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Programs and Events

April 27, 2015 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.

May

Asian Pacific Read-inSunday, May 3, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For all ages
Asian/Pacific Island Read In: Join us as guests from the Asian American and Pacific Island American community read selections from Asian and Pacific Island literature and celebrate their culture. The Lincoln Asian Community and Cultural Center children's dance group will also perform.

Book Talks and Book GroupsMonday, May 4, 2015
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Gere Branch Library. This week: Lisa V. from the Eiseley Branch Library is today's host, speaking on a theme of Hollywood history!

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, May 5, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Tuesday Tech Tutors: 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? Customized assistance to meet your technology needs is available on Tuesdays at Bennett Martin Public Library. Contact staff by the preceding Sunday to reserve your session.

YogaWednesday, May 6, 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.

Book Talks and Book GroupsFriday, May 8, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Erin I., from the Eiseley Branch Library, is this week's presenter.

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.

Book Talks and Book GroupsMonday, May 11, 2015
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Gere Branch Library. This week: Kris B., from the Walt Branch Library, is this week's presenter.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, May 12, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Tuesday Tech Tutors: 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? Customized assistance to meet your technology needs is available on Tuesdays at Bennett Martin Public Library. Contact staff by the preceding Sunday to reserve your session.

YogaWednesday, May 13, 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.

Book Talks and Book GroupsFriday, May 15, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Carol S., from the libraries' Collection Management department, is this week's presenter.

Book Talks and Book GroupsMonday, May 18, 2015
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Gere Branch Library. This week: Pam B., long-time Gere BooksTalk volunteer, is this week's presenter. This is the season finale of Gere's Spring/Summer weekly bookstalk series.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, May 19, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Tuesday Tech Tutors: 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? Customized assistance to meet your technology needs is available on Tuesdays at Bennett Martin Public Library. Contact staff by the preceding Sunday to reserve your session.

Dental HealthWednesday, May 20, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library and Gere Branch Library
For all ages
Dental Health Information Tables: Learn about good dental health at the library. Members of the Lincoln Dental Assistants Society will be staffing information tables at Anderson Branch Library (3635 Touzalin Ave.) and Gere Branch Library (2400 S. 56th St.) on Wednesday, May 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Information will be provided about proper brushing and flossing, as well as the importance of regular visits to the dentist.

YogaWednesday, May 20, 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.

Book Talks and Book GroupsFriday, May 22, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Kris B., from the Walt Branch Library, is this week's presenter.

One Book - One LincolnMonday, May 25, 2015
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
The Mill in the Haymarket, 800 P St
One Book-One Lincoln: Finalists Announcement Join us for the 10:30 a.m. announcement of this year's three finalists and the winning title!

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, May 26, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Tuesday Tech Tutors: 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? Customized assistance to meet your technology needs is available on Tuesdays at Bennett Martin Public Library. Contact staff by the preceding Sunday to reserve your session.

Asian Pacific Read-inWednesday, May 27, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For all ages
Asian Culture and Dance: Woven goods are an important part of the rich heritage of the Karen culture. Learn about the traditional clothing and dress of the Karen people. Then, celebrate Asian music and dance as the children from the Lincoln Chinese School join us to perform traditional Chinese dancing.

YogaWednesday, May 27, 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.

Just Desserts Mystery Book GroupThursday, May 28, 2015
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
Just Desserts Mystery Book Discussion Group: Monthly mystery fiction book discussion group at the South Branch Library. Our May meeting will be a “Series Share” night! Attendees are encouraged but not required to have read the title before the meeting. Attendees are also encouraged but not required to bring a small dessert offering to share with other readers!

Book Talks and Book GroupsFriday, May 29, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Katie M., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is this week's presenter.

June

YogaWednesday, June 3, 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.

Book Talks and Book GroupsFriday, June 5, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, and manager of the BookGuide resources pages, is today's presenter. Fresh from performing in a Lincoln Community Playhouse production in Jan/Feb, Scott shares books, both fiction and non-fiction, related to "the theatre"!

YogaWednesday, June 10, 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.

Book Talks and Book GroupsFriday, June 12, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Debbie A. and Abigael G., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, are today's co-presenters.

YogaWednesday, June 17, 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.

Book Talks and Book GroupsFriday, June 19, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Layne P., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today's presenter.

 

YogaWednesday, 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.

Just Desserts Mystery Book GroupThursday, June 25, 2015
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
Just Desserts Mystery Book Discussion Group: Monthly mystery fiction book discussion group at the South Branch Library. We’re tackling another series together, but participants can read any volume in the series, as the libraries don’t have enough copies of any single volume to accommodate our entire group. So — attendees should read ANY volume in the Doc Ford series by Randy Wayne White. Attendees are also encouraged but not required to bring a small dessert offering to share with other readers!



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What's Up at the Library

April 21, 2015 by pjorgensen

 

"Like" us on  FaceBook to keep updated on Teen goings-on at Lincoln City Libraries!

What's Up at the Library

Be sure to also keep an eye on these special events for kids and Programs and Events for everyone!

Are you looking for information about volunteering at the library this summer? The forms are now available!


Humanities NebraskaThe Holocaust: A Personal Documentary with Oliver Pollak
Saturday, April 18, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For middle school age through adult
Pollak gives audiences a unique view of the Holocaust by telling the story of his grandfather, a survivor of the Theresin concentration camp. Artifacts shown include family papers, the star of David that his grandfather was forced to wear under Nazi occupation and items from the camp. Spiced with personal reminiscences of Pollak's grandfather, we follow his life through youth and early manhood, through implementation of the Nuremberg Laws and incarceration in Theresin, to liberation by the Allied forces in 1945 and immigration to the United States. The program touches on religion, Judaism, ethics, genocide, European history and psychology. Presented in conjunction with Humanities Nebraska.

Teen FinancesTeen Finances
Monday, April 20, 2015
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
For middle school and high school age
Come for some important information for teens about your first job and paycheck, credit scores, and saving for college! A Money Smart Week presentation cosponsored by the Nebraska Council for Economic Education.

Lego SundaysLego Sundays
First and Third Sundays (may be subject to change), September 2014 through May 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
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.

After School Free Art ClubBEAST

Best Ever After School Teen Art Club – meets Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 - 6:00.

Hosted by Gere’s Teen Advisory Board, Mentored by Volunteer Artists Extrordinaire, Tate Mlady and Paula Leighton.

Come discover your passion – Painting? Drawing? Anime? Writing? Music? Pottery? Don’t know yet, or just want to explore the options? Come on ahead. We have guest artists visit to share their projects, and Chris to organize your next masterpiece. Supplies are provided, along with a bit of sugary, caffeinated sustenance. Here are some examples of the Club's work! (Updated May 2013)

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Teen Advisory Boards

Creative teens advise library staff about materials, programs and services they would like to see in the library. This is your chance to make a difference! If you are interested in joining a Teen Advisory Board, please contact us at these e-mail addresses:

Todd Sparkles Presents the Bennett Martin Public Library
Todd Sparkles, his sidekick Polly Owl and members of the Bennett Martin Public Library Teen Advisory Board show some of the highlights of what's available at the Library.


 

Gere's TAB members painting stepstoolsTake a look at how members of Gere Branch Library's Teen Advisory Board have been working to make the Library better!

'Casting About, Program 37: Bennett Martin Public Library Teen Advisory BoardTeen Advisory Board Podcast
Check out this Podcast featuring the Bennett Martin Public Library's Teen Advisory Board!

PodcastListen now - 9:57, 6.8 MB

Many of our other Podcasts also feature discussions of books for teens; here is an index to those Podcasts.


Homework HelpNowNeed Help With Homework?
Homework HelpNow powered by brainfuse provides free homework help and online tutoring. Chat with a tutor through instant messaging from 2:00 PM to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week for grades 3-12 in the areas of math, English, science, and social studies. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available.

And don't forget our other homework help resources!

Downloadable Audio Books

Downloadable Audiobooks and e-Books
Downloadable audiobooks and e-Books for young people are now available! Use your library card number to log in to our Digital Downloads site and start reading and listening! Here's some more information to help you get started with e-Books and audiobooks.


Video Games @ Your LibraryVideo Games Now Available for Checkout
Here's some information about them.

The Continuing Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy


A new episode of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy has been added!


The Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy - Part 2
Don't miss our earlier video, The Continuing Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy! (QuickTime format, 16.8 MB)
These sequels to the original Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy were created to thank our volunteers for all the work they do. Thank you, volunteers!

After-School Gaming @ Walt Branch LibraryAfter-School Gaming @ Walt Branch Library
Drop in after school for open gaming! Join other 6-12th graders on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30.

 


 


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Final 2011 One Book One Lincoln program announced!

December 01, 2011 by sdc
On Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 So. 14th Street, Lincoln, Neb., a panel of medical professionals from Lincoln will share their experience volunteering in medical mission projects abroad, including Africa, Haiti, and Mexico. Learn about the challenges and rewards of providing care in other cultures, and reflections on the ethics and practice of international aid.

The 2011 One Book - One Lincoln selection, Cutting for Stone, is set in large part in a mission hospital located in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. Missing Hospital, as it is known to locals, is staffed primarily by "ferengi" or foreigners: doctors and nurses from Britain and India and support staff from the neighboring region of Eritrea. Abraham Verghese's novel is set against political unrest and the theme of belonging.

Program panelists include Dr. Yvonne Davenport, MD (Ob-Gyn) and 2011 One Book-One Lincoln selection committee member; Elizabeth Jacobs-Fitzgerald, RNC-OB, BSN; Karen McGivney-Liechti, CNM, MSN; and Jearlyn Schumacher, CNM

This event is free and open to the public. Because of the subject matter of this program, some material may not be suitable for young children.

Come join us for this final 2011 One Book - One Lincoln program!


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Teen Read Week 2011

October 13, 2011 by sdc

Teen Read WeekTeen Read Week is officially Oct. 16-22, but we're extending the celebration to the middle of November with these special upcoming events at Bennett Martin, Eiseley, and Walt Libraries!

Teen Read Week Read-In Teen Read Week Read-In
Saturday, October 15, 2011
2:30 - 4:30 PM
Bennett Martin Public Library
For all ages
In celebration of Teen Read Week, Bennett Martin Public Library Teen Advisory Board members invite members of the public of all ages to participate in a “Read-In” any time between 2:30 and 4:30.

Teen Costume PartyTeen Costume Party
Saturday, October 22, 2011
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Walt Branch Library
For 6th through 12th graders
Dig out that costume in the back of your closet and get to Walt Branch Library for an "after-hours" teen party in celebration of Teen Read Week. Enjoy food and beverages, hang out, watch a spooky movie or make a cool mask and take part in the costume contest. 6th-12th graders only please. A costume isn’t required, but we will have prizes!

Altered BooksAltered Books
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
For ages 10 - 17
Release your inner artist in celebration of Teen Read Week and create a piece of unique art, using old books. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own book, postcards, photos or other items you would like to use in your piece.



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Summer Reading Events 2011

July 22, 2011 by Webmaster

Here are photos of some of the events from this year's Summer Reading Program.


Start slideshow; the pictures change every five seconds.

Slide show of Summer Reading Program events


Here's a video from juggler Jason Huneke's June 7 performance at Bennett Martin Public Library:

Here's a video clip of the Kokyo Taiko Drummers performing at Walt Branch Library on June 29:

 

 

Here is a brief video from newsNetNebraska about our recent Sky Watching program at Gere Branch Library!



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