- Thursday, 06 November 2014 14:21
This weekend features two of this year’s One Book – One Lincoln special programming events!
First, on Friday evening (November 7th), from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., visit the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown after our normal closing time, to participate in the First Friday Art Walk, and take in a One Book – One Lincoln display of lighthouse-themed artwork by artists from the Lincoln community! Artwork will officially be unveiled to the public this evening, and then will remain on display throughout the month of November at the downtown library, for your ongoing enjoyment. But…by joining us during the First Friday Art Walk, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and talk to some of the artists whose works are in the show!
Second, on Sunday afternoon (November 9th), starting at 2:00 p.m., at the Walt Branch Library (6301 S. 14th St.), join the members of the Lincoln and Lancaster County Genealogical Society for a look at the difficulties of tracking personal history years after the fact. What if Tom and Isabel had kept Lucy and she had only found out the truth many years later — what sources could she have used to track down her real personal history? For genealogy fans and One Book – One Lincoln fans alike!
We hope to see several of you this weekend at one of the One Book – One Lincoln special events! Don’t forget – at each public event, a signed copy of M.L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans will be given away to one lucky attendee! You can also fill out our online drawing form for one additional chance at a signed copy of this year’s book! (One online entry per person)
- Sunday, 14 September 2014 14:17
You can find two new One Book – One Lincoln recordings available online for you to hear more about this year’s book and related events.
From the One Book programming committee, Layne and Scott appeared on NET Radio’s “Friday Live” on September 12th. That “Friday Live” episode is available on the NET web site as a full-episode podcast. Listen to the whole thing if you’re interested in arts activities in the area, or zip ahead to the 49:40 mark to listen to the One Book – One Lincoln section.
Also, Layne, Marcy, Scott and Lisa, from the libraries, joined host Diane Gonzolas for an episode of 5 City-TV’s “City Focus” all about this year’s One Book – One Lincoln. The episode will be airing on 5 City-TV on Time Warner Cable’s channel 5, but is also available on the 5 City-TV web site and on YouTube. We’ve also embedded the YouTube version on this year’s One Book – One Lincoln web site [ click here for the page ] — so you have numerous viewing options. This episode runs just under 30 minutes.
Finally, your first opportunity to join in a public discussion of The Light Between Oceans takes place tomorrow (Monday September 15th) at the Gere Branch Library at 2:30 p.m. Join the members of the Gere BooksTalk group, who will be lead in a discussion of this year’s One Book title by Layne P. Come share your thoughts on this extremely popular novel! If you can’t join us, then watch for additional upcoming discussion opportunities. If you are a member of a book group, and would like to have the libraries provide a discussion leader for a group discussion of The Light Between Oceans, call us at 402-441-8503 to make that request.
http://lincoln.ne.gov/aspx/city/vod.aspx?vod=City%20Focus/One%20Book%20One%20Lincoln.mov [This year’s One Book discussion in a small window on the 5 City-TV site] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f9cxT4e9lo [This year’s One Book discussion on YouTube] http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/mayor/cic/5citytv/guides/guide-5.htm [Schedule of airings on Time Warner Channel 5 – use keyword search on this page for “One Book”]
- Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:24
The 2014 selection for One Book – One Lincoln has been announced. The majority of the popular vote was for The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
You can find resources related to this year’s selection on our 2014 One Book – One Lincoln web site. Watch for additional programming and discussion opportunities coming soon!
- Friday, 11 October 2013 15:12
One Book – One Lincoln fans…
We hope you’ve enjoyed (or are enjoying) reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, the book your votes helped to pick as this year’s One Book – One Lincoln winning title!
The next few days offer you two opportunities to actively engage with other fans of OBOL:
Walk in Wyuka
Sunday, October 13 2013, 2:00 p.m.
3600 “O” St.
Take a literary pilgrimage by joining Lincoln historian Ed Zimmer on a walking tour, as he guides you to various graves and points of interest in Lincoln’s largest and oldest cemetery — with a focus on individuals with a literary significance in Lincoln’s history — authors, editors, publishers, etc.
Participants should meet at the Chapel to begin this walk!
One Book – One Lincoln: Community Book Discussion
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.
Monday, October 14 2013 – 2:00 p.m.
[if you have questions, call 402-441-4460]
All the other special programs are posted on the One Book – One Lincoln programs page for this year — check it out for full details. One specific note — If you wish to take part in the Tea & Talk event at The Ferguson House on Sunday, November 17th, reservations are needed for that event due to the limited seating. Information on making reservations is available on the events page.
One Book – One Lincoln web site manager / One Book – One Lincoln e-mail group manager
P.S.: If you’re on Facebook and have any interest in attending any of this year’s special programs or discussion opportunities, we encourage you to log onto Facebook, visit the “events” pages for either One Book – One Lincoln or the Lincoln City Libraries, and click the “Join” button for any of our events. Marking your plans to attend helps us to promote the events to a broader circle of potential One Book fans!
- Friday, 11 October 2013 14:08
We’ve now posted the list of the other seven titles that made up the Top Ten “One Book – One Lincoln” semi-finalists for 2013. You can click this link right here for the detailed descriptions on our web site, but here’s a list of just the titles:
- “Hell or High Water” by Joy Castro
- “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
- “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolverï»¿
- “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller
- “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett
- “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by Jan-Philippe Sendker
- “The Story of Beautiful Girl” by Rachel Simon
Thank you to all the passionate readers who’ve been asking for this list of books!
Scott C. / BookGuide readers advisory site manager / One Book – One Lincoln site manager