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One Book – One Lincoln author Lauren Markham appears Tuesday night!

The final program of the 2019 One Book – One Lincoln community reading project is tomorrow (Tuesday) night!


Author Visit With Lauren Markham
Join author Lauren Markham as she discusses The Far Away Brothers on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Lincoln High School Auditorium, 2229 J Street. Learn about her research regarding immigration and her writing process. Copies will be available for purchase and the author will be present for book signing afterwards.

Final five days to vote for One Book – One Lincoln 2019 selections

One Book – One Lincoln fans,

Time is running out for you to cast your vote for your favorite among the three 2019 One Book – One Lincoln finalists! Voting ends at midnight, July 31st, and the winning title will be announced on Labor Day 2019.

This year’s finalists are: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, The Far Away Brothers by Lauren Markham, and There There by Tommy Orange.

You can vote four different ways:

1. The online voting form, accessible at the 2019 Finalists Page (also via the direct link to the Voting Form!)
2. Traditional paper ballots at each library location.
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: #obol2019great, #obol2019far or #obol2019there, depending on which title you wish to vote for.

[Note: You can also find links to the Facebook and Twitter voting methods on the 2019 Finalists Page as well!]

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 2019 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!

Bethany Books Talk, May 10, 2019: One Book – One Lincoln 2019 Top Eleven

One Book - One LincolnKatie presents the top eleven nominees considered for selection as finalists for the 2019 One Book – One Lincoln community reading program.

2019 One Book Top Three finalists (and Top 11 short list) to be announced May 27th!

One Book – One Lincoln fans,

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, the annual Coffee on the Dock at The Mill event will be taking place again from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 8th & “P” St. You can gather with fellow book lovers at this event, sponsored by the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries. At 10:30 a.m., the Top 3 Finalists will be unveiled, and later that day, the online voting form on the Lincoln City Libraries’ website will be active, for readers to vote for their favorite among those Top 3 Finalists for 2019. The libraries’ One Book web pages, once revealed, will also include the shortlist of the remainder of the Top Eleven at that time.

For those of you on Facebook, here is a link to the Facebook Event Page for this “unveiling” event — Coffee on the Dock of the Mill: One Book – One Lincoln. Feel free to mark yourself as “Interested” or “Going”, and share the link with your fellow book lovers!

One Book coordinator Katie M. recently gave book talks at both the Bethany and Gere BooksTalk sessions in which she talked about all of this year’s Top Eleven titles. An audio podcast of that booktalk will also be made available online shortly after the titles are revealed! Watch for announcements of upcoming Discussion Opportunities, once the titles have been announced.

Scott C. / BookGuide readers advisory site manager / One Book – One Lincoln website manager

New episode of CityFocus on LNKTV looking at this year’s One Book – One Lincoln selection

One Book - One LincolnWatching 2018 One Book – One Lincoln coordinator Katie Murtha, and One Book selection committee member Tory Hall, as they discuss Killers of the Flower Moon (by David Grann), with CityFocus host Diane Gonzales, in an all-new episode of this city government cable and internet show: