Lincoln news for Jan. 31

LINCOLN — The library isn’t just for books anymore. Now there is the opportunity to check out more than just books. At the Lincoln Library, they plan to start with a microscope, puzzles, a Nook e-reader and soon there will be snowshoes. Some of these items will be able to leave the library, while others will need to stay in the library. Depending on the feedback they receive, they may add more items. Let the librarians know what you think.
Another idea that libraries are adopting is the thematic backpack. It usually includes one or two books, a stuffed animal and game based on a particular subject such as dinosaurs. These backpacks are great for grandparents or anyone looking for an activity for their child. Contact the library if you are interested in sponsoring a backpack.
LCS is set to embark on a Mongolian adventure this week. As part of their culture study, students in K-6 will work in multi-age groups to explore a particular aspect of Mongolian culture. Some of those groups include: folktale and animals, music, traditions/festivals, embroidery, felting, nomadic/reindeer culture, games and sports, and food/cooking.
Students will participate in intro groups to get a feel of each group in order to see which group they’d like to focus on. Once intro groups are complete, students will delve deep into their topic of interest in the expert group of their choice. The culture study wraps up on Thursday, March 14, with a Mongolian Festival, where the students display the work they’ve created and show all that they’ve learned during their study.
REMINDER: The Dave Keller Band will perform as part of the Burnham Music Series on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7:30-9:15 p.m. at Burnham Hall. $10 adults, teens and kids are free. Refreshments will be served.
Until next time … Life Is A One Time Offer, Use It Well. The Struggle Is Part Of The Story. Beauty Begins The Moment You Decide To Be Yourself.

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