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19th Annual Teen Poetry Bash 19th Annual Teen Poetry Bash

Dec 7th | 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Join us for the annual Teen Poetry Bash! Bring two original poems to perform as slam poetry or read aloud in this contest for cash prizes!
Join us for the annual Teen Poetry Bash! Bring two original poems to perform as slam poetry or read aloud in this contest for cash prizes!
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Read It & Eat Culinary Conference 2019 Read It & Eat Culinary Conference 2019

By Matt Wettengel
Explore creative ways to turn food scraps into delicious dishes & learn about organizations working to rescue and donate perishable food.
Explore creative ways to turn food scraps into delicious dishes & learn about organizations working to rescue and donate perishable food.
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Food for Fines Helps Patrons Waive Late… Food for Fines Helps Patrons Waive Late…

By Matt Wettengel
For the second year, OPL partnered with Alliance for a Better Omaha to collect food donations in exchange for up to $20 off of late fees.
For the second year, OPL partnered with Alliance for a Better Omaha to collect food donations in exchange for up to $20 off of late fees.
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Halloween Happenings Halloween Happenings

By Emily Getzschman
Halloween can be a frighteningly frenzied time of year. Between shopping for and creating treats, costumes and decorations, parents may be …
Halloween can be a frighteningly frenzied time of year. Between shopping for and creating treats, costumes and decorations, parents may be …
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Photos: Storybook Land 2017 Photos: Storybook Land 2017

By Matt Wettengel
Storybook Land 2017 brought some of our favorite children's book characters to life on Sunday, April 30. We were visited by Amelia Bedelia, Elephant and Piggie, Maisy, Pinkalicious, Pout Pout Fish, Tacky the Penguin, Very Hungry Caterpillar and our beloved Scamper!
Storybook Land 2017 brought some of our favorite children's book characters to life on Sunday, April 30.
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Library Offers a Life-changing Opportuni… Library Offers a Life-changing Opportuni…

By Omahalibrary
After having spent more than a decade teaching at American schools in Oman and India, Trish Tynan felt a call to return home…
After having spent more than a decade teaching at American schools in Oman and India, Trish Tynan felt a call to return home…
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Teen Poetry Bash Teen Poetry Bash

Local teens competed for cash at the W. Dale Clark (Main) Library. OPL partnered with the Nebraska Writer's Collective to offer workshops…
Local teens competed for cash at the W. Dale Clark (Main) Library. OPL partnered with the Nebraska Writer's Collective to offer workshops…
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Wells Fargo Family Festival Wells Fargo Family Festival

Omahans ventured all over the city to take part in the Wells Fargo Family Festival. The W. Dale Clark Library was one of six stops on the…
Omahans ventured all over the city to take part in the Wells Fargo Family Festival. The W. Dale Clark Library was one of six stops on the…
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Jane Austen Tea Jane Austen Tea

For the 14th year in a row, OPL celebrated Jane Austen's birthday with a tea party at the W. Dale Clark (Main) Library. Patrons dressed in…
For the 14th year in a row, OPL celebrated Jane Austen's birthday with a tea party at the W. Dale Clark (Main) Library. Patrons dressed in…
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Kwanzaa Feast Kwanzaa Feast

North Omaha community members gathered at Charles B. Washington Branch to celebrate Kwanzaa with a ceremony and feast.
North Omaha community members gathered at Charles B. Washington Branch to celebrate Kwanzaa with a ceremony and feast.
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Noon Year's Eve at Saddlebrook Branch Noon Year's Eve at Saddlebrook Branch

Kids gathered at Saddlebrook Branch to ring in the new year at noon! The celebration included a balloon drop, dance party, bounce house,…
Kids gathered at Saddlebrook Branch to ring in the new year at noon! The celebration included a balloon drop, dance party, bounce house,…
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Noon Year's Eve at Sorensen Branch Noon Year's Eve at Sorensen Branch

Youngsters at A.V. Sorensen Branch celebrated the new year at noon with a balloon drop, dance party, crafts, and a bounce house!
Youngsters at A.V. Sorensen Branch celebrated the new year at noon with a balloon drop, dance party, crafts, and a bounce house!
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Young Entrepreneurs Club Young Entrepreneurs Club

By Brigette Dugas
Saturday, December 3, 2016, the Young Entrepreneurs Club decided to sell baked goods at Swanson Branch, and they were a hit!
Saturday, December 3, 2016, the Young Entrepreneurs Club decided to sell baked goods at Swanson Branch, and they were a hit!
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Read It & Eat Culinary Conference 2016 Read It & Eat Culinary Conference 2016

By Omahalibrary
Comfort food is defined by Merriam-Webster as food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal...
Comfort food is defined by Merriam-Webster as food prepared in a traditional style having a usually nostalgic or sentimental appeal...
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Omaha Reads 2016 Omaha Reads 2016

By Omahalibrary
Omaha Public Library celebrated its 12th annual Omaha Reads campaign with Anthony Doerr’s All The Light We Cannot See. The New York Times b…
Omaha Public Library celebrated its 12th annual Omaha Reads campaign with Anthony Doerr’s All The Light We Cannot See. The New York Times b…
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