- Wednesday, 21 January 2009 11:26
Nominations for the 2009 One Book One Lincoln selection are being accepted through February 20. You can submit your recommendations in person on a nomination form at any Lincoln City Libraries branch location, or visit the online form on the library website.
Let us know what you think Lincoln would enjoy reading and discussing in 2009.
And feel free to share your suggestions here on the OBOL Blog — we can get some casual discussions of the merits of various books started already!
Scott C. / BookGuide site manager
- Thursday, 11 December 2008 11:23
Another one of this year’s One Book One Lincoln programs has now been released as an audio podcast on the library’s web site:
Jim McKee’s talk, Buried in Books: The Amazing Library of Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick from Sunday, October 12th, 2008, is 79 minutes long.
Give it a listen and leave your comments here, if you’d like!
- Thursday, 13 November 2008 11:21
Throughout October 2008, 5 City TV aired a 30-minute program in which various Lincoln City Libraries staff discussed this year’s selected title, The Thirteenth Tale, with host Diane Gonzales. That episode has now been made available via 5 City TV‘s “On Demand” service.
If you missed it originally, or would like to see it again, click the following link to watch this episode:
One Book One Lincoln 2008 Discussion on 5 City TV
- Wednesday, 29 October 2008 11:07
With the presentations “A Haunting at Olin Hall” and “The Stories We Tell: Did That Really Happen?” in the past 5 days, all special programming associated with the 2008 One Book One Lincoln community reading event has concluded. There’s still one more public book discussion opportunity — Eastridge Presbyterian Church’s regular book group will be discussing The Thirteenth Tale on Monday, November 24th at 7:00 p.m. at 1135 Eastridge Dr. — visitors are welcome. If you would like a library staff member to lead a discussion of The Thirteenth Tale for your private/public book group, business, or social organization, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 441-8562 to make arrangements. Book Club in a Bag sets of 10 copies of this year’s selection are available for check-out to groups wanting to sample The Thirteenth Tale.
Meanwhile, we’ve still got recordings of some of the special programming events that are being polished up and posted on-line. Here’s what has recently become available to you:
It Was a Dark and Stormy Read
This presentation by UN-L’s Professor Laura Mooneyham-White, on the history and traditions of the Gothic Novel in literature, is available as a two-part audio podcast on the library’s Podcasts page.
Buried in Books: The Amazing Library of Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick
This presentation, by Lincoln historian and book lover Jim McKee (and made possible in part by the Nebraska Humanities Council), was about a noted Lincoln college professor whose obsession with books led to more than one home filled floor to ceiling with his collection. This talk was videotaped and is now available as a series of 12 YouTube files on the library’s web site, starting with Part 1.
…and there’s more to come!
Finally, if you participated in One Book One Lincoln in any way in 2008, and you haven’t already filled out one of our feedback forms in paper format, we encourage you to stop by our Feedback Page to let us know what you thought of this year’s book and programming events.
Thanks for taking part! We encourage you to continue to visit the 2008 One Book One Lincoln web pages, archived on the library’s BookGuide web site — the interactive portions of this year’s OBOL web site will remain active, including our Story Starters page and the One Book One Lincoln Blog, where you can always respond to discussion topics related to this year’s book selection.
Scott C. / One Book – One Lincoln web site manager
- Wednesday, 22 October 2008 11:04
As we near the end of the officially scheduled events of the 2008 One Book One Lincoln, we’re curious — did you attend any of our Special Programs? If so, which…and did you enjoy it or find it worthwhile? If not, what kind of special program might have inspired you to attend?
Your One Book feedback is always appreciated!