The Nebraska Center for the Book will hold its Celebration of Nebraska Books on Saturday at the State Historical Society Museum, 15th and P Streets, Lincoln.
The 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. event will include an awards ceremony, book signings and the selection of the One Book One Nebraska title.
Books receiving awards:
• Anthology: “Artifacts & Illuminations: Critical Essays on Loren Eiseley,” edited by Tom Lynch and Susan N. Maher, published by the University of Nebraska Press.
• Children’s Picture Book: “House Held Up by Trees” by Ted Kooser, Candlewick Press.
• Cover/Design/Illustration: “Nebraska’s Post Office Murals: Born of the Depression, Fostered by the New Deal” by L. Robert Puschendorf, design by Nathan Putens, Nebraska State Historical Society Books.
• Cover/Design/Illustration Book Arts Award: “In Times of Considerable Wars and Interludes” by Don Welch, design and illustrations by Elysia Mann, All Along Press.
• Fiction: “Hell or High Water” by Joy Castro, Thomas Dunne Books.
• Fiction Honor: “Lake Country: A Novel” by Sean Doolittle, Bantam Books.
• Nonfiction Autobiography: “Called to Justice: The Life of a Federal Trial Judge” by Warren K. Urbom and William Jay Riley, Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press, and “Backstage: Stories From My Life in Public Television” by Ron Hull, Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press.
• Nonfiction Biography: “Free Radical: Ernest Chambers, Black Power and the Politics of Race” by Tekla Agbala Ali Johnson and Quintard Taylor, Texas Tech University Press.
• Nonfiction Essay: “What the River Carries: Encounters With the Mississippi, Missouri and Platte” by Lisa Knopp, University of Missouri.
• Nonfiction History: “Standing Firmly by the Flag: Nebraska Territory and the Civil War, 1861-1867” by James E. Potter, Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press.
• Nonfiction Nebraska as Place: “Nebraska’s Post Office Murals.”
• Poetry: “Stray Cat Blues” by Hal Sirowitz, Backwaters Press.
• Young Adult Fiction: “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” by emily m. danforth, Balzer + Bray.
• Youth Nonfiction: “Light on the Prairie: Solomon D. Butcher, Photographer of Nebraska’s Pioneer Days” by Nancy Plain, Bison Books, University of Nebraska Press.
The Jane Geske Award will go to the Nebraska Library Commission for its exceptional contribution to literacy, books, reading and literature in the state.
The event is free and open to the public.
Hear, meet authors of young adult fiction
Don’t miss a free presentation by three writers of young adult fiction Wednesday at the Millard Library, 13214 Westwood Lane.
Rainbow Rowell, author of “Eleanor & Park” and “Fangirl”; Gayle Forman, author of “Just One Day” and “Just One Year”; and Stephanie Perkins, author of “Lola and the Boy Next Door” and next year’s “Isla and the Happily Ever After,” will give a talk and sign their books.
Doors will open at 6 p.m.; the presentation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Writers will sign books at St. Wenceslaus school event
Several area writers will be at the WriteLife Booth at the St. Wenceslaus School Fall Bowtique on Saturday, The authors will talk to visitors and sign their books.
• 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Rita Rocker, Howard Faber and Lucy Adkins.
• 11 a.m. to noon: Mark Musik and Barb Malek.
• Noon to 1 p.m.: Marcia Calhoun Forecki.
• 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Maria Watson and David Martin.
• 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Robin Donovan.
The school is located at 15353 Pacific St.
ON THE CALENDAR
Workshop: Family History Writers Group, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today, W. Dale Clark Library, 215 S. 15th St.
Author presentation: Dr. Jean Lukesh, author of “Eagle of Delight: Portrait of the Plains Indian Girl in the White House,” 1:30 p.m. today, Fire Hall in Dannebrog, Neb. (donation taken).
John H. Ames Reading Series: Group reading with Nebraska authors Lucy Adkins, Becky Breed, Lisa Knopp, Marge Saiser and Mary K. Stillwell, 2 p.m. today, Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th and N Streets, Lincoln.
Book discussion: Crime Through Time Book Group, “Holmes on the Range” by Steve Hockensmith, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Bookworm, 87th and Pacific Streets.
Workshops: Mentoring for high school writers, 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday; Nebraska Writers Workshop for poetry, script writing and fiction, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Baright Library in Ralston.
Book Sale: Friends of the Omaha Public Library, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Swanson Library, 9101 West Dodge Road.
Book discussion: Enquiring Minds Group, “Fashion: A Very Short Introduction” by Rebecca Arnold, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the Bookworm.
GET LIT: Brigit St. Brigit Theater actors give readings from several genres, 6:30 p.m. Friday, the Bookworm.
For kids: Momaha Night Time Story Time for ages 1 through 5, “The Littlest Lion,” 7 p.m. Friday, the Bookworm.
Workshop: Nebraska Novelists critique group, 7 p.m. Friday, Crossroads Barnes & Noble, 72nd and Dodge Streets.
Reading/book signing: Shawn Brink, author of “The Space Between,” 11 a.m. Saturday, Springfield, Neb., Memorial Library.
Book discussion: Civil War Book Group, “Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War & Reconstruction” by Allen Guelzo, 10 a.m. Saturday, the Bookworrm.
Story time: Brigit St. Brigit’s Scott Kurz reads from children’s books, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, the Bookworm.
Book signing: Isa Moskowitz, author of “Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week,” 1 p.m. Saturday, the Bookworm.
Reading: Letra y Voces/Letters & Voices with Lisa Sandin, Todd Robinson, Thais Giannocaro and Scott Glasser, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St.
Calendar events are open to the public, and free unless otherwise noted.