The 2,100-page encyclopedic “Lincoln Library of Essential Information,” now in its 44th edition and 89th year, commemorates Abraham Lincoln, whose example demonstrated self-education’s possibilities.


The 2,100-page encyclopedic “Lincoln Library of Essential Information,” now in its 44th edition and 89th year, commemorates Abraham Lincoln, whose example demonstrated self-education’s possibilities.



As Lincoln said, "A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others. It is the key, or one of the keys, to the already solved problems. And not only so. It gives a relish, and facility, for successfully pursuing the unsolved ones."



FactCite.com, which features content from The Lincoln Library, contains thousands of full-text articles of extensive historical, biographic and reference material. It is divided into five subject areas:



•American history



•Biographies



•Sports



•Greek and Roman mythology



•Essential information



Featured pages include "Explore the 50 States" and "Countries and Cultures of the World” — both great sources for homework help.



FactCite is featured on our library website, cityofcrestview.org/library.php, on the Electronic Resources page. Your 14-digit library card barcode is required for access.



LapSit



Today at 10:15 a.m. is one of my favorite LapSit programs of the year — "Bedtime" — because the children, parents and staff may come in their pajamas, robes and slippers. So if you've never seen our Mike in his Korean "hanbok" you may want to stop by today!



Plant lecture March 21



Dennis Mitchell, a qualified environmental professional and retired Troy University professor, will be the guest speaker for the March 21 Friends of the Crestview Library meeting.



Mitchell will educate attendees on local poisonous plants, including one with a 2,000-year-old story involving this country’s colonial times and some famous Americans.



The program begins at 10:30 a.m. and everyone is invited to attend.



Free financial courses



A free "Investments 101" series, with financial adviser Joe Faulk, is on six consecutive Mondays, 6-7 p.m. April 15 through May 20.



Class topics include:



•Take Stock in the Market



•IRAs: Retirement Can Be Less Taxing



•A Smart Start to Mutual Funds



•Focus on Fixed Income



•Tax-Free Investing



•Retirement by Design



Registration is not required, but the first 20 to reserve a seat and attend that evening will receive free workbooks. You may attend any or all classes. Call 682-8844 to register.



Book sale begins April 5



Mark your calendar for the next Friends of the Library book sale April 5, 6 and 7. A $2 admission charge for non-Friends members applies for the 5-8 p.m. Friday early bird sale, but you may join at the door.



The Saturday and Sunday sales run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is an especially large selection of large-print books for this sale only.



‘Going Green’ April 2



Next month’s First Tuesday installment, "Going Green: What You Can Do at Home," will be presented by Tina Gainey of Greenway Saves. The event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. April 2.



Sandra Dreaden is the Crestview Public Library's reference librarian.