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NLHA’s Lunch at the Library

Sponsored by the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association

Lunch at the LibraryBring your lunch and discover the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors!

All lunch talks will be held on the 4th floor of Bennett Martin Public Library during the months of October, November, December, February, March, and April. Except as noted, the 30-minute programs start at 12:10 PM. Tours of the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors on the 3rd floor will be available after the programs. Coffee provided courtesy of The Mill.

October 4, 2017: John Mabry: The NLHA will launch its 2017 – 2018 programs with John Mabry, author of Heart Felt: The Jenna Cooper Story.

November 1, 2017: Belinda Acosta, writer, performer, and journalist.

December 6, 2017: Vicki Wood, Youth Services Librarian for Lincoln City Libraries, presents “Good Books for Giving.”

February 7, 2018: Pat Leach, Director of Lincoln City Libraries, will discuss Notable Books from the American Library Association. Join us for this book lovers’ romp through some of the best books published in the past year.

March 7, 2018: Author and cultural journalist, Leo Biga, will discuss the totality of his life as a writer, including his work on the biography Alexander Payne: His Journey in Film.

April 4, 2018: Lonnie Dunbier: “Martha McKelvie and Daisy Corey Eiseley: Little in Common except as featured in the Heritage Room” and as part of Lonnie Pierson Dunbier’s Museum of Nebraska Art Project: Their Place, Their Time, Women Artists in Nebraska, 1825-1945.

Contact the Heritage Room:

The Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 South 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508-1899

Phone: 402-441-8516


Regular hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Nebraska Authors Website:

Nebraska Authors

Support the Heritage Room:

Join the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association to support the Heritage Room. Donations to the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries may also be designated for the Heritage Room.

Donate Books or Papers to the Heritage Room:

We would enjoy discussing any possible donations of works by Nebraska authors or author memorabilia with you. We provide a Certificate of Gift for those who cannot visit in person.