The Forts of Nebraska subject of talk at Omaha Public Library

Nebraska’s forts were among the first, last and most important on the Great Plains, built to promote trade, to protect travelers and settlers, to fight the Indian tribes and then to keep the peace. They also hosted some great names of American history, including Buffalo Bill Cody, Crazy Horse, George Custer, Robert E. Lee, Red…

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Build a Better World this summer at Omaha Public Library

Omaha Public Library (OPL) invites you to participate in the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP)! With great reads and free activities for all ages, OPL can help keep everyone in the family engaged throughout the summer. Join us for kick-off celebrations at OPL locations on May 26 and 27. The fun begins at W. Dale…

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Omaha Public Library will offer passes to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium

Last week, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announced a partnership with Omaha and Council Bluffs public libraries to offer free zoo tickets to library members. All Omaha Public Library (OPL) branches will begin checking tickets out to patrons on Saturday, May 20. “We’re thrilled to offer access to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium…

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Omaha Library and Parks & Recreation to host Community Resource Expo

Together, we build a better city! Omaha Public Library and City of Omaha Parks & Recreation invite all Omaha residents to a free Resource Expo on Tuesday, May 9, 5-7 p.m. at Elmwood Park, 802 S. 60th St. Learn about activities and programs throughout the City of Omaha from various departments. Representatives will be on-hand…

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Storybook characters come to life at Omaha Public Library

Omaha Public Library (OPL) welcomes all ages to Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave., on Sunday, April 30, 1-4 p.m., for a Storybook Land celebration! Life-sized characters from children’s literature will be on hand including Amelia Bedelia, Elephant and Piggie, Maisy, Pinkalicious, Pout Pout Fish, Tacky the Penguin, and the Very Hungry Caterpillar. OPL’s beloved mascot…

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Children’s Day/Book Day to celebrate the importance of literacy & culture

Children’s Day/Book Day, also known as El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Día), is a celebration of children, families and reading that culminates each year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Omaha Public Library (OPL) will offer a variety of…

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Welcome to omahalibrary.org!

Welcome to Omaha Public Library's new and improved website. After nearly seven years with our previous site, it was time for a change. OPL staff have been working diligently over the past several months to build a website that all omahalibrary.org visitors will enjoy. We know that change can be difficult. Take some time to…

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Valentine’s Day is for everyone at Omaha Public Library

Love it or hate it, there’s a way for everyone to enjoy Valentine’s Day at Omaha Public Library (OPL). Some events may have age recommendations or registration requirements. All events are free to attend. Call the hosting branch or visit omahalibrary.org for more information. Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m.: Crafty Tots – Valentines for Kids…

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Omaha Public Library seeking single men for 8th annual Speed Dating event

Three marriages, two children, and another on the way… not to mention a few other couples who are happily dating. It all started at the library. For the past seven years, Omaha Public Library (OPL) has hosted an annual Speed Dating event the weekend before Valentine’s Day to help connect Omaha-area singles. With some success…

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Omaha Public Library announces top circulating titles from 2016

Regular library users will tell you that waiting for a highly anticipated read that you placed on hold can be tough. Some readers skipped the wait by utilizing Omaha Public Library’s Bestseller Express, and others took advantage of the materials in their various available formats. Omaha Public Library has prepared a list of top circulating…

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