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One Book – One Lincoln – 2019 – Discussion Groups

one book one lincoln c450Discussion Opportunities – 2019

One of the main goals of One Book – One Lincoln is to encourage residents to read and openly discuss the same book. Talking about great literature with others often adds richness and depth to the experience of reading. We encourage you to join other members of the community in discussing the Top 3 Finalists for 2019. Everyone is welcome at all library-sponsored discussions; for most groups, there should be no need to pre-register.



We can provide a discussion leader for your group

So you want to have a One Book – One Lincoln discussion group, but you don’t have a discussion leader? This Spring, Summer and Fall, Lincoln City Libraries staff will be available to book groups, extension clubs, organizations and businesses interested in hosting a discussion group. For further information, call Lincoln City Libraries, 402-441-8592.


Book Club in a Bag!

BCinaBag-200Book Clubs and organizations now have the ability to check out several popular titles, including two sets of each of the three 2019 One Book – One Lincoln finalists, in a book club format. For each title, the Book Club in a Bag will contain 10 copies of that book as well as some starter discussion questions. Book Club in a Bag selections can be checked out for 8 weeks but with no renewals. You can find out what additional titles are available in the Book Club in a Bag program by searching in the library catalog under Subject: Book Club in a Bag.



Join us for one of our library-hosted Community Conversations!

Join us for a book discussion of one or more of the Top 3 Finalists for 2019, at several different locations in Lincoln throughout June and July. Discussions are currently planned at the following library locations:


Bennett Martin Public Library
136 S. 14th St.
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join other readers at Lincoln’s main library downtown this evening, for a discussion of The Great Believers.
This discussion takes the place of the monthly Let’s Get Books Together meeting this month!
[If you have questions, call 402-441-8530]

Bethany Branch Library
1810 N. Cotner Blvd.
Friday, July 19th, 2019, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Join other readers at this NE Lincoln branch library this morning, for a discussion of There There.
This discussion takes the place of the regular weekly Bethany BooksTalk gathering for this week.
[If you have questions, call 402-441-8550]

Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.
Sunday, July 28th, 2019, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Join other readers at this SE Lincoln branch library this afternoon, for a discussion of The Far Away Brothers.
[If you have questions, call 402-441-8560]


Library BooksTalk Groups

One Book – One Lincoln coordinator Katie M. presented two booktalks describing the Top Eleven finalists for the 2019 One Book – One Lincoln. An audio podcast of one of those talks is now available. Additional discussions of the the winning title will most likely be held at both BooksTalk locations when the Fall/Winter BooksTalks hosted series resume in September/October.

Click here to listen to an audio podcast recording of this Books Talk presentation!

Bethany Branch Library
1810 North Cotner Boulevard
Friday, May 10, 2019 – 10:30 a.m.

 


 Other Area Discussion Opportunities

Discussions of this year’s title will also be held at various Lincoln bookstores in June and July 2018. Locations are still finalizing their dates:

  • Francie & Finch Booksellers – 130 S. 13th St. — Date and Time T.B.A.
  • Indigo Bridge Books – 701 “P” St. #102 — Date and Time T.B.A.
  • A Novel Idea Bookstore – 118 N. 14th St. — Date and Time T.B.A.

Francie & Finch Bookshop
130 S. 13th St.
Date and Time — T.B.A.

Join other readers at the Francie & Finch Bookshop, downtown, for a librarian-led discussion of one or more of this year’s Top Three Finalists!
[if you have questions, call 402-781-0459 or visit the Francie & Finch Bookshop store’s web site]

indigo Bridge books & CafeIndigo Bridge Books
701 “P” St. #102
Date and Time — T.B.A.

Join other readers at the Indigo Bridge Books, downtown, for a librarian-led discussion of one or more of this year’s Top Three Finalists!
[if you have questions, call 402-477-7770 or visit the Indigo Bridge Books store’s web site]

A Novel Idea
118 N. 14th St.
Date and Time — T.B.A.

Join other readers at the A Novel Idea bookstore, downtown, for a librarian-led discussion of one or more of this year’s Top Three Finalists!
[if you have questions, call 402-475-8663 or visit the A Novel Idea web site]
[NOTE: This list of discussion opportunities may continue to grow as we hear from additional book discussion groups. If your private book group would be open to having guests for a One Book – One Lincoln discussion, please contact the Lincoln City Libraries at 402-441-8592 to let us know that we can list you on this page! Please revisit this page for updated information as One Book – One Lincoln – 2019 continues.]


Promotional Spots – Radio, TV, Outdoor Festivals

The One Book – One Lincoln finalists will be discussed by library staff on the following radio stations and dates:

NET Radio [91.1 FM]
All About Books
Date and Time — T.B.A.

All About Books host Pat Leach (also director of the Lincoln City Libraries), will undoubtedly discuss one of more of the 2019 One Book – One Lincoln finalists. Links to those podcast episodes will be posted here once available!

NET Radio [91.1 FM]
Friday Live
The Mill coffeehouse – 800 P St.
Date and Time: T.B.A.

Library representatives will likely appear on Friday Live later this Summer or Fall to talk about the 2019 One Book – One Lincoln.


Television — LNKTV / Channel 5 / 5 City TV

Watch for a One Book – One Lincoln discussion episode of City Focus, on the city’s cable-access channel LNKTV (formerly 5 City-TV), moderated by City Focus host Diane Gonzolas, and featuring One Book – One Lincoln coordinator Katie Murtha and a One Book Selection Committee member, probably in the Fall of 2019. The episode should be on Spectrum Cable Channel 5, On Demand, the LNKTV (5 City-TV) web site, on LNKTV’s YouTube channel, and will be embedded here on the One Book – One Lincoln pages, once it is available.



Outdoor Festivals

Library staff will make an appearance at the market booths at the following outdoor Lincoln events, answering questions about One Book – One Lincoln, the Summer Reading Programs for Children, Teens and Adults, and other library topics:


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Follow the Lincoln City Libraries’ general Twitter feed to see regular news announcements about One Book – One Lincoln events and discussions.

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Sign up to receive e-mail notices about all things One Book – One Lincoln, including announcements of new One Book winners, reminders about One Book programs and discussion opportunities, and updates about any changes to upcoming One Book – One Lincoln activities.


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See video versions of some of the past One Book – One Lincoln events and discussions.

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Don’t have a chance to join one of the official discussion groups, but still want to share your views on the Top Three finalists 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.


One Book – One Lincoln – 2019: Main Page | Finalists | Programs | Discussions | Additional Resources [in Sept.]


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.

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