2019 Reading Challenge: Read a book set in a different country than your own

In 2019, OPL invites patrons to take part in the reading challenge! Each month, OPL will highlight a theme and offer suggestions for titles to read or listen to. As you’re working through the challenge, feel free to tag @omahalibrary on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to let us know which read you picked up this…
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Discover “A Universe of Stories” at Omaha Public Library this summer

Everyone is invited to participate in the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) at Omaha Public Library (OPL)! With great reads and free activities for all ages, OPL can help keep the entire family engaged throughout the summer, and help to keep kids’ minds sharp while they are out of school. Join us for kickoff celebrations…
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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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Holiday Book-Giving Tips

It’s the holiday season -- a time of year when we often think about buying gifts for those special people in our lives. Many lifelong readers, myself included, can't help but incorporate books into their gift-giving. I am the aunt or friend who always gives a book, because it is truly something that I enjoy…
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