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One Book – One Lincoln – 2019 – Programs


one book one lincoln c4502019 Programs & Events

Several special programs will be held at various locations in the Fall of 2019, tied in to the themes and subjects of the Top Three Finalists. Programs have been finalized and are listed on this page — keep watching this web site for potential 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.


Native American Storytelling at Vision Maker Media
Sunday, September 29th, 2019, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.

Shirley Sneve discusses her role at Vision Maker Media, a nonprofit organization that works with Native producers to develop, produce, and distribute educational telecommunications programs. Vision Maker Media supports training to increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives producing quality public broadcasting programs.

English Language Learners at Lincoln Public Schools
Sunday, October 6th, 2019, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

Lincoln Public Schools serve students and their families that represent approximately 150 different countries and 125 different languages. Learn how they support the educational and emotional needs of these English Language Learners.

AIDS Hands phote: HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Then and Now
Sunday, October 13th, 2019, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Bennett Martin Public Library – 4th Floor Auditorium
136 S. 14th St.

The Nebraska AIDS Project hosts a panel discussion on the impact of HIV/AIDS from the 1980s through today. Learn how living with HIV has changed over 30 years, and the effect it had on our nation and Lincoln.

The Far Away Brothers cover image + Nebraska Appleseed logoThe Immigration Game and Discussion
Sunday, October 27th, 2019, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Eiseley Branch Library
1530 Superior St.

Join us to play the immigration board game! Come experience how the current immigration system works in an interactive activity followed by group discussion and conversation facilitated by Nebraska Appleseed.

Author Visit With Lauren Markham
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Lincoln High School – Auditorium
2229 J St.
402-441-8592 [One Book Coordinator for Lincoln City Libraries]

Join Lauren Markham as she discusses her 2019 One Book – One Lincoln winning title, The Far Away Brothers. Learn about her research regarding immigration and her writing process. Copies will be available for purchase and the author will be present for book signing afterwards.



[see the Discussion Groups page to see if there are still upcoming public discussion opportunities]


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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.

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One Book – One Lincoln – 2019: Main Page | Finalists | Programs | Discussions | Additional Resources

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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.