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One Book - One Lincoln - 2007

One Book One Lincoln A joint venture of the Lincoln Journal Star and Lincoln City Libraries One Book - One Lincoln - 2007
Book Discussion Groups


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Community Book Discussion Groups

One of the main goals of One Book - One Lincoln is to encourage residents to read and openly discuss the same book. Talking about great literature with others often adds richness and depth to the experience of reading. We encourage you to join other members of the community in discussing The Worst Hard Time during September, October and November. Everyone is welcome; there will be no need to pre-register.


The Discussion Groups schedule is still being finalized. Please continue to check this page for updates and/or new additions!


College Night at Sheldon
Sheldon Art Gallery -- UNL Campus

12th & "R" St.
Monday, September 10, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. [book discussion starts at 6:00]
Part of a larger evening event on campus!

Plow That Broke the Plains -- Plus Book Discussion
Anderson Branch Library

3635 Touzalin Ave.
Sunday, September 16, 2:00 p.m.
Discussion of the book and film will follow the showing of this 30-minute documentary!

Pioneers Park (shelter #1)
South Coddington Ave. and W. Calvert St.
Sunday, September 23, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bring a sack lunch and a chair/blanket. Cancelled if rain.

The Mill -- College View
4736 Prescott St.
Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 p.m.

Willard Community Center
1245 S. Folsom St.
Thursday, September 27, 7:00 p.m.

Sunken Gardens
27th & Capitol Parkway
Friday, September 28, Noon
Bring a sack lunch and a chair. Alternate location, in case of rain or extreme heat: Auld Recreation Center, 3140 Sumner St.

Plow That Broke the Plains -- Plus Book Discussion
Gere Branch Library

2400 S. 56th St.
Sunday, September 30, 2:00 p.m.
Discussion of the book and film will follow the showing of this 30-minute documentary!

Crescent Moon Coffee
816 P St.
Monday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.

Lee Booksellers Edgewood Center
56th & Highway 2
Thursday, October 4, 9:30 a.m.
420-1919

Bethany Branch Library
1810 North Cotner Boulevard
Friday, October 5, 10:30 a.m.
Part of their weekly Books Talk series.

Special Program
Gere Branch Library

2400 South 56th Street
Sunday, October 7, approximately 3:30 p.m.
Discussion of the book, at Gere, will follow this special presentation, at the Lincoln Community Playhouse!

College Night at Sheldon
Sheldon Art Gallery -- UNL Campus

12th & "R" St.
Tuesday, October 9, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. [book discussion starts at 6:00]
Part of a larger evening event on campus!

Lincoln Journal Star
926 P St.
Wednesday, October 10, noon
Bring a sack lunch

University of Nebraska Bookstore - East Campus
East Campus Union - Main Level
37th & Fair St.
Wednesday, October 10, 5:30 p.m.

Madonna ProActive Health & Fitness
800 P St.
Thursday, October 11, 6:30 p.m.

Clyde Malone Community Center
2032 U St.
Friday, October 12, noon
Bring a sack lunch.

Plow That Broke the Plains -- Plus Book Discussion
Bennett Martin Public Library

136 S. 14th St.
Sunday, October 14, 2:00 p.m.
Discussion of the book and film will follow the showing of this 30-minute documentary!

Lincoln Literacy Council
745 S. 9th st.
Monday, October 15, noon
Bring a sack lunch

Asian Community Center
2615 "O" St.
Monday, October 15, 3:00 p.m.

Lincoln-Lancaster City County Building
555 S. 10th St.
Wednesday, October 17, Noon
Bring a sack lunch. (Taping for airing on Channel 5)

Bryan LGH Medical Center East
1600 S. 48th St.
Medical Plaza Classroom #2 (2nd floor)

Monday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.

Plow That Broke the Plains -- Plus Book Discussion
Walt Branch Library

6701 S. 14th St.
Sunday, October 21, 2:00 p.m.
Discussion of the book and film will follow the showing of this 30-minute documentary!

The Cup
643 S. 25th St.
Monday, October 22, 2:30 p.m.

Lincoln Racquet Club
5300 Old Cheney Rd.
Tuesday, October 23, 7:15 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
5150 O Street
Thursday, October 25, 2:00 p.m.

Special Program
Walt Branch Library

6701 S. 14th St.
Sunday, October 28, approximately 3:00 p.m.
Discussion of the book will follow this special presentation!

Hickman Reading Room at Haven Manor
730 Larkspur (East Hickman Road at Larkspur Dr.)
Hickman, Nebraska
Monday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.

Mo Java
2649 N. 48th St.
Tuesday, October 30, 7:00 p.m.

Meadowlark Coffee
1624 South St.
Saturday, November 3, 2:00 p.m.

Barnes and Noble - Southpointe
2910 Pine Lake Rd.
Sunday, November 4, 2:00 p.m.

Special Program
Eiseley Branch Library

1530 Superior Street
Sunday, November 4, approximately 3:00 p.m.
Discussion of the book will follow this special presentation!

College Night at Sheldon
Sheldon Art Gallery -- UNL Campus

12th & "R" St.
Wednesday, November 7, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. [book discussion starts at 6:00]
Part of a larger evening event on campus!

Northeast YMCA
2601 N. 70th St.
Friday, November 9, 2:00 p.m.

The Blend
4900 N. 56th St.
Tuesday, November 13, 10:00 a.m.

Plow That Broke the Plains -- Plus Book Discussion
Eiseley Branch Library

1430 Superior St.
Wednesday, November 14, time - t.b.a.
Discussion of the book and film will follow the showing of this 30-minute documentary!

College Night at Sheldon
Sheldon Art Gallery -- UNL Campus

12th & "R" St.
Thursday, November 29, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. [book discussion starts at 6:00]
Part of a larger evening event on campus!

ON AIR PRESENTATIONS

NET Radio [91.1 FM]
Live From the Mill

The Mill coffeehouse - 800 P St.
Friday, September 28, 9:00 a.m.

KZUM Radio [89.3 FM]
BookTalks Program

941 O St.
Wednesday, October 3, 6:00 p.m.

Channel 5
City-County Building - Panel and Public Discussion
Wednesday, October 17, 12 noon
(Taping date -- will air later at various days/times on Channel 5)

We can provide a discussion leader for your group

So you want to have a One Book - One Lincoln discussion group, but you don't have a discussion leader? During September, October and November, Lincoln City Libraries staff will be available to book groups, extension clubs, organizations and businesses interested in hosting a discussion group. For further information, call Lincoln City Libraries, 441-8562

The One Book - One Lincoln Blog

Don't have a chance to join one of the official discussion groups, but still want to share your views on The Worst Hard Time or this year's special programs? Visit our One Book -- One Lincoln Blog, where you can leave comments in response to posted topics and/or questions.

Discussion Forum on LibraryThing

A discussion forum for One Book -- One Lincoln-related topics has also been set up on LibraryThing -- feel free to join up there and post your comments about the book, the programs, etc.

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