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Programs and Events

April 23, 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.

April

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.

Library Mom's Night OUtFriday, April 24, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
For adults
Library Mom's Night Out Program (LMNOP) - Finger Knitting: Always wanted to learn how to knit? Come try your hand at finger knitting! No needles required. Bring 1 skein of worsted or chunky/bulky weight yarn and learn how make something cool and creative.

Library Mom's Night Out (LMNOP) is an after-hours, child-free gathering at Walt Library where you can socialize, learn something new and take time for yourself.

Coder Dojo @ EiseleySaturday, 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. We tackle two authors in one — Mary Higgins Clark, master of suspense, has teamed up with Alafair Burke, author of psychological suspense novels, to write The Cinderella Murder. 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.

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.

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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Summer Reading Events 2011

July 22, 2011 by Webmaster

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


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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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Summer Reading Events 2010

August 04, 2010 by Webmaster

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


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Slide show of Summer Reading Program events


Here's are three videos from Eiseley's "Animals From Around the World" event:

A video of the Kokyo Taiko Drummers performing at the Bennett Martin Public Library:

How to Make a Hydro-Bracelet, from the program at the Bennett Martin Public Library:



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Summer Reading Events 2009

July 28, 2009 by Webmaster

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


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Slide show of Summer Reading Program events

Included are photos of presenters from the Lincoln Saltdogs, the Academy of Rock, the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, Mad Science of Iowa, Circus Minimus Puppetry, Puppets and Company, and Lincoln City Libraries staff. 




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Catch the Reading Bug - Summer Reading Program Events

July 15, 2008 by Webmaster

Registration begins May 1!

Here is a list of all of this year's Summer Reading Program events. A branch-by-branch list of events is here.

Summer Reading Program 2008Friday, May 30, 2008
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Get Buggy @ Your Library!
Kick off the summer right!  Join all the creepy-crawly librarians at Anderson Library for crafts, balloon animals, face painting, and more!  Even Homer the Haymarket Hound will be there to catch some bugs.  Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Program while you’re there!

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, June 1, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
The String Beans!
Three of our very best musical friends return to the library—their kid-oriented music puts a song in your heart and a tap in your toes.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 2, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
The String Beans!
Three of our very best musical friends return to the library—their kid-oriented music puts a song in your heart and a tap in your toes.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, June 4, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs. Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer ChessWednesday, June 4, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged; call 441-8560.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 5, 2008
10:30 a.m.
South Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs. Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Friday, June 6, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs.  Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, June 8, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 9, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries.  They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer Reading Program 2008 Tuesday, June 10, 2008
2:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo. These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer Reading Program 2008 Tuesday, June 10, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
The String Beans!
Three of our very best musical friends return to the library—their kid-oriented music puts a song in your heart and a tap in your toes.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, June 11, 2008
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo.  These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer ChessWednesday, June 11, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged; call 441-8560.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 12, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo. These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.


Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 12, 2008
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries.  They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 12, 2008
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Butterflies!
Dan, “The Butterfly Man,” will tell us all about some of our favorite winged creatures.  You may have met Dan at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo—as a committed volunteer there, he’s shared his expertise with countless Lincoln families.

Family Dance Off!Saturday, June 14, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Family Dance Off!
Get your groove on!  Teams of two (adult and child/youth) may register for the Family Dance-Off.  (Someone over 21 will be considered an adult.)  If you like Dancing with the Stars, having fun, and sneaking in some health benefits as well, this event is for you!  Besides, who doesn’t want to make their parents look silly while dancing for prizes?  Pre-registration requested by calling 441-4250 or stopping by Eiseley Branch Library.  Or, register the day of the event BEFORE 10:45 a.m., please.

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, June 15, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 16, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo.  These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 16, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Arnold Heights Branch Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries.  They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer Reading Program 2008Tuesday, June 17, 2008
2:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
Anime Afternoon!

At 2:00, come learn how to draw and write your own basic manga (Japanese-style cartooning). No experience necessary!

At 3:00, join our friends from the College of Hair Design—come as yourself, and leave with the style of anime stars!

This project was supported in part by state aid funding appropriated by the Nebraska Legislature, granted and administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, June 18, 2008
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo. These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer Reading Program 2008 Wednesday, June 18, 2008
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries. They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer ChessWednesday, June 18, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 19, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs. Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.


Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 19, 2008
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo.  These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer Reading Program 2008Friday, June 20, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs.  Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Saturday, June 21, 2008 Rescheduled: Saturday, June 28, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Arnold Heights Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs.  Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, June 22, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 23, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Vern Wirka, Ventriloquist
Vern Wirka entertains audiences of all ages with a high-energy, dynamic, fast-paced show, including plenty of audience involvement.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 23, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Arnold Heights Branch Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo.  These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, June 25, 2005
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries. They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer Reading Program 2008 Wednesday, June 25, 2008
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Vern Wirka, Ventriloquist
Vern Wirka entertains audiences of all ages with a high-energy, dynamic, fast-paced show, including plenty of audience involvement.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, June 25, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries. They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”


Summer ChessWednesday, June 25, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 26, 2008
10:30 a.m.
South Branch Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries. They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 26, 2008
1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Our Bug Buddies!
Our friends from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo will tell us all about some of their favorite Bug Buddies—maybe you’ve seen them at the Zoo.  These insect experts will bring along a few live insects for a close-up inspection.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, June 26, 2008
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Along Came a Spider!
Back by popular demand, our friends from the Pioneers Park Nature Center return to the libraries.  They’ll tell you all about our local spider friends, and maybe bring along a few to get “up-close and personal.”

Summer Reading Program 2008Saturday, June 28, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Arnold Heights Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs.  Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, June 29, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, June 30 through Sunday, July 6, 2008
All open hours
Walt Branch Library
Bug Scavenger Hunt
Do you have sharp eyes? Can you spot a bug from 20 paces? Come on a scavenger hunt for bugs (not real!) in the library any time during this week and earn a prize!


Summer ChessWednesday, July 2, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 3, 2008
1:15 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Friendship Bracelets
Always wanted to know how to make this popular craft?  We’ll show you how!  Make one for a friend or keep it for yourself.  All supplies will be provided.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 3, 2008
1:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Sprinkler Day!
Join us for fun in the sun as we run through sprinklers, draw with sidewalk chalk and blow bubbles!

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, July 6, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, July 7, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Butterflies!
Dan, “The Butterfly Man,” will tell us all about some of our favorite winged creatures.  You may have met Dan at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo—as a committed volunteer there, he’s shared his expertise with countless Lincoln families.

Summer Reading Program 2008Tuesday, July 8, 2008
2:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Butterflies!
Dan, “The Butterfly Man,” will tell us all about some of our favorite winged creatures. You may have met Dan at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo—as a committed volunteer there, he’s shared his expertise with countless Lincoln families.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 9, 2008
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Drums of the World
Michael Fitzsimmons wowed our libraries last year with the variety of sounds he creates with all kinds of drums.  Check out his website at www.dancingmanmusic.com.
Nebraska Arts CouncilDrums of the World is made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council through funds from the Nebraska Legislature and National Endowment for the Arts.

Summer ChessWednesday, July 9, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 10, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs. Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 10, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
Drums of the World
Michael Fitzsimmons wowed our libraries last year with the variety of sounds he creates with all kinds of drums.  Check out his website at www.dancingmanmusic.com.
Nebraska Arts CouncilDrums of the World is made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council through funds from the Nebraska Legislature and National Endowment for the Arts.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 10, 2008
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Drums of the World
Michael Fitzsimmons wowed our libraries last year with the variety of sounds he creates with all kinds of drums.  Check out his website at www.dancingmanmusic.com.
Nebraska Arts CouncilDrums of the World is made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council through funds from the Nebraska Legislature and National Endowment for the Arts.

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, July 13, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, July 14, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Rock on! With the Academy of Rock!
Academy of Rock teaches young musicians how to learn and perform rock music as a band.  Come by to see local elementary, middle, and high school students perform an awesome concert here at the library!  We’ll be rocking!

Summer Reading Program 2008Tuesday, July 15, 2008
2:00 p.m.
South Branch Library
South Library Movie Day!
Join us for an afternoon at the movies at the library! Our movie will answer the question…can a bug save his world?

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 16, 2008
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Butterflies!
Dan, “The Butterfly Man,” will tell us all about some of our favorite winged creatures. You may have met Dan at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo—as a committed volunteer there, he’s shared his expertise with countless Lincoln families.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 16, 2008
1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Butterflies!
Dan, “The Butterfly Man,” will tell us all about some of our favorite winged creatures.  You may have met Dan at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo—as a committed volunteer there, he’s shared his expertise with countless Lincoln families.

Summer ChessWednesday, July 16, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged; call 441-8560.

Summer Reading Program 2008 Thursday, July 17, 2008
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Free Play Day!
We’ll be gaming all day!  Choices will include Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero II, Wii Sports, Mario Kart and Supersmash Brothers.  We’ll cycle through the games all day.  Drop in!  We take turns so that everyone gets a chance to play.  For all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008 Thursday, July 17, 2008
2:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Anime Afternoon!

At 2:00, come learn how to draw and write your own basic manga (Japanese-style cartooning).  No experience necessary!

At 3:00, join our friends from the College of Hair Design—come as yourself, and leave with the style of anime stars!

This project was supported in part by state aid funding appropriated by the Nebraska Legislature, granted and administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.

Summer Reading Program 2008 Thursday, July 17, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
Butterflies!
Dan, “The Butterfly Man,” will tell us all about some of our favorite winged creatures. You may have met Dan at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo—as a committed volunteer there, he’s shared his expertise with countless Lincoln families.


Summer Reading Program 2008Friday, July 18, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Saltdogs in the Library!
Join us as players from the Lincoln Saltdogs stop by to present a short reading and sign autographs.  Even their mascot, Homer the Haymarket Hound, will be in on the fun.

Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, July 20, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, July 21, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Stories with Brenda Walker
With the power of storytelling, Brenda Walker pulls in her audience with tales from Nigeria.

Summer Reading Program 2008Tuesday, July 22, 2008
2:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
Chris Sayre!
Back by popular demand, Chris Sayre draws us into a musical groove. Our audiences love his mix of traditional songs with audience participation.


Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 23, 2008
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Rock on! With the Academy of Rock!
Academy of Rock teaches young musicians how to learn and perform rock music as a band. Come by to see local elementary, middle, and high school students perform an awesome concert! We’ll be rocking!

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 23, 2008
1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Chris Sayre!
Back by popular demand, Chris Sayre draws us into a musical groove.  Our audiences love his mix of traditional songs with audience participation.

Summer ChessWednesday, July 23, 2008
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Summer Chess
This program is intended for chess players and students of all ages. Each session will include a half-hour of instruction and an hour of free chess play. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged; call 441-8560.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 24, 2008
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Stories with Marvie
With the power of storytelling, Marvie Sullivan pulls in her audience with tales from the African American tradition.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 24, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
Chris Sayre!
Back by popular demand, Chris Sayre draws us into a musical groove. Our audiences love his mix of traditional songs with audience participation.


Summer Reading Program 2008Sunday, July 27, 2008
1:45 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Anime Matinee
Are you a fan of Japanese animation movies?  Do you want to see the variety of anime out there?  Join us on Sundays for the Anime Matinee.  We’ll screen different shows from our ADV Anime Club collection.  Open to all ages.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, July 28, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!”  Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.

Summer Reading Program 2008Monday, July 28, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Bethany Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!”  Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.

Summer Reading Program 2008Tuesday, July 29, 2008
10:30 a.m.
South Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!” Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.


Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 30, 2008
10:15 and 11:15 a.m.
Gere Branch Library (Please see this note about Gere's room capacity)
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!” Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.

Summer Reading Program 2008Wednesday, July 30, 2008
2:30 p.m.
Arnold Heights Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!”  Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 31, 2008
10:30 a.m.
Walt Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!” Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.


Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 31, 2008
1:30 and 2:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!”  Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.

Summer Reading Program 2008Thursday, July 31, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Anderson Branch Library
Jeff Quinn, Magician!
We’ll finish our summer reading program on a high note with Jeff Quinn’s fun-filled magic show highlighting “Catch the Reading Bug!”  Come ready to enjoy plenty of family-oriented humor, and some terrific magic.

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