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Reduced Library Hours
Lincoln City Libraries will have reduced hours of service on Sunday, February 1 due to the weather conditions. Bethany and Williams Branch Libraries will be closed. Bennett Martin Public Library and the other branch libraries will be open from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Closings and Cancellations
Due to the Lincoln Public Schools closing, Williams Branch Library will be closed Monday, February 2. All Library events, including storytimes and booktalks, at all Lincoln City Libraries locations for Monday are canceled.

One Book-One Lincoln Nominations
One Book - One LincolnSelecting a great book for all of Lincoln to read is the first step in kicking off the thirteenth year of the One Book-One Lincoln community reading program. You can help by nominating a title. A committee of community readers will rely on these nominations to select the winning book for 2015! Nomination forms are available at all Lincoln City Libraries locations or online here. The deadline for nominations for this year's program is February 23.

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.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Take Your Child to the Library DaySaturday, February 7, 2015
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gere Branch Library

For all ages
Take Your Child to the Library Day: Families will enjoy a wide variety of activities at Gere on February 7 from building with LEGOS, playing board games, enjoying a storytime, and finding great materials to check out to enjoy at home.

Lego Sundays
Lego SundaysSundays just got a lot more fun! Come to Eiseley Branch Library, Sunday, February 1, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents. This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

African American Read-in
African American Read InJoin us Thursday, February 5, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at Eiseley Branch Library for the annual African American Read-in. Music and readings by community members explore African American history and the impact of African American authors.

Lunch at the Library
Lunch at the LibraryJoin us Wednesday, February 4 at 12:10 p.m. at Bennett Martin Public Library for NLHA's Lunch at the Library. Library Director Pat Leach will talk about "ALA Notable Books of 2014"

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, February 4, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Introduction to Computers: A course on learning how to get started with the absolute basics of how to use personal computers - how to use a mouse, how to launch programs, how to move around the screen and use pull-down menus, etc. To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at South Branch Library.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Introduction to Microsoft Word: Students in this class learn the basics of using Microsoft Word, including how to alter text. To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at South Branch Library.

Tuesday Tech Tutors
Tuesday Tech TutorsNeed 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 starting February 10, from 3-5 p.m. at Bennett Martin Public Library. Contact staff by the preceding Sunday to reserve your session.

Lincoln Bird EnCOUNTer
Lincoln Bird EnCOUNTerCome watch, explore and learn about our feathered friends, with live raptors, kid's crafts, bird watching, bird photos, fun games, free bird guides, nest feeders and more at the annual Lincoln Bird EnCOUNTer, Saturday, February 7 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Walt Branch Library. For all ages. Co-sponsored by the Wild Bird Habitat Stores, Wachiska Audubon and Nebraska Games and Parks Commission.

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 City Libraries Search Widget
Lincoln City Libraries Search Widget You can download a Lincoln City Libraries Search Widget to allow access to Lincoln City Library's resources while surfing the Web. Versions for Firefox and Chrome are available!

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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