New Year, New Business series returns to Omaha Public Library

Omaha Public Library (OPL) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will offer a series of free workshops for new small business owners and those who dream of starting their own business. Participants will evaluate their readiness to start a business and learn the basics of running a small business effectively, including budgeting, pricing goods…
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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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“Screen Shot” by Alex Jochim, Kristin Pluhacek and Sarah Jones

Screen Shot Alex Jochim, Kristin Pluhacek and Sarah Jones September 1 - Oct. 30, 2017 “Screen Shot” is a multimedia exhibition featuring the work of Alex Jochim, Kristin Pluhacek, and Sarah Jones which pushes through quick, yet intimate memories. These personal histories are abrupt, not unlike the endless scrolling feature of social media—conflating both emotions and artificiality.…
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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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Take a 3D Tour of OPL Art

If you think libraries are just buildings that hold books, you're missing out! Not only does Omaha Public Library have a huge treasury of books, CD's, DVD's and audiobooks, we also have a collection of art on display throughout the 12 branches. With the help of Google Street View technology, you can now take a virtual tour…
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OPL Embraces Pedal Power

Omaha Public Library unveiled its Book Bike in early August 2014. The custom-built bike, complete with book trailer stocked with books to borrow and give away, was funded through the Omaha Public Library Foundation and was crafted by Omaha Bicycle Co. It marries reading, fitness and eco-consciousness, and offers a variation to traditional bookmobile services…
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