Finalists announced for 2012!
The finalists for the 2012 One Book – One Lincoln community reading program have been announced!
Top Three 2012 One Book – One Lincoln finalists to be announced May 28th
The One Book – One Lincoln
selection committee is in the final stages of narrowing down the list of nominated titles.
Join us at The Mill in the Haymarket
for a Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries
-hosted event on May 28th, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Three “One Book” Finalists for 2012 will be announced at 10:30 a.m.!
Final 2011 One Book One Lincoln program announced!
On Sunday, December 11, 2011, at 2:00 p.m., at Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 So. 14th Street, Lincoln, Neb., a panel of medical professionals from Lincoln will share their experience volunteering in medical mission projects abroad, including Africa, Haiti, and Mexico. Learn about the challenges and rewards of providing care in other cultures, and reflections on the ethics and practice of international aid.
The 2011 One Book – One Lincoln selection, Cutting for Stone, is set in large part in a mission hospital located in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. Missing Hospital, as it is known to locals, is staffed primarily by “ferengi” or foreigners: doctors and nurses from Britain and India and support staff from the neighboring region of Eritrea. Abraham Verghese’s novel is set against political unrest and the theme of belonging.
Program panelists include Dr. Yvonne Davenport, MD (Ob-Gyn) and 2011 One Book-One Lincoln selection committee member; Elizabeth Jacobs-Fitzgerald, RNC-OB, BSN; Karen McGivney-Liechti, CNM, MSN; and Jearlyn Schumacher, CNM
This event is free and open to the public. Because of the subject matter of this program, some material may not be suitable for young children.
Come join us for this final 2011 One Book – One Lincoln program!
First of the One Book 2011 special programs is announced!
Our special programming is falling into place for this year’s One Book – One Lincoln themes. Here’s our first confirmed event:
Sunday, October 30th, 2011 – 2:00 p.m.
Walt Branch Library
6701 S. 14th St.
Experience the taste of Ethiopia!
Roy Ruei of Lincoln’s African Restaurant will share the flavors and culture of his home country, Ethiopia, the setting for much of the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln selection, Cutting for Stone.
Come learn about the ingredients, spices and traditions of Ethiopian food and enjoy samples of injera bread, meat, and vegetarian dishes!