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Published Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 1:00 am / Updated at 11:19 am
Bookends: Star Deli reading to celebrate mothers

Mothers long have been the subject of literature. Celebrate them this evening at a reading in the Star Deli Gallery, 6114 Military Ave.

The reading is sponsored by and Sally Deskins’ organization, Les Femmes Folles.

In addition to Deskins, writers who plan to read from their works include Marilyn Coffey, Cat Dixon, Danielle Herzog, Fran Higgins, Megan Hunt, Summer Miller, Jessica Mogis, Rebecca Rotert, Michelle Troxclair, Felicia Webster and Laura Madeline Wiseman.

Deskins’ art show, “What Will Her Kids Think?” will be on view.

The event, which starts at 5 p.m., is free, although donations for Lydia House will be accepted.

Library, museum up for national medal

Two Omaha institutions — the Omaha Public Library and the Omaha Children’s Museum — are among 33 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

Ten winners of the award will be announced at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in April. In addition to a gold medal, each winner will receive a $5,000 award and a visit from StoryCorps, a national nonprofit dedicated to recording, preserving and sharing the stories of Americans.

The awards, sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is the highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for their outstanding service to the community.

People who have visited Omaha’s finalists and feel the institutions provided an important service to them or have made a difference are invited to share their stories at

Christian Writers Group hosts conference

Wordsowers Christian Writers Group will hold its first conference from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Reformed Church, 93rd and Fort Streets.

Speakers will include author/editor Pamela Sonnenmoser, author/editor Lee Warren and author Tara Rye. Topics to be covered will be Writing Your Life Story, Building a Platform to Sell Your Book and Writing for the Inspirational Market.

Conference admission is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Advance registration and more information are available at


Workshop: Family History Writers’ Group, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. today, W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St.

Book discussion: World War II Book Group, “Lisbon: War in the Shadow of the City of Light, 1939-1945” by Neill Lochery, 2 p.m. Monday, the Bookworm, 87th and Pacific Streets.

Workshop: WriteLife Writers’ Open Mic, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Pizza Shoppe Collective, 6056 Maple St.

Book discussion: Crime Through Time Book Group, “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: Or on the Segregation of the Queen” by Laurie R. King, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Bookworm.

Talk/signing: Brian Bogdanoff, author of “Three Bodies Burning,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Bennington Public Library.

Book signing: Julija Sukys, author of “Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Simaite” from the University of Nebraska Press, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Bookworm.

Book sales: Friends of the Omaha Public Library, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Swanson Library, 9101 West Dodge Road.

Book discussion: Multi-cultural/Historical Group, “The Messenger of Athens” by Anne Zouroudi, 5 p.m. Thursday, Mystery Bookstore, 1414 S. 13th St.

Book signing: Rainbow Rowell, author of “Eleanor & Park,” 6 p.m. Thursday, the Bookworm.

Writers’ seminar: “How to Market Your Book” with Sandra Wendel and Lisa Pelto, 8:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Saturday, Metropolitan Community College Sarpy Center, 9110 Giles Road, La Vista. ($29, register at or 402-457-5231.)

Book discussion: U.S. Presidents Group, “Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction” by Allen Guelzo, 10 a.m. Saturday, the Bookworm.

— Events are open to the public, and free unless otherwise noted.

Contact the writer: 402-444-1067,

Contact the writer: Carol Bicak    |   402-444-1067

Carol writes about community news, local profiles, the arts and books. She also covers the zoo.

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