On Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 So. 14th Street, Lincoln, Neb., a panel of medical professionals from Lincoln will share their experience volunteering in medical mission projects abroad, including Africa, Haiti, and Mexico. Learn about the challenges and rewards of providing care in other cultures, and reflections on the ethics and practice of international aid.
The 2011 One Book – One Lincoln selection, Cutting for Stone, is set in large part in a mission hospital located in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. Missing Hospital, as it is known to locals, is staffed primarily by “ferengi” or foreigners: doctors and nurses from Britain and India and support staff from the neighboring region of Eritrea. Abraham Verghese’s novel is set against political unrest and the theme of belonging.
Program panelists include Dr. Yvonne Davenport, MD (Ob-Gyn) and 2011 One Book-One Lincoln selection committee member; Elizabeth Jacobs-Fitzgerald, RNC-OB, BSN; Karen McGivney-Liechti, CNM, MSN; and Jearlyn Schumacher, CNM
This event is free and open to the public. Because of the subject matter of this program, some material may not be suitable for young children.
Come join us for this final 2011 One Book – One Lincoln program!
Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese.
Thank you to all of the readers, book groups and other interested parties for your continuing support of One Book – One Lincoln! We are pleased to let you know which of the three finalists you, the readers of Lincoln, voted to be the selected title for this, our tenth year of this community reading project.
You can visit the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln web page on the libraries’ web site, for information about the book and author, and a preliminary list of discussion opportunities. Special events and programming are still being finalized and will be announced via the One Book e-mail list and Facebook, as well as the libraries’ web site.
Thanks, and good reading!
Scott C. / One Book – One Lincoln organizing committee
Today is July 21st, which means you’ve only got ten more days to cast your vote for the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln selection!
You can find all the information about the three 2011 finalists, as well as the voting form, on this year’s Finalists Page.
Please share your opinions about this year’s books and help us to select the book around which special programs and events will be built this fall!
One Book – One Lincoln fans —
You’ve still got today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) to submit your nominations for titles to be considered for the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln citywide reading program.
Visit the online 2011 nomination form [no longer active], or stop at your local library to fill out a paper nomination form. The list of nominated titles will go to a selection committee, who will narrow the list to 5 finalists, which will be announced later in the Spring. The public will once again be asked to vote to select which of those five finalists will be the ultimate selection for this 10th year of One Book – One Lincoln!