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  • Receive text notices about holds that are available, items that are due soon and overdue items.
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News and Events

Special Storytime: Get Ready for Kindergarten!bus

Is your child about to start kindergarten? Bring them to this special storytime focusing on getting ready for school! The program will be offered on Thursday, August 17th at 11am and 2pm. It will include some fun stories, songs, and activities to help children prepare for their big day. Please stop by or call the children’s room at (401) 333-2422 ext. 15 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.

 

 

treeOn Tuesday, August 22nd at 6:30 PM, an Introduction to Genealogy is offered by librarian and enthusiastic ancestral sleuth Grayce Moorehead from the Mohr Library in Johnston. She will share her extensive knowledge of genealogy and will share tips for using local and national resources for your search including Ancestry.com Library Edition, which the library now offers. To register for this program, please call the reference desk 333-2422 x22.

 

 

 

 

Throwback Thursday Movie Showing
princess bride movie posterAttention 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 17th — The Princess Bride

A storybook stable boy turns pirate and rescues his beloved, Buttercup who was kidnapped by a prince. Well, it's a bent fairy tale, complete with all the fencing, fighting, chases, and escapes.

 

 

 

 

The Zookeeper's Wife

Friday Flicks
Looking for something to do on a Friday morning? The Lincoln Public Library is showing The Zookeeper's Wife on August 18th at 10:00 AM on the big screen in the Program Room.

In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise their family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned, however, when the country is invaded by the Nazis and they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed zoologist (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis risk everything by covertly working with the Resistance and using the zoo's hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality. (126 min, PG-13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felt and yarn coasters

Monthly Craft for Adults & Teens
Do you like to make things? Join the Monthly Craft for Adults & Teens group which meets at the library. This month's craft:This month's craft: Yarn & Felt CD Coasters!  Using old CDs, yarn, felt and glue, we'll transform an object destined for the trash into a usable item! The library supplies the materials but if you have felt you can contribute, please contact Robin: rnyzio@lincolnlibrary.com, 333-2422, ext. 20.

The same craft is offered twice, Monday, August 21st at 6:30 PM or Tuesday, August 22nd 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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).

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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, Rnyzio@lincolnlibrary.com or 333-2422 x20. 

 

 

 

iPad

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.

 

 

 


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!

Launchpad

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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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