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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Omaha Reads 2016

Omaha Public Library celebrated its 12th annual Omaha Reads campaign with Anthony Doerr’s All The Light We Cannot See. The New York Times bestseller about a blind, French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France during World War II provided for a variety of discussion topics. Programs were offered to explore…
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Omaha Reads 2015

Omaha Public Library celebrated its 11th annual Omaha Reads campaign with Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park. More than 170 people attended an appearance by Rowell at W. Dale Clark Main Library on Sept. 8. Other programming included comic and zine workshops conducted by The Union for Contemporary Art, and an anti-bullying presentation by the group RESPECT…
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Omaha Reads 2014

Omaha Public Library celebrated 10 years of Omaha Reads in 2014. This year’s selection, The Meaning of Names by Karen Gettert Shoemaker, recognized the centennial of World War I and the sacrifices of men and women on the home front. The Meaning of Names was checked out more than 530 times during the Omaha Reads…
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Omaha Reads 2013

During the ninth annual Omaha Reads campaign, OPL encouraged the community to join together in reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. The title was selected through an online public vote and the pioneer true-crime story of the 1959 Clutter family murder in Holcomb, Kansas, sparked much conversation and had many people asking what Capote was hoping…
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Omaha Reads 2012

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…
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