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Programs and Events

April 21, 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.

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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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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Summer Reading Events 2011

July 22, 2011 by Webmaster

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


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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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Summer Reading Events 2010

August 04, 2010 by Webmaster

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


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Slide show of Summer Reading Program events


Here's are three videos from Eiseley's "Animals From Around the World" event:

A video of the Kokyo Taiko Drummers performing at the Bennett Martin Public Library:

How to Make a Hydro-Bracelet, from the program at the Bennett Martin Public Library:



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Third One Book 2009 video now available online

November 21, 2009 by sdc
For those who were unable to attend the following Special Program associated with the 2009 One Book One Lincoln, a video recording is now available via the Lincoln City Libraries YouTube channel. The program is broken up into several segments, so make sure you follow through to all parts if you wish to enjoy the entire program.

The following program is the latest one available from our 2009 special events:

"An Interfaith Journey Towards Peace: A Discussion", presented by Timothy Schaffert, Director of the Nebraska Summer Writers' Conference. See it on YouTube.

The Sarajevo Haggadah was treasured and protected by many people as it passed through generations. The people of this book were of many faiths, but each risked their own life and called upon their own faith, as they sought to ensure the safety of this holy book. Please join us for an opportunity to meet people of other faiths and traditions as we explore the three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Islam and Christianity) represented in People of the Book. Panel members, Dr.Sarah Kelen, Assistant Professor of English, Nebraska Wesleyan University; Zainab Al-Baaj, MENA Hope Coordinator, Lincoln Good Neighbor Center; Claudia Koziol, Development and Communications Director, Project Interfaith, Omaha, Nebraska and Reverend Dr. Otis Young, senior minister emeritus, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln will join moderator Reverend Jamie Norwich McLennan, Associate Pastor, First United Methodist Church, to talk about matters of spirituality, history and tradition as observed by each faith and share their personal experiences. They will also discuss the relationships these religions have had over the centuries and ask the audience to join in discussing the present day search for peace and cooperation among all faiths.

Watch for more One Book One Lincoln video programming coming in the near future...



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