November 06, 2012
Omaha Public Library is pleased to welcome three visiting authors in November. The upcoming events provide an opportunity for individuals of all ages and interests to meet local authors and learn more about the inspiration behind their work. All events are free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the author discussions.
- Kathy Sattem Rygg—Friday, Nov. 9, 1 p.m., at Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch, 2100 Reading Plz. Freelance writer/editor and children's book author Kathy Sattem Rygg will read from her book Animal Andy. In the story, ten-year-old Andy Ohman discovers magic in an antique animal carousel that may help save the zoo in danger of closing. Learn more about the author at ksrwriter.blogspot.com.
- Leo Adam Biga—Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6:15 p.m., at Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St. Omaha-based arts-culture reporter Leo Adam Biga has enjoyed unusual access to filmmaker Alexander Payne for 15 years. Now the author-journalist has compiled his stories about the two-time Oscar-winner's work in a new book, Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film. Visit the author’s blog at leoadambiga.wordpress.com.
- Joe Starita—Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m., at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln. Joe Starita, author of the 2012 One Book One Nebraska selection, I Am A Man: Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice, will speak on the effects of the 1879 Standing Bear Trial on Native Americans in the 1880s. This presentation is made possible by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment as part of the NHC Speakers Bureau.
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