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John H. Ames Reading Series: Readings by Nebraska Authors – 2021-2022

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  • October 9, 2022: Tosca Lee
  • March 6, 2022: Chris Harding Thornton
  • October 24, 2021: Hilda Raz and Grace Bauer

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NLHA’s Lunch at the Library – 2022 Programs

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  • December 7, 2022: Vicki Wood: Great Books for Giving
  • November 2, 2022: Margaret Jacobs: After One Hundred Winters
  • October 5, 2022: Anna Lind Thomas
  • April 8, 2022: Pat Leach: The American Library Association's Notable Books List

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John H. Ames Reading Series: Readings by Nebraska Authors – 1985

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  • December 19, 1985: William Kloefkorn
  • November 21, 1985: Kathleene West
  • October 24, 1985: Chuck Jagoda
  • July 18, 1985: Mordecai Marcus
  • June 20, 1985: Catherine Kidwell

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John H. Ames Reading Series: Readings by Nebraska Authors – 1986

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  • December 18, 1986: Peg Sheldrick
  • November 20, 1986: Ted Kooser
  • October 23, 1986: Marcia Southwick
  • September 25, 1986: Susan Strayer Deal
  • July 17, 1986: Fredrick Zydek
  • June 19, 1986: Michael Zangari
  • April 24, 1986: Dwight Marsh
  • March 27, 1986: Art Homer
  • February 13, 1986: Carol Ann Russell
  • January 16, 1986: Virginia Gilbert

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John H. Ames Reading Series: Readings by Nebraska Authors – 1987

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  • December 17, 1987: Judith Nelson
  • November 19, 1987: Mark Sanders
  • October 15, 1987: Ann Bardens
  • September 17, 1987: Sally Herrin
  • July 16, 1987: Stephen Behrendt
  • June 18, 1987: John McNamara
  • April 16, 1987: Lorraine Duggin
  • March 19, 1987: Trish Murphy
  • February 19, 1987: Barbara Schmitz
  • January 15, 1987: Richard Duggin

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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

E-mail: heritage@lincoln.ne.gov

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Sunday: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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