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ExcelIntroduction to Microsoft Excel
The Lincoln Public Library will be offering a series of introductory classes on Microsoft Excel 2016 on the following dates: May 4th, May 9th, and May 11th at 6:30 PM. Please stop by the Reference Desk to register or call 333-2422, ext. 22. Each user will be working on a laptop with Excel 2016 and should already be familiar with computers. Classes are limited to 8 people.

 

Art Club
Feeling creative? The Children’s Room Art Club for ages 8-12 is continuing! Sign up to join us as we make arts and crafts to take home and to decoratecreate the library! Past activities included bean mosaics, 3D snowflakes, landscape painting, bead work, sock puppets, and more! There's always more to explore with art - help create! Join us on Monday, May 1st at 6:00 PM in the Children's Room.

Please call the children’s room at 401-333-2422 ext. 15 with questions or to register.

 

 

 

Cookbook Book Club
authentic mexicanDo you like to read and cook? Join our Cookbook Book Club! Make a recipe from the book to bring with you to the meeting. Taste a variety of recipes made by members of the group. The discussion is focused on cooking while we taste. This month's meeting is Monday, May 1st at 6 PM. Call 333-2422 x20 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life on the Line

 

 

 

Friday Flicks
Looking for something to do on a Friday morning? The Lincoln Public Library is showing Life On the Line on April 28th at 10:00 AM on the big screen in the Program Room.

As a huge electrical storm sweeps towards Texas, lineman Beau is haunted by memories of his brother's death by lightning years earlier. Bailey, the niece Beau helped raise, has a secret she needs to share with her boyfriend, Duncan. But he and Beau's brave team are racing to replace miles of power cables before the tempest strikes. (R, 98 min.)

 

 

 

 



Ancestry Library Edition

The Lincoln Public Library is now subscribing to Ancestry Library Edition!
Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. This online database is available to patrons within the library.

 

 

 

 

 

Launchpads Now Available!
Introducing Playaway Launchpads -- learning tablets that both kids and adults will love. Each Launchpad is pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free learning apps and games. No connectivity or downloading is required for use. Check one out for 3 weeks today!

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Monthly Book Discussion
The Lincoln Public Library hosts a book discussion group that meets on the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Program Room. All are welcome to attend. On April 27th we will be discussing Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos M. N. Eire

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
"Have mercy on me, Lord, I am Cuban." In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Havana--exiled from his family, his country, and his own childhood by Fidel Castro's revolution. Winner of the National Book Award, this stunning memoir is a vibrant and evocative look at Latin America from a child's unforgettable experience.

Waiting for Snow in Havana is both an exorcism and an ode to a paradise lost. For the Cuba of Carlos's youth--with its lizards and turquoise seas and sun-drenched siestas--becomes an island of condemnation once a cigar-smoking guerrilla named Fidel Castro ousts President Batista on January 1, 1959. Suddenly the music in the streets sounds like gunfire. Christmas is made illegal, political dissent leads to imprisonment, and too many of Carlos's friends are leaving Cuba for a place as far away and unthinkable as the United States. Carlos will end up there, too, and fulfill his mother's dreams by becoming a modern American man--even if his soul remains in the country he left behind.

Narrated with the urgency of a confession, Waiting for Snow in Havana is a eulogy for a native land and a loving testament to the collective spirit of Cubans everywhere.

 

 

 

 


Universal ClassOver 500 online continuing education courses are now available through Universal Class. Learn on your own time at your own pace. Universal Class offers courses on a wide range of subjects. A Lincoln Public Library card is required to access Universal Class. Questions? Please call the library at 333-2422, ext. 19 for more information.

 


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