Gale Courses Provide Free Education to Patrons

School may be out for the summer, but learning happens year-round with your Omaha Public Library (OPL) card! OPL's Gale Courses subscription offers patrons the opportunity to sign up for interactive six-week online classes that are led by real instructors. Courses cover a wide range of subjects, including accounting and finance, college readiness, design and…
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Partner Spotlight: Douglas/Sarpy County Master Gardeners

Most Thursday mornings during Omaha’s growing season, members of the Nebraska Master Gardener program can be found at W. Clarke Swanson Branch tending the garden beds in between the branch’s two parking lots. The group adopted the site in 2000, and chose to work Thursday mornings because it overlapped with the Friends of Omaha Public…
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Staff Spotlight: Katy Lofgren

Early in OPL’s six-month closure in 2020, Katy Lofgren, youth services librarian at Saddlebrook Branch, and a team of her colleagues, set out to reconnect with families who were now unexpectedly spending more time at home by offering online storytimes. After researching best practices and tools, the team launched the digital venture in June 2020…
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