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Omaha Public Library welcomes authors in August

Omaha Public Library welcomes authors in August
July 25, 2013
Omaha Public Library (OPL) is pleased to welcome visiting authors in August. The upcoming events provide an opportunity for individuals of all ages and interests to meet authors and learn more about the inspiration behind their work. All events are free and books will be available for purchase and signing following the author discussions. Register at, or by calling the hosting OPL location. 

Join us for the first in a three-part series with author Joy Johnson on Thursday, August 1, 12 p.m. at Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St., 402.444.5299. Johnson will discuss her first two books, The BOOB Girls: The Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12 and The BOOB Girls II: Lies, Spies and Cinnamon Rolls. Johnson’s books are comedy mystery adventures that showcase the beauty of older women. Save the date for her upcoming events on September 5 and October 3 at Florence Branch, 11 a.m.

New York Times bestselling authors Alex Kava and Erica Spindler will speak on Wednesday, August 7, 11:30 a.m. at Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St., 402.444.4846. Lunch will be provided to registered participants. Kava is the author of 13 novels, 11 in the critically acclaimed Maggie O’Dell series. The most recent book in the series, Stranded, was released in July 2013. Kava’s stand-alone novel, One False Move, was chosen as the 2006 One Book One Nebraska selection, and her political thriller, Whitewash, made January Magazine’s best thriller of the year list for 2007. Kava divides her time between Omaha, Neb. and Pensacola, Fla. Spindler is the author of 30 novels and two eNovellas. Published in 25 countries, her work has been lauded as "terrific twisted tales," "white knuckle rides," and "must-reads for suspense fans." She received a Kiss of Death Award for her novels, Forbidden Fruit and Dead Run, and won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence for her novel Bone Cold. Spindler’s new book, Justice for Sara, will be released in August 2013. 

Retired Omaha police officer Vern Hauger will discuss his book, On the Job: An Omaha Police Officer's Story: 1958-88, on Thursday, August 8, 12 p.m., at Florence Branch. In his memoir, Hauger tells street stories from more than 30 years of service, and shares life lessons for individuals from various backgrounds and experiences. 

Presented in partnership with The Bookworm, OPL is offering the “Paths to Publication” workshop on Saturdays, August 10 (adult fiction), and August 24 (adult nonfiction), 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at W. Clarke Swanson Branch, 9101 W. Dodge Rd., 402.444.4852. Participants will receive tips, tricks and insider information from two authors who've had dreams come true: seeing their names in print. Please bring a sack lunch. 

Visit for information about additional programs offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations. 

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