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Laura Marlane: Libraries still relevant Laura Marlane: Libraries still relevant

By Omahalibrary
I work in a profession whose obsolescence has been predicted for the past 50 years or more.
I work in a profession whose obsolescence has been predicted for the past 50 years or more.
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September is Library Card Sign-up Month! September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

By Emily Getzschman
September is Library Card Sign-up Month
September is Library Card Sign-up Month
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In Memory: April Underwood In Memory: April Underwood

By Emily Getzschman
In memory of April Underwood, April 13, 1963 – July 26, 2019.
In memory of April Underwood, April 13, 1963 – July 26, 2019.
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Partner Spotlight: City Sprouts Partner Spotlight: City Sprouts

By Matt Wettengel
Gardening nonprofits work to increase locally saved seeds for OPL’s Common Soil Seed Library In 1995, a group of volunteers transformed a…
Gardening nonprofits work to increase locally saved seeds for OPL’s Common Soil Seed Library In 1995, a group of volunteers transformed a…
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UNL Extension Hatching New Partnership… UNL Extension Hatching New Partnership…

By Matt Wettengel
It was only a matter of time before Katie Krause collaborated with OPL. Krause is a Nebraska Extension Educator with the University of…
It was only a matter of time before Katie Krause collaborated with OPL. Krause is a Nebraska Extension Educator with the University of…
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Paige G. Wagner Retires After 26 Years… Paige G. Wagner Retires After 26 Years…

By Matt Wettengel
Being the daughter of a librarian, some would say the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, but Paige G. Wagner would not have agreed with…
Being the daughter of a librarian, some would say the apple didn’t fall far from the tree, but Paige G. Wagner would not have agreed with…
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Volunteer Spotlight: UNO Day of Service Volunteer Spotlight: UNO Day of Service

By Matt Wettengel
No classes were held at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Metropolitan Community College or Omaha Public Schools on January 21, in…
No classes were held at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Metropolitan Community College or Omaha Public Schools on January 21, in…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Natalie Gerhart Volunteer Spotlight: Natalie Gerhart

By Matt Wettengel
Since moving to Omaha two years ago, Gerhart has made volunteering with OPL's book club coordinator part of her weekly routine.
Since moving to Omaha two years ago, Gerhart has made volunteering with OPL's book club coordinator part of her weekly routine.
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Staff Spotlight: Rose Fennessy-Murphy Staff Spotlight: Rose Fennessy-Murphy

By Matt Wettengel
Fennessy-Murphy spent her childhood visiting libraries, only to end up coming full circle and working at OPL for the last 23 years!
Fennessy-Murphy spent her childhood visiting libraries, only to end up coming full circle and working at OPL for the last 23 years!
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Partner Spotlight: U.S. Small Business… Partner Spotlight: U.S. Small Business…

By Matt Wettengel
OPL has partnered with the Small Business Administration's NE office since 2014 to offer the "New Year, New Business" workshop…
OPL has partnered with the Small Business Administration's NE office since 2014 to offer the "New Year, New Business" workshop...
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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Sandi Skorniak Volunteer Spotlight: Sandi Skorniak

By Matt Wettengel
While she agrees that nobody should judge a book by its cover, Skorniak knows many do, which makes her role cleaning OPL items important.
While she agrees that nobody should judge a book by its cover, Skorniak knows many do, which makes her role cleaning OPL items important.
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Staff Spotlight: Karen Berry Staff Spotlight: Karen Berry

By Matt Wettengel
Berry's extroverted and zany personality have made her a hit with patrons who have encountered her in her 24 years of working for OPL.
Berry's extroverted and zany personality have made her a hit with patrons who have encountered her in her 24 years of working for OPL.
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Partner Spotlight: Nebraska Medicine Partner Spotlight: Nebraska Medicine

By Matt Wettengel
A hospital stay is never fun, but since 2010, OPL has worked to bring joy to some of the children being treated at Nebraska Medicine.
A hospital stay is never fun, but since 2010, OPL has worked to bring joy to some of the children being treated at Nebraska Medicine.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Eric Driggs Volunteer Spotlight: Eric Driggs

By Matt Wettengel
After decades of genealogical research, Driggs has assisted others with their pursuits of genealogical history at Main Library since 2005.
After decades of genealogical research, Driggs has assisted others with their pursuits of genealogical history at Main Library since 2005.
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