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Lincoln City Libraries will be closed for a day of staff training on Friday, March 27.

Annual Report
2012-13 Annual ReportThe Library's Annual Report for 2013-14 is now available.

Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries' 60th Anniversary Celebration
60th Anniversary CelebrationPut your dancin' shoes on and cut the rug with DJ Craig Estadillo at the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries' 60th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, March 28, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the Pla Mor Ballroom, 6600 West O Street! Purchase tickets here! A Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries event.

Annual Adult Spelling Bee
Annual Adult Spelling BeeThe 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!

Read to a Dog at the Library!
Read to a Dog @ the LibraryThis spring, a popular program returns to Lincoln City Libraries: an opportunity for children ages 6 to 12 who are experiencing reading difficulties, or who just need to practice their reading, to read aloud to a dog.

Musical Glasses

Musical GlassesFriday, April 3, 2015
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For all ages
Musical Glasses: Learn to play musical glasses as you explore the science behind making music with a glass, water and fingers. Drop in to the Polley Music Library for this hands-on activity.

Coder Dojo @ Eiseley
Coder Dojo @ EiseleyElementary-age children are invited to Coder Dojo @ Eiseley, Saturday, March 28 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

CROPSSaturday, March 28, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
For all ages
Motivate to Cultivate!: Community CROPS staff will facilitate a seed exchange, teach how you can easily start your own seeds and explain how to save your seeds from one year to the next. Lots of fun activities for children too! They'll have the opportunity to learn about all forms of seeds and create their own seed balls.

Lunch at the Library
Lunch at the LibraryJoin us Wednesday, April 1 at 12:10 p.m. at Bennett Martin Public Library for NLHA's Lunch at the Library. Lucy Adkins and Becky Breed, authors of Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life, will present "The Whoosh Factor: The Amazing Power of a Generative Writing Group"

Upcoming Computer Classes
Computer KeyboardHere are the next few computer classes scheduled. Please watch for the schedule of additional new classes on our Programs and Events page!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Internet Searching Techniques (Internet II): A course on using the Internet for users who have some knowledge of searching. To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at South Branch Library.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Introduction to Microsoft Excel: A course on learning how to get started with spreadsheet software. Students in this class will learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel, including how to enter text and numbers, and set up a spreadsheet. To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at South Branch Library.

Tuesday Tech Tutors
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.

Slow Flow Yoga
YogaWednesday, April 1 - June 24, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For adults
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.

Income Tax Assistance
Income Tax AssistanceFree Community Tax Preparation, sponsored and staffed by VITA and AARP trained volunteers, is available at some Lincoln City Libraries. Schedule and locations are available here.

Resource of the Month
Sanborn Maps Our Featured Resource for March is Sanborn Maps, which delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in Nebraska from 1883 through 1962.

Welcome to Lincoln City Libraries
Welcome to Lincoln City LibrariesOur new Welcome to Lincoln City Libraries videos, available in a variety of languages, provide an overview of the services we offer!

Books, Movies and More
Check out these new booklists - part of our Books, Movies & More subscribable newsletter service! Or, click here to jump straight to our sign-up page and start receiving library newsletters by e-mail!

DearReader: Online Book Clubs by E-mail
Online Book Clubs Join any of our eleven online book clubs and receive chapters in your e-mail each weekday.

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Lincoln City Libraries Search Widget
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Lincoln Cares
Lincoln Cares About Parks, Libraries and Older AdultsYou can help support the Library through the Lincoln Cares program. Enroll today at or call 402-475-4211. Thank you for your support of parks, libraries and older adults in our community!

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