October Pumpkin Contest
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Vote for your favorite pumpkin character. The pumpkins are currently on display on the first floor of the library. All pumpkins were created and designed by library staff after some of their favorite book and movie characters. Votes will be counted after Halloween, and the winning pumpkin will have its picture displayed on the library's website in November.

click here to vote for your favorite pumpkin design

The Friends of Lincoln Library Present

Golf in Fact and Fiction with Zachary Michael Jack
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Zachary Michael Jack, the author of many critically acclaimed books on sports and sporting facilities, will share his thoughts about Golf in Fact and Fiction. His golf writing has earned him nominations for the United States Golf Association's Herbert Warren Wind Book Award and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, as well as recognition as an Editor's Pick by Golf Digest and a Best Books of 2011 by Golf magazine. Sunday, October 26th @ 2pm in the Carnegie Room


Come into the library and browse the shelves or search the catalog to find our latest additions.
Below is a sample of titles added this month.


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computer classes
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The September-October edition of the Lincoln Library Bulletin is now available. Find out about the latest library happenings, as well as all upcoming events. You can read the Bulletin here or pick up a copy at the library.

You don't want to miss any news, so consider subscribing to the email verison of the newsletter. Just click here and follow the online instructions. It's that simple and the next edition of the Bulletin will arrive in your inbox.


digital collection
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The library's Digital Collection is an ever-growing variety of scanned images related to the history of the city of Springfield, Sangamon County and several surrounding counties. The images are primarily photographs but also include maps, blueprints and documents.

The Digital Collection is accessible from a home computer, as well as one within the library. Original materials are archived in the Sangamon Valley Collection and viewable upon request.

book groups
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Join one, or both, of the library's book groups and enjoy lively discussion with new friends. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

Classics Book Group
A Study in Scarlet,
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Monday, October 20 - 12 p.m.
Bicentennial Conference Room

Contemporary Fiction Book Group
Dog Sox,
by Russell Hill
Wednesday, October 22 - 6 p.m.
DeFrates Reading Room