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In the Vampire’s Grasp: New England, 1784-1892
Vampire. One word, so many images, from Bela Lugosi as Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula to Robert Pattinson as the young and sexy Edward Cullen of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight. But another kind of vampire survived in the remote areas of New England more than one hundred years before Stoker penned Dracula in 1897. Join us on Wednesday, October 1st at 6:00 PM for a fascinating presentation by Dr. Michael E. Bell, noted folklorist and author. Dr. Bell will discuss the folklore of vampires in New England, sharing both old and new exhumation stories in this illustrated talk. Please stop by the Reference Desk to register or call 333-2422, ext. 17.
Learn How to Download Free eBooks
Join us at the Lincoln Public Library on Tuesday, September 23rd anytime between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM and learn how to use your library card to download free eBooks to your Kindles, Nooks, iPads...
Please bring your device and accompanying cords, a valid library card, and please make sure to have your username and password to access your Amazon account if you have a Kindle, and your Apple ID if you have an Apple device. Since this is a drop-in class, registration is not required, but your patience is.
The Fall session of Book Buddies at the Lincoln Public Library will begin on Wednesday, September 24th from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The program will run on consecutive Wednesdays through Novemberr 19th, except for November 5th. Each week, Teen Readers aged 11-18 meet with L’il Book Buddies aged 3-8 years. This is a Young Adult/Teen program supervised by the Young Adult Librarian.
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month
The Lincoln Public Library has teamed up with the American Library Association to sponsor National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. This is a special time to remind patrons to make sure that they have the most important school supply of all—one that is available free to every RI resident —a public library card!
Don’t have a library card yet? What are you waiting for? To celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month the Lincoln Public Library is holding a raffle for a 2-Way Coffee Brewer, Mug, and Coffee Basket. All you need to do is fill out a short form with your contact information and “why you value your library card.” The Raffle Drawing will be held on Tuesday, September 30th at 2:00 PM.
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 selected Fridays of each month at 10:00 AM. Join us on October 3 for a romantic comedy drama starring the engaging duo of Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen. Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (OWEN) laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto (BINOCHE) -- an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art. From the start, the two flirt and provoke each other with equal relish. With a performance review looming and his teaching job on the line, Jack hatches an inspired plan for galvanizing student interest in their studies: he declares a war between Words and Pictures, confident that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter. Dina and her art students accept the challenge between Jack and his English students, and the battle lines are drawn.
Streaming video is now available at the Ocean State Libraries eZone! You can now borrow titles with a valid library card, and stream on most mobile and desktop devices. All videos will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
The Lincoln Public Library hosts a book discussiongroup that meets on thelast Thursday ofeach month at 6:30 PM in the Program Room. All are welcome to attend. On September 25, we will be discussing Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love
by Uhlberg, Myron.
By turns heart-tugging and hilarious, Uhlberg's memoir tells the story of growing up as the hearing son of deaf parents--and his life in a world that he found unaccountably beautiful, even as he longed to escape it.