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One Book – One Lincoln activities: Sep 13-20 2010

One Book - One LincolniamamanFresh on the heels of the announcement of I Am a Man as this year’s One Book – One Lincoln title, here are your first opportunities to engage in public activities associated with Joe Starita’s book. Ironically, they’re opposite each other on the same day and time!

The first Discussion Group opportunity will be the Gere BooksTalk session on Monday, September 20th, from 2:30 to 4:00. This is at the Gere Branch library (56th & Normal) and is a regular book group that meets each Monday to enjoy book presentations by a variety of library staff members and volunteers. This week, come hear about I Am a Man and share your opinions about the topics and themes of the book with fellow readers.

On the same day, Monday, September 20th, 2010, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the Nebraska State Museum, Mary Kathryn Nagle will give a dramatic presentation about Chief Standing Bear’s historic speech to the court in 1879 that pleaded for justice for the Ponca tribe. This presentation will be in the museum’s auditorium. Click here for full information on a promotional flyer.

Let us know what you think of these and other upcoming One Book events and activities!

Another new 2009 One Book One Lincoln podcast available!

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookAnother of this past year’s One Book One Lincoln special programs is now available as an audio podcast on the libraries’ web site:

The Crossroads of a Journey: All Roads Lead to Sarajevo

Special guests Patrice McMahon, of the UNL Political Science Department, and Don Bryant, retired Associate Director of Athletics for the University of Nebraska, talk about their experiences in Sarajevo.

New 2009 One Book One Lincoln podcast available!

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookAnother of this year’s One Book One Lincoln special programs is now available as an audio podcast on the libraries’ web site:

An Interfaith Journey Towards Peace: A Discussion

This was a panel discussion about the conflicts and cooperation between peoples of different faiths that was exemplified by the characters in People of the Book. Recorded in October, this discussion’s panelists included Sarah Kelen, Zainab Al-Baaj, Claudia Koziol, and the late Reverend Otis Young, who passed away just this past week.

Third One Book 2009 video now available online

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookFor those who were unable to attend the following Special Program associated with the 2009 One Book One Lincoln, a video recording is now available via the Lincoln City Libraries YouTube channel. The program is broken up into several segments, so make sure you follow through to all parts if you wish to enjoy the entire program.

The following program is the latest one available from our 2009 special events:

An Interfaith Journey Towards Peace: A Discussion“, presented by Timothy Schaffert, Director of the Nebraska Summer Writers’ Conference. See it on YouTube.

The Sarajevo Haggadah was treasured and protected by many people as it passed through generations. The people of this book were of many faiths, but each risked their own life and called upon their own faith, as they sought to ensure the safety of this holy book. Please join us for an opportunity to meet people of other faiths and traditions as we explore the three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Islam and Christianity) represented in People of the Book. Panel members, Dr.Sarah Kelen, Assistant Professor of English, Nebraska Wesleyan University; Zainab Al-Baaj, MENA Hope Coordinator, Lincoln Good Neighbor Center; Claudia Koziol, Development and Communications Director, Project Interfaith, Omaha, Nebraska and Reverend Dr. Otis Young, senior minister emeritus, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln will join moderator Reverend Jamie Norwich McLennan, Associate Pastor, First United Methodist Church, to talk about matters of spirituality, history and tradition as observed by each faith and share their personal experiences. They will also discuss the relationships these religions have had over the centuries and ask the audience to join in discussing the present day search for peace and cooperation among all faiths.

Watch for more One Book One Lincoln video programming coming in the near future…

Two of this year’s programs now available for online viewing!

One Book - One LincolnpeopleofthebookFor those who were unable to attend the following Special Programs or Events associated with the 2009 One Book One Lincoln, video recordings are now available via the Lincoln City Libraries YouTube channel. Each program is broken up into several segments, so make sure you follow through to all parts if you wish to enjoy the entire program(s).

The programs available as video files (so far) for 2009 are:

The Journey of the Writer: Reality and the Imagination“, presented by Timothy Schaffert, Director of the Nebraska Summer Writers’ Conference.

and “Book Arts: The Journey of an Artist’s Heart“, presented by Karen Kunc, Cather Professor of Art and Art History at UNL.

Watch for more One Book One Lincoln video programming coming in the near future…