Florence Branch Parking Lot

October 2, 2017 Beginning October 2, Florence Branch will be in process of getting a new parking lot. The project is expected to take up to 90 days. During the project, parts of the parking lot will be inaccessible. While some spots will be available throughout the project, there will be less and may not…
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“Hush” Artists Draws Inspiration from Nature

"Hush"  Buck Christensen | Betni Kalk On display July 5 - September Michael Phipps Gallery, W. Dale Clark Main Library Documenting nature either through the lens of a camera or collected impressions, the featured artists Buck Christensen and Betni Kalk share fascination with organic cycles and forms. Photographer Christensen seeks stark landscapes that blur into…
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2019 Reading Challenge: Read a book set in a different country than your own

In 2019, OPL invites patrons to take part in the reading challenge! Each month, OPL will highlight a theme and offer suggestions for titles to read or listen to. As you’re working through the challenge, feel free to tag @omahalibrary on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to let us know which read you picked up this…
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Mayor’s Grant will Support Benson Branch’s Children’s Area

When the Benson Neighborhood Association (BNA) considered projects worthy of funding from the 2019 Mayor's Neighborhood Grant program, their local library came right to mind. The group chose to focus their efforts on supporting OPL's Benson Branch, specifically the children's area, and submitted a proposal for $5,000 to fund new family and kid-friendly seating. "We're…
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“Deep Surface” Explores Consciousness in Main Library’s Michael Phipps Gallery

"Deep Surface" Rexo Droppers | Bob Mathews | Sophie Newell On display May 3 - June 30 Michael Phipps Gallery, W. Dale Clark Main Library The artists featured in "Deep Surface" draw from the ephemera of memory and inner consciousness to explore narrative through color, fabric and found objects. Bob Mathews depicts animal figures in…
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