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NCompass Live: 2014 One Book One Nebraska: Once Upon a Town - Recorded Online Session 


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.

Our special guest, Rosalie Lippincott, will also share memories of her time volunteering at the North Platte Canteen.

Join Mary Jo Ryan, Nebraska Library Commission Communications Coordinator; Rod Wagner, Nebraska Library Commission Director; Molly Fisher, Nebraska Center for the Book; and Nancy Johnson, Nebraska Center for the Book to:

  • Learn about how to create a successful local reading promotion using Nebraska’s year-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.
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For more information, to register for upcoming NCompass Live events, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live Webpage.

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Class Format
Recorded Online Session
Date Recorded Length
10/29/2014 53 minutes
No Charge
Molly Fisher, Mary Jo Ryan, Nancy Johnson, Rosalie Lippincott Rod Wagner
CE Hours
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
Nebraska Library Commission