One 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:
Sunday, October 13 2013, 2:00 p.m.
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!
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]
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.
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!
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!