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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An Omaha Public Library card may be your most valuable school supply

Summer days are numbered and it’s almost time to return to a back-to-school routine. With most Omaha-area schools kicking off classes by mid-August, Omaha Public Library (OPL) would like to remind Omaha and Douglas County residents of the many ways their library card can be used to help make the grade! Borrow books, videos, DVDs…
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Humanities Nebraska programs aim to educate and entertain this summer at Omaha Public Library

School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean you have to take a break from learning something new. Omaha Public Library (OPL) will host a variety of free programs presented by Humanities Nebraska (HN) during its annual Summer Reading Program (SRP). These programs will share elements of Nebraska’s rich history and culture. A…
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All ages invited to learn why “Libraries Rock” 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 25 and 26. The fun begins at W. Dale…
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Omaha Public Library will offer free passes to Fontenelle Forest

Omaha Public Library (OPL) is joining Bellevue and Council Bluffs public libraries in a new initiative with Fontenelle Forest to offer free Forest admission to library members. All OPL branches will begin checking memberships out to patrons on Tuesday, May 1. “We are so excited to be able to offer these membership passes to library…
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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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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 15, 1-4 p.m., for a Storybook Land celebration! Life-sized characters from children’s literature will be on hand including Biscuit, Curious George, Island Princess, Little Critter, Olivia, Spider Hero, Thea Stilton and Wild Thing. OPL’s beloved mascot Scamper will also…
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