Omaha Public Library (OPL) Executive Director Gary Wasdin has officially accepted a library director position with King County Library System. His last day with OPL will be January 16. Wasdin has served as director since January 2010.
All are welcome at Omaha Public Library for a delightful afternoon in honor of Jane Austen's 239th birthday. The eleventh annual Jane Austen Tea will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2-4 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Festivities will include light English fare, tea and a special Reader’s Theatre Production featuring scenes from all six of Jane Austen’s principal novels.
Jan Brett is the New York Times #1 bestselling artist/author of 35 books for children. Brett will visit Omaha on Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. at the Omaha Police Union Hall, 13445 Cryer Ave. Brett will read from her newest book, The Animals’ Santa, and draw one of her famous illustrations. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the author’s presentation – a great holiday gift idea! Participants will also have the opportunity to make a winter craft and have their photo taken with one of Brett’s most beloved characters, Hedgie the Hedgehog!
Three authors, each with a unique focus and perspective, will visit Omaha Public Library (OPL) in November. These free author events provide opportunities to meet the authors and learn more about the inspiration behind their work. Books will be available for purchase and signing at most author discussions. More information is available at omahalibrary.org or by calling the hosting OPL location.
Omaha Public Library (OPL) invites you to explore a culinary array of baked goods at the fourth annual Read it & Eat Culinary Conference on Saturday, Nov. 1, 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 connect with other Omaha foodies, and discover new (or rediscover old) culinary favorites. They can also buy, trade and win cookbooks, and are encouraged to bring one from home for the cookbook exchange. Presenting cookbook authors will be on hand to sign copies of their recent releases. These are a great addition to any kitchen’s collection, and make fantastic holiday gifts!