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Programs and Events

February 28, 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.

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.

Book Talks and Book GroupsMonday, March 2, 2015
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Gere Branch Library. This week: Crime in Nebraska - Sandy W., from the Gere Branch Library, is this week's presenter.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, March 3, 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.

Lunch at the Library Wednesday, March 4, 2015
12:10 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
NLHA's Lunch at the Library: Larry R. Bradley, Voter and Electoral Reform Advocate: "The Election Monster Will be Back (Unless You Kill It)"

Beginning on the InternetWednesday, March 4, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Beginning on the Internet (Internet I): A course on learning the absolute basics for using the Internet - how to read the screens, and how to start searches. To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at South Branch Library.

Book Talks and Book GroupsFriday, March 6, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Mary and Michael Sauers, from the Nebraska Library Commission, are today's guest co-presenters..

Youth Art MonthFriday, March 6, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For all ages
Youth Art Month First Friday Reception: In celebration of Youth Art Month, a reception will be held Friday, March 6th, from 4-6 pm featuring paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media and pottery from Lincoln High School art students.

 

'Frankentoys'Saturday, March 7, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For teens
'Frankentoys': They're so creepy, they're cute! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to use toys and their imaginations to assemble one-of-a kind creations from the recycled parts. We will provide a laboratory of supplies and parts for you to engineer your very own one-of-a kind mutants to rival the likes of Dr. Frankenstein! Bring your inner Mad-Scientist!

TriviaSunday, March 8, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For adults
Trivia Night at Walt Branch Library: Join us for an evening of Trivial Fun. You never know what you just might know! Decide as a team the correct answer to 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 5:30-6:00 p.m. Questions begin at 6:00 p.m.

Book Talks and Book GroupsMonday, March 9, 2015
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Gere Branch Library. This week: Melanie N., from the Eiseley Branch Library, is this week's presenter.

GamingTuesday, March 10, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Spring Break Event - Gaming: Already bored with spring break? Come to Eiseley to dance, drive and game your doldrums away!

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, March 10, 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.

MarshmellowWednesday, March 11, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Spring Break Training - Marshmallow Madness! If you dream of being an architect, join us as we make edible edifices out of marshmallows and spaghetti! Materials will be provided.

SkullThursday, March 12, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Spring Break Event - Movie Day! Manolo, torn between his family and following his dreams, goes on an adventure that spans three worlds.

 

Book Talks and Book GroupsFriday, March 13, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Jennifer Slattery is a Nebraska author, and will be the guest presenter today. She writes missional romance novels for New Hope Publishers. Her debut, "Beyond I Do," released in August of 2014 and is available in ebook and print formats. Her latest book, "When Dawn Breaks," was released on January 5.

LMNOPFriday, March 13, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For adults
LMNOP - Get Your Garden Growing with CROPS: Ingrid Krist of Community CROPS will give a presentation on getting your summer garden ready. She will describe no-till gardens for novice gardeners, how to prepare raised beds and aspects of organic gardening.

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.

Free Blood Pressure CheckMonday, March 16, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Free Blood Pressure Check: Stop by Bennett Martin Public Library for a free blood pressure check! Sponsored by Kaplan University in cooperation with Lincoln City Libraries.

Book Talks and Book GroupsMonday, March 16, 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.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, March 17, 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.

Introduction to E-mailWednesday, March 18, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Introduction to E-mail: A course on learning how to get started with the absolute basics of e-mail, including etiquette and basic security.To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at South Branch Library.

Book Talks and Book GroupsFriday, March 20, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Fay M., from the Gere Branch Library, is this week's presenter.

Book Talks and Book GroupsMonday, March 23, 2015
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Gere Branch Library. This week: Fay M., from the Gere Branch Library, is this week's presenter.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, March 24, 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.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For Elementary-age children
Coder Dojo @ Eiseley: CoderDojos are a global movement of open source, volunteer led coding clubs that are free for young people. AIM is excited to bring this unique opportunity to Lincoln! A CoderDojo session allows students to work creatively and at their own pace in developing skills in a programming language. It is not a class, there is no homework, and kids work under the guidance of volunteer mentors from education and industry. All sessions are free of charge, though space is limited - register early. Online registration available at http://bit.ly/1DZ4T0L

CROPSSaturday, March 28, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
For all ages
Motivate to Cultivate! Community CROPS staff will facilitate a seed exchange, teach how you can easily start your own seeds and explain how to save your seeds from one year to the next. Lots of fun activities for children too! They'll have the opportunity to learn about all forms of seeds and create their own seed balls.

Book Talks and Book GroupsMonday, March 30, 2015
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Gere Branch Library. This week: Sarah D., from the libraries' administrative offices, is this week's presenter.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, March 31, 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.

April

Lunch at the Library Wednesday, April 1, 2015
12:10 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
NLHA's Lunch at the Library: Lucy Adkins & Becky Breed, Authors of Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life: "The Whoosh Factor: The Amazing Power of a Generative Writing Group"

Internet Searching TechniquesWednesday, April 1, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Internet Searching Techniques (Internet II): A course on using the Internet for users who have some knowledge of searching. To enroll, please call 402-441-8570, or sign up at South Branch Library.

YogaWednesday, April 1, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gere
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, April 2, 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. At our January meeting, members will be discussing Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. 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! [Special date - postponed from Thursday, March 26th]

Book Talks and Book GroupsFriday, April 3, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Abigael B., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, is this week's presenter.

Book Talks and Book GroupsMonday, April 6, 2015
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Gere Branch Library. This week: Debbie A. and Abigael B., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, are this week's joint presenters.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, April 7, 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, April 8, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gere
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, April 10, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Debbie A., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, is this week's presenter.

Book Talks and Book GroupsMonday, April 13, 2015
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Gere Branch Library. This week: Hollywood History - Lisa V., from the Eiseley Branch Library, is this week's presenter.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, April 14, 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.

Intro to ExcelWednesday, April 15, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Introduction to Microsoft® 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.

YogaWednesday, April 15, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gere
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, April 17, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Karen M., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, is this week's presenter.

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.

Book Talks and Book GroupsMonday, April 20, 2015
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Gere Branch Library. This week: Trodding the Boards - 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"!

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, April 21, 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, April 22, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gere
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, April 24, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Sarah D., from the libraries' administrative office, is this week's presenter.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For Elementary-age children
Coder Dojo @ Eiseley: CoderDojos are a global movement of open source, volunteer led coding clubs that are free for young people. AIM is excited to bring this unique opportunity to Lincoln! A CoderDojo session allows students to work creatively and at their own pace in developing skills in a programming language. It is not a class, there is no homework, and kids work under the guidance of volunteer mentors from education and industry. All sessions are free of charge, though space is limited - register early. Online registration available at http://bit.ly/1DZ4T0L

Book Talks and Book GroupsMonday, April 27, 2015
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
Gere BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Gere Branch Library. This week: Recent Good Reads - Susan S., teen specialist at the Eiseley Branch Library, is this week's presenter.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, April 28, 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, April 29, 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, April 30, 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. The title for our April 30th meeting has not yet been announced. 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!

May

Book Talks and Book GroupsFriday, May 1, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Bethany Branch Library
Bethany BooksTalk: Weekly book discussion group at the Bethany Branch Library. This week: Susan S., teen specialist at the Eiseley Branch Library, is this week's presenter.

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: Carol S., from the Collection Management department, is this week's presenter.

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
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
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.

YogaWednesday, May 20, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gere
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.

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.

YogaWednesday, May 27, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gere
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 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

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, June 2, 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, June 3, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gere
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"!

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, June 9, 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, June 10, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gere
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 Agigael G., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, are today's co-presenters.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, June 16, 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, June 17, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gere
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.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, June 23, 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, June 24, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Gere
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.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, June 30, 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.

July

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, July 7, 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.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, July 14, 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.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, July 21, 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.

Tuesday Tech TutorsTuesday, July 28, 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.




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What's Up at the Library

February 26, 2015 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.

 


Youth Art MonthFriday, March 6, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
For all ages
Youth Art Month First Friday Reception: In celebration of Youth Art Month, a reception will be held Friday, March 6th, from 4-6 pm featuring paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media and pottery from Lincoln High School art students.

 

'Frankentoys'Saturday, March 7, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For teens
'Frankentoys': They're so creepy, they're cute! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to use toys and their imaginations to assemble one-of-a kind creations from the recycled parts. We will provide a laboratory of supplies and parts for you to engineer your very own one-of-a kind mutants to rival the likes of Dr. Frankenstein! Bring your inner Mad-Scientist!

GamingTuesday, March 10, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Spring Break Event - Gaming: Already bored with spring break? Come to Eiseley to dance, drive and game your doldrums away!

MarshmellowWednesday, March 11, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
For all ages
Spring Break Training - Marshmallow Madness!: If you dream of being an architect, join us as we make edible edifices out of marshmallows and spaghetti! Materials will be provided.

CROPSSaturday, March 28, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
For all ages
Motivate to Cultivate!: Community CROPS staff will facilitate a seed exchange, teach how you can easily start your own seeds and explain how to save your seeds from one year to the next. Lots of fun activities for children too! They'll have the opportunity to learn about all forms of seeds and create their own seed balls.



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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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