Throughout Its History, Benson Library Has Had Many Plot Twists

Originally featured in the Omaha World-Herald on December 14, 2013. Today, Benson's library serves a thriving and eclectic community. Drop by or plan to attend the monthly library board of trustees meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Each month, the Omaha Public Library will introduce you to one of its 12 locations. Follow along to learn something new…
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Walter Dean Myers Visits Omaha

National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Walter Dean Myers visited Omaha on December 10, 2013. Myers was a critically acclaimed author of books for young people. His visit to Omaha was sponsored by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress,the Children’s Book Council (CBC) and its foundation, Every Child a Reader. Myers made visits to Omaha North…
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Omaha Reads 2013

During the ninth annual Omaha Reads campaign, OPL encouraged the community to join together in reading In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. The title was selected through an online public vote and the pioneer true-crime story of the 1959 Clutter family murder in Holcomb, Kansas, sparked much conversation and had many people asking what Capote was hoping…
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2013 Genealogy Lock-In

Each year, OPL and the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society host an after hours event welcoming people who have an interest in beginning or continuing family research. The 2013 lock-in featured a presentation called "Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Family History" by professional genealogist Nancy Archdekin. Find more photos from the event here…
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