“Illuminations” Exhibition featuring Rachel Cunningham and Emma Westbrook

"Illuminations" Exhibition featuring Rachel Cunningham and Emma Westbrook January 3 - March 2 | Michael Phipps Gallery, 1st Floor Rachel Cunningham captures cloudscapes from the physical world and paints them into impossible skies, filled with striking geometry, at once peaceful and electric. Emma Westbrook mixes the information technology of the Renaissance - print, paint, paper…
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Staff Spotlight: Jacob Lee

Jacob Lee began working at OPL nearly nine years ago, serving in several positions throughout his tenure. He began as a cataloging aide in the Collection Processing department, then moved into the role of interlibrary loan clerk. While pursuing his master’s degree online, he was hired as a cataloguer at Bellevue University’s Freeman/Lozier Library and…
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Halloween Happenings at OPL

Halloween can be a frighteningly frenzied time of year. Between shopping for and creating treats, costumes and decorations, parents may be seeking a simple solution for seasonal fun without adding to the already hectic time and expenses! Omaha Public Library (OPL) can help with fun, free, pre-planned programs and activities for all ages to enjoy. Browse…
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Sept/Oct Exhibition: “So the Stories Go”

"So the Stories Go" Exhibition Casey Callahan | Ilaamen Pelshaw | Tyler Swain September 6 - October 26, 2019 Artists Casey Callahan, Ilaamen Pelshaw and Tyler Swain each draw from memory, story and childhood in vastly different ways. Most direct is Pelshaw, who makes bright, illustrative paintings interpreting both old storytime favorites like Goldilocks and…
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Partner Spotlight: City Sprouts

Gardening nonprofits work to increase locally saved seeds for OPL’s Common Soil Seed Library In 1995, a group of volunteers transformed a vacant lot at 4002 Seward St. into a community garden. Since then, it has blossomed into the thriving gardening education nonprofit known as City Sprouts. The organization works to provide space, workshops, and…
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Celebrate Family History Month with OPL Programs, Lock-In

Learn more about one of the best genealogy collections in the Midwest by attending the 11th Annual Genealogy Lock-In hosted by OPL and the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society (GOGS). Library staff and GOGS members will be available to help participants discover genealogical treasures in OPL’s collection and online. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops and…
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