Friends of the Lincoln Library

View from the Carnegie - in pursuit of her quarry

  This story, often repeated, tells of my mother and father and one episode in their lifelong romance. Sometimes I wonder if they had managed to catch each other’s att ...

The new me, thanks to the library, part II

  I think I just broke my chakra. In recent weeks, I’ve been checking out fitness DVDs from the Lincoln Public Library at Twelve Bridges in an effort to determine whic ...

Christmas night in the library: a fable

  Imagine what Yuletide is like in the Lincoln Public Library, I say to my niece’s two little girls, Iris and Robyn. At ages four and seven, they love both stories and ...

More great books for holiday reading/giving

Second of two parts Recently, the Friends of the Lincoln Library asked library staffers for their favorite books about or set in California as gift ideas or for holiday reading. T ...

The Lincoln Library’s secret weapon: elves

We love a bargain and the Friends of the Lincoln Library book sales are one of the best around (and raise money for programs and new books). We have a big sale in the library&rsquo ...

Veterans’ tales in and around the library

Second of a two-part series Last week, I talked about one way to honor veterans — by simply hearing their stories — and I promised to tell you more about the Lincoln H ...

Veterans’ tales in and around the library

First of a two-part series This week, we celebrated Veterans Day and my thoughts turn to the men in my family who have served: my dad, Bill Sr. (Marines), my older brother, Bill J ...

Lunch with the Lincoln Rotary

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” - Attributed to Groucho Marx I wish I had thought of that Grouch ...

Headless horsemen and other scary thoughts

Ghosts don’t scare me — even during Halloween week. Nor do goblins, ghouls or headless horsemen. OK, maybe headless horsemen do a little. That character from the &ldq ...

Seeing a life in pictures: John R. Finnegan, Sr.

“An editor isn’t always right, but he’s never wrong.” That saying flashed across the screen and made me laugh as I watched the slide show depicting the life of my beloved u ...