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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Mayor’s Grant will Support Benson Branch’s Children’s Area

When the Benson Neighborhood Association (BNA) considered what projects they could apply for funding from the 2019 Mayor's Neighborhood Grant program for, their local library came right to mind. The group chose to focus their efforts on supporting OPL's Benson Branch, specifically the branch's children's area, and submitted a proposal for $5,000 to fund new…
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UNO Day of Service Volunteers Give Back to OPL

No classes were held at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Metropolitan Community College or Omaha Public Schools on January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Yet, students from all three schools came together at UNO’s Community Engagement Center to work on a service project for OPL as part of UNO’s annual MLK Day of Service, which is organized…
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UNL Extension Hatching New Partnership this Spring

It was only a matter of time before Katie Krause collaborated with OPL. Krause is a Nebraska Extension Educator with the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) Extension’s The Learning Child team. This group of educators focuses on early childhood development and education across the state. After five years on the job developing curricula, connecting…
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Holiday Book-Giving Tips

It’s the holiday season -- a time of year when we often think about buying gifts for those special people in our lives. Many lifelong readers, myself included, can't help but incorporate books into their gift-giving. I am the aunt or friend who always gives a book, because it is truly something that I enjoy…
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Holiday Happenings at OPL

The holidays can make the end of the year feel like a whirlwind. Fortunately, Omaha Public Library provides many resources, activities and even a gift guide to help make the holiday season a little easier and more enjoyable for everyone. Books, book lists, cookbooks, movies & music can help you to prepare for the season and put…
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