It was the year of Edith Wharton! OPL celebrated Wharton’s 150th birthday by selecting The Age of Innocence as the 2012 Omaha Reads title. From lawn parties to Gilded Age fashion shows, more than 500 people attended Omaha Reads programs across all 12 OPL locations. Two incredible authors of books inspired by Wharton visited Omaha for the first time: Jennie Fields, author of The Age of Desire, and Francesca Segal, author of The Innocents. Other activities included book discussions, DIY wooden wax seals, embroidery and movie nights.