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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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Only ten days left to vote on the 2011 One Book One Lincoln selection!

July 21, 2011 by sdc

Today is July 21st, which means you've only got ten more days to cast your vote for the 2011 One Book - One Lincoln selection!

You can find all the information about the three 2011 finalists, as well as the voting form, on this year's Finalists Page.

Please share your opinions about this year's books and help us to select the book around which special programs and events will be built this fall!



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Final two days to nominate for 2011 One Book - One Lincoln

February 10, 2011 by sdc
One Book - One Lincoln fans --

You've still got today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) to submit your nominations for titles to be considered for the 2011 One Book - One Lincoln citywide reading program.

Visit the online 2011 nomination form, or stop at your local library to fill out a paper nomination form. The list of nominated titles will go to a selection committee, who will narrow the list to 5 finalists, which will be announced later in the Spring. The public will once again be asked to vote to select which of those five finalists will be the ultimate selection for this 10th year of One Book - One Lincoln!


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Nominations now open for 2011 One Book One Lincoln!

January 10, 2011 by sdc
Good afternoon to all the subscribers to the One Book - One Lincoln Blog!

The nomination form for the 2011 One Book - One Lincoln went live on the Lincoln City Libraries site this morning. Visit the front page of the LCL web site and click on the link in the nomination blurb, or click this link to be taken directly to the nomination form.

Nominations will be taken through February 11th, after which the list of nominated titles will be turned over to a selection committee, who will narrow the list down to five finalists. Just like in 2010, the five finalists will be announced later in the year and the general reading public will be allowed to vote on the book they'd like to see as the final selection.

But the process starts now...visit the One Book nomination form and make your suggestions now! This is the 10th anniversary for One Book - One Lincoln -- let's make it a special one!!

Scott C.


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Final 2010 One Book One Lincoln program is tonight!

November 30, 2010 by sdc

Just a reminder to those who are interested in participating in One Book One Lincoln programming -- the final public event of the 2010 One Book season is tonight:

Native American Law After Standing Bear

Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

John Snowden, Professor Emeritus at the UNL Law College, will discuss the history of Native American law from the period after Standing Bear's trial to today. A Lincoln City Libraries staff representative will provide some background on the Standing Bear story and the One Book experience. Professor Snowden's presentation will last approximately 20-25 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.

Professor Snowden is an authority on Native American law from the mid-19th century to the present and has taught courses on the subject. Note that the program will not be an examination of the Standing Bear trial, but more of a look at how Native law since that time has impacted first peoples.





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Reminder - Final One Book One Lincoln 2010 Program

November 23, 2010 by sdc

Just a reminder to those who are interested in participating in One Book One Lincoln programming -- the final public event of the 2010 One Book season (barring late-scheduled programs) is this coming Tuesday evening:

Native American Law After Standing Bear

Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

John Snowden, Professor Emeritus at the UNL Law College, will discuss the history of Native American law from the period after Standing Bear's trial to today. A Lincoln City Libraries staff representative will provide some background on the Standing Bear story and the One Book experience. Professor Snowden's presentation will last approximately 20-25 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.

Professor Snowden is an authority on Native American law from the mid-19th century to the present and has taught courses on the subject. Note that the program will not be an examination of the Standing Bear trial, but more of a look at how Native law since that time has impacted first peoples.



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New One Book Program - Native American Law After Standing Bear

November 04, 2010 by sdc

One Book - One Lincoln fans --

Two new One Book - One Lincoln events have been added to the One Book calendar.  For those who are interested and available to attend, here's the information about the Native American Law Since Standing Bear:

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 - 7:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St..

John Snowden, Professor Emeritus at the UNL Law College, will discuss the history of Native American law from the period after Standing Bear's trial to today. A Lincoln City Libraries staff representative will provide some background on the Standing Bear story and the One Book experience. Professor Snowden's presentation will last approximately 20-25 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.

Professor Snowden is an authority on Native American law from the mid-19th century to the present and has taught courses on the subject. Note that the program will not be an examination of the Standing Bear trial, but more of a look at how Native law since that time has impacted first peoples.

 

In addition, another local appearance by Joe Starita has been announced -- although not sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries. Our friends at Indigo Bridge Bookstore will be hosting an appearance by Starita on November 21st at their store, He will read from I Am a Man, and discuss his experiences writing it. He will also sign copies after his presentation. This appearance is in part to celebration Native American History Month in November.



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I Am a Man - Book Discussion opportunity tonight!!

October 28, 2010 by sdc

One Book fans --

Tonight is the last of the scheduled "public" book discussions for 2010 for the One Book - One Lincoln selection, I Am a Man. If you are available and are interested in participating in a discussion of Joe Starita's book, you are encouraged to join fellow readers at:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers -- 5150 O St. -- 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Two book discussion groups have invited One Book fans to join them for discussions in early 2011. Check out the One Book - One Lincoln Discussion Groups page for more information regarding dates, times and locations.

If your private book group would like to have a librarian lead a discussion of I Am a Man, please don't hesitate to contact us. If your private group is willing to have other One Book fans join you for a discussion session, please let us know, with contact, location and timing information, so we can promote that opportunity on the One Book - One Lincoln site!



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New One Book program - Native American Read-In 2010

October 22, 2010 by sdc

One Book - One Lincoln fans --

A new One Book - One Lincoln event has been added to the One Book calendar with very short notice.  For those who are interested and available to attend, here's the information about the 2010 Native American Read-In:

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska - Lincoln Office
1701 E St.

Judi M. gaiashkibos, Executive Director Nebraska Commission of Indian Affairs; Christine Lesiak, Executive Producer at NET Television; Mary Kathryn Nagle, attorney and playwright; and Larry Wright, Jr., Chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, will read selections from and discuss the impact of the 2010 One Book-One Lincoln title I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear's Journey to Justice. Author Joe Starita will also be in attendance and Channel 5 City TV will film the event to air in celebration of November's Native American Heritage Month. The public is invited to attend the read-in.

For those who can't attend -- we'll post information and/or links, once the Channel 5 City TV broadcast becomes available!



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