One Book – One Lincoln fans…
It is only five days until the announcement of the selected title for 2013.
Tune in on Tuesday, September 3rd, via the libraries’ website, Facebook page, BookGuide readers advisory page, the One Book One Lincoln e-mail list and this One Book One Lincoln blog, as we reveal which of the three finalists for 2013 got the majority of your votes in our public voting during June and July.
Special programming built around the themes of this year’s selected title is being arranged right now; public discussion opportunities are being identified — library staff will be available to lead discussions for your own book group if you’re interested!
Watch for the big reveal this coming Tuesday!
After a Fall/Winter filled with discussions and programming surrounding our 2012 One Book selection, Destiny of the Republic, we’re happy to announce that the nomination process has begun for the 2013 One Book – One Lincoln.
Interested readers are encouraged to visit the 2013 Nomination Form online (just click the link), or stop in at any Lincoln City Libraries location to fill out the nomination form on paper. Nominations will be accepted through March 1st, after which the list of nominated titles will be given to a selection committee, which will narrow down the list to three finalists, which will be announced in the Spring. The public will then be invited to vote on their favorite of the three finalists, and the winning title will be announced in the Fall.
Meanwhile, the 2012 One Book – One Lincoln isn’t quite done — there’s still one more event scheduled, at several different branch libraries in February: Troubled Times: 1860-1880 — Your Family History Connections. This genealogy workshop will be held at three locations on three consecutive Sundays in February. Seating is limited, so registration is required. Click the link above for more information!
And, as always, the archive of past One Book – One Lincoln information is available on the libraries’ web site. Click this link for the general One Book reference page!
Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard!
Readers in Lincoln cast their votes in June and July, and by an overwhelming majority, the title you all selected for this year’s One Book One Lincoln title was Millard’s engrossing look at the assassination of President James A. Garfield.
You can visit this year’s official One Book – One Lincoln website for resources related to this year’s selected title. The special programs for this year are still being finalized, and we’ll announce those on the libraries’ website, on Facebook, and via the One Book – One Lincoln e-mail list as soon as possible.
Just a reminder — there are now only ten days left to cast your vote for this year’s One Book – One Lincoln final selection. Your last day to vote is July 31st.
Click here to jump straight to the voting form [no longer active]
Click here to read more about this year’s three finalists
Just a reminder, to those who may not have heard through other channels, that the voting for the 2012 One Book One Lincoln title has been extended from June 30th to July 31st, 2012
Many readers contacted the libraries, to say they wished they had more time to read all three finalists before voting. We heard you…how does an additional month sound?
Vote for your favorite by July 31st at the 2012 Finalists Page.