Lincoln City Libraries' Adult Summer Reading Program -- Events for 2013
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Adult Summer Reading Program — 2013
Special Events and Activities



2013 - Book in Hand

Second Annual Bagels and Books

Monday, June 10th 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.
402-441-8560

Come share your favorite recent read with other book lovers and friends. If "sharing" is not your forte, come anyway for a bagel, coffee and some great summer reading recommendations! [This event is also part of the regularly-scheduled Gere BooksTalk series – Check out the link for additional book discussion opportunities and great booktalk booklists and podcast recordings!]

A booktalk booklist from this event is now available, featuring 16 recommended reads discussed at this gathering!

Zombie Spot

Delve into the Mysteries of the Paranormal

Thursday, June 13th 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.
402-441-4460

Do you see dead people? Have you ever experienced an encounter with the paranormal? Join members of P.R.I.S.M. (Paranormal Research and Investigative Studies Midwest) to learn about the techniques and technologies used to investigate the unexplained. (This program is intended for adults and young adults).

Crafts

DIY Recycled Crafts

Wednesday, June 19th 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior St.
402-441-4250

Are you addicted to Pinterest? Has the DIY movement caught your eye? Drop into the Eiseley meeting room to try some easy crafts made with everyday household items and things from the recycling bin. Men, women, those with a young helper in tow- there will be a short, simple craft for everyone. All materials will be provided.


Gardening

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Wednesday, June 19th 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
3635 Touzalin Ave.
402-441-8540

UNL Extension Educator Sarah Browning will be here to answer all of your gardening questions. She will also discuss how to create a drought-tolerant landscape and harvesting rainwater with rain barrels or a rain garden.

Zombie Spot

Honoring My Ancestors by Digging for My Roots

Sunday, June 23rd 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th St.
402-441-8530

Curious about your heritage? Want to know where and how to dig for information? Want to find out if some of those family stories could be true? Have any mysteries in your family tree? Come to this presentation and we'll help you get started right here in the library. Then you can go home and continue digging using library research databases. You'll be able to dig and find a treasure more easily than you imagine. Genealogists from the Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society will be on hand to help you learn about your heritage!

Artist's Palette

Gallery Day

Monday, June 24 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior St.
402-441-4250

Unleash your inner artist and display your talents on the sidewalks of Eiseley. Participants of all ages are welcome to claim their space and make their mark. Sidewalk chalk will be provided by the library, but you are encouraged to bring your own too. This program is intended for young adults and adults, but an area will be marked off for children to create in, as well.

Quill and Paper

Unearthing Cather's Letters

Tuesday, June 25th 6:307:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.
402-441-4460

Andrew Jewell, co-editor of The Selected Letters of Willa Cather, will discuss this first-ever publication of the writer's personal correspondence and read selections from the book. Andrew welcomes questions you have about the book and Willa Cather.

Zombie Spot

Delve into the Mysteries of the Paranormal

Sunday, June 30th 2:003:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th St.
402-441-8530

Do you see dead people? Have you ever experienced an encounter with the paranormal? Join members of P.R.I.S.M. (Paranormal Research and Investigative Studies Midwest) to learn about the techniques and technologies used to investigate the unexplained. (This program is intended for adults and young adults).

Artist's Palette

Paint a Pot

Saturday, July 13th 10:30 a.m. -12:00 noon
Anderson Branch Library
3635 Touzalin Ave.
402-441-8540

Transform your plain terracotta flower pot into a work of art. We'll supply the pot and paint: YOU supply the inspiration! Pre-registration is required - stop at the desk or call 402-441-8540.

Artist's Palette

DIY Mod Podge Wall Art

Monday, July 15th 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.
402-441-4460

Turn a blank canvas into a work of art! Piece together fabric or paper to create your own design. A canvas, Mod Podge, and decorating supplies will be available for your use, but you are welcome to bring your own supplies as well. Patterns will be provided for inspiration or come up with your own!

2013 - Gaming Dice

After-Hours Game Night

Friday, July 19th 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior St.
402-441-4250

See the unquiet side of Eiseley Library at this after-hours, adults-only game night. We'll have several board games to choose from (Taboo, Scattergories, Catch Phrase, and more) or bring your own. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring friends or come solo and meet someone new. Leave the kids and the remote at home and game on!.

2013 - Hiker Spot

DIY Steampunk* Accessories

Sunday, July 21st 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior St.
402-441-4250

Need something to wear with your dirigible? Are your goggles from last season? Join us at Eiseley as we create our own steampunk fashion statement. While some supplies will be provided, feel free to bring any items you might like to use in your creation. This program is intended for young adults and adults. [*Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century.]



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