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Final 2011 One Book One Lincoln program announced!

One Book - One Lincolncuttingforstone2On 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!

First of the One Book 2011 special programs is announced!

One Book - One Lincolncuttingforstone2Our special programming is falling into place for this year’s One Book – One Lincoln themes. Here’s our first confirmed event:

Ethiopian Cuisine

Sunday, October 30th, 2011 – 2:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.

Experience the taste of Ethiopia!

Roy Ruei of Lincoln’s African Restaurant will share the flavors and culture of his home country, Ethiopia, the setting for much of the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln selection, Cutting for Stone.

Come learn about the ingredients, spices and traditions of Ethiopian food and enjoy samples of injera bread, meat, and vegetarian dishes!

Cutting for Stone discussed on City Focus episode

One Book - One LincolnLincoln librarians Layne, Lisa and Scott joined Diane Gonzales for an episode of City Focus on 5 City TV, to discuss Cutting for Stone. That episode is now airing on various days/times on the local Time Warner Cable, but it is also available as a YouTube clip, viewable here on the One Book One Lincoln blog:

And the official 2011 selection is…

One Book - One Lincolncuttingforstone2Cutting 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