Bookworm Burrows Deep

If you’re into book groups and book discussions, this is your week. The Bookworm in Countryside Village at 87th and Pacific hosts four discussion groups and a signing this week. It begins Thursday, Nov. 11, when Amiable Adult Readers Discussing Books Almost Always Read by Kids discuss Unwind by Neal Shusterman; it’s a sci-fi chiller […]

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Kokumi

Those crazy Japanese scientists keep discovering new flavors. First it was umami, the detection of savory, and now it’s kokumi. Unlike salty, sweet and bitter, the compounds that make up kokumi don’t have a distinct flavor. Rather, kokumi acts as a sort of amplifier for flavors, making salty foods saltier, savory foods more savory and […]

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Make Me Laugh

Author David Sedaris turns the page David Sedaris might well be the most patient man on earth. The bestselling author whose frequently hilarious and often insightful stories, about everything from an ex-patriot living in France to watching the housekeeping habits of a spider, have entertained millions in print and on NPR. His appearances frequently sell […]

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Monkeys and Mojitos

A conversation with Zane Lamprey Comedian Zane Lamprey has what many would call a dream job: for years he’s traveled to far-flung locations to throw back a few (or more than a few) drinks with the locals for his television show “Three Sheets.” His enthusiasm and good humor earned him the nickname “The Indiana Jones […]

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Booked

The big book news this week is former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s appearance at The Bookworm at 87th and Pacific in Countryside Village Tuesday, Oct. 26. She’ll be there to sign her new book, Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family before speaking at the Ambassador of Hope gala that evening. The book is light […]

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Crumbs

Author Katherine Leiner will be at the Novel Idea Bookstore, 118 N. 14th St. in Lincoln, this Wednesday, Oct. 27, to promote her new book GROWING ROOTS: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks and Food Activists. The book is a collection of interviews, color photographs and recipes from young people nationwide who are committed to edible sustainability. […]

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Omaha 10-10-10

Oct. 9-11 Omaha 10-10-10 UNO College of Public Affairs & Community Service Collaborating Commons, 67th and Dodge, Various times and prices omaha10.com   This week’s Omaha 10-10-10 conference is designed to provide a snapshot of the latest communication technology across all channels — a new take on marketing and technology conferences. Blurring the lines between […]

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Booked

Prime Time Family Reading Time, a free family literacy program designed to strengthen participants’ interest and skills in reading and talking about books, began last week and will run every Saturday morning through November at two Omaha Public Library branches: the South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., and the Charles B. Washington branch, 2868 Ames […]

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Booked

It’ll be a busy week at The Bookworm, 87th and Pacific in Countryside Village (a small town in the city!) this week. Wednesday, Sept. 22, author David Herlihy will be on hand at 6 p.m. to sign copies of his new book The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious […]

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