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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Halloween Happenings at OPL

Halloween can be a frighteningly frenzied time of year. Between shopping for and creating treats, costumes and decorations, parents may be seeking a simple solution for seasonal fun without adding to the already hectic time and expenses! Omaha Public Library (OPL) can help with fun, free, pre-planned programs and activities for all ages to enjoy. Browse…
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September is National Library Card Sign-up Month!

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 academic achievement and lifelong learning. Sign-up today!  Check out these top ten reasons for having a library card: Books…
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Partner Spotlight: City Sprouts

Gardening nonprofits work to increase locally saved seeds for OPL’s Common Soil Seed Library In 1995, a group of volunteers transformed a vacant lot at 4002 Seward St. into a community garden. Since then, it has blossomed into the thriving gardening education nonprofit known as City Sprouts. The organization works to provide space, workshops, and…
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Celebrate Family History Month with OPL Programs, Lock-In

Learn more about one of the best genealogy collections in the Midwest by attending the 11th Annual Genealogy Lock-In hosted by OPL and the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society (GOGS). Library staff and GOGS members will be available to help participants discover genealogical treasures in OPL’s collection and online. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops and…
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In Memory: April Underwood

In memory of April Underwood, April 13, 1963 – July 26, 2019 “April was stillness, patience and light personified,” said Jaime Ebane, clerk at Millard Branch. Sadly, that light was extinguished too soon when April Underwood, library specialist at Millard Branch, passed away unexpectedly on July 26. Underwood began her career with Omaha Public Library…
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