Sponsored by the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association
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 p.m. Tours of the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors on the 3rd floor will be available after the programs. Bring your lunch; coffee provided courtesy of The Mill.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
This month the featured speaker is Dr. Eileen Wirth, a professor emeritus of journalism at Creighton University and a senior writer for Legacy Preservation. She will be speaking about her latest book, The Women Who Built Omaha: A Bold and Remarkable History.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Rick Cypert, author of America’s Agatha Christie: Mignon Good Eberhart, Her Life and Works, shares his insights into this Nebraska treasure along with a discussion of her novel, The Mystery of Hunting’s End, the 2023 One Book One Nebraska selection.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Pat Leach will discuss the All About Books program on Nebraska Public Media and the series called “This is Nebraska: Books That Tell Our Story.” She’ll talk about the books that people noted and offer some insights gained in conversations with Nebraskans about “our” books.
Videos from the 2022 Lunch at the Library series are available here.
The Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 South 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508-1899
Sunday: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Nebraska Authors Website:
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.