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See listings of regularly-scheduled literary events both at the libraries (John H. Ames Reading Series, Lunch at the Library) and in the surrounding Lincoln, NE community -- including readings, signings, the One Book One Nebraska selection for 2010 and other special presentations! Go to the Local Literary Happenings page
Nominations for the 2015 One Book - One Lincoln are now closed, and the list of titles has been turned over to the selection committee, who will narrow it down to both a short list (9-12 titles), a finalists list (3) and the ultimate winning title. Watch for the winning title to be announced on Memorial Day.

You can sign up to be notified by e-mail about all new developments regarding One Book -- One Lincoln. You can become a fan of One Book - One Lincoln on Facebook by "liking" the One Book Facebook group. We also encourage you to stop by the One Book -- One Lincoln Blog, where you can leave comments about the book selections and the entire One Book process in response to posted discussion topics.

[ One Book -- One Lincoln archives: The Light Between Oceans [2014] | The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry [2013] | Destiny of the Republic [2012] | Cutting for Stone [2011] | I Am a Man [2010] | People of the Book [2009] | The Thirteenth Tale [2008] | The Worst Hard Time [2007] | The Devil in the White City [2006] | The Kite Runner [2005] | Peace Like a River [2004] | Bel Canto [2003] | Plainsong [2002] ]

[ Master list of 2002-2013 One Book -- One Lincoln finalists in PDF format ]
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One Book One Nebraska logo Following the ongoing success of the first several years of One Book One Nebraska, featuring Willa Cather's My Antonia, Omaha mystery novelist Alex Kava's One False Move, Mari Sandoz' classic history text Crazy Horse, Nebraska State Poet William Kloefkorn's autobiography Restoring the Burnt Child, Bess Streeter Aldrich's A Lantern in Her Hand, Wright Morris' The Home Place, Ted Kooser's Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps, Joe Starita's I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice and Willa Cather's classic novel, O Pioneers!, the Nebraska Library Commission, the Nebraska Center for the Book, the Nebraska Library Association, the Nebraska Regional Library Systems and other organizations are sponsoring yet another year of One Book One Nebraska in 2014!

Once Upon a TownThe 2014 selected title is Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen, a look at WWII history here in Nebraska, by Bob Greene. You can find more information about the 2005-2013 events at the official One Book One Nebraska Web site.

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Mayhem in the Midlands logo After many years, through 2010, the annual Mayhem in the Midlands Mystery Conference over the Memorial Day weekend, apparently ended in 2011. Organizers (primarily the Omaha Public Library) sent out a press release in early March, 2011, announcing that the 2011 convention has been cancelled, after 11 straight successes. The press release ended on a positive note, asking mystery fans to check back on Mayhem in 2012, although no convention materialized!

Although the weblink for the convention is not currently active, you can "like" the Mayhem in the Midlands Crime Fiction Conference on Facebook to stay up-to-date on additional developments. The latest news in 2012 was that the organizers were looking at ways to re-established the convention in the future.

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Turning the Pages of Romance logo Fans of Romance Fiction joined with a dozen romance authors at each of Lincoln's three Turning the Pages of Romance conferences, in 2004, 2005 and 2006. These events, co-sponsored by the Lincoln City Libraries and the Omaha Public Library, proved to be a popular way to meet and interact with professional romance authors from the midwest each Spring.

[ Past Romance Conferences: 2004 | 2005 | 2006 ]
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