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One Book – One Lincoln

2013’s Top Ten One Book – One Lincoln finalists!

One Book - One Lincolnharoldfry100We’ve now posted the list of the other seven titles that made up the Top Ten “One Book – One Lincoln” semi-finalists for 2013. You can click this link right here for the detailed descriptions on our web site, but here’s a list of just the titles:


  • “Hell or High Water” by Joy Castro
  • “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver
  • “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller
  • “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett
  • “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by Jan-Philippe Sendker
  • “The Story of Beautiful Girl” by Rachel Simon

Thank you to all the passionate readers who’ve been asking for this list of books!

Scott C. / BookGuide readers advisory site manager / One Book – One Lincoln site manager

And the 2013 winner is…

One Book - One Lincolnharoldfry100The 2013 selection for One Book – One Lincoln has been announced. The majority of the popular vote was for The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

You can find resources related to this year’s selection on our 2013 One Book – One Lincoln web site. Watch for additional programming and discussion opportunities coming soon!

Five Days and Counting…

One Book - One Lincolnobol2013animOne Book – One Lincoln fans…

It is only five days until the announcement of the selected title for 2013.

Tune in on Tuesday, September 3rd, via the libraries’ website, Facebook page, BookGuide readers advisory page, the One Book One Lincoln e-mail list and this One Book One Lincoln blog, as we reveal which of the three finalists for 2013 got the majority of your votes in our public voting during June and July.

Special programming built around the themes of this year’s selected title is being arranged right now; public discussion opportunities are being identified — library staff will be available to lead discussions for your own book group if you’re interested!

Watch for the big reveal this coming Tuesday!

2013 One Book – One Lincoln nominations now open!

One Book - One LincolnAfter a Fall/Winter filled with discussions and programming surrounding our 2012 One Book selection, Destiny of the Republic, we’re happy to announce that the nomination process has begun for the 2013 One Book – One Lincoln.

Interested readers are encouraged to visit the 2013 Nomination Form online (just click the link), or stop in at any Lincoln City Libraries location to fill out the nomination form on paper. Nominations will be accepted through March 1st, after which the list of nominated titles will be given to a selection committee, which will narrow down the list to three finalists, which will be announced in the Spring. The public will then be invited to vote on their favorite of the three finalists, and the winning title will be announced in the Fall.

Meanwhile, the 2012 One Book – One Lincoln isn’t quite done — there’s still one more event scheduled, at several different branch libraries in February: Troubled Times: 1860-1880 — Your Family History Connections. This genealogy workshop will be held at three locations on three consecutive Sundays in February. Seating is limited, so registration is required. Click the link above for more information!

And, as always, the archive of past One Book – One Lincoln information is available on the libraries’ web site. Click this link for the general One Book reference page!

And the 2012 One Book – One Lincoln selection is…

One Book - One LincolndestinyoftherepublicDestiny of the Republic by Candice Millard!

Readers in Lincoln cast their votes in June and July, and by an overwhelming majority, the title you all selected for this year’s One Book One Lincoln title was Millard’s engrossing look at the assassination of President James A. Garfield.

You can visit this year’s official One Book – One Lincoln website for resources related to this year’s selected title. The special programs for this year are still being finalized, and we’ll announce those on the libraries’ website, on Facebook, and via the One Book – One Lincoln e-mail list as soon as possible.