Horror Recommendations

Around October, a lot of people ask for horror books. Many want popular authors, both classic and current. So, what can you read when our branches are out of “It,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes” or “Dracula?” Hopefully, this post will give you some ideas. I have compiled all the titles from this post in…
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Omaha Public Library will debut new zine collection at Benson Branch

Omaha Public Library (OPL), with help from Rowdy Boys Collective and Benson First Friday (BFF), will introduce its new collection of zines at Benson Branch, 6015 Binney St., on Friday, September 6, 6-9 p.m. During this after-hours event, people will be able to check out the collection, make their own zine, and browse zines that…
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OPL Zine Collection Q&A

Zine Q&A with OPL Readers & Writers Librarian Erin Duerr Q: What are zines? A: Zines are niche, handmade, hyper-local booklets created by community members for community members. Anyone with access to a copy machine or printer can create a zine, making this format more accessible than traditional publishing channels for quickly spreading ideas. Q…
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2019 Reading Challenge: Read a book set in a different country than your own

In 2019, OPL invites patrons to take part in the reading challenge! Each month, OPL will highlight a theme and offer suggestions for titles to read or listen to. As you’re working through the challenge, feel free to tag @omahalibrary on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to let us know which read you picked up this…
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Five Things I Love About “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and the KonMari Method

In keeping with the can-do spirit of the New Year--and in light of Netflix’s recent launch of the reality show “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo”--I’ve decided to take this opportunity to list five things I love about Kondo’s 2011 mega-bestseller, “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up.” It teaches you to tidy by category, not by…
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