Mayor’s Grant will Support Benson Branch’s Children’s Area

When the Benson Neighborhood Association (BNA) considered projects worthy of funding from the 2019 Mayor's Neighborhood Grant program, their local library came right to mind. The group chose to focus their efforts on supporting OPL's Benson Branch, specifically the children's area, and submitted a proposal for $5,000 to fund new family and kid-friendly seating. "We're…
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“Deep Surface” Explores Consciousness in Main Library’s Michael Phipps Gallery

"Deep Surface" Rexo Droppers | Bob Mathews | Sophie Newell On display May 3 - June 30 Michael Phipps Gallery, W. Dale Clark Main Library The artists featured in "Deep Surface" draw from the ephemera of memory and inner consciousness to explore narrative through color, fabric and found objects. Bob Mathews depicts animal figures in…
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UNO Day of Service Volunteers Give Back to OPL

No classes were held at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Metropolitan Community College or Omaha Public Schools on January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Yet, students from all three schools came together at UNO’s Community Engagement Center to work on a service project for OPL as part of UNO’s annual MLK Day of Service, which is organized…
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UNL Extension Hatching New Partnership this Spring

It was only a matter of time before Katie Krause collaborated with OPL. Krause is a Nebraska Extension Educator with the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) Extension’s The Learning Child team. This group of educators focuses on early childhood development and education across the state. After five years on the job developing curricula, connecting…
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“On Hire” features work of 25 Amplify Arts artists

Each year, ​Amplify Arts (formerly Omaha Creative Institute) brings together 25 Omaha-area artists for eight weeks to share skills, evaluate work, and build communities of peers. In marking the completion of the most recent cycle, "On Hire" looks at chance as a point of departure to assess the generative qualities of experimentation, failure and self-reflection. Included works…
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