Lora Finnegan

John Wayne and other bookworms

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

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

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

“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

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 ...

Shopping locally helps the library

Maybe you’ve heard the saying that “a library will get you through times with no money better than money will get you through times with no libraries.” In past recessions, p ...

For Christmas, give the gift of time

Call me old-fashioned but I’ve always thought that the best gift is free — the gift of time. Gifts such as a friend coming over to help get that gi-normous granite boulder out ...

Become a Friend in 2012 Membership drive gets into high gear

Become a Friend in 2012. Now is the time to renew your membership or join the Friends of the Lincoln Library (FOLL). Membership runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 and costs $15, $25 for a ...

An update on what the Friends has provided this year

Mark your calendars: Friends of the Lincoln Public Library (FOLL) will hold its second annual fundraising event, Night for the Library, on March 3 at the McBean Park Pavilion. Tick ...