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One Book – One Lincoln

One Book – One Lincoln activities: Sep 13-20 2010

One Book - One LincolniamamanFresh on the heels of the announcement of I Am a Man as this year’s One Book – One Lincoln title, here are your first opportunities to engage in public activities associated with Joe Starita’s book. Ironically, they’re opposite each other on the same day and time!

The first Discussion Group opportunity will be the Gere BooksTalk session on Monday, September 20th, from 2:30 to 4:00. This is at the Gere Branch library (56th & Normal) and is a regular book group that meets each Monday to enjoy book presentations by a variety of library staff members and volunteers. This week, come hear about I Am a Man and share your opinions about the topics and themes of the book with fellow readers.

On the same day, Monday, September 20th, 2010, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Nebraska State Museum, Mary Kathryn Nagle will give a dramatic presentation about Chief Standing Bear’s historic speech to the court in 1879 that pleaded for justice for the Ponca tribe. This presentation will be in the museum’s auditorium. Click here for full information on a promotional flyer.

Let us know what you think of these and other upcoming One Book events and activities!

And the winner is…

One Book - One LincolniamamanThe winning title for the 2010 One Book – One Lincoln, as voted on by you, the readers, is…

Joe Starita’s I Am a Man, a historical narrative about Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Indian tribe, and his historic journey to achieve justice for his people in the late 1800s.

You can check out the 2010 One Book – One Lincoln site, with background information about Starita, the book, and the topics covered within the book, at the following URL:

https://lincolnlibraries.org/depts/bookguide/obol/obol2010/front.htm [link currently inactive]

Discussion groups and special programming are still being finalized — watch this Blog, the libraries’ web site, and the libraries’ Facebook and Twitter feeds to stay up-to-date on all One Book – One Lincoln developments!

One Book – One Lincoln 2010 announcement coming soon!

One Book - One LincolnIt’s less than two weeks until the announcement of which of the five finalists has been selected as the One Book One Lincoln title for 2010. Watch for the winning title to be revealed on September 13th, on the libraries’ web site, the One Book One Lincoln e-mail list and blog, Facebook and through the local media.

Which will it be…?

Top Twelve One Book nominees for 2010

One Book - One LincolnVoting for the 2010 One Book One Lincoln title has officially ended.

However, for readers looking for even more good titles to track down, our One Book One Lincoln finalists page has now been updated to include the Top Twelve nominees for 2010.

Check ’em out!

The Days Dwindle Down

One Book - One LincolnThe deadline for voting for your favorite for the 2010 One Book – One Lincoln is nearly up…you’ve got four more days to cast your vote for the titles you’d like to see us base special programming events and discussion groups around. Turn in your vote online or at your local library by the end of the day on July 31st.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for more good reading suggestions, just wait until Monday, August 2nd — we’ll announce the other 7 titles that made it into the 2010 “Top Twelve”!