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New One Book (2008) podcast available!

One Book - One LincolnthirteenthtaleAnother one of this year’s One Book One Lincoln programs has now been released as an audio podcast on the library’s web site:

Jim McKee’s talk, Buried in Books: The Amazing Library of Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick from Sunday, October 12th, 2008, is 79 minutes long.

Give it a listen and leave your comments here, if you’d like!

The Thirteenth Tale programming events — What did you think?

One Book - One LincolnthirteenthtaleAs we near the end of the officially scheduled events of the 2008 One Book One Lincoln, we’re curious — did you attend any of our Special Programs? If so, which…and did you enjoy it or find it worthwhile? If not, what kind of special program might have inspired you to attend?

Your One Book feedback is always appreciated!

This week’s One Book One Lincoln activities for you to participate in

One Book - One LincolnthirteenthtaleOne Book One Lincoln fans,

Here are the opportunities for you to participate in this year’s One Book One Lincoln during the next week-or-so (October 13th through 20th):

Tuesday, October 14th — 7:00 p.m. — Book Discussion: The Mill (College View)
Discuss the book with fellow readers at 4736 Prescott Ave!

Wednesday, October 15th — 1:00 p.m. — Book Discussion: Sunrise Coffee Co.
Discuss the book with fellow readers at the Piedmont Shops!

Wednesday, October 15th — 7:00 p.m. — Book Discussion: A Novel Idea
Discuss the book with fellow readers at this downtown used bookstore!

Thursday, October 16th — 6:30 p.m. — Book Discussion: Savannah Pines Adult Community
Discuss the book with fellow readers at this senior living center at 3900 Pine Lake Rd.!

Sunday, October 19th — 2:00 p.m. — Anderson Branch — Special Program: Tales From the Topiary!
Winds whisper through trees and flowers bloom in gardens to brighten lives of heroines and villains alike in many of the classic gothic tales we love. Gardens shelter lovers and provide hidden solitude for sobs of sorrow. Gardens such as these play an important role in the telling of “The Thirteenth Tale.” Please join us for a brief film visit to a great Yorkshire garden and a look at some fantastic topiary creations from gardens in England and the U.S. Then enjoy a delightful demonstration in the art of topiary, given by special guest, Gene Gage, owner of Papa Geno’s Herb Garden in Martell, Nebraska. His wonderful rosemary herb topiary creations will be available for sale after the program with all proceeds going to benefit the Lincoln City Libraries.

Monday, October 20th — 2:30 p.m. — Book Discussion: The Cup
Discuss the book with fellow readers at this cafe at 643 S. 25th St.!

Monday, October 20th– 6:30 p.m. — Eiseley Branch — Special Program: Nightmare on Superior St.
Get ready to get scared…. No….. I mean really SCARED!!!! The best of the best of ghost stories told under the dark night sky. Teens of all ages are welcome to share the scare. “The Thirteenth Tale” is filled with hints of ghosts and hauntings and many of our favorite scary stories are based in traditional gothic tales. Tellers from Lincoln LIPS (Lincolnites Involved in Perpetuating Storytelling) and Omaha OOPS (Omaha Organization for the Purpose of Storytelling) guarantee shivers and screams. You will check under the bed when you get home……if you get home!

Don’t forget — you can participate in One Book One Lincoln online 24 hours a day. Visit the One Book Blog and leave your own comments in response to discussion topics related to The Thirteenth Tale. Or visit the Storystarters page, where a collection of b&w photos and lines from the book are waiting to inspire you to create your own short stories or autobiographical tales to share with fellow readers!

Check out this year’s official One Book One Lincoln web site for full details, plus additional future scheduling information.

Scott C. / One Book One Lincoln web site manager

New One Book One Lincoln podcast available!

One Book - One LincolnthirteenthtaleProfessor Laura Mooneyham White’s One Book One Lincoln presentation, It Was a Dark and Stormy Read, on the history of gothic literature, was recorded on September 28th for release as a podcast on the library’s web site.

That presentation has been divided up into two separate podcasts, the first of which is now up at:

It Was a Dark and Stormy Read, Part 1 | It Was a Dark and Stormy Read, Part 2

Give it a listen, and check out the other One Book-related podcasts on our main podcasts page. If you attended Professor Mooneyham White’s presentation, or listened to this podcast, what did you think about her topic?

Reactions to the teleconference

One Book - One LincolnworsthardtimeTonight is one of the keynote events of One Book One Lincoln 2007 — the live teleconference with author Timothy Egan straight from Seattle. If you attended, what did you find most interesting?

If you weren’t able to attend, what question would you have liked to have asked Mr. Egan?