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Help us pick the October 2011 Just Desserts author!

July 21, 2011 by sdc
Our October 2011 Just Desserts selection will be our first experiment of picking an author with numerous titles, for whom the library doesn't have the minimum 8-to-10 copies of any single specific individual title to meet our group's needs. Instead, we'll pick the author, then Just Desserts members will be encouraged to read ANY of that author's works, and we'll discuss them ALL as a group, rather than everyone reading the same exact title.

Here's your assignment before the July 28th Just Desserts meeting: Please look at the following list of three possible authors for October, and click the link below to express your preference of which of the three authors you'd like to see us pick. You may only select one of these three authors under consideration:

Charles Todd -- his Ian Rutledge series, set in post-WWI England, featuring a Scotland Yard detective suffering from PTSD and haunted by the ghost of a soldier whose death he's responsible for.

Louise Penny -- her Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series, is set in Quebec and its environs in modern day.

Suzanne Arruda -- her Jade del Cameron series is set in the 1920s in Africa, and features a strong female protagonist.

Click this link to cast your vote for which of these authors you'd like to use in October!

Thanks, and enjoy voting! The voting form will remain active through the end of the day on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011.


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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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Final three Just Desserts titles selected for 2010

June 10, 2010 by sdc

Mystery fans -- the titles for discussion at the August, September and October 2010 Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group meetings have now been posted on the libraries' BookGuide site.

In August, we'll be reading one of James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux mysteries set in New Orleans -- Purple Cane Road.

In September, we'll sample the first in the madcap humorous mystery series featuring the Spellman family -- The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz.

And for our final gathering of the year in October, we'll read and discuss one of Sue Grafton's classic Alphabet Mystery series, featuring Kinsey Milhone -- M is for Malice, considering one of the best in the series.

If you're a mystery fan who hasn't joined us for previous gatherings, please consider reading one of these titles and coming to discuss it with fellow mystery readers. You'll find all the information about dates and times at the Just Desserts section of our Book Groups page:

http://www.lincolnlibraries.org/depts/bookguide/bookgroups.htm#justdesserts



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This week's One Book One Lincoln activities for you to participate in

October 13, 2008 by sdc

One Book One Lincoln fans,

Here are the opportunities for you to participate in this year's One Book One Lincoln during the next week-or-so (October 13th through 20th):

Tuesday, October 14th -- 7:00 p.m. -- Book Discussion: The Mill (College View)
Discuss the book with fellow readers at 4736 Prescott Ave!

Wednesday, October 15th -- 1:00 p.m. -- Book Discussion: Sunrise Coffee Co.
Discuss the book with fellow readers at the Piedmont Shops!

Wednesday, October 15th -- 7:00 p.m. -- Book Discussion: A Novel Idea
Discuss the book with fellow readers at this downtown used bookstore!

Thursday, October 16th -- 6:30 p.m. -- Book Discussion: Savannah Pines Adult Community
Discuss the book with fellow readers at this senior living center at 3900 Pine Lake Rd.!

Sunday, October 19th -- 2:00 p.m. -- Anderson Branch -- Special Program: Tales From the Topiary!
Winds whisper through trees and flowers bloom in gardens to brighten lives of heroines and villains alike in many of the classic gothic tales we love. Gardens shelter lovers and provide hidden solitude for sobs of sorrow. Gardens such as these play an important role in the telling of "The Thirteenth Tale." Please join us for a brief film visit to a great Yorkshire garden and a look at some fantastic topiary creations from gardens in England and the U.S. Then enjoy a delightful demonstration in the art of topiary, given by special guest, Gene Gage, owner of Papa Geno's Herb Garden in Martell, Nebraska. His wonderful rosemary herb topiary creations will be available for sale after the program with all proceeds going to benefit the Lincoln City Libraries.

Monday, October 20th -- 2:30 p.m. -- Book Discussion: The Cup
Discuss the book with fellow readers at this cafe at 643 S. 25th St.!

Monday, October 20th-- 6:30 p.m. -- Eiseley Branch -- Special Program: Nightmare on Superior St.
Get ready to get scared…. No….. I mean really SCARED!!!! The best of the best of ghost stories told under the dark night sky. Teens of all ages are welcome to share the scare. "The Thirteenth Tale" is filled with hints of ghosts and hauntings and many of our favorite scary stories are based in traditional gothic tales. Tellers from Lincoln LIPS (Lincolnites Involved in Perpetuating Storytelling) and Omaha OOPS (Omaha Organization for the Purpose of Storytelling) guarantee shivers and screams. You will check under the bed when you get home……if you get home!

Don't forget -- you can participate in One Book One Lincoln online 24 hours a day. Visit the One Book Blog and leave your own comments in response to discussion topics related to The Thirteenth Tale. Or visit the Storystarters page, where a collection of b&w photos and lines from the book are waiting to inspire you to create your own short stories or autobiographical tales to share with fellow readers!

Check out the official One Book One Lincoln web site for full details, plus additional future scheduling information.

Scott C. / One Book One Lincoln web site manager



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Take part in One Book One Lincoln this week!

October 06, 2008 by sdc

One Book One Lincoln fans,

Here are the opportunities for you to participate in this year's One Book One Lincoln during the next week-or-so (October 6th through 13th):

Monday, October 6th -- 6:30 p.m. -- Book Discussion in a Garden: Hazel Abel Park
Join other readers in Lincoln's historic Hazel Abel Park at 18th & "E" St. for an evening discussion of The Thirteenth Tale. You are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket, and even a picnic supper if you'd like! Garden book discussions will not be held if there is rain on that date.

Tuesday, October 7th -- Noon-1 p.m. -- Book Discussion: Courtyard Book Chat
Meredith, the curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, will lead a brown-bag-lunch discussion of The Thirteenth Tale in the open central courtyard at the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown. Stop in with your lunch and enjoy a stimulating book discussion!

Wednesday, October 8th -- 7:00 p.m. -- Book Discussion: Southpointe Barnes & Noble
Discuss the book with fellow readers!

Monday, October 6th -- 6:30 p.m. -- Book Discussion in a Garden: Maxwell Arboretum and Garden Gazebo
Join other readers at UNL's East Campus arboretum for an evening discussion of The Thirteenth Tale. Feel free to tour the fall flowers in the Maxwell Arboretum, then join us for a book discussion in the Garden Gazebo (across Holdrege St. from Valentinos at approximately 35th street). You are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket, and even a picnic supper if you'd like! Garden book discussions will not be held if there is rain on that date.

Sunday, October 12th -- 2:00 p.m. -- Gere Branch -- Special Program: Buried in Books!
Jim McKee, Lincoln resident, historian and a lover of books, will share the story of Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick, longtime resident of Bethany, and a bibliomaniac. Fitzpatrick, a college professor, lived out the end of his life existing entirely in his kitchen, while the rest of the property was packed floor to ceiling with books. For some it is not enough to hear the stories or read the stories. They must own the very books that haunt their lives. What secrets do their worlds hold for us? What tales do the pages of their lives and collections have to tell? A discussion of The Thirteenth Tale will be held after this program.

Check out the official One Book One Lincoln web site for full details, plus additional future scheduling information.

Scott C. / One Book One Lincoln web site manager



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