Lincoln City Libraries will soon be installing a new Online Catalog. During the installation of the new catalog, April 27-29, there will be no access to the library's catalog or your customer record. You will be able to borrow material, but you will need to have your library card with you.
When the new catalog debuts, all existing PIN numbers will be reset to the last four digits of the primary phone number on your account. You may reset your PIN once the catalog is live. Please contact library staff for assistance with this.
The Library's Annual Report for 2013-14 is now available.
Are looking for information about volunteering at the library this summer? The forms are now available!
The Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries has unveiled a campaign highlighting the value of libraries today.
Major General (ret.) Mark Musick of Lincoln will discuss Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes by Douglas Wellman on Sunday, April 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
The Nebraska Literary Heritage Association will present its 31st Annual Adult Spelling Bee in support of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, Thursday, April 23, 7:00 PM at the Single Barrel, 10th and P Streets. The cost to attend is $15 for adults, $5 for students. To participate as a speller, the entry fee is $30. Space is limited to the first 25 contestants, so act fast!
Walt Branch Library will recognize Holocaust Remembrance Week Sunday, April 12 through Sunday, April 19. We'll have poster displays from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, animated maps from the Museum website for viewing, displays of items for check-out, personal histories of those affected by the Holocaust, and a wall of names of those who were killed in the Holocaust. For all ages.
The Holocaust: A Personal Documentary with Oliver Pollak:
Saturday, April 18, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For middle school age through adult
Pollak gives audiences a unique view of the Holocaust by telling the story of his grandfather, a survivor of the Theresin concentration camp. Artifacts shown include family papers, the star of David that his grandfather was forced to wear under Nazi occupation and items from the camp. Spiced with personal reminiscences of Pollak's grandfather, we follow his life through youth and early manhood, through implementation of the Nuremberg Laws and incarceration in Theresin, to liberation by the Allied forces in 1945 and immigration to the United States. The program touches on religion, Judaism, ethics, genocide, European history and psychology. Presented in conjunction with Humanities Nebraska.
World Memory Project
Sunday, April 19, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
World Memory Project: Genealogy experts associated with Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogy Society will demonstrate and teach how to use the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's World Memory Project powered by Ancestry.com. Millions of documents containing details about victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during World War II still exist today. The World Memory Project is changing lives already by building the world's largest online resource for information about individual victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution. Discover how you can help bring the truth to light and create a chance for family connections that transcend war and time.
Friday, April 24, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
Library Mom's Night Out Program (LMNOP) - Finger Knitting: Always wanted to learn how to knit? Come try your hand at finger knitting! No needles required. Bring 1 skein of worsted or chunky/bulky weight yarn and learn how make something cool and creative.
Library Mom's Night Out (LMNOP) is an after-hours, child-free gathering at Walt Library where you can socialize, learn something new and take time for yourself.
Need an introduction to computers or help getting started with e-mail, Word or Excel, downloading digital library books to your device, or searching library databases? Our Tuesday Tech Tutor program will provide customized assistance to meet your technology needs. Sessions are available on Tuesdays from 3-5 p.m. at Bennett Martin Public Library. Contact staff by the preceding Sunday to reserve your session.
Elementary-age children are invited to Coder Dojo @ Eiseley, Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Eiseley Branch Library CoderDojos are a global movement of open source, volunteer led coding clubs that are free for young people. AIM is excited to bring this unique opportunity to Lincoln! A CoderDojo session allows students to work creatively and at their own pace in developing skills in a programming language. It is not a class, there is no homework, and kids work under the guidance of volunteer mentors from education and industry. All sessions are free of charge, though space is limited - register early. Online registration available at http://bit.ly/1DZ4T0L .
Some photos from previous sessions can be seen on our Facebook page.
Lincoln City Libraries is partnering with the Nebraska Council on Economic Education (NCEE) to host these events for preschool, teen and adult audiences as part of Money Smart Week, April 18 through 25:
Middle school and high school age students are invited to come to Gere Branch on Monday, April 20 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. for some important information about your first job and paycheck, credit scores, and saving for college!
Healthy Eating on a Budget
Join us Thursday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Walt Branch Library. Becky Barnard from the Nebraska Council on Economic Education will provide information about healthy eating on a budget, show how to prepare healthy and economical food, and offer samples.
DASH for the STASH
DASH for the STASH is an investor education/protection contest. One participant in Nebraska will win $1,000 to open or add to an Individual Retirement Account! Check for the details here. The contest runs through May 15.
Wednesday, April 1 - June 24, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Slow Flow Yoga: Combining proper alignment with sun salutations and gentle transitions between poses, Slow Flow is designed for beginners and practitioners of all levels. This class will help you release stress and discover balance and harmony at the end of your work day. Plan to arrive a bit early with a yoga mat, towel or blanket, and remember to wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.
RESPECT, an educational theater group from Omaha will present a short play focused on helping preschoolers learn to help others, identify their emotions, and respect other people and animals. The play will be presented at selected preschool storytimes in April.
Our Featured Resource for April is HeritageQuest Online, which provides a wealth of resources for genealogical resource, including content from Ancestry.
Our new Welcome to Lincoln City Libraries videos, available in a variety of languages, provide an overview of the services we offer!
Join any of our eleven online book clubs and receive chapters in your e-mail each weekday.
Have a quick question? Click the green "Ask a Question" tab at the far right side of your screen to open up a Reference Chat with one of our librarians during the libraries' open hours. Please be patient -- staff will respond, however they are often helping face-to-face customers at the same time!
- Monday-Thursday 10 AM-8 PM
- Friday-Saturday 10 AM-6 PM
- Sunday 12-8 PM
You can text us as well! Text 'lincoln1' to 66746.
These services are best suited for quick, simple questions. For more involved questions, please use our Ask a Librarian service.
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!