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Five Days and Counting...

August 29, 2013 by sdc
One Book - One Lincoln fans...

It is only five days until the announcement of the selected title for 2013.

Tune in on Tuesday, September 3rd, via the libraries' website, Facebook page, BookGuide readers advisory page, the One Book One Lincoln e-mail list and this One Book One Lincoln blog, as we reveal which of the three finalists for 2013 got the majority of your votes in our public voting during June and July.

Special programming built around the themes of this year's selected title is being arranged right now; public discussion opportunities are being identified -- library staff will be available to lead discussions for your own book group if you're interested!

Watch for the big reveal this coming Tuesday!

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2013 One Book - One Lincoln nominations now open!

January 28, 2013 by sdc
After a Fall/Winter filled with discussions and programming surrounding our 2012 One Book selection, Destiny of the Republic, we're happy to announce that the nomination process has begun for the 2013 One Book - One Lincoln.

Interested readers are encouraged to visit the 2013 Nomination Form online (just click the link), or stop in at any Lincoln City Libraries location to fill out the nomination form on paper. Nominations will be accepted through March 1st, after which the list of nominated titles will be given to a selection committee, which will narrow down the list to three finalists, which will be announced in the Spring. The public will then be invited to vote on their favorite of the three finalists, and the winning title will be announced in the Fall.

Meanwhile, the 2012 One Book - One Lincoln isn't quite done -- there's still one more event scheduled, at several different branch libraries in February: Troubled Times: 1860-1880 -- Your Family History Connections. This genealogy workshop will be held at three locations on three consecutive Sundays in February. Seating is limited, so registration is required. Click the link above for more information!

And, as always, the archive of past One Book - One Lincoln information is available on the libraries' web site. Click this link for the general One Book reference page!

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And the 2012 One Book One Lincoln selection is...

September 10, 2012 by sdc
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard!

Readers in Lincoln cast their votes in June and July, and by an overwhelming majority, the title you all selected for this year's One Book One Lincoln title was Millard's engrossing look at the assassination of President James A. Garfield.

You can visit this year's official One Book - One Lincoln website for resources related to this year's selected title. The special programs for this year are still being finalized, and we'll announce those on the libraries' website, on Facebook, and via the One Book - One Lincoln e-mail list as soon as possible.

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Ten Days and Counting...

July 21, 2012 by sdc

Just a reminder -- there are now only ten days left to cast your vote for this year's One Book - One Lincoln final selection. Your last day to vote is July 31st.

Click here to jump straight to the voting form

Click here to read more about this year's three finalists

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One Book voting extended to July 31st 2012

June 29, 2012 by sdc
Just a reminder, to those who may not have heard through other channels, that the voting for the 2012 One Book One Lincoln title has been extended from June 30th to July 31st, 2012

Many readers contacted the libraries, to say they wished they had more time to read all three finalists before voting. We heard does an additional month sound?

Vote for your favorite by July 31st at the 2012 Finalists Page.

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Finalists Announced!

May 28, 2012 by Webmaster
The finalists for the 2012 One Book - One Lincoln community reading program have been announced!

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Top Three "One Book" Finalists to be announced May 28th

April 18, 2012 by sdc
The One Book - One Lincoln selection committee is in the final stages of narrowing down the list of nominated titles.
Join us at The Mill in the Haymarket for a Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries-hosted event on May 28th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Three "One Book" Finalists for 2012 will be announced at 10:30 a.m.!

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Final 2011 One Book One Lincoln program announced!

December 01, 2011 by sdc
On Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 So. 14th Street, Lincoln, Neb., a panel of medical professionals from Lincoln will 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.

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!

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First of the One Book special programs is announced

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:

Ethiopian Cuisine

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!

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Cutting for Stone discussed on City Focus episode

September 13, 2011 by sdc

Lincoln librarians Layne, Lisa and Scott joined Diane Gonzales for an episode of City Focus on 5 City TV, to discuss Cutting for Stone. That episode is now airing on various days/times on the local Time Warner Cable, but it is also available as a YouTube clip, viewable here on the One Book One Lincoln blog:


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