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Programs and Events

October 23, 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!

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: Literary Cookbooks - 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.

Library Mom's Night Out Program Friday, November 21, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 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 Alice Henneman, a registered Dietician and Educator for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Office in Lancaster County. 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, 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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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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