About the “Variable Gain” exhibition

Each year, Omaha Creative Institute's Artist INC brings together 25 Omaha-area artists for eight weeks to share skills, evaluate work, and build communities of peers. To mark the completion of the most recent cycle, "Variable Gain" will look at chance as a point of departure to assess the generative qualities of experimentation, failure and self-reflection. Included…
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Q & A with author Lydia Kang

Local author Lydia Kang has three new books out this year. Her adult fiction debut, “A Beautiful Poison” came out in August 2017, her first nonfiction title, “Quackery” is out October 2017 and “The November Girl,” a new young adult title will hit shelves in November 2017. Kang discussed her new books, writing across genres, and…
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Q & A with author Ted Wheeler

Omaha author Theodore Wheeler’s first novel "Kings of Broken Things" hits shelves August 1, 2017. Fellow Nebraska author Jonis Agee said of the book, “Readers will learn from reading this novel, experience empathy and perhaps read the daily news with greater compassion. I recommend this novel be read and reread.” Wheeler is the author of numerous…
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Staff Spotlight: Kris Cram

Kris Kram, teen specialist at A.V. Sorensen Branch, has worked at OPL since September 2006. Working in a library is a natural fit for Kram, as books have called to her throughout her life. As a young child, she was a voracious reader, and volunteered in libraries during high school and college. “Books have always…
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The Learning Community and Omaha Public Library expand partnership

Families enrolled in Parent University at the Learning Community Center of North Omaha are checking out books, learning kits and educational games for learning at home. Research shows that a child’s success in school is directly tied to a child’s vocabulary. With the Early Childhood Partnership still growing, the Learning Community and Omaha Public Library are…
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