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17th Annual Teen Poetry Bash

Dec 2nd | 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Bring two original poems to read aloud or perform as slam poetry. Top scoring entrants will advance to compete for cash prizes. Grades 8-12.

About the "Rivers" Exhibition

The relationship between manufactured structures & natural environments along the Missouri River inspired exhibition by 3 local artists.

The Vietnam War

In “The Vietnam War,” filmmakers Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the conflict as it has never before been told on film.

Omaha Star Digital Archive

The Omaha Star, in existence for over 70 years, has been Nebraska’s largest African American newspaper. Search the archives from 1938-2011.

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Hours & Locations Hours & Locations

See OPL branch library hours and locations. Find by address, ZIP code or see list of open branches. View map of all 12 library locations.
See OPL branch library hours and locations. Find by address, ZIP code or see list of open branches. View map of all 12 library locations.

Sign Up For a Library Card Sign up for a Library Card

Apply on our website or come into any library with your photo I.D. If your I.D. doesn't have your current address, bring along a piece of ma…
Apply on our website or come into any library with your photo I.D. If your I.D. doesn't have your current address, bring along a piece of mail or a legal document with your name and current address on it.

Search Catalog Search Catalog

Search the catalog by keyword, format, language, location and other filtered options.
Search the catalog by keyword, format, language, location and other filtered options.

New York Times Bestsellers List New York Times Bestsellers List

Find The New York Times® bestselling book list here.
Find The New York Times® bestselling book list here.

Future of OPL Facilities Future of OPL Facilities

Please review these materials and provide your feedback through the facilities plan survey to help set priorities for OPL's future facilitie…
Please review these materials and provide your feedback through the facilities plan survey to help set priorities for OPL's future facilitie…

Kids & Teens

Teen Poetry Workshops Teen Poetry Workshops

Bring your creativity and your interest in slam poetry to these workshops with Nebraska Writers Collective's Louder Than a Bomb coaches.
Bring your creativity and your interest in slam poetry to these workshops with Nebraska Writers Collective's Louder Than a Bomb coaches.

Events for Kids Ages Birth to 5 Events for Kids Ages Birth to 5

Various Locations
Storytimes, crafts, parties and more, all for the little one in your life!
Storytimes, crafts, parties and more, all for the little one in your life!

Homework Help Homework Help

All of our locations offer helpful staff, Live Homework Help® through tutor.com, informational databases & other reference materials.
All of our locations offer helpful staff, Live Homework Help® through tutor.com, informational databases & other reference materials.

Out & About Storytimes Out & About Storytimes

Join us at different parks and places in the Omaha metro area for storytime! Geared toward preschoolers, but all are welcome.
Join us at different parks and places in the Omaha metro area for storytime! Geared toward preschoolers, but all are welcome.

Forensics Speech Workshop Forensics Speech Workshop

Middleschoolers will learn vital speaking skills and competition readiness, as well as how to use these skills in everyday life.
Middleschoolers will learn vital speaking skills and competition readiness, as well as how to use these skills in everyday life.

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