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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Staff Spotlight: Debra Paris

Of the more than 260 staff members employed by OPL, Youth Library Specialist Debra Paris probably spends the least amount of time in any of OPL’s 12 branches. That’s because Paris works out of the Learning Community Center of North Omaha (LCCNO), as a liaison between OPL and the North Omaha community it serves. The…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Angel Johnson

Every Monday, Milton R. Abrahams Branch, hosts two storytimes—a Toddler Storytime at 9:30 a.m. and a Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Each event features different stories, songs, activities and sometimes crafts, making it a busy couple hours for Children’s Librarian Melanie Webb. Fortunately, she's received some extra help in the last year since Angel Johnson…
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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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