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NCompass Live: 2016 One Book One Nebraska: The Meaning of Names - Recorded Online Session 


In this twelfth 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, Humanities Nebraska, and the Nebraska Center for the Book.

We are very pleased to announce that our featured guest will be Karen Gettert Shoemaker, author of the 2016 selection, The Meaning of Names.

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

  • Learn about how to create a successful local reading promotion using Nebraska’s year-long, statewide celebration featuring The Meaning of Names, by Karen Gettert Shoemaker.
  • Brainstorm strategies to read and discuss The Meaning of Names, a Nebraska-set novel with a World War I backdrop, which follows a German-American woman trying to raise a family in the heartland and keep them safe from the effects of war and the influenza panic, as well as from violence and prejudice.
  • Find tools to help engage your community in local activities to encourage them to come together through literature to explore this work in community-wide reading programs.
  • Learn about the Celebration of Nebraska Books, set for October 29, which will celebrate this book, along with the winners of the 2016 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
    6/22/2016 57 minutes
    No Charge
    Rod Wagner, Mary Jo Ryan, Molly Fisher Karen Shoemaker
    CE Hours
    For Further Information Sponsor
    Christa Burns
    402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
    Nebraska Library Commission