Community chooses “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas as the 2018 Omaha Reads selection

Each year, Omaha Public Library (OPL) invites the community to vote for and read one book as a way to promote literacy and inspire discussion among Omaha and Douglas County residents. This year’s Omaha Reads selection is the #1 New York Times Best Seller “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. “The Hate U Give…
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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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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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