Willa Cather Storytime Friends

“I love Omaha now, but I hated it at first” says mother of two, Adrianne Heithoff (above, red shirt), who is a member of the Willa Cather Storytime Friends. As an Omaha transplant, Adrianne didn’t know very many people, and was facing the daunting task of first-time motherhood alone. Patricia Leahy-Warren writes in Scientific American that: Entering motherhood is…
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Katie Temple Gallery Reception

Community members attended a reception for the opening of local artist Katie Temple's exhibit entitled Sense of Home. Temple's artwork is a reflection of her personal and continuous search for "home" as an adult. The exhibit was on display in the Michael Phipps Gallery during July and August  and was curated by Alex Priest. More photos…
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Local Author Finds Healing Through Writing… at the Library

Libraries are places of relative anonymity. Your neighborhood library staff gets to know their patrons and may recommend a book or movie based on an observation, but for the most part, people may wander the stacks, check out materials, and use computers unnoticed by their peers. At Omaha Public Library, we know that Omaha and Douglas…
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Taking Lena Home

On August 16, 2016, Film Streams, Omaha Public Library, and Greater Omaha Genealogical Society presented a special screening of the documentary TAKING LENA HOME at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, followed by a post-show discussion featuring the film’s director, Alexandra Grant. In 2000, Los Angeles-based artist Alexandra Grant came across a curious object in a Wyoming junk…
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