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Two One Book – One Lincoln events this weekend!

One Book - One LincolnlightbetweenoceansThis 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)

One Book – One Lincoln events this weekend!

One Book - One Lincolnharoldfry100One Book – One Lincoln fans…

We hope you’ve enjoyed (or are enjoying) reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, the book your votes helped to pick as this year’s One Book – One Lincoln winning title!

The next few days offer you two opportunities to actively engage with other fans of OBOL:


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Walk in Wyuka

Sunday, October 13 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Wyuka Cemetery
3600 “O” St.

Take a literary pilgrimage by joining Lincoln historian Ed Zimmer on a walking tour, as he guides you to various graves and points of interest in Lincoln’s largest and oldest cemetery — with a focus on individuals with a literary significance in Lincoln’s history — authors, editors, publishers, etc.

Participants should meet at the Chapel to begin this walk!

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One Book – One Lincoln: Community Book Discussion
Walt Branch Library

6701 S. 14th St.
Monday, October 14 2013 – 2:00 p.m.
[if you have questions, call 402-441-4460]

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All the other special programs are posted on the One Book – One Lincoln programs page for this year — check it out for full details. One specific note — If you wish to take part in the Tea & Talk event at The Ferguson House on Sunday, November 17th, reservations are needed for that event due to the limited seating. Information on making reservations is available on the events page.

Scott C.
One Book – One Lincoln web site manager / One Book – One Lincoln e-mail group manager

P.S.: If you’re on Facebook and have any interest in attending any of this year’s special programs or discussion opportunities, we encourage you to log onto Facebook, visit the “events” pages for either One Book – One Lincoln or the Lincoln City Libraries, and click the “Join” button for any of our events. Marking your plans to attend helps us to promote the events to a broader circle of potential One Book fans!

Final 2011 One Book One Lincoln program announced!

One Book - One Lincolncuttingforstone2On 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!

One Book - One Lincolncuttingforstone2Our special programming is falling into place for this year’s One Book – One Lincoln themes. Here’s our first confirmed event:

Ethiopian Cuisine

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!

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.