It is now January 17th, and only two weeks remain for you to submit your nominations for books to be considered for the 2020 One Book – One Lincoln. Deadline for submitting recommendations is January 31st. You can fill out paper nomination forms at each library location, however we also remind you that you can submit nominations for One Book – One Lincoln year-round via our online form at: https://lincolnlibraries.org/…/one-book-one-lincoln-nomina…/
Nominations are currently being accepted for titles to be considered in 2020. We’ve received over 150 nominations for more than 125 individual titles already, and we look forward to seeing what titles YOU would recommend!
What was your favorite read in the past year?
Katie presents the top eleven nominees considered for selection as finalists for the 2019 One Book – One Lincoln community reading program.
One Book – One Lincoln fans,
Today is your final chance to cast your vote for your favorite among the three 2018 One Book – One Lincoln finalists! Voting ends at midnight, tonight, July 31st, and the winning title will be announced on Labor Day.
This year’s finalists are: Beartown by Fredrik Backman, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.
You can vote four different ways:
1. Traditional paper ballots at each library location
2. The online voting form, accessible at the 2018 Finalists Page
3. On Facebook — while logged into Facebook, visit the One Book – One Lincoln Facebook page, look for the three posts (one per title) describing this year’s finalists — click “Like” or “Love” on the post(s) for the title(s) you wish to vote for.
4. On Twitter — while logged into your Twitter account, post a tweet using one of these 3 hashtags: #obol2018beartown, #obol2018killers or #obol2018little, depending on which title you wish to vote for.
Thanks for participating in One Book – One Lincoln once again, and watch for updates about our scheduled programming, tied into all three finalist books, coming soon!
And just a reminder — if you’re a member of a book group, and would like to have one of our library staff come and lead your discussion of any of this year’s finalist titles, you can contact us at the info at the bottom of the 2018 Finalists Page as well!
P.S.: Also a reminder — you can nominate titles for future “One Book” consideration year-round, via our online One Book – One Lincoln Nomination Form. If you’ve read a good “new” book, please consider nominating it for next year!
This weekend features two of this year’s One Book – One Lincoln special programming events!
First, on Friday evening (November 7th), from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., visit the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown after our normal closing time, to participate in the First Friday Art Walk, and take in a One Book – One Lincoln display of lighthouse-themed artwork by artists from the Lincoln community! Artwork will officially be unveiled to the public this evening, and then will remain on display throughout the month of November at the downtown library, for your ongoing enjoyment. But…by joining us during the First Friday Art Walk, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and talk to some of the artists whose works are in the show!
Second, on Sunday afternoon (November 9th), starting at 2:00 p.m., at the Walt Branch Library (6301 S. 14th St.), join the members of the Lincoln and Lancaster County Genealogical Society for a look at the difficulties of tracking personal history years after the fact. What if Tom and Isabel had kept Lucy and she had only found out the truth many years later — what sources could she have used to track down her real personal history? For genealogy fans and One Book – One Lincoln fans alike!
We hope to see several of you this weekend at one of the One Book – One Lincoln special events! Don’t forget – at each public event, a signed copy of M.L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans will be given away to one lucky attendee! You can also fill out our online drawing form for one additional chance at a signed copy of this year’s book! (One online entry per person)
You can find two new One Book – One Lincoln recordings available online for you to hear more about this year’s book and related events.
From the One Book programming committee, Layne and Scott appeared on NET Radio’s “Friday Live” on September 12th. That “Friday Live” episode is available on the NET web site as a full-episode podcast. Listen to the whole thing if you’re interested in arts activities in the area, or zip ahead to the 49:40 mark to listen to the One Book – One Lincoln section.
Also, Layne, Marcy, Scott and Lisa, from the libraries, joined host Diane Gonzolas for an episode of 5 City-TV’s “City Focus” all about this year’s One Book – One Lincoln. The episode will be airing on 5 City-TV on Time Warner Cable’s channel 5, but is also available on the 5 City-TV web site and on YouTube. We’ve also embedded the YouTube version on this year’s One Book – One Lincoln web site [ click here for the page ] — so you have numerous viewing options. This episode runs just under 30 minutes.
Finally, your first opportunity to join in a public discussion of The Light Between Oceans takes place tomorrow (Monday September 15th) at the Gere Branch Library at 2:30 p.m. Join the members of the Gere BooksTalk group, who will be lead in a discussion of this year’s One Book title by Layne P. Come share your thoughts on this extremely popular novel! If you can’t join us, then watch for additional upcoming discussion opportunities. If you are a member of a book group, and would like to have the libraries provide a discussion leader for a group discussion of The Light Between Oceans, call us at 402-441-8503 to make that request.
http://lincoln.ne.gov/aspx/city/vod.aspx?vod=City%20Focus/One%20Book%20One%20Lincoln.mov [This year’s One Book discussion in a small window on the 5 City-TV site] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f9cxT4e9lo [This year’s One Book discussion on YouTube] http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/mayor/cic/5citytv/guides/guide-5.htm [Schedule of airings on Time Warner Channel 5 – use keyword search on this page for “One Book”]