|Local authors making appearances at Omaha Public Library in January|
|December 30, 2013|
Three authors, each with a unique focus and perspective, will visit Omaha Public Library (OPL) in January. These free events provide an opportunity 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.
Nebraska writer John T. Price will speak at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St., 402.444.6284, on Tuesday, January 7 at 6:30 p.m. Price is an English professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is the author of three memoirs: Daddy Long Legs: The Natural Education of a Father; Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships (winner of the 2009 Orion Magazine Readers' Choice Award); and Not Just Any Land. Learn more about the author at johntprice.com.
The Friends of Omaha Public Library welcome all to attend their annual meeting on Saturday, January 11 at 1 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402.444.4800. The event’s featured speaker will be cartoonist, writer and musician Jeff Koterba. Koterba’s award-winning editorial cartoons have appeared in the Omaha World-Herald since 1989, and are often distributed nationwide. In 2009, Koterba published his memoir, Inklings, an account of his journey to becoming a cartoonist and relationship with his family. Learn more about Koterba at jeffreykoterba.com.
Author Anna Kuck will speak at Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St., 402.444.4846, on Tuesday, January 21 at 7 p.m. Kuck has written two books: Seven Holy Sleepers: Amazing Saints and Saint Philomena: Daughter of Light. Kuck was born and raised in rural Wisconsin, along with ten brothers and sisters. When she began raising her own family, she noticed a limited selection of Catholic books and was prompted to begin writing her own. Her love of poetry provides an enjoyable way for children to learn about the saints.
Visit omahalibrary.org for information about additional programs offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.