Giving Tuesday


After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, remember to support your favorite nonprofits on #GivingTuesday!

Common Root is participating along with many local, national and international charities. This is Common Root’s second largest fundraiser of the year. Help us continue bringing free community events to Lincoln.

Learn more about what Common Root has provided in 2017 and donate here: https://www.razoo.com/organization/Common-Root

Free Saturday – November


Free Saturdays – a free culture celebration of the community!

November’s Free Saturday event will be held at Vine Church (1800 Twin Ridge Road) on November 18th from 2-3:30 pm. Signs will be posted to direct you. There is elevator access from the south doors.

Bring items to give away and find great items from others to claim as your own. Please take any of your unclaimed items with you when you leave the event. (FYI – there’s no need to bring items in order to take items from others! Take what you need.)

Everything is free! We’re inspiring free culture and strong community relations. Come by and engage!

Upcoming Free Saturday:
-December 16, 2 PM at Eiseley Library (1530 Superior Street)
-January 20, 2 PM at Vine Church (1800 Twin Ridge Road)

New Book Giveaway

No automatic alt text available.
NEW books from the Publisher – University of Nebraska Press!!
— FREE —

Help feed Lincoln’s Little Free Libraries – we’ll even provide the books!!

Come take one book or an armload from 10 AM-12:30 PM on Saturday, November 11th.
After enjoying your book(s) please drop them off at ANY Little Free Library OR share them with a friend.

Here’s a map of Little Free Libraries: http://bit.ly/1nnFHYI

THANK YOU to our friends at the University of Nebraska Press and Common Root for making this free event possible!!

Community Coloring

You deserve some you time, some down time.

Come and color with your community on Saturday, November 11th from 10 AM-12:30 PM. We have extended hours this month, so feel free to come for as long as you like within that time frame.

Bring your own coloring supplies, or use our supplies and coloring sheets.
IT’S FREE & OPEN TO EVERYONE – ALL AGES

♫ Relaxing background music. Bring your favorite CD of mellow music and share it with the group! ♪

Let’s Get Organized

We’re good at organizing community events, now let’s try our hands at minimizing clutter and organizing our space. Many hands make light work, so please join us if you can on Thursday, November 9th from 6-7 PM at Common Root.

We’ll work for an hour during this event, and host future gatherings to make progress in small bursts.

Movie Night

Image may contain: 3 people, text
Join for a screening of “Some Like it Hot” on Saturday, November 4th at 8 PM.

This is a classic Billy Wilder Film starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe, plus a host of others recognizable by anyone familiar with Bugs Bunny cartoons. Made in 1959 and set in 1929, the action starts with the Valentine’s Day Massacre, which our two heroes accidentally witness. They have to get out of Chicago to get away but the only opening is with an all women band. So they make some changes and hilarity ensues. I’m afraid Royal Dano is not in this movie, I know some of you will be disappointed. As always, popcorn will be provided.

Music & Poetry II

Friday, October 27
9:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Location: Cottonwood Café-Bistro-Bar
440 S. 11th, Lincoln, NE.

FREE and open to the public – alternating performances of live music & poetic readings.

Performances by:
Musician – Spencer Krull
Author/Poet – Barbara Salvatore

The artists have been guaranteed a modest sum for this performance from Common Root PLUS Cottonwood Café-Bistro-Bar is donating a percentage of sales during this event which will be divided equally between the performers and Common Root PLUS we will have a free-will donation jar that also will be divided equally between the performers and Common Root.

100% of any artist merchandise sales go to the performers.

This event would not be possible without the generous contributions of:
Cottonwood Café-Bistro-Bar

———- Feed The Arts — Support Local Artists ———-

This event is sponsored by Common Root which facilitates community-building events and provides for the advancement of the arts. Common Root is a 501c3 nonprofit – No paid staff – 100% volunteer driven.

Free Saturday – October

Free Saturdays – a free culture celebration of the community!

This month’s Free Saturday event will be held at The Bay from 2-3:30 pm on October 21st. Signs will be posted to direct you.

Special thanks to The BAY for donating their space!

Bring items to give away and find great items from others to claim as your own. Please take any of your unclaimed items with you when you leave the event. (FYI – there’s no need to bring items in order to take items from others! Take what you need.)

Everything is free! We’re inspiring free culture and strong community relations. Come by and engage!

💀💀This month, we’ll be learning about Dia de los Muertos and making paper plate sugar skulls. All supplies will be provided. Details coming soon!💀💀

Upcoming Free Saturday events will be held from 2-3:30 PM on the following dates / locations listed:
-November 18 – Vine Church (1800 Twin Ridge Road)
-December 16 – Eiseley Library (1530 Superior Street)