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One Book – One Lincoln

People of the Book: Discussion Question #9

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookDiscussion Question #9: There is an amazing array of “people of the book” — both base and noble — whose lifetimes span some remarkable periods in human history. Who is your favorite and why?

Please feel free to respond to this in the One Book One Lincoln Blog on the library’s web site, or on the One Book One Lincoln Facebook fan page.

[Note: This is the final Discussion Question from the reading guide to People of the Book. Would you like to see additional questions posted to the Blog or to the Facebook feed for One Book One Lincoln?]

Third One Book 2009 video now available online

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookFor those who were unable to attend the following Special Program associated with the 2009 One Book One Lincoln, a video recording is now available via the Lincoln City Libraries YouTube channel. The program is broken up into several segments, so make sure you follow through to all parts if you wish to enjoy the entire program.

The following program is the latest one available from our 2009 special events:

An Interfaith Journey Towards Peace: A Discussion“, presented by Timothy Schaffert, Director of the Nebraska Summer Writers’ Conference. See it on YouTube.

The Sarajevo Haggadah was treasured and protected by many people as it passed through generations. The people of this book were of many faiths, but each risked their own life and called upon their own faith, as they sought to ensure the safety of this holy book. Please join us for an opportunity to meet people of other faiths and traditions as we explore the three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Islam and Christianity) represented in People of the Book. Panel members, Dr.Sarah Kelen, Assistant Professor of English, Nebraska Wesleyan University; Zainab Al-Baaj, MENA Hope Coordinator, Lincoln Good Neighbor Center; Claudia Koziol, Development and Communications Director, Project Interfaith, Omaha, Nebraska and Reverend Dr. Otis Young, senior minister emeritus, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln will join moderator Reverend Jamie Norwich McLennan, Associate Pastor, First United Methodist Church, to talk about matters of spirituality, history and tradition as observed by each faith and share their personal experiences. They will also discuss the relationships these religions have had over the centuries and ask the audience to join in discussing the present day search for peace and cooperation among all faiths.

Watch for more One Book One Lincoln video programming coming in the near future…

People of the Book: Discussion Question #8

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookDiscussion Question #8: How did Hanna change after discovering the truth about her father? Would the person she was before her mother’s accident have realized that she loved Ozren? Or risked the dangers involved in returning the codex?

Please feel free to respond to this in the One Book One Lincoln Blog on the library’s web site, or on the One Book One Lincoln Facebook fan page.

People of the Book: Discussion Question #7

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookDiscussion Question #7: Was Hanna being fair to suspect only Amitai of the theft? Do you think charges should have been pressed against the culprits?

Please feel free to respond to this in the One Book One Lincoln Blog on the library’s web site, or on the One Book One Lincoln Facebook fan pag

Two of this year’s programs now available for online viewing!

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookFor those who were unable to attend the following Special Programs or Events associated with the 2009 One Book One Lincoln, video recordings are now available via the Lincoln City Libraries YouTube channel. Each program is broken up into several segments, so make sure you follow through to all parts if you wish to enjoy the entire program(s).

The programs available as video files (so far) for 2009 are:

The Journey of the Writer: Reality and the Imagination“, presented by Timothy Schaffert, Director of the Nebraska Summer Writers’ Conference.

and “Book Arts: The Journey of an Artist’s Heart“, presented by Karen Kunc, Cather Professor of Art and Art History at UNL.

Watch for more One Book One Lincoln video programming coming in the near future…