One 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 6th through 13th):
Monday, October 6th — 6:30 p.m. — Book Discussion in a Garden: Hazel Abel Park
Join other readers in Lincoln’s historic Hazel Abel Park at 18th & “E” St. for an evening discussion of The Thirteenth Tale. You are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket, and even a picnic supper if you’d like! Garden book discussions will not be held if there is rain on that date.
Tuesday, October 7th — Noon-1 p.m. — Book Discussion: Courtyard Book Chat
Meredith, the curator of the Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, will lead a brown-bag-lunch discussion of The Thirteenth Tale in the open central courtyard at the Bennett Martin Public Library downtown. Stop in with your lunch and enjoy a stimulating book discussion!
Wednesday, October 8th — 7:00 p.m. — Book Discussion: Southpointe Barnes & Noble
Discuss the book with fellow readers!
Monday, October 6th — 6:30 p.m. — Book Discussion in a Garden: Maxwell Arboretum and Garden Gazebo
Join other readers at UNL’s East Campus arboretum for an evening discussion of The Thirteenth Tale. Feel free to tour the fall flowers in the Maxwell Arboretum, then join us for a book discussion in the Garden Gazebo (across Holdrege St. from Valentinos at approximately 35th street). You are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket, and even a picnic supper if you’d like! Garden book discussions will not be held if there is rain on that date.
Sunday, October 12th — 2:00 p.m. — Gere Branch — Special Program: Buried in Books!
Jim McKee, Lincoln resident, historian and a lover of books, will share the story of Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick, longtime resident of Bethany, and a bibliomaniac. Fitzpatrick, a college professor, lived out the end of his life existing entirely in his kitchen, while the rest of the property was packed floor to ceiling with books. For some it is not enough to hear the stories or read the stories. They must own the very books that haunt their lives. What secrets do their worlds hold for us? What tales do the pages of their lives and collections have to tell? A discussion of The Thirteenth Tale will be held after this program.
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