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One Book – One Lincoln events this weekend!

One Book - One Lincolnharoldfry100One Book – One Lincoln fans…

We hope you’ve enjoyed (or are enjoying) reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, the book your votes helped to pick as this year’s One Book – One Lincoln winning title!

The next few days offer you two opportunities to actively engage with other fans of OBOL:


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Walk in Wyuka

Sunday, October 13 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Wyuka Cemetery
3600 “O” St.

Take a literary pilgrimage by joining Lincoln historian Ed Zimmer on a walking tour, as he guides you to various graves and points of interest in Lincoln’s largest and oldest cemetery — with a focus on individuals with a literary significance in Lincoln’s history — authors, editors, publishers, etc.

Participants should meet at the Chapel to begin this walk!

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One Book – One Lincoln: Community Book Discussion
Walt Branch Library

6701 S. 14th St.
Monday, October 14 2013 – 2:00 p.m.
[if you have questions, call 402-441-4460]

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All the other special programs are posted on the One Book – One Lincoln programs page for this year — check it out for full details. One specific note — If you wish to take part in the Tea & Talk event at The Ferguson House on Sunday, November 17th, reservations are needed for that event due to the limited seating. Information on making reservations is available on the events page.

Scott C.
One Book – One Lincoln web site manager / One Book – One Lincoln e-mail group manager

P.S.: If you’re on Facebook and have any interest in attending any of this year’s special programs or discussion opportunities, we encourage you to log onto Facebook, visit the “events” pages for either One Book – One Lincoln or the Lincoln City Libraries, and click the “Join” button for any of our events. Marking your plans to attend helps us to promote the events to a broader circle of potential One Book fans!

2013’s Top Ten One Book – One Lincoln finalists!

One Book - One Lincolnharoldfry100We’ve now posted the list of the other seven titles that made up the Top Ten “One Book – One Lincoln” semi-finalists for 2013. You can click this link right here for the detailed descriptions on our web site, but here’s a list of just the titles:


  • “Hell or High Water” by Joy Castro
  • “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver
  • “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller
  • “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett
  • “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by Jan-Philippe Sendker
  • “The Story of Beautiful Girl” by Rachel Simon

Thank you to all the passionate readers who’ve been asking for this list of books!

Scott C. / BookGuide readers advisory site manager / One Book – One Lincoln site manager

And the 2013 winner is…

One Book - One Lincolnharoldfry100The 2013 selection for One Book – One Lincoln has been announced. The majority of the popular vote was for The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.

You can find resources related to this year’s selection on our 2013 One Book – One Lincoln web site. Watch for additional programming and discussion opportunities coming soon!

Five Days and Counting…

One Book - One Lincolnobol2013animOne Book – One Lincoln fans…

It is only five days until the announcement of the selected title for 2013.

Tune in on Tuesday, September 3rd, via the libraries’ website, Facebook page, BookGuide readers advisory page, the One Book One Lincoln e-mail list and this One Book One Lincoln blog, as we reveal which of the three finalists for 2013 got the majority of your votes in our public voting during June and July.

Special programming built around the themes of this year’s selected title is being arranged right now; public discussion opportunities are being identified — library staff will be available to lead discussions for your own book group if you’re interested!

Watch for the big reveal this coming Tuesday!

2013 One Book – One Lincoln nominations now open!

One Book - One LincolnAfter a Fall/Winter filled with discussions and programming surrounding our 2012 One Book selection, Destiny of the Republic, we’re happy to announce that the nomination process has begun for the 2013 One Book – One Lincoln.

Interested readers are encouraged to visit the 2013 Nomination Form online (just click the link), or stop in at any Lincoln City Libraries location to fill out the nomination form on paper. Nominations will be accepted through March 1st, after which the list of nominated titles will be given to a selection committee, which will narrow down the list to three finalists, which will be announced in the Spring. The public will then be invited to vote on their favorite of the three finalists, and the winning title will be announced in the Fall.

Meanwhile, the 2012 One Book – One Lincoln isn’t quite done — there’s still one more event scheduled, at several different branch libraries in February: Troubled Times: 1860-1880 — Your Family History Connections. This genealogy workshop will be held at three locations on three consecutive Sundays in February. Seating is limited, so registration is required. Click the link above for more information!

And, as always, the archive of past One Book – One Lincoln information is available on the libraries’ web site. Click this link for the general One Book reference page!