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Programs and Events

June 19, 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.

July

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, July 25, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Book Share - The Bethany BooksTalk group will meet throughout the summer for weekly "Book Sharing" discussions -- no presenter.

Spark a ReactionSaturday, July 26, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For teens
Teen Oscar Movie Saturdays: Every Saturday this summer, Gere Library will feature movies that have won Oscars for visual effects or been nominated. We'll have superheroes, dragons, wizards, fairy tales and literary detectives. Check out some of the technology behind the action featuring the YouTube antics of the SloMo Guys. Check in at Gere Library for exact times and movie titles. A Teen Summer Reading event

Literary Elements: Adult Summer Reading ProgramSunday, July 27, 2014
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
First Aid for Books & eBooks: If you're a book lover or collector, plan to attend and learn how to care for and make simple repairs to your books, compact discs, and DVDs. Curious about eBooks? We'll help diagnose and remedy your digital download questions. An Adult Summer Reading Program Event

Fizz Boom Read Monday, July 28, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Heavy Equipment Encounter: Meet in the parking lot to get up close and personal with some of the equipment our own city Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff use to keep our public spaces beautiful and functional. A Summer Reading Program event.

Fizz Boom ReadMonday, July 28, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Heavy Equipment Encounter: Meet in the parking lot to get up close and personal with some of the equipment our own city Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff use to keep our public spaces beautiful and functional. A Summer Reading Program event.

Fizz Boom ReadMonday, July 28, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For elementary-age children
The Hampstead Stage Company: The Hampstead Stage Company is a nationally-touring theater for young audiences. Their shows, adapted from classic books, promote reading and the love of live theater. Two actors play ALL of the characters and will be sure to captivate any audience! They will perform Lewis Carroll's immortal classic, "Alice in Wonderland." A Summer Reading Program event.

Fizz Boom Read Monday, July 28, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For elementary-age children
The Hampstead Stage Company: The Hampstead Stage Company is a nationally-touring theater for young audiences. Their shows, adapted from classic books, promote reading and the love of live theater. Two actors play ALL of the characters and will be sure to captivate any audience! Join King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in this legendary story of the sword and the stone! A Summer Reading Program event.

Fizz Boom Read Tuesday, July 29, 2014
All day
Williams Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Williams Craft Day: Launch your imagination with crafts! We provide the materials, you provide the creativity! A Summer Reading Program event.

Fizz Boom Read Tuesday, July 29, 2014
10:30 a.m.
South Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Heavy Equipment Encounter: Meet in the parking lot to get up close and personal with some of the equipment our own city Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff use to keep our public spaces beautiful and functional. A Summer Reading Program event.

Fizz Boom ReadTuesday, July 29, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Heavy Equipment Encounter: Meet in the parking lot to get up close and personal with some of the equipment our own city Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff use to keep our public spaces beautiful and functional. A Summer Reading Program event.

Spark a ReactionTuesday, July 29, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For teens
It's Elementary, My Dear Watson! Whether you're a fan of the Sherlock BBC crime drama series or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books and movies, this Sherlock Holmes event will be fun and enlightening! Visit with a forensic scientist who specializes in fingerprints, learn how to dust for and lift finger prints, and solve an actual mystery! Please pre-register by visiting Walt Branch Library or calling 402-441-4460. A Teen Summer Reading event

Fizz Boom ReadWednesday, July 30, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Heavy Equipment Encounter: Meet in the parking lot to get up close and personal with some of the equipment our own city Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff use to keep our public spaces beautiful and functional. A Summer Reading Program event.

Fizz Boom Read Thursday, July 31, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Williams Branch Library
For elementary-age children
Heavy Equipment Encounter: Meet in the parking lot to get up close and personal with some of the equipment our own city Parks and Recreation and Public Works staff use to keep our public spaces beautiful and functional. A Summer Reading Program event.

August

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, August 1, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Book Share - The Bethany BooksTalk group will meet throughout the summer for weekly "Book Sharing" discussions -- no presenter.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, August 8, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Book Share - The Bethany BooksTalk group will meet throughout the summer for weekly "Book Sharing" discussions -- no presenter.

Gere BooksTalkFriday, August 11, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Book Share - The Gere BooksTalk group will meet throughout the summer for once-monthly "Book Sharing" discussions -- no presenter.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, August 15, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Book Share - The Bethany BooksTalk group will meet throughout the summer for weekly "Book Sharing" discussions -- no presenter.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, August 22, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Book Share - The Bethany BooksTalk group will meet throughout the summer for weekly "Book Sharing" discussions -- no presenter.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, August 29, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Book Share - The Bethany BooksTalk group will meet throughout the summer for weekly "Book Sharing" discussions -- no presenter.

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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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Summer Reading Events 2009

July 28, 2009 by Webmaster

Here are photos 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

Included are photos of presenters from the Lincoln Saltdogs, the Academy of Rock, the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Mad Science of Iowa, Circus Minimus Puppetry, Puppets and Company, and Lincoln City Libraries staff. 




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Catch the Reading Bug - Summer Reading Program Events

July 15, 2008 by Webmaster

Registration begins May 1!

Here is a list of all of this year's Summer Reading Program events. A branch-by-branch list of events is here.

Summer Reading Program 2008Friday, May 30, 2008
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Get Buggy @ Your Library!
Kick off the summer right!  Join all the creepy-crawly librarians at Anderson Library for crafts, balloon animals, face painting, and more!  Even Homer the Haymarket Hound will be there to catch some bugs.  Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program while you’re there!

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, June 1, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
The String Beans!
Three of our very best musical friends return to the library—their kid-oriented music puts a song in your heart and a tap in your toes.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 2, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
The String Beans!
Three of our very best musical friends return to the library—their kid-oriented music puts a song in your heart and a tap in your toes.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, June 4, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs. Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer ChessWednesday, June 4, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged; call 441-8560.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 5, 2008
10:30 a.m.
South Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs. Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Friday, June 6, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs.  Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, June 8, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 9, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries.  They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer Reading Program 2008 Tuesday, June 10, 2008
2:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo. These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer Reading Program 2008 Tuesday, June 10, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
The String Beans!
Three of our very best musical friends return to the library—their kid-oriented music puts a song in your heart and a tap in your toes.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, June 11, 2008
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo.  These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer ChessWednesday, June 11, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged; call 441-8560.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 12, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo. These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.


Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 12, 2008
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries.  They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 12, 2008
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Butterflies!
Dan, “The Butterfly Man,” will tell us all about some of our favorite winged creatures.  You may have met Dan at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo—as a committed volunteer there, he’s shared his expertise with countless Lincoln families.

Family Dance Off!Saturday, June 14, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Family Dance Off!
Get your groove on!  Teams of two (adult and child/youth) may register for the Family Dance-Off.  (Someone over 21 will be considered an adult.)  If you like Dancing with the Stars, having fun, and sneaking in some health benefits as well, this event is for you!  Besides, who doesn’t want to make their parents look silly while dancing for prizes?  Pre-registration requested by calling 441-4250 or stopping by Eiseley Branch Library.  Or, register the day of the event BEFORE 10:45 a.m., please.

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, June 15, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 16, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo.  These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 16, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Arnold Heights Branch Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries.  They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer Reading Program 2008Tuesday, June 17, 2008
2:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
Anime Afternoon!

At 2:00, come learn how to draw and write your own basic manga (Japanese-style cartooning). No experience necessary!

At 3:00, join our friends from the College of Hair Design—come as yourself, and leave with the style of anime stars!

This project was supported in part by state aid funding appropriated by the Nebraska Legislature, granted and administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, June 18, 2008
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo. These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer Reading Program 2008 Wednesday, June 18, 2008
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries. They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer ChessWednesday, June 18, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 19, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs. Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.


Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 19, 2008
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo.  These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer Reading Program 2008Friday, June 20, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs.  Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Saturday, June 21, 2008 Rescheduled: Saturday, June 28, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Arnold Heights Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs.  Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, June 22, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 23, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Vern Wirka, Ventriloquist
Vern Wirka entertains audiences of all ages with a high-energy, dynamic, fast-paced show, including plenty of audience involvement.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 23, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Arnold Heights Branch Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo.  These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, June 25, 2005
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries. They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer Reading Program 2008 Wednesday, June 25, 2008
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Vern Wirka, Ventriloquist
Vern Wirka entertains audiences of all ages with a high-energy, dynamic, fast-paced show, including plenty of audience involvement.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, June 25, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries. They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”


Summer ChessWednesday, June 25, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 26, 2008
10:30 a.m.
South Branch Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries. They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 26, 2008
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo.  These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 26, 2008
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries.  They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer Reading Program 2008Saturday, June 28, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Arnold Heights Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs.  Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, June 29, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 30 through Sunday, July 6, 2008
All open hours
Walt Branch Library
Bug Scavenger Hunt
Do you have sharp eyes? Can you spot a bug from 20 paces? Come on a scavenger hunt for bugs (not real!) in the library any time during this week and earn a prize!


Summer ChessWednesday, July 2, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 3, 2008
1:15 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Friendship Bracelets
Always wanted to know how to make this popular craft?  We’ll show you how!  Make one for a friend or keep it for yourself.  All supplies will be provided.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 3, 2008
1:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Sprinkler Day!
Join us for fun in the sun as we run through sprinklers, draw with sidewalk chalk and blow bubbles!

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, July 6, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, July 7, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Butterflies!
Dan, “The Butterfly Man,” will tell us all about some of our favorite winged creatures.  You may have met Dan at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo—as a committed volunteer there, he’s shared his expertise with countless Lincoln families.

Summer Reading Program 2008Tuesday, July 8, 2008
2:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Butterflies!
Dan, “The Butterfly Man,” will tell us all about some of our favorite winged creatures. You may have met Dan at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo—as a committed volunteer there, he’s shared his expertise with countless Lincoln families.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 9, 2008
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Drums of the World
Michael Fitzsimmons wowed our libraries last year with the variety of sounds he creates with all kinds of drums.  Check out his website at www.dancingmanmusic.com.
Nebraska Arts CouncilDrums of the World is made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council through funds from the Nebraska Legislature and National Endowment for the Arts.

Summer ChessWednesday, July 9, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 10, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs. Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 10, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
Drums of the World
Michael Fitzsimmons wowed our libraries last year with the variety of sounds he creates with all kinds of drums.  Check out his website at www.dancingmanmusic.com.
Nebraska Arts CouncilDrums of the World is made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council through funds from the Nebraska Legislature and National Endowment for the Arts.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 10, 2008
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Drums of the World
Michael Fitzsimmons wowed our libraries last year with the variety of sounds he creates with all kinds of drums.  Check out his website at www.dancingmanmusic.com.
Nebraska Arts CouncilDrums of the World is made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council through funds from the Nebraska Legislature and National Endowment for the Arts.

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, July 13, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, July 14, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Rock on! With the Academy of Rock!
Academy of Rock teaches young musicians how to learn and perform rock music as a band.  Come by to see local elementary, middle, and high school students perform an awesome concert here at the library!  We’ll be rocking!

Summer Reading Program 2008Tuesday, July 15, 2008
2:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
South Library Movie Day!
Join us for an afternoon at the movies at the library! Our movie will answer the question…can a bug save his world?

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 16, 2008
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Butterflies!
Dan, “The Butterfly Man,” will tell us all about some of our favorite winged creatures. You may have met Dan at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo—as a committed volunteer there, he’s shared his expertise with countless Lincoln families.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 16, 2008
1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Butterflies!
Dan, “The Butterfly Man,” will tell us all about some of our favorite winged creatures.  You may have met Dan at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo—as a committed volunteer there, he’s shared his expertise with countless Lincoln families.

Summer ChessWednesday, July 16, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged; call 441-8560.

Summer Reading Program 2008 Thursday, July 17, 2008
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Free Play Day!
We’ll be gaming all day!  Choices will include Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero II, Wii Sports, Mario Kart and Supersmash Brothers.  We’ll cycle through the games all day.  Drop in!  We take turns so that everyone gets a chance to play.  For all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008 Thursday, July 17, 2008
2:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Anime Afternoon!

At 2:00, come learn how to draw and write your own basic manga (Japanese-style cartooning).  No experience necessary!

At 3:00, join our friends from the College of Hair Design—come as yourself, and leave with the style of anime stars!

This project was supported in part by state aid funding appropriated by the Nebraska Legislature, granted and administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Summer Reading Program 2008 Thursday, July 17, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
Butterflies!
Dan, “The Butterfly Man,” will tell us all about some of our favorite winged creatures. You may have met Dan at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo—as a committed volunteer there, he’s shared his expertise with countless Lincoln families.


Summer Reading Program 2008Friday, July 18, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs.  Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, July 20, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, July 21, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Stories with Brenda Walker
With the power of storytelling, Brenda Walker pulls in her audience with tales from Nigeria.

Summer Reading Program 2008Tuesday, July 22, 2008
2:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Chris Sayre!
Back by popular demand, Chris Sayre draws us into a musical groove. Our audiences love his mix of traditional songs with audience participation.


Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 23, 2008
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Rock on! With the Academy of Rock!
Academy of Rock teaches young musicians how to learn and perform rock music as a band. Come by to see local elementary, middle, and high school students perform an awesome concert! We’ll be rocking!

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 23, 2008
1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Chris Sayre!
Back by popular demand, Chris Sayre draws us into a musical groove.  Our audiences love his mix of traditional songs with audience participation.

Summer ChessWednesday, July 23, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged; call 441-8560.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 24, 2008
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Stories with Marvie
With the power of storytelling, Marvie Sullivan pulls in her audience with tales from the African American tradition.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 24, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
Chris Sayre!
Back by popular demand, Chris Sayre draws us into a musical groove. Our audiences love his mix of traditional songs with audience participation.


Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, July 27, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, July 28, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!”  Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, July 28, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!”  Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.

Summer Reading Program 2008Tuesday, July 29, 2008
10:30 a.m.
South Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!” Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.


Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 30, 2008
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!” Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 30, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Arnold Heights Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!”  Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 31, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!” Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.


Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 31, 2008
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!”  Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 31, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!”  Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.

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