Several special programs will be held at various public libraries and other locations throughout September, October and November 2013, tied in to the themes and subjects of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Programs and events are still being finalized as we announce this year’s title — keep watching this web site for further details. Or follow us on the One Book One Lincoln Facebook page, Twitter, the One Book One Lincoln e-mail list or the One Book One Lincoln Blog for the latest updates about special programming.
Official One Book – One Lincoln Events
Also check our Discussion Groups page for additional public One Book – One Lincoln-related events! All events are free and open to the public, and we encourage you to attend!
OFFICIAL LIBRARY-SPONSORED ONE BOOK EVENTS
Walk in Wyuka [ See a set of photos from this event! ]
Sunday, October 13 2013, 2:00 p.m.
3600 “O” St.
Take a literary pilgrimage by joining Lincoln historian Ed Zimmer on a walking tour, as he guides you to various graves and points of interest in Lincoln’s largest and oldest cemetery — with a focus on individuals with a literary significance in Lincoln’s history — authors, editors, publishers, etc.
Participants should meet at the Chapel to begin this walk!
A Little Grief Support for Harold Fry [ See the Neighborhood Extra article on this event! ]
Wednesday, November 6 2013, 5:30 p.m.
4720 Randolph St.
Layne Pierce, programming coordinator for the 2013 One Book – One Lincoln committee, will talk briefly about the book, and members of the Tabitha Hospice Team will interview him in character as Harold Fry, and talk in general about grief support.
Tea & Talk [ See a set of photos from this event! ]
Sunday, November 17 2013, 2:00 p.m.
700 S. 16th St.
Tea-master Mike Paronto will present information about Tea, English Teatime, and conduct a tea ceremony. Roger Cognard, professor at Nebraska Wesleyan and frequent traveler in England will talk about hiking and traveling in England.
Seating for this event is limited. Reservations are required. Call Kathy J. at 402-441-8503, Monday – Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Walk the Road of Discovery:
Taking the Journey Back Home
Sunday, December 8 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.
This open meeting of the Lincoln Lancaster Genealogical Society will discuss the Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and how it mirrors the journey of genealogical exploration that helps us understand our present through the lens of our familial past.
RELATED COMMUNITY EVENTS
Lincoln Volkssport Club 5 & 10 Kilometer Volksmarch
Saturday, October 26 2013, Start any time between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. — Off the course by 1:00 p.m.
3600 “O” St.
Join the Lincoln chapter of the American Volkssport Association for their annual October Volksmarch, starting in Lincoln’s historic Wyuka Cemetery. The trail will be through Wyuka and the surrounding neighborhood. The trail is mostly on paved or cobblestoned roads. This trail is suitable for wagons, wheelchairs and strollers with some difficulty.
Set yourself a walking goal! The walk is designed to be 5K or 10K, however feel free to cover whatever distance you desire. Wyuka’s Autumn foliage should be in full color, so feel free to roam, take in your surroundings, and let your mind wander, much like Harold Fry on his walking journey across England.
[ Print out the informational brochure for this walk ] (no longer available)
THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY — ONLINE — ALL THE TIME
Lincoln City Libraries on Twitter
Follow the Lincoln City Libraries’ general Twitter feed to see regular news announcements about One Book – One Lincoln events and discussions.
Lincoln City Libraries on YouTube
See video versions of some of the One Book – One Lincoln events and discussions.
The One Book – One Lincoln Blog
Don’t have a chance to join one of the official discussion groups, but still want to share your views on Cutting for Stone or this year’s special programs? Visit our One Book — One Lincoln Blog, where you can leave comments in response to regularly posted topics and/or questions.
Discussion Forum on LibraryThing
A discussion forum for One Book — One Lincoln-related topics has also been set up on LibraryThing — feel free to join up there and post your comments about the book, the programs, etc.