Nebraska author Jonis Agee’s “The Bones of Paradise” this year’s Omaha Reads selection

Each year, OPL encourages the community to nominate, vote on, and read one book as a way to promote literacy and provide a common theme for Omaha and Douglas County residents to discuss. This year’s selection is Nebraska author Jonis Agee’s “The Bones of Paradise.” Agee is an award-winning author of 12 books. She lives…

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Omaha Public Library seeks community input through facilities forums

The Omaha Public Library (OPL) Board of Trustees is seeking public input on a recently updated Master Facilities Plan. Facilitated conversations about the future of OPL’s facilities will take place at five area library branches. All are welcome to attend. Each forum is expected to last two hours. Those who are unable to attend a…

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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 2018 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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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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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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