NCompass Live: 2014 One Book One Nebraska: Once Upon a Town

NCompass live smallJoin us for next week’s NCompass Live: “2014 One Book One Nebraska: Once Upon a Town”, on Wednesday, October 29, 10:00-11:00 am Central Time.

In this tenth year of One Book One Nebraska, Nebraska libraries and other literary and cultural organizations continue to plan activities and events to encourage all Nebraskans to read and discuss the same book. Join us to hear more about this statewide reading promotion activity, sponsored by the Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Center for the Book. Join Rod Wagner, Nebraska Library Commission Director; Molly Fisher, Nebraska Library Commissioner; and Mary Jo Ryan, Nebraska Library Commission Communications Coordinator to:

  • Learn about how to create a successful local reading promotion using Nebraska’s OBON 2014year-long, statewide celebration featuring Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen, by Bob Greene.
  • Brainstorm strategies to read and discuss Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen, a nonfiction story that bestselling author and award-winning journalist Bob Greene discovered while searching for “…the best America there ever was.” He finds it in a small Nebraska town few people pass through today—North Platte, Nebraska, a town where Greene discovers the echoes of a love story between a country and its sons.
  • Find tools to help engage your community in local activities to encourage them to come together through literature to explore this classic work in community-wide reading programs.
  • Learn about the Celebration of Nebraska Books, set for Nov. 8, which will celebrate this book, along with the winners of the 2014 Nebraska Book Awards.

Upcoming NCompass Live events:

  • November 5 – STEM Programs for All Ages
  • November 12 – Cool Tools for You and Your Library
  • November 26 – Tech Talk with Micheal Sauers: Using the Arduino to Develop Coding Literacy in Libraries

For more information, to register for NCompass Live, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live webpage.

NCompass Live is broadcast live every Wednesday from 10am – 11am Central Time. Convert to your time zone on the Official U.S. Time website. The show is presented online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. Before you attend a session, please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements, firewall permissions, and equipment requirements for computer speakers and microphones.




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