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One Book – One Lincoln

New episode of CityFocus on LNKTV looking at this year’s One Book – One Lincoln selection

One Book - One LincolnWatching 2018 One Book – One Lincoln coordinator Katie Murtha, and One Book selection committee member Tory Hall, as they discuss Killers of the Flower Moon (by David Grann), with CityFocus host Diane Gonzales, in an all-new episode of this city government cable and internet show:

https://youtu.be/Zjgkxbfj5uo

The 2018 One Book – One Lincoln winning title is…

David Grann’s The Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI has been selected by a popular vote as the 2018 winning title for One Book – One Lincoln. Check out the main information page, the Programs & Events page, the Discussion Groups page and our extended Additional Resources page for more information associated with this year’s winning book!

And thank you for voting this year and your continued support of our community reading project!

Final chance to vote on One Book – One Lincoln 2018!

One Book – One Lincoln fans,

Today is your final chance to cast your vote for your favorite among the three 2018 One Book – One Lincoln finalists! Voting ends at midnight, tonight, July 31st, and the winning title will be announced on Labor Day.

This year’s finalists are: Beartown by Fredrik Backman, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

You can vote four different ways:

1. Traditional paper ballots at each library location
2. The online voting form, accessible at the 2018 Finalists Page
3. On Facebook — while logged into Facebook, visit the One Book – One Lincoln Facebook page, look for the three posts (one per title) describing this year’s finalists — click “Like” or “Love” on the post(s) for the title(s) you wish to vote for.
4. On Twitter — while logged into your Twitter account, post a tweet using one of these 3 hashtags: #obol2018beartown, #obol2018killers or #obol2018little, depending on which title you wish to vote for.

[Note: You can also find links to the Facebook and Twitter voting methods on the 2018 Finalists Page as well!]

Thanks for participating in One Book – One Lincoln once again, and watch for updates about our scheduled programming, tied into all three finalist books, coming soon!

And just a reminder — if you’re a member of a book group, and would like to have one of our library staff come and lead your discussion of any of this year’s finalist titles, you can contact us at the info at the bottom of the 2018 Finalists Page as well!

P.S.: Also a reminder — you can nominate titles for future “One Book” consideration year-round, via our online One Book – One Lincoln Nomination Form. If you’ve read a good “new” book, please consider nominating it for next year!

Three “One Book – One Lincoln” events coming up in May 2018

One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln fans,

You have three events upcoming within May to learn more about the titles being considered for the 2018 One Book – One Lincoln city-wide reading program.

2018 One Book project coordinator Katie M. will be giving a book talk at both the Bethany BooksTalk session on Friday, May 11th, and at the Gere BooksTalk session on Monday, May 14th. She’ll be discussing which books ended up in the Top 11 shortlist for 2018. These booktalks will be your only chance to find out what the Top 11 were until Memorial Day.

Bethany BooksTalk
Friday, May 11th, 10:30 a.m.
Katie M., from the Bennett Martin Library downtown, and coordinator of the 2018 ONE BOOK – ONE LINCOLN, discusses the Top 11 finalists for this year’s City-Wide Reading Program. The three you’ll get to vote on will be among these Top 11!

Gere BooksTalk
Monday, May 14th
, 2:30 p.m.
Katie M., from the Bennett Martin Library downtown, and coordinator of the 2018 ONE BOOK – ONE LINCOLN, discusses the Top 11 finalists for this year’s City-Wide Reading Program. The three you’ll get to vote on will be among these Top 11!

On Memorial Day, May 28th, the traditional annual Coffee on the Dock at The Mill event will be taking place again from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 8th & “P” St. You can gather with fellow book lovers at this event, sponsored by the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries. At 10:30 a.m., the Top 3 Finalists will be unveiled, and later that day, the online voting form on the Lincoln City Libraries’ website will be active, for readers to vote for their favorite among those Top 3 Finalists. The libraries’ One Book web pages, once revealed, will also include the shortlist of the Top 11 at that time.

All three of these events are posted as separate event pages on the libraries’ Facebook events feed. If you’re a Facebook user, we encourage you to mark yourself as “Interested” or “Going” for any of these!

Discussions in August 2017

One Book - One Lincoln finalists-book coversVoting for the 2017 One Book – One Lincoln may have ended last night, but there are still One Book activities to engage in.

Checkout out our One Book Discussion Groups page to see the three One Book discussions scheduled on different days for each of this year’s three nominees — this year the Francie & Finch bookstore.

You can continue to nominate for future years’ One Book – One Lincoln consideration via our on-line nomination form.

And we’ve got special event programming associated with this year’s titles, coming up in September. Read more on our One Book events page for 2017!