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One Book – One Lincoln

Countdown to the 2010 announcement

One Book - One LincolnWe’re at eleven days and counting until the announcement of the Five Finalists for the 2010 One Book – One Lincoln!

Even though the libraries will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31st, you can still join in the One Book celebration by attending the public announcement at The Mill in the Haymarket (8th & “P”), at 10:00 a.m. that morning. Be one of the first to find out what five titles will be vying for the city-wide community reading project’s focus this year.

And…for the first time, the public will be invited to vote on which of the Five Finalists they’d like to see as the selected title for 2010. Watch for your voting opportunities soon after the titles have been announced!

What will the Five Finalists be? Will one of your suggestions make the list? Stay tuned to find out more!

What has been your favorite One Book finalist in the past?

One Book - One LincolnWe’re only about two months away from the announcement of the five 2010 One Book One Lincoln finalists! The committee has narrowed the list to 40 titles, and the five finalists should be announced in June. While we’re waiting, here’s a question for all of you:

Of the 40 past OBOL finalists (available as a booklist on BookGuide), which has been your all-time favorite?

Deadline looming for 2010 One Book One Lincoln nominations!

One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln fans…

Don’t forget to nominate your favorite titles for consideration for the 2010 One Book – One Lincoln. Nominations are being taken on paper forms at all Lincoln City Libraries locations, or via our One Book – One Lincoln nomination form, below. Deadline for nominations is February 2nd, 2010!

We’ve received quite a few good suggestions so far, but we’d still like to hear from you. What do you think all of Lincoln should be reading and discussing in 2010?

One Book – One Lincoln nomination form [no longer available]

Another new 2009 One Book One Lincoln podcast available!

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookAnother of this past year’s One Book One Lincoln special programs is now available as an audio podcast on the libraries’ web site:

The Crossroads of a Journey: All Roads Lead to Sarajevo

Special guests Patrice McMahon, of the UNL Political Science Department, and Don Bryant, retired Associate Director of Athletics for the University of Nebraska, talk about their experiences in Sarajevo.

New 2009 One Book One Lincoln podcast available!

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookAnother of this year’s One Book One Lincoln special programs is now available as an audio podcast on the libraries’ web site:

An Interfaith Journey Towards Peace: A Discussion

This was a panel discussion about the conflicts and cooperation between peoples of different faiths that was exemplified by the characters in People of the Book. Recorded in October, this discussion’s panelists included Sarah Kelen, Zainab Al-Baaj, Claudia Koziol, and the late Reverend Otis Young, who passed away just this past week.