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One Book - One Lincoln - 2011

Programs and Events

Special programs will be held at various public libraries and other locations throughout October and November 2011, tied in to the themes and subjects of Cutting for Stone. Programs and events are still being finalized as we announce this year's title -- keep watching this web site for further details. Or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or the One Book One Lincoln Blog for the latest updates in special programming.

All events are free and open to the public, and we encourage you to attend!

Ethiopian Cuisine

signed book imageSunday, October 30, 2011 -- 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 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!

"Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you who you are." -- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Photo above courtesy Flickr user anthony_goto

Medical Missions

signed book imageSunday, December 11, 2011 -- 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th St.

Medical Civic Action Program in Shinile Woreda, Ethiopia, 2010The 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. We've invited a panel of medical professionals from Lincoln to 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.

Panelists include:
  • Dr. Yvonne Davenport, MD, FACOG, (OB-GYN)
  • Elizabeth Jacobs-Fitzgerald, RNC-OB, BSN
  • Karen McGivney-Liechti,CNM, MSN
  • 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.

Photo above courtesy Flickr user US Army Africa


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Follow the Lincoln City Libraries' general Twitter feed to see regular news announcements about One Book - One Lincoln events and discussions.

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See video versions of some of the One Book - One Lincoln events and discussions.

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 Cutting for Stone or this year's special programs? Visit our One Book -- One Lincoln Blog, where you can leave comments in response to regularly posted topics and/or questions.

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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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One Book - One Lincoln - 2008: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
One Book - One Lincoln - 2007: The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
One Book - One Lincoln - 2006: The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
One Book - One Lincoln - 2005: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
One Book - One Lincoln - 2004: Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
One Book - One Lincoln - 2003: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
One Book - One Lincoln - 2002: Plainsong by Kent Haruf