Spring Book Fair on April 29

Featuring special guest bestselling author Alex Kava!

Schedule of Events: 

  • Author Fair 9am-1pm - Regional author meet and greet with book sales. Live readings from 10am to 1pm. 
    • *Indicates author will give a live reading at the time listed. 
    • Jeff Barnes – Nebraska History

    • Lin Brummels – Poetry

    • E. A. Buckingham-Young – Adult Fiction

    • Glenda Clare – Adult Fiction

    • Cat Dixon* - Poetry - 11:15am

    • Neil Harrison* - Poetry - 10:15am

    • Bonnie Johnson-Bartee* - Poetry - 10am

    • Tammy Marshall – Adult Fiction

    • Lisa McBride* – Adult Fiction - 12pm

    • Alena Mentink – Adult Fiction

    • Kolleen Meyer-Krikac and Devan Martin - Children's Nonfiction/Self-Help
    • Andrea Myers* – Adult Fiction - 10:45am

    • Dorothy Ramsey* - Childrens - 12:45pm
    • Marjorie Saiser* - Poetry - 11:30am

    • Barbara Schmitz* - Poetry - 11:45am

    • Angela R Sievers* - Poetry - 10:30am

    • Cleopatra Thomas* – Adult Fiction - 12:15pm

    • Tim and Lisa Trudell* – Adult Nonfiction/Travel - 12:30pm

    • CK Van Dam* - Adult Fiction - 11am
  • Book Swap 9am-1pm - Bring a book, take a book
    • Swap books with other readers. Receive one ticket for each book brought in to swap. Browse around and redeem each ticket for a new-to-you book to take home. 
  • Activities 1-3pm
    • Make a button, create a community zine, go on a library scavenger hunt, or find a geocache!
  • Writing Workshop w/ Alex Kava 1-2:30pm - Registration Required to Reserve Your Seat
    • "Finish It! Getting Your Novel From Start to THE END." This workshop combines the lessons and tips that best-selling author Alex Kava has learned in her twenty-two years as a novelist. Includes practical advice for any writers who have wanted to start a novel or might be stuck halfway through. Free and open to ages 16+. Registration required to reserve your seat. Sign up on the Event Calendar at or by calling 402-844-2100. Any open seats on the day of the workshop will be first come, first served.
  • Alex Kava Presentation 3-4pm
    • Alex Kava is the New York Times, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of twenty-one novels that include the critically acclaimed series featuring K9 handler Ryder Creed and the international bestselling series with FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell. See here for a list of her titles. 
  • Alex Kava Book Sales & Signing 4-5pm