News and Events
Who's Tracking You Online? The Quiet Big Data Revolution
Every mouse click, every keystroke, and every tablet or smart phone selection that we make helps data collectors paint a picture about who we are. The digital footprints that individuals quietly and slowly create with this data trail can be useful to everyone from retailers to health care professionals to the government.
Join us on Tuesday, August 5 at 6:00 PM for an interactive presentation, where we will talk about the positive, negative, and uncertain implications of the era of Big Data, to include critical issues surrounding individual privacy and security. We will also discuss ways that individual web users can minimize their online footprint. Space is limited - please call the Reference Desk at ext. 17 to register.
Presented by Greg Page, CEO and co-founder of Merrimack Analysis Group.
Star Wars Afternoon
Get away from the heat! Join us at the Lincoln Public Library on Monday, August 4th at 1:30 PM for an afternoon of Star Wars starting with an Icebreaker game, followed by science fiction trivia and a movie with popcorn. For ages 12-teens. Register at Reference or call the library at 333-2422, x17.
As part of the 2014 Summer Reading Program for Teens there will be two (2) Book Buddies days at the Lincoln Public Library. The next scheduled date is Tuesday, August 5 at 11:00 AM for one hour. Each day Teen Readers aged 11-18 meet with L’il Book Buddies aged 3-8 for one-on-one reading, coloring and floor puzzles. No more than 2 L’il BBs per Teen Reader. This is a Teen program supervised by the Teen Librarian. As such, this is a great opportunity to fulfill those community service hours. Both groups should register at Reference or call 333-2422 x17.
Steampunk Jewelry for Teens
Ages 12 and up are invited to Lincoln Public Library on Thursday, August 7 at 2:00 PM for an hour of Steampunk Jewelry design. Bring your creativity, we’ll supply the rest. Please register at the Reference Desk or call 333-2422 x17. Space is limited.
New Romance Titles
Enter the world of romance fiction, where love is always exciting and new. You can read reviews of the best new romance novels, from historical and contemporary love stories to romantic suspense and inspirational titles.
Summer Reading Programs for Kids, Teens, and Adults
Fizz, Boom, Read!
Readers ages 12 and under will explore all things science this summer as Lincoln Public Library presents “Fizz, Boom, Read!” during our summer reading program. Activities include water experiments, science creations, bingo, crafts, magicians and other fun performers, and much more!
Join us as we jump into reading this summer with all sorts of exploration and fun! Registration is going on now and the Summer Reading Program will run from June 30th to August 8th.
In order to participate in our summer programs children must register and join the Summer Reading Program. Registration and all programs are free of charge.
Spark a Reaction!
“Spark a Reaction” is this year’s adult and teen summer reading theme at the Lincoln Public Library. We hope to spark your interest in a new hobby, craft, technology, or genre, but most of all we want to have fun!
The 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program is open to ages 18 and older, while the Teen Summer Reading Program is open to ages 12 and older. All ages will have the opportunity to attend programs and special events, earn prizes, and share your reading adventures with others.
You can pick up your program brochures at the Reference Desk now! For more information, stop by the Reference Desk or call the library at 333-2422, ext. 22 or 17.
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 July 31st, we will be discussing The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.
A novel of unsentimental charm, humor, and profound insight into the thoughts and feelings we all bury deep within our hearts, this book introduces Joyce as a wise--and utterly irresistible--storyteller.