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2010

November 8, 2010  |  Nebraska Library Commission2011 ONE BOOK ONE NEBRASKA: “Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps” — One Book One Nebraska 2011 invites citizens across the state to read Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps (University of Nebraska Press, 2002) by Ted Kooser, of Garland, Nebraska. Kooser is one of America’s most highly regarded poets and served as the United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004 - 2006. He is the author of numerous full-length collections of poetry, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning Delights and Shadows (Copper Canyon Press, 2004). Read more...

November 1, 2010  |  Nebraska Humanities CouncilNebraska Book Award Winners to Attend Event — Nebraska Book Award winners will read from their works at the Celebration of Nebraska Books, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North in downtown Lincoln. The event, which is free and open to the public, also will highlight the 2010 One Book One Nebraska selection, honor winners of the 2010 Jane Geske Award and include the announcement of the 2011 One Book One Nebraska selection. The Nebraska Book Awards honor authors and publishers with Nebraska connections who published books in 2009. The following winners or their representatives are expected to attend. Some will read from their work and sign copies of their books. Read more...

October 8, 2010  |  Nebraska Library CommissionAward Winners to be Honored at Celebration of Nebraska Books — An awards presentation ceremony will highlight the Nebraska Center for the Book’s Celebration of Nebraska Books on November 6 at the Nebraska State Historical Society’s Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North in downtown Lincoln. Winners of the 2010 Nebraska Book Awards will be honored and the celebration will include readings by some of the winning authors. The 2010 Jane Geske award will be presented to Plainsongs and Hastings College. The Jane Geske Award recognizes a Nebraska association, organization, business, library, school, academic institution, or other group that has made an exceptional, long-term contribution to one or more of these fields in Nebraska: Literacy, Reading, Book Selling, Books, Libraries, and/or Writing in Nebraska. Read more...

September 17, 2010  |  Nebraska Library CommissionNebraska Librarians Urged to Invite Young Readers to Enter Letters About Literature Contest — Young readers in grades 4 – 12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for Letters About Literature (LAL), a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre—fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic—explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s view of the world. This reading and writing promotion is sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in partnership with Target. In Nebraska, Letters About Literature is sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book and the Nebraska Library Commission, with support from Houchen Bindery Ltd. Read more...

September 3, 2010  |  Nebraska Humanities CouncilNov. 6 Celebration to Honor Nebraska Books — A new event hosted by the Nebraska Center for the Book will highlight the 2010 One Book One Nebraska, honor winners of the 2010 Jane Geske Award and the Nebraska Book Awards, and announce the choice for the 2011 One Book One Nebraska. The first annual “Celebration of Nebraska Books” will be held 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Nebraska State Historical Society’s Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North in downtown Lincoln. The event is free and open to the public. Read more...

July 30, 2010  |  Nebraska Library CommissionCelebration of Nebraska Books Planned for November 6, 2010 — A new event hosted by the Nebraska Center for the Book will highlight 2010 One Book One Nebraska, honor winners of the 2010 Jane Geske and Nebraska Book Awards, and announce the book choice for the 2011 One Book One Nebraska. The Celebration of Nebraska Books will be held at the Nebraska State Historical Society’s Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North, in Lincoln, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. on November 6, 2010. Read more...

June 9, 2010  |  Nebraska Library CommissionNominate Now for 2011 One Book One Nebraska Book Selection — The Nebraska Center for the Book invites recommendations for the 2011 One Book One Nebraska book selection. The Nebraska Center for the Book will consider books written by a Nebraska author (living or dead/with current or former residence in the state), or that have a Nebraska theme or setting. Read more...

April 5, 2010  |  Nebraska Library CommissionYoung Nebraskans Win Writing Competition — Young Nebraska writers will receive Letters about Literature award certificates from Gov. Dave Heineman on April 7, 2010 at a proclamation-signing ceremony celebrating National Library Week, April 11-17, 2010. Read more...

March 23, 2010  |  Nebraska Library CommissionNebraskans Invited to Nominate Books for the 2010 Book Award — The 2010 Nebraska Book Awards program, sponsored by the Nebraska Center for the Book (NCB), will recognize and honor books that are written by Nebraska authors, published by Nebraska publishers, set in Nebraska, or relate to Nebraska. Read more...

March 23, 2010  |  KOLN/KGIN 10/11Writers Find Inspiration In Sandhill Crane Migration — For millions of years sandhill cranes have been linked to Nebraska, and for thousands of years people have been writing about them. A group hopes to revive that legacy. Read more...

February 2, 2010  |  Nebraska Library Commission2010 One Book One Nebraska: The Home Place — One Book One Nebraska 2010 invites citizens across the state to read The Home Place, by Wright Morris, a native of Central City, Nebraska. This “photo-text” is an account in first-person narrative and photographs of the one-day visit of Clyde Muncy to “the home place” at Lone Tree, Nebraska. A ground-breaking work, it has been called “as near to a new fiction form as you could get.” Read more...


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