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Programs and Events

This list of special programs and events is available on this web page and as a handout at all Lincoln City Libraries. All events are free and open to the public, and we encourage you to attend!



Schedule of Programs and Events:

Candice Millard's book is a detailed snapshot of a time and place in American history. In an environment of heated political disagreements, a violent act by a madman causes a nation to rally around a fallen leader, while the maneuverings of physicians and scientists to provide aid reveals how little we sometimes known about the world of medicine. This year's special programs touch on many of the intriguing themes from Destiny of the Republic. We hope you'll considering attending one or more of the following events.

All events are free and open to the public, and we encourage you to attend!



Is There a Doctor in the House?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:00 PM
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 2:00 PM
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

In 1881, just a little more than a century ago, the year of President James A. Garfield's assassination, the average, lucky person had minimum contact with doctors and hospitals -- and barbers obligingly pulled teeth and could set broken bones. Susan Lawrence, Professor of History, UN-L, specializes in the history of medicine and will explore this time period in medical history when myth, misdiagnosis and misinformation proved fatal to the President.



Criminal Insanity: What You Don't Know - Madness, Murder and Motivation

Friday, November 27, 2012, 7:00 PM
Nebraska Wesleyan University - Callan Conference Center in the Smith-Curtis Administration Building
5000 St. Paul Ave.

Sunday, December 2, 2012, 2:00 PM
Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior St.

A panel of experts in the fields of mental health law and clinical psychology will join Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly in a discussion to understand the historical, social and psychological aspects of this complex legal defense.



First Friday Art Walk and Historical Political Cartoon Exhibit Opening

Friday, December 7, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th St.

"Campaigns & Cartoons: The Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion," a traveling exhibit on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis, Indiana, will open for viewing during the December 7th First Friday Art Walk from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Bennett Martin Library, 1st floor. This exhibit of thirty-six original sketches and published political cartoons focuses on an era when the political cartoon held a unique position in the political process. It examines the evolution of the art form, the lives of the artists and even symbols such as the donkey and elephant.



Campaigns and Cartoons Exhibit - Gallery Talk

Sunday, December 16, 2102, 2:00 PM
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th St.

Neal Obermeyer, Nebraska editorial cartoonist, and contributor to the Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha Reader and San Diego Reader, will host a guided talk through the political cartoon exhibit on display at Bennett Martin Library from December 7th 2012 through January 25th 2013. He will provide commentary and analysis on both historical and current political cartooning. The exhibit, entitled, "Campaigns & Cartoons: The Role of Caricature in Political Persuasion," is on loan from the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis, Indiana.



Destiny of the Republic - trade paperback cover imageThe Characters Speak: Dramatic Excerpts from Candice Millard's Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

Monday, January 14, 2013, both 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Lincoln Community Playhouse
2500 S. 56th St.

In collaboration with the UNL- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the OLLI RadioActive Players and the Lincoln Community Playhouse, Lincoln City Libraries will offer two performances of dramatic readings in which the life and times of President James A. Garfield are portrayed.



Troubled Times: 1860-1880 -- Your Family History Connections

Sunday, February 10, 2013, workshop events starting at 1:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.

Sunday, February 17, 2013, workshop events starting at 1:30 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior St.

Sunday, February 24, 2013, workshop events starting at 1:30 p.m.
South Branch Library
2675 South St.

Join experienced genealogists to search for your ancestors and how they may have been affected by the Civil War.

Lincoln City Libraries and the Lincoln-Lancaster County Genealogical Society are offering workshops for all skill levels. Use library provided computers, or bring your own Web capable device. Pre-registration is required and there are a limited number of seats available! Call Kathy at 402-441-8503 (Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to register. [Walt: 10 library stations, 12 for attendees with their own wifi web devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones); Eiseley: 12 library stations, 12 for attendees with their own wifi web devices; South: 6 library stations, 6 for attendees with their own wifi web devices.]

  • 1:30 p.m. Making Sense of the Census: Heritage Quest and Ancestry.com
  • 1:50 p.m. Branching Out: A-Z Database; Historical Maps, Timelines & Newspapers
  • 2:30 p.m. Fill in Your Story: Civil War Resources
  • 2:30-4:00 p.m Personal Research with a Genealogist


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See video versions of some of the 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.

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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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