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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July/August 2016: Sense of Home

Sense of Home Katie Temple July/August 2016 Katie Temple’s renderings of domestic exteriors are personal reflections on her continuous search for “home.” Through archetypes of dormitories, apartment complexes, townhouses, and houses, she explores how moving from place to place affects her sense of home. For Temple, “the meaning of home is a way of organizing…
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