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2018 – Savor the Color of Life – Color Purple

Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) and the Lied Center for Performing Arts today announce Savor the Color of Life, a program to celebrate adult reading, libraries and “The Color Purple.” The reading program runs from February 1 through April 4 and coincides with African-American History Month and the performances of the musical “The Color Purple” at the Lied Center April 11 through 15.

“Lincoln City Libraries is delighted by this opportunity to draw attention to Alice Walker’s book, ‘The Color Purple,’ which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award,” said Library Director Pat Leach. “Through the book, the musical and the movie, we’ll celebrate its message that in the midst of heartache and injustice, there is hope.” The 1985 movie was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, and the revival of the musical won a 2016 Tony Award.

“The Lied Center is thrilled to partner with Lincoln City Libraries, the Downtown Lincoln Association and the City of Lincoln,” said Bill Stephan, Executive Director of the Lied Center for Performing Arts. “This collaboration helps to foster strong community relationships and to share meaningful stories like ‘The Color Purple’ with a wide audience.”

“I’m excited about the collaboration among our libraries, the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Downtown Lincoln Association and businesses and nonprofits in Lincoln,” said Mayor Chris Beutler. “These types of partnerships encourage neighbor interaction, keep people engaged and help create a vibrant city.”

To qualify for prizes, adults register online at lincolnlibraries.org and then read four books between February 1 and April 4.  Drawings for tickets to “The Color Purple” at the Lied Center will take place during that period. The program also includes the following free special events:

  • Two African-American Read-Ins are scheduled. The first event is at noon Friday, February 9 at the Lincoln Public Schools District office, 5901 O St. The second is at noon, Wednesday, February 21 at the Eiseley Branch Library, 1520 Superior St. No registration required.
  • With support from the Downtown Lincoln Association (DLA), the library will host a Downtown Scavenger Hunt March 3 through 11. The DLA and Lied Center for Performing Arts will award prizes for successfully completed Scavenger Hunt forms. Information about registration will be announced at a kickoff event at Bennett Martin Public Library March 3 at 10:30 a.m.
  • A Gospel Music concert is planned for 5 p.m., Sunday, March 4 (location to be announced). The concert is free to all. Seating is limited.
  • Movie vs. Book at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18 at Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th St. Participants will watch the movie, then discuss it and the book.
  • A Poetry Slam is planned as a culminating event, and details will be announced soon.

 

For more information on Savor the Color of Life or LCL, visit lincolnlibraries.org

For more information on the Lied Center, visit LiedCenter.org.

http://www.klkntv.com/story/37384259/lincoln-city-libraries-lied-center-announce-savor-the-color-of-life

 

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Free books – Top 100 EBooks

Top 100 at Project Gutenberg

To determine the ranking we count the times each file gets downloaded. Both HTTP and FTP transfers are counted. Only transfers from ibiblio.org are counted as we have no access to our mirrors log files. Multiple downloads from the same IP address on the same day count as one download. IP addresses that download more than 100 files a day are considered robots and are not considered. Books made out of multiple files like most audio books are counted if any file is downloaded.

Top 100 EBooks yesterday

  1. A Christmas Carol in Prose; Being a Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles Dickens (2339)
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1161)
  3. The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde (917)
  4. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (869)
  5. Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (712)
  6. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (707)
  7. Et dukkehjem. English by Henrik Ibsen (693)
  8. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (663)
  9. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (597)
  10. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (584)
  11. Moby Dick; Or, The Whale by Herman Melville (519)
  12. Ulysses by James Joyce (505)
  13. The Book of the Fly by G. Hurlstone Hardy (500)
  14. Dracula by Bram Stoker (460)
  15. Il Principe. English by Niccolò Machiavelli (459)
  16. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (452)
  17. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (450)
  18. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (443)
  19. Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm (411)
  20. The Cottage on the Fells by H. De Vere Stacpoole (396)
  21. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (356)
  22. Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes (356)
  23. War and Peace by graf Leo Tolstoy (355)
  24. Beowulf: An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem (353)
  25. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (347)
  26. Emma by Jane Austen (346)
  27. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (327)
  28. The Romance of Lust: A Classic Victorian erotic novel by Anonymous (324)
  29. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (323)
  30. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass (319)
  31. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman (318)
  32. Jane Eyre: An Autobiography by Charlotte Brontë (303)
  33. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein (290)
  34. Gulliver’s Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (282)
  35. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (275)
  36. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (273)
  37. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie (270)
  38. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (258)
  39. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (253)
  40. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (247)
  41. A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift (245)
  42. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo (245)
  43. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (240)
  44. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (239)
  45. Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw (237)
  46. Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau (237)
  47. Prestuplenie i nakazanie. English by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (236)
  48. The Iliad by Homer (233)
  49. Sunzi bing fa. English by active 6th century B.C. Sunzi (233)
  50. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana by Vatsyayana (232)
  51. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton (231)
  52. The Girl’s Own Paper, Vol. XX, No. 989, December 10, 1898 by Various (231)
  53. Dubliners by James Joyce (226)
  54. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (224)
  55. The Count of Monte Cristo, Illustrated by Alexandre Dumas (218)
  56. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (215)
  57. Essays of Michel de Montaigne — Complete by Michel de Montaigne (203)
  58. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (200)
  59. The Republic by Plato (200)
  60. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (199)
  61. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells (199)
  62. The Dickens Country by Frederic George Kitton (197)
  63. The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois (195)
  64. Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson (195)
  65. Common Sense by Thomas Paine (190)
  66. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (187)
  67. The Awakening, and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin (186)
  68. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (185)
  69. Candide by Voltaire (184)
  70. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (177)
  71. Songs of Innocence, and Songs of Experience by William Blake (175)
  72. Hard Times by Charles Dickens (172)
  73. The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton and John Jay and James Madison (172)
  74. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (171)
  75. The Divine Comedy by Dante, Illustrated by Dante Alighieri (170)
  76. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (167)
  77. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (166)
  78. Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin (162)
  79. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (161)
  80. Anna Karenina by graf Leo Tolstoy (160)
  81. My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III. by Anonymous (159)
  82. The Man Behind the Bars by Winifred Louise Taylor (158)
  83. The King James Version of the Bible (149)
  84. Second Treatise of Government by John Locke (149)
  85. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (149)
  86. The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell (148)
  87. Pop-Guns by Aunt Fanny (147)
  88. Letters to a Friend by John Muir (144)
  89. The son of Don Juan by José Echegaray (142)
  90. Irrigation Works by E. S. Bellasis (142)
  91. Persuasion by Jane Austen (141)
  92. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Bishop of Hippo Saint Augustine (138)
  93. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (137)
  94. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (137)
  95. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (135)
  96. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery (134)
  97. John Brown’s Raid by National Park Service (133)
  98. Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen (131)
  99. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill (130)
  100. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (130)

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One Book One Lincoln Finalist Announced

Coffee on the Dock
at The Mill – Lincoln Haymarket

Come Join the Fun this Memorial Day!
Monday, May 29
9 AM – 11:30 AM

One Book One Lincoln Finalist Announced at 10:30 AM!

All proceeds benefit Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries!

Phone: 402.441.0164
Email: foundationforlcl@gmail.com

 

Source: Events – Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries

World Library Foundation Newsletter : March 2017

Over the years much is changed with our online library. To keep our patrons informed with the ongoing changes, we created the World Library Foundation Newsletter. The newsletter will include news and information about our various portals and the wonderful books, articles, encyclopedias, photographs, and research documents that may be found here.

For our 2nd Issue, April 2017, we would like to share with you some stories about the books you will find on our shelves. We will also be featuring one of our Self-published authors each month. We hope the newsletter will lead readers to discover interesting new books, and inspire readers to re-discover timeless favorites.

In This Issue:

1 Earth Day: Nature of Yesteryear

3 Executive Director’s Message

4 Author Interview: Junot Diaz

5 Passion of the Sonnet: The Savage Traditions and Their Detectives

6 William Shakespeare: Forever and a Day

7 The Flower Symbol

8 Best of the Best: Newbery Medal Books

9 The Literature of Vermin

10 The Importance of Being Honest

11 Stuck in the Middle

12 Driving the Future: On Autopilot

13 Threadbare: Lace in Literature

14 Rage Against the Machine

15 Food for Celebration

16 In Bloom: Seasonal Celebrations Ringing in Spring

17 Japan’s Greenery Day: Nature Reigns

18 Author Spotlight

Source: World Library Foundation Newsletter : March 2017 : Volume 1, Issue 2 | World eBook Library – eBooks | Read eBooks online

Reality Check by Dave Whamond for Apr 13, 2017 | Read Comic Strips at GoComics.com

Source: Reality Check by Dave Whamond for Apr 13, 2017 | Read Comic Strips at GoComics.com

Senior Newspapers – nationwide.

If you have time, take a look at what other publishers are doing for Seniors. I hope the links are active. If not, go to the Source at: NAMPA – North America Mature Publishers Association

ALASKA
Senior Voice

ARIZONA
Lovin’ Life After 50

CALIFORNIA
Life After 50

COLORADO
Life After 50
BEACON Senior Newspaper

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
The DC Beacon

FLORIDA
Lifestyles After 50 – Tampa
Lifestyles After 50 – St Pete/Clearwater
Lifestyles After 50 – Ocala
Lifestyles After 50 – Sarasota
Lifestyles After 50 – Ft Myers
Senior Life Florida / Space Coast

ILLINOIS
Senior News 50 and Better
Mature Focus
PrimeLife Times

INDIANA
Senior Life of Indiana and Cinn., OH/KY 

KANSAS
The Active Age
The Best Times

KENTUCKY
Today’s Transitions

LOUISIANA
The Best of Times

MASSACHUSETTS
Fifty Plus Advocate
Prime Time Cape Cod
PRIME
South Shore Senior News

MARYLAND
The DC Beacon
The Baltimore Beacon
The Beacon – Howard County

MICHIGAN
Senior Perspectives

MINNESOTA
Good Age
The Senior Reporter

MISSOURI
Inside Columbia Prime

NEW MEXICO
Prime Time

NEW YORK
50 Plus Lifestyles
Forever Young

NORTH CAROLINA
Livin Out Loud

OHIO
Mature Living
Senior Life of Indiana and Cinn., OH/KY

ONTARIO – CANADA
Forever Young Information – Toronto
Forever Young Information – Hamilton

PENNSYLVANIA
50plus LIFE
Tri State Senior News

RHODE ISLAND
Senior Digest

TENNESSEE
Mature Lifestyles of Tennessee
The Best Times

UTAH
The Moab Star

VIRGINIA
Fifty Plus
Red Bird Times
The DC Beacon

WISCONSIN
50 Plus News Magazine

Source: NAMPA – North America Mature Publishers Association

Steps to Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud – Senior Spectrum Newspaper

Steps to Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud

 

Senior Spectrum Newspaper – Source: Senior Spectrum Newspaper Home Page

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