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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.
Connecting with Facebook, Click by Click
New to Facebook? Join us for this informative and interactive workshop on October 2, Thursday at 6:00 PM. During this class, we will cover everything from account security to privacy settings to the various apps and features available to Facebook users. We will discuss all the ins and outs of status updates, photo uploads, tagging, friending, blocking, unfriending, and modifying Newsfeeds to filter unwanted content.
A significant part of the class will be spent working ‘hands on’ and every attendee will receive a detailed manual, with step-by-step instructions and images illustrating the various ways that users can optimize their accounts for their desired levels of sharing, privacy, and security.
Visit the Reference Department for more information and to register. Cost per person: $10.00 – cash only, due upon registration. For more information, call 333-2422, ext. 17
Kids' Fall Craft
Children are invited to come to the library to make a fun and unique fall craft on October 11, Saturday at 11:00 AM. Help bring the hedgehog into fall by creating a leafy foam scenery all his own. Please call the children’s room at 401-333-2422 ext. 15 with questions or to register. (Ages 3+)
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 the last Thursday o feach month at 6:30 PM in the Program Room. All are welcome to attend. On October 30, we will be discussing Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.
Flight Behavior transfixes from its opening scene, when a young woman's narrow experience of life is thrown wide with the force of a raging fire. In the lyrical language of her native Appalachia, Barbara Kingsolver bares the rich, tarnished humanity of her novel's inhabitants and unearths the modern complexities of rural existence. Characters and reader alike are quickly carried beyond familiar territory here, into the unsettled ground of science, faith, and everyday truces between reason and conviction.