Omaha’s 1898 World’s Fair Exhibit

The launch of Timothy Schaffert’s book The Swan Gondola, set amid Omaha’s 1898 World’s Fair, gave OPL an opportunity to revisit its collection of Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition memorabilia. A special exhibit in the Michael Phipps Gallery allowed visitors to travel back in time and rediscover Omaha’s World’s Fair through artifacts and photography, including contributions from The Durham Museum…
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Digital Archives

Many people can remember doing research the old-fashioned way: poring over old newspapers using microfiche or microfilm. While much Omaha history is still preserved in this format, researching the Omaha World-Herald archives became much easier with the acquisition of its digital archives (1885-1983). OPL patrons had been using this valuable resource as a trial since…
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“Science Future” Exhibit in the Michael Phipps Gallery

Science Future is a multimedia exhibition featuring the scientific and futuristic impulses of Travis Apel, Launa Bacon, and Regan Pufall. For Apel, naturalistic forms are complicated with extraterrestrial references; while Pufall reworks insects into otherworldly scapes; and Bacon bombards the viewer with a sensory overload of dystopic and utopic ideas. Together, their work mines imagery from…
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Guest Post: Dad Shares Heartwarming Letter About Books, Braille and Bonding

My daughter Harlow had a great experience at the library yesterday, and I thought I’d share it with you. Last week, she checked out a book called My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay. It’s about a school-age girl who is blind. She’s a typical girl in all respects, who loves to sing, dance and…
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