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News and Events


Shark Week in the Children’s Room at Lincoln Public Library
Children can celebrate shark week at the Lincoln Public Library from August 21st through the 25th. There will be a number of activities on a variety of levels for kids of all ages to dive into. Each day features a special event:

  • Wednesday, August 23rd at 11am - Drop in for a thirty minute storytime program. Music and movement combined with reading and a craft make this a fun shark-themed library experience (ages 2-5).
  • Thursday, August 24th at 1:00pm - Make an underwater scene in a bottle with glitter glue, a foam shark, and water (ages 6 and older).
  • sharkFriday, August 25th at 10:00am - Test your knowledge of shark facts by joining in our shark trivia game. Prizes will be awarded to the winning contestants (ages 8 and older).



Contact the children’s room at (401) 333-2422 ext. 15 for more information or to register.



Providence Journal Now Available Online!
Access the full image of each page. Questions? Stop by the Reference Desk or call 333-2422, ext. 22.

Providence Journal

You can also access several other Rhode Island newspapers, such as the Valley Breeze, Pawtucket Times, and Woonsocket Call, to name a few. Access full text articles from back issues. If you're not in the library, you will need your Lincoln Public Library card to access this online service.





Uncle Buck

Throwback Thursday Movie Showing
Attention all 80’s fans! We’re heading back in time at the movies on Thursday nights this Summer at the library. We’ll be showing the following film on the big screen at 6:00 PM in the Program Room. Each person who attends will have a chance to win a prize. Wicked!
August 24th — Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck, an idle good-natured bachelor, is left in charge of his nephew and nieces during a family crisis.





A Man Called Ove


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 August 31st we will be discussing A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

A feel-good story in the spirit of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, Fredrik Backman's novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others. "If there was an award for 'Most Charming Book of the Year, ' this first novel by a Swedish blogger-turned-overnight-sensation would win hands down" (Booklist, starred review).




Going in Style


Friday Flicks
Looking for something to do on a Friday morning? The Lincoln Public Library is showing Going in Style on September 8th at 10:00 AM on the big screen in the Program Room.

Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. (PG-13, 96 min.)






Cookbook Book Club

Do you like to read and cook? Join us for the Cookbook Book Club! The next meeting is Monday, September 11th at 6 PM. We're reading and making recipes from The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor by Gina HomolkaThe Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor

Each member brings a dish from the book. The leader keeps track of the recipes and we all sample each other's food on the night of the meeting! Cookbooks are ready to be borrowed for the meeting at the library's checkout desk.

Additional information about the group is included when you check out the book. For more information or questions, call or email Robin Nyzio, or 333-2422 x20. 






iPad Tips & Tricks
Want some help using your iPad? Are you interesting in downloading library related apps to read books on the iPad or learn a language? Join us for iPad Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, September 12th at 10:00 AM! Class is limited to 6. You must have your Apple ID, library card and a charged up iPad to take part in the session. Please call or stop in to register for this hour-long hands-on learning experience.






paper wreath

Monthly Craft for Adults, Teens & Tweens
Do you like to make things? Join the Monthly Craft for Adults & Teens group which meets at the library. This month's craft: Paper Wreaths!  Roll, tape then glue paper from book pages or colorful scrapbook paper to make a unique indoor decoration! We have ribbon and lots of paper to use. Step by step instructions are provided! The library supplies the materials but if you have felt you can contribute, please contact Robin:, 333-2422, ext. 20.

The same craft is offered twice, Monday, September 18th at 6:30 PM or Tuesday, September 19th at 10:00 AM, so be sure and choose the day that works best for you. Please register by stopping by or calling the reference desk 333-2422 x22.






Ancestry Library Edition

The Lincoln Public Library is now subscribing to Ancestry Library Edition!
Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by, 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!





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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