Friends of Lincoln Library

Guided thistles - I mean missiles

It may not be common knowledge today, but during the Cold War, the Russians knew all about Lincoln. Never mind the Strategic Air Command, based a few miles north of Lincoln at Bea ...

The real nightmare - Part three of a three-part series

“Where’s Jane?” I wasn’t on the Sleeping Porch so I didn’t hear my parents ask the question. But I knew the answer. In fact, I knew right where I w ...

Council demands new look at cleanup costs for old landfill

Lincoln City Council spent 90 minutes at Tuesday night’s council meeting sparring with city staff about what should be done to clean-up the old Virginiatown landfill. They di ...

The “She Wolf of London” comes to Lincoln: Part one

I was a little scared. No. I was really scared. Usually I didn’t walk home alone at night from the theater, just one block away. Usually my older brother was on duty, bare ...

Mother Goose on the Loose a successful program

Thank you so much for the great article by Allie Schwartz and photos by Carol Percy about the "Mother Goose on the Loose" program at the Lincoln Library (front page and A ...

Mother Goose on the Loose – The Most Successful Program at the Library

Betty Gordon, Lincoln resident of 14 years and active member of The Friends of the Lincoln Library, is a big part of making the Mother Goose on the Loose program possible at the Li ...

Living with lizards - Part one

 Lizards and snakes and bugs, oh my! No, we’re not dancing down the yellow brick road with Dorothy and friends, although we once had a scarecrow that scared one of the ...

Part two: more on fig leaves

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part column about figs. It includes some fun facts about figs and a poem written in 2000. See all of Jane Tahti’s columns at li ...

Part two – Rocks have their own history

Editor’s note:  This is part two of a two-part series on the journey of Lincoln rocks. See all of Jane Tahti’s columns at lincolnnewsmessenger.com. My kitchen tab ...

Library temperatures will be better next movie night

The Friends of the Lincoln Library wish to apologize for the uncomfortably warm temperature in the Willow Room during Family Movie Night on July 19.   The problem has been so ...

Part One – Rocks have their own history

Rocks can be so special. Once you find them and once you value them, they last forever. They don’t droop or wander off. They sit still on your windowsill. In your flowerb ...

Part Five - Lincoln’s Postmistress

This is part five of a five-part series on how Kitty Maitland Fleming arrived in Lincoln. The family story begins in London and Glasgow, moves to Sydney, Australia, and reache ...

Part Four - Deferred Destination

This is part four of a five-part series on how Kitty Maitland Fleming arrived in Lincoln.  The family story begins in London and Glasgow, moves to Sydney, Australia, and  ...

Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest

The countdown to the July 26 contest entry deadline has begun. The 10th annual Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest is in its final month. Poets are invited to submit a maximum of thr ...

Part Three The search

This is part three of a five-part series on how Kitty Maitland Fleming arrived in Lincoln.  The family story begins in London and Glasgow, moves to Sydney, Australia, and  ...