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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 5, 2016: John Fulwider

John Fulwider is a small business consultant who will speak about his book Better Together: How Top Nonprofit CEOs and Board Chairs Get Happy, Fall in Love, and Change Their World.  Every nonprofit organization dreams of a strong partnership between its board chair and executive leader to help ensure its success. Unfortunately, this essential relationship is often left to chance. By providing concrete action steps and useful case studies, Better Together is an invaluable how-to resource for making dreams a reality.

November 2, 2016: Joe Starita

Joe Starita was the New York Bureau Chief for Knight-Ridder newspapers and a veteran investigative reporter for The Miami Herald. His stories have won more than two dozen awards, one of which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for local reporting. For the last nine years, he has held an endowed chair at the University of Nebraska’s College of Journalism. Starita is the author of The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge and I Am A Man. He will discuss his new book, A Warrior of the People: The Indomitable Courage of Susan La Flesche.

December 7, 2016: Vicki Wood

Vicki Wood, Youth Services Coordinator at Lincoln City Libraries, will present “Good Books for Sharing.” This popular annual review of books highlights titles that make great gifts for all ages.

February 1, 2017: Tim Anderson

Timothy G. Anderson has taught journalism at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and prior to that worked as an editor and designer for a number of newspapers, including the New York Times and Newsday.  He will be discussing his new book, Lonesome Dreamer:  The Life of John G. Neihardt.

March 1, 2017: Christine Starr Davis

Christine Starr Davis will discuss her highly acclaimed chapbook, Skin, Bone, Feather. Her poems have been widely printed and anthologized in publications such as The Tusculum Review, Spoon River Poetry Review and Cider Press Review.

April 5, 2017: Pat Leach

Pat Leach, Library Director of Lincoln City Libraries, will present Notable Books from The American Library Association. This popular annual program is a book lovers romp through some of the best books published in the past year.

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

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.