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Counting down the days…

One Book - One LincolnThe countdown to the announcement of the Five Finalists for the 2009 One Book One Lincoln has begun!

The five finalists will be announced on June 15th, 2009, both in the Lincoln Journal Star newspaper, and on the libraries’ web site.

We’ll also send the information directly to everyone on the One Book One Lincoln e-mail list, so if you haven’t signed up to be on that mailing list, take the opportunity to do so now!

Just visit the One Book One Lincoln archive site, and click on the appropriate link!

One or more?

One Book - One LincolnAs we count down to the September 8th announcement of the official 2008 OBOL title, we’re curious — do you (as a reader) tend to read more than one of our annual finalists, or do you prefer to wait for the one selected title to be announced?

Do you prefer Fiction titles as a city-wide reading selection, or Non-Fiction?

Which of the finalists have you enjoyed the most?

One Book - One LincolnIt’s now been over a month since the five 2008 One Book — One Lincoln finalists were announced, and we’ve had a run on all five titles throughout the libraries. Obviously, folks are reading as many of the titles as they can get their hands on!

That’s great, but we want to hear from you, too. Of the titles on the finalists list that you’ve had a chance to sample, which has been your favorite? And why?

Let us know what you thought of the One Book committee’s selections. Good choices or bad? Did your suggestion make the final cut?

Preview Discussions 2008

One Book - One LincolnYou will be able to join members of the One Book — One Lincoln Selection Committee for preview discussions of the 2008 finalists, and how those titles were selected, at the following locations in July and August:

  • Bluestem Books – 137 S. 9th St., Saturday, July 26, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Lee Booksellers – Edgewood Shopping Center, Sunday, July 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • A Novel Idea Bookstore – 118 N. 14th St., Tuesday, July 29, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers – 50th and “O” St., Thursday, July 31, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Southpointe Pavilions Shopping Center, Sunday, August 3, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

‘Casting About Podcast – The Five Finalists 2008

A special episode of the library’s ‘Casting About podcast series was recently recorded, featuring staff members Lisa and Marcy and One Book – One Lincoln selection committee member Gloria Strope talking about this year’s five finalists and the whole process the committee goes through when selecting the finalist titles.

That episode is now available, and you can find it at — ‘Casting About Program 8, along with numerous other episodes of ‘Casting About (a weekly book review series), and recordings of recent booktalks.