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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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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New Year, New Business series returns to Omaha Public Library

Starting one’s own business can be a daunting task, but also one of the most rewarding for anyone who has ever dreamed of being their own boss. Omaha Public Library (OPL) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are partnering to offer a series of workshops designed to help potential new business owners navigate the ins…

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Teens can cash in on their creativity at Omaha Public Library

Omaha area teens with a passion for poetry are encouraged to participate in Omaha Public Library’s (OPL) 16th annual Teen Poetry Bash on Saturday, Dec. 3, 1:30 p.m., W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Eighth through twelfth-grade students are invited to bring two original poems to…

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Celebrate the season with fun, free events at Omaha Public Library

The holidays can leave you feeling like you’re being pulled in a million different directions. Don’t forget to take some time to slow down and enjoy the best the season has to offer. Omaha Public Library (OPL) can help with fun, free, pre-planned programs and activities for all ages to enjoy, including music, crafts, open…

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