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And the official 2011 selection is…

One Book - One Lincolncuttingforstone2Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese.

Thank you to all of the readers, book groups and other interested parties for your continuing support of One Book – One Lincoln! We are pleased to let you know which of the three finalists you, the readers of Lincoln, voted to be the selected title for this, our tenth year of this community reading project.

You can visit the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln web page on the libraries’ web site, for information about the book and author, and a preliminary list of discussion opportunities. Special events and programming are still being finalized and will be announced via the One Book e-mail list and Facebook, as well as the libraries’ web site.

Thanks, and good reading!

Scott C. / One Book – One Lincoln organizing committee

Only ten days left to vote on the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln selection!

One Book - One LincolnToday is July 21st, which means you’ve only got ten more days to cast your vote for the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln selection!

You can find all the information about the three 2011 finalists, as well as the voting form, on this year’s Finalists Page.

Please share your opinions about this year’s books and help us to select the book around which special programs and events will be built this fall!

Final two days to nominate for the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln!

One Book - One LincolnOne Book – One Lincoln fans —

You’ve still got today and tomorrow (Thursday and Friday) to submit your nominations for titles to be considered for the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln citywide reading program.

Visit the online 2011 nomination form [no longer active], or stop at your local library to fill out a paper nomination form. The list of nominated titles will go to a selection committee, who will narrow the list to 5 finalists, which will be announced later in the Spring. The public will once again be asked to vote to select which of those five finalists will be the ultimate selection for this 10th year of One Book – One Lincoln!

Nominations now open for 2011 One Book – One Lincoln

One Book - One LincolnGood afternoon to all the subscribers to the One Book – One Lincoln Blog!

The nomination form for the 2011 One Book – One Lincoln went live on the Lincoln City Libraries site this morning. Visit the front page of the LCL web site and click on the link in the nomination blurb, or click this link [no longer active] to be taken directly to the nomination form.

Nominations will be taken through February 11th, after which the list of nominated titles will be turned over to a selection committee, who will narrow the list down to five finalists. Just like in 2010, the five finalists will be announced later in the year and the general reading public will be allowed to vote on the book they’d like to see as the final selection.

But the process starts now…visit the One Book nomination form and make your suggestions now! This is the 10th anniversary for One Book – One Lincoln — let’s make it a special one!!

Scott C. / One Book site manager

Final 2010 One Book – One Lincoln program is tonight!

One Book - One LincolniamamanJust a reminder to those who are interested in participating in One Book One Lincoln programming — the final public event of the 2010 One Book season is tonight:

Native American Law After Standing Bear

Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Gere Branch Library
2400 S. 56th St.

John Snowdensnowden, Professor Emeritus at the UNL Law College, will discuss the history of Native American law from the period after Standing Bear’s trial to today. A Lincoln City Libraries staff representative will provide some background on the Standing Bear story and the One Book experience. Professor Snowden’s presentation will last approximately 20-25 minutes, followed by questions from the audience.

Professor Snowden is an authority on Native American law from the mid-19th century to the present and has taught courses on the subject. Note that the program will not be an examination of the Standing Bear trial, but more of a look at how Native law since that time has impacted first peoples.