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Programs and Events

October 22, 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.

October

Teen Read Week Prize DrawingOctober 1-31, 2014
All Lincoln City Libraries locations
For middle school and high school age
Teen Read Week Prize Drawing: Teen Read Week is October 12-18, but we're celebrating it all month! Visit any Lincoln City Library, check out a book (of any kind - traditional book, an eBook, audiobook, graphic novel, etc.) and enter a drawing to win prizes! Be sure to take a look at Susan's Teen Read Week Book List!

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, October 24, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Wacky and Crafty Reads - Sandy W., from the Gere Branch Library, is today's presenter.

Library Mom's Night Out Program Friday, October 24, 2014
6:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For adults
Library Mom's Night Out Program (LMNOP): Library Mom's Night Out Program (LMNOP) is an after-hours, child-free gathering where you can socialize, learn something new and take time for yourself. This month Tataya Radtke, owner of Yoga Body and Balance, will demonstrate simple yoga techniques. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or towel if you would like to join in. Come for the program or just spend time in the library - your choice, your evening! Child care will not be available at this event.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, October 27, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Wacky and Crafty Reads - Sandy W., from the Gere Branch Library, is today's presenter.


Spooky (but not too spooky) StorytimeTuesday, October 28, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Spooky (but not too spooky) Storytime: Join us for seasonal stories about things that go bump in the night! Please feel free to dress up or come as you are, all are welcome.

Introduction to ComputersWednesday, October 29, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Internet II: A course on learning the Internet for users who have some knowledge of searching. To enroll, please call 402-441-8530, or sign up at Bennett Martin Public Library.

Just DessertsThursday, October 30, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
Just Desserts: At this month's Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion, the group will be discussing all seven of the entries in the White House Chef mystery series by Julie Hyzy.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, October 31, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Charlotte K., from the downtown library, presents a talk on the theme "Scary and Spooky and Weird, Oh My! (and other stuff)".

November

Lego SundaysSunday, November 2, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 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! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, November 3, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: A Book Tasting - Brenda E. and Pat S., from the Gere Branch Library, lead today's "Book Tasting" session.

Introduction to Microsoft ExcelTuesday, November 4, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Introduction to Microsoft® Excel®:Students in this class will learn the basics of Excel® including how to enter text and numbers, and set up a spreadsheet.  To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at the Circulation Desk.

Lunch at the Library Wednesday, November 5, 2014
12:10 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
NLHA's Lunch at the Library: Laura Madeline Wiseman, Author: Delightful Duos: Collaborating with Artists to Create Books, Broadsides, Digital Media, and More

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, November 7, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: ALA Notables - Library Director Pat Leach presents her annual talk celebrating titles that have appeared on the American Library Associations recommending reading list.

One Book - One LincolnFriday, November 7, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Lighthouse Art Competition and Showing: All adults (18 and over please) are invited to participate in the first ever "One Book – One Lincoln Art Exhibit." The theme of the exhibit this year is LIGHTHOUSES. A reception and announcement of awards will be held as part of the First Friday Art Walk series. Click here for a printable copy of the advance registration form. Registrations should be turned in by October 24th. Artwork must be delivered to the downtown library by November 5th. A One Book-One Lincoln presentation.

One Book - One LincolnSunday, November 9, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For adults
Genealogy Challenges - Tracking Your Personal History: The Lincoln and Lancaster County Genealogical Society will look at the challenges involved in researching your personal history when starting with possible faulty information. For instance, in The Light Between Oceans, what if Lucy had not found out the truth of her parentage until after Tom and Isabel had both died? A One Book-One Lincoln presentation.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, November 10, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Susan's Selections - Susan S., teen specialist at the Eiseley Branch Library, is today's presenter.

Introduction to ComputersWednesday, November 12, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Introduction to Microsoft® PowerPoint®: Students in this class will learn the basics of PowerPoint® including how to create and customize electronic slide shows for live or internet presentations  To enroll, please call 402-441-8530, or sign up at Bennett Martin Public Library.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, November 14, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Stephanie E. and Karrie S., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, present a tag-team booktalk.

One Book - One LincolnSunday, November 16, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For adults
Australian Experiences and The Light Between Oceans: This presentation, at the Zipline Brewing Company, 2100 Magnum Circle #1, Lincoln, NE, features Nebraska Wesleyan professor Pat Dotson Pettit, sharing her experience of traveling and/or working in Australia. Zipline Brewing Company has brewed a special batch of Australian beer (to accompany their regular New Zealand beer, which will be available for purchase during this event. A One Book-One Lincoln presentation. Supported by the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries.

Lego SundaysSunday, November 16, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 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! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, November 17, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: ALA Notables - Library Director Pat Leach presents her annual talk celebrating titles that appeared on the American Library Association's recommended reading list.

Native American Read-In Thursday, November 20, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Native American Read-In: Speakers will share stories, poems and readings about Native American cultures

Introduction to ComputersWednesday, November 18, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Introduction to Microsoft® PowerPoint®: Students in this class will learn the basics of PowerPoint® including how to create and customize electronic slide shows for live or internet presentations  To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at the Circulation Desk.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, November 21, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Book Share - No topical presenter scheduled.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, November 24, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: The Becky and Scott Show: 2014 - Married librarians Becky W.C. (Walt Branch) and Scott C. (Bennett Martin Public Library) present a talk featuring their favorite recent reads, and library DVDs they've enjoyed.

December

Gere BooksTalkMonday, December 1, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Happy Homicide - Marcy G., from the South Branch Library, presents some murder mysteries for the holidays.

Lunch at the Library Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:10 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
NLHA's Lunch at the Library: Vicki Wood, Youth Services Librarian, Lincoln City Libraries: Great Books for Giving

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, December 5, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Susan's Selections - Susan S., teen specialist at the Eiseley Branch Library, is today's presenter.

Lego SundaysSunday, December 7, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 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! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, December 8, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Great Books for Gifts - Vicki W., head of the libraries Youth Services, presents her annual talk about books that would be great for holiday gift-giving..

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, December 12, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Shannon K., from the Walt Branch Library, is today's presenter.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, December 15, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Book Share - Pam B., long-time Gere BooksTalk volunteer, is today's presenter.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, December 19, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: The Becky and Scott Show: 2014 - Married librarians Becky W.C. (Walt Branch) and Scott C. (Bennett Martin Public Library) present a talk featuring their favorite recent reads, and library DVDs they've enjoyed.

Lego SundaysSunday, December 21, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 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! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

January

Lego SundaysSunday, January 4, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 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! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Lego SundaysSunday, January 18, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 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! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

February

Lego SundaysSunday, February 1, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 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! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Lego SundaysSunday, February 15, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 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! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

March

Lego SundaysSunday, March 1, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 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! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Lego SundaysSunday, March 15, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 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! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

April

Lego SundaysSunday, April 19, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 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! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

May

Lego SundaysSunday, May 10, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 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! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.



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What's Up at the Library

October 10, 2014 by pjorgensen

 

"Like" us on  FaceBook to keep updated on Teen goings-on at Lincoln City Libraries!

What's Up at the Library

Be sure to also keep an eye on these special events for kids and Programs and Events for everyone!

Teen Read Week Prize DrawingTeen Read Week Prize Drawing
October 1-31, 2014
All Lincoln City Libraries locations
Teen Read week is October 12-18, but we're celebrating it all month! Visit any Lincoln City Library, check out a book (of any kind - traditional book, an eBook, audiobook, graphic novel, etc.) and enter a drawing to win prizes! Be sure to take a look at Susan's Teen Read Week Book List!

Star Wars Reads DayStar Wars Reads Day
Saturday October 11, 2014
Walt Branch Library
For all ages
Star Wars Reads Day III will be celebrated on October 11 this year and you can participate in it at Walt Library. At 10:30 a.m. there will be a Star Wars Storytime. At 1:30 p.m. children aged 12 and under can test their knowledge in a Star Wars Trivia Contest. At 3:00 p.m. members of the 501st Central Garrison will make a special appearance. Have your picture taken with several members of this Star Wars costumed organization. There will be crafts, activities and lots of Star Wars books to read and check out. Star Wars Reads Day is sponsored worldwide by Disney Publishing Worldwide and its many publishing partners.

Batman Birthday BashBatman Birthday Bash
Monday, October 13, 2014
All Day
Gere Branch Library
For all ages
Comic book professionals Bob Hall and Nate Hamel will show the audience how to draw Batman. The program at 10:00 a.m. is designed for the elementary age and the program at 11:30 a.m. is designed for all ages. Crafts will be available all afternoon. Photos will be taken with Batman from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Lego SundaysLego Sundays
First and Third Sundays (may be subject to change), September 2014 through May 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

After School Free Art ClubBEAST

Best Ever After School Teen Art Club – meets Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:30.

Hosted by Gere’s Teen Advisory Board, Mentored by Volunteer Artist Extrordinaire, Chris D.

Come discover your passion – Painting? Drawing? Anime? Writing? Music? Pottery? Don’t know yet, or just want to explore the options? Come on ahead. We have guest artists visit to share their projects, and Chris to organize your next masterpiece. Supplies are provided, along with a bit of sugary, caffeinated sustenance. Here are some examples of the Club's work! (Updated May 2013)

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Teen Advisory Boards

Creative teens advise library staff about materials, programs and services they would like to see in the library. This is your chance to make a difference! If you are interested in joining a Teen Advisory Board, please contact us at these e-mail addresses:

Todd Sparkles Presents the Bennett Martin Public Library
Todd Sparkles, his sidekick Polly Owl and members of the Bennett Martin Public Library Teen Advisory Board show some of the highlights of what's available at the Library.


 

Gere's TAB members painting stepstoolsTake a look at how members of Gere Branch Library's Teen Advisory Board have been working to make the Library better!

'Casting About, Program 37: Bennett Martin Public Library Teen Advisory BoardTeen Advisory Board Podcast
Check out this Podcast featuring the Bennett Martin Public Library's Teen Advisory Board!

PodcastListen now - 9:57, 6.8 MB

Many of our other Podcasts also feature discussions of books for teens; here is an index to those Podcasts.


Homework HelpNowNeed Help With Homework?
Homework HelpNow powered by brainfuse provides free homework help and online tutoring. Chat with a tutor through instant messaging from 2:00 PM to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week for grades 3-12 in the areas of math, English, science, and social studies. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available.

And don't forget our other homework help resources!

Downloadable Audio Books

Downloadable Audiobooks and e-Books
Downloadable audiobooks and e-Books for young people are now available! Use your library card number to log in to our Digital Downloads site and start reading and listening! Here's some more information to help you get started with e-Books and audiobooks.


Video Games @ Your LibraryVideo Games Now Available for Checkout
Here's some information about them.

The Continuing Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy


A new episode of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy has been added!


The Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy - Part 2
Don't miss our earlier video, The Continuing Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy! (QuickTime format, 16.8 MB)
These sequels to the original Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy were created to thank our volunteers for all the work they do. Thank you, volunteers!

After-School Gaming @ Walt Branch LibraryAfter-School Gaming @ Walt Branch Library
Drop in after school for open gaming! Join other 6-12th graders on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30.




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Final 2011 One Book One Lincoln program announced!

December 01, 2011 by sdc
On Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 So. 14th Street, Lincoln, Neb., a panel of medical professionals from Lincoln will share their experience volunteering in medical mission projects abroad, including Africa, Haiti, and Mexico. Learn about the challenges and rewards of providing care in other cultures, and reflections on the ethics and practice of international aid.

The 2011 One Book - One Lincoln selection, Cutting for Stone, is set in large part in a mission hospital located in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. Missing Hospital, as it is known to locals, is staffed primarily by "ferengi" or foreigners: doctors and nurses from Britain and India and support staff from the neighboring region of Eritrea. Abraham Verghese's novel is set against political unrest and the theme of belonging.

Program panelists include Dr. Yvonne Davenport, MD (Ob-Gyn) and 2011 One Book-One Lincoln selection committee member; Elizabeth Jacobs-Fitzgerald, RNC-OB, BSN; Karen McGivney-Liechti, CNM, MSN; and Jearlyn Schumacher, CNM

This event is free and open to the public. Because of the subject matter of this program, some material may not be suitable for young children.

Come join us for this final 2011 One Book - One Lincoln program!


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Teen Read Week 2011

October 13, 2011 by sdc

Teen Read WeekTeen Read Week is officially Oct. 16-22, but we're extending the celebration to the middle of November with these special upcoming events at Bennett Martin, Eiseley, and Walt Libraries!

Teen Read Week Read-In Teen Read Week Read-In
Saturday, October 15, 2011
2:30 - 4:30 PM
Bennett Martin Public Library
For all ages
In celebration of Teen Read Week, Bennett Martin Public Library Teen Advisory Board members invite members of the public of all ages to participate in a “Read-In” any time between 2:30 and 4:30.

Teen Costume PartyTeen Costume Party
Saturday, October 22, 2011
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Walt Branch Library
For 6th through 12th graders
Dig out that costume in the back of your closet and get to Walt Branch Library for an "after-hours" teen party in celebration of Teen Read Week. Enjoy food and beverages, hang out, watch a spooky movie or make a cool mask and take part in the costume contest. 6th-12th graders only please. A costume isn’t required, but we will have prizes!

Altered BooksAltered Books
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
For ages 10 - 17
Release your inner artist in celebration of Teen Read Week and create a piece of unique art, using old books. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own book, postcards, photos or other items you would like to use in your piece.



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Summer Reading Events 2011

July 22, 2011 by Webmaster

Here are photos of some of the events from this year's Summer Reading Program.


Start slideshow; the pictures change every five seconds.

Slide show of Summer Reading Program events


Here's a video from juggler Jason Huneke's June 7 performance at Bennett Martin Public Library:

Here's a video clip of the Kokyo Taiko Drummers performing at Walt Branch Library on June 29:

 

 

Here is a brief video from newsNetNebraska about our recent Sky Watching program at Gere Branch Library!



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