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Change is coming!
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.


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

Teen Summer Reading Volunteers
Are looking for information about volunteering at the library this summer? The forms are now available!

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!

Library Mom's Night Out Program (LMNOP)

Library Mom's Night OUtFriday, April 24, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For adults
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.

Tuesday Tech Tutors
Computer Keyboard 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.

Coder Dojo @ Eiseley
Coder Dojo @ EiseleyElementary-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.


Money Smart Week
Money Smart WeekLincoln 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:

Teen Finances
Teen FinancesMiddle 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
Healthy Eating on a BudgetJoin 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.

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.

"Puppy Pals" Antibullying Program
Puppy Pals antibullying programRESPECT, 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.

Resource of the Month
HeritageQuest Online

Our Featured Resource for April is HeritageQuest Online, which provides a wealth of resources for genealogical resource, including content from Ancestry.

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.

Ask LCL
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!

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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 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!



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