Genealogy Week | March 3-9

Spring is on the way, and it’s a great time to start new projects or get back to some old ones! For the historically-minded, there is no better place than Omaha Public Library (OPL)’s Genealogy & Local History Room at 3020 S. 84th St., and no better time than Genealogy Week, March 3-9. National Genealogy…
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Partner Spotlight: KIOS

Omaha Public Library with Omaha Public Radio? A new way to connect listeners to OPL’s books, resources, events and more! “Off The Shelf” is OPL’s weekly segment on local NPR member station KIOS. The segment focuses on new and/or noteworthy books, resources, events and more at the library, and has been airing weekly since early…
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Staff Spotlight: Holly Pelesky

Librarian Holly Pelesky’s journey to Omaha Public Library wasn’t a straight path. Like any great story, there were twists and turns when you’d least expect. She started life with a different career in mind. “I wanted to be a writer and I spent many hours consuming library paperbacks like “The Baby-Sitter’s Club” and “Nancy Drew,”…
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2024 Holiday Closures

All OPL locations will be closed during these holidays observed by the City of Omaha. Please note that South Omaha Library will be open on certain dates when other locations are closed, because the facility is shared with Metropolitan Community College. Check individual location pages for current dates specific to your local library. Holiday and closure…
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Halloween Happenings at OPL

Halloween can be a frighteningly frenzied time of year. Between candy hunts, costume brainstorming, and spooky decoration, parents might be on the hunt for a magical, stress-free potion to conjure up some spooky fun without spiraling into the madness of this thrilling, wallet-draining season! Omaha Public Library (OPL) can help with fun, free, pre-planned programs…
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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!

Get in Your Element this September—sign up for a library card! September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers, and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards lifelong learning. Sign-up today!  “Libraries play an important role…
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