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Polley Music Library

A Service of Lincoln City Libraries funded by the Lillian Helms Polley Trust

Sheet music imageWelcome to the Polley Music Library, the public music library of Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. The music library features a circulating collection of music books, printed music, and compact discs, along with digital collections, non-circulating reference materials, and music magazines. The Polley Music Library answers music-related questions, and provides other services, such as tours and programs.

“A Cast of Blues”

photo of Dobro guitarAn exhibition celebrating Mississippi blues music can be viewed during normal library hours through Thursday, August 11 at the Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. “A Cast of Blues” features 15 resin-cast masks of blues legends created by artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson, as well as 15 color photographs of performers and juke joints by photographer Ken Murphy. These special events are planned:

  • Professor, composer and jazz musician Randall Snyder will present “They Call It Stormy Monday: Evolution of the Blues” at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26.
  • The Redwoods, a BluesEd Band sponsored by the Blues Society of Omaha, will present “Keep the Blues Alive” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27.
  • Emily Bass and the Near Miracles will perform at a First Friday closing reception from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 5.

Hear Nebraska recently published this feature on the Polley Music Library!

Polley Music Library Hours
Monday through Thursday, and Saturday: 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Friday and Sunday
Additional assistance available by appointment with the music librarian

Visit us on the 2nd floor of Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Polley Music Library materials are available for use when Bennett Martin Public Library is open.

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Contact us by phone: 402-441-8520

Contact us by mail: Polley Music Library, Lincoln City Libraries, 136 S. 14 Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 USA

Polley Music Library