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What has been your favorite One Book finalist in the past?

One Book - One LincolnWe’re only about two months away from the announcement of the five 2010 One Book One Lincoln finalists! The committee has narrowed the list to 40 titles, and the five finalists should be announced in June. While we’re waiting, here’s a question for all of you:

Of the 40 past OBOL finalists (available as a booklist on BookGuide), which has been your all-time favorite?

Deadline looming for 2010 One Book One Lincoln nominations!

One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln fans…

Don’t forget to nominate your favorite titles for consideration for the 2010 One Book – One Lincoln. Nominations are being taken on paper forms at all Lincoln City Libraries locations, or via our One Book – One Lincoln nomination form, below. Deadline for nominations is February 2nd, 2010!

We’ve received quite a few good suggestions so far, but we’d still like to hear from you. What do you think all of Lincoln should be reading and discussing in 2010?

One Book – One Lincoln nomination form [no longer available]

Another new 2009 One Book One Lincoln podcast available!

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookAnother of this past year’s One Book One Lincoln special programs is now available as an audio podcast on the libraries’ web site:

The Crossroads of a Journey: All Roads Lead to Sarajevo

Special guests Patrice McMahon, of the UNL Political Science Department, and Don Bryant, retired Associate Director of Athletics for the University of Nebraska, talk about their experiences in Sarajevo.

New 2009 One Book One Lincoln podcast available!

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookAnother of this year’s One Book One Lincoln special programs is now available as an audio podcast on the libraries’ web site:

An Interfaith Journey Towards Peace: A Discussion

This was a panel discussion about the conflicts and cooperation between peoples of different faiths that was exemplified by the characters in People of the Book. Recorded in October, this discussion’s panelists included Sarah Kelen, Zainab Al-Baaj, Claudia Koziol, and the late Reverend Otis Young, who passed away just this past week.

People of the Book: Discussion Question #9

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookDiscussion Question #9: There is an amazing array of “people of the book” — both base and noble — whose lifetimes span some remarkable periods in human history. Who is your favorite and why?

Please feel free to respond to this in the One Book One Lincoln Blog on the library’s web site, or on the One Book One Lincoln Facebook fan page.

[Note: This is the final Discussion Question from the reading guide to People of the Book. Would you like to see additional questions posted to the Blog or to the Facebook feed for One Book One Lincoln?]