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2017 Poetry to Bridge Generations Contest

2017 Intergenerational Poetry Contest

For the eighth consecutive year, Omaha Public Library is proud to co-sponsor the Poetry to Bridge Generations Contest. The contest, hosted by the University of Nebraska Omaha Department of Gerontology, encourages local youth and elders to exchange information on life span in relation to aging and reflect on their beliefs about aging and their role […]

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Take a 3D Tour of OPL Art

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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 books, CD's, DVD's and audiobooks, we also have a collection of art on display throughout the 12 branches. With the help of Google Street View technology, you can now take a virtual tour […]

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Omaha Ukulele Club Practices at Benson Branch

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Many of us don't start singing holiday tunes until after we've passed the Thanksgiving turkey around the table, but for Bob Schimpf and the Omaha Ukulele Club, they've already been practicing Christmas music for weeks! Bob and the other members of the inter-generational group use the Benson Branch meeting room twice a month to rehearse. […]

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