Community chooses “This Blessed Earth” by Ted Genoways as the 2019 Omaha Reads selection

Each year, Omaha Public Library (OPL) encourages the community to vote for and read one book as a way to promote literacy and inspire discussion among Omaha and Douglas County residents. The selection is celebrated with book talks and other related programming. “This Blessed Earth” follows the Hammond family as they navigate the ever-changing landscape…
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Sense screenings available at Omaha Public Library storytime series

Omaha Public Library (OPL); Boys Town Pediatrics' Center for Childhood Deafness, Language and Learning; and Lions Club International welcome families with young children to a special storytime series. Each OPL branch will host storytimes featuring senses—one about vision and another about hearing and language. Following these storytimes, interested parents will have the opportunity to access free…
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Discover “A Universe of Stories” at Omaha Public Library this summer

Everyone is invited to participate in the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) at Omaha Public Library (OPL)! With great reads and free activities for all ages, OPL can help keep the entire family engaged throughout the summer, and help to keep kids’ minds sharp while they are out of school. Join us for kickoff celebrations…
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“Zoo Nebraska” author Carson Vaughan to speak at Omaha Public Library

Omaha Public Library is pleased to welcome author Carson Vaughan to W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402-444-4800, on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. Vaughan is the author of “Zoo Nebraska: The Dismantling of an American Dream,” and he will be joined in conversation by Omaha World-Herald columnist Matthew Hansen. The discussion will be followed by…
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Bike sharing becomes even more convenient at Omaha Public Library

Beginning Friday, May 3, Omaha Public Library (OPL) cardholders will be able to check out a Heartland B-cycle pass for up to five days. Each OPL branch will carry four passes and patrons will be able to check availability of the passes in the online catalog by simply entering “B-cycle” into the search bar or by calling any OPL…
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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 7, 1-4 p.m., for a Storybook Land celebration! Life-sized characters from children’s literature will be on hand including Biscuit, Elephant & Piggie, Lilly, Madeline, Mouse, Pete the Cat, and members of the 501st Legion. OPL’s beloved mascot Scamper will also attend the…
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Omaha Public Library offers opportunities for “edu-tainment” during spring break

Spring break from school is often highly anticipated by kids and teens throughout the community and Omaha Public Library (OPL) is the perfect place to spend the downtime! Keep young minds active and engaged by checking out books, music, movies and more, or by attending one of the many free and fun programs offered at your favorite branch…
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