Photo: Some rights reserved by eioua Connect Volume 20 • Issue 3 • Fall 2013 News from Omaha Public Library • OPL Foundation • Friends of OPL Page Page 2 Director’s Note SRP Wrap-up Book Discussions Tues | Sept 10 | 6:30 pm Florence Branch Tues | Sept 17 | 2 pm A.V. Sorensen Branch Tues | Sept 17 | 6:30 pm Millard Branch Thur | Sept 19 | 6:30 pm Millard Branch Sat | Sept 21 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch Movie Viewings Tues | Sept 3 | 6:30 pm Milton R. Abrahams Branch Sat | Sept 7 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch Wed | Sept 11 | 6:30 pm South Omaha Library Fri | Sept 13 | 1:30 pm W. Dale Clark Main Library Tues | Sept 17 | 6:30 pm Milton R. Abrahams Branch Tues | Sept 24 | 5:45 pm Florence Branch Wed | Sept 25 | 5:30 pm Charles B. Washington Branch Sat | Oct 5 | Noon Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch Inside the OPD Crime Lab Tues | Sept 24 | 6:30 pm Milton R. Abrahams Branch Get a behind-the-scenes look at OPD’s Crime Lab with a forensic detective. 3 Page Persephone Collection Michael Phipps Gallery 4-5 Page Book Kits KidSpot & TeenSpace 6-7 Friends of OPL OPL Foundation Omaha Reads In Cold Blood Each year, Omaha Public Library (OPL) encourages the community to join together in reading one book as part of the Omaha Reads campaign. Omaha Reads promotes literacy and provides the City with a common theme to discuss. The selection is celebrated with book talks, an author visit and related programs. This September, the chilling 1959 murders of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, will be commemorated with the reading of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. “Our community chose In Cold Blood as this year’s Omaha Reads selection in a public vote. Truman Capote’s classic work continues to ignite conversation and thought, as a pioneer true crime novel. It continues to be required reading for most college students, and has been in print since its publication in 1966,” said OPL Executive Director Gary Wasdin. “The purpose of Omaha Reads is to encourage each of us to read or re-read a compelling literary work that will spark conversations throughout our community. In Cold Blood is a great example of a book that gets people talking.” Photo: Truman Capote, 1959. Source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Taken from the English Wikipedia. Inside the Works of Truman Capote with David Ebershoff Sun | Sept 29 | 2:30 pm KANEKO | 1111 Jones St. Author David Ebershoff is considered a leading expert on the works of Truman Capote and works with Capote’s estate to oversee Capote publications for Random House. Books will be available for purchase and signing.