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2013's "Top Ten" One Book - One Lincoln finalists!

October 11, 2013 by sdc
We've now posted the list of the other seven titles that made up the Top Ten "One Book - One Lincoln" semi-finalists for 2013. You can click this link right here for the detailed descriptions on our web site, but here's a list of just the titles:

  • "Hell or High Water" by Joy Castro
  • "The Language of Flowers" by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver´╗┐
  • "The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller
  • "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett
  • "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Philippe Sendker
  • "The Story of Beautiful Girl" by Rachel Simon

Thank you to all the passionate readers who've been asking for this list of books!

Scott C. / BookGuide readers advisory site manager / One Book - One Lincoln site manager


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Lincoln Mayors

November 27, 2012 by sdc
Lincoln Mayors page logo

Master List of Lincoln Mayors

Click here for a listing of all of Lincoln's Mayors

The Lincoln Mayors List is available as a PDF file, which requires the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. Help for viewing PDF files is available.

Vertical Files Material

The Lincoln City Libraries maintains a collection of over 1300 clipping folders, known traditionally as our Vertical File Collection. These folders are all located In the basement Periodicals Room of our main headquarters -- Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & "N" St. -- in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. This collection of clippings is primarily from the Lincoln newspapers from the 1930s through the 1990s, as well as a few other sources. Contents of folders can vary from just a few articles to many articles. Vertical Files materials are part of our reference collection and must be used in the library only. Photocopiers are available in the Periodicals room for local researchers wishing to make copies. Long-distance researchers wishing to make use of our Reference-by-Mail [mail your request to the Reference Department, c/o the address in the paragraph above] or Reference-by-Email services, can have copies made of any documents in the Vertical Files. See the Reference-by-Email page for a list of possible fees.

The following folders of clippings about the Mayor's Office exist in our Vertical Files Collection:

  • Lincoln -- City Offices -- Mayor's Office -- Historical List of Mayors
  • Lincoln -- City Offices -- Mayor's Office -- up to 1974
  • Lincoln -- City Offices -- Mayor's Office -- 1975
  • Lincoln -- City Offices -- Mayor's Office -- Jan-Jun 1976
  • Lincoln -- City Offices -- Mayor's Office -- Jul-Dec 1976
  • Lincoln -- City Offices -- Mayor's Office -- 1977
  • Lincoln -- City Offices -- Mayor's Office -- 1978
We also have several Vertical Files folders about individual past Mayors of Lincoln:
  • Anderson, Victor Emanuel [1950-1953]
  • Boosalis, Helen [1975-1983]
  • Boyles, Bartlett E. (Pat) [1959-1963]
  • Campell, Robert E. [1939-1941]
  • Harris, Bill [1987-1991]
  • Martin, Bennett S. [1956-1959]
  • Schwartzkopf, Sam [1967-1975]

Other Resources

The library also has a microfilm reel containing clippings about the following five Lincoln Mayors: Victor A. Anderson; Ralph G. Brooks; Robert L. Cochran; Bennett S. Martin; and Fred A. Seaton.

Official Lincoln NE Mayor's Office On-Line

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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members - July 2012

August 05, 2012 by sdc

Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read?

At the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group meeting on July 26th, after our book discussion, we spent time doing a round robin at the table, giving all attendees an opportunity to share what they’ve been reading lately. Here’s what was popular in July 2012 with this mystery-savvy group:

MYSTERIES or THRILLERS

NON-MYSTERIES

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you would recommend?



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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members - Apr 2012

April 29, 2012 by sdc
Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read?

At the April 26th Just Desserts meeting, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend.

Here’s a list of the books that were hot last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

Non-Mysteries recommended by group members:

So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?



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Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members - Mar 2012

April 10, 2012 by sdc
Hey, mystery fans! Looking for something good to read?

At the March 29th Just Desserts meeting, after discussing our monthly “assigned” book, we did a round robin at the table, asking attendees to share what mysteries they’d been reading lately that they felt they could recommend.

Here’s a list of the books that were hot last month with this mystery-savvy crowd:

Non-Mysteries recommended by group members:

So, what mysteries have you been reading that you’d recommend?



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