With the presentations “A Haunting at Olin Hall” and “The Stories We Tell: Did That Really Happen?” in the past 5 days, all special programming associated with the 2008 One Book One Lincoln community reading event has concluded. There’s still one more public book discussion opportunity — Eastridge Presbyterian Church’s regular book group will be discussing The Thirteenth Tale on Monday, November 24th at 7:00 p.m. at 1135 Eastridge Dr. — visitors are welcome. If you would like a library staff member to lead a discussion of The Thirteenth Tale for your private/public book group, business, or social organization, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 441-8562 to make arrangements. Book Club in a Bag sets of 10 copies of this year’s selection are available for check-out to groups wanting to sample The Thirteenth Tale.
Meanwhile, we’ve still got recordings of some of the special programming events that are being polished up and posted on-line. Here’s what has recently become available to you:
It Was a Dark and Stormy Read
This presentation by UN-L’s Professor Laura Mooneyham-White, on the history and traditions of the Gothic Novel in literature, is available as a two-part audio podcast on the library’s Podcasts page.
Buried in Books: The Amazing Library of Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick
This presentation, by Lincoln historian and book lover Jim McKee (and made possible in part by the Nebraska Humanities Council), was about a noted Lincoln college professor whose obsession with books led to more than one home filled floor to ceiling with his collection. This talk was videotaped and is now available as a series of 12 YouTube files on the library’s web site, starting with Part 1.
…and there’s more to come!
Finally, if you participated in One Book One Lincoln in any way in 2008, and you haven’t already filled out one of our feedback forms in paper format, we encourage you to stop by our Feedback Page to let us know what you thought of this year’s book and programming events.
Thanks for taking part! We encourage you to continue to visit the 2008 One Book One Lincoln web pages, archived on the library’s BookGuide web site — the interactive portions of this year’s OBOL web site will remain active, including our Story Starters page and the One Book One Lincoln Blog, where you can always respond to discussion topics related to this year’s book selection.
Scott C. / One Book – One Lincoln web site manager