John Davis Retires from OPL

John Davis retired from his position as a school librarian with Bellevue Public Schools in 1999. He worked as school educator for 36 years—the first half as a classroom English and history teacher, and the second half as a librarian. “It was a natural fit,” Davis said, “I always loved books.” Truer words were never…
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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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Final 2018 Exhibition: “Love Letters” by Peter Fankhauser & Bert Leaverton

Exhibition: "Love Letters" Artists: Peter Fankhauser & Bert Leaverton Dates on display: Nov. 2-Dec. 30 View photos from the opening reception of "Love Letters" on OPL's Flickr page. In "Love Letters," Bert Leaverton and Peter Fankhauser work to assess and codify the physical and psychological fallout of conflict and the footprint it leaves behind. Through a common…
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Family History Month

OPL offers year-round opportunities to begin or continue researching family history using its extensive genealogy resources, such as MyHeritage, Ancestry Library Edition, Omaha Star Digital Archives, and the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Omaha World-Herald Digital Archive. “There are so many resources available at the library for discovering one’s family history,” said Genealogy and…
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“Ladies at the Fair” Explores Females’ Historical Experiences Through a Modern Lens

The Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition attracted two million people to Omaha in 1898, exactly 120 years ago. Its success depended on hundreds of women who were involved as organizers, employees, performers, reporters, and attendees. What if those women were Instagramming during the fair? "Ladies at the Fair: Women and the Omaha Expo of 1898" is…
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