City of Lincoln
2016 Media Releases
- September 15, 2016
- For More Information Contact:
- Katie Murtha, Lincoln City Libraries, 402-441-8592
Library Hosts One Book-One Lincoln Events
Lincoln City Libraries continues to host free One Book-One Lincoln events through September 25. The 2016 selection is "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" by Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon. His book addresses how the medical profession can enhance the quality of life even to the end.
The following events are planned:
- Sunday, September 18, 2 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library 136 S. 14th Street - Chigozie Obioma, Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, presents his novel, "The Fishermen," a finalist for One Book - One Lincoln. "The Fishermen" was a finalist for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction and won of the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Debut Literary Work.
- Sunday, September 25, 2 p.m., Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th Street - Dr. Bob Bleicher, Medical Director of HoriSun Hospice, will discuss the services provided by hospice care. Participants will learn about the benefits of palliative care that focuses on providing relief from the systems and stress of serious illness with the goal of improving the quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Lincoln City Libraries has sponsored the One Book-One Lincoln Community Reading Program since 2002 to encourage reading and dialogue by creating a community-wide reading and discussion experience. More information about Lincoln City Libraries and the One Book-One Lincoln program is available at lincolnlibraries.org.