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Why the Library needs friends like us — still
Tuesday Oct 16 2012
Lincoln’s handsome, spacious and state-of-the-art Twelve Bridges Library celebrates its fifth birthday this Saturday, Oct. 20. In 2007, the new library’s opening was a ...
It’s official: October is Friends of the Lincoln Library Month
Tuesday Sep 25 2012
Last week in this space, my pal Peter Fish wrote about how, after he became a father, he once again became a library user. Peter reminded us how “you can fall in love all over ag ...
A Sunset editor lauds libraries
Tuesday Sep 11 2012
Visit Kathy Brenzel at her corner office at the headquarters of Sunset Magazine in Menlo Park and you could guess that she’s the garden editor. A fragrant bouquet sits on her de ...
Help the Friends help children in Lincoln
Tuesday Aug 28 2012
“If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much.” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Children are one of the big reasons Friends of ...
Weird California revealed at the library
Tuesday Aug 21 2012
The dictionary defines ‘weird’ as an adjective meaning suggestive of or relating to the supernatural; eerie; or strange or bizarre. I’ve never thought of California as an od ...
Coffee, tea and me? A brace of beverage books
Tuesday Aug 14 2012
Remember that kitschy book from the 1960s called “Coffee, tea, or me?” Written by a couple of what we then called stewardesses , it detailed their careers in the airline biz, d ...
M is for mystery
Monday Apr 23 2012
As a failed murder-mystery novelist, I stand in awe of the talents of one of California’s most successful contemporary writers of detective novels: Sue Taylor Grafton. This is Gr ...
I love you, brother dear, but you’re wrong about libraries
Tuesday Apr 17 2012
A few months ago, when I told my older brother, Bill, that I had joined Friends of the Lincoln Library, he seemed puzzled. “Why? Who needs a library full of dusty books when eve ...
Medicine for the soul: a library
Tuesday Apr 10 2012
“Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.”- Lady Bird Johnson (former First Lady). “Nothing ...
Don’t be bird-brained: listen to a robin read
Monday Apr 02 2012
They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. But at Red Robin Restaurant, kids can earn a free meal by reading and completing the Reading with Red program. The Red Robin Rest ...
John Wayne and other bookworms
Wednesday Mar 21 2012
It’s July 4, 1976 in Cody, Wyo. I’m a cub reporter on my first press trip when I suddenly bump into the trip’s guest of honor, John Wayne. As I shake hands with “the Duke, ...
A free passport to fun and knowledge: a library card
Monday Mar 12 2012
A recent cartoon made me laugh. Speaking to a child holding a smart phone, a mother brags, “I have an even smaller wireless device that gives me access to thousands of books and ...
A successful Night for the Library – and Lincoln
Thursday Mar 08 2012
What a night! Last Saturday’s Night for the Library fundraiser, sponsored by Friends of the Lincoln Public Library and catered by Diana Burke’s Simple Pleasures, was a big hit. ...
John Steinbeck: author, prizewinner and provocateur
Wednesday Feb 22 2012
“I think I would like to write the story of this whole valley, of all the little towns and all the farms and ranches in the wilder hills … so that it would be the valley of the ...
In chilly January, cuddle up with a book
Wednesday Jan 11 2012
When the weather outside is frightful, library browsing is delightful. Library browsers will find a warm welcome and a staff that knows books and can often recommend something in ...
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