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One Book - One Lincoln - 2010

Programs and Events

Special programs will be held at various public libraries and other locations throughout September, October and November 2010, tied in to the themes and subjects of I Am a Man. Some of these programs are still being finalized as we announce this year's title -- keep watching this web site for further details. Or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or the One Book One Lincoln Blog for the latest updates in special programming.



Chief Standing Bear Presentation by Mary Kathryn Nagle

Monday, September 20, 2010, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Nebraska History Museum
15th & "P" St.

A dramatic presentation, excerpted from Standing Bear's eloquent plea to Judge Elmer Dundy at the close of his trial, as translated by Bright Eyes (Susette La Flesche) and transcribed by Thomas Henry Tibbles, a reporter for the Omaha Daily Herald. [Click here or on small poster graphic above to see a full-size promotional poster.]

This event co-sponsored by The Lincoln City Librarise, NAPT, The Nebraska State Historical Society, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and 55+.

Native American Read-In 2010

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

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

The following photos were taken at this event -- click on individual photos to see each at full size in a new window:

Visitors admire the decor at the Ponca Tribe's Lincoln HQ Visitors admire the decor at the Ponca Tribe's Lincoln HQ Larry Wright Jr. addresses the audience Sheila Jacobs introduces the four panelists The four panelists
Christine Lesiak, Larry Wright Jr. and Judi M. gaiashkibos The four panelists Larry Wright Jr. and Judi M. gaiashkibos Joe Starita poses with Read-In participants Lincoln Headquarters of the Ponca Tribe

A video recording of this presentation is now playing at various times and on various days on Channel 5 City TV (Time Warner Cable) under the title "Ponca Tribe host One Book One Lincoln Forum." Click here to see the current programming guide for Channel 5.

Joe Starita and the Writing of "I Am a Man"

I Am a Man cover image Sunday, November 7, 2010, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Nebraska State Capitol Building
Main Floor -- Capitol 2nd Floor Rotunda
15th & "K" St.

Join fellow readers in the historic Rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol Building as I Am a Man author Joe Starita speaks about the origins of the idea for the book, the research process, and what he loves about this story. Starita will read briefly from the book and explain why its key themes still resonate clearly and loudly here in the early years of the 21st century. Come hear about the process of creating this significant book and ask questions of the author. Make sure to bring your copy of I Am a Man, or purchase copies of the book in the Capitol Building's 1st floor Landmark Store gift shop -- Joe Starita will be signing copies following his presentation.

While you're in the Capitol building, don't forget to visit Chief Standing Bear's bust in the Nebraska Hall of Fame.

I Am a Man cover image New  Click here for a printable map of the interior of the Nebraska State Capitol Building -- identifying where this event will take place, and where you can purchase books in the Capitol.

New  Click here to see (and/or print off) a copy of the poster for this One Book - One Lincoln event.

The following photos were taken at this event -- click on individual photos to see each at full size in a new window:

Library director Pat Leach introduces author Joe Starita Lincoln City Libraries director Pat Leach author Joe Starita author Joe Starita
author Joe Starita author Joe Starita bust of Chief Standing Bear in Nebraska Hall of Fame bust of Chief Standing Bear in Nebraska Hall of Fame

A video recording of this presentation is now playing at various times and on various days on Channel 5 City TV (Time Warner Cable) under the title "One Book One Lincoln Author Starita at the State Capitol." Click here to see the current programming guide for Channel 5.

This event co-sponsored by The Lincoln City Libraries, The Nebraska Library Commission and The Nebraska Center for the Book

Native American Law After Standing Bear  New

I Am a Man cover image Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

John Snowden, Professor Emeritus at the UNL Law College, will discuss the history of Native American law from the period after Standing Bear's trial to today. A Lincoln City Libraries staff representative will provide some background on the Standing Bear story and the One Book experience. Professor Snowden's presentation will last approximately 20-25 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.

Professor Snowden is an authority on Native American law from the mid-19th century to the present and has taught courses on the subject. Note that the program will not be an examination of the Standing Bear trial, but more of a look at how Native law since that time has impacted first peoples.

New  Click here to see (and/or print off) a copy of the poster for this One Book - One Lincoln event.

Podcast image
Click the podcast logo (at left) to listen to our audio recording of Professor Snowden's presentation!


Lunch at the Library

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 12:10 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th St.

Author Joe Starita will be the guest for this monthly lunch-hour author chat. Except as noted, the 30-minute programs start at 12:10 PM. Tours of the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors on the 3rd floor will be available after the program



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The One Book - One Lincoln Blog

Don't have a chance to join one of the official discussion groups, but still want to share your views on Peole of the Book or this year's special programs? Visit our One Book -- One Lincoln Blog, where you can leave comments in response to regularly posted topics and/or questions.

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A discussion forum for One Book -- One Lincoln-related topics has also been set up on LibraryThing -- feel free to join up there and post your comments about the book, the programs, etc.


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