lora finnegan

Remembering ‘Mr. Gordon’

  To volunteer means simply to help others. Some folks roll up their sleeves to pitch in after a sudden emergency such as a flood or a winter snowstorm and go home when that ...

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 ...

The ‘new me’ gets a workout with library help

  Am I a dummy or a goddess? That’s the question I’m going to spend the next few weeks figuring out. How? By determining which of two exercise DVDs will work bes ...

To eBook or not to eBook

  On Facebook last week, I saw this post by my friend, Peter Fish: “At The Dubliner in West Portal, nursing a Manhattan and reading Ron Hansen’s “She Loves ...

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 ...

Books that open up your heart, mind

“I just heard an old Chinese proverb: ‘Open a book and the book will open you.’ Sounds great, doesn’t it?” My pal, Adrienne Blackhart, sent that note ...

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 ...