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One Book - One Lincoln - 2011

Book Discussion Groups

Cutting for Stone cover image

Community Book Discussion Groups

One of the main goals of One Book - One Lincoln is to encourage residents to read and openly discuss the same book. Talking about great literature with others often adds richness and depth to the experience of reading. We encourage you to join other members of the community in discussing Cutting for Stone during September, October and November. Everyone is welcome; for most groups, there will be no need to pre-register.

[NOTE: The list of discussion opportunities may continue to grow as we hear from additional book discussion groups. Please revisit this page for updated information as One Book - One Lincoln continues.]

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We can provide a discussion leader for your group

So you want to have a One Book - One Lincoln discussion group, but you don't have a discussion leader? This Fall and Winter, Lincoln City Libraries staff will be available to book groups, extension clubs, organizations and businesses interested in hosting a discussion group. For further information, call Lincoln City Libraries, 441-8562

signed book imageBethany Branch Library
1810 North Cotner Boulevard
Friday, September 9, 10:30 a.m.
Part of their weekly Books Talk series.
[if you have questions, call 402-441-8550]

signed book imageGere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.
Monday, September 19, 2:30 p.m.
Part of their weekly Books Talk series.
[if you have questions, call 402-441-8560]

signed book imageAldersgate (United Methodist Church) Book Club
8320 South St.
Tuesday, September 20, 7:00 p.m.
[for more information about this book group, which is open to anyone, visit the Aldersgate Book Club web site]

signed book imageThe Persian Pickle Book Group
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.
Tuesday, October 4, 5:00 p.m.

signed book imageLincoln Book Club
800 P St. -- The Mill in the Haymarket
Sunday, October 16, 3:00 p.m.
This group meets monthly, and welcomes new members.
You can find out more about them on BookGuide's Book Groups page.

signed book imageUniversity of Nebraska Bookstore
Lower Level, Nebraska Union -- 14th & "R" St.
Wednesday, October 26, 7:00 p.m.

signed book imageElmwood Public Library
124 West "D" St. -- Elmwood, Nebraska
Thursday, October 27, 6:30 p.m.
[if you have questions, call 402-994-4125]

signed book imageBeatrice Public Library
100 N. 16th St. -- Beatrice, Nebraska
Thursday, October 27, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
[if you have questions, call 402-223-3584]

signed book imageSt. Mark's United Methodist Church Book Discussion Group
8550 Pioneers Blvd.
Thursday, November 3, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

signed book imageFirst Lutheran Church Book Discussion Group
1551 S. 70th St.
Monday, November 7, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
[if you have questions, call group organizer Carol at 402-580-3218]

signed book imageSt. Paul United Methodist Church Book Discussion Group
1144 "M" St.
Monday, November 7, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

A Novel Idea
118 N. 14th St.
Thursday, January 12, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
[if you have questions, call 402-475-8663 or visit the A Novel Idea web site]


NET Radio [91.1 FM]
Friday Live

The Mill coffeehouse - 800 P St.
Friday, October 14, 9:00 a.m.

Television -- Channel 5
Watch the discussion (below) by Lincoln City Libraries staff, taped in early-September, moderated by host Diane Gonzolas.

Other Online Opportunities

Twitter logoLincoln City Libraries on Twitter

Follow the Lincoln City Libraries' general Twitter feed to see regular news announcements about One Book - One Lincoln events and discussions.

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 Cutting for Stone 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.

LibraryThing logoDiscussion Forum on LibraryThing

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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