“Ladies at the Fair” Explores Females’ Historical Experiences Through a Modern Lens

The Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition attracted two million people to Omaha in 1898, exactly 120 years ago. Its success depended on hundreds of women who were involved as organizers, employees, performers, reporters, and attendees. What if those women were Instagramming during the fair? "Ladies at the Fair: Women and the Omaha Expo of 1898" is…
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Programs Will Help to Prepare Omahans for Retirement

Retirement is a dream for most, but getting to it can seem more like a nightmare without sufficient planning and preparation. This is why Omaha Public Library is partnering with Sequent Planning, LLC, an Omaha-based investment advisory and financial planning firm, for the eighth consecutive year to offer programs to help prepare Omahans for retirement. Joe Elsasser, Certified Financial…
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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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