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Savor the Color of Life

The Color Purple: The Musical, April 11-15 / Savor the Color of Life / City of Lincoln, Nebraska - Libraries / Lied Center for the Performing Arts: 2017-2018 SeasonLincoln City Libraries (LCL) and the Lied Center for Performing Arts are jointly sponsoring Savor the Color of Life, a program to celebrate adult reading, libraries and The Color Purple. The reading program runs from February 1 through April 4 and coincides with African-American History Month and the performances of the musical The Color Purple at the Lied Center April 11 through 15.

To qualify for prizes, adults register online and then read four books between February 1 and April 4. Drawings for tickets to The Color Purple: The Musical at the Lied Center will take place during that period. The program also includes the following free special events:

  • Two African-American Read-Ins are scheduled. The first event is at noon Friday, February 9 at the Lincoln Public Schools District office, 5901 O St. The second is at noon, Wednesday, February 21 at the Eiseley Branch Library, 1520 Superior St. No registration required. (See below for video of the February 21 event.)
  • With support from the Downtown Lincoln Association (DLA), the library will host a Downtown Scavenger Hunt March 3 through March 11 6:00 p.m. April 4! The DLA will award prizes for successfully completed Scavenger Hunt forms. Information about registration will be announced at a kickoff event at Bennett Martin Public Library March 3.
  • A concert featuring Annette Murrell, Lincoln’s Queen of Jazz and Blues, will be held at First Baptist Church, 1340 K Street on Sunday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m. The concert is free to all. Seating is limited.
  • A Movie vs. Book event is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th St. Participants will watch the movie, and then discuss it and the book.
  • A Poetry Slam will be held at Bennett Martin Public Library April 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Poetry Slam has been canceled.

Photos from these events will be posted in this photo album on Facebook.

Here is video of the February 21 Read-In at Eiseley Branch: