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Celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday at Omaha Public Library’s 11th annual tea party
November 26, 2014
All are welcome at Omaha Public Library for a delightful afternoon in honor of Jane Austen's 239th birthday. The eleventh annual Jane Austen Tea will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2-4 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Festivities will include light English fare, tea and a special Reader’s Theatre Production featuring scenes from all six of Jane Austen’s principal novels.
The Animals’ Santa author will visit just in time for the holidays
November 24, 2014
Jan Brett is the New York Times #1 bestselling artist/author of 35 books for children. Brett will visit Omaha on Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. at the Omaha Police Union Hall, 13445 Cryer Ave. Brett will read from her newest book, The Animals’ Santa, and draw one of her famous illustrations. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the author’s presentation – a great holiday gift idea! Participants will also have the opportunity to make a winter craft and have their photo taken with one of Brett’s most beloved characters, Hedgie the Hedgehog!
Omaha Public Library will host three author visits in November
October 30, 2014
Three authors, each with a unique focus and perspective, will visit Omaha Public Library (OPL) in November. These free author events provide opportunities to meet the authors and learn more about the inspiration behind their work. Books will be available for purchase and signing at most author discussions. More information is available at or by calling the hosting OPL location.
Library’s annual culinary conference will highlight baked delights
October 24, 2014
Omaha Public Library (OPL) invites you to explore a culinary array of baked goods at the fourth annual Read it & Eat Culinary Conference on Saturday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 4th Floor. This event is free and open to the public. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with other Omaha foodies, and discover new (or rediscover old) culinary favorites. They can also buy, trade and win cookbooks, and are encouraged to bring one from home for the cookbook exchange. Presenting cookbook authors will be on hand to sign copies of their recent releases. These are a great addition to any kitchen’s collection, and make fantastic holiday gifts!
Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month at the Library
October 17, 2014
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native peoples. Omaha Public Library (OPL) invites the community to attend a variety of programs offering entertainment and education about American Indians and the ways of tribal life. All programs are free, but space is limited and registration may be required. Visit or contact the hosting location for more information.

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