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July e-Reader & Computer Classes at Lincoln Library

June 23, 2015

Each month, Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, offers FREE eReader and computer classes. The July schedule is below.  The classes are open to all ages and are held in the second floor training room. (Children under the age of 12 must have an adult with them during the class.) Preregistration is required. To view class descriptions and register online, click on the Calendar of Events at www.lincolnlibrary.info. For questions or to register by phone, call 753-4900, extension 5629.
 

  • Wednesday, July 1 -- 6-7:30 p.m. — Computer Basics w/ Windows 7 Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor, printer, opening and closing programs, menus, toolbars, and saving files on a computer. Level 1.
  • Tuesday, July 7 --  2-3:30 p.m.—Internet Basics Choose an internet browser. Discover the available search engines. Attendees should be experienced computer users. Level 2.
  • Thursday, July 9 --  2-3:30 p.m. — Microsoft Word Basics Learn to write, edit and save word processing documents and use templates and clipart to make flyers and announcements. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Word 2010. Level 2.
  • Tuesday, July 21 --  2-3:30pm— Microsoft PowerPoint Basics Learn to use design templates to add text, graphics, and animation to slides. Must have experience with the mouse, Windows, and word processing. Uses PowerPoint 2010. Level 3.
  • Thursday, July 23 --  2-3:30 p.m. — eReader Devices with the Library Use your eReader (iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.) to access eBooks available from Lincoln Library through Library on the Go, eRead Illinois and OneClickdigital. Please bring your eReader Device and any passwords you will need for app stores (iTunes Store, Google Play, etc.). Level 2.
  • Saturday, July 25 --  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.— Checkout a Library Techie Get free help uploading a  resume, downloading a file, creating an email account, or with almost anything else technology related, during this open-questions session. Must have computer experience. Level 2.
  • Saturday, July 25  --  2-3:30 p.m. — Exploring your Family Tree An introduction to the genealogy resources offered and compiled by Lincoln Library. Must have computer experience. Level 2.
  • Tuesday, July 28  --  2-3:30 p.m.—Email Basics Enhance your email skill, with attachments, address books, and more. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Windows, the Internet and be able to use a mouse. Level 1.
  • Wednesday, July 29 --  6-7:30 p.m. —Microsoft Excel Basics Learn to keep track of budgets or finances,  including entering, editing, sorting & moving text; creating & calculating simple formulas. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Excel 2010. Level 2.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4900

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Library Holiday Closing

June 23, 2015

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015, and Saturday, July 4, 2015, for the Independence Day holiday.

Contact: Nancy Huntley or Kim Hergett, 217-753-4900

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Meeting Cancelled

June 15, 2015


The Lincoln Library Board’s Strategic Planning Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, June 15, 2015, has been cancelled.


Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4900

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Meeting Notice

June 11, 2015

The Lincoln Library Board’s Strategic Planning Committee, will meet on Monday, June 15, 2015, at 11:30 a.m., in the Bicentennial Room, located on the third floor of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4900

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Dr. Andrew Lam,  Bestselling Author & Surgeon,  to Speak at Lincoln Library

June 10, 2015

Dr. Andrew Lam, a Springfield High School graduate who is now an author and retinal surgeon, will be discussing his recently published books, Saving Sight and Two Sons of China, at Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, on Wednesday, June 24, at
7 p.m., in the Carnegie Room. Dr. Lam currently lives in Massachusetts and is an Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. The event is free and open to the public. Proceeds from book sales will be donated to Lincoln Library.

In Saving Sight, Dr. Lam takes readers into the operating room, revealing the stress and joy of a job that enables him to turn darkness into light, and in which failure can mean blindness. “We are living in a golden age of sight-saving treatments,” Dr. Lam says, “Eye surgeons remove
cataracts in minutes, perform LASIK surgery yielding instant 20/20 glasses-free vision, and are beginning to implant retinal microchips that return sight to the blind.” The book reveals an unflinching look at a surgeon’s approach to cataracts, LASIK, macular degeneration and more. Lam also blends his personal story with profiles of ophthalmology’s greatest heroes, innovators whose inventions saved the sight of millions around the world. Saving Sight has been an Amazon bestseller and was a Finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Prior to becoming a surgeon Dr. Lam earned a history degree from Yale. His second book, Two Sons of China, is an historical novel from a forgotten theater of World War II. The book centers on an unlikely friendship between an American soldier and a Chinese Communist guerilla fighter who, despite their deeply held, clashing convictions, form a bond of brotherhood in battle. “Too few people are aware of America’s role in China during World War II,” says Lam. “This is an action-packed, romantic war novel that shines a light on unsung American heroes who served with honor in a distant, difficult land.”

New York Times bestselling author William Martin writes, “Prepare to be captivated. Two Sons of China takes you to WWII China, introduces you to a fascinating cast of characters, and spins a terrific tale of adventure and romance. If you love historical fiction, or any fiction, don’t miss it.”

Two Sons of China won Honorable Mention Awards for fiction at the 2014 New England and London Book Festivals and is currently a Finalist for Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Award.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4900

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Lincoln Library Annual Summer Book Sale

June 2, 2015

The Friends of Lincoln Library will hold their annual summer book sale on Friday, June 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As in the past, the sale will be held, rain or shine, on the plaza surrounding Lincoln Library, the Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street.

Thousands of reasonably priced, used books will be for sale -- hardbacks - $2; paperbacks - 50¢; oversized paperbacks - $1; children’s books - 50¢. In addition to some specially priced items, there will be a selection of DVDs ($2) and music CDs ($1).

Proceeds raised from the sale, will be used to enhance the library collection and to fund a variety of projects and programs, including the annual summer reading program for kids, teens and adults.

Volunteers are vital to the success of the book sale. Anyone interested in assisting during the sale, should contact Nancy Huntley at 753-4921 or nancy.huntley@lincolnlibrary.info.

If you have gently used books you would like to donate for the sale, it is not too late. They are accepted year-round. There is a donation bin in the lobby. Just remember, we cannot accept the following -- textbooks, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, magazines over a year old, water damaged books, moldy or dirty books, etc. A complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items can be found on the library’s website – www.lincolnlibrary.info . While every donation is greatly appreciated, if we are given unsuitable items it is an extra expense for the library in the time taken to sort the items and the cost to discard them. We truly appreciate your support and consideration!

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4900

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FREE e-Reader & Computer Classes at Lincoln Library

June 2, 2015

Each month, Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, offers free eReader and computer classes. The June schedule is below.  The classes are open to all ages and are held in the second floor training room. (Children under the age of 12 must have an adult with them during the class.) Preregistration is required. To view class descriptions and register online, click on the Calendar of Events at www.lincolnlibrary.info. For questions or to register by phone, call 753-4900, extension 5629.

  • Tuesday, June 9 2-3:30 p.m. — Microsoft Word Basics  Learn to write, edit and save word processing documents and how to use templates and clipart to make flyers and announcements. Must have basic computer knowledge. Word 2010. Level 2.
  • Thursday, June 11 2-3:30 p.m. — Facebook & More  Learn to use Facebook and connect with family and friends. Already have an account, but have a question…bring the question to class and get the answer. Also, get an introduction to other social networking sites such as Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Level 2.
  • Tuesday, June 16 2-3:30 p.m. — Microsoft PowerPoint Basics Learn to use design templates to add text, graphics, and animation to slides. Must have experience with the mouse, Windows, and word processing. Uses PowerPoint 2010. Level 3.
  • Wednesday, June 17 6-7:30 p.m. —Email Basics Learn how to enhance your email skills. Includes attachments, address books, and more. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Windows, the Internet and be able to use a mouse. Level 1.
  • Tuesday, June 23 2-3:30 p.m. —Microsoft Excel Basics Learn to keep track of budgets or finances. Includes entering, editing, sorting & moving text; creating & calculating simple formulas. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Excel 2010. Level 2.
  • Thursday, June 25 2-3:30 p.m. — eReader Devices with the Library Covers how to use your eReader device(iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.) to access eBooks available from the Library through Library on the Go, eRead Illinois and OneClickdigital. Please bring your eReader Device and any passwords you will need for app stores (iTunes Store, Google Play, etc.). Level 2.
  • Saturday, June 27 In the Know-What’s an App? Buying and using apps on your mobile device or smart phone. Join us for a monthly program that will cover topics you want to know more about. Wondering about timely topics you hear about? In the Know will bring you up to speed. Each program will consist of a short presentation followed by a Q&A session. Level 1. (What’s an app? Buying and using apps on your mobile device or smart phone.)
  • Saturday, June 27 2-3:30 p.m.Resume Basics Gets hands on assistance in building your resume from a template or from scratch. Level 2.
  • Tuesday, June 30 2-3:30 p.m. — Microsoft Publisher Basics Learn to use design templates to create various publications, such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations. Must have experience with the mouse, Windows, and word processing. Uses Publisher 2010. Level 3.

Contact: Nancy Huntley or Kim Hergett, 753-4900

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“Read to the Rhythm!” Lincoln Library’s Summer Reading Program for All Ages

May 21, 2014

Each summer, Lincoln Library, The Public Library of Springfield, Illinois, promotes the joy of reading by sponsoring a summer reading program for kids, teens and adults. This year’s program, “Read to the Rhythm!,” kicks off at the library, 326 South 7th Street, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 30 and runs through Saturday, July 25. Customers are welcome to register to participate at any time during the program.

The Youth Services department will again be offering two summer reading programs - one for children ages 11 and younger and another for young adults ages 12 to 18. As reading goals are achieved, kids will be awarded prizes – the more hours read, the more prizes received. Many thanks go out to the Friends of Lincoln Library, local Wendy’s Restaurants and Marco’s Pizza for providing reading incentives and prizes.

The fun doesn’t end with enjoying great books! There are many programs for kids and teens -- crafts, story times, games, and special performances including “Music Fun with Mark McKnight” (May 30, 11 a.m.), Magician Richard Landry & Snowball the Rabbit (June 23, 2 p.m.), the DePriest Puppets (July 21, 2 p.m.) and storyteller Mike Anderson (July 25, 11 a.m.).  For a complete listing of events, stop by the library for a calendar or visit the library’s website (www.lincolnlibrary.info).

The adult reading program is open to anyone age 19 and over. Simply sign up to participate at the Readers’ Services Desk. Each time a book is finished, stop by to enter a prize slip for the drawings. (The more you read, the more you can enter!) There will be weekly prize drawings for a variety of gift cards and a grand prize give-away at the end of the program!  Prizes are courtesy of the Friends of Lincoln Library.

Full details are available by phoning (217) 753-4900, visiting the library website (www.lincolnlibrary.info) or stopping by Youth Services, Readers’ Services, or Reference.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4900

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Meeting Notice

May 15, 2015

The Lincoln Library Board’s Strategic Planning Committee, will meet on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 11:30 a.m., in the Bicentennial Room, located on the third floor of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4900

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Library Holiday Closing

May 14, 2015

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Contact: Nancy Huntley or Kim Hergett, 217-753-4900

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Library Closed for Staff Institute

May 11, 2015

Lincoln Library, the Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Friday, May 15, 2015, for the annual Staff Institute. On this date, the library staff will be participating in a day of continuing education and training so as to better serve customers. Regular hours will resume on Saturday May 16, 2015.

Contact: Nancy Huntley/Kim Hergett, 217-753-4900

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FREE e-Reader & Computer Classes at Lincoln Library

April 21, 2015

Each month, Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, offers free eReader and computer classes. The May schedule is below.  The classes are open to all ages and are held in the second floor training room. (Children under the age of 12 must have an adult with them during the class.) Preregistration is required. To view class descriptions and register online, click on the Calendar of Events at www.lincolnlibrary.info. For questions or to register by phone, call 753-4900, extension 229.

  • Tuesday, May 5th 2-3:30 p.m. — Computer Basics w/ Windows 7 Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer, and how to: open and close a program, use menus and toolbars, and save a file on a computer using Windows 7. Level 1.
  • Wednesday, May 6th 6-7:30 p.m. — Microsoft Word Basics Learn how to write, edit and save word processing documents and how to use templates and clipart to make flyers and announcements. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Word 2010. Level 2.
  • Tuesday, May 12th 2-3:30 p.m. — Facebook & More Learn how to use Facebook and connect with family and friends. Already have an account, but have a question…bring the question to class and get the answer. Also, get an introduction to other social networking sites such as Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Level 2.
  • Thursday, May 14th 2-3:30 p.m. — Exploring your Family Tree An introduction to the genealogy resources offered and compiled by the library. Must have computer experience. Level 2.
  • Saturday, May 16th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.— Checkout a Library Techie Get help uploading a resume, downloading a file, creating an email account, or with almost anything else technology related—for free during this one hour open questions session. Must have computer experience. Level 2.
  • Saturday, May 16th 2-3:30 p.m.—Internet Basics Choosing your internet browser and learning about the different search engines available. Attendees should be experienced computer users. Level 2.
  • Tuesday, May 19th 2-3:30 p.m. — eReader Devices with the Library Covers how to use your eReader device(iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.) to access eBooks available from the Library through Library on the Go, eRead Illinois and OneClickdigital. Please bring your eReader Device and any passwords you will need for app stores (iTunes Store, Google Play, etc.). Level 2.
  • Wednesday, May 20th 6-7:30pm— Microsoft PowerPoint Basics Learn to use design templates to add text, graphics, and animation to slides. Must have experience with the mouse, Windows, and word processing. Uses PowerPoint 2010. Level 3.
  • Tuesday, May 26th 2-3:30 p.m. —Microsoft Excel Basics Learn to keep track of budgets or finances. Includes entering, editing, sorting & moving text; creating & calculating simple formulas. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Excel 2010. Level 2.
  • Thursday, May 28th 2-3:30 p.m.—Email Basics Learn how to enhance your email skills. Includes attachments, address books, and more. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Windows, the Internet and be able to use a mouse. Level 1.

Contact: Nancy Huntley or Kim Hergett, 753-4900

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Meeting Notice

April 20, 2015

The Lincoln Library Board’s Strategic Planning Committee, will meet on Monday, April 27, 2015, at 11:30 a.m., in the Bicentennial Room, located on the third floor of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4900

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Library Holiday Closings

March 27, 2015

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Friday, April 3 in observance of the Good Friday holiday and on Sunday, April 5 for Easter. The library will be open regular business hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) on Saturday, April 4. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, April 6.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921

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FREE e-Reader & Computer Classes at Lincoln Library

March 26, 2015

Each month, Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, offers free eReader and computer classes. The April schedule is below.  The classes are open to all ages and are held in the new second floor training room. (Children under the age of 12 must have an adult with them during the class.) Preregistration is required. To view class descriptions and register online, click on the Calendar of Events at www.lincolnlibrary.info. For questions or to register by phone, call 753-4900, extension 229.

  • Thursday, April 2, 2-3:30 p.m. — Computer Basics w/ Windows 7 Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer, and how to: open and close a program, use menus and toolbars, and save a file on a computer using Windows 7. Level 1.
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2-3:30 p.m. — Internet Basics Choosing your internet browser and learning about the different search engines available. Attendees should be experienced computer users. Level 2.
  • Wednesday, April 8, 6-7:30 p.m. —Microsoft Excel Basics Learn to keep track of budgets or finances. Includes entering, editing, sorting & moving text; creating & calculating simple formulas. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Excel 2010. Level 2.
  • Saturday, April 11, 11-12 p.m. — In the Know - What’s a flash drive? Learn what a flash drive is, what they are used for and how to use one. Wondering about timely topics you hear about? In the Know will bring you up to speed. Each program will consist of a short presentation followed by a Q&A session. Level 1.
  • Saturday, April 11, 2-3:30 p.m.— Email Basics Learn how to enhance your email skills. Includes attachments, address books, and more. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Windows, the Internet and be able to use a mouse. Level 1.
  • Tuesday, April 14,  2-3:30 p.m.— Facebook & More Learn to use Facebook to connect with family and friends. Already have an account, but have a question…bring the question to class and get the answer. Also, get an introduction to other social networking sites such as Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Level 2.
  • Thursday, April 16, 2-3:30 p.m. — Microsoft Publisher Basics Learn to use design templates to create various publications, such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations. Must have experience with the mouse, Windows, and word processing. Uses Publisher 2010. Level 3.
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2-3:30 p.m. — Microsoft Word Basics Learn how to write, edit and save word processing documents and how to use templates and clipart to make flyers and announcements. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Word 2010. Level 2.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 6-7:30 p.m. — Microsoft PowerPoint Basics Learn to use design templates to add text, graphics, and animation to slides. Must have experience with the mouse, Windows, and word processing. Uses PowerPoint 2010. Level 3.
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2-3:30 p.m. — eReader Devices with the Library Covers how to use your eReader device(iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.) to access eBooks and eAudiobooks available from the Library through Library on the Go, eRead Illinois and OneClickdigital. Please bring your eReader Device and any passwords you will need for app stores (iTunes Store, Google Play, etc.). Level 2.
  • Thursday, April 30, 2-3:30 p.m. — Resume Basics Gets hands on assistance in building your resume from a template or from scratch. Level 2.

Contact: Nancy Huntley or Kim Hergett, 753-4900

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Lincoln Library Opening at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21

March 20, 2015

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015, due to the roof-top installation of an air conditioning chiller unit.

Storytimes and meetings scheduled in the Bicentennial Room have been cancelled. AARP Tax Assistance and the Container Gardening program will continue as planned in the Carnegie Rooms. (Note, tax appointments scheduled prior to the 12:30 p.m. library opening will be honored.)

The third floor of the library will be closed the entire day. Access to the second floor will be limited.

Customers visiting the library must enter the library from the south-side entrance.

The parking garage under the library, as well as the alley way between the library and municipal building, will not be open on Saturday. Free parking will be available in the ramp attached to the Fire Station (corner of 9th & Capitol). On-street, metered spaces are also free of charge on weekends.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4900

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John Lynn to Present “England Coast to Coast” at Lincoln Library

March 13, 2015

The Friends of Lincoln Library invite the public to join them when they welcome back adventurer, John Lynn, on Monday, March 23, at 7 p.m.,  in the Carnegie Room North of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street. Lynn will be presenting, “England Coast to Coast,” a travelogue of his 200-mile trek across Northern England with an international cast of fellow amblers, ramblers, and scramblers. During the program, the audience will take in the scenery, adventure, and sociability of the famed Coast to Coast Path which extends from St. Bees on the Irish Sea across the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and North York Moors National Parks to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Sea. The show will also include a side trip up England's highest peak, Scafell Pike.  

John Lynn, of Peoria, Illinois,  has plodded, pedaled, and paddled enough scenic and historic trails, roads, and rivers to circle the globe. He is the only person to have visited and photographed all 2,400 towns in the state of Illinois. He has shared his adventures through more than 4,000 slide presentations in three countries.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 743-4921

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Container Gardening Workshop at Lincoln Library

March 6, 2015

University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, Karen Grant, will present “Container Gardening: The Combinations are Endless,” on Saturday, March 21, at 1p.m., in the Carnegie Room North of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street.

During the workshop, participants will learn how to make their own container gardens. Ms. Grant will also be discussing the best plants to include, container combinations that work, soil preparation and how to maintain a container garden throughout the summer months.

The program is free and open to anyone interested in container gardening. After the program, attendees are encouraged to browse and check out  the variety of books Lincoln Library has available on container gardening.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 743-4900

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Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Notice

February 27, 2015

The Lincoln Library Board’s Strategic Planning Committee, will meet on Monday, March 3, 2015, at 11 a.m., in the Bicentennial Room, located on the third floor of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4900

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Explore India & Nepal

February 23, 2015

Explore India & Nepal
India is the land of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of a thousand religions and two million gods. The public is invited to join the Friends of Lincoln Library as they welcome Steve Rambach and “Explore India & Nepal” through his photographs of events, people, and places. The program will be held on Monday, March 2, at 7 p.m., in the Carnegie Room South of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, Illinois.  Attendees will enjoy the  energy of Delhi, the resting place of Gandhi; the legendary Katmandu; Himalaya Mountains; Mount Everest; Varanasi-the religious capital of Hinduism and oldest living city in the world; Ganges River; Taj Mahal; the carvings and erotic sculptures of Khajuraho.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4921

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FREE e-Reader & Computer Classes at Lincoln Library

February 23, 2015

Each month, Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, offers free eReader and computer classes. The March schedule is below.  The classes are open to all ages and are held in the new second floor training room. (Children under the age of 12 must have an adult with them during the class.) Preregistration is required. To view class descriptions and register online, click on the Calendar of Events at www.lincolnlibrary.info. For questions or to register by phone, call 753-4900, extension 229.

  • Tuesday, March 3, 2-3:30 pm — Computer Basics w/ Windows 7 Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer, and how to: open and close a program, use menus and toolbars, and save a file on a computer using Windows 7. Level 1.
  • Thursday, March 5, 2-3:30pm— Internet Basics Choosing your internet browser and learning about the different search engines available. Attendees should be experienced computer users. Level 2.
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2-3:30pm—Microsoft Excel Basics Learn to keep track of budgets or finances. Includes entering, editing, sorting & moving text; creating & calculating simple formulas. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Excel 2010. Level 2.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 6-7:30pm—Microsoft Publisher Basics Learn to use design templates to create various publications, such as newsletters, business cards, menus, and invitations. Must have experience with the mouse, Windows, and word processing. Uses Publisher 2010. Level 3.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2-3:30pm—eReader Devices with the Library Covers how to use your eReader device(iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.) to access eBooks available from the Library through Library on the Go, eRead Illinois and OneClickdigital. Please bring your eReader Device and any passwords you will need for app stores (iTunes Store, Google Play, etc.). Level 2.
  • Thursday, March 19, 2-3:30pm—Internet Basics Choosing your internet browser and learning about the different search engines available. Attendees should be experienced computer users. Level 2.
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2-3:30pm—Exploring your Family Tree An introduction to the genealogy resources offered and compiled by the library. Must have computer experience. Level 2.
  • Wednesday, March 25, 6-7:30pm—Email Basics Learn how to enhance your email skills. Includes attachments, address books, and more. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Windows, the Internet and be able to use a mouse. Level 1.
  • Saturday, March 28, 11-12pm — Checkout a Library Techie Get help uploading a resume, downloading a file, creating an email account, or with almost anything else technology related—for free during this one hour open questions session. Must have computer experience. Level 2.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2-3:30pm— Microsoft Word Basics Learn how to write, edit and save word processing documents and how to use templates and clipart to make flyers and announcements. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Word 2010. Level 2.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2-3:30pm— Resume Basics Gets hands on assistance in building your resume from a template or from scratch. Level 2.

Contact: Nancy Huntley or Kim Hergett, 753-4900

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CANCELLED - Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

February 23, 2015

The Lincoln Library Board’s Strategic Planning Committee meeting, scheduled for Monday, February 23, 2015, has been cancelled.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4900

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Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Notice

February 20, 2015

The Lincoln Library Board’s Strategic Planning Committee, will meet on Monday, February 23, 2015, at 11 a.m., in the Bicentennial Room, located on the third floor of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4900

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Lincoln Library Offering Digital Magazines

February 9, 2015

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, IL (326 So. 7th St.)  is pleased to offer customers “Zinio for Libraries.” Awarded Best New Database of 2012 by Library Journal, Zinio is the world’s largest newsstand, offering multi-user access to popular publications.
Patrons with a valid Lincoln Library card can create a Zinio account and then choose from 70 complete digital magazines on the library’s website (lincolnlibrary.info). After selecting the titles, cardholders will have unlimited access to the titles through a browser on a PC or Mac Computer or through the Zinio App, available for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire,  Android and Window 8 devices. Zinio’s unique technology digitally recreates a magazine page for page, including full color pictures, intuitive navigation, key word article search and interactive elements such as audio and video. Better Homes & Gardens, Brides, Cooks Illustrated,  National Geographic, Popular Mechanics, Seventeen and US Weekly are just a few of the popular titles available.

For complete instructions and more information on accessing this service, please visit lincolnlibrary.info or phone 753-4900.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4921

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Library Holiday Closing

February 9, 2015

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Thursday, February 12, 2015, in honor of President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, February 13, 2015.

Contact: Nancy Huntley or Kim Hergett, 217-753-4900

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Lincoln & the Civil War: A Live Historical Program

January 29, 2015

“Abe Lincoln & the Civil War” is a live, theatrical production with Dave Ehlert portraying the 16th President as he fights slavery and racism in pre– and post-war days. The audience will find this 90-minute program both entertaining and educational. The Friends of Lincoln Library invite you to join them as they welcome “President Lincoln” to the Carnegie Room of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, on Thursday, February 5 at 7 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available under the library, as well as on the street.  (Please note, library materials will not be accessible during the performance.)

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4900

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Lincoln Library e-Reader & Computer Class Schedule for February

January 23, 2015

Each month, Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, offers free eReader and computer classes. The February schedule is below.  The classes are open to all ages and are held in the new second floor training room. (Children under the age of 12 must have an adult with them during the class.) Due to space limitations, participants may attend only two workshops per month. Preregistration is required and will be taken beginning January 26, 2015. If fewer than three people sign up for a class, Lincoln Library reserves the right to cancel with 24-hour notice.  To view class descriptions and register, visit www.lincolnlibrary.info and click on the Calendar of Events. For questions or to register by phone, call 753-4900, extension 229.

February 3, 2-3:30 p.m. — Resume Basics Gets hands on assistance in building your resume from a template or from scratch. Level 2. 1½ hours long.
February 5, 2-3:30 p.m. — Microsoft Word Basics Learn how to write, edit and save word processing documents and how to use templates and clipart to make flyers and announcements. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Word 2010. Level 2. 1½ hours long.
February 10, 2-3:30 p.m. — Internet Basics Choosing your internet browser and learning about the different search engines available. Attendees should be experienced computer users. Level 2. 1½ hours long.
February 17, 2-3:30 p.m. — Facebook & More Learn how to use Facebook and connect with family and friends. Already have an account, but have a question…bring the question to class and get the answer. Also, get an introduction to other social networking sites such as Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Level 2. 1½ hours long.
February 19, 2-3:30 p.m. — Microsoft PowerPoint Basics Learn to use design templates to add text, graphics, and animation to slides. Must have experience with the mouse, Windows, and word processing. Uses PowerPoint 2010. Level 3. 1½ hours long.
February 21, 11-12 p.m. — In the Know - What’s an app? Buying and using apps on your mobile device or smart phone. Join us for a monthly program that will cover topics you want to know more about. Wondering about timely topics you hear about? In the Know will bring you up to speed. Each program will consist of a short presentation followed by a Q&A session. Level 1. 1 hour long.
February 21, 2-3:30 p.m. — Computer Basics w/ Windows 7 Learn about the keyboard, mouse , monitor and printer, and how to: open and close a program, use menus and toolbars, and save a file on a computer using Windows 7. Level 1. 1 hour long.
February 24, 2-3:30 p.m. —Microsoft Excel Basics Learn to keep track of budgets or finances. Includes entering, editing, sorting & moving text; creating & calculating simple formulas. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Excel 2010. Level 2. 1½ hours long.
February 25, 6-7:30 p.m. — eReader Devices with the Library Covers how to use your eReader device(iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.) to access eBooks available from the Library through Library on the Go, eRead Illinois and OneClickdigital. Please bring your eReader Device and any passwords you will need for app stores (iTunes Store, Google Play, etc.). Level 2. 1½ hours long.

Contact: Nancy Huntley or Kim Hergett, 753-4900

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Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Notice

January 22, 2015

The Lincoln Library Board’s Strategic Planning Committee, will meet on Monday, January 26, 2015, at 11 a.m., in the Bicentennial Room, located on the third floor of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4900

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Library Holiday Closing

January 9, 2015

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

Contact: Nancy Huntley/Kim Hergett, 217-753-4900

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Lincoln Library e-Reader & Computer Classes

January 9, 2015

Each month, Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, offers free eReader and computer classes. The January schedule is below.  The classes are free, open to all ages and held in the new second floor training room. (Children under the age of 12 must have an adult with them during the class.) Due to space limitations, participants may attend only two workshops per month. Preregistration is required. If fewer than three people sign up for a class, Lincoln Library reserves the right to cancel with 24-hour notice.  To view class descriptions and register, visit www.lincolnlibrary.info and click on the Calendar of Events. For questions or to register by phone, call 753-4900, extension 227.

January 13,  2-3:30 p.m. —Microsoft Word Basics: Learn how to write, edit and save word processing documents and how to use templates and clipart to make flyers and announcements. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Word 2010. Level 2. 1½ hours long.
January 14,  6-7:30 p.m. — Resume Basics Gets hands on assistance in building your resume from a template or from scratch. Level 2. 1½ hours long.
January 17, 11 a.m. -12 p.m. — Checkout a Library Techie Get free help uploading a resume, downloading a file, creating an email account, or with almost anything else technology related during this one-hour open questions session. Must have computer experience. Level 2. 1 hour long.
January 17,  2-3:30 p.m. — eReader Devices with the Library Covers how to use your eReader device(iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.) to access eBooks available from Lincoln Library through Library on the Go, eRead Illinois and OneClickdigital. Please bring your eReader Device and any passwords you will need for app stores (iTunes Store, Google Play, etc.). Level 2. 1½ hours long.
January 20, 2-3:30 p.m. — Microsoft PowerPoint Basics Learn to use design templates to add text, graphics, and animation to slides. Must have experience with the mouse, Windows, and word processing. Uses PowerPoint 2010. Level 3. 1½ hours long.
January 22, 2-3:30 p.m. — Internet Basics Choosing your internet browser and learning about the different search engines available. Attendees should be experienced computer users. Level 2. 1½ hours long.
January 27,  2-3:30 p.m. — Microsoft Excel Basics Learn to keep track of budgets or finances. Includes entering, editing, sorting & moving text; creating & calculating simple formulas. Must have basic computer knowledge. Uses Excel 2010. Level 2. 1½ hours long.
January 28, 6-7:30 p.m. — Email Basics Learn how to enhance your email skills. Includes attachments, address books, and more. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of Windows, the Internet and be able to use a mouse. Level 1. 1½ hours long.

Contact: Nancy Huntley or Kim Hergett, 217-753-4900

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Friends of Lincoln Library Winter Paperback Book Sale

January 8, 2015

The Friends of Lincoln Library will hold their annual winter paperback book sale on Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will be held in the Carnegie Room of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street. Hundreds of reasonably priced, used paperbacks will be for sale for 50¢ each and oversized paperbacks will be $1 apiece.  (Children’s books will not be available at this sale. )

Proceeds raised from the sale, will be used to enhance the library collection and to fund a variety of projects and programs, including the annual summer reading program for kids, teens and adults.

Contact: Nancy Huntley/Kim Hergett, 217-753-4900

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Library Holiday Closings

December 19, 2014

During the holidays, Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, IL, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed Sunday, December 21, Wednesday, December 24, Thursday, December 25 and Sunday, December 28.

The library will also close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31 and remain closed through Thursday, January 1.

Contact: Nancy Huntley/Kim Hergett, 217-753-4900

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Library Thanksgiving Holiday Closing

November 24, 2014

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26 and remain closed through Friday, November 28. Normal hours will resume on Saturday, November 29

Contact: Nancy Huntley/Kim Hergett, 753-4900

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Library Holiday Closing

November 7, 2014

Lincoln Library will be closed Tuesday, November 11, 2014, in observance of Veterans Day. Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Contact: Nancy Huntley/Kim Hergett, 753-4900

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"Golf in Fact & Fiction” with Zachary Michael Jack

October 15, 2014

"Golf in Fact & Fiction" with Zachary Michael Jack will be held in the Carnegie Room North of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, on Sunday, October 26, at 2 p.m. Zachary Michael Jack, 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. Zachary teaches in the Sports Studies track at North Central College in Naperville. He also teaches writing workshops at the undergraduate and graduate level. The program, sponsored by the Friends of Lincoln Library, is free and open to the public.

Contact: Nancy Huntley/Kim Hergett, 753-4900

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October Meeting of Library Board - Date Change

October 13, 2014

The October meeting of the Lincoln Library Board of Trustees has been rescheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Monday, October 27, 2014, in the Bicentennial Room.

Contact: Kim Hergett, 753-4900

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Library Closed September 1

August 20, 2014

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.The library will reopen, with regular business hours (10 a.m.-8 p.m.), on Tuesday, September 2.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4921

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Library Closed July 4

July 2, 2014

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014, in observance of Independence Day. The library will re-open with regular business hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) on Saturday, July 5, 2014.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4921

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Author of Book on Local Murder Case to Speak at Library

June 12, 2014

Local author, Edward Cunningham, will discuss his true-crime book, The Perfect Patsy, on Wednesday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Room of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street. The Perfect Patsy details the police investigations and subsequent conviction of Mark Winger for the brutal murders of his wife and a van driver.

Donnah Winger was 31-years-old when she was killed on September 29, 1995.  She had what appeared to be a perfect marriage and was in the process of adopting a three month old baby with her husband of eight years, Mark Winger. Mark was a graduate from V.M.I. in Nuclear Physics and worked for the Illinois Nuclear Regulatory Agency.

On September 23, 1995, Donnah was driven from the St. Louis airport to her home in Springfield, Illinois, by a disturbed van driver who talked of spirits, nude parties and killing people.

On September 29, 1995, Mark shot and killed the van driver whom he claims was bludgeoning to death Donnah in their home. Police believe it was a justifiable homicide.

The police reopened the case in 1999, based upon the testimony of Mark’s ex-girlfriend.  In June of 2002, Mark was convicted of the double murder of Donnah and the van driver and was sentenced to two life terms.

While in prison, Mark attempted to hire a con to kill his ex-girlfriend and several other people. He was subsequently, convicted of two counts of solicitation of murder and sentenced to two additional 35-year terms in a maximum security prison.

The Perfect Patsy is the true story of Mark Winger's arrogance and betrayal. The book details the initial police investigation, the re-opened case and the complicated trial that led to Mark Winger's conviction.

This is the first book by Edward Cunningham, a trial lawyer, with more than 50 years of experience in significant civil litigation. He is a graduate of Yale University and of the University of Chicago Law School. He started working on this book ten years ago when he started collecting the records of this case and interviewing witnesses.

Copies of The Perfect Patsy will be available for purchase and signing.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4921

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Friends of Lincoln Library Annual Summer Book Sale

May 30, 2014

The Friends of Lincoln Library will hold their annual summer book sale on Friday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As in the past, the sale will be held – rain or shine – on the plaza surrounding Lincoln Library, the Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street.

Thousands of reasonably priced, used books will be for sale -- hardbacks - $2; paperbacks - 50¢; oversized paperbacks - $1; children’s books - 50¢. In addition to some specially priced items, there will be a small selection of DVDs ($2), music CDs ($1), and computer games ($2).

Proceeds raised from the sale, will be used to enhance the library collection and to fund a variety of projects and programs, including the annual summer reading program for kids, teens and adults.

Volunteers are vital to the success of the book sale. Anyone interested in assisting during the sale, should contact Nancy Huntley at 753-4921 or nancy.huntley@lincolnlibrary.info.

If you have gently used books you would like to donate for the sale, it is not too late. They are accepted year-round. There is a donation bin in the lobby. Just remember, we cannot accept the following -- textbooks, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, magazines over a year old, water damaged books, moldy or dirty books, etc. A complete list of acceptable and unacceptable items can be found on the library’s website. While every donation is greatly appreciated, if we are given unsuitable items it is an extra expense for the library in the time taken to sort the items and the cost to discard them. We truly appreciate your support and consideration!

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4921

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“Paws to Read!” Lincoln Library’s Summer Reading Program for All Ages

May 30, 2014

Each summer, Lincoln Library, The Public Library of Springfield, Illinois, promotes the joy of reading by sponsoring a summer reading program for kids, teens and adults. This year’s program, “Paws to Read!,” kicks off at the library, 326 South 7th Street, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

The Youth Services department will again be offering two summer reading programs - one for children ages 11 and younger and another for young adults ages 12 to 18. As reading goals are achieved, kids will be awarded prizes – the more hours read, the more prizes received. (Many thanks go out to the Friends of Lincoln Library for providing reading incentives and prizes!)

The fun doesn’t end with enjoying great books! There are many programs for kids and teens -- crafts, story times, games, and special performances by Magician Richard Landry (June 24, 2 p.m.), storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis (July 1, 2 p.m.), the DePriest Puppets (July 9, 2 p.m.) and the Sangamon County K-9 Unit (July 26, 11 a.m.). For a complete listing of events, stop by the library for a calendar or visit the library’s website.

The adult reading program is open to anyone age 19 and over. Simply sign up to participate at the Readers’ Services Desk. Each time a book is finished, stop by to enter a prize slip for the drawings. (The more you read, the more you can enter!) There will be weekly prize drawings for a variety of gift cards and a grand prize give-away at the end of the program!  Prizes are courtesy of the Friends of Lincoln Library.

Full details are available by phoning (217) 753-4900, visiting the library website or stopping by Youth Services, Readers’ Services, or Reference.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4921

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Library Youth Services Closed May 15

May 14, 2014

The Youth Services department of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Electricians need access to the department’s ceiling to complete wiring for the second floor renovation.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4921

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Lincoln Library Closed for Staff Institute

May 6, 2014

Lincoln Library, the Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Friday, May 9, 2014, for the annual Staff Institute. On this date, the library staff will be participating in a day of continuing education and training so as to better serve customers. Regular hours will resume on Saturday May 10, 2014.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 217-753-4921

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Lincoln Library Renovation to Resume Monday, April 21

April 14, 2014

Renovation of the second floor of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 S. 7th St., will resume on Monday, April 21, 2014. Anticipated to take several weeks, the remodel will result in an updated second floor with new carpeting, fresh paint, a reading room, a computer classroom, and a consolidated area for the public computer terminals. 

During the renovation, the second floor will be closed to customers and the materials housed there - nonfiction, biographies, audiovisuals, etc. - will be available by request only. (Customers will be able to browse new nonfiction books on the third floor.) Item hold requests can be placed through the library’s website. Once the needed title is found in the online catalog, patrons can use their library card and PIN to place the hold. (PINS may be obtained at the Circulation Desk.)  Holds can also be placed by phoning 753-4900, ext. 206. Customers will be notified by email or mail (generally within 24-48 hours) when the material is available for pick up.

During the renovation, reference librarians will be available to answer questions at the Contemporary Fiction Desk, located on the first floor. Patrons can phone-in questions, by calling 753-4900, ext. 206.

Public computer use will be limited to the terminals located on the third floor. Customers should anticipate delays. Sessions will be limited to 30 minutes. If there is not a waiting list, computer use may be extended by 30–minute intervals, up to the daily 2-hour maximum.

Remodel updates can be found on the library’s webpage, Facebook and Twitter.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921

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Library Holiday Closings

April 10, 2014

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Friday, April 18 in observance of the Good Friday holiday and on Sunday, April 20 for Easter. The library will be open regular business hours (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) on Saturday, April 19. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, April 21.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921

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Library Renovation Update

March 20, 2014

The second floor of Lincoln Library, 326 South 7th Street, will temporarily re-open on Monday, March 24. Renovation of the floor has been delayed due to manufacturing issues with the carpeting. The remodel will resume in April, at which time
the second floor will again be closed.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921

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Library Renovations to Begin March 10

March 5, 2014

Renovation of the second floor of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 S. 7th St., is scheduled to begin Monday, March 10, 2014. Anticipated to take several weeks, the remodel will result in an updated second floor with new carpeting, fresh paint, a reading room, a computer classroom, and a consolidated area for the public computer terminals.  

During the renovation, the second floor will be closed to customers and the materials housed there - nonfiction, biographies, audiovisuals, etc. - will be available by request only. (Customers will be able to browse new nonfiction books on the third floor.) Item hold requests can be placed through the library’s website. Once the needed title is found in the online catalog, patrons can use their library card and PIN to place the hold. (PINS may be obtained at the Circulation Desk.)  Holds can also be placed by phoning 753-4900, ext. 206. Customers will be notified by email or mail (generally within 24-48 hours) when the material is available for pick up.

During the renovations, reference librarians will be available to answer questions at the Contemporary Fiction Desk, located on the first floor. Patrons can phone-in questions, by calling 753-4900, ext. 206.

Public computer use will be limited to the terminals located on the first and third floors, during this time.

Remodel updates can be found on the library’s webpage, Facebook and Twitter.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921

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Golf Program at Library Canceled

March 1, 2014

The program, "Golf in Fact & Fiction" with Zachary Michael Jack, scheduled for Sunday, March 2 at Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, has been canceled due to the weather.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921

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Golf in Fact & Fiction with Zachary Michael Jack

February 25, 2014

"Golf in Fact & Fiction" with Zachary Michael Jack will be held in the Carnegie Room North of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, on March 2, at 2 p.m. Jack, 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. Zachary teaches in the Sports Studies track at North Central College in Naperville. He also teaches writing workshops at the undergraduate and graduate level. The program, sponsored by the Friends of Lincoln Library, is free and open to the public.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921

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"Israel: A Photo Tour of the Best of Israel with Steve Rambach"

February 14, 2014

"Israel: A Photo Tour of the Best of Israel with Steve Rambach" will be held Sunday, February 23, 2014, at 2 p.m., in the Carnegie Room North of Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street. Visit the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall, Holocaust Museum and walk the grounds Jesus traveled. Sponsored by the Friends of Lincoln Library.

Contact: Nancy Huntley, 753-4921

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Library Holiday Closing

February 7, 2014

Library Holiday Closings

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, 326 South 7th Street, will be closed on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, in honor of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Contact: Nancy Huntley/Kim Hergett, 217-753-4900

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