: East of Eatin' - Kathryn K., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, presents a talk about tastes and travels with an Asian flavor.

June

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, June 6, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: It's So Fluffy! Shannon K., from the Walt Branch, presents a booktalk on the theme of Chick Lit and other Cozies.

July

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, July 18, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: James J. Kimble, author of the book Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II (which was released May 1, 2014), will be in attendance at the Bethany Branch BooksTalk today, to share information about his research and writing.



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