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Q & A with author Lydia Kang Q & A with author Lydia Kang

Local author Lydia Kang has three new books out this year. Her adult fiction debut, “A Beautiful Poison” came out in August 2017, her first…
Local author Lydia Kang has three new books out this year. Her adult fiction debut, “A Beautiful Poison” came out in August 2017, her first…

Halloween Happenings Halloween Happenings

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 …

Q & A with Omaha Reads author Jonis Agee Q & A with Omaha Reads author Jonis Agee

Nebraska author Jonis Agee shares insight into the writing and research behind "The Bones of Paradise," which is the 2017 Omaha Reads title.
Nebraska author Jonis Agee shares insight into the writing and research behind "The Bones of Paradise," which is the 2017 Omaha Reads title.

Outstanding Volunteer: Marin Harrington Outstanding Volunteer: Marin Harrington

After growing up as a regular patron of Willa Cather Branch, Marin Harrington volunteered weekly to help others enjoy their OPL experience.
After growing up as a regular patron of Willa Cather Branch, Marin Harrington volunteered weekly to help others enjoy their OPL experience.

Retirement: Mary Henriksen Retirement: Mary Henriksen

After working at Sorensen, Abrahams and then Swanson Branches, Henriksen retired after nearly 21 years of service to OPL on July 1, 2017.
After working at Sorensen, Abrahams and then Swanson Branches, Henriksen retired after nearly 21 years of service to OPL on July 1, 2017.

Retirement: Luella Buse Retirement: Luella Buse

After nearly 25 years of service across Millard, Abrahams and Sorensen Branches, Luella Buse retired from OPL on June 3, 2017.
After nearly 25 years of service across Millard, Abrahams and Sorensen Branches, Luella Buse retired from OPL on June 3, 2017.

Seed Library Grows Community Project Seed Library Grows Community Project

Using the Common Soil Seed Library, a group of volunteers from Trinity Lutheran Church grow produce to share with their neighbors.
Using the Common Soil Seed Library, a group of volunteers from Trinity Lutheran Church grow produce to share with their neighbors.

Q&A with Derek Courtney Q&A with Derek Courtney

Courtney provides insight into "Folklore of Labor," and how his exhibition stemmed from his experience growing up in West Virginia.
Courtney provides insight into "Folklore of Labor," and how his exhibition stemmed from his experience growing up in West Virginia.

Q & A with author Ted Wheeler Q & A with author Ted Wheeler

Omaha author Theodore Wheeler’s first novel Kings of Broken Things hits shelves August 1, 2017. Learn more in this Q&A with Wheeler.
Omaha author Theodore Wheeler’s first novel Kings of Broken Things hits shelves August 1, 2017. Learn more in this Q&A with Wheeler.

Interwoven: Sarah Kolar & Brian Wetjen Interwoven: Sarah Kolar & Brian Wetjen

Layering references, techniques, and practices Interwoven explores the abstract work of artists Sarah Kolar and Brian Wetjen.
Layering references, techniques, and practices Interwoven explores the abstract work of artists Sarah Kolar and Brian Wetjen.

Volunteer Spotlight: Carol Armbrust Volunteer Spotlight: Carol Armbrust

Everyone finds peace in different places, but for the last four years Carol Armbrust has found hers at W. Dale Clark Main Library.
Everyone finds peace in different places, but for the last four years Carol Armbrust has found hers at W. Dale Clark Main Library.

Take a 3D Tour of OPL Art Take a 3D Tour of OPL Art

If you think libraries are just buildings that hold books, you're missing out! Not only does Omaha Public Library have a huge treasury of b…
If you think libraries are just buildings that hold books, you're missing out! Not only does Omaha Public Library have a huge treasury of b…

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

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 ro…
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 ro…

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 p…
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 p…

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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