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What's Your Vision for a Central Library?

What's Your Vision?

The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees has embarked on a Central Library Vision and Concept Study. Here are articles and columns regarding the need for a new Central Library.

Mom's Night Out at the Library to Feature Zumba

LMNOPLincoln City Libraries' next "Mom's Night Out" event is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, January 30 at Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St. The event will feature an hour-long Zumba class lead by Jessica Dinger, beginning at 7 p.m. 

The after-hours, child-free gathering is an opportunity for moms to socialize, learn something new and take time for themselves. Child care will not be available at the event. Pre-registration is not required.

Lincoln City Libraries Celebrate African-American History Month

Lincoln City Libraries Celebrate African-American History MonthLincoln City Libraries (LCL) invites the public to celebrate African-American History Month, also known as Black History Month, throughout the month of February. LCL is working with the Lincoln Public Schools and the Malone Community Center to recognize the significant role of African-Americans in our nation’s history. All events are free and open to the public and include the following:

African-American History Month "Read-In" - noon Thursday, February 5 at Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street. Music and readings by community members will explore African- American history and the impact of African-American authors. This program will be recorded for later airing on 5 CITY-TV, government access channel 5. It will run throughout the month of February and will also be available through video-on-demand at lincoln.ne.gov. 

African-American History Month "Lunch and Learn" - 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 20 at the Malone Community Center, 2032 “U” St. Library staff will share books and music from LCL’s collections and online sources. 

No reservations are required.

Lincoln Bird EnCOUNTerLincoln City Libraries to Host Lincoln Bird EnCOUNTer

The public is invited to attend the free Lincoln Bird EnCOUNTer from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, February 7 at Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St. The fun and educational family event is sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries, the Wild Bird Habitat Stores, Wachiska Audubon and Nebraska Games and Parks Commission.

People of all ages are invited to attend the event which includes crafts, games and a live raptor display. Participants will have the opportunity to make a burlap bag full of nesting materials or a pine cone feeder. The event also includes instruction on how to use binoculars for bird watching and how to identify bird songs.

Library's Storytime to Highlight Dental Health

Teeth photoLincoln City Libraries is partnering with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) and Ameritas to focus on dental health for February’s preschool storytime program. Staff from LLCHD Dental Health and Nutrition Services and Ameritas will attend storytime to provide information about dental care. Programs will be presented on the following dates:

Monday, February 9, 4:00 p.m., Williams Branch Library, NW 48th & West Cuming Street

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m. Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Avenue, 402-441-8540
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m. Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street, 402-441-4250

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street, 402-441-4250
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m. South Branch Library, 2625 South Street, 402-441-8570
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m. South Branch Library, 2625 South Street, 402-441-8570

Thursday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th Street, 402-441-8530
Thursday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. Bethany Branch Library, 1810 N. Cotner Blvd., 402-441-8550

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m. Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street, 402-441-8560
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m. Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street, 402-441-4460

Wednesday, Feb.18, 10:30 a.m. Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Avenue, 402-441-8540
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m. Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th Street, 402-441-4460

Thursday, Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m. Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior Street, 402-441-4250
Thursday, Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m. Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street, 402-441-8560

Nominations Sought for 2015 One Book - One Lincoln

One Book - One LincolnThe public is invited to help kick off the 14th year of Lincoln City Libraries' One Book - One Lincoln program by nominating a great book. The selection committee will look for books that are of general interest to adults and young adults, address universal themes of life and spark thoughtful discussion.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is Monday, February 23. The 15-member selection committee of community readers will evaluate, read and discuss the recommendations before selecting the book for the 2015 program.

Nomination forms are available at all Lincoln City Libraries locations or online here.

Lincoln City Libraries Offers Parent-Child Book Groups

Parent-Child Book GroupsParent-Child book groups are a great way to encourage your kids to read, as well as share some special time together. Reading the same book as your child gives you a common bond and is a great conversation starter. Lincoln City Libraries offers parent-child book groups year round.

Information about current groups is available here.

Annual Report

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

The 2011-12 Report is still available for review as well.