Build a Better World with OPL resources

Omaha Public Library (OPL) takes the 2017 Summer Reading Program theme "Build a Better World" seriously! OPL has an abundance of resources available to educate and entertain anyone, as well as a 10-hour reading challenge, which you can sign up for here. Toys Did you know that in addition to books, OPL has a Toy Library? Some toys are […]

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Interwoven: Sarah Kolar & Brian Wetjen

Interwoven Sarah Kolar & Brian Wetjen May 5-June 27, 2017 Layering references, techniques, and practices Interwoven explores the abstract work of Sarah Kolar and Brian Wetjen. Working beyond specific meanings and interpretations, each artist creates complex works from simple materials. Independently their work shares aesthetic commonalities, yet in their pairing, shared new meanings emerge. Kolar's […]

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Photos: Storybook Land 2017 at Saddlebrook Branch

Very Hungry Caterpillar storytime.

Storybook Land 2017 brought some of our favorite children's book characters to life on Sunday, April 30. We were visited by Amelia Bedelia, Elephant and Piggie, Maisy, Pinkalicious, Pout Pout Fish, Tacky the Penguin, Very Hungry Caterpillar and our beloved Scamper! See below for a list of our characters' books! View the full album on […]

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2017 Poetry to Bridge Generations Contest

2017 Intergenerational Poetry Contest

For the eighth consecutive year, Omaha Public Library is proud to co-sponsor the Poetry to Bridge Generations Contest. The contest, hosted by the University of Nebraska Omaha Department of Gerontology, encourages local youth and elders to exchange information on life span in relation to aging and reflect on their beliefs about aging and their role […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Carol Armbrust

OPL volunteer Carol Armbrust

Everyone finds peace in different places, but for the last four years Carol Armbrust has found hers at W. Dale Clark Main Library. As someone whose favorite pastime is sitting on her patio with a fire burning and a book in her hand, Armbrust’s volunteer work in Main Library’s children’s department makes perfect sense. For […]

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