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. There may be age and registration requirements. Contact the hosting branch or visit omahalibrary.org for more information.

  • Tuesday, March 12   
    • 2 p.m.: Make donuts at A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St., 402-444-5274. Recommended for grades 6-12.
    • 2:30 p.m.: Build unique creations using various materials at South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., 402-444-4850.
  • Wednesday, March 13, 3 p.m.: Use STEM concepts and various materials to build catapults at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., 402-444-4848.Recommended for ages 8-12; registration required.
  • Thursday, March 14   
    • 2 p.m.: Jelly bean taste test challenge at A.V. Sorensen Branch.
    • 4 p.m.: Anime Club at Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave., 402-444-4849. Watch your favorite anime and explore Japanese culture.
    • 5 p.m.: Bots & Blocks at A.V. Sorensen Branch. Drive, build, program and play with robots, LEGOS and other STEM-related toys.
    • 5:30 p.m.: Homemade soda-making and taste test at South Omaha Library. Recommended for ages 10-15.
    • 6 p.m.: Teen movie night at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St., 402-444-6284.
  • Friday, March 15   
    • 1-4 p.m.: Escape room for grades 2-6 at Millard Branch. There will be one escape room each hour for kids in grades 2-4, and a second escape room for kids in grades 4-6. Registration required.
    • 4 p.m.: Magic: The Gathering Club at Millard Branch.
    • 4 p.m.: Build unique creations using various materials at Millard Branch.
  • Saturday, March 16   
    • 11 a.m.: Make a sock puppet at South Omaha Library.
    • 11 a.m.: Build LEGO creations at Milton R. Abrahams Branch.
    • 12:30 p.m.: Super Smash Bros ultimate tournament at Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave., 402-444-5780. Pizza will be provided. Recommended for ages 12-18; registration required. 
    • 2 p.m.: Teen Gaming Club (Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, and Wii) at Milton R. Abrahams Branch.  
    • 3:30 p.m.: Oreo taste test for teens at Millard Branch.
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2 p.m.: Elephant, Piggie and Pigeon party at Millard Branch. Recommended for ages 3-10; registration required.
  • Thursday, March 21   
    • 1-4 p.m.: Escape room for grades 2-6 at Millard Branch. There will be one escape room each hour for kids in grades 2-4, and a second escape room for kids in grades 4-6. Registration required.
    • 4:30 p.m.: Learn science, technology, engineering, art and math through fun projects at Saddlebrook Branch. Recommended for ages 8 and older.
    • 5 p.m.: Teen Creative Writing Club at Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St., 402-444-4846. Recommended for ages 12-18.
    • 5:30 p.m.: Make a duct tape wallet at South Omaha Library. Recommended for ages 12-18.
  • Friday, March 22   
    • 1-4 p.m.: Escape room for grades 2-6 at Millard Branch. There will be one escape room each hour for kids in grades 2-4, and a second escape room for kids in grades 4-6. Registration required.
    • 3:15 p.m.: Teen food and fun at W. Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402-444-4800.
    • 4 p.m.: Magic: The Gathering Club at Millard Branch.
    • 4 p.m.: Build unique creations using various materials at Millard Branch.
    • 6 p.m.: “Old MacDonald Had A Farm” Book-to-Life Party at Saddlebrook Branch. All ages welcome. Activities include decorating a planting pot, a snack station, build-a-barn with LEGOs, ‘tractor’ racing, photo opportunities including an American Gothic photo and posing with an authentic John Deere push-pedal tractor, and a reading station where families can vote for their favorite version of the book.
  • Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m.: Hang out in the teen room and play games at Saddlebrook Branch.

Visit omahalibrary.org for more information on these and additional events and resources at Omaha Public Library’s 12 locations.