And the 2012 One Book One Lincoln selection is...

September 10, 2012 by sdc
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard!

Readers in Lincoln cast their votes in June and July, and by an overwhelming majority, the title you all selected for this year's One Book One Lincoln title was Millard's engrossing look at the assassination of President James A. Garfield.

You can visit this year's official One Book - One Lincoln website for resources related to this year's selected title. The special programs for this year are still being finalized, and we'll announce those on the libraries' website, on Facebook, and via the One Book - One Lincoln e-mail list as soon as possible.


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Ten Days and Counting...

July 21, 2012 by sdc

Just a reminder -- there are now only ten days left to cast your vote for this year's One Book - One Lincoln final selection. Your last day to vote is July 31st.

Click here to jump straight to the voting form

Click here to read more about this year's three finalists



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One Book voting extended to July 31st 2012

June 29, 2012 by sdc
Just a reminder, to those who may not have heard through other channels, that the voting for the 2012 One Book One Lincoln title has been extended from June 30th to July 31st, 2012

Many readers contacted the libraries, to say they wished they had more time to read all three finalists before voting. We heard you...how does an additional month sound?

Vote for your favorite by July 31st at the 2012 Finalists Page.


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Finalists Announced!

May 28, 2012 by Webmaster
The finalists for the 2012 One Book - One Lincoln community reading program have been announced!


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Top Three "One Book" Finalists to be announced May 28th

April 18, 2012 by sdc
The One Book - One Lincoln selection committee is in the final stages of narrowing down the list of nominated titles.
Join us at The Mill in the Haymarket for a Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries-hosted event on May 28th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Three "One Book" Finalists for 2012 will be announced at 10:30 a.m.!


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Final 2011 One Book One Lincoln program announced!

December 01, 2011 by sdc
On Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 So. 14th Street, Lincoln, Neb., a panel of medical professionals from Lincoln will share their experience volunteering in medical mission projects abroad, including Africa, Haiti, and Mexico. Learn about the challenges and rewards of providing care in other cultures, and reflections on the ethics and practice of international aid.

The 2011 One Book - One Lincoln selection, Cutting for Stone, is set in large part in a mission hospital located in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. Missing Hospital, as it is known to locals, is staffed primarily by "ferengi" or foreigners: doctors and nurses from Britain and India and support staff from the neighboring region of Eritrea. Abraham Verghese's novel is set against political unrest and the theme of belonging.

Program panelists include Dr. Yvonne Davenport, MD (Ob-Gyn) and 2011 One Book-One Lincoln selection committee member; Elizabeth Jacobs-Fitzgerald, RNC-OB, BSN; Karen McGivney-Liechti, CNM, MSN; and Jearlyn Schumacher, CNM

This event is free and open to the public. Because of the subject matter of this program, some material may not be suitable for young children.

Come join us for this final 2011 One Book - One Lincoln program!


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First of the One Book special programs is announced

October 18, 2011 by sdc

Our special programming is falling into place for this year's One Book - One Lincoln themes. Here's our first confirmed event:

Ethiopian Cuisine

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 - 2:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.

Experience the taste of Ethiopia!

Roy Ruei of Lincoln's African Restaurant will share the flavors and culture of his home country, Ethiopia, the setting for much of the 2011 One Book - One Lincoln selection, Cutting for Stone.

Come learn about the ingredients, spices and traditions of Ethiopian food and enjoy samples of injera bread, meat, and vegetarian dishes!



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Cutting for Stone discussed on City Focus episode

September 13, 2011 by sdc

Lincoln librarians Layne, Lisa and Scott joined Diane Gonzales for an episode of City Focus on 5 City TV, to discuss Cutting for Stone. That episode is now airing on various days/times on the local Time Warner Cable, but it is also available as a YouTube clip, viewable here on the One Book One Lincoln blog:

 



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First chance to discuss Cutting for Stone

September 08, 2011 by sdc

Your first opportunity for a public discussion of this year's One Book - One Lincoln selection -- Cutting for Stone -- is tomorrow morning. From 10:30 to noon on Friday, on 9/9/11, the weekly Bethany Books Talk group will be focusing their attention on Abraham Verghese's compelling novel. Come join the discussion!

Then return in subsequent weeks for other great book talks and presentations by library staff -- click the book group link to see the entire Fall/Winter Bethany Books Talk schedule!



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And the official 2011 selection is...

September 06, 2011 by sdc
Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese.

Thank you to all of the readers, book groups and other interested parties for your continuing support of One Book - One Lincoln! We are pleased to let you know which of the three finalists you, the readers of Lincoln, voted to be the selected title for this, our tenth year of this community reading project.

You can visit the 2011 One Book - One Lincoln web page on the libraries' web site, for information about the book and author, and a preliminary list of discussion opportunities. Special events and programming are still being finalized and will be announced via the One Book e-mail list and Facebook, as well as the libraries' web site.

Thanks, and good reading!

Scott C. / One Book - One Lincoln organizing committee


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