What's Your Vision for a Central Library?
The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees has embarked on a Central Library Vision and Concept Study. Here are articles and columns regarding the need for a new Central Library.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Library
As part of Native American Heritage Month, the public is invited to a free celebration from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 20 at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. Speakers will share stories, poems and readings about Native American cultures. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share their stories.
No reservations or pre-registration is required.
Madcap Puppet Show Coming to Gere Branch Library
Dylan Shelton of Madcap Puppets will give a free performance of "Hansel and Gretel" at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 20 at the Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and see the puppets up close.
Lincoln City Libraries is partnering with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra (LSO) to present the 30-minute show. Shelton will also give an introduction to "Peter and the Wolf," which he will perform with LSO at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 23 at O'Donnell Auditorium at Nebraska Wesleyan.
"LSO is always proud to partner with community organizations to bring music and the performing arts to all in Lincoln," said Lindsay Bartlett, Executive Coordinator with LSO. "We are thrilled to bring Madcap Puppets to Lincoln and are grateful to the Lincoln City Libraries for presenting this program at Gere Branch."
More information about LSO is available at lincolnsymphony.org.
More information about Madcap Puppets is available at madcappuppets.com.
Make-Ahead Meals Topic at Mom's Night Out
The November Mom's Night Out program sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries will feature information on make-ahead freezer meals. The class begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 21 at the Walt Branch Library, 6701 S 14th Street. Recipe ideas and freezing directions will be provided by Alice Henneman, a registered Dietician and Extension Educator for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Office in Lancaster County.
Mom's Night Out is an after-hours, child-free gathering where moms can socialize, learn something new and take time for themselves.
Libraries' Storytime to Feature Lincoln Stars Players
Lincoln City Libraries is partnering with the Lincoln Stars hockey team for November's preschool storytime program. Stars' players will read aloud to the children and teach them about hockey and the equipment used to play the game.
"We are excited by the opportunity given to us by the Lincoln City Libraries for our Stars players to meet and interact with children from the community," said Alanna Morse, Head of Business Development for the Lincoln Stars. "Many of these children look up to the players as role models, and we feel it is our obligation to set a good example and encourage reading on a daily basis."
Preschool storytime programs begin at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:
- Wednesday, November 5 at South Branch Library, 2675 South St.
- Thursday, November 6 at Bethany Branch Library, 1810 N. Cotner Blvd.
- Wednesday, November 12 at Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Ave.
- Tuesday, November 18 at Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th St.
- Wednesday, November 19 at Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior
- Thursday, November 20 at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St.
- Tuesday, November 25 at Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St.
Pre-registration is not required, and newcomers are always welcome.
Lincoln City Libraries Offers Parent-Child Book Groups
Parent-Child book groups are a great way to encourage your kids to read, as well as share some special time together. Reading the same book as your child gives you a common bond and is a great conversation starter. Lincoln City Libraries offers parent-child book groups year round.
Information about current groups is available here.
The Library's Annual Report for 2012-13 is now available.
The 2011-12 Report is still available for review as well.