“Zoo Nebraska” author Carson Vaughan to speak at Omaha Public Library

Omaha Public Library is pleased to welcome author Carson Vaughan to W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402-444-4800, on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. Vaughan is the author of “Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream,” and he will be joined in conversation by Omaha World-Herald columnist Matthew Hansen. The discussion will be followed by…
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Omaha Public Library welcomes bestselling “Bad Kitty” author Nick Bruel

Omaha Public Library will host New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of “Boing!” and the “Bad Kitty” books on Wednesday, January 30, 4:30-7 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402-444-4800. To celebrate the release of Bruel’s newest title, “Kitten Trouble,” the author will be available to greet fans and…
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2019 Reading Challenge: Read an Author’s Debut Novel

In 2019, Omaha Public Library (OPL) invites patrons to take part in a reading challenge! Starting in January, read or listen to a book coordinating to 12 different themes selected by OPL librarians. One theme will be highlighted each month, including suggestions for titles related to that theme. Feel free to choose your own theme-related books…
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Omaha Reads 2017

Omaha Public Library celebrated its 13th annual Omaha Reads campaign with Jonis Agee’s "The Bones of Paradise." The novel is set in the unforgiving Nebraska Sand Hills in the years following the Massacre at Wounded Knee. The story that unfolds is filled with mystery, heartache and grit, with two women and their families at the center…
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Q & A with author Lydia Kang

Local author Lydia Kang has three new books out this year. Her adult fiction debut, “A Beautiful Poison” came out in August 2017, her first nonfiction title, “Quackery” is out October 2017 and “The November Girl,” a new young adult title will hit shelves in November 2017. Kang discussed her new books, writing across genres, and…
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Q & A with author Ted Wheeler

Omaha author Theodore Wheeler’s first novel "Kings of Broken Things" hits shelves August 1, 2017. Fellow Nebraska author Jonis Agee said of the book, “Readers will learn from reading this novel, experience empathy and perhaps read the daily news with greater compassion. I recommend this novel be read and reread.” Wheeler is the author of numerous…
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Local Author Finds Healing Through Writing… at the Library

Libraries are places of relative anonymity. Your neighborhood library staff gets to know their patrons and may recommend a book or movie based on an observation, but for the most part, people may wander the stacks, check out materials, and use computers unnoticed by their peers. At Omaha Public Library, we know that Omaha and Douglas…
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