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Connect Volume 21 • Issue 1 • Spring 2014 News from Omaha Public Library • OPL Foundation • Friends of OPL Page 2 Page Director’s Note Women’s History Month National Library Week April 13-19 Lives change @ your library. During NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK and throughout April, libraries host special events to highlight the unique role libraries play in changing people’s lives. Today’s libraries can help you and your family discover a new and exciting world. Visit your library for computer resources for teens and adults, job search assistance, access to subscription databases and library-recommended websites, and homework help. You also can obtain information about how to become a U.S. citizen, bilingual resources, and neutral financial information to help you make important decisions. Libraries are an oasis if you are looking for adult education classes, or for a recommendation on the best books or eBooks to expand your horizons. Open the door to change, visit your library! A message from the American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries and Omaha Public Library Spring_connect2014.indd 1 3 Page Phipps Gallery Recommended Reads 4-5 Page Youth Media Awards KidSpot & TeenSpace 6-7 Friends of OPL OPL Foundation Margaret Atwood Author Visit Sun | April 13 | 1 pm | Scott Conference Center | 6450 Pine St. A celebrated author of more than 40 volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction and nonfiction, Margaret Atwood is best known for her novels. In a writing career that spans nearly five decades, some of Atwood’s standout works include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1993), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2000. Her newest novel, MaddAddam (2013), is the final volume in a trilogy that began with Oryx and Crake (2003), and continued with The Year of the Flood (2009). “OPL is pleased to offer Omaha area residents the opportunity to meet such a literary icon,” said OPL executive director Gary Wasdin. “Margaret Atwood’s works have served to entertain and educate readers, as well as inspire debate, discussion and critical thinking. We’re honored to introduce her to longtime fans, and hope to create new ones as well.” This event is being offered as a part of National Library Week and made possible by the Omaha Public Library Foundation. For more information, visit All are welcome to attend the author’s discussion of selected readings, followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to ensure seating; doors open at 12:30 pm. Atwood’s books will be available for purchase at the event. Book Discussion Create “Atwood” Mini-Book Earrings Tues | Apr 15 | 6:30-8 pm | Millard Branch Sat | Apr 19 | 10 am-12:30 pm | Millard Branch Read Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and join Tom’s Third-Tuesday Book Club for a discussion. Register to pick up a book. Refreshments served. Turn a teeny set of Atwood books into a pair of earrings. All materials supplied. Ages 14+. Space limited; registration required. 2/20/2014 2:16:20 PM

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