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Income Tax Assistance

Income Tax AssistanceTax preparation assistance is available by appointment only this year. Details are available here.

 

Lincoln City Libraries to Host Virtual Cartooning Workshop January 15

Virtual Cartooning ClassLincoln City Libraries invites young readers to participate in a virtual cartooning workshop 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 15. Award winning cartoonist Rick Stromoski will show participants how to draw cartoon characters, expressions, and fun animals.

The free workshop is designed for elementary aged children, but all ages are welcome. Registration is required. Visit lincolnlibraries.org and select “Upcoming Events” to register.

Stromoski’s illustrations and cartoons have appeared in magazines, books, advertisements, children’s publications, newspapers, and television. He is a member of the Society of Illustrators and the National Cartoonist Society.

For information about Stromoski and his work, visit rickstromoski.com.

Library Learning Time Sessions Postponed Until February

Program had been scheduled to start January 3

[illustration of children and giant books]Lincoln City Libraries today announced that in-person Library Learning Time sessions will begin in February rather than January, due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the community. The program will start Tuesday, February 1.

The programs are as follows:

Babies

This interactive parent-child time with fun activities is designed to promote early literacy, language development and a love of books. For children from birth through 18 months.

  • Eiseley Branch, 1530 Superior Street – Mondays, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.

Toddler Time

This session features stories, songs, and activities designed to support early literacy skills by building vocabulary and sharing age-appropriate stories in a fun, active, engaging environment. For children ages 18 through 36 months and their parents/caregivers.

  • Anderson Branch, 3635 Touzalin Avenue – Mondays, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
  • Bethany Branch, 1810 N. Cotner Blvd. – Tuesdays, 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.
  • Eiseley Branch, 1530 Superior Street – Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:35 to 10:55 a.m.

Preschoolers

This session includes books and activities that support early literacy by offering vocabulary development, experiences with a wide variety of literature, and participation in language-related activities. For children ages 3 through 5.

  • Anderson Branch, 3635 Touzalin Avenue – Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Bethany Branch, 1810 N. Cotner – Thursdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Eiseley Branch, 1530 Superior Street – Tuesdays, 7 to 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Wee Workouts

This physically-active session get kids moving and interacting with a fun literacy component. For children ages 2 through 5.

All-Ages and Families

These 30- to 60-minute sessions include books and activities that support early literacy for families with children from infancy through age 8.

  • Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street – Sundays, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Eiseley Branch, 1530 Superior – Sundays, 1 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Gere Branch, 2400 S. 56th Street – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. and 11 to 11:30 a.m.; Thursdays 6:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Walt Branch, 6701 S. 14th Street – Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. and 11 to 11:30 a.m.; Saturdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Sensory Storytime

These story times are designed for children who may need a little extra attention or a more controlled environment.

  • Gere Branch, 2400 S. 56th Street – Saturdays, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

 

Lincoln City Libraries follows Directed Health Measures from the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department. Session attendance will be limited and distancing between family groups will be encouraged. For the health and safety of our Library Learning Time patrons and staff, library guests are asked to wear masks during the pandemic.

Air Park Recreation Center & Williams Branch Library Project Slideshow

In case you missed the open house about the Air Park Recreation Center & Williams Branch Library Project, here is the slideshow that was shown. More information about the project is available here.



One Book – One Lincoln 2021 Title Announced

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Lincoln City Libraries has announced that Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker is the book selected for the 2021 One Book – One Lincoln Community Reading Program. The book is available for borrowing from libraries in print, large type print, as well as downloadable audio and ebook formats.

Hidden Valley Road book cover imageHidden Valley Road tells the story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.

Robert Kolker is the author of Hidden Valley Road, an instant #1 New York Times best-seller and selection of Oprah’s Book Club that was named a Top Ten Book of the Year by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. His previous work includes Lost Girls, also a New York Times best-seller and New York Times Notable Book.

A community-wide online book discussion is scheduled on Saturday, October 9, at 2 p.m. and a virtual author visit is scheduled on Tuesday, October 26, at 7 p.m. Preregistration is not required. Visit the library’s website for login information.

The runners up for the 2021 program were Transcendent Kingdom, by Yaa Gyasi, and Interior Chinatown, by Charles Yu. The book selection process began in February when a 16-member selection team of community readers narrowed 196 nominations down to the top three. Librarian Caitlin Lombardo is the staff coordinator for One Book – One Lincoln.

LCL has sponsored the annual program since 2002 to encourage reading and dialogue by creating a community-wide reading and discussion experience.