A short information pamphlet is now available for One Book – One Lincoln participants — stop in at any Lincoln City Libraries location to pick up one of these 6-page guides.
Part of that pamphlet is also available to be printed from the One Book – One Lincoln web site — our official discussion questions!
So, if you’re leading a discussion of Joe Starita’s I Am a Man with your private book group, or just want some talking points to use in your own contemplation of the book, stop by our Book Discussion Groups page for 2010 and click the link for our Official Discussion Questions!
Here are the opportunities you have to interact with One Book – One Lincoln in the next few days:
On Saturday, October 9th, after visiting the Farmer’s Market in the downtown Haymarket district, stop in at Indigo Bridge Books in the Creamery Building at 701 “P” St. for a book discussion of I Am a Man, led by one of our library staff members. The discussion group starts at 2:00 p.m. and should end around 3:00.
On Tuesday, October 12th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., you may join fellow readers for a library-led discussion of I Am a Man at the A Novel Idea used bookstore, 118 N. 14th St., also in downtown Lincoln.
Throughout September, a special episode of City Focus about One Book – One Lincoln aired on the city’s public-access channel 5. That episode is still on City 5 TV’s on-demand channel online. Click here to view (you’ll need RealPlayer installed on your computer).
A little further ahead:
The organizers of One Book – One Lincoln are pleased to announce that author Joe Starita will be giving a public talk about the research and writing of I Am a Man, and the issues that the book addresses, in the Rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol Building, on Sunday, November 7th, starting at 2:00 p.m. Starita will follow his presentation with a Q&A session, and will then sign copies of the book for anyone who brings theirs along or who purchases a copy from the Landmark Store gift shop in the Capitol’s lower level. This event is co-sponsored by The Lincoln City Libraries, The Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Center for the Book.
Fresh 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!
The 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:
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!