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Anderson Branch

Anderson Books Talk

Victor Anderson Branch
3635 Touzalin Ave.
441-8540

Anderson Books Talk welcomes everyone for a morning of good books. As we get this group up and running, we’re focusing on Book Sharing — We encourage attendees to bring along some of their past or present favorite reads, and to share their thoughts and feelings about those books with fellow readers. The Anderson Books Talk group meets the third Thursday of each month, beginning at 10:30 A.M., unless otherwise noted. This group is just starting. We hope to eventually have approximately 5-15 regular attendees.


The Anderson Branch BooksTalk group was a tryout — it met from January through April of 2008.

Date Program Description
Jan. 17, 2008 First Meeting!
Feb. 21, 2008 Book Sharing! — Come talk with fellow readers about some of your recent or past favorites.
Mar. 20, 2008 Book Sharing! — Come talk with fellow readers about some of your recent or past favorites.
Apr. 17, 2008 Book Sharing! — Come talk with fellow readers about some of your recent or past favorites.

 


Bethany Branch

Bethany Books Talk

Bethany Branch
1810 North Cotner Blvd.
441-8550

Bethany Books Talk welcomes everyone for a morning of good books. Since 2000, speakers have presented a group of books, sometimes with a theme and sometimes not. These informal presentations allow for good conversation as well. The Bethany Books Talk group meets every Friday morning, beginning at 10:30 A.M., unless otherwise noted. Approximately 10-20 regular attendees.

Date Program Description
February 16, 2001
mysiconFour Mysteries and a Memoir: Evelyn D., from the downtown library, shares five of her favorite reads. onlinebooklisticon
March 16, 2003
Books Against Borders: Rebecca L, from the Walt Branch, presents a multicultural booktalk, with an emphasis on works for young adult readers. onlinebooklisticon
October 2003
mysiconBooks to Keep You Up at Night: Marcy G., from the Anderson and Bethany branches, shares some seasonally spooky mysteries and paranormals. onlinebooklisticon
January 9, 2004
Laughing All the Way: A selection of humorous fiction and non-fiction. onlinebooklisticon
March 12, 2004
Magic Realism in Literary History: Sean S., from the Eiseley Branch, shares a handful of novels in the Magic Realism tradition.. onlinebooklisticon
April 2, 2004
Southern Women Writers: A look at five contemporary Southern Fiction writers who happen to be women. onlinebooklisticon
April 16, 2004
A Very Short Bibliography on First Ladies: Kathy A, from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, presents a talk about famous First Ladies of the United States. onlinebooklisticon
May 2004
sficonThe World Next Door: Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, talks about Alternate History fiction. onlinebooklisticon
May 21, 2004
Emotions: onlinebooklisticon
September 2004
mysiconCivil War Mysteries: Rayma S., from the Reference Department downtown, shares some mysteries set during the U.S. Civil War. onlinebooklisticon
October 2004
1930s Literature: Andrea S. from the downtown library, talks about fiction either written in the 1930s or set in the 1930s. onlinebooklisticon
October 2004
From the Librarian’s Library: onlinebooklisticon
October 29, 2004
Popular African American Fiction: Julie B., from the Eiseley Branch, shares a selection of popular contemporary fiction by African American authors.. onlinebooklisticon
November 2004
sficonTime Enough at Last: Scott C. presents a talk featuring time travel novels or short stories. onlinebooklisticon
Sep 2, 2005 Armchair Traveler: For everyone who loves to read about other places, come listen to Marcy share books set in other countries.
Sep 9, 2005 Fall Into Books: Roddy will bring some great books for anytime!
Sep 16, 2005 Are you a fan of Dracula? Then you definitely won’t want to miss Corey’s discussion on vampire fiction.
Sep 23, 2005 One Book - One LincolnOne Book One Lincoln 2005: Come discuss Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner with a trained facilitator.
Sep 30, 2005 “From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli…”: Rayma will send in the Marines with military fiction.
Oct 7, 2005 “If you’re young at heart…”: Come listen to Susan talk about Young Adult favorites.
Oct 14, 2005 sficonHugo and Nebula Award Winners…: or Scott presents Science Fiction and Fantasy to try if you’ve never tried SF & Fantasy before.
Oct 21, 2005 Notable Books for Adults: Pat will discuss titles selected by the American Library Association as notable.
Oct 28, 2005 A Tub of Tomes Evelyn will share a variety of great books!
Nov 4, 2005 Gotham City tales: Fiction and non-fiction in and about Old New York.
Nov. 11, 2005 Closed for Veterans Day
 
Nov. 18, 2005 “These are a few of my favorite things…”: Come listen to Sandy discuss some of her favorite books.
Nov. 25, 2005 Closed for Thanksgiving  
Dec. 2, 2005 Curl up with a good book! Come and listen to Carol share her favorite books.
Dec 9, 2005 The Best of the Best: Kaye will bring some of the best books she’s read this year.
Dec 16, 2005 mysiconWinter Festival: Favorite winter treats will be shared with the group.
Dec. 23/30, 2005 [ on hiatus ] The Bethany Book Group will return on January 6, 2006.
Jan. 6, 2006 Strange But True! Stories of real people that will shock, amaze and entertain you.
Jan. 13, 2006 That Toddlin’ Town Corey will bring some books that are set in or about Chicago.
Jan. 20, 2006 Let’s Whoop It Up! Come hang with Sarah and some cool books for all you hip cats to check out!
Jan. 27, 2006 Bushel of Books Susan will bring some of her recent reads and old favorites.
Feb. 3, 2006 Human Ecology: The Books of Jared Diamond Layne will be discussing some great books for everyone.
Feb. 10, 2006 Treasures from the Depths of BookGuide Come listen to Scott share some of the titles he’s posted recommendations for on the library’s BookGuide Web site.
Feb. 17, 2006 Charlotte’s Recent Reads Come and hear some great books from 2005.
Feb. 24, 2006 Winter Weary Carlene will bring some books to help you over the winter blues.
Mar. 3, 2006 True Love Non-fiction books about love among the great and not-so-great.
Mar. 10, 2006 “History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.”—Bonaparte Come listen to Julee discuss some books about alternate histories.
Mar. 17, 2006 mysiconobon200Nebraska Reads! Andrea leads a discussion of Alex Kava’s One False Move, the 2006 selection for One Book One State.
Mar. 24, 2006 Books That End With a Twist! Come listen to Rianne talk about some books with surprise endings.
Mar. 31, 2006 Potpourri of Authors Patty will bring some books she’s reviewed on the library’s BookGuide Web site, as well as other books she’s read recently.
Apr. 7, 2006 mysiconNative American Detectives Rayma will share some great Native American mysteries, from the new booklist Sweetgrass and Desert Sage.
Apr. 14, 2006 Cloning a Better Tomorrow! It’s always a great time when Sean presents a talk; come here about novels and non-fiction titles dealing the issue of cloning.
Apr. 21, 2006 Think Young! Come and listen to Roddy discuss some books on being young at heart.
Apr. 28, 2006 [no meeting today]
Library will be closed for an In-Service Day.
May 5, 2006 Favorites Vicki reads a wide variety of books, and she’ll talk about some of her favorites.
May 12, 2006 New York Times Bestsellers Julie will bring some of 2005’s bestselling books.
May 19, 2006 mysiconMystery! Donna will present a list of mystery authors with less than three books to their credit.
May 26, 2006 “When You Wish Upon a Star…” Come wish with Erin as she shares some novels based on fairy tales.
Sept. 1, 2006 Fall Into a Good Book! Marlene Cupp will kick off the Book Talks today!
Sept. 8, 2006 mysiconPsychological Suspense! Rayma raves about Ruth Rendell, so she’ll share some similar suspenseful stories!
Sept. 15, 2006 One Book - One LincolnOne Book — One Lincoln — 2006 Come discuss this year’s selected title with a trained facilitator.
Sept. 22, 2006 The Big Easy Karen will bring some books that take place in New Orleans!
Sept. 29, 2006 Recent and Readable Come listen to Susan talk about some of her recent reads.
Oct. 6, 2006 A Bushel of Books Rebecca will talk about some great books for one and all..
Oct. 13, 2006 Celebrate Books! Roddy will bring books celebrated at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C.
Oct. 20, 2006 The One! The Only! Lisa Voss! Shes back and she will be bringing some of her recent favorite books.
Oct. 27, 2006 SDC’s Personal Favorites – 2006 Scott Clark, from the Reference Department downtown, shares some of his favorite recent reads.
Nov. 3, 2006 An Assortment of Authors Carol will bring the books shes been reading lately.
Nov. 10, 2006 [no session] Closed for Veterans Day holiday.
Nov. 17, 2006 Notable Books for Adults Pat will discuss titles selected by the American Library Association as notable.
Nov. 24, 2006 [no session] Closed for Thanksgiving holiday.
Dec. 1, 2006 New, New, New! Please welcome Sarah Easton from the Bookmobile. Sarah will bring some of her recent reads.
Dec. 8, 2006 Curl Up With a Good Book Come and listen to Marcy share some of her favorite books.
Dec. 15, 2006 Forgotten History Sandy will share some of her favorite books including American Gunfight.
Jan. 12, 2007 A Trip Down “Memoir” Lane… — Join Erin as she shares some stories of other people’s lives.
Jan. 19, 2007 Grand Adventures in Reading — Marcy will share some great adventure stories.  onlinebooklisticon
Jan. 26, 2007 Advise and Checkout — Come hear Layne share some political fiction.
Feb. 2, 2007 t.b.a. — t.b.a.
Feb. 9, 2007 Royal Reading — Erin will share some popular reads.
Feb. 16, 2007 On Demand Publishing — Guest presenter Tim Price will be speaking about on-demand publishing and will share some books hot off the presses!
Feb. 23, 2007 “Let them eat cake” — Join Carlene for a discussion of the life and times of Marie Antoinette.
Mar. 2, 2007 “In Like a Lion…” — Lisa will usher in the month with some of her favorite books.
Mar. 9, 2007 For the Young at Heart — Pat will bring some award-winning books for young people.
Mar. 16, 2007 Spring Reading — Forget Spring cleaning! Scott C. will bring some books to keep you reading.
Mar. 23, 2007 History Mysteries — Rayma will share her favorite mysteries set in the Victorian period.
Mar. 30, 2007 obon200One Book, One Nebraska — Join us for a discussion of Crazy Horse, by Mari Sandoz.
Apr. 6, 2007 “A Few of my Favorite Things” — Come listen to Sandy as she shares some of her favorite books.
Apr. 13, 2007 Oh la la! — Vicki will bring good books to read in Paris.
Apr. 20, 2007 Tell me a story… — Join Kaye for an analysis of archetype in American fiction.
Apr. 27, 2007 [library closed for Staff Inservice day]
May 4, 2007 An Assortment of Authors — Join us as Bill shares some of his favorite non-fiction titles.
May 11, 2007 The Not-So-Quiet Countryside — Donna will share mysteries that take place in rural areas.
May 18, 2007 Lights, Camera, Action! — Shannon will bring some books that have recently been made into movies.
May 25, 2007 Recent and Readable — Come listen to Sean as he shares some of his recent reads and old favorites.
Sep. 7, 2007 Books to Keep You Up at Night!* — Marcy will bring books that you won’t want to put down, even to go to bed. (* not scary books!)
Sep. 14, 2007 Recent and Re-readable — Erin will share some of her recent favorites and some titles that were so nice, she had to read them twice.
Sep. 21, 2007 romicon‘Tis a Tale Too Sweet — Layne explores the world of Medieval Romances. It’s more than just chastity belts.
Sep. 28, 2007 mysiconSolve It at the Library! — Come listen to Julee share titles of mystery and suspense set in the library.
Oct. 5, 2007 One Book - One LincolnOne Book — One Lincoln — Join Lisa for a discussion of the hot title everyone in Lincoln is reading!
Oct. 12, 2007 Brush Up on a Good Book — Shannon will take us on a tour through the fascinating world of art.
Oct. 19, 2007 Cruel and Unusual: Some Twists on Genre Fiction — Julie and Rebecca make a joint presentation, including both thrillers and some unique twits on standard genre fiction.
Oct. 26, 2007 A Bushel of Books — A booksharing day — Bring a book you enjoyed, to share with the group.
Nov. 2, 2007 Susan’s Selections — Come hear Susan talk about some of her recent recommended reads.
Nov. 9, 2007 ALA Notables — Pat will discuss titles selected by the American Library Association as notable.
Nov. 16, 2007 westiconCowboys, School Marms and a Good Horse — Hold onto your hat! Rayma will take us back in time into the wild and untamed West.
Nov. 23, 2007 [closed for Thanksgiving] — [holiday].
Nov. 30, 2007 Mostly the Truth — Sometimes Not — Carol will bring some interesting non-fiction titles, with a few fiction thrown in.
Dec. 7, 2007 Give the Gift of Reading — Just in time for the holidays, Vicki will share some titles that make good gifts.
Dec. 14, 2007 Period Pieces — Come hear Sean talk about some of the books he’s read lately.
Dec. 21, 2007 My Favorite Things — Bookshare — Another booksharing opportunity — Bring a favorite title to share with the group!
Jan. 11, 2008 A Bag of Books — Join Marcy from Anderson as she shares some of her favorite recent non-fiction titles. onlinebooklisticon
Jan. 18, 2008 Beware the Ides of March — Layne, from Eiseley Branch, will present a glittering panoply about the Roman Empire. onlinebooklisticon
Jan. 25, 2008 Classic Children’s Stories — Shannon, from Gere, will discuss some of her favorites appropriate for the young at heart. onlinebooklisticon
Feb. 1, 2008 Young Adult, Entertaining and Style — Come listen to Sarah, from Gere, as she shares a few of her favorite recent reads. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
Feb. 8, 2008 The Good Life — Meredith, of the Heritage Room, will discuss our wonderful Nebraska authors. onlinebooklisticon
Feb. 15, 2008 Love for Sale — Lisa, from Bennett Martin, will present Tales of Gentlemen Gigolos and Ladies of the Evening! onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
Feb. 22, 2008 Book Sharing Day — TBA.
Feb. 29, 2008 Checkmate! — Jim, from Gere, will bring some fiction titles about the intriguing world of chess. onlinebooklisticon
Mar. 7, 2008 LibraryThing — It’s Alive! — Scott, from Bennett Martin, will give a demo of the on-line LibraryThing communal book cataloging/reviewing web site, sharing some of his personal favorite titles.
Mar. 14, 2008 Erin go Bragh! — Bethany’s own Erin will touch the blarney stone of outstanding Irish fiction. onlinebooklisticon
Mar. 21, 2008 obon200One Book One Nebraska — Join us for a discussion of what all of Nebraska is reading — State Poet William Kloefkorn’s Restoring the Burnt Childblue-podcast-2
Mar. 28, 2008 Spring Reading! — Forget spring cleaning! Kim, from Anderson, will bring some books that will keep you reading.
Apr. 4, 2008 mysiconThe Good, the Gritty, a Sure Thing and the Witty — Evelyn, from Bennett Martin, will share some thrilling mysteries. onlinebooklisticon
Apr. 11, 2008 Through the Eyes of a Child — Come listen to Kelley, as she tells about some adult novels told from a child’s perspective.
Apr. 18, 2008 Women in Islam — Vicki, from Bennett Martin, discusses a trio of non-fiction books highlighting the role of Women in Islamic culture. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
Apr. 25, 2008 [library closed for In Service day]
May 2, 2008 Susan’s Picks 2008 — What’s new in the world of young adult literature? Eiseley Branch YA specialist Susan knows. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
May 9, 2008 Books in Bloom — Kaye from Anderson will share some books to help make your garden grow.
May 16, 2008 mysiconPassport to Peril — Donna, from Eiseley and Walt Branches, says grab your passport! Jet off to England, where they dig up bodies in gardens and shake criminals out of family trees. Cross the English Channel, where orchid enthusiasts stumble across bodies in France. Follow the police around the fjords of Norway. Stop in Canada on the way home. Canadians are friendly, but they do have a dark side. onlinebooklisticon
May 23, 2008 The War in Europe — Karen, from Anderson, will bring a selection of books about Europe around the time of World War II. onlinebooklisticon
May 30, 2008 Books About the 1930s — Rayma, from South Branch, ends the Winter/Spring series with a look at some fiction and non-fiction that looks back at the decade of the 1930s. onlinebooklisticon
Sep. 5, 2008 Cooking Adoptive Royal Killers — Charlotte, from Bennett Martin Public LIbrary, presents a mixed bag of recent fiction and non-fiction she’s enjoyed. onlinebooklisticon
Sep. 12, 2008 Looking to Score: Biographies! — Sean, from the libraries’ Virtual Services unit, discusses some popular biographies. onlinebooklisticon
Sep. 19, 2008 A Few of My Favorite Books — Shannon from Gere Branch will discuss several of her favorite books. onlinebooklisticon
Sep. 26, 2008 Vampire Fiction — Come listen to Layne from Eiseley Branch share some of the books he’s read recently. onlinebooklisticon
Oct. 3, 2008 One Book - One LincolnOne Book One Lincoln — Join us for a discussion of The Thirteenth Tale, the One Book everyone in town is reading!
Oct. 10, 2008 A Bushel of Books — Drop by to hear Marcy from Anderson and Bethany Branches tell about some of the great books she’s enjoyed recently. onlinebooklisticon
Oct. 17, 2008 Set Sail to New Worlds — Erin from Anderson and Bethany Branches will bring some tales of adventure and discovery on the high seas. onlinebooklisticon
Oct. 24, 2008 mysiconIntroducing Mma. Precious Ramotswe — Fay, from Gere Branch, will introduce us to the world of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency.
Oct. 31, 2008 Boo! — Lisa from Eiseley Branch will haunt you with some of her favorite scary stories. onlinebooklisticon
Nov. 7, 2008 Oh, Horrors!…Gothic Novels — Join Rayma from the South branch to hear about some of the Gothic Novels she’s been reading lately. onlinebooklisticon
Nov. 14, 2008 Vampires From Outer Space — Come hear Susan from Eiseley talk about some of her favorite recent reads. blue-podcast-2 — Part 1 / blue-podcast-2 — Part 2
Nov. 21, 2008 Recent Book Club Books — Jim from Gere will bring some books that are great for book group discussions. onlinebooklisticon
Nov. 28, 2008 closed for the Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 5, 2008 ALA Notable Books — Pat L., the new Library Director, will present titles from the American Library Association’s Notable Books List. onlinebooklisticon
Dec. 12, 2008 Give the Gift of Books — Vicki, from the Youth Services department downtown, will share some books that would make great gifts this holiday season. onlinebooklisticon
Dec. 19, 2008 sficonThe Mean Magical Streets: Contemporary Urban Fantasy Series — Scott, from Bennett Martin Public Library, discusses a selection of recent books dealing with contemporary urban fantasy. onlinebooklisticon
May 1, 2009 Susan’s Picks — Eiseley Branch’s Teen specialist Susan S., shares some Teen-centric titles. blue-podcast-2 — Part 1 / blue-podcast-2 — Part 2
Sept 4, 2009 A Celebration of Books — Kicking off the season with a bang! Karrie, Erin, Steph and Karen will all be presenting a few of their favorite titles.
Sept 11, 2009 Historical Fiction — Guest presenter Heather Ludine from the University Press will bring some books to share.
Sept 18, 2009 mysiconStop…You’re Killing Me! — Marcy will talk about her favorite mystery web site and some of the books she’s found there. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
Sept 25, 2009 The Good Life — Meredith from the Heritage Room will shine the spotlight on more great Nebraska authors. blue-podcast-2
Oct 2, 2009 One Book - One LincolnOne Book — One Lincoln — Join us for a discussion of People of the Book…the book everyone in town is buzzing about.
Oct 9, 2009 An Assortment of Authors — Come hear Layne share some of the books he’s been reading lately.
Oct 16, 2009 Tales from the Cryptographer — Join Erin as she delves into the secret world of code makers and breakers, and the spies who risk their lives for the information.
Oct 23, 2009 A Bushel of Books — Drop by to hear Lisa tell about some of the great books she’s enjoyed recently.
Oct 30, 2009 Out-of-Town Tales — Charlotte K., from the downtown library, presents some of her recent favorites, set in a variety of geographic locations. onlinebooklisticon
Nov 6, 2009 Rayma’s Recent Reads — Join Rayma to hear about some of the books she’s been reading lately.
Nov 13, 2009 Laughter is the Best Medicine — Shannon will have your sides aching with her selection of silly books. blue-podcast-2
Nov 20, 2009 Susan’s Selections — It’s always a great time when Susan presents. You won’t want to miss it!  blue-podcast-2
Nov 27, 2009 Libraries are closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday!
Dec 4, 2009 Give the Gift of Books — Vicki will share some books that would make great gifts this holiday season. onlinebooklisticon
Dec 11, 2009 Warm Up With a Good Book — Jim will share some good reads to help chase away those winter blues.
Dec 18, 2009 ALA Notable Books — Library Director Pat Leach will close the session with a selection of titles from the American Library Association’s Notable Books List. onlinebooklisticon
January 8, 2010 The Ghost of Booktalks Past — Erin will be bringing some new titles that fall into themes of her past booktalks.
January 15, 2010 The Good Life — Meredith M. from the Heritage Room will shine the spotlight on Nebraska author Wright Morris.
January 22, 2010 Crafts and Hobbies in Fiction — Crafts and Hobbies have always appeared in fiction (remember Miss Marple?) but now they are becoming an essential part of the plot. Join Sandy from Gere Branch and see if your hobby or craft is represented. blue-podcast-2
January 29, 2010 Get Real! — Kim, from Anderson Branch, will share some of her favorite non-fiction titles that she’s read recently.
February 5, 2010 Young at Heart! — Sarah, from Gere Branch, shares several titles for the young adult in you.
February 12, 2010 Eat, Drink and be Merry! — Since presenting this topic last spring, Shannon, from Gere Branch, has found more great food titles to tickle your reading taste buds. blue-podcast-2
February 19, 2010 Recent Reads — Marcy, from Anderson Branch, will talk about some of her favorites she’s read recently.
February 26, 2010 An Assortment of Authors — Come hear Eiseley’s Layne share some of the books he’s been reading lately.
March 5, 2010 obon200One Book, One Nebraska — Join us for a discussion of this year’s selection, The Home Place, by Wright Morris.
March 12, 2010 Great Scot! — Join Dan, from Anderson Branch, as he delves into the intriguing world of contemporary Scottish fiction.
March 19, 2010 A Tub of Tomes — Come listen to Lisa, from Eiseley Branch, as she presents a variety of great books. blue-podcast-2
March 26, 2010 Spring Reading — Forget Spring Cleaning! Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, will bring some titles to keep you Spring Reading!
April 2, 2010 Potpourri — Come listen to Pat, from Gere Branch, tell about some of the books she’s enjoyed recently.
April 9, 2010 My Favorite Things — Rebecca, from Walt Branch, will bring some of her favorite titles.
April 16, 2010 Through a Woman’s Eyes — Tami, from the Eiseley Branch, takes a look at women in literature from old favorites to modern classics.
April 23, 2010 Susan’s Selections — It’s always a great time with Eiseley Branch’s teen specialist Susan presents. You won’t want to miss it!
April 30, 2010 Library closed for Staff Inservice Day
May 7, 2010 The Librarian’s Bookbag — Jim, from the Gere Branch, will bring some of the books he’s been reading lately.
May 14, 2010 Crime in the Big Apple — Donna, from the Virtual Services Department, will share a selection of mysteries set in New York City.
May 21, 2010 Book Group Favorites — John guest presenter Lisa W. as she discusses some titles that have been popular with local book groups.
May 28, 2010 Here Comes Summer! — Therese, from Walt Branch, will close out the Spring bookstalk series with some titles to keep you busy reading all summer long.
September 3, 2010 My Life of Crime — Join Erin as she delves into the world of con artists and thieves. onlinebooklisticon
September 10, 2010 Dog Training and Drawing — Marcy will bring some books about a few of her favorite subjects. onlinebooklisticon
September 17, 2010 An Assortment of Authors — Come hear Layne share some of the books he’s been reading lately.
September 24, 2010 Tales From the Heritage Room — Meredith, curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, talks about the authors who will be appearing in the Fall/Winter 2010 John H. Ames and Lunch at the Library sessions.
October 1, 2010 One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln — Join us for a discussion of I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice by Joe Starita — this years One Book – One Lincoln selection!
October 8, 2010 Online booklist available for this booktalk!Charlotte’s Reading Selections — Charlotte from Bennett Martin Public Library will bring some of the books she’s enjoyed recently. onlinebooklisticon
October 15, 2010 Rayma’s Recent Reads — Join Rayma to hear about some of the books she’s been reading lately.
October 22, 2010 Never Again — Drop by to hear Jim talk about some of the libraries’s materials dealing with the Holocaust. onlinebooklisticon
October 29, 2010 Shannon’s Bookbag — Shannon from Walt will bring some of her favorite books. onlinebooklisticon
November 5, 2010 mysiconThe Murderer Got Their Just Desserts…Book Group! — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, discusses some of the mystery novels the Just Desserts Mystery Discussion Group has read over the past 4 years of meetings downtown and at South Branch. onlinebooklisticon
November 12, 2010 ALA Notable Books — Pat L., our library director, will bring a selection of titles from the American Library Association’s Notable Books List.
November 19, 2010 Susan’s Selections — It’s always a great time when Susan presents. You won’t want to miss it!
November 26, 2010 [Library closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.]
December 3, 2010 Who Knew? — Learn something new with Sandy as she shares some of her favorite non-fiction titles.
December 10, 2010 Give the Gift of Books — Vicki will share some books that would make great gifts this holiday season. onlinebooklisticon
December 17, 2010 Karrie and Steph’s Awesome 2010 Reads! — Karrie and Stephanie will wrap up the year with some of their favorite books of 2010. onlinebooklisticon
January 7, 2011 With a Bang! — Lisa V. from Eiseley Branch kicks off the decennial season of the Bethany Book Talks. You won’t want to miss it!
January 14, 2011 An Assortment of Authors — Layne from Eiseley will bring a few titles he has enjoyed recently.
January 21, 2011 War, What is it Good For? — Marcy from Anderson and Bethany branches brings fiction books set against the backdrop of war.
January 28, 2011 Short and Sweet! — Erin is and she’s bringing some books that are too! onlinebooklisticon
February 4, 2011 Culturally Diverse Recent and Readable — Come listen to Sheila J. from the Outreach department as she shares some of her favorite recent reads. onlinebooklisticon
February 11, 2011 Everything Neil (Gaiman) — Never read anything by him before? Sarah from Gere will tell you why you should! onlinebooklisticon
February 18, 2011 Characters and Curiosities — Kathryn K. from Bennett Martin will bring a selection of her favorite books. onlinebooklisticon
February 25, 2011 obon200One Book One Nebraska — Meredith M. from the Heritage Room shines the spotlight on Nebraska authors, including this year’s One Book, One Nebraska selection, Ted Kooser’s Local Wonders.
March 4, 2011 Book Club Suggestions — Picking your book club’s next selection? Get some ideas from Tami R. from Eiseley, who will bring some titles her book group has discussed recently.
March 11, 2011 It’s a Great Day to be Irish! — Carolyn from the Polley Music Library discusses books that celebrate Ireland, just before St. Patrick’s Day. onlinebooklisticon
March 18, 2011 Scott’s Grab Bag — Come hear Scott C. from Bennett Martin as he shares some of his recent reads. onlinebooklisticon
March 25, 2011 Open Group Discussion — No host – this week is an open group discussion!
April 1, 2011 No Foolin’ — Harris L. from the Bookmobile brings a variety of titles to spark your interest.
April 8, 2011 Spring Reading — Forget spring cleaning! Kim from Anderson and Bethany branches will bring some books to keep you reading.
April 15, 2011 Lights, Camera, Books! — Shannon from Walt will bring some titles that have recently been made into movies. onlinebooklisticon
April 22, 2011 Jim’s Pickins — No slim pickins here! Jim from Gere brings a bunch of books to share.
April 29, 2011 [library closed] — Library closed for Arbor Day/Staff In-Service Day.
May 6, 2011 Susan’s Selections — It’s always fun when Susan drops in! Stop by to hear about her latest book suggestions. You know you’ll have a good time!.
May 13, 2011 mysiconMurder on the Dark Continent — Donna from the Virtual Services department will bring mysteries set in Africa. onlinebooklisticon
May 20, 2011 Mysteries Set in Latin America — Join Rayma from South Branch to hear about some mysteries related to the areas south of our border. onlinebooklisticon
May 27, 2011 Summer Reading — Karen from Anderson and Bethany branches closes out the season with some books to keep you reading through the summer.
September 2, 2011 Something Old, Something New — Lisa, from the Eiseley Branch. kicks off the Fall session with some old favorites and new and upcoming releases. [Lisa was unable to attend.]
September 9, 2011 One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln – 2011 — Shannon, from the Walt Branch, leads a discussion of Cutting for Stone, the book selected for the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln citywide reading program. onlinebooklisticon
September 16, 2011 A Celebration of Sisters — Bethany Books Talk coordinator Erin brings a collection of books that celebrate that special bond between sisters. onlinebooklisticon
September 23, 2011 New Mysteries — 2010-2011 — Marcy, from the Anderson and Bethany branches, will share some new mystery titles and some older titles you may have missed. onlinebooklisticon
September 30, 2011 Heritage Room Highlights 2011 — Meredith, curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, will talk about recent additions to that specialized collection. onlinebooklisticon
October 7, 2011 On a Scientific Note — Pam B., long-time volunteer at the Gere Branch, brings some of her favorite titles. onlinebooklisticon
October 14, 2011 My Favorite Books – Past and Present — Mary, from the Anderson and Bethany branches, shares some of the books she’s enjoyed recently. onlinebooklisticon
October 21, 2011 Write? Right! — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Library, and manager of the BookGuide site, talks about books and other tools for aspiring writers of both fiction and non-fiction; and also shares some of his favorite recent reads. onlinebooklisticon
October 28, 2011 Lights, Camera, Books – Take Two! — Shannon from Walt will bring some titles that have recently been made into movies, or will be coming out shortly as movies. onlinebooklisticon
November 4, 2011 Scary Stuff — Jim, coordinator of the Gere Branch Books Talk series, is this week’s presenter, and will bring what scares him! onlinebooklisticon
November 11, 2011 [no meeting] — The libraries are closed today for Veterans Day.
November 18, 2011 Carol’s Bookbag — Carol, branch supervisor at the Gere Branch, will bring a variety of titles to spark your interst. onlinebooklisticon
November 25, 2011 [no meeting] — The libraries are closed today for the Thanksgiving holiday.
December 2, 2011 Kim’s Kart — Learn something new with Kim, branch supervisor for the Anderson and Bethany Branches, as she shares some of her favorite recent reads.. onlinebooklisticon
December 9, 2011 Great Gift Books — Vicki W., head of Youth Services for the library system, brings some recommendations of books that would make good holiday gifts. onlinebooklisticon
December 16, 2011 ALA Notables — Library Director Pat Leach shares some of her favorite titles from this year’s list of American Library Association Notable Books. onlinebooklisticon
February 3, 2012 The Librarian’s Bookbag — Come listen to Marcy G. from Anderson and Bethany branches as she shares some of her favorite recent reads. onlinebooklisticon
February 10, 2012 obon200One Book One Nebraska — Meredith M. from the Heritage Room shines the spotlight on Nebraska authors, including this year’s One Book, One Nebraska selection, I am a Man by Joe Starita.
February 17, 2012 What I’ve Been Reading! — Forget about the snow and cold! Stay inside where it’s warm and enjoy good books and laughter with Shannon K. from Walt branch. onlinebooklisticon
February 24, 2012 Winter Weary — Fay M. from Gere branch will bring some great books to help you get over those winter blues.
March 2, 2012 Time Flies When You’re Reading a Good Book! — Lisa V. from Eiseley library drops in to share some of the books she’s enjoyed recently.
March 9, 2012 An Assortment of Authors — Jim W. from South branch will bring some of his recent reads and old favorites.
March 16, 2012 The Dynamic Duo — Karrie S. and Stephanie E. from the Anderson and Bethany branches have teamed up once again to share some of their favorite recent reads.
March 23, 2012 The Golden Sowers — Karen M. from Anderson and Bethany branches and guest presenter Jane N. will talk about the Nebraska Golden Sower Awards, including a history of the award and the process by which books are selected.
March 30, 2012 Convergences and Divergences — What do a married-librarian-couple read and watch in their off time? Becky W.C. from Walt Branch, and Scott C. from Bennett Martin Public Library, share some of the books and movies they’ve individually — and mutually — enjoyed recently! onlinebooklisticon
April 6, 2012 Mostly Biographies…But Some Other Goodies Too — Charlotte from the Bennett Martin library will bring some of the books she’s enjoyed in the past year. onlinebooklisticon
April 13, 2012 Unsinkable! — The Titanic was called the “Ship of Dreams”, but it turned into a nightmare. Sandy W. from Gere branch takes a look at the iconic ship, one hundred years after the disaster. onlinebooklisticon
April 20, 2012 Spring Reading — Forget spring cleaning! Tami R. from Eiseley library will bring some books to keep you reading.
April 27, 2012 [Closed for Staff In-Service Day] — no meeting.
May 4, 2012 Susan’s Selections — It’s always fun when Susan’s here! Stop by to hear about her latest book suggestions. You know you’ll have a good time!
May 11, 2012 Murder in the Midwest — Donna G. from the Bennett Martin library will bring mysteries that are set in the Upper Midwest.
May 18, 2012 Spy Fiction – Past and Present — Layne P. from the Bennett Martin Public Library shares some of his favorite espionage titles. onlinebooklisticon
May 25, 2012 Armchair Traveling — Erin S. from the Bennett Martin Public Library closes out the season with books set in the countries she has been to, and destinations she hopes yet to visit.
September 7, 2012 Bushel of Books — Marcy G., from the Anderson and Bethany Branches, will bring fiction and non-fiction books she’s been reading. onlinebooklisticon
September 14, 2012 One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln – 2012 — Come and participate as Fay leads a discussion of Destiny of the Republic – the 2012 One Book – One Lincoln final selection!
September 21, 2012 Spunky Ladies — Erin I., formerly from Anderson and Bethany branches, but now at the Bennett Martin Public Library, returns to discuss books by some great authors. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
September 28, 2012 Online booklist available for this booktalk!Works for Children and Young Adults by Nebraska Authors — Meredith M., curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, discusses a variety of titles and authors from the “Works for Children and Young Adults by Nebraska Authors” booklist on the Heritage Room web site. onlinebooklisticon
October 5, 2012 Strange and Wondrous Books: A Musical Booktalk — Carolyn D., music librarian, will discuss some interesting books she’s found in the Polley Music Library. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
October 12, 2012 The Good, the Bad and the In-between — Lisa V., from Eiseley branch, will share some books she has enjoyed. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
October 19, 2012 Books About Books — Pam B., longtime volunteer with the Gere BooksTalk group, will bring some of her recent favorite reads. onlinebooklisticon
October 26, 2012 Mary’s Recent Reads — Mary S, from the Anderson and Bethany branches, will bring some books to share with the group. onlinebooklisticon
November 2, 2012 ALA Notables — Library Director Pat Leach will bring some good books recommended by the American Library Association. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
November 9, 2012 Susan’s Selections — It’s always fun when Eiseley Branch’s teen specialist Susan is here! Stop by to hear about her latest book suggestions. onlinebooklisticon
November 16, 2012 Teen Book Club Books — Sarah D., from Gere Branch, will bring some Adult and Young adult titles she used in her teen book club. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
November 23, 2012 Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 30, 2012 Online booklist available for this booktalk!Great books to buy as gifts – 2012 Edition — Vicki W., Coordinator of Youth Services, will give a presentation on good books to buy for yourself or others. onlinebooklisticon
December 7, 2012 Thrilling Airship Adventures: The World of Steampunk — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library, explores the explosively popular subgenre of Steampunk — featuring adventure, mystery, and imaginative technological inventions in the Victorian era…and it’s impact on popular culture. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
December 14, 2012 Four books and a wedding — Newly married librarians Dan and Karrie, from Anderson and Bethany branches and Walt Branch, will give a special presentation about books they’ve read. onlinebooklisticon
December 21, 2012 Bag of Books — Bethany G., from Eiseley Branch, will bring a bag of books that will entertain you this winter. onlinebooklisticon
February 1, 2013 obon200Willa Cather and One Book One Nebraska — Meredith M., curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, discusses the works of Willa Cather, with particular emphasis on “O Pioneers!”, the title selected for the 2013 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading event. onlinebooklisticon
February 8, 2013 Marcy’s Recent Reads — Marcy G., from the Anderson and Bethany Branches, will bring fiction and non-fiction books she’s been reading. onlinebooklisticon
February 15, 2013 t.b.a. — Lisa V. from the Eiseley Branch is today’s presenter. blue-podcast-2
February 22, 2013 World War II Era (Mostly) Fiction — Fay M. presents a book talk featuring titles related to the era of World War II. onlinebooklisticon
THIS WEEK’S MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS!
March 1, 2013 Karrie and Steph’s Awesome Winter Booktalk – 2013 — Karrie and Steph present another tandem book talk. onlinebooklisticon
March 8, 2013 Travel the World From Your Armchair — Shannon K. from the Walt Branch is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
March 15, 2013 Life and Death and Everything in Between — Kathryn K. from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
March 22, 2013 Closed for the annual library staff training day.
March 29, 2013 Book Potpourri — Vicki Wood, Youth Services Coordinator for the library system, is today’s presenter.
April 5, 2013 Another Place, Another Time — Evelyn D. from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown presents today’s talk featuring “The Borrowers,” “Shades of Grey,” “Angela’s Ashes,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” and either “Fatherland,” or “Pandora’s Box.” onlinebooklisticon
April 12, 2013 Rebecca’s Recent Reads — Rebecca A., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
April 19, 2013 If You Like…The Great Gatsby — Erin I, from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
April 26, 2013 Inspiring Reading — Books to Improve Your Life — Kim S, from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
May 3, 2013 Susan’s Selections — It’s always fun when Eiseley Branch’s teen specialist Susan is here! Stop by to hear about her latest book suggestions. blue-podcast-2
May 10, 2013 Charlotte’s Eclectic Selections — Charlotte K., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter, with highlights from her 2012 and 2013 reading. onlinebooklisticon
May 17, 2013 sficonmysiconConventionally Speaking — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown (and manager of the libraries’ BookGuide readers advisory site), presents a booktalk featuring books/authors he was introduced to by attending science fiction or mystery fiction literary conventions. onlinebooklisticon
May 24, 2013 Mary and Michael’s Recent Reads — Mary S., formerly from the Anderson and Bethany Branch libraries and now with the Nebraska Library Commission, and her husband Michael, who also works for the Nebraska Library Commission, are today’s guest presenters. onlinebooklisticon
May 31, 2013 mysiconRecent Reads — Donna G., from the libraries’ Virtual Services department, is today’s presenter.
June 7, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
June 14, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
June 21, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
June 28, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
July 5, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
July 12, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
July 19, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
July 26, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
August 2, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
August 9, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
August 16, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
August 23, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
August 30, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
September 6, 2013 One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln — Marcy G., from the South Branch Library, leads a discussion of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry — the 2013 One Book – One Lincoln selection. [ Visit the 2013 One Book web site ]
September 13, 2013 Musical Fiction — Carolyn D., the librarian in the Polley Music Library downtown, shares some fiction involving music as a major element. onlinebooklisticon
September 20, 2013 3,000+ Nebraska Authors, Z-A, A Sampling — Join Meredith M., curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors downtown, as she presents selections from the Heritage Room collection. onlinebooklisticon
September 27, 2013 Recent Reads — Kris B., from the Walt Branch Library, shares some of her favorite recent reads.
October 4, 2013 Lisa’s List — Lisa V., from the Eiseley Branch Library, returns to share some of her latest finds. blue-podcast-2
October 11, 2013 Model T. Memories — Sandy W, from the Gere Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
October 18, 2013 ALA Notables — Library Director Pat Leach presents her annual talk on some of the titles found on the ALA Notable Books list for the previous year. onlinebooklisticon
October 25, 2013 Books That Lead You to More Books — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, introduces you to a variety of books — both fiction and non-fiction — that provide you with lists of additional books to pursue! onlinebooklisticon
November 1, 2013 Before CSI: The Birth of Forensic Sciences — Sandy W., from the Gere Branch Library, returns again, this time to present some titles that explore the origins of the forensic sciences. onlinebooklisticon
November 8, 2013 Sarah’s Suggestions — Sarah D., from the Gere Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
November 15, 2013 Remember the Past — Shannon K., from the Walt Branch Library, presents today’s talk, on the theme of non-fiction books looking at various eras in history. onlinebooklisticon
November 22, 2013 Online booklist available for this booktalk!Susan’s Selections — Susan S., teen specialist at the Eiseley Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
November 29, 2013 [ closed for the Thanksgiving holiday ] — No bookstalk session today.
December 6, 2013 Good Books for Gift Giving — Vicki Wood, coordinator of youth services, presents her annual list of books that would serve as good holiday gifts.] onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
December 13, 2013 Happy Homicide! — Marcy G., from the South Branch, presents a variety of seasonal murder mysteries. onlinebooklisticon
December 20, 2013 Fire and Ice — Jeremiah J., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter. He will feature winter/artic themed books and then counter with “warmer” suggestions.  onlinebooklisticon
January 31, 2014 Double the Fun — Stephanie E. and Debbie A., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch libraries, are today’s joint presenters. onlinebooklisticon
February 7, 2014 Dystopian Novels — Layne P., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
February 14, 2014 Love Stories of All Kinds — Fay M., from the Gere Branch, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
February 21, 2014 Charlotte’s Favorites of 2013 — Charlotte K., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, shares her favorite reads from 2013. onlinebooklisticon
February 28, 2014 obon200Noteworthy Nebraska — Meredith M., curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, presents today’s talk about newly designated State Poet Twyla Hansen and 2014 One Book One Nebraska title Once Upon a Town.
March 7, 2014 Books That Became Movies and TV Shows — Kris B., from the Walt Branch, presents a talk focused on movies on DVD in the libraries’ collection, and the books they were based on. onlinebooklisticon
March 14, 2014 Listen to Lisa — Lisa V., from the Eiseley Branch, is today’s presenter.
March 21, 2014 mysiconEnough Mysteries to Go Around (the World) — Evelyn D., from the Bennett Martin Public Library, presents a talk featuring international mystery fiction. onlinebooklisticon
March 28, 2014 [ No BooksTalk ] — No BooksTalk today — Libraries closed for Staff In-Service Training Day
April 4, 2014 Natural Disasters in the U.S. — Marcy G., from the South Branch Library, presents a talk focusing on natural disasters. onlinebooklisticon
April 11, 2014 Marcy’s Last Minute Booktalk — Marcy G., from the South Branch, throws together a last-minute booktalk for today’s session! onlinebooklisticon
April 18, 2014 Getting Personal: Memoirs and Biographies — Katie M., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter.
April 25, 2014 Stories Told in Unusual Ways — Scott C., from Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, shares a selection of novels and short stories (and also non-fiction works), in which the stories are told in unusual, experimental, or at least unconventional ways. onlinebooklisticon
May 2, 2014 Susan’s Selections – 2014 — Susan S., teen specialist at the Eiseley Branch, is today’s presenter.
May 9, 2014 Rebecca’s Reads — Rebecca A., from the Bennett Martin Public Library, is today’s presenter.
May 16, 2014 mysiconMysterious Happenings — Donna G., from the Virtual Services Department, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
May 23, 2014 Hot Picks From Harris — Harris L., from the Bpokmobile, is today’s presenter.
May 30, 2014 East of Eatin’ — Kathryn K., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, presents a talk about tastes and travels with an Asian flavor. onlinebooklisticon
June 6, 2014 It’s So Fluffy — Shannon K., from the Walt Branch, presents today’s talk about Chick Lit and Cozies.
June 13, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
June 20, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
June 27, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
July 4, 2014 [ no book talk ]Libraries will be closed for Independence Day.
July 11, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
July 18, 2014 prairieforgePrairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II
James J. Kimble, author of the book Prairie Forge: The Extraordinary Story of the Nebraska Scrap Metal Drive of World War II (which was released May 1, 2014), will be in attendance at the Bethany Branch BooksTalk today, to share information about his research and writing.
July 25, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
August 1, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
August 8, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
August 15, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
August 22, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
August 29, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
September 5, 2014 mysiconNew Mysteries – 2014 — Marcy G., from South Branch, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
September 12, 2014 Theme: T.B.A. — Layne P., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter.
September 19, 2014 Nebraska Authors — Meredith M., curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter.
September 26, 2014 One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln — Shannon K., from the Walt Branch Library, leads a discussion of The Light Between Oceans, this year’s One Book – One Lincoln selected title.
October 3, 2014 About the Author — Erin I., from the Eiseley Branch, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
October 10, 2014 Theme: T.B.A. — Abigael B, from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, is today’s presenter.
October 17, 2014 Theme: T.B.A. — T.B.A..
October 24, 2014 Wacky (?) Crafts — Sandy W., from the Gere Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
October 31, 2014 Scary and Spooky and Weird, Oh My! (and other stuff) — Charlotte K., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
November 7, 2014 ALA Notables — Library Director Pat Leach presents her annual talk based on the ALA Notables recommended reading list. onlinebooklisticon
November 14, 2014 Theme: T.B.A. — Stephanie E. and Karrie S., both from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, present a tag-team booktalk.
November 21, 2014 Theme: T.B.A. — T.B.A..
November 28, 2014 [ no book talk ]Libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
December 5, 2014 Great Books for Gifts — Vicki W., head of Youth Services for the libraries, presents her annual talk about books that would be great for holiday gift-giving.
December 12, 2014 Bethany Non-Fiction Booktalk — Shannon K., from the Walt Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
December 19, 2014 mysiconThe Becky and Scott Show – 2014 — Married library staff members Becky W.C. (from Walt Branch Library) and Scott C. (from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown) present a talk about their favorite recent reads and library DVDs they’ve enjoyed.  onlinebooklisticon
January 9, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Lisa V., from the Eiseley Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
January 16, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Dan D., from the Walt Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
January 23, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Meredith M., the former curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, is today’s presenter.
January 30, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Marcy G., from the South Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
February 6, 2015 Kick-Butt Females of Literature — Carrie K., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter.
February 13, 2015 mysiconMystery and Adventure Around the World — Donna G., from the Virtual Services Department, is today’s presenter.  onlinebooklisticon
February 20, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Shannon K., from the Walt Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
February 27, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Lisa V., from the Eiseley Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
March 6, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Mary and Michael Sauers, from the Nebraska Library Commission, are today’s guest co-presenters.
March 13, 2015 Guest Author: Jennifer Slattery — Jennifer Slattery is a Nebraska author, and will be the guest presenter today. She writes missional romance novels for New Hope Publishers. Her debut, “Beyond I Do,” released in August of 2014 and is available in ebook and print formats. Her latest book, “When Dawn Breaks,” was released on January 5, 2015.
March 20, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Fay M., from the Gere Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
March 27, 2015 [ no book talk ]Libraries will be closed for the annual Staff In-Service Training Day.
April 3, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Abigael B., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, is today’s presenter.
April 10, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Debbie A., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, is today’s presenter.
April 17, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Karen M., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, is today’s presenter.
April 24, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Sarah D., from the libraries’ administrative offices, is today’s presenter.
May 1, 2015 Susan’s Selections — Susan S., Teen specialist from the Eiseley Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
May 8, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Erin I., from the Eiseley Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
May 15, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Carol S., from the Collection Management department, is today’s presenter.
May 22, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Kris B., from the Walt Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
May 29, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Katie M., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter.
June 5, 2015 Trodding the Boards — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, and manager of the BookGuide resources pages, is today’s presenter. Fresh from performing in a Lincoln Community Playhouse production in Jan/Feb, Scott shares books, both fiction and non-fiction, related to “the theatre”!  onlinebooklisticon
June 12, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Debbie and Abigael, from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, are today’s co-presenters.
June 12, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Layne P., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter.
September 4, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Brandon R., Anderson Branch volunteer, is today’s presenter.
September 11, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Kim S., Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries’ supervisor, is today’s presenter.
September 18, 2015 Books considered for the Non-Fiction Nebraska Book Award — Mary S., from the Nebraska Library Commission, is today’s guest presenter. onlinebooklisticon
September 25, 2015 Karen’s Kitchen Talk…and More! — Karen M., from the Anderson and Bethany Branches Libraries, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
October 2, 2015 Nebraska Authors — Erin W., curator of the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, is today’s presenter. blue-podcast-2
October 9, 2015 Karrie and Steph’s AWESOME Booktalk – 2015 — Stephanie E. and Karris S., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, are today’s presenters. onlinebooklisticon
October 16, 2015 Musical Pairings — Jeremiah J., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
October 23, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Kris B., from the Walt Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
October 30, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Dan D., from the Walt Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
November 6, 2015
ALA Notable Books — Lincoln City Libraries’ director, Pat Leach, presents her annual talk about books featured on the American Library Association’s list of Notable Books. onlinebooklisticon
November 13, 2015 What Shannon Has Been Reading: History — Shannon K., from the Walt Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
November 20, 2015 Great Books for Gifts — Vicki W., head of Youth Services for the libraries, presents her annual talk on “Great Books to Give as Gifts”. onlinebooklisticon
November 27, 2015 [ no book talk ]Libraries will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
December 4, 2015 Scott’s 2015 Grab Bag — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, and manager of the BookGuide resources pages, shares some of his favorite reads from the past year. onlinebooklisticon
December 11, 2015 Title/Theme: TBA — Susan S., Teen specialist from the Eiseley Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
December 18, 2015 If I Were the Queen of the Book Group — Marcy G., from the South Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
December 25, 2015 [ no book talk ]Libraries will be closed for the Christmas holiday.

 


Bennett Martin Public Library - Public Courtyard in Bloom

Courtyard Book Talks

Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th St.
441-8530 (Reference Desk)

The Courtyard Book Talks were a series of lunchtime Book Talks in the open courtyard in the middle of the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, or in the Lincoln Foundation Gardens (across “N” St. from Bennett Martin Public Library), during the Spring/Summer months of 2006 through 2009. Interested readers were welcome to join weekly guest speakers for a mixture of themed presentations, personal favorites or even some Book Sharing opportunities…

Date Program Description
May 9, 2006 Hot New Titles for Summer and Fall — Suzan Connell, head of the library’s Collection Management department, stops by to give us a sneak peek at what everyone will be reading this Summer and Fall!
May 23, 2006 Reads I’d Recommend — Lisa Voss, from the Gere branch, will be joining us to share some interesting titles.
Jun 6, 2006 mysiconNative American Detectives — Rayma Shrader, from the Reference Department downtown, will share some great Native American mysteries, from the new online booklist Sweetgrass and Desert Sage.
Jun 20, 2006 Dog Days of Summer: Prepare Yourself for the Heat! — Come listen to Marcy Graybill, from the Anderson and Bethany branches, discuss some fiction and non-fiction perfect for sleepy summer days.
Jul 4, 2006 No Book Chat — The library will be closed for the Independence Day holiday!
Jul 18, 2006 Books That End With a Twist! — Come listen to Rianne Schroeder, from the Technical Processes department downtown, talk about some favorite books with surprise endings.
Aug 1, 2006 mysiconNew to the Mystery Field! — Donna Gustafson, from the Eiseley and Walt Branches, will present a list of mystery authors with less than three books to their credit so far.
Aug 15, 2006 Kit Keller, planning and data services director for the Nebraska Library Commission, and one of the hosts of Booktalk on KZUM, will be our guest presenter — on the topic of post-9/11 fiction, including Digging to America by Anne Tyler and The Whole World Over by Julia Glass.
Aug 29, 2006 Season Finale! — Scott Clark, from the Reference Department downtown, promises to end our first season of Courtyard Chats with some unforgettable reads.
May 22, 2007 mysiconThe Not-So-Quiet Countryside — Donna G., from the Eiseley and Walt Branch libraries, will discuss mysteries that take place in rural areas.
May 29, 2007 sficonA Long Time Ago… — Corey G., from the Reference Department, shares some of his favorite Star Wars titles in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie (premiered May 25, 1977)
June 5, 2007 Get Lost! — Sean S., from Eiseley Branch, explores the variety of quirky books that have surfaced on the hit television show LOST — many of which have proven to be clues to what’s happening to the series’ characters. But you don’t need to be a fan of the show to enjoy the books on Sean’s list!
June 12, 2007 ALA Notable Books of 2006 — Pat L., head of the library’s Youth Services department and a monthly newspaper columnist on books for youth, shares books for adults from the American Library Association’s list of Notable Books of 2006.
June 19, 2007 From D.C. to Outer Space: Noteworthy Biographies — Charlotte K., from the Reference Department, brings a variety of interesting biographical titles, ranging from politicians to astronauts to comic actors.
June 26, 2007 mysiconBooked to Die! — Julee H., branch supervisor at the Eiseley Branch, explores the popular mystery subset of mystery novels prominently featuring libraries or librarians.
July 3, 2007 Susan’s Selections — Eiseley Branch’s teen specialist, Susan S., provides a selection of some of her recent recommended reads.
July 10, 2007 High Fashion and High Society Fiction — Jessica H., from the Walt Branch, presents a variety of contemporary novels set in the worlds of High Fashion and High Society.
July 17, 2007 romicon‘Tis a Tale Too Sweet — Layne P., from Eiseley Branch, explores the world of Medieval Romances. It’s more than just chastity belts!
July 24, 2007 mysiconWhodunit? New Mysteries! — Marcy G., from the Anderson and Bethany Branches, shares a selection of recent mystery fiction she recommends.
July 31, 2007 New Authors I’ve Discovered — Guest Presenter Kit K., from the Nebraska Library Commission, drops by to introduce us to some recent literary discoveries she’s made.
August 7, 2007 Biographies and Memoirs — Vicki W., from the Youth Services department downtown, shares some of her favorite recent true-life tomes.
August 14, 2007 Cruel and Unusual: Some Twists on Genre Fiction — The Walt Branch tag team of Julie H. and Rebecca A. make a joint presentation, including both thrillers and some unique twists on standard genre fare.
August 21, 2007 It’s All About Me! — Kim S., branch supervisor for the Anderson and Bethany Branch libraries, will join us to talk about a variety of resources to enrich and improve your life.
August 28, 2007 mysiconMurder by Gaslight — Rayma S., from the Reference Department, brings our 2007 Courtyard Book Chats series to a close by sharing a selection of mysteries set in the Victorian Era. From the Murder by Gaslight booklist here on BookGuide!
June 3, 2008 Business and Leadership — Julie, the Public Services Supervisor at Bennett Martin Public Library, opens our summer book chat series with a selection of titles focusing on business and leadership trends. onlinebooklisticon
June 10, 2008 mysiconPassport to Peril — Donna, from Eiseley and Walt Branches, says grab your passport! Jet off to England, where they dig up bodies in gardens and shake criminals out of family trees. Cross the English Channel, where orchid enthusiasts stumble across bodies in France. Follow the police around the fjords of Norway. Stop in Canada on the way home. Canadians are friendly, but they do have a dark side. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
June 17, 2008 The Good Life: Nebraska Authors — Meredith, curator of the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at Bennett Martin Public Library, presents a selection of Nebraska authors featured in past John H. Ames readings. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
June 24, 2008 Cooking Adoptive Royal Killers — Charlotte, from Bennett Martin Public LIbrary, presents a mixed bag of recent fiction and non-fiction she’s enjoyed. onlinebooklisticon
July 1, 2008 sficonThe Mean (Magical) Streets — Scott, from Bennett Martin Public Library, discusses a selection of recent books dealing with contemporary urban fantasy. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
July 8, 2008 ALA Notables — Pat, from the Youth Services Department at Bennett Martin Public Library, discusses some books from the American Library Association’s Notable Books list.
July 15, 2008 The Arts in Literature — Lisa, from Bennett Martin Public Library, looks at the recent trend of fiction focusing on the classical arts. onlinebooklisticon
July 22, 2008 Books I Found by Using LibraryThing — Kit Keller, from the Nebraska Library Commission, talks about some interesting titles she found by using the online tool, LibraryThing. onlinebooklisticon
July 29, 2008 Looking to Score – Biographies! — Sean, from the libraries’ Virtual Services unit, discusses some popular biographies onlinebooklisticon
June 2, 2009 “The History of the Victorian Age Will Never Be Told…We Know Too Much About It!” — Marcy G., from Anderson and Bethany, will discus books set in or about the Victorian Age, in both England and America. onlinebooklisticon
June 9, 2009 mysiconEast Coast Crime — Donna G., from the Virtual Services department, shares some mysteries and thrillers set geographically on the U.S. East Coast. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
June 16, 2009 Eat, Drink and Be Merry — Join Shannon K., from Gere Branch, as she takes us on a journey through the world of culinary delights. onlinebooklisticon
June 23, 2009 Bess Streeter Aldrich – Nebraska Author — Meredith M., curator of The Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, talks about Bess Street Aldrich and her book A Lantern in Her Hand, this year’s One Book One Nebraska selection. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
June 30, 2009 Susan’s Picks — Eiseley Branch teen specialist Susan S. brings an eclectic selection of some of her favorite recent reads — expect both fiction and non-fiction for teens and adults. onlinebooklisticon
July 7, 2009 Authors From Other Countries — Julie B., from Bennett Martin Public Library, will tell us about some books on the subject of multicultural literature. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
July 14, 2009 Tempting, Tantalizing, Enticing Titles — Rianne, from the downtown library, presents a selection of mysteries and general fiction. onlinebooklisticon
July 21, 2009 Authors I Have Met — Guest presenter Kit Keller will talk about authors she’s met and interviewed, and their books that she loves. Authors included: Elizabeth Berg, Sean Doolittle, Harley Jane Kozak, Ladette Randolph, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Stephanie Grace Whitson. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
July 28, 2009 The Brain and What Can Go Wrong With It — Vicki W., the Youth Services coordinator for the library system, focuses on the fascinating life stories of individuals recovering from brain injuries. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
Aug 4, 2009 Fantasy Fiction by Females — Lisa V., from the Eiseley branch library, will give a presentation focusing on recent fantasy fiction by female authors. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
Aug 11, 2009 Polley Play-Along Adventures — Music librarian Carolyn D. will use recorded musical tracks and play the flute to accompany her presentation on selections from the Polley Music Library.
Aug 18, 2009 Out-of-Town Tales — Charlotte K., from the downtown library, presents some of her recent favorites, set in a variety of geographic locations. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
Aug 25, 2009 Scott’s Picks — Scott C., manager of the libraries’ BookGuide web site, presents a talk on some of his recent favorites. blue-podcast-2
Sep 22, 2009 One Book - One LincolnOne Book — One Lincoln — Join us for a discussion of People of the Book…the book everyone in town is buzzing about.

Charles H. Gere Branch

Gere Books Talk

Gere Branch
2400 South 56th Street
441-8560

Everyone is welcome at Gere’s BooksTalk book discussion group! Each week during our Fall/Winter and Winter/Spring sessions, we hear about some great reading material from our featured presenter. Popular topics include mysteries, biographies, classic literature worth rereading, time travel books and romance fiction. Our presenters range from Lincoln City Libraries staff, to local authors, to members of the public with special interests to share. Several times a year, we participate in a book-share session, with each participant bringing several titles to talk about with the group. There’s no need to sign up in advance-we’re casual, friendly and always happy to see a new face, so join us, on Monday afternoons from 2:30-4:00 p.m., and broaden your reading horizons. Approximately 5-10 regular attendees.

Date Program Description
May 3, 2004
History as Narrative: The Writings of Barbara Tuchman – Layne P. discusses the works of this non-fiction author. onlinebooklisticon
May 10, 2004
A Very Short Bibliography on First Ladies: Kathy A, from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, presents a talk about famous First Ladies of the United States. onlinebooklisticon
May 2004
sficonThe World Next Door: Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, talks about Alternate History fiction. onlinebooklisticon
September 2004
mysiconCivil War Mysteries: Rayma S., from the Reference Department downtown, shares some mysteries set during the U.S. Civil War. onlinebooklisticon
October 18, 2004
Popular African American Fiction: Julie B., from the Eiseley Branch, shares a selection of popular contemporary fiction by African American authors.. onlinebooklisticon
November 2004
sficonTime Enough at Last: Scott C. presents a talk featuring time travel novels or short stories. onlinebooklisticon
December 2004
Revisiting Modern Classics – Jim W. takes a closer look at some contemporary fiction. onlinebooklisticon
Sep 12, 2005 Bookshare/Welcome Back! We’ll talk about the upcoming session, and share some of our summer reading favorites.
Sep 19, 2005 Armchair Travel – Marcy will tell us about some of her favorite travel books, both fiction and non-fiction.
Sep 26, 2005 One Book - One LincolnOne Book — One Lincoln — 2005 We’ll discuss Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner, the book selected for this year’s community-wide reading event.
Oct 3, 2005 mysiconSandy will feature books about her “Favorite Things,” and will note the passing of mystery writer Ed McBain (a.k.a. Evan Hunter).
Oct 10, 2005 Tales of Mystery and Terror! Layne brings us some seasonal stories, so wear some garlic and bring your wolfsbane!
Oct 17, 2005 sficonHugo and Nebula Award Winners…: Scott will tempt us to read out of our comfort zone, with books that may appeal to the first-time Science Fiction and Fantasy reader.
Oct 24, 2005 Boo! Lisa will share some of her favorite ghost stories, and everyone is invited to bring a ghostly tale of their own to share.
Oct. 31, 2005 Don’t be spooked — Evelyn will be talking about, in her words, a “mish mush” of different books — something for everyone!
Nov. 7, 2005 Pat presents a talk on this year’s American Library Association’s Notable Books for adults. This one is always a favorite — Don’t miss it!
Nov. 14, 2005 Read any “chick lit” lately? Erin will spotlight contemporary women’s fiction.
Nov 21, 2005 Come hear Carol discuss some of the books featured on the KZUM Wednesday evening radio program, “Book Talk.”
Nov 28, 2005 Bookshare! The group will bring in books to share for our “Books We’re Thankful For” talk.
Dec 5, 2005 “Sisterhood is Powerful” – Sarah will tell us about books dealing with sisters and sisterhood.
Dec 12, 2005 Celebrate Jane Austen’s Birthday! (Dec 16) Come prepared to talk about your favorite regency literature, and bring any Austen-related items you want to share with the group. [End of the fall session]
Jan. 23, 2006 Welcome Back! A booksharing day.
Jan. 30, 2006 Sarah from Gere Branch shares good stuff she’s read recently.
Feb. 6, 2006 Book Share Day.
Feb. 13, 2006 True Love Lisa presents some non-fiction books about love among the great and not-so-great.
Feb. 27, 2006 Human Ecology: The Books of Jared Diamond Layne will be discussing some great books for everyone.
Mar. 6, 2006 Treasures from the Depths of BookGuide Come listen to Scott C., from the Reference Department downtown, share some of the titles he’s posted recommendations for on the library’s BookGuide Web site.
Mar. 13, 2006 Julee from Eiseley Branch presents a talk on books that feature alternative histories.
Mar. 20, 2006 T.B.A.
Mar. 27, 2006 Books That End With a Twist! Come listen to Rianne talk about some books with surprise endings.
Apr. 3, 2006 The Best Books I’ve Read Recently Marcy from Anderson and Bethany Branches shares her recent favorites.
Apr. 10, 2006 Strange But True! Kim from Anderson and Bethany Branches reveals stories of real people that will shock, amaze and entertain you!
Apr. 17, 2006 Fiction Connection Gere’s own Lisa talks about the Fiction Connection, a new database for readers available from the library’s collection of subscription databases.
Apr. 24, 2006 “When You Wish Upon a Star…” Come wish with Erin as she shares some novels based on fairy tales.
May 1, 2006 mysiconNative American Detectives Rayma, from the Reference department downtown, will share some great Native American mysteries, from the new booklist Sweetgrass and Desert Sage.
May 8, 2006 Harold Bloom: A Study in Un-orthodoxy Former assistant library directory John Dale returns with a talk about Harold Bloom’s fiction writing.
May 15, 2006 mysiconMystery! Donna, from Eiseley and Walt Branches, will present a list of mystery authors with less than three books to their credit.
May 22, 2006 Favorites Vicki, from the Youth Services department downtown, reads a wide variety of books, and she’ll talk about some of her favorites.
May 29, 2006 [no session today]
Library is closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
Jun. 5, 2006 Cloning a Better Tomorrow! It’s always a great time when Sean presents a talk; come here about novels and non-fiction titles dealing the issue of cloning.
Jun. 12, 2006 Faraway Places With Strange Sounding Names Barbara Rixstine will talk about books by a range of international authors.
Sept 25, 2006 t.b.a. Topic to be announced later.
Oct 2, 2006 American Gunfighter Sandy will discuss this title by Stephen Hunter.
Oct 9, 2006 Some Staff Favorites Charlotte will tell us what she’s been reading lately.
Oct 16, 2006 Booksharing Day! Bring some favorite reads to talk about.
Oct 23, 2006 Some Staff Favorites Pam will give us some great reading suggestions.
Oct 30, 2006 Oh, the Horror of It All! Scott Clark, from the Reference Department downtown, will share some examples of classic and contemporary Horror fiction, with some paranormal non-fiction on the side.
Nov 6, 2006 Some Staff Favorites Carol covers a wide range of reading possibilities.
Nov 13, 2006 Some Staff Favorites Bill brings a bunch of books that he thinks are best.
Nov 20, 2006 Some Staff Favorites Susan shares her love and knowledge of books with our group.
Nov 27, 2006 Books We’re Thankful For Bring in some of your favorites.
Dec 4, 2006 Some Staff Favorites Vicki tells us about books that make great gifts.
Dec 11, 2006 2006 ALA Notable Books Pat will tell us about this year’s noteworthies.
Jan 22, 2007 Book Sharing — We launch the new season of Books Talk with a Book Sharing day.
Jan 29, 2007 Grand Adventures in Reading Marcy, from Anderson and Bethany branches, shares some recent recommendable reads.  onlinebooklisticon
Feb 5, 2007 Gere Branch’s own Sarah joins us to discuss some of her favorites.
Feb 12, 2007 Bookshare — An opportunity for attendees to share what they’ve recently been reading.
Feb 19, 2007 [library closed for Presidents Day]
Feb 26, 2007 Advise and Checkout — Come hear Layne share some political fiction.
Mar 5, 2007 Bookshare — An opportunity for attendees to share what they’ve recently been reading.
Mar 12, 2007 Erin from Anderson and Bethany Branches will be our presenter.
Mar 19, 2007 Spring Reading — Forget Spring cleaning! Scott C. from the Reference Department downtown will bring some books to keep you reading.
Mar 26, 2007 Bookshare — An opportunity for attendees to share what they’ve recently been reading.
Apr 2, 2007 Susan, from Eiseley branch, joins us to discuss some recent favorites.
Apr 9, 2007 Tangled Tie-Ins — Sandy will talk about books that tie-in to other books and series.
Apr 16, 2007 Youth specialist Vicki from Bennett Martin Public Library downtown will be our presenter.
Apr 23, 2007 History Mysteries — Rayma, from the Reference Department downtown, will discuss Victorian mysteries.
Apr 30, 2007 Based on the Book… — Shannon will describe books made into movies.
May 7, 2007 Some of My Favorite Reads — Pam will discuss some general titles she recommends.
May 14, 2007 And Some of Mine, Too! — Martha will share some of her recent favorites.
May 21, 2007 Eiseley Branch’s Sean will be our presenter for our final session this season.
Sep. 10, 2007 Welcome Back! — The group will share favorite summer reads and we will preview the upcoming Books Talk schedule.
Sep. 17, 2007 mysiconSolve It at the Library! — Come listen to Julee share titles of mystery and suspense set in the library.
Sep. 24, 2007 Recent and Re-readable — Erin will share some of her recent favorites and some titles that were so nice, she had to read them twice.
Oct. 1, 2007 Books to Keep You Up at Night!* — Marcy will bring books that you won’t want to put down, even to go to bed. (* not scary books!)
Oct. 8, 2007 romicon‘Tis a Tale Too Sweet — Layne explores the world of Medieval Romances. It’s more than just chastity belts.
Oct. 15, 2007 A Bushel of Books — A booksharing day — Bring a book you enjoyed, to share with the group.
Oct. 22, 2007 Brush Up on a Good Book — Shannon will take us on a tour through the fascinating world of art.
Oct. 29, 2007 mysiconThe Not-So-Quiet Countryside — Donna G., from the Eiseley and Walt Branch libraries, will discuss mysteries that take place in rural areas.
Nov. 5, 2007 Tender Vittles — Scott, from the Reference Department downtown, shares a number of titles related to cooking, the culinary world and the food industry.
Nov. 12, 2007 [closed for Veterans Day] — [holiday].
Nov. 19, 2007 Mostly the Truth — Sometimes Not — Carol will bring some interesting non-fiction titles, with a few fiction thrown in.
Nov. 26, 2007 westiconCowboys, School Marms and a Good Horse — Hold onto your hat! Rayma will take us back in time into the wild and untamed West.
Dec. 3, 2007 Period Pieces — Come hear Sean talk about some of the books he’s read lately.
Dec. 10, 2007 Holiday Tea and Bookshare — We wrap up the fall/winter Books Talk season with our traditional season finale!
Jan. 7, 2008 Get Reacquainted! — Gere Branch’s own Jim will get things going with some of his favorite classics and recent non-fiction titles he has enjoyed.
Jan. 14, 2008 A Bag of Books — Marcy joins us from Anderson and Bethany branches, to share several of her favorite non-fiction titles. onlinebooklisticon
Jan. 21, 2008 [library closed for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Jan. 28, 2008 Young Adult, Entertaining and Style — Gere’s Sarah will present a tantalizing selection of recent young adult books. onlinebooklisticon
Feb. 4, 2008 People I Wish I’d Known — Pam will present a list of books about people she wishes she had known. onlinebooklisticon
Feb. 11, 2008 Susan’s Picks — What’s new in the world of young adult literature? Susan knows. onlinebooklisticon
Feb. 18, 2008 [library closed for Presidents Day]
Feb. 25, 2008 Classic Children’s Stories — Shannon, from Gere, will discuss some of her favorites appropriate for the young at heart. onlinebooklisticon
Mar. 3, 2008 Beware the Ides of March! — Layne, from Eiseley Branch, will present a glittering panoply about the Roman Empire. onlinebooklisticon
Mar. 10, 2008 LibraryThing — It’s Alive! — Scott, from Bennett Martin, will give a demo of the on-line LibraryThing communal book cataloging/reviewing web site, sharing some of his personal favorite titles.
Mar. 17, 2008 Erin go Bragh! — Erin, from Anderson and Bethany Branches, will touch the blarney stone of outstanding Irish fiction. onlinebooklisticon
Mar. 24, 2008 Bookshare! — Everyone is encouraged to bring a book or two to share with the group.
Mar. 31, 2008 The Good Life — Meredith, of the Heritage Room, will discuss our wonderful Nebraska authors. onlinebooklisticon
Apr. 7, 2008 mysiconThe Good, the Gritty, a Sure Thing and the Witty — Evelyn will share some thrilling mysteries. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
Apr. 14, 2008 Amber’s Biographies Book Talk — Amber brings some of her favorite biographies, and illuminates different types of bios. onlinebooklisticon
Apr. 21, 2008 Women in Islam — Vicki, from Bennett Martin, discusses a trio of non-fiction books highlighting the role of Women in Islamic culture. onlinebooklisticon
Apr. 28, 2008 Checkmate! — Gere’s own Jim will bring some fiction titles about the intriguing world of chess. onlinebooklisticon
May 5, 2008 Books About the 1930s — Rayma, from South Branch, ends the Winter/Spring series with a look at some fiction and non-fiction that looks back at the decade of the 1930s. onlinebooklisticon
May 12, 2008 mysiconPassport to Peril — Donna, from Eiseley and Walt Branches, says grab your passport! Jet off to England, where they dig up bodies in gardens and shake criminals out of family trees. Cross the English Channel, where orchid enthusiasts stumble across bodies in France. Follow the police around the fjords of Norway. Stop in Canada on the way home. Canadians are friendly, but they do have a dark side. onlinebooklisticon
May 19, 2008  Sean’s Grab Bag — We wrap up the Winter/Spring series with Sean, who will share several of his most recent, interesting reads. onlinebooklisticon
July 14, 2008 mysiconCrafty Reads — Volunteer Pam B., one of the Gere Books Talk regulars, presented a summer talk featuring novels (mostly mysteries) that focus on crafts and hobbies. onlinebooklisticon
Sep 8, 2008 Recent Book Club Books — Jim, from Gere Branch, will introduce some recent books he has read for various book clubs. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
Sep 15, 2008 A Few of My Favorite Books — Shannon, from Gere Branch, will discuss some of her favorites. onlinebooklisticon
Sep 22, 2008 The Arts in Literature — Lisa, from Eiseley Branch, will discuss fiction based on various themes from the world of art. onlinebooklisticon
Sep 29, 2008 One Book - One LincolnOne Book — One Lincoln — 2008 — Join us as we celebrate the 2008 selected title!
Oct 6, 2008 Looking to Score — Biographies! — Sean, from the Virtual Services department, presents some intriguing biographies. onlinebooklisticon
Oct 13, 2008 Vampire Fiction — Layne, from Eiseley Branch, will bring many of his favorites. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
Oct 20, 2008 The Good Life: Nebraska Authors — Meredith, curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska authors. onlinebooklisticon
Oct 27, 2008 Teen Titles — The Teen Advisory Board at Gere Branch gives their own BooksTalk presentation!
Nov 3, 2008 Cooking Adoptive Royal Killers — Charlotte, from Bennett Martin Public LIbrary, presents a mixed bag of recent fiction and non-fiction she’s enjoyed. onlinebooklisticon
Nov 10, 2008 mysiconIntroducing Mma. Precious Ramotswe — Fay, from Gere Branch, will introduce us to the world of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency.
Nov 17, 2008 ALA Notable Books — Pat L., the new Library Director, will present titles from the American Library Association’s Notable Books List. onlinebooklisticon
Nov 24, 2008 t.b.a — t.b.a.
Dec 1, 2008 sficonThe Mean Magical Streets: Contemporary Urban Fantasy Series — Scott, from Bennett Martin Public Library, discusses a selection of recent series books dealing with contemporary urban fantasy. onlinebooklisticon
Dec 8, 2008 A Bushel of Books — Marcy, from the Anderson and Bethany Branches, will bring some of her recent favorites. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2 — Part 1 / blue-podcast-2 — Part 2
Dec 15, 2008 Give the Gift of Books — Vicki, from the Youth Services department downtown, will talk about gift books. onlinebooklisticon
January 26, 2009 A Collection From Kathy — Guest presenter Kathy M. gives a talk on some favorite titles.
February 2, 2009 A History of the Victorian Age Will Never Be Written — Marcy G. talks about fiction set in the VIctoria Era. blue-podcast-2 — Part 1 / blue-podcast-2 — Part 2
March 9, 2009 Susan’s Picks — Eiseley Branch Teen specialist Susan S. shares some titles appropriate for teens. blue-podcast-2
April 6, 2009 An Assortment of Authors — Layne P. shares some of his favorite recent reads. blue-podcast-2
April 13, 2009 I’ll Just Have Water, Thank You — Carol S. presents a book talk with an H2O theme. blue-podcast-2
April 20, 2009 Do Not Read This Book! Banned Books — Pam B., longtime Gere Books Talk volunteer, celebrates freedom to read with a talk about Banned Books.
April 27, 2009
Creature Comforts — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, gives a talk about books celebrating the Human-Animal connection. blue-podcast-2 — Part 1 / blue-podcast-2 — Part 2
May 4, 2009 What’s So Funny? — Vicki W. tackles some humorous fiction.
May 11, 2009 East Coast Crime — Donna G., from the virtual services department, shares some mysteries set in the East Coast region of the U.S.
May 18, 2009 Polley Picks — Carolyn D., librarian from the Polley Music Library, shares some selections from her department.
September 14, 2009 One Book - One LincolnOne Book — One Lincoln — The Fall/Winter series begins with Shannon leading a discussion of People of the Book…the book everyone in town is buzzing about.
September 21, 2009 Tales from the Crytographer — Join Erin as she delves into the secret world of code makers and breakers, and the spies who risk their lives for the information. blue-podcast-2
September 28, 2009 Susan’s Selections — It’s always a great time when Susan presents. You won’t want to miss it!
October 5, 2009 The Mighty Teens of Gere — The members of Gere’s Teen Advisory board are the presenters this week. blue-podcast-2
October 19, 2009 The Good Life — Meredith from the Heritage Room will shine the spotlight on more great Nebraska authors.
October 26, 2009 Out-of-Town Tales — Charlotte K., from the downtown library, presents some of her recent favorites, set in a variety of geographic locations. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
November 2, 2009 book sharing — An opportunity for attendees to share what they’ve been reading recently.
November 9, 2009 Funny, Weird and Silly Books — Gere’s own Shannon gives a talk on some humorous titles.
November 16, 2009 The Bookmaking Process — Gere’s Jim shares some favorite titles.  blue-podcast-2
November 23, 2009 Books I am Thankful For — Eiseley’s Lisa shares some titles she’s found significant to her life. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
November 30, 2009 ALA Notable Books — Library Director Pat Leach will present a talk on a selection of titles from the American Library Association’s Notable Books List. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
December 7, 2009 Give the Gift of Books — Vicki will share some books that would make great gifts this holiday season. onlinebooklisticon
December 14, 2009 Born Digital — Eiseley’s Layne leads a discussion of John Palfrey’s book, Born Digital.
January 11, 2010 The Works of Wright Morris — This week’s presenter is Meredith from the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors.
January 18, 2010 Library closed for holiday
January 25, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Marcy from the Anderson and Bethany branch libraries. blue-podcast-2
February 1, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Erin from the Anderson and Bethany branch libraries.
February 8, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Sarah from the Gere branch library.
February 15, 2010 Library closed for holiday
February 22, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Sandy from the Gere branch library.
March 1, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Shannon from the Gere branch library.
March 8, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Karrie from the Anderson and Bethany branch libraries. blue-podcast-2
March 15, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Rebecca from the Walt branch library. blue-podcast-2
March 22, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Scott S. from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown.
March 29, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Scott C. from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown.
April 5, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Carol, supervisor of the Gere branch library.
April 12, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Layne from the Eiseley branch library.
April 19, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is teen specialist Susan from the Eiseley branch library.
April 26, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Lisa from the Eiseley branch library.
May 3, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Charlotte from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown.
May 10, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Jim from the Gere branch library.
May 17, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Donna from the Eiseley and Walt branch libraries.
May 24, 2010 Topic — TBA — This week’s presenter is Theresa from the Walt branch. This will be the final program of the Winter/Spring season.
September 13, 2010 Welcome back! — Jim, from Gere Branch, gets the group started with some all-time hits. Also, bring some your personal favorites to share with the group!
September 20, 2010 One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln — Join Shannon from Walt Branch as she discusses I Am a Man: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice — this year’s One Book – One Lincoln selection.  blue-podcast-2
September 27, 2010 Food, Glorious Food! — Pam B. serves up a delicious selection of some of her favorites. onlinebooklisticon
October 4, 2010 Tales From the Heritage Room — Meredith, curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, talks about the authors who will be appearing in the Fall/Winter 2010 John H. Ames and Lunch at the Library sessions.
October 11, 2010 2011 Nebraska Poets Calendar — Sarah, editor of Black Star Press, discusses the 2011 Nebraska Poets Calendar.
October 18, 2010 Dog Training and Drawing — Marcy will bring some books about a few of her favorite subjects. onlinebooklisticon
October 25, 2010 Susan’s Selections — Susan is here from Eiseley Branch to entertain us with much ado about everything. A fun time is guaranteed for all.
November 1, 2010 My Life of Crime — Join Erin from the Anderson and Bethany Branches as she delves into the dark work of art theft and recovery. onlinebooklisticon
November 8, 2010 mysiconThe Murderer Got Their Just Desserts…Book Group! — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, discusses some of the mystery novels the Just Desserts Mystery Discussion Group has read over the past 4 years of meetings downtown and at South Branch. onlinebooklisticon
November 15, 2010 Social Networking — Want to learn more about online social networking? Rebecca from Walt Branch is here to show you!
November 22, 2010 Shannon’s Bookbag — Shannon from Walt will bring some of her favorite books. onlinebooklisticon
November 29, 2010 Good Books to Give as Gifts — Vicki from Bennett Martin shares some wonderful selections. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
December 6, 2010 Everything Neil — Sarah from Gere Branch sums matters up succinctly with books by Neil Gaiman. onlinebooklisticon
December 13, 2010 Book Share — The Gere BooksTalk group wraps up the Fall/Winter 2010 sessions with our traditional group book sharing opportunity — come tell us what you’ve been reading!
January 10, 2011 Book Share — What have you been reading? Tell us all about it!
February 7, 2011 Who Knew? — Sandy, from Gere, shares some historical true-crime non-fiction selections. onlinebooklisticon
February 14, 2011 obon200One Book One Nebraska — Meredith, from the Heritage Room, discusses Ted Kooser’s Local Wonders.
February 28, 2011 [title t.b.a.] — Marcy from Anderson and Bethany Branches, brings us a delightful selection.
March 7, 2011 Gere Writers Group — Join local authors as they share some of their ongoing projects.
March 14, 2011 [title t.b.a.] — Layne, from Eiseley, enlightens us with many of his interests.
March 21, 2011 Scott’s Grab Bag — Scott C., from Bennett Martin, presents his most recent favorites. onlinebooklisticon
March 28, 2011 Open Group Discussion — No host – This week is an Open Group Discussion!
April 4, 2011 Susan’s Selections – Spring 2011 — Susan S., Eiseley young adult specialist, tells us what is new in teen literature.
April 11, 2011 mysiconUnholy Mysteries — Special guest presenter Pam talks about “unholy mysteries.”. onlinebooklisticon
April 18, 2011 Never Again — Jim, from Gere, delves into the literature of the Holocaust. onlinebooklisticon
April 25, 2011 Short and Sweet — Erin, from Anderson & Bethany, brings some delightful picks. onlinebooklisticon
May 2, 2011 mysiconMurder on the Dark Continent — Donna from the Virtual Services department will bring mysteries set in Africa. onlinebooklisticon
May 9, 2011 [title t.b.a.] — Special guest Cinnamon Dokken, owner of A Novel Idea bookstore, shares her reading interests.
May 16, 2011 Polley Picks — Carolyn from the Polley Music Library brings some recent additions to the collection.
May 23, 2011 The NE Writers Guild — Lisa Kovada, with the NE Writers’ Guild, and local authors share their work.
June 13, 2011 Book Share Week — During the summer, the Gere BooksTalk group meets the 2nd Monday of each month, without a host, for book sharing discussions. onlinebooklisticon
July 11, 2011 Book Share Week — During the summer, the Gere BooksTalk group meets the 2nd Monday of each month, without a host, for book sharing discussions. onlinebooklisticon
August 8, 2011 Book Share Week — During the summer, the Gere BooksTalk group meets the 2nd Monday of each month, without a host, for book sharing discussions. onlinebooklisticon
September 12, 2011 t.b.a. — Gordon, from the Gere Branch, kick starts us off.
September 19, 2011 One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln – 2011 — Shannon, from the Walt Branch, leads a discussion of Cutting for Stone, the book selected for the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln citywide reading program. onlinebooklisticon
September 26, 2011 Book Share — No host this time — It’s a Book Share week! Bring your favorites, we’ll discuss them! onlinebooklisticon
October 3, 2011 On a Scientific Note — Pam B., long-time volunteer at the Gere Branch, will be this week’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
October 10, 2011 A Celebration of Sisters — Erin, coordinator of the Bethany Books Talk group, is this week’s guest. onlinebooklisticon
October 17, 2011 New Mysteries — 2010-2011 — Marcy, from the Anderson and Bethany branches, will share some new mystery titles and some older titles you may have missed. onlinebooklisticon
October 24, 2011 Heritage Room Highlights 2011 — Meredith, curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, will talk about recent additions to that specialized collection. onlinebooklisticon
October 31, 2011 Scary Stuff — Jim, coordinator of the Gere Branch Books Talk series, is this week’s presenter, and will bring what scares him! onlinebooklisticon
November 7, 2011 Bethany’s Rousing Reads — Bethany, from the Eiseley Branch, will give today’s presentation. onlinebooklisticon
November 14, 2011 Write? Right! — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Library, and manager of the BookGuide site, talks about books and other tools for aspiring writers of both fiction and non-fiction; and also shares some of his favorite recent reads. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
November 21, 2011 Carol’s Bookbag — Carol, supervisor of the Gere Branch, will be this week’s speaker. onlinebooklisticon
November 28, 2011 The End Is Near — Steve, from the Gere Branch, will be this week’s presenter.
December 5, 2011 Great Gift Books — Vicki W., head of Youth Services for the library system, brings some recommendations of books that would make good holiday gifts. onlinebooklisticon
December 12, 2011 2012 Nebraska Poets Calendar — Sarah F., owner/editor of Black Star Press, discusses the 2012 Nebraska Poets Calendar.
February 6, 2012 Book Share Plus — It’s a Book Share week. onlinebooklisticon
February 13, 2012 Get Your Kicks, on Route 66 — The guest presenter for today is Pat S. from Gere Branch, who’ll discuss fiction and non-fiction about “the Mother Road”. onlinebooklisticon
February 20, 2012 Closed for HolidayClosed for Presidents Day
February 27, 2012 Mild-Mannered Mysteries — The guest presenter today is Fay M. from the Gere Branch.
March 5, 2012 The Librarian’s Bookbag — The guest presenter today is Marcy G. from the Anderson and Bethany Branches. onlinebooklisticon
March 12, 2012 Memoirs and Biographies — The guest presenter today is Katie M., from the Gere Branch. onlinebooklisticon
March 19, 2012 Crime & Mystery fiction by Nebraska writers — The guest presenter today is Meredith M., curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, downtown. onlinebooklisticon
March 26, 2012 ALA Notable Books — The guest presenter today is Pat Leach, director of the Lincoln City Libraries, who will share titles from the American Library Association list of Notable Books of 2011. onlinebooklisticon
April 2, 2012 Convergences and Divergences — What do a married-librarian-couple read and watch in their off time? Becky W.C. from Walt Branch, and Scott C. from Bennett Martin Public Library, share some of the books and movies they’ve individually — and mutually — enjoyed recently! onlinebooklisticon
April 9, 2012 A Green Thumb, or Not so Green — The guest presenter for today is Pam B. onlinebooklisticon
April 16, 2012 Unsinkable: Titanic Centennial — The guest presenter today is Sandy W. from the Gere Branch, who commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with books related that fatal voyage. onlinebooklisticon
April 23, 2012 The 44 Scotland Street Series – Alexander McCall-Smith — The guest presenter today is Kristen A. from the Gere Branch. onlinebooklisticon
April 30, 2012 I Thought With a Shudder…The Works of H.P. Lovecraft — The guest presenter today is Gordon A. onlinebooklisticon
May 7, 2012 Armchair Traveling — The guest presenter today is Erin S. from the Bennett Martin Public Library, who’ll share books set in the countries she has been to, and destinations she hopes yet to visit.
May 14, 2012 Murder in the Midwest — The guest presenter today is Donna G. from the Virtual Services Department.
May 21, 2012 Spy Fiction – Past and Present — Layne P. from the Bennett Martin Public Library shares some of his favorite espionage titles. onlinebooklisticon
June 11, 2012 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter. onlinebooklisticon
July 9, 2012 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter. onlinebooklisticon
August 13, 2012 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter. onlinebooklisticon
September 10, 2012 Book Share Plus — It’s a Book Share week.
September 17, 2012 Bushel of Books — Marcy G., from the Anderson and Bethany Branches, will bring fiction and non-fiction books she’s been reading. onlinebooklisticon
September 24, 2012 Susan’s Selections — It’s always fun when Eiseley Branch’s teen specialist Susan is here! Stop by to hear about her latest book suggestions. onlinebooklisticon
October 1, 2012 Online booklist available for this booktalk!Works for Children and Young Adults by Nebraska Authors — Meredith M., curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, discusses a variety of titles and authors from the “Works for Children and Young Adults by Nebraska Authors” booklist on the Heritage Room web site. onlinebooklisticon
October 8, 2012 One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln – 2012 — Come and participate as Fay leads a discussion of “Destiny of the Republic” – the 2012 One Book – One Lincoln final selection!
October 15, 2012 Mary’s Recent Reads — Mary S, from the Anderson and Bethany branches, will bring some books to share with the group. onlinebooklisticon
October 22, 2012 Books About Books — Pam B., longtime volunteer with the Gere BooksTalk group, will bring some of her recent favorite reads. onlinebooklisticon
October 29, 2012 Strange and Wondrous Books: A Musical Booktalk — Carolyn D., music librarian, will discuss some interesting books she’s found in the Polley Music Library. onlinebooklisticon
November 5, 2012 ALA Notables — Library Director Pat Leach will bring some good books recommended by the American Library Association. onlinebooklisticon
November 12, 2012 Closed for the Veterans Day holiday.
November 19, 2012 Lincoln – a Presidential Booktalk — The guest presenter today is Layne P., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown — he’ll be talking about books about President Abraham Lincoln. onlinebooklisticon
November 26, 2012 Online booklist available for this booktalk!Great books to buy as gifts – 2012 Edition — Vicki W., Coordinator of Youth Services, will give a presentation on good books to buy for yourself or others. onlinebooklisticon
December 3, 2012 Thrilling Airship Adventures: The World of Steampunk — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library, explores the explosively popular subgenre of Steampunk — featuring adventure, mystery, and imaginative technological inventions in the Victorian era…and it’s impact on popular culture. onlinebooklisticon
December 10, 2012 mysiconSherlock Holmes — The guest presenter today is Kristen A. from the Gere Branch. onlinebooklisticon
January 7, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter. onlinebooklisticon
January 28, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
February 4, 2013 Strong Women Characters — Sue B., from the Gere Branch, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
February 11, 2013 Marcy’s Recent Reads — Marcy G., from the Anderson and Bethany Branches, will bring fiction and non-fiction books she’s been reading. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
February 18, 2013 Closed for the Presidents Day holiday.
February 25, 2013 World War II Era (Mostly) Fiction — Fay M. presents a book talk featuring titles related to the era of World War II. onlinebooklisticon
March 4, 2013 Willa Cather and One Book One Nebraska — Meredith M., curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, discusses the works of Willa Cather, with particular emphasis on “O Pioneers!”, the title selected for the 2013 One Book One Nebraska statewide reading event. onlinebooklisticon
March 11, 2013 Travel the World From Your Armchair — Shannon K., from the Walt Branch, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
March 18, 2013 sficonJ.R.R. Tolkien — Kristen A., from the Gere Branch, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
March 25, 2013 Susan’s Selections — It’s always fun when Eiseley Branch’s teen specialist Susan is here! Stop by to hear about her latest book suggestions.
April 1, 2013 t.b.a. — Lisa V., from the Eiseley Branch, is today’s presenter.
April 8, 2013 Before CSI: The Birth of Forensic Sciences — Sandy W., from the Gere Branch, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
April 15, 2013 In Praise of Water: H2O — Longtime BooksTalk volunteer Pam B. is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
April 22, 2013 Another Place, Another Time — Evelyn D. from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown presents today’s talk featuring “The Borrowers,” “Shades of Grey,” “Angela’s Ashes,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” and either “Fatherland,” or “Pandora’s Box.” onlinebooklisticon
April 29, 2013 Memoirs — Katie M., from the Gere Branch, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
May 6, 2013 If You Like…The Great Gatsby — Erin I., from the Bennett Martin Library downtown, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
May 13, 2013 sficonmysiconConventionally Speaking — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown (and manager of the libraries’ BookGuide readers advisory site), presents a booktalk featuring books/authors he was introduced to by attending science fiction or mystery fiction literary conventions. onlinebooklisticon  blue-podcast-2
May 20, 2013 mysiconRecent Reads — Donna G., from the Virtual Services department, is today’s presenter.
June 10, 2013 Bagels & Books — Come share your favorite recent read with other book lovers and friends. If “sharing” is not your forte, come anyway for a bagel, coffee and some great summer reading recommendations! This 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program event is at a different time than usual — 10:30 a.m. to Noon! onlinebooklisticon
July 8, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter. onlinebooklisticon
August 12, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter. onlinebooklisticon
September 9, 2013 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter. onlinebooklisticon
September 9, 2013 Book Share — The last of the general Book Share dates before we begin our Fall/Winter session of themed book talks. onlinebooklisticon
September 16, 2013 One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln — Layne P., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, leads a discussion of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry — the 2013 One Book – One Lincoln selection. [ Visit the 2013 One Book web site ]
September 23, 2013 Natural Disasters in the U.S. — Marcy G., from the South Branch Library, presents a talk focusing on natural disasters. onlinebooklisticon
September 30, 2013 3,000+ Nebraska Authors, Z-A, A Sampling — Join Meredith M., curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors downtown, as she presents selections from the Heritage Room collection. onlinebooklisticon
October 7, 2013 Who to Listen To… — Lisa K., from the Nebraska Library Commission, is our guest presenter today — speaking on the subject of recorded books/audiobooks. onlinebooklisticon
October 14, 2013 Recent Readable Recommendations — Fay M, from the Gere Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
October 21, 2013 ALA Notables — Library Director Pat Leach presents her annual talk on some of the titles found on the ALA Notable Books list for the previous year. onlinebooklisticon
October 28, 2013 Fiction With a Twist — Wyatt P., from the Gere Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
November 4, 2013 What Jane Austen Did NOT Write — Pam B., long-time Gere BooksTalk volunteer, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
November 11, 2013 [ closed for Veteran’s Day ] — No bookstalk session today.
November 18, 2013 Death in the White House — Sandy W., from the Gere Branch, presents a talk about presidential assassinations. onlinebooklisticon
November 25, 2013 Remember the Past — Shannon K., from the Walt Branch Library, presents today’s talk, on the theme of non-fiction books looking at various eras in history. onlinebooklisticon
December 2, 2013 Good Books for Gift Giving — Vicki Wood, coordinator of youth services, presents her annual list of books that would serve as good holiday gifts. onlinebooklisticon
December 9, 2013 Books That Lead You to More Books — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, introduces you to a variety of books — both fiction and non-fiction — that provide you with lists of additional books to pursue! onlinebooklisticon
December 16, 2013 Debbie’s Recent Reads – 2013 — Debbie A., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, shares some of her favorite recent reads. onlinebooklisticon
January 13, 2014 Book Share — The last of the general Book Share dates before we begin our Winter/Spring season of themed book talks. onlinebooklisticon
January 20, 2014 [ no book talk ]Libraries will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
January 27, 2014 obon200Noteworthy Nebraska — Meredith M., curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, presents today’s talk about newly designated State Poet Twyla Hansen and 2014 One Book One Nebraska title Once Upon a Town.
February 3, 2014 Charlotte’s Favorites of 2013 — Charlotte K., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, shares her favorite reads from 2013. onlinebooklisticon
February 10, 2014 African-American Taste of Books — As a part of African American History Month, Gere Branch Library will be hosting a special session of BooksTalk featuring selections with themes from the African American culture. The program will be a “book tasting” and provide an opportunity for attendees to sample multiple titles reviewed and included in Lincoln Public Schools’ Mosaic list, an annual annotated multicultural book list compiled by LPS staff. Similar to speed dating, attendees will be given 3-5 minutes to read a summary/review of a title, and then pass it on to the next person – pulling from a number of selected Mosaic titles, ranging from picture books to young adult.
February 17, 2014 [ no book talk ]Libraries will be closed for Presidents Day.
February 24, 2014 Love Stories of All Kinds — Fay M., from the Gere Branch, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
March 3, 2014 Topic: T.B.A. — Lisa V., from the Eiseley Branch, is today’s presenter.
March 10, 2014 Book Share — No presenter – Today is a Book Share day! onlinebooklisticon
March 17, 2014 A Trip to Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day — Marcy G., from the South Branch Library, presents today’s talk, featuring books set in or about Ireland. onlinebooklisticon
March 24, 2014 mysiconEnough Mysteries to Go Around (the World) — Evelyn D., from the Bennett Martin Public Library, presents a talk featuring international mystery fiction. onlinebooklisticon
March 31, 2014 Easter Fiction — Layne P., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
April 7, 2014 A Book Tasting — Come and enjoy some selections from “The Reading List” of The American Library Association.
April 14, 2014 Recent Good Reads — Susan S., teen specialist at the Eiseley Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
April 21, 2014 Stories Told in Unusual Ways — Scott C., from Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, shares a selection of novels and short stories (and also non-fiction works), in which the stories are told in unusual, experimental, or at least unconventional ways. onlinebooklisticon
April 28, 2014 On the Move — Pam B., longtime Gere BooksTalk volunteer, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
May 5, 2014 It’s So Fluffy — Shannon K., from the Walt Branch, presents today’s talk about Chick Lit and Cozies.
May 12, 2014 mysiconRandom Mysteries — Donna G., from the Virtual Services Department, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
May 19, 2014 Strange and Wonderful Reads — Wyatt P., Gere Library Aide, is today’s presenter.
June 9, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter. onlinebooklisticon
June 13, 2014 Bagels & Books — Come share your favorite recent read with other book lovers and friends. If “sharing” is not your forte, come anyway for a bagel, coffee and some great summer reading recommendations! This 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program event is on a different day (Friday) and at a different time than usual — 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.! onlinebooklisticon
July 14, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
August 11, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
September 8, 2014 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter. onlinebooklisticon
September 15, 2014 One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln — Layne P., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, leads a discussion of The Light Between Oceans, this year’s One Book – One Lincoln selected title.  blue-podcast-2
September 22, 2014 Do NOT Read This Book! — Pam B., long-time Gere BooksTalk volunteer, presents a talk about Banned and Challenged Books during Banned Books Week! onlinebooklisticon
September 29, 2014 Nebraska Authors — Meredith M., curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter.
October 6, 2014 About the Author — Erin I., from the Eiseley Branch, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
October 13, 2014 Bess Streeter Aldrich — Fay M., from the Gere Branch Library, presents a talk on this famed Nebraska author.
October 20, 2014 Lisa’s Raves and Faves — Lisa V., from the Eiseley Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
October 27, 2014 Model T Memories (revised) — Sandy W., from the Gere Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
November 3, 2014 A Book Tasting — Literary Cookbooks — Brenda E. and Pat S., from the Gere Branch Library, serve as leaders for today’s “book tasting”. onlinebooklisticon
November 10, 2014 Susan’s Selections — Susan S., teen specialist at the Eiseley Branch Library, presents her latest recommended reads.
November 17, 2014 ALA Notables — Library Director Pat Leach presents her annual talk based on the ALA Notables recommended reading list. onlinebooklisticon
November 24, 2014 mysiconThe Becky and Scott Show – 2014 edition — Married library staff members Becky W.C. (from Walt Branch Library) and Scott C. (from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown) present a talk about their favorite recent reads and library DVDs they’ve enjoyed.  onlinebooklisticon
December 1, 2014 mysiconHappy Homicide — Marcy G., from the South Branch Library, presents a talk about holiday themed murder mysteries.
December 8, 2014 Great Books for Gifts — Vicki W., head of Youth Services for the libraries, presents her annual talk about books that would be great for holiday gift-giving.
December 15, 2014

Favorite Authors — Pam B., long-time bookstalk volunteer at Gere, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon

January 12, 2015 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
January 19, 2015 [ no book talk ]Libraries will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
January 26, 2015 Book Share — No presenter this week – an opportunity to share what you’ve been reading lately with other group members.
February 2, 2015 Theme/Title: TBA — Meredith M., former curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, is today’s presenter.
February 9, 2015 Theme/Title: TBA — Marcy G., from the South Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
February 16, 2015 [ no book talk ]Libraries will be closed for the Presidents Day Holiday.
February 23, 2015 Theme/Title: TBA — Wyatt P., from the Gere Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
March 2, 2015 Crime in Nebraska — Sandy W., from the Gere Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
March 9, 2015 Theme/Title: TBA — Melanie N., from the Eiseley Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
March 16, 2015 Home Sweet Home — Pam B., long-time Gere BooksTalk volunteer, is this week’s presenter.  onlinebooklisticon
March 23, 2015 Theme/Title: TBA — Fay M., from the Gere Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
March 30, 2015 Theme/Title: TBA — Sarah D., from the libraries’ administrative offices, is today’s presenter.
April 6, 2015 Theme/Title: TBA — Debbie A. and Abigael B., from the Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries, are today’s joint presenters.
April 13, 2015 Book Share Day — No guest presenter – Book Share day!  onlinebooklisticon
April 20, 2015 Trodding the Boards — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, and manager of the BookGuide resources pages, is today’s presenter. Fresh from performing in a Lincoln Community Playhouse production in Jan/Feb, Scott shares books, both fiction and non-fiction, related to “the theatre”!  onlinebooklisticon
April 27, 2015 Recent Good Reads — Susan S., teen specialist at the Eiseley Branch Library, presents her latest recommended reads.
May 4, 2015 Hollywood History — Lisa V., from the Eiseley Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
May 11, 2015 Theme/Title: TBA — Kris B., from the Walt Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
May 18, 2015 The Three Rs — Pam B., long-time Gere BooksTalk volunteer, is this week’s presenter.  onlinebooklisticon
June 8, 2015 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.  onlinebooklisticon
July 13, 2015 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.  onlinebooklisticon
August 10, 2015 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.  onlinebooklisticon
September 14, 2015 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter.
September 21, 2015 Theme/Title: TBA — Kris B., from the Walt Branch Library, is today’s presenter.
September 28, 2015 Banned Books — Pam B., long-time Gere Books Talk volunteer, is today’s presenter.
October 5, 2015 If I Were the Queen of the Book Group — Marcy G., from the South Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon
October 12, 2015 Out of the Ordinary — Lisa V., from the Eiseley Branch Library, is today’s presenter. onlinebooklisticon blue-podcast-2
October 19, 2015 mysiconMystery and Adventure Around the World — Donna G., from the Virtual Services Department, is today’s presenter.  onlinebooklisticon
October 26, 2015 Nebraska Authors — Erin W., curator of the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, is today’s presenter.
November 2, 2015 ALA Notable Books — Lincoln City Libraries’ director, Pat Leach, presents her annual talk about books featured on the American Library Association’s list of Notable Books. onlinebooklisticon
November 9, 2015 One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln – 2015 — Layne P., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, leads a discussion of this year’s One Book – One Lincoln title, Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
November 16, 2015 Book Share — It’s a Book Share week. No topical presenter. onlinebooklisticon
November 23, 2015 Great Books for Gifts — Vicki W., head of Youth Services for the libraries, presents her annual talk on “Great Books to Give as Gifts”. onlinebooklisticon
November 30, 2015 Scott’s 2015 Grab Bag — Scott C., from the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown, and manager of the BookGuide resources pages, shares some of his favorite reads from the past year. onlinebooklisticon
December 7, 2015 Susan’s Selections — Susan S., teen specialist at the Eiseley Branch Library, presents her latest recommended reads.. onlinebooklisticon
December 14, 2015 The Alex Awards – 2015 — Mindy P. and Wyatt P., both from the Gere Branch Library, are today’s joint presenters. onlinebooklisticon