Teen Job Fair

If you think libraries are just piles of books, then you probably haven’t been in one for awhile.Omaha Public Library can certainly provide the books, but an equal component of the 12-branch library system is its commitment to community engagement. OPL patrons benefit from more than just a one-dimensional approach to literacy, where print materials are…
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Cassandra Clare Visits Omaha

2016 is the year of bestselling author visits for Omaha, Nebraska. John Grisham will visit on April 21 as the first speaker in the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Marion Marsh Brown Lecture Series. Stephen King  will follow with a visit to Omaha in June. These world-renowned author visits kicked off in March, however, with the arrival of Cassandra Clare…
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Why Arts Belong at the Library

There often exists a dichotomy wherein Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM education is pitted against the liberal arts. Debates are waged over whether college tuition in STEM fields ought to be subsidized, and even the President has called the usefulness of an art history degree to question. For students attending the King Science & Technology Magnet middle school in…
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OPL Launches a Toy Library

Omaha Public Library staff are constantly assessing the needs of Douglas County residents and seeking solutions. Developing literacy and learning skills for OPL’s youngest patrons is a priority, and part of that learning experience for children includes toys. Yet, not every family in our community has access to toys due to economic or special needs…
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Nebraska Science Festival at OPL

Nebraska just wrapped up celebrating its fourth annual Nebraska Science Festival, or NESciFest as many have taken to calling it. The festival began as an initiative of UNMC with the interest of advancing science literacy. Since then, many other organizations have joined the cause, including Omaha Public Library, desiring to make science accessible, relevant and…
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Attention All Pokemon Trainers: Your Local Libraries are Poke Stops

“You may have already heard about a tiny little cultural phenomenon, known as Pokemon Go. People are OBSESSED with this app” writes Krystie Lee Yandoli for Buzzfeed, who featured a tweet from Omaha Public Library on Wednesday. Pokemon Go is finally live in North America, so you can now travel anywhere and everywhere to complete your…
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