Holiday Happenings at OPL

The holidays can make the end of the year feel like a whirlwind. Fortunately, Omaha Public Library provides many resources, activities and even a gift guide to help make the holiday season a little easier and more enjoyable for everyone. Books, book lists, cookbooks, movies & music can help you to prepare for the season and put […]

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“Rivers” Exhibition Draws Inspiration from Missouri River and Surroundings

In considering the relationship between manufactured structures and the natural environment along the Missouri River, Lori Elliott-Bartle, Marcia Joffe-Bouska, and Tom Quest's collaborative work is amplified by the rich textures and diverse material palette of their individual work in "Rivers". While contemplating place, memory, and connection to nature, these local artists began their first collaborative […]

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Explore your lineage with OPL this Family History Month

Established by Congress in 2001 to encourage people to explore their ancestry, October is National Family History Month. Omaha Public Library has several resources to help family historians at all levels of experience! For those eager to get started or perhaps those who have hit a road block in their research, OPL's 9th Annual Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, Oct. […]

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“Screen Shot” by Alex Jochim, Kristin Pluhacek and Sarah Jones

Screen Shot Alex Jochim, Kristin Pluhacek and Sarah Jones September 1 - Oct. 30, 2017 “Screen Shot” is a multimedia exhibition featuring the work of Alex Jochim, Kristin Pluhacek, and Sarah Jones which pushes through quick, yet intimate memories. These personal histories are abrupt, not unlike the endless scrolling feature of social media—conflating both emotions and artificiality.  […]

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Exploring Derek Courtney’s “Folklore of Labor”

Derek Courtney is an Omaha-based artist whose time spent growing up in rural West Virginia led to his current exhibition "Folklore of Labor." The exhibition depicts similarities Courtney identified between modern day blue collar workers and manual laborers from the early 20th century. We asked Courtney a few questions about himself, his work and how […]

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Folklore of Labor: Derek Courtney

Folklore of Labor Derek Courtney July 7-August 28 Embedded with autobiographical references, “Derek Courtney: Folklore of Labor” addresses the human and environmental costs of labor practices in the United States. Growing up in rural West Virginia, his heritage is wedded to the deterioration of communities and people through historically problematic factory practices. Courtney’s varied work […]

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