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One Book – One Lincoln – 2016 – Programs

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BeingMortal-a-250Several special programs will be held at various public libraries and other locations throughout July, August and September 2016, tied in to the themes and subjects of Being Mortal (or the other finalist titles for this year). All programs have been finalized as we announce this year’s title — but keep watching this web site for any possible updates. Or follow us on the One Book One Lincoln Facebook page, Twitter, the One Book – One Lincoln e-mail list or the One Book One Lincoln Blog for the latest updates about special programming and discussion opportunities.

One Book – One Lincoln – 2016 Events

  • Tabitha Green House Homes Tour [Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (15 minute tours)] [*reservations required]
  • Author Visit with Chigozie Obioma [Sunday, September 18, 2016 – 2:00 p.m.]
  • Hospice Care [Sunday, September 25, 2016 – 2:00 p.m.]

Also check our Discussion Groups page for additional public One Book – One Lincoln-related events! All events are free and open to the public, and we encourage you to attend!


2016 ONE BOOK – ONE LINCOLN Programs


TabithalogoTabitha Green House® Home Tour

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tabitha Green Houses
Elizabeth House

501 S. 47th St.  RSVPs will be required for this program. — 15 minute tours of a Green House® are available anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Contact 402-441-8500 to reserve your space.

Tour a Tabitha Green House® home where seniors flourish in a restriction-free environment that breaks the mold of traditional nursing care. See how residents become part of a family and can be fully themselves, with the freedom to direct their own care and lifestyle—including meal times, social activities, relaxation and more.

Click here to see more information about Green Houses on our Resource page.



Fisherman-aAuthor Visit with Chigozie Obioma

Sunday, September 18, 2016 – 2:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library – Main Reading Room
136 S. 14th St.

Chigozie Obioma, Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, presents his novel The Fishermen. The Fishermen has won numerous literary awards, including Finalist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and Winner of the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Debut Literary Work. The Fisherman is one of the One Book – One Lincoln top three finalists for 2016.

Click here to see more information about The Fishermen on our 2016 Finalists page.



HoriSunLogo-250Hospice Care

Sunday, September 25, 2016 – 2:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Dr. Bob Bleicher, Medical Director of HoriSun Hospice, discusses the services provided by hospice care. Learn about the benefits of palliative care that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness with the goal of improving the quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Click here for more information and hospice and palliative care on our 2016 Resources page.



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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.


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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.