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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“On Hire” features work of 25 Amplify Arts artists

Each year, ​Amplify Arts (formerly Omaha Creative Institute) brings together 25 Omaha-area artists for eight weeks to share skills, evaluate work, and build communities of peers. In marking the completion of the most recent cycle, "On Hire" looks at chance as a point of departure to assess the generative qualities of experimentation, failure and self-reflection. Included works…
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Benson Branch Closed Jan 20-Mar 5

Benson Branch will be closed January 20-March 5 for new carpet installation. Limited basic services will be available January 29-March 5, in the meeting room, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Services available include check outs, material returns, hold pick ups, and Wi-Fi service. Patrons will be able to use the drop boxes to return materials while the branch…
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International Science Fiction Day: Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin & Harlan Ellison

In recognition of International Science Fiction Day on January 2, I am writing about two great authors of the genre who passed away in 2018. Both were influential members in the New Wave movement of the 1960s, but continued writing well into this century. I write of Ursula K. Le Guin and Harlan Ellison, two…
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Omaha Public Library announces top circulating titles from 2018

Regular library users will tell you that waiting for a highly anticipated read that you placed on hold can be tough. Some readers skip the wait by utilizing Omaha Public Library’s Bestseller Express, and others take advantage of the materials in their various available formats. Omaha Public Library (OPL) has prepared a list of top…
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2019 Reading Challenge: Read an Author’s Debut Novel

In 2019, Omaha Public Library (OPL) invites patrons to take part in a reading challenge! Starting in January, read or listen to a book coordinating to 12 different themes selected by OPL librarians. One theme will be highlighted each month, including suggestions for titles related to that theme. Feel free to choose your own theme-related books…
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Omaha Public Library will offer free passes to Lauritzen Gardens

Omaha Public Library (OPL) and Lauritzen Gardens will partner to offer free garden admission to library patrons. All OPL branches will begin checking memberships out to library cardholders on Saturday, January 5, 2019. “As Omaha’s public garden, we exist for the enjoyment and education of the entire community,” said Lauritzen Gardens Executive Director John Newman…
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