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Contemporary Fiction Book Club

Books Worth a Look

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.

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Pre-K" group.

Family Storytime on Lincoln's Lawn

10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Storytime Room
Age Group: Pre-K
Program Type: Storytime

Storytime

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

Event Details:
Join us on the lawn of Lincoln’s Home Site (located directly across from Lincoln Library on Capitol Avenue) for sun-soaked stories, songs and movement! This storytime has something for everyone!  DROP INS WELCOME! Note: In the case of in...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Homework Space

3:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Event Details:
Hey, teens, do you need a quiet space to study, and get your work done? Then come on down! From now until when the school year comes to a close we'll be offering makeshift study space in the Library's Teen Area on the first floor for you to meet up w...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Homework Space

3:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Event Details:
Hey, teens, do you need a quiet space to study, and get your work done? Then come on down! From now until when the school year comes to a close we'll be offering makeshift study space in the Library's Teen Area on the first floor for you to meet up w...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Adults 21+" group.

Credit 101: Personal Finance Basics

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Multipurpose Room
Registration
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Multipurpose Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Adults 21+
Program Type: Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
How's your credit? Or, a better question, what is credit? And while we're at it, why do you need it, how do you build it, and how do you fix it? Credit can be an essential part of your personal finances, especially for large purchases like a house or...
This event is in the "Tweens" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Homework Space

3:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Age Group: Tweens, Teens
Event Details:
Hey, teens, do you need a quiet space to study, and get your work done? Then come on down! From now until when the school year comes to a close we'll be offering makeshift study space in the Library's Teen Area on the first floor for you to meet up w...
This event is in the "Adults 21+" group.

True Crime & Brew Time

8:00pm - 9:00pm
Library Branch: Virtual Branch
Age Group: Adults 21+
Program Type: Book Club

Book Club

Discuss your latest read with friends.

Event Details:
Join us for True Crime & Brew Time to talk about everyone's favorite true crime obsessions! This month we'll be discussing Small Sacrifices by Ann Rule. So, crack open a cold one and stop in on Zoom!  Zoom Meeting Link: https://us06...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Carnegie North
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lecture Series
Event Details:
David Finnigan will talk about about the architectural precedents both in the US and in Europe which inspired the design of the new Illinois Capitol. His new book Thousand-Year Statehouse, is an oversize, 258-page hardcover volum...