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One Book – One Lincoln – 2017 – Programs

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Several special programs will be held at various locations in the Fall of 2017, tied in to the themes and subjects of the Top Three Finalists. Programs are still being finalized and will be announced on this page as details become available — keep watching this web site for updates. 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 and discussion opportunities.


The Holocaust’s Legacy
Sunday, September 10, 2017; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th Street

Dr. Steve Wees, on behalf of Omaha’s Institute for Holocaust Education, discusses his experience growing up as the son of a Holocaust survivor. Learn how the trauma from that event impacted the lives of the next generation.

Harlem Renaissance
Sunday, September 17, 2017; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S 14th Street

Join Lincoln’s Queen of Jazz and Blues, Annette Murrell, as she interprets performers and songs from 1920’s Harlem.

Fine Dining ala Metropol
Thursday, September 21, 2017; 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S 14th Street

Ajai Ammachathram, Assistant Professor of Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management – UNL, discusses the experience that is fine dining.  Learn the art of pairing wine and food, and the role a maitre’d plays in ensuring superb service.  (Note: No wine is served.)

Life Outside the Metropol: The Soviet Union in the Early 20th Century
Sunday, November 5, 2017; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th Street

Count Rostov’s house arrest in 1922 left him looking out the Metropol’s windows as Russian society underwent rapid changes. Dr. Marcelline Hutton, a Russian scholar, educator and author, specializing in Russian history of the 1920s and 1930s, explains the political, economic, and cultural forces impacting Russian life in the Lenin and Stalin eras.


Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
Sunday, July 16; 2:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior Street

A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
Sunday, July 23; 2:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S 14th Street

Moonglow, by Michael Chabon
Sunday, July 30; 2:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S 56th Street

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One Book – One Lincoln – 2017: Main Page | Finalists | Programs | Discussions | Additional Resources

One Book – One Lincoln is a community reading program sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries. The program encourages all adults in Lincoln and Lancaster County to read and discuss the same book at the same time. The goal of the program is to encourage reading and dialogue by creating a community wide reading and discussion experience.