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She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan

In 14th century China, a girl is born into famine. The local soothsayer says that her brother, Zhu Chongba, will live a life of greatness, while her future is empty. She will be nothing. So when her brother dies in the famine, she takes over his life, hoping to trick Heaven and also take over his greatness. She disguises herself as a boy and becomes a monk, then talks her way into the army, where her cleverness and political savvy have her swiftly climbing the ranks.

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Cricut Class: Layered Vinyl Decal

3:00pm - 5:30pm
Collaboratory
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Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Collaboratory
Age Group: Tweens, Teens, Adults
Program Type: CoLab
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Workshop

Get hands-on and learn a new skill at the Lincoln Library.

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Learn the basics of using the Cricut Design Space software to create your own projects for cutting with the Library's Cricut cutting machines!

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Decorate the Teen Zone!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Zone
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Teen Zone
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
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Make decorations and set or hang them around the Teen Zone to decorate! Crafting materials will be provided.

 

 

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Storytime

Read, write, talk, sing, and play with us! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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During the month of May, we'll be holding outdoor storytimes at Lincoln Memorial Garden! Join us on the Woodland Patio for a fun, family storytime, then spend some time exploring all the Garden has to offer. 

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Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Library Plaza
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Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Lecture Series
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Lecture Series

Enjoy a local expert discussing a topic of interest.

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This Pride Month, join Lincoln Library’s Sangamon Valley Collection for a free walking tour of historic LGBT+ sites in Downtown Springfield. From Ethel Mars to Smokey’s Den to The Prairie Flame to PrideFest, we have a lot to be proud of.

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Want to carve out time to read but don't want the pressure to finish and discuss a specific book?  Want to learn what others are reading and low-key socialize? It sounds to us like you may be a Bookalo.

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Pop-up Library- A pop-up library is a temporary collection of materials for patrons to browse and check out at a location other than the library.

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Movie Monday - Wonka (PG)

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Carnegie North
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Carnegie North
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Movie

Movie

Enjoy a movie with digital surround sound at the Lincoln Library.

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Hey, kids, escape the heat! Come on in for our weekly Monday Movie Matinee! We'll bring the popcorn!

Wonka (PG)

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Richard Landry and Snowball!

2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Room: Carnegie North
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Performance

Performance

Enjoy a free performance at the library.

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Let's kick off Summer Reading 2024 with our favorite magical guests - Richard Landry and Snowball!

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Teen Pride Party

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Teen Zone
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Teen Zone
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Social

Social

Connect with friends at the Lincoln Library.

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Come celebrate pride month in the Teen Zone! Make buttons, make a rainbow craft, hang out and eat food.