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Omaha Public Library welcomes author Walter Dean Myers
November 19, 2013
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature to share the importance of reading

Omaha Public Library is pleased to welcome author Walter Dean Myers to Omaha on Tuesday, December 10, 5:30 p.m. at Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St. An opening reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., followed by a presentation in Witherspoon Concert Hall at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Each child in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of one of Myers’ books while supplies last. Groups and individuals planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP online at or by calling 402.444.4844.
Two authors to visit Omaha Public Library in November
October 28, 2013
Omaha Public Library (OPL) is pleased to welcome two visiting authors in November. Omaha local Leo Adam Biga will present from his book, Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film, and Washington, D.C. journalist Marianne Szegedy-Maszak will present her debut book, I Kiss Your Hands Many Times. These events provide an opportunity 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 or call the hosting OPL location.
Library’s annual culinary conference will highlight cooking accents
October 25, 2013
Omaha Public Library invites you to explore a culinary array of condiments, from sauces to syrups, at the third annual Read It & Eat Culinary Conference on Saturday, Nov. 2, 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 buy, trade and win cookbooks, and are encouraged to bring one from home for the cookbook exchange.
Native American storytelling tradition to be shared
October 23, 2013
Humanities Nebraska speaker Jerome Kills Small to present at Omaha Public Library
In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, speaker Jerome Kills Small will present “Children’s Stories, Animal Stories and Traditional Lakota Stories” on Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m., Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St., 402.444.5299. This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska (HN) and Omaha Public Library as part of the HN Speakers Bureau. All ages are welcome to attend this free event.
Celebrate Halloween at Omaha Public Library
October 23, 2013
It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to ghouls and goblins, trick-or-treating and scary costumes. Omaha Public Library is hosting safe and free family-friendly events this month. From crafts and magic, to spooky storytimes, there is something for everyone!

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