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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.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day book coverOctober 2, 2019: Gary Moulton, Professor Emeritus of American History at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and editor of the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, will be discussing his latest book, The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day.

Zoo Nebraska - coverNovember 6, 2019: Carson Vaughan, a freelance journalist who has written for many publications including the New Yorker and New York Times,” will be speaking about his book Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream.

photo of gift wrapped presentsDecember 4, 2019: Vicki Wood, Youth Services Supervisor for Lincoln City Libraries, will talk about “Great Books for Giving.” A book list based on this presentation is available here.


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

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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.