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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Book Bike Out & About

In August 2014, OPL unveiled a pedal powered bookmobile. The Book Bike features a special trailer filled with books pulled by a custom-built bike from Omaha Bicycle Co. funded by the Omaha Public Library Foundation. More photos of the Book Bike are available here…
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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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Digital Archives

Many people can remember doing research the old-fashioned way: poring over old newspapers using microfiche or microfilm. While much Omaha history is still preserved in this format, researching the Omaha World-Herald archives became much easier with the acquisition of its digital archives (1885-1983). OPL patrons had been using this valuable resource as a trial since…
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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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