Annual OPL Fundraiser Welcomed Chef, Author Amy Thielen

For the fifth consecutive year, the Omaha Public Library Foundation hosted its annual fundraiser featuring a celebrated, national author. Between the Lines with Amy Thielen took place on September 26, 2018, at the Institute for the Culinary Arts on the Metro Community College Fort Omaha Campus.

Clayton Chapman of The Grey Plume served as honorary event chair. Event proceeds from Between the Lines with Amy Thielen supported Omaha Public Library programs and services. 

A Minnesota native now living in rural Park Rapids, Amy Thielen is the author of two books: The New Midwestern Table and Give a Girl a Knife. She is a chef, TV cook, and two-time James Beard Award-winning writer. Her first cookbook was published in 2013 and won the James Beard Book Award for American Cooking. Her memoir was published in 2017, and was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly, among others. 

 The annual fundraiser for Omaha Public Library welcomed more than 200 attendees.

The annual fundraiser for Omaha Public Library welcomed more than 200 attendees.

The Wednesday evening fundraiser also featured the presentation of the Omaha Public Library Foundation's Barbara Bock-Mavis Leadership Award to James P. Kineen, a longtime library foundation board member.

Previous authors featured at the annual fundraiser include Margaret Atwood (2014), Wally Lamb (2015), Tobias Wolff (2016), and Hope Jahren (2017). To learn more about future fundraisers, contact the Omaha Public Library Foundation: foundation@omahalibrary.org or (402) 444-4589.

 Amy Thielen signed copies of her two books for guests following her remarks.

Amy Thielen signed copies of her two books for guests following her remarks.

 Amy Thielen, left, with The Grey Plume’s Clayton Chapman, who served as honorary event chair.

Amy Thielen, left, with The Grey Plume’s Clayton Chapman, who served as honorary event chair.


Special Thanks to Our 2018 Event Sponsors

Head Chef
Mike & Susan Lebens
Omaha Steaks
Tenaska

Sous Chef
Aflac

Chef de Partie
Cline Williams
Deloitte
Amy Haddad & Steve Martin
Dan & Tina Lonergan
Morrissey Engineering

Commis Chef
BCDM Architects
Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture
Anne & Brian Branigan
BVH Architecture
Scott & Julie Cobb
DLR Group
Fraser Stryker
Karen & Jim Linder
Leo A Daly
Mike & Dana Meyer
Olsson Associates
RDG Planning & Design
The Reader
Nola & David Schettler
Security National Bank
Paul & Annette Smith
Streck
UNO/UNMC
Valmont