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October 23, 2014 by Webmaster


Storytime schedules (including special storytimes) are listed separately. Events for for children and teens are also listed separately.

This page is continuously updated; events are subject to change without notice.

October

Teen Read Week Prize DrawingOctober 1-31, 2014
All Lincoln City Libraries locations
For middle school and high school age
Teen Read Week Prize Drawing: Teen Read Week is October 12-18, but we're celebrating it all month! Visit any Lincoln City Library, check out a book (of any kind - traditional book, an eBook, audiobook, graphic novel, etc.) and enter a drawing to win prizes! Be sure to take a look at Susan's Teen Read Week Book List!

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, October 24, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Wacky and Crafty Reads - Sandy W., from the Gere Branch Library, is today's presenter.

Library Mom's Night Out Program Friday, October 24, 2014
6:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For adults
Library Mom's Night Out Program (LMNOP): Library Mom's Night Out Program (LMNOP) is an after-hours, child-free gathering where you can socialize, learn something new and take time for yourself. This month Tataya Radtke, owner of Yoga Body and Balance, will demonstrate simple yoga techniques. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat or towel if you would like to join in. Come for the program or just spend time in the library - your choice, your evening! Child care will not be available at this event.

book Parade at Walt LibrarySunday, October 26, 2014
3:00 p.m. crafts and storytelling; 3:30 p.m. parade
Walt Branch Library
For Preschool age and elementary-age children and their families
Book Parade at Walt Library: Dress as your favorite character in a book and join us for a Book Parade! Come early to draw a picture of your character which will be displayed with your favorite books. Be ready for crafts and fun stories by author Roald Dahl and others.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, October 27, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Wacky and Crafty Reads - Sandy W., from the Gere Branch Library, is today's presenter.


Spooky (but not too spooky) StorytimeTuesday, October 28, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Spooky (but not too spooky) Storytime: Join us for seasonal stories about things that go bump in the night! Please feel free to dress up or come as you are, all are welcome.

Introduction to ComputersWednesday, October 29, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Internet II: A course on learning the Internet for users who have some knowledge of searching. To enroll, please call 402-441-8530, or sign up at Bennett Martin Public Library.

Just DessertsThursday, October 30, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
Just Desserts: At this month's Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion, the group will be discussing all seven of the entries in the White House Chef mystery series by Julie Hyzy.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, October 31, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Charlotte K., from the downtown library, presents a talk on the theme "Scary and Spooky and Weird, Oh My! (and other stuff)".

November

Lego SundaysSunday, November 2, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, November 3, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: A Book Tasting - Brenda E. and Pat S., from the Gere Branch Library, lead today's "Book Tasting" session.

Introduction to Microsoft ExcelTuesday, November 4, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Introduction to Microsoft® Excel®:Students in this class will learn the basics of Excel® including how to enter text and numbers, and set up a spreadsheet.  To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at the Circulation Desk.

Lunch at the Library Wednesday, November 5, 2014
12:10 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
NLHA's Lunch at the Library: Laura Madeline Wiseman, Author: Delightful Duos: Collaborating with Artists to Create Books, Broadsides, Digital Media, and More

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, November 7, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: ALA Notables - Library Director Pat Leach presents her annual talk celebrating titles that have appeared on the American Library Associations recommending reading list.

One Book - One LincolnFriday, November 7, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Lighthouse Art Competition and Showing: All adults (18 and over please) are invited to participate in the first ever "One Book – One Lincoln Art Exhibit." The theme of the exhibit this year is LIGHTHOUSES. A reception and announcement of awards will be held as part of the First Friday Art Walk series. Click here for a printable copy of the advance registration form. Registrations should be turned in by October 24th. Artwork must be delivered to the downtown library by November 5th. A One Book-One Lincoln presentation.

One Book - One LincolnSunday, November 9, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For adults
Genealogy Challenges - Tracking Your Personal History: The Lincoln and Lancaster County Genealogical Society will look at the challenges involved in researching your personal history when starting with possible faulty information. For instance, in The Light Between Oceans, what if Lucy had not found out the truth of her parentage until after Tom and Isabel had both died? A One Book-One Lincoln presentation.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, November 10, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Susan's Selections - Susan S., teen specialist at the Eiseley Branch Library, is today's presenter.

Introduction to ComputersWednesday, November 12, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Introduction to Microsoft® PowerPoint®: Students in this class will learn the basics of PowerPoint® including how to create and customize electronic slide shows for live or internet presentations  To enroll, please call 402-441-8530, or sign up at Bennett Martin Public Library.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, November 14, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Stephanie E. and Karrie S., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, present a tag-team booktalk.

One Book - One LincolnSunday, November 16, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For adults
Australian Experiences and The Light Between Oceans: This presentation, at the Zipline Brewing Company, 2100 Magnum Circle #1, Lincoln, NE, features Nebraska Wesleyan professor Pat Dotson Pettit, sharing her experience of traveling and/or working in Australia. Zipline Brewing Company has brewed a special batch of Australian beer (to accompany their regular New Zealand beer, which will be available for purchase during this event. A One Book-One Lincoln presentation. Supported by the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries.

Lego SundaysSunday, November 16, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, November 17, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: ALA Notables - Library Director Pat Leach presents her annual talk celebrating titles that appeared on the American Library Association's recommended reading list.

Native American Read-In Thursday, November 20, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Native American Read-In: Speakers will share stories, poems and readings about Native American cultures

Introduction to ComputersWednesday, November 18, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Introduction to Microsoft® PowerPoint®: Students in this class will learn the basics of PowerPoint® including how to create and customize electronic slide shows for live or internet presentations  To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at the Circulation Desk.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, November 21, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Book Share - No topical presenter scheduled.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, November 24, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: The Becky and Scott Show: 2014 - Married librarians Becky W.C. (Walt Branch) and Scott C. (Bennett Martin Public Library) present a talk featuring their favorite recent reads, and library DVDs they've enjoyed.

December

Gere BooksTalkMonday, December 1, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Happy Homicide - Marcy G., from the South Branch Library, presents some murder mysteries for the holidays.

Lunch at the Library Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:10 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
NLHA's Lunch at the Library: Vicki Wood, Youth Services Librarian, Lincoln City Libraries: Great Books for Giving

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, December 5, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Susan's Selections - Susan S., teen specialist at the Eiseley Branch Library, is today's presenter.

Lego SundaysSunday, December 7, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, December 8, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Great Books for Gifts - Vicki W., head of the libraries Youth Services, presents her annual talk about books that would be great for holiday gift-giving..

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, December 12, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Shannon K., from the Walt Branch Library, is today's presenter.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, December 15, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Book Share - Pam B., long-time Gere BooksTalk volunteer, is today's presenter.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, December 19, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: The Becky and Scott Show: 2014 - Married librarians Becky W.C. (Walt Branch) and Scott C. (Bennett Martin Public Library) present a talk featuring their favorite recent reads, and library DVDs they've enjoyed.

Lego SundaysSunday, December 21, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

January

Lego SundaysSunday, January 4, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Lego SundaysSunday, January 18, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

February

Lego SundaysSunday, February 1, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Lego SundaysSunday, February 15, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

March

Lego SundaysSunday, March 1, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Lego SundaysSunday, March 15, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

April

Lego SundaysSunday, April 19, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

May

Lego SundaysSunday, May 10, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Lego Sundays: Sundays just got a lot more fun! Now in addition to reading, Wifi and homework, we have Lego Sundays at the library! This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.



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