February is African American History Month and Omaha Public Library celebrates the accomplishments and rich history of African Americans in the United States. Programs that share the impact of African Americans in our community and across the nation will be offered. All programs are free, but space is limited and registration may be required. Visit omahalibrary.org or contact the hosting location for more information.
Starting one’s own business can be a daunting task, but also one of the most rewarding for anyone who has ever dreamed of being their own boss. Omaha Public Library (OPL) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are partnering to offer a series of workshops designed to help potential new business owners navigate the ins and outs of starting and maintaining a successful business. All workshops are free and registration is requested through the hosting OPL branch or at omahalibrary.org. Lunch will be provided during each hour-long session.
Omaha Public Library (OPL) Executive Director Gary Wasdin has officially accepted a library director position with King County Library System. His last day with OPL will be January 16. Wasdin has served as director since January 2010.
All are welcome at Omaha Public Library for a delightful afternoon in honor of Jane Austen's 239th birthday. The eleventh annual Jane Austen Tea will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2-4 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Festivities will include light English fare, tea and a special Reader’s Theatre Production featuring scenes from all six of Jane Austen’s principal novels.
Jan Brett is the New York Times #1 bestselling artist/author of 35 books for children. Brett will visit Omaha on Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. at the Omaha Police Union Hall, 13445 Cryer Ave. Brett will read from her newest book, The Animals’ Santa, and draw one of her famous illustrations. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the author’s presentation – a great holiday gift idea! Participants will also have the opportunity to make a winter craft and have their photo taken with one of Brett’s most beloved characters, Hedgie the Hedgehog!