5 Questions with: Timothy Schaffert [author]

5 Questions with: Timothy Schaffert [author]

Omaha-based author and local literary favorite Timothy Schaffert will release his latest novel, The Swan Gondola, next week. The writer’s fifth novel is a love story set during the 1898 Omaha World’s Fair, or Trans-Mississippi International Exposition. To celebrate the launch of his book, Schaffert will visit Omaha Public Library’s W. Dale Clark Main Library … Continue reading

Omaha Native Sheds Labels and Becomes Author

Omaha Native Sheds Labels and Becomes Author

In October I met with Kathy Nash at Charles B. Washington Branch before her scheduled presentation geared toward elementary-age kids. She memorably wore a bright yellow shirt, was promoting her book Big Box, Little Box: How One Little Box Finds His Way, and was in town for her 50th high school reunion; a pit stop at … Continue reading

Surprises, Inspiration at 2013 Culinary Conference

Surprises, Inspiration at 2013 Culinary Conference

 Foodies and casual eaters alike converged at W. Dale Clark Main Library downtown for the third annual Read It & Eat Culinary Conference on November 2. The free Omaha Public Library (OPL) event is a reflection of Omaha’s booming culinary scene, and the community’s growing interest in natural and locally-sourced foods. A theme of condiments … Continue reading