Girls Who Code

Beginning in 2016, OPL and Girls Who Code began working together to provide tech education to girls in grades 6-12. Every Saturday during the 10-week session, 24 girls meet at Abrahams Branch for four hours to connect, strategize, and virtually build solutions to problems they encounter in every day life. Since starting in 2012, Girls Who…
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Nebraska Writers Collective

Omaha Public Library began working with the Nebraska Writers Collective (NWC) in 2009 when Matt Mason joined their ranks. Since then, Mason has worked alongside OPL Youth & Family Services Manager Julie Humphrey to grow the Teen Poetry Bash, which recently held its 16th annual event; and Adult Services Librarian Erin Duerr to launch Show …
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Take a 3D Tour of OPL Art

If you think libraries are just buildings that hold books, you're missing out! Not only does Omaha Public Library have a huge treasury of books, CD's, DVD's and audiobooks, we also have a collection of art on display throughout the 12 branches. With the help of Google Street View technology, you can now take a virtual tour…
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OPL Branch Pets

As if the library wasn't a comfy enough place, what with all of the oversized chairs and books, some branches of the Omaha Public Library also have pets you can visit with while reading! Meet some of the furry (and scaly) friends that call our branches home.Abrahams Branch: Minnie & Daisy When twin gerbils arrived…
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Cuneiform Tablets

Buried in the archive room of the W. Dale Clark Library are over 100 cuneiform tablets. Originally collected by Edgar J. Banks, Ph.D, and presented to Omaha Public Library by Charles N. Dietz in 1917, these tablets came from sites in the Middle East, an area which from ancient times has been a crossroads of…
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Young Entrepreneurs Club

Saturday, December 3, 2016, the Young Entrepreneurs Club decided to sell baked goods at Swanson Branch, and they were a hit! Not only did the group sell out of cookies and brownies, but they learned about brand identity, marketing, promotion, and budgeting. They each took home a little over $30 after making a donation to…
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