Valentine’s Day is for everyone at Omaha Public Library

Love it or hate it, there’s a way for everyone to enjoy Valentine’s Day at Omaha Public Library (OPL). Some events may have age recommendations or registration requirements. All events are free to attend. Call the hosting branch or visit omahalibrary.org for more information. Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m.: Crafty Tots – Valentines for Kids…

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Omaha Public Library seeking single men for 8th annual Speed Dating event

Three marriages, two children, and another on the way… not to mention a few other couples who are happily dating. It all started at the library. For the past seven years, Omaha Public Library (OPL) has hosted an annual Speed Dating event the weekend before Valentine’s Day to help connect Omaha-area singles. With some success…

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Omaha Public Library announces top circulating titles from 2016

Regular library users will tell you that waiting for a highly anticipated read that you placed on hold can be tough. Some readers skipped the wait by utilizing Omaha Public Library’s Bestseller Express, and others took advantage of the materials in their various available formats. Omaha Public Library has prepared a list of top circulating…

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New Year, New Business series returns to Omaha Public Library

Starting one’s own business can be a daunting task, but also one of the most rewarding for anyone who has ever dreamed of being their own boss. Omaha Public Library (OPL) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are partnering to offer a series of workshops designed to help potential new business owners navigate the ins…

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Teens can cash in on their creativity at Omaha Public Library

Omaha area teens with a passion for poetry are encouraged to participate in Omaha Public Library’s (OPL) 16th annual Teen Poetry Bash on Saturday, Dec. 3, 1:30 p.m., W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Eighth through twelfth-grade students are invited to bring two original poems to…

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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’s W. Clarke Swanson Branch celebrates 50 years

In February 1966, the W. Clarke Swanson Branch (9101 W. Dodge Rd.) of Omaha Public Library (OPL) opened its doors to the public. The opening of this sixth OPL location was considered a solution to the increased migration of families to West Omaha. In recognition of its 50th anniversary, all are invited to attend a…

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Library’s annual culinary conference will celebrate comfort foods

Omaha Public Library (OPL) invites you to learn about comfort foods and cooking at the sixth annual Read It & Eat Culinary Conference on Saturday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 4th Floor. Parking at Omaha Park One (15th & Douglas streets) will be validated for…

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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 creating 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.…

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