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And the official 2011 selection is...

September 06, 2011 by sdc
Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese.

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


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Only ten days left to vote on the 2011 One Book One Lincoln selection!

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!



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Final two days to nominate for 2011 One Book - One Lincoln

February 10, 2011 by sdc
One Book - One Lincoln fans --

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!


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Nominations now open for 2011 One Book One Lincoln!

January 10, 2011 by sdc
Good afternoon to all the subscribers to the One Book - One Lincoln Blog!

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!!

Scott C.


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Final 2010 One Book One Lincoln program is tonight!

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.





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Reminder - Final One Book One Lincoln 2010 Program

November 23, 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 (barring late-scheduled programs) is this coming Tuesday evening:

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.



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New One Book Program - Native American Law After Standing Bear

November 04, 2010 by sdc

One Book - One Lincoln fans --

Two new One Book - One Lincoln events have been added to the One Book calendar.  For those who are interested and available to attend, here's the information about the Native American Law Since Standing Bear:

Tuesday, November 30th, 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.

 

In addition, another local appearance by Joe Starita has been announced -- although not sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries. Our friends at Indigo Bridge Bookstore will be hosting an appearance by Starita on November 21st at their store, He will read from I Am a Man, and discuss his experiences writing it. He will also sign copies after his presentation. This appearance is in part to celebration Native American History Month in November.



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I Am a Man - Book Discussion opportunity tonight!!

October 28, 2010 by sdc

One Book fans --

Tonight is the last of the scheduled "public" book discussions for 2010 for the One Book - One Lincoln selection, I Am a Man. If you are available and are interested in participating in a discussion of Joe Starita's book, you are encouraged to join fellow readers at:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers -- 5150 O St. -- 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Two book discussion groups have invited One Book fans to join them for discussions in early 2011. Check out the One Book - One Lincoln Discussion Groups page for more information regarding dates, times and locations.

If your private book group would like to have a librarian lead a discussion of I Am a Man, please don't hesitate to contact us. If your private group is willing to have other One Book fans join you for a discussion session, please let us know, with contact, location and timing information, so we can promote that opportunity on the One Book - One Lincoln site!



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New One Book program - Native American Read-In 2010

October 22, 2010 by sdc

One Book - One Lincoln fans --

A new One Book - One Lincoln event has been added to the One Book calendar with very short notice.  For those who are interested and available to attend, here's the information about the 2010 Native American Read-In:

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska - Lincoln Office
1701 E St.

Judi M. gaiashkibos, Executive Director Nebraska Commission of Indian Affairs; Christine Lesiak, Executive Producer at NET Television; Mary Kathryn Nagle, attorney and playwright; and Larry Wright, Jr., Chairman of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, will read selections from and discuss the impact of the 2010 One Book-One Lincoln title I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear's Journey to Justice. Author Joe Starita will also be in attendance and Channel 5 City TV will film the event to air in celebration of November's Native American Heritage Month. The public is invited to attend the read-in.

For those who can't attend -- we'll post information and/or links, once the Channel 5 City TV broadcast becomes available!



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Discussion Questions now available!

October 18, 2010 by sdc

A short information pamphlet is now available for One Book - One Lincoln participants -- stop in at any Lincoln City Libraries location to pick up one of these 6-page guides.

Part of that pamphlet is also available to be printed from the One Book - One Lincoln web site -- our official discussion questions!

So, if you're leading a discussion of Joe Starita's I Am a Man with your private book group, or just want some talking points to use in your own contemplation of the book, stop by our Book Discussion Groups page and click the link for our Official Discussion Questions!

 



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One Book - One Lincoln activities - Oct 8-14

October 08, 2010 by sdc
Here are the opportunities you have to interact with One Book - One Lincoln in the next few days:

On Saturday, October 9th, after visiting the Farmer's Market in the downtown Haymarket district, stop in at Indigo Bridge Books in the Creamery Building at 701 "P" St. for a book discussion of I Am a Man, led by one of our library staff members. The discussion group starts at 2:00 p.m. and should end around 3:00.

On Tuesday, October 12th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., you may join fellow readers for a library-led discussion of I Am a Man at the A Novel Idea used bookstore, 118 N. 14th St., also in downtown Lincoln.

Throughout September, a special episode of City Focus about One Book - One Lincoln aired on the city's public-access channel 5. That episode is still on City 5 TV's on-demand channel online. Click here to view (you'll need RealPlayer installed on your computer).

A little further ahead:

The organizers of One Book - One Lincoln are pleased to announce that author Joe Starita will be giving a public talk about the research and writing of I Am a Man, and the issues that the book addresses, in the Rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol Building, on Sunday, November 7th, starting at 2:00 p.m. Starita will follow his presentation with a Q&A session, and will then sign copies of the book for anyone who brings theirs along or who purchases a copy from the Landmark Store gift shop in the Capitol's lower level. This event is co-sponsored by The Lincoln City Libraries, The Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Center for the Book.



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More One Book activities in the next week!

September 16, 2010 by sdc

Here are a couple of more opportunities you have to interact with One Book - One Lincoln in the next few days:

On Saturday, September 18th, stop by the Lincoln City Libraries booth at the Farmer's Market in the downtown Haymarket district, from the start of the market until 12:30. Library staff will be available to answer questions about I Am a Man and the various activities tied in to One Book - One Lincoln, or about any other library-related topic.

On Wednesday, September 22nd, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., author Joe Starita will be doing a reading and signing of his book at the University Bookstore -- Lower Level of the UNL Student Union Building, 14th & "R" St.

Watch for additional programming and events coming soon!



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One Book One Lincoln activities - Sep 13-20

September 13, 2010 by sdc

Fresh on the heels of the announcement of I Am a Man as this year's One Book - One Lincoln title, here are your first opportunities to engage in public activities associated with Joe Starita's book. Ironically, they're opposite each other on the same day and time!

The first Discussion Group opportunity will be the Gere BooksTalk session on Monday, September 20th, from 2:30 to 4:00. This is at the Gere Branch library (56th & Normal) and is a regular book group that meets each Monday to enjoy book presentations by a variety of library staff members and volunteers. This week, come hear about I Am a Man and share your opinions about the topics and themes of the book with fellow readers.

On the same day, Monday, September 20th, 2010, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Nebraska State Museum, Mary Kathryn Nagle will give a dramatic presentation about Chief Standing Bear's historic speech to the court in 1879 that pleaded for justice for the Ponca tribe. This presentation will be in the museum's auditorium. Click here for full information on a promotional flyer.

Let us know what you think of these and other upcoming One Book events and activities!



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And the winner is...

September 13, 2010 by sdc
The winning title for the 2010 One Book - One Lincoln, as voted on by you, the readers, is...

Joe Starita's I Am a Man, a historical narrative about Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Indian tribe, and his historic journey to achieve justice for his people in the late 1800s.

You can check out the 2010 One Book - One Lincoln site, with background information about Starita, the book, and the topics covered within the book, at the following URL:

http://www.lincolnlibraries.org/depts/bookguide/obol/obol2010/front.htm

Discussion groups and special programming are still being finalized -- watch this Blog, the libraries' web site, and the libraries' Facebook and Twitter feeds to stay up-to-date on all One Book - One Lincoln developments!


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One Book One Lincoln 2010 announcement coming soon!

August 31, 2010 by sdc

It's less than two weeks until the announcement of which of the five finalists has been selected as the One Book One Lincoln title for 2010. Watch for the winning title to be revealed on September 13th, on the libraries' web site, the One Book One Lincoln e-mail list and blog, Facebook and through the local media.

Which will it be...?



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Top twelve One Book Nominees for 2010

August 01, 2010 by sdc

Voting for the 2010 One Book One Lincoln title has officially ended.

However, for readers looking for even more good titles to track down, our One Book One Lincoln finalists page has now been updated to include the Top Twelve nominees for 2010.

Check 'em out!



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The Days Dwindle Down

July 27, 2010 by sdc

The deadline for voting for your favorite for the 2010 One Book - One Lincoln is nearly up...you've got four more days to cast your vote for the titles you'd like to see us base special programming events and discussion groups around. Turn in your vote online or at your local library by the end of the day on July 31st.

In the meantime, if you're looking for more good reading suggestions, just wait until Monday, August 2nd -- we'll announce the other 7 titles that made it into the 2010 "Top Twelve"!



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Countdown to the Announcement

May 20, 2010 by sdc

We're at eleven days and counting until the announcement of the Five Finalists for the 2010 One Book - One Lincoln!

Even though the libraries will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31st, you can still join in the One Book celebration by attending the public announcement at The Mill in the Haymarket (8th & "P"), at 10:00 a.m. that morning. Be one of the first to find out what five titles will be vying for the city-wide community reading project's focus this year.

And...for the first time, the public will be invited to vote on which of the Five Finalists they'd like to see as the selected title for 2010. Watch for your voting opportunities soon after the titles have been announced!

What will the Five Finalists be? Will one of your suggestions make the list? Stay tuned to find out more!



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What has been your favorite One Book finalist in the past?

April 12, 2010 by sdc

We're only about two months away from the announcement of the five 2010 One Book One Lincoln finalists! The committee has narrowed the list to 40 titles, and the five finalists should be announced in June. While we're waiting, here's a question for all of you:

Of the 40 past OBOL finalists (available as a list on BookGuide), which has been your all-time favorite?



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Deadline looming for 2010 One Book One Lincoln nominations!

January 28, 2010 by sdc

One Book - One Lincoln fans...

Don't forget to nominate your favorite titles for consideration for the 2010 One Book - One Lincoln. Nominations are being taken on paper forms at all Lincoln City Libraries locations, or via our One Book - One Lincoln nomination form, below. Deadline for nominations is February 2nd, 2010!

We've received quite a few good suggestions so far, but we'd still like to hear from you. What do you think all of Lincoln should be reading and discussing in 2010?

One Book - One Lincoln nomination form



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