2018 Election: Register to Vote, Get Information at Omaha Public Library

Election Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Omaha Public Library is ready to help eligible Nebraska residents register to vote and get information about the upcoming election. How OPL can help: Eligible Nebraska residents can register to vote at any OPL location through Friday, Oct. 19. Important note: To vote in the Nov. 6…
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Q & A with author Ted Wheeler

Omaha author Theodore Wheeler’s first novel "Kings of Broken Things" hits shelves August 1, 2017. Fellow Nebraska author Jonis Agee said of the book, “Readers will learn from reading this novel, experience empathy and perhaps read the daily news with greater compassion. I recommend this novel be read and reread.” Wheeler is the author of numerous…
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Health & Fitness at OPL

People think of the library as a place to enrich their minds, but what about their bodies? OPL has fitness classes for people of all ages, interests and experience levels throughout the city. From Tai Chi to Zumba, and yoga to meditation, OPL is helping to move Omaha and Douglas County residents on a path…
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The Persephone Collection

We’ve all heard that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but is it possible that you can judge 119 books by their covers? Normally, one browsing the shelves for their next read might be gripped by a splash of color or an interesting title. But what’s compelling about a nondescript cover in cool, grey…
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OPL at UNO’s CEC

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) celebrated the grand opening of its new Community Engagement Center (CEC) on April 17, 2014. OPL is among more than 20 community groups which will share space and work toward the mission of contributing positively and measurably to the Omaha community’s quality of life by creating, supporting and expanding mutually beneficial partnerships, engaged scholarship, and academic…
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Teen Job Fair

If you think libraries are just piles of books, then you probably haven’t been in one for awhile.Omaha Public Library can certainly provide the books, but an equal component of the 12-branch library system is its commitment to community engagement. OPL patrons benefit from more than just a one-dimensional approach to literacy, where print materials are…
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OPL Launches a Toy Library

Omaha Public Library staff are constantly assessing the needs of Douglas County residents and seeking solutions. Developing literacy and learning skills for OPL’s youngest patrons is a priority, and part of that learning experience for children includes toys. Yet, not every family in our community has access to toys due to economic or special needs…
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