Celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday at Omaha Public Library’s 14th annual tea party

All are welcome at Omaha Public Library for a delightful afternoon tea to honor Jane Austen's 242nd birthday. The 14th annual Jane Austen Tea will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite teacups. The Bookworm bookstore will have books and holiday gift […]

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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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Omaha Public Library to host “The Vietnam War” film screening as part of ALA grant

Omaha Public Library (OPL) has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) and WETA (Washington, DC’s public television affiliate), to receive a programming kit for “The Vietnam War,” a 10-part documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that began airing on PBS stations on Sept. 17. In “The Vietnam War,” filmmakers Burns and […]

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Omaha Public Library announces Food for Fines Week, Oct. 15-22

Omaha Public Library (OPL) will accept food donations during the week of October 15-22 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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Omaha Public Library will offer frightfully fun Halloween programs

Halloween can be a frighteningly frenzied time of year. Between shopping for and making treats, costumes and decorations, parents may be seeking a simple solution 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 […]

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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 9th Annual Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, Oct. 6, 6:30-9 p.m., W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Refreshments will be served and door […]

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New York Times #1 bestselling author Leigh Bardugo to visit Omaha

Omaha Public Library (OPL) and The Bookworm will host New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo on Monday, October 2, at 6 p.m., when the fantasy writer's book tour stops at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., 402-444-4848. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Bardugo is promoting the September 26 release of her latest novel in the Midnight Tales series, "The Language of Thorns." Bardugo will discuss […]

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The story of Rushville’s Modisett Ball Park will be shared at Omaha Public Library

The panhandle town of Rushville loved and played baseball like most Nebraska communities. Unlike all others, it was the recipient of a beautiful ball field from the state’s biggest rancher and the host of a Major League baseball school and try-out camp, whose students included a Nebraska boy who struck out Mickey Mantle. Omaha author Jeff […]

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Omaha Public Library will host a speaker series featuring Holocaust survivors

In coordination with the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE), Omaha Public Library (OPL) will host a Holocaust speaker series each Thursday for four weeks beginning September 28 at 6:30 p.m. Holocaust survivors will share first-hand accounts of their experiences to help others learn about this period in history, as well as to help provide a […]

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