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Category Archives: One Book – One Lincoln

Did you attend a preview discussion?

One Book - One LincolnSo…were you one of the interested readers who attended one of the five Preview Discussions in the past 10 days? If so, we’d love to hear from you — what did you think? Did you learn anything new about the One Book process that you weren’t aware of? What interested you the most?

One Book One Lincoln Preview Discussion Podcast

One Book - One LincolnAs part of the countdown to the revelation of this year’s single One Book — One Lincoln title on September 8th, a series of Preview Discussions are being held throughout the community. These meetings, held at bookstores in various parts of Lincoln, feature members of the One Book selection committee, discussing the process of narrowing down the list of suggested titles to the five finalists — the public has been invited to attend and ask questions.

We’ve been recording some of these Preview Discussions for release as Podcasts on the library’s website, and the first of them (a talk at the A Novel Idea used bookstore downtown) is now available:

One Book One Lincoln Preview at A Novel Idea (2008).

Which of the finalists have you enjoyed the most?

One Book - One LincolnIt’s now been over a month since the five 2008 One Book — One Lincoln finalists were announced, and we’ve had a run on all five titles throughout the libraries. Obviously, folks are reading as many of the titles as they can get their hands on!

That’s great, but we want to hear from you, too. Of the titles on the finalists list that you’ve had a chance to sample, which has been your favorite? And why?

Let us know what you thought of the One Book committee’s selections. Good choices or bad? Did your suggestion make the final cut?

Preview Discussions 2008

One Book - One LincolnYou will be able to join members of the One Book — One Lincoln Selection Committee for preview discussions of the 2008 finalists, and how those titles were selected, at the following locations in July and August:

  • Bluestem Books – 137 S. 9th St., Saturday, July 26, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Lee Booksellers – Edgewood Shopping Center, Sunday, July 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • A Novel Idea Bookstore – 118 N. 14th St., Tuesday, July 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers – 50th and “O” St., Thursday, July 31, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Southpointe Pavilions Shopping Center, Sunday, August 3, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

‘Casting About Podcast – The Five Finalists 2008

A special episode of the library’s ‘Casting About podcast series was recently recorded, featuring staff members Lisa and Marcy and One Book – One Lincoln selection committee member Gloria Strope talking about this year’s five finalists and the whole process the committee goes through when selecting the finalist titles.

That episode is now available, and you can find it at — ‘Casting About Program 8, along with numerous other episodes of ‘Casting About (a weekly book review series), and recordings of recent booktalks.