Omaha Public Library (OPL) is pleased to welcome several visiting authors this fall. The upcoming events provide an opportunity for individuals of all ages and interests to meet authors and learn more about the inspiration behind their work. All events are free and books will be available for purchase and signing following most author discussions. Register at omahalibrary.org or call the hosting OPL location.
- Sunday, Sept. 29, 2:30 p.m. at KANEKO, 1111 Jones St. David Ebershoff will present on the works of Truman Capote as part of this year’s Omaha Reads selection, In Cold Blood. Ebershoff is an expert on Capote’s publications and estate, as well as an award-winning novelist. His most recent novel, The 19th Wife, was a New York Times bestseller and was made into a television movie.
- Monday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m. at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., 402.444.4848 and Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m. at Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St., 402.444.5299. Harvard graduate and New York Times bestselling author Broughton Coburn will share mountain stories and discuss his new book The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest.
- Thursday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m. at Florence Branch. Joy Johnson, author of The BOOB Girls: The Burnt Out Old Broads at Table 12 will lead a discussion on her most recent book, The BOOB Girls V: The Secret of the Red Cane. Johnson’s books are comedy mystery adventures that showcase the beauty of older women.
- Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. at Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St., 402.444.4846. Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of the Golden Sower nominated book The Unwanteds and the popular teen Wake trilogy, will be available for a Q&A session.
- Thursday, Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. at Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave., 402.884.7473. Meet and listen to author Mike Mullin. Mullin’s debut novel Ashfall was named one of the top five young adult novels of 2011 by National Public Radio, was a Best Teen Book of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews, and a New Voices selection by the American Booksellers Association. He recently released his second novel, Ashen Winter.
- Friday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. at Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave., 402.444.4849. Author Kathy Nash will read her book Big Box, Little Box.
- Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. at Millard Branch. Bestselling authors Gayle Forman (Just One Day and Just One Year), Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park and Fangirl), and Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After) will speak. Doors open at 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 30, 4 p.m. at A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St., 402.444.5274 and 7 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402.444.4800. Join children’s historical author William Durbin in celebrating the re-release of his transcontinental railroad novel Until the Last Spike: the Journal of Sean Sullivan. The opening scene of the book references the famous scalp of Bill Thompson, which is held in W. Dale Clark Main Library's archives, and will be displayed for those attending the event at Main Library.
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