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Celebrate Women's History Month!
Home Front in WWII Rhode Island
As part of the celebration of Women’s History Month, the public is invited toa free presentationon Monday, March 24 at 6:30 PM by historian Jane Lancaster on World War II through the diary of a Rhode Island woman, Helen Clarke Grimes. Grimes was a Daughter of the American Revolution whose family were descendants of an old RI family. Jane Lancaster is an independent public historian who writes and lectures about American women, local history and the history of organizations. ww.janelancaster.com
This program is sponsored by RICH, RI Council for the Humanities, and supported by Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.To register please call 333-2422, ext. 17 or stop by the Reference Desk.
Helen Clark Grimes, ca. 1936.
RIHS MSS 983.
Flowers & Abigail Adams
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Lincoln Public Library is offering an interactive horticultural program presented by Sally Gruber, a localhorticulturist and artist, on Saturday, March 29 from 1-2:30 PM. Ms.Gruber will escortyou into the world of one of America’s favorite first ladies, Abigail Adams. Attendees will learn a bit about Adams as they create a floralteacup arrangement for home. Fresh spray rose, carnation and babies’ breath will be used in designing this quaint and lovely floral piece. Fee is $20/person cash-only for those 16 years & older. Payment is expected at time of registration at Reference. No phone registrations! For information, call 333-2422, ext. 17.
Optimizing Social Security Income
Jeffrey H. Massey, a certified financial planner, will be presenting "Optimizing Social Security Income" on March 12th, Wednesday at 6:00 PM in the Program Room.
When should married couples begin to draw on social security? Join us to learn about the specific strategies comparing the "old way" versus the best method of drawing Social Security Income. The presentation will last about an hour. Refreshments will be served. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 333-2422, ext. 17 to reserve your seat.
Children ages 2 and up and invited to join us for a Seussical party on March 15th from 1:00-3:00 PM! Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with songs, games, snacks, and all sorts of fun at the library.
How better to celebrate the memorable tales of Dr. Seuss that at the Library? Drop in for a little while, or for the whole party, we'll be glad to see you! No registration required. Please call or visit the children’s room if you’re interested in attending or have any questions.
Contact: Children's Room 401-333-2422 ext. 15
Join us as we travel the world by video. Following the show, attendees will be encouraged to discuss their own travels. It is bound to be a grand time. Please call the Lincoln Public Library at 333-2422 if you have any questions. We will be visiting Ireland on March 17th, Monday at 10:00 AM in the Program Room.
A Spirited Portrait of Three Pioneering Sisters
Diane Jacobs explores a famous family's activism in Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters. On shelves just in time for Women's History Month, this intriguing joint biography follows Abigail Adams, the wife of President John Adams, and her two sisters, Mary Cranch and Elizabeth Shaw Peabody. Jacobs draws heavily on their lively correspondence to paint a picture of the three women, who shared progressive ideas in early America. From serving as mayor and establishing the second coeducational school in U.S. history to taking charge of a vital family farm, these women have independent stories that shine.
Not sure what to do on a Friday morning? How about a movie? The Lincoln Public Library will be showing a variety of films on selectedFridays of each month at 10:00 AM. Join us on March 14th for A League of Their Own starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna.
In 1943, a washed-up ballplayer is hired to coach in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League while the male pros are at war. Reluctant at first, he finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his team. Based on a true story.
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The Lincoln Public Library is offering its patrons access to Zinio. If you have a Lincoln Public Library card, you can access over 40 magazines from your internet enabled device.
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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 March 27th, we will be discussing Empire Falls by Richard Russo.
Winner - 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
In this droll, unsentimental, and occasionally hilarious novel, Richard Russo tells the story of a big-hearted man who becomes the unlikely hero of a small town with a glorious past but a dubious future.