Lincoln City Libraries invites the public to a free presentation Sunday, October 21 by Joel Green, the author of a new book, Robber’s Cave: Truths, Legends, Recollections. The program begins at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors on the third floor of the Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street. The program is part of the John H. Ames Reading Series, which showcases Nebraska authors reading their own works.
In his book, Green, a local teacher and Robber’s Cave tour guide, tracks the cave’s ownership through the past century and beyond. The books is full of photographs and stories about those who have used the cave, including Native Americans, the Underground Railroad, Lincoln’s first brewery, Coxey’s Army, the Ku Klux Klan and possibly Jesse James.
The John H. Ames Reading Series is recorded by LNKTV City, the City’s government access channel (ALLO channel 2, Spectrum channel 1303 and Kinetic channel 1005). A broadcast schedule is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: LNKTV), and programs are available at YouTube.com/LNKTVcity. Previous programs are also available for borrowing on DVD at Lincoln City Libraries.
You can help support the Library through the Lincoln Cares program. Enroll today at https://app.les.com/Applications/_LCDonate/ or call 402-475-4211. Thank you for your support of parks, libraries and older adults in our community!
Families are invited to participate in the “Read to a Dog” program offered by Lincoln City Libraries and Healing Heart Therapy Dogs, a local therapy dog organization. The program provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 to practice their reading by reading aloud to a dog. Therapy teams are partnered with children who read to a dog in 20-minute shifts once a week for six weeks.
The fall session begins the week of October 8 and runs through the week of November 12. Registration is required only at the branches that list a contact person below. The schedule is as follows:
Lincoln City Libraries invites families to bilingual Spanish and English language story times for preschool-age children at 6:30 p.m., Mondays, at Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street. The new Library Learning Time offerings are free and no registration is required.
Spanish speakers and those wanting to learn more Spanish are welcome to attend. A complete list of Library Learning Times is available here.
Lincoln City Libraries’ Annual Report for 2016-17 is now available.