It is once again Family Storytime at the Abrahams Branch Library, 5111 N. 90th St. Children of all ages will experience stories, creative movement, and explore the early literacy skills of singing, playing, reading, talking and writing. Childcare groups welcome, please phone in advance. Time: 10:30–11:00 a.m. For more info, phone 402-444-6284.
First United Methodist Church, 7020 Cass St., presents “School to Prison Pipeline” at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons area – door 4. “From the Classroom to the Courtroom: A Review of the School Police Programs,” author Rose Godinez, will discuss how to involve the community in finally addressing our inhumane school to prison pipeline and LB 390 which establishes new roles for School Resource Officers in Nebraska. The event is free and open to the community, however you must register at Eventbrite.
Read the book. Then see the movie. Each month Midtown Cinema and Omaha Public Library (OPL) will partner to bring you a viewing of a book that made it to the big screen. Following the screening, join OPL’s staff in the Sunshine Taproom for a lively discussion of that month’s book and movie. This month’s movie is The Graduate. For tickets or more info, go to https://drafthouse.com/omaha/series/novel-pictures.
SeptemberFest is back at Omaha CenturyLink Center. Enjoy a car show, MusicFest, Dino Adventures, food booths, and the ever-popular carnival rides. Friday 5 p.m.‑ midnight, Sat., Sun, Mon., 12 p.m.‑ midnight.
Great Plains Black History Museum will host a book signing for “Your Bridge to History,” written by Portia and Preston Love Jr., from 1– 3 p.m.
Labor Day Masquerade R&B Edition at Love’s Jazz & Arts Center, 2510 N. 24th St., at 8 p.m. A live R&B musical performance themed around the mystique, sexiness, and allure of masquerade balls of the past. Purchase tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com.
– 2019 Rhythm Blues & Arts Fest 2–11:30 p.m. Keith Sweat will Make It Last Forever! at Lewis & Clark Landing, 345 Riverfront Dr. Pop-up shops with regional arts & crafts, food and beverages from local favorites are will be available. Vendors who wish to display or sell their wares need to fill out the form at www.rbafest.com. Tickets and VIP packages available now at Eventbrite. Gates open at 2:00 p.m. No refunds.
North Omaha’s own Terence “Bud” Crawford, WBO Welterweight Champion of the World, is the Grand Marshall of The SeptemberFest parade. The parade starts at 16th and CassStreets, travels south on 16th Street to Capitol Avenue, continues east on Capitol to 10th Street and concludes by proceeding north on 10th Street to Mike Fahey street. The two-hour parade goes on rain or shine. There will be flag carrying honor guards, marching bands, labor unions, businesses, floats, animals, horses, clowns and roaming artists. The fun begins at 10 a.m.
The catfish is fresh, hot, and waiting for you at Clair Methodist, 5544 Ames Ave. Come for lunch, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and return for dinner, 4-7 p.m. Menu includes fried catfish, two sides, a beverage and homemade lemon cake. Phone 402-451-8322 to place your order. Delivery available on 3 or more orders.
Book Signing: Author Nicole Ryan for release of her new book “Moving Forward,” Divine Nspirations, 2118 N. 24th St. For more info, phone Valerie Bradford at 402-707-7139.
The Omaha Star, in existence for more than 80 years, has been Nebraska’s largest African American newspaper and the city’s most effective device to improve the lives of African Americans. Since 1938, the policy of the Omaha Star has been to print only positive news and to be a vigilant champion for African-American progress. Located in the heart of Omaha’s African American community, two blocks south of 24th & Lake Street, the Omaha Star building is a surviving symbol of culture, strength, positive journalism, information and education to individuals in Omaha and the surrounding areas.
The Omaha Star, with its circulation of approximately 30,000, was found in a survey conducted in 2001 to be read six times before being discarded. In its history, The Omaha Star has never missed an edition. Its archives are a miniature history of Omaha’s black community, a population of well over 60,000 people.