New One Book One Lincoln podcasts!
One Book One Lincoln fans —
Two new podcasts are available from the libraries’ Podcasts page, both dealing with this year’s One Book One Lincoln process!
‘Casting About, Program 46 features Lisa discussing the One Book One Lincoln selection process with OBOL selection committee members M.J. Humphrey and Jerry Sellentin. This episode is approximately 16 minutes long.
‘Casting About, Program 47 features Lisa, Pat, Vicki and Marcy discussing the five One Book One Lincoln 2009 finalists.
Visit the Podcasts page to listen to each recording individually, or to sign up to receive library podcasts through your RSS feeds!
Two weeks to go!
There are only two more weeks to go until the winning title for the 2009 One Book One Lincoln will be announced, both in the Lincoln Journal Star newspaper and here on the libraries’ web site.
In the meantime, we’re curious to hear — how many of the top 12 finalists have you read this summer?
Did you have any favorites, or least favorites? Why?
Let us know what you think about this year’s crop of OBOL titles!
Remainder of Top 12 announced (2009)!
Hello to all the One Book One Lincoln fans following our One Book Blog!
Preview discussions have been held at three area bookstores, where members of the One Book committee have discussed the process by which the hundreds of public One Book recommendations were whittled down to the Top 12 choices.
The top 5 Finalists were previously announced, both in the newspaper and through the libraries. However, there’s been enough interest expressed in the remainder of the Top 12 that the other seven titles are now being shared. You can find them on our 2009 One Book Finalists page, hotlinked into our catalog. Just click through on that link.
Enjoy…and keep reading all of the finalists. The winner will be announced on August 31st.
The 2009 One Book One Lincoln finalists are announced
Greetings to everyone on the One Book — One Lincoln e-mail list!
The five finalists for this year’s One Book community reading project were announced this morning in the Lincoln Journal Star newspaper and on the libraries’ web site. Click this link to jump to the page describing the five titles [currently not functional]. From among these five, the one book that will be used as the actual One Book — One Lincoln selection (upon which special programs and book discussions will be built) will be announced later this Fall.
Extra copies of all of the titles, including Book-on-CD editions, have been added to the collection to meet the demand. You’ll also find Book Club in a Bag copies, so if you’re part of a Book Discussion Group, you can get these titles in sets of 10 for group discussions.
In addition to this blog, where questions and discussion topics related to the five finalists will be posted regularly throughout the summer…(help us get some back-and-forth discussions going early!)…you can also sign up for the One Book — One Lincoln e-mail list for regular updates as well. Also, if you’re on the social networking site Facebook, you can become a fan of the One Book — One Lincoln Facebook group, too!
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Only Ten More Days!
Only ten more days until 2009’s top five finalists are announced!
In the meantime, here’s a discussion question for you:
Of the previous 7 years of One Book One Lincoln selections, which was your favorite? And why?
We look forward to seeing your comments!