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One Book – One Lincoln

First of the One Book 2011 special programs is announced!

One Book - One Lincolncuttingforstone2Our special programming is falling into place for this year’s One Book – One Lincoln themes. Here’s our first confirmed event:

Ethiopian Cuisine

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 – 2:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.

Experience the taste of Ethiopia!

Roy Ruei of Lincoln’s African Restaurant will share the flavors and culture of his home country, Ethiopia, the setting for much of the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln selection, Cutting for Stone.

Come learn about the ingredients, spices and traditions of Ethiopian food and enjoy samples of injera bread, meat, and vegetarian dishes!

Cutting for Stone discussed on City Focus episode

One Book - One LincolnLincoln librarians Layne, Lisa and Scott joined Diane Gonzales for an episode of City Focus on 5 City TV, to discuss Cutting for Stone. That episode is now airing on various days/times on the local Time Warner Cable, but it is also available as a YouTube clip, viewable here on the One Book One Lincoln blog:

And the official 2011 selection is…

One Book - One Lincolncuttingforstone2Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese.

Thank you to all of the readers, book groups and other interested parties for your continuing support of One Book – One Lincoln! We are pleased to let you know which of the three finalists you, the readers of Lincoln, voted to be the selected title for this, our tenth year of this community reading project.

You can visit the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln web page on the libraries’ web site, for information about the book and author, and a preliminary list of discussion opportunities. Special events and programming are still being finalized and will be announced via the One Book e-mail list and Facebook, as well as the libraries’ web site.

Thanks, and good reading!

Scott C. / One Book – One Lincoln organizing committee

Only ten days left to vote on the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln selection!

One Book - One LincolnToday is July 21st, which means you’ve only got ten more days to cast your vote for the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln selection!

You can find all the information about the three 2011 finalists, as well as the voting form, on this year’s Finalists Page.

Please share your opinions about this year’s books and help us to select the book around which special programs and events will be built this fall!

Final two days to nominate for the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln!

One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln fans —

You’ve still got today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) to submit your nominations for titles to be considered for the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln citywide reading program.

Visit the online 2011 nomination form [no longer active], or stop at your local library to fill out a paper nomination form. The list of nominated titles will go to a selection committee, who will narrow the list to 5 finalists, which will be announced later in the Spring. The public will once again be asked to vote to select which of those five finalists will be the ultimate selection for this 10th year of One Book – One Lincoln!