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One Book – One Lincoln – 2016 – Discussion Groups

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BeingMortal-a-250One 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 Being Mortal during July and August. Everyone is welcome; for most groups, there will be no need to pre-register.

2016 Discussion Questions

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 Spring, Summer and Fall, 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, 402-441-8503.

Book Club in a Bag!

BCinaBag-200Book Clubs and organizations now have the ability to check out several popular titles, including two sets of each of the three 2016 One Book – One Lincoln finalists, in a book club format. For each title, the Book Club in a Bag will contain 10 copies of that book as well as some starter discussion questions. Book Club in a Bag selections can be checked out for 8 weeks but with no renewals. You can find out what additional titles are available in the Book Club in a Bag program by searching in the library catalog under Subject: Book Club in a Bag.



Join us for one of our Community Conversations!

HealthyLincolnLogo-250Join us for a book discussion of Being Mortal, at several different locations in Lincoln throughout July and August, facilitated by Bob Rauner, MD, MPH, or another community physician arranged by the Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln. Discussions are currently planned at the following library or elder care locations:

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.
Sunday, July 24, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.

Join other readers at this SW Lincoln library this evening, for a discussion of Being Mortal, facilitated by Bob Bleicher, MD, HoriSun Hospice, sponsored by Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln!
[If you have questions, call 402-441-8560]

Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.

Sunday, July 31, 2016 – 2:00 p.m.

Join other readers at this SW Lincoln library this afternoon, for a discussion of Being Mortal, facilitated by Kyle Haefele, MD, Lincoln Family Medicine Center, sponsored by Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln!
[If you have questions, call 402-441-4460]

Tabitha Elder Care Services
4720 Randolph St. — The LifeQuest Room

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – 7:00 p.m.

Join other readers at Tabitha this evening, for a panel discussion of Being Mortal, facilitated by staff from Tabitha Elder Care Services!
[If you have questions, call 402-486-8520]

Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior St.
Monday, August 15, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.

Join other readers at this NW Lincoln library this evening, for a discussion of Being Mortal, facilitated by George Hansen, MD, Autumn Ridge Family Medicine, sponsored by Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln!
[If you have questions, call 402-441-4250]

Anderson Branch Library
3635 Touzalin Ave.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

Join other readers at the NE library this evening, for a discussion of Being Mortal, facilitated by Bob Rauner, MD, MPH, sponsored by Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln!
[If you have questions, call 402-441-8540]

Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th St., 4th floor auditorium
Sunday, August 28, 2016 – 2:00 p.m.

Join other readers at this downtown library this afternoon, for a discussion of Being Mortal, facilitated by Bob Bleicher, MD, HoriSun Hospice, sponsored by Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln!
[If you have questions, call 402-441-8530]


Library BooksTalk Groups

Join one of the Lincoln City Libraries’ two weekly book groups for a discussion of Being Mortal this Fall!

Bethany Branch Library
1810 North Cotner Boulevard
Friday, September 9, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

Join one of the Lincoln City Libraries’ librarians for a discussion of Being Mortal as part of Bethany Branch Library’s weekly Fall Books Talk series.
[If you have questions, call 402-441-8550]

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.
Monday, September 12, 2016 – 2:30 p.m.

Join one of the Lincoln City Libraries’ librarians for a discussion of Being Mortal as part of Gere Branch Library’s weekly Fall BooksTalk series.
[If you have questions, call 402-441-8560]


Other Area Discussion Opportunities

Discussions of this year’s title will also be held at various Lincoln bookstores during June through September. Some locations are still finalizing their dates:

  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers – 50th and “O” St. — Wednesday, July 13th, 9:45 a.m.
  • A Novel Idea Bookstore – 118 N. 14th St — Wednesday, July 20th, 7:00 p.m.
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Southpointe Pavilions Shopping Center — Date and Time t.b.a.
  • The University Bookstore – Lower Level Nebraska Union — Date and Time t.b.a.
  • Indigo Bridge Bookstore, 701 P St., Haymarket. — Date and Time t.b.a.

Barnes & Noble
5150 “O” St.
Wednesday, July 13th, 9:45 a.m.

Join other readers this evening at the Barnes & Noble bookstore, on “O” St., for a discussion of this year’s selected title! Group meets at the back of the store in the Music section.
[if you have questions, call 402-466-7122 or visit the 5150 “O” St. Barnes & Noble store’s web site]

A Novel Idea
118 N. 14th St.
Wednesday, July 20th, 7:00 p.m.

Join other readers this evening at the A Novel Idea bookstore, downtown, for a librarian-led discussion of this year’s selected title!
[if you have questions, call 402-475-8663 or visit the A Novel Idea web site]

Barnes & Noble
2910 Pine Lake Rd.
Wednesday, August 17th, 7:00 p.m.

Join other readers this evening at the Barnes & Noble bookstore, at Southpointe, for a discussion of this year’s selected title!
[if you have questions, call 402-421-7979 or visit the 2910 Pine Lake Rd. Barnes & Noble store’s web site]

Indigo Bridge
701 “P” St. #102
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Join other readers this evening at the Indigo Bridge bookstore, in the Haymarket, for a discussion of this year’s selected title!
[if you have questions, call 402-477-7770 or visit the Indigo Bridge web site]

University of Nebraska Bookstore — Lower Level
14th & “R” St.
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Join other readers this evening at the University of Nebraska Bookstore, in the downtown Student Union, for a discussion of this year’s selected title!
[if you have questions, call 402-472-7300 or visit the University Bookstore web site] [NOTE: This list of discussion opportunities may continue to grow as we hear from additional book discussion groups. If your private book group would be open to having guests for a One Book – One Lincoln discussion, please contact the Lincoln City Libraries at 402-441-8503 to let us know that we can list you on this page! Please revisit this page for updated information as One Book – One Lincoln – 2016 continues.]


Promotional Spots – Radio, TV, Jazz in June

The One Book – One Lincoln finalists will be discussed by library staff on the following radio stations and dates:

NET Radio [91.1 FM]
Friday Live
The Mill coffeehouse – 800 P St.
Friday, May 27th: 9:00 a.m. [ Audio-on-Demand from NET — One Book – One Lincoln section is from 50:00 to 54:05 ]

Library director Pat Leach and Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries director Gail McNair appeared on Friday Live to talk about this year’s One Book – One Lincoln.


KFOR [1240 AM]
Answers on Aging
Saturday, July 16, 2016: 9:30 a.m.

Katie M., coordinator of the 2016 One Book – One Lincoln, talks with host Jennifer Knecht about the One Book – One Lincoln program, and specifically about the Tabita Green House Tour scheduled for July 19th.


Television — Channel 5 / 5 City TV

Watch the discussion (embedded below) of Being Mortal, taped the first week of August 2016, moderated by City Focus host Diane Gonzolas, and featuring David Smith (chairman of the One Book selection committee), Katie Munger (coordinator of One Book – One Lincoln in 2016), and Bob Rauner, MD MPH (director of the Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln). This will air on Time Warner Cable Channel 5, On Demand, the 5 City-TV web site, on 5 City-TV’s YouTube channel and will be available here on the One Book – One Lincoln pages.


One Book One Lincoln on 5 City TV’s City Focus program:



Library staff will also be at the market booths at the following outdoor Lincoln events, answering questions about One Book – One Lincoln, the Summer Reading Programs for Children, Teens and Adults, and other library topics:

  • Jazz in June, Tuesday, June 7, 5:00 – 8:45 p.m.
  • Jazz in June, Tuesday, June 14, 5:00 – 8:45 p.m.
  • Jazz in June, Tuesday, June 21, 5:00 – 8:45 p.m.
  • Jazz in June, Tuesday, June 28, 5:00 – 8:45 p.m.

BEING MORTAL — ONLINE — ALL THE TIME

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Sign up to receive e-mail notices about all things One Book – One Lincoln, including announcements of new One Book winners, reminders about One Book programs and discussion opportunities, and updates about any changes to upcoming One Book – One Lincoln activities.


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See video versions of some of the past One Book – One Lincoln events and discussions.

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Don’t have a chance to join one of the official discussion groups, but still want to share your views on Being Mortal 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.


One Book – One Lincoln – 2016: Main Page | Finalists | Programs | Discussions | Additional Resources


One Book – One Lincoln is a community reading program sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries. The program encourages all adults in Lincoln and Lancaster County to read and discuss the same book at the same time. The goal of the program is to encourage reading and dialogue by creating a community wide reading and discussion experience.

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