Celebrate National Opera Week with storytime series at Omaha Public Library

Omaha Public Library (OPL) and Opera Omaha will partner during National Opera Week, October 26-November 4, to offer a sensational storytime series. Storytimes in this series will include an opera-themed book and vocal activities with an Opera Omaha Community Artist Fellow. Attendees will explore early literacy skills of singing, playing, talking and reading. Children of…
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Omaha Public Library will offer frightfully fun Halloween programs

Halloween can be a frighteningly frenzied time of year. Between acquiring treats, costumes and decorations, parents may seek simple solutions for seasonal fun without adding to the already hectic time and expenses! Omaha Public Library (OPL) can help with fun, free, pre-planned programs and activities for all ages to enjoy. Registration may be required for…
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Omaha Public Library announces Food for Fines Week, Oct. 14-21

Omaha Public Library (OPL) will accept food donations during the week of October 14-21 to benefit the Alliance for a Better Omaha, a collaborative of Heart Ministry Center, Together, and Food Bank for the Heartland. OPL cardholders can donate non-expired canned goods and other non-perishable foods in exchange for credit toward overdue fines on their…
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Reading: It’s Written in the Stars During Annual Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week™, October 7-13, is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). This annual campaign began in 1998 and encourages teens to be regular readers and library users. This year’s theme, “It’s Written in the Stars,” provides an opportunity for teens to think and read outside of…
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Kick off Family History Month with Omaha Public Library’s Genealogy Lock-In

Learn more about one of the best genealogy collections in the Midwest by attending a program designed for anyone interested in genealogy. Omaha Public Library (OPL) and the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society (GOGS) will host the 10th Annual Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, Oct. 5, 6:30-9 p.m., W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St…
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Omaha Public Library

Omaha Public Library (OPL) will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) with bilingual storytimes, cultural events and fiestas! This month-long celebration is a time to recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. This year’s Hispanic…
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Sense screenings soon available at new Omaha Public Library storytime series

Omaha Public Library (OPL); Boys Town Pediatrics' Center for Childhood Deafness, Language and Learning; and Lions Club International will introduce a new storytime series this fall. Each OPL branch will host two special storytimes featuring senses—one about vision and another about hearing and language. Following these storytimes, interested parents will have the opportunity to access free…
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Omaha Public Library will offer admission to Omaha Children’s Museum

Omaha Public Library (OPL) will partner with Omaha Children’s Museum to offer free museum admission to library patrons. All OPL branches will begin checking tickets out to patrons on Tuesday, September 4. “This partnership is going to have a big impact on families in our community,” said Lindy Hoyer, executive director of Omaha Children’s Museum. “More families…
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Community chooses “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas as the 2018 Omaha Reads selection

Each year, Omaha Public Library (OPL) invites the community to vote for and read one book as a way to promote literacy and inspire discussion among Omaha and Douglas County residents. This year’s Omaha Reads selection is the #1 New York Times Best Seller “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. “The Hate U Give…
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Local artists invited to submit works for possible exhibition in Michael Phipps Gallery

Omaha Public Library is accepting applications from Omaha-area artists for 2019 exhibitions in the Michael Phipps Gallery. The Phipps Gallery is located in the southeast corner of the first floor at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Each exhibition is typically on display for two months. “Omaha Public Library (OPL) values the…
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