2018 Election: Register to Vote, Get Information at Omaha Public Library

Election Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Omaha Public Library is ready to help eligible Nebraska residents register to vote and get information about the upcoming election. How OPL can help: Eligible Nebraska residents can register to vote at any OPL location through Friday, Oct. 19. Important note: To vote in the Nov. 6…
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Family History Month

OPL offers year-round opportunities to begin or continue researching family history using its extensive genealogy resources, such as MyHeritage, Ancestry Library Edition, Omaha Star Digital Archives, and the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Omaha World-Herald Digital Archive. “There are so many resources available at the library for discovering one’s family history,” said Genealogy and…
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Banned Books Week 2018

Banned Books Week, September 23-29, brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those that may be considered unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal…
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The Evolution of a Reader

When I was in college, I was so confused about what I truly wanted to read that not even Paul Ingram, legendary bookseller at Prairie Lights, could steer me in the right direction. Poor Paul couldn’t have known that I was making reading choices based on what I thought I should like (literary fiction) instead…
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