“Scales of Perception” July/August Exhibition feat. Joe Addison, Jamie Hardy & Nadia Shinkunas

"Scales of Perception" is a three-person show between artists Joe Addison (photography), Jamie Danielle Hardy (installation) and Nadia Shinkunas (paintings and sculpture). Each working in distinctly different media, the artists overlap in their investigations of how light and perspective alters what viewers see on the outside and, in turn, feel on the inside. Changes are…
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October 8-14 | Teen Read Week: Unleash Your Story

Celebrate Teen Read Week, a national youth literacy initiative that encourages teens to be regular library users and readers. Teens are invited to participate in Teen Hangout, Teen Gaming, or Teen Advisory Board meeting at several locations. Visit omahalibrary.org for the full schedule of teen events Oct. 8-14, as well as other OPL events. Check out a…
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Explore your lineage with OPL this Family History Month

Established by Congress in 2001 to encourage people to explore their ancestry, October is National Family History Month. Omaha Public Library has several resources to help family historians at all levels of experience! For those eager to get started or perhaps those who have hit a road block in their research, OPL's 9th Annual Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, Oct…
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Omaha’s 1898 World’s Fair Exhibit

The launch of Timothy Schaffert’s book The Swan Gondola, set amid Omaha’s 1898 World’s Fair, gave OPL an opportunity to revisit its collection of Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition memorabilia. A special exhibit in the Michael Phipps Gallery allowed visitors to travel back in time and rediscover Omaha’s World’s Fair through artifacts and photography, including contributions from The Durham Museum…
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Partner Spotlight: Arts for All

Toward the end of 2014, OPL and Arts for All began planning a partnership to develop a series of art education workshops for children. Because South Omaha is often recognized for its cultural richness, diversity, and immigrant populations, it was determined that children living in this area would greatly benefit from art education opportunities. “Many…
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