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Book Discussion Groups

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See a list of Bel Canto book discussion group times and locations See a list of list of official events taking place during September, October or November 2003 as part of the One Book - One Lincoln experience Information about the selected novel - Bel Canto Quotes from critics and readers about Bel Canto Links to on-line excerpts from the novel Bel Canto An extensive list of links to on-line reviews of Bel Canto, plus a list of sources at Lincoln City Libraries for printed reviews of the novel Information about Ann Patchett, the award-winning author of Bel Canto A list of links to on-line interviews with Ann Patchett, the author of Bel Canto Links to several on-line sources for 'Discussion Questions' for book groups reading Bel Canto Information about the National Book Critics Circle Award, for which Bel Canto was nominated Information about the PEN/Faulkner Award, which was won by Bel Canto in 2002 Information about the Orange Prize for fiction written by women, which was won by Ann Patchett for Bel Canto in 2003 Information about the IMPAC/Dublin Award, for which Bel Canto was nominated in 2002 Information about Opera and Opera Singers, both general and with a local focus Information about Peruvian rebel group Tupac Amaru, whose seizure of the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima in 1996 inspired the events depicted in Bel Canto A list of books and authors you might enjoy if you enjoyed reading Bel Canto Links to other cities and organizations which have selected Bel Canto as their 'community reading projects' Check the availability of Bel Canto in the Lincoln City Library holdings

Community Book Discussion Groups

Bel Canto cover image We encourage you to join other members of the community in discussing Bel Canto during September, October and November. Everyone is welcome; there is no need to pre-register.

Clyde Malone Community Center
2032 U St.
Wednesday, September 17, noon
Bring a sack lunch.

"F" Street Recreation Center
1225 F St.
Wednesday, September 17, noon
Wednesday, October 15, noon
Bring a sack lunch.

Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.
Thursday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 23, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, November 1, 2:00 p.m.

Bethany Branch Library
1810 North Cotner Boulevard
Friday, September 19, 10:30 a.m.

South Branch Library
2675 South Street
Saturday, September 20, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 8, 7:00 p.m.

Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street
Sunday, September 21, 2:00 p.m.
Monday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

Anderson Branch Library
3635 Touzalin Ave.
Monday, September 22, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 4, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 15, 2:00 p.m.

Nebraska Library Commission
The Atrium, 12th & N Streetst
Wednesday, September 24, noon
Bring a sack lunch

Hispanic Community Center
2300 O Street
Wednesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m.

Lee Booksellers Edgewood Center
56th & Highway 2
Wednesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m.

Panera Bread
2940 Pine Lake Rd. - Southpointe Pavilions
Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m.

Auld Recreation Center
3140 Sumner Street
Friday, September 26, noon
Bring a sack lunch

Nebraska State Library
State Capitol, 3rd floor, room 325
Tuesday, September 30, noon
Bring a sack lunch

Calvert Recreation Center
4500 Stockwell Street
Tuesday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.

Willard Community Center
1245 South Folsom
Wednesday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.

Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th St.
Polley Music Library, 2nd floor - Friday, October 3, noon
  This discussion will focus on the musical subtext of Bel Canto
Main Reading Room, 1st floor - Tuesday, October 7, noon
Bring a sack lunch

The Coffee House
1324 P St.
Saturday, October 4, 10:00 a.m.

Northeast YMCA
2601 N. 70th St.
Thursday, October 9, 7:00 p.m.

University of Nebraska Bookstore
Nebraska Union, Lower Level
14th and R Streets
Thursday, October 9, noon
Bring a sack lunch

The Mill
800 P St.
Friday, October 10, 10:30 a.m.

Gere Branch Library
2400 South 56th Street
Monday, October 13, 2:30 p.m.
Friday, October 17, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 2, 2:00 p.m.

Lee Booksellers Piedmont
Cotner & A Street
Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 p.m.

Lincoln Literacy Council
1625 N Street, Suite B
Thursday, October 16, noon
Bring a sack lunch

The Mill
4736 Prescott St.
Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.

Lincoln Journal Star
926 P St.
Wednesday, October 22, noon
Bring a sack lunch

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
5150 O Street
Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 p.m.

Air Park West Recreation Center
3720 NW 46th Street
Monday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.

Irving Recreation Center
2010 Van Dorn Street
Tuesday, October 28, noon
Bring a sack lunch

Mo Java
2649 N. 48th St.
Monday, November 3, 5:00 p.m.

Southeast Community College
Lincoln Campus
8800 O Street - Room G1
Thursday, November 6, noon
Bring a sack lunch

Lincoln Public Schools
District Office Building
5901 O St. - Board Room
Thursday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.

C.Y. Thompson Library
University of Nebraska, East Campus
38th and Holdrege Streets - across from East Campus Union
Friday, November 7, 6:00 p.m.
Metered parking at the Dairy Store and the Union

Didn't have a chance to join one of the official discussion groups, but still want to share your views on Bel Canto or this year's special programs? Visit our On-Line Comments Form to leave a message, and we'll post it in our moderated discussion area.

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