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Speed dating at the library

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But once he came, only one woman really caught his eye, and she wasn’t in his age group.He went on a speed date with her anyway, and left once he accomplished that goal.“I would try it again, if I could lie about my age,” he said with a laugh.

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On Sunday afternoon, the program was held for those 45 to 55 and 56 and older.Here’s how I’ve put together this activity: I always get great feedback from teachers and students with this activity…they love it!By the final round, about half of the students will typically have a book that they want to check out.John Adrian is no stranger to speed dating at the W. Last year some librarians persuaded him to attend the free, Valentine’s Day-inspired event.He had recently gotten divorced and thought speed dating would be a low-stress way to meet new people, especially with the time constraint on each “date.”“It’s very difficult to make a fool out of yourself in three minutes,” he said.Richard Andrews, left, and Gregg Limley were among the 80 daters at the W. “(We) try to reconnect them with the library while they’re here, and hopefully they make a love connection too,” said Emily Getzschman, the library’s marketing manager.

Yolanda White of Omaha goes on a three-minute date during the Omaha Public Library's annual speed dating event at the W. About 80 people attended Sunday's speed dating event, which was for participants 45 and older.

Richard Andrews of Omaha goes on a three-minute date during the Omaha Public Library's annual speed dating event Sunday.

Andrews said finding a "special someone" would be nice, but he also wants to find friends who share his interests.

One of the most powerful things I can do for my students is work to promote reading for fun and helping students find books that they will enjoy.

I feel like middle school is one of those key times in life where many students either take the path to become a life-long reader…or not.

If a connection was sparked during a conversation, daters circled “yes” on a sheet of paper to indicate they’d be open to speaking again.