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What's Up at the Library

November 17, 2014 by pjorgensen

 

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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!


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 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:

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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Programs and Events

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.

November

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

Library Mom's Night Out Program Friday, November 21, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For adults
Library Mom's Night Out Program (LMNOP): Make Ahead Freezer Meals: Would you like to save time by having most of your meals already prepared? Alice Henneman from the Lancaster County Extension Office will provide freezing directions and recipe ideas for make-ahead meals. The Library Mom's Night Out Program encourages women to spend time in the library socializing, taking time for themselves and learning something new. Childcare is not available at the program.

 

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.

Library Dance Party Tuesday, December 2, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
For all ages
Library Dance Party!: Story time is taking a winter break, but you don't have to. Join us for a Library Dance Party at Walt Branch! The program kicks off with a music themed story. Then we will shake off the winter blahs while we move and groove to fun dance tunes. Parents are encouraged to stay and join in the fun. Open to kids and parents of all ages.

 

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.

Walt Trivia Night Sunday, December 7, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For adults and teens
Walt Trivia Night!: Join us for an evening of free trivia fun. You never know what you just might know! Decide as a team what the correct answer is to the themed questions. The team with the highest score at the end of ten rounds becomes the reigning champion. Preregister a team of up to 6 people or preregister yourself now and form a team at the event. Check-in from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Questions begin a 6 pm.

 

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..

Library Dance Party Tuesday, December 9, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
For all ages
Library Dance Party!: Story time is taking a winter break, but you don't have to. Join us for a Library Dance Party at Walt Branch! The program kicks off with a music themed story. Then we will shake off the winter blahs while we move and groove to fun dance tunes. Parents are encouraged to stay and join in the fun. Open to kids and parents of all ages.

 

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.

Library Dance Party Tuesday, December 16, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
For all ages
Library Dance Party!: Story time is taking a winter break, but you don't have to. Join us for a Library Dance Party at Walt Branch! The program kicks off with a music themed story. Then we will shake off the winter blahs while we move and groove to fun dance tunes. Parents are encouraged to stay and join in the fun. Open to kids and parents of all ages.

 

Winter Pajama PartyTuesday, December 16, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Winter Pajama Party: Don your favorite pj's and join us for a family holiday story time where we will make a winter craft read stories and have a tasty treat!

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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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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