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I Am a Man - Book Discussion opportunity tonight!!

October 28, 2010 by sdc

One Book fans --

Tonight is the last of the scheduled "public" book discussions for 2010 for the One Book - One Lincoln selection, I Am a Man. If you are available and are interested in participating in a discussion of Joe Starita's book, you are encouraged to join fellow readers at:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers -- 5150 O St. -- 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Two book discussion groups have invited One Book fans to join them for discussions in early 2011. Check out the One Book - One Lincoln Discussion Groups page for more information regarding dates, times and locations.

If your private book group would like to have a librarian lead a discussion of I Am a Man, please don't hesitate to contact us. If your private group is willing to have other One Book fans join you for a discussion session, please let us know, with contact, location and timing information, so we can promote that opportunity on the One Book - One Lincoln site!

Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", I Am a Man, Joe Starita, book discussion, discussion group,
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New One Book program - Native American Read-In 2010

October 22, 2010 by sdc

One Book - One Lincoln fans --

A new One Book - One Lincoln event has been added to the One Book calendar with very short notice.  For those who are interested and available to attend, here's the information about the 2010 Native American Read-In:

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 to 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.

For those who can't attend -- we'll post information and/or links, once the Channel 5 City TV broadcast becomes available!

Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", I Am a Man, Joe Starita, Native American Read-In,
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One Book - One Lincoln activities - Oct 8-14

October 08, 2010 by sdc
Here are the opportunities you have to interact with One Book - One Lincoln in the next few days:

On Saturday, October 9th, after visiting the Farmer's Market in the downtown Haymarket district, stop in at Indigo Bridge Books in the Creamery Building at 701 "P" St. for a book discussion of I Am a Man, led by one of our library staff members. The discussion group starts at 2:00 p.m. and should end around 3:00.

On Tuesday, October 12th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., you may join fellow readers for a library-led discussion of I Am a Man at the A Novel Idea used bookstore, 118 N. 14th St., also in downtown Lincoln.

Throughout September, a special episode of City Focus about One Book - One Lincoln aired on the city's public-access channel 5. That episode is still on City 5 TV's on-demand channel online. Click here to view (you'll need RealPlayer installed on your computer).

A little further ahead:

The organizers of One Book - One Lincoln are pleased to announce that author Joe Starita will be giving a public talk about the research and writing of I Am a Man, and the issues that the book addresses, in the Rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol Building, on Sunday, November 7th, starting at 2:00 p.m. Starita will follow his presentation with a Q&A session, and will then sign copies of the book for anyone who brings theirs along or who purchases a copy from the Landmark Store gift shop in the Capitol's lower level. This event is co-sponsored by The Lincoln City Libraries, The Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Center for the Book.

Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", book discussions, Indigo Bridge Books, A Novel Idea Bookstore, I Am a Man, Joe Starita,
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One Book One Lincoln activities - Sep 13-20

September 13, 2010 by sdc

Fresh on the heels of the announcement of I Am a Man as this year's One Book - One Lincoln title, here are your first opportunities to engage in public activities associated with Joe Starita's book. Ironically, they're opposite each other on the same day and time!

The first Discussion Group opportunity will be the Gere BooksTalk session on Monday, September 20th, from 2:30 to 4:00. This is at the Gere Branch library (56th & Normal) and is a regular book group that meets each Monday to enjoy book presentations by a variety of library staff members and volunteers. This week, come hear about I Am a Man and share your opinions about the topics and themes of the book with fellow readers.

On the same day, Monday, September 20th, 2010, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Nebraska State Museum, Mary Kathryn Nagle will give a dramatic presentation about Chief Standing Bear's historic speech to the court in 1879 that pleaded for justice for the Ponca tribe. This presentation will be in the museum's auditorium. Click here for full information on a promotional flyer.

Let us know what you think of these and other upcoming One Book events and activities!

Tagged in: OBOL, "One Book One Lincoln", I Am a Man, Joe Starita, Mary Kathryn Nagle,
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And the winner is...

September 13, 2010 by sdc
The winning title for the 2010 One Book - One Lincoln, as voted on by you, the readers, is...

Joe Starita's I Am a Man, a historical narrative about Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Indian tribe, and his historic journey to achieve justice for his people in the late 1800s.

You can check out the 2010 One Book - One Lincoln site, with background information about Starita, the book, and the topics covered within the book, at the following URL:

Discussion groups and special programming are still being finalized -- watch this Blog, the libraries' web site, and the libraries' Facebook and Twitter feeds to stay up-to-date on all One Book - One Lincoln developments!

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