Omaha Public Library welcomes an array of authors in October
Several authors, each with a unique focus and perspective, will visit Omaha Public Library (OPL) in October. These free 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.
Former artistic director for the Omaha Theater Company, James Larson, will share from his book, “A” is for the Alchemist, during two appearances in October and a third in November. Larson will visit Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St., 402-444-4846, on Tuesday, October 7, at 6:30 p.m., Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St., 402-444-6284, on Monday, October 27, at 7 p.m., and Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., 402-444-4848, on Monday, November 3, at 7 p.m. A Q&A session will follow each book discussion. This is the author’s first novel for middle-grade students. Learn more about Larson at jameslarsonbooks.com.
In partnership with The Bookworm, OPL will host popular youth author Lemony Snicket at Millard Branch on Wednesday, October 8, at 6:30 p.m. The author, also known as Daniel Handler, will read from and answer questions about his new series, All the Wrong Questions. The third book in the series, Shouldn’t You Be in School?, will be released at the end of September. The new series is a prequel to the A Series of Unfortunate Events books. Learn more about the author at lemonysnicketlibrary.com.
Award-winning author and acclaimed storyteller Joseph Bruchac will share Native American tales at Willa Cather Branch, 1905 S. 44th St., 402-444-4851, on Saturday, October 11, at 2 p.m. Bruchac is the author of more than 120 books for children and adults and travels the country telling stories that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions. Learn more about the author at josephbruchac.com.
Finally, OPL will recognize Teen Read Week by hosting a panel of local authors who write for young adults. Golden Sower nominee John Kalkowski (Red Cell), Lydia Kang (Control), Tonya Kuper (Anomaly), and Chris Raabe (Phenomenon trilogy) will discuss their most recent works on Wednesday, October 15, at 7 p.m. at Milton R. Abrahams Branch. Furthermore, they will talk about how this year’s Teen Read Week theme, “Turn Dreams Into Reality,” applies to their own experiences of becoming published authors.
Visit omahalibrary.org for information about additional programs offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.