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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Omaha Public Library adds Medicare information programs due to demand

Due to the popularity of Medicare information sessions recently offered at Omaha Public Library, more have been scheduled at library locations which had not previously offered the programs. In Medicare 101, Compass Benefits advisor Laura Weiler will discuss Medicare and its different parts, costs, coverage, important dates and potential penalties. Weiler will also talk about…
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New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz to visit Omaha

Omaha Public Library (OPL) will host New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz on Thursday, March 29, 6 p.m., at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St., 402-444-6284. Gratz will speak about his books, answer questions, and sign copies of his books after the presentation. The Bookworm will be on hand for attendees to purchase books, while…
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Libraries are for Creating during Teen Tech Week at Omaha Public Library

Teen Tech Week is when libraries all over the country showcase the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers. Celebrate the Teen Tech Week “Libraries are for Creating” theme March 4-10. Omaha Public Library will offer teens a space to explore…
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Retirement transition series to be offered at Omaha Public Library

Are you retired, thinking about retiring soon, or simply ready to start planning for life after work? Join Omaha Public Library and Sequent Planning, LLC, an Omaha-based investment advisory and financial planning firm, for a series of retirement transition workshops that will guide you in making the most of your retirement. Experts will be available…
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