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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Health & Fitness at OPL

People think of the library as a place to enrich their minds, but what about their bodies? OPL has fitness classes for people of all ages, interests and experience levels throughout the city. From Tai Chi to Zumba, and yoga to meditation, OPL is helping to move Omaha and Douglas County residents on a path…
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Omaha Reads 2016

Omaha Public Library celebrated its 12th annual Omaha Reads campaign with Anthony Doerr’s All The Light We Cannot See. The New York Times bestseller about a blind, French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France during World War II provided for a variety of discussion topics. Programs were offered to explore…
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