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Programs and Events

April 10, 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.

April

The National Arts ProgramFriday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (ongoing exhibition)
All open hours at Bennett Martin Public Library, Eiseley, Gere, and Walt Branches
For all ages
National Arts Program Art Display: City of Lincoln and Lincoln Public Schools employees and their families were invited to participate in the The National Arts Program 2014, a juried art show. All artwork will be exhibited April 4-30, 2014 at Bennett Martin Public Library and Eiseley, Gere, and Walt Branches.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, April 18, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Getting Personal -- Memoirs and Biographies. Katie M., from the downtown library, shares some of her favorite recent reads from the Biographies section.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, April 21, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Stories Told in Unusual Ways. Scott C., from the downtown library, shares a selection of novels, short stories and even non-fiction works, in which the stories are told in unusual, experimental, or at least unconventional ways.

Heart Disease and Stroke Health Education and ScreeningTuesday, April 22, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For adults
Heart Disease and Stroke Health Education and Screening: Free health education and screenings will be provided by representatives from the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. Presented in cooperation with the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services and the Nebraska Office of Health Disparities & Health Equity.

Learn the Basics of PinterestWednesday, April 23, 2014
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Learn the Basics of Pinterest: We'll show you how to discover, collect and organize images and new ideas by creating boards and pins on this popular online site. To enroll, please call 402-441-8530, or sign up at Bennett Martin Public Library.

Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion groupThursday, April 24, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
Just Desserts: Monthly mystery fiction discussion group, with desserts on the side. The book under discussion in April is Deborah Crombie's Water Like a Stone.

Wine and EThursday, April 24, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Lincoln Country Club, 3200 S. 24
Wine and E: A Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries event in support of technology in Lincoln City Libraries,

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, April 25, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Stories Told in Unusual Ways. Scott C., from the downtown library, shares a selection of novels, short stories and even non-fiction works, in which the stories are told in unusual, experimental, or at least unconventional ways.

Confronting the Holocaust: American ResponsesSunday, April 27 - Sunday, May 4, 2014
All open hours
Walt Branch Library
For all ages
Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses: In recognition of the National Days of Remembrance, Walt Branch Library will be displaying photographs from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Displays will include personal histories of victims and survivors, photographs of the American response to what was happening in Europe, and photographs taken from within the Holocaust. We'll also have a Wall of Remembrance featuring names of over 5000 people who perished in the Holocaust along with their country of origin.

Lego SundaysSunday, April 27, 2014
2:00 - 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! Each month we'll have a new theme to build, whether it is the pyramids and ziggurats or a new city on the Moon. This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, April 28, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Topic and Presenter T.B.A.

Diabetes Health Education and ScreeningTuesday, April 29, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For adults
Diabetes Health Education and Screening: Free health education and screenings will be provided by representatives from the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. Presented in cooperation with the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services and the Nebraska Office of Health Disparities & Health Equity.

Introduction to Microsoft WordTuesday, April 29, 2014
6:30 - 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, copy and paste, and save documents. To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at South Branch Library.

May

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, May 2, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Susan's Selection 2014 - Susan S., Eiseley Branch's teen specialist, is today's presenter.

Lou LeviticusHumanities NebraskaSaturday, May 3, 2014
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For high school age and adults
WWII Through the Eyes of a Holocaust Survivor: Lou Leviticus, Professor Emeritus of Biological Systems Engineering at UNL, describes his experiences during five years of war in the Netherlands, where he was born. Presented in cooperation with Humanities Nebraska.

Asian/Pacific Island Read-InSunday, May 4, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For all ages
Asian/Pacific Island Read-In: Enjoy listening to community members read excerpts by and about Asian and Pacific Island Americans. Co-sponsored by the Lincoln Asian Community and Cultural Center.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, May 5, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: It's So Fluffy! Shannon K., from the Walt Branch, presents a booktalk on the theme of Chick Lit and other Cozies.

Plant a Garden at SouthMonday, May 5, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
For preschool and elementary-age children and their families
Plant a Garden at South: Come and help us plant some flowers at South Branch Library! Planting at 6:30, flower stories at 7:00. Part of South Branch Library's Family Storytimes.

Introduction to ComputersWednesday, May 7, 2014
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Bennett Martin Public 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 402-441-8530, or sign up at Bennett Martin Public Library.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, May 9, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Rebecca's Reads - Rebecca A., from the downtown library, is today's presenter.

Japanese Tea CeremonyFriday, May 9, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For all ages
Japanese Tea Ceremony: May is Asian/Pacific Island Heritage Month. Lincoln City Libraries invite you to a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony. Limited to 10 participants; call Evelyn at 402-441-8546 to register. No registration required to observe the ceremony. Presented in conjunction with the Kawasaki Reading Room for Japanese Studies at UNL.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, May 12, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Mysterious Happenings. Donna G., from the libraries' Virtual Services Department, shares some of the mysteries she's enjoyed recently.

Introduction to ExcelTuesday, May 13, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Introduction to Excel: A course on learning how to get started with spreadsheet software. Students in this class will learn the basics of using Microsoft® Excel, including how to enter text and numbers, and set up a spreadsheet. To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at South Branch Library.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, May 16, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Mysterious Happenings. Donna G., from the libraries' Virtual Services Department, shares some of the mysteries she's enjoyed recently.

Gere BooksTalkMonday, May 19, 2014
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Topic and Presenter T.B.A.

Lego SundaysSunday, May 18, 2014
2:00 - 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! Each month we'll have a new theme to build, whether it is the pyramids and ziggurats or a new city on the Moon. This program is free and open to youth, young adults and their parents.

Visit Your Library From Home (Intro to Research Resources)Wednesday, May 21, 2014
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Visit Your Library From Home (Intro to Research Resources): An overview of the Library's Research Resources accessible offsite. To enroll, please call 402-441-8530, or sign up at Bennett Martin Public Library.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, May 23, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Hot Picks From Harris -- Harris L., one of the Bookmobile staff, is today's presenter.

Getting Started With E-mailTuesday, May 27, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Getting Started With E-mail: A course on learning how to get started with e-mail, including how to sign up for free e-mail accounts, how to manage electronic address books and folders, and how to make use of attachments. To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at South Branch Library.

Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion groupThursday, May 29, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
Just Desserts: Monthly mystery fiction discussion group, with desserts on the side. In May, all participants are encouraged to read the first or second volume in a "new" series and be prepared to discuss it with the group, round-robin style.

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, May 30, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: East of Eatin' - Kathryn K., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, presents a talk about tastes and travels with an Asian flavor.

June

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, June 6, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: It's So Fluffy! Shannon K., from the Walt Branch, presents a booktalk on the theme of Chick Lit and other Cozies.

July

Bethany BooksTalkFriday, July 18, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: James J. Kimble, author of the book Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II (which was released May 1, 2014), will be in attendance at the Bethany Branch BooksTalk today, to share information about his research and writing.



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What's Up at the Library

April 07, 2014 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!

Summer Reading Program 2014

Would You Like to Be a Summer Reading Program Volunteer?

Sign up starting April 15 at the Lincoln City Libraries location of your choice! Here is a checklist and training schedule and an application and permission form. If you are volunteering at Gere Branch Library, you will also need this volunteer contract.

 

Lego SundaysLego Sundays
Third Sunday of every month, through May, 2014
(Fourth Sunday in January and April)
2:00 - 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! The third Sunday of every month (fourth Sunday in April) will be devoted to Legos! Each month we'll have a new theme to build, whether it is the pyramids and ziggurats or a new city on the Moon. 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 Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:30.

Hosted by Gere’s Teen Advisory Board, Mentored by Volunteer Artist Extrordinaire, Chris D.

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:

TAB Hunger Games event - Fall 2012On Saturday September 8, 2012, current TAB members and other interested young adults met at Densmore Park to participate in the Hunger Games and find out about the different TAB groups. Here are some photos from the event.

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


The Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy - Part 2Don't miss The Continuing Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy! (QuickTime format, 16.8 MB) This eleven-minute sequel to the original Adventures of Library Girl and Volunteer Boy was 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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