Lincoln Library News & Events
January 2021
A note from the Director
Thank you so much for your continued support for the Lincoln Library! As we welcome the new year, we look forward to a bright future, but we know there will still be some hurdles to clear. As of now we do not have a date to re-open and at this time do not plan to speculate when that might be, but will wait for guidance from city, state, and public health officials. The earliest we will begin talking about next steps will be after we’ve gotten past any potential post-holiday spikes in mid-January.
Staff are busy preparing for in-person late spring and summer programming as Plan A, but will have a virtual Plan B at the ready. As we remember this last challenging year, we are so thankful for the thousands of patrons who have continued to use the library through Curbside Pickup, virtual programing, computer appointments, and our rich e-resources. We are thankful too, for the support of our Board, Friends of the Library, Foundation, and staff! We couldn’t do it without you!

Friends of the Library Presents:
Behind the Book with Ken Mitchell
January, 26th | 7pm-8:30pm

Join us as Springfield author Ken Mitchell discusses The Little Village That Could: The Untold Story of Devereux Heights and his new title Eight Tomatoes: Letters from the Heart That Heal, Fulfill & Forgive.

Part of the Lincoln Library Behind the Book series.

Help us preserve our collective story by contributing your digital images to the Sangamon Valley Collection. Your digital images will to help us document life in contemporary Springfield and Sangamon County and preserve them for future generations. Images could be of rallies, festivals, stores, restaurants, houses of worship, street views, or parks, for example. The images will be searchable through our subject vertical files in the Sangamon Valley Collection.

The Sangamon Valley Collection has 70,000 digital images and over 100,000 print photos of the past and we want to make sure we have a vibrant collection of our present for years to come.

For more information about the project and how to contribute:
Join Us For One Of Our Upcoming Events
Storytime Live! | Every Thursday |10:30am
Join us on Facebook Live every Thursday morning for Storytime! 

The Stitch-uation | January 5th & 19th | 6pm-7:30pm
Need some time to craft and chat with friends while social distancing? Bring your craft of choice and join us for a virtual meeting of the Stitch-uation! We meet on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6pm.

Microsoft Word Basics |January 12th | 2pm-3pm
Learn how to create and edit documents using Microsoft Word. We cover the basics of using Word 2010, from how to open and save a document, to how to use different text and graphics features.

Lincoln Library E- Resources |January 13th | 11am-12pm
Come get help with a resume, or reviewing some great websites and ways to find a job with a member of the Lincoln Library staff!

Career Center |January 14th | 2pm-3pm
Come get help with a resume, or reviewing some great websites and ways to find a job with a member of the Lincoln Library staff!

Amateur Writer’s Guild |January 15th | 6pm-7pm
Come together with like-minded patrons and staff for feedback on anything you have written, or answers to questions you might have!

January 18th | CLOSED MLK Jr. DAY

Email Basics |January 19th | 2pm-3pm
Learn all about what email is, how to set one up, and all the tools offered with email services.

Windows 10 Basics |January 20th | 2pm-3:30pm
Learn how to navigate Windows 10 and how to use some of its many features! We will cover some features common to previous versions of Windows: the desktop, the start menu, the taskbar, windows, files, folders, and apps. We will also cover some features that are new to Windows 10: Cortana, Microsoft Edge, task view, and the Microsoft Store.

How to Spot Fake News |January 21st | 2pm-3pm
Feeling overwhelmed by the minefield of information that is your Facebook newsfeed? We can help! Join us to learn about the different types of fake news, how to tell the difference between what's true and what's fake, and tips for evaluating sources.

True Crime & Brew Time |January 27st | 8pm-9pm
Join us for True Crime & Brew Time to talk about everyone's favorite true crime obsessions! This month we'll be reading The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy by Masha Gessen. So, make sure to grab your favorite brew and join Rachel & Sheri at 8 pm

Bring Your Own Book Club |January 28st | 7pm-8pm
Join us every other Thursday for BYOBook Club! Bring a book that you're reading or are dying to discuss and get recommendations from other readers and librarians. Meet us on Zoom!

Lincoln Library has a variety of online research tools. For remote learning Brainfuse and ScholasticTeachables are especially helpful.

With ScholasticTeachables you can download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and skills sheets for kids K through grade 8.

Brainfuse offers virtual live tutoring, a 24-hour writing review, study groups, flashcards, and more for all ages. Adults will find tutoring and study guides designed for their needs, as well as a resume review service.

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Springfield, IL 62701
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