April 18, 2012 by sdc
Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", finalists, The Mill,
December 01, 2011 by sdc
The 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. Missing Hospital, as it is known to locals, is staffed primarily by "ferengi" or foreigners: doctors and nurses from Britain and India and support staff from the neighboring region of Eritrea. Abraham Verghese's novel is set against political unrest and the theme of belonging.
Program panelists include Dr. Yvonne Davenport, MD (Ob-Gyn) and 2011 One Book-One Lincoln selection committee member; Elizabeth Jacobs-Fitzgerald, RNC-OB, BSN; Karen McGivney-Liechti, CNM, MSN; and 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.
Come join us for this final 2011 One Book - One Lincoln program!
Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese, medicine, medical missions, programs, events,
October 18, 2011 by sdc
Our special programming is falling into place for this year's One Book - One Lincoln themes. Here's our first confirmed event:
Sunday, October 30th, 2011 - 2:00 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!
Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", cuisine, culinary, cooking, food, culture, Ethiopia, African Restaurant, Roy Ruei,
September 13, 2011 by sdc
Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese, City Focus, 5 City TV, Diane Gonzales, YouTube,
September 08, 2011 by sdc
Your first opportunity for a public discussion of this year's One Book - One Lincoln selection -- Cutting for Stone -- is tomorrow morning. From 10:30 to noon on Friday, on 9/9/11, the weekly Bethany Books Talk group will be focusing their attention on Abraham Verghese's compelling novel. Come join the discussion!
Then return in subsequent weeks for other great book talks and presentations by library staff -- click the book group link to see the entire Fall/Winter Bethany Books Talk schedule!
Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese, book discussion, book group, Bethany Books Talk,
September 06, 2011 by sdc
Thank you to all of the readers, book groups and other interested parties for your continuing support of One Book - One Lincoln! We are pleased to let you know which of the three finalists you, the readers of Lincoln, voted to be the selected title for this, our tenth year of this community reading project.
You can visit the 2011 One Book - One Lincoln web page on the libraries' web site, for information about the book and author, and a preliminary list of discussion opportunities. Special events and programming are still being finalized and will be announced via the One Book e-mail list and Facebook, as well as the libraries' web site.
Thanks, and good reading!
Scott C. / One Book - One Lincoln organizing committee
Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese,
July 21, 2011 by sdc
Today is July 21st, which means you've only got ten more days to cast your vote for the 2011 One Book - One Lincoln selection!
You can find all the information about the three 2011 finalists, as well as the voting form, on this year's Finalists Page.
Please share your opinions about this year's books and help us to select the book around which special programs and events will be built this fall!
Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", vote,
February 10, 2011 by sdc
You've still got today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) to submit your nominations for titles to be considered for the 2011 One Book - One Lincoln citywide reading program.
Visit the online 2011 nomination form, or stop at your local library to fill out a paper nomination form. The list of nominated titles will go to a selection committee, who will narrow the list to 5 finalists, which will be announced later in the Spring. The public will once again be asked to vote to select which of those five finalists will be the ultimate selection for this 10th year of One Book - One Lincoln!
Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", nominations,
January 10, 2011 by sdc
The nomination form for the 2011 One Book - One Lincoln went live on the Lincoln City Libraries site this morning. Visit the front page of the LCL web site and click on the link in the nomination blurb, or click this link to be taken directly to the nomination form.
Nominations will be taken through February 11th, after which the list of nominated titles will be turned over to a selection committee, who will narrow the list down to five finalists. Just like in 2010, the five finalists will be announced later in the year and the general reading public will be allowed to vote on the book they'd like to see as the final selection.
But the process starts now...visit the One Book nomination form and make your suggestions now! This is the 10th anniversary for One Book - One Lincoln -- let's make it a special one!!
Tagged in: OBOL, nominations, suggestions, recommendations, "One Book One Lincoln", tenth anniversary, 10th anniversary,
November 30, 2010 by sdc
Just a reminder to those who are interested in participating in One Book One Lincoln programming -- the final public event of the 2010 One Book season is tonight:
Native American Law After Standing Bear
Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.
John Snowden, Professor Emeritus at the UNL Law College, will discuss the history of Native American law from the period after Standing Bear's trial to today. A Lincoln City Libraries staff representative will provide some background on the Standing Bear story and the One Book experience. Professor Snowden's presentation will last approximately 20-25 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.
Professor Snowden is an authority on Native American law from the mid-19th century to the present and has taught courses on the subject. Note that the program will not be an examination of the Standing Bear trial, but more of a look at how Native law since that time has impacted first peoples.
Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", I Am a Man, Native Americans, law, legal issues, John Snowden, program,
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