Retirement: Teresa Shane

With more than one million new books published each year, collection development specialist Teresa Shane considered her job of helping to build OPL’s adult fiction collection as an art rather than a science. For the past six years, Shane has combined her love of reading with her knowledge of what OPL readers enjoy to help…
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Willa Cather Storytime Friends

“I love Omaha now, but I hated it at first” says mother of two, Adrianne Heithoff (above, red shirt), who is a member of the Willa Cather Storytime Friends. As an Omaha transplant, Adrianne didn’t know very many people, and was facing the daunting task of first-time motherhood alone. Patricia Leahy-Warren writes in Scientific American that: Entering motherhood is…
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Willa Cather Branch Once was Omaha’s ‘Rainbow’ Library

Originally featured in the Omaha World-Herald on July 12, 2014. The Willa Cather Library was considered an architectural experiment with a contemporary design when it opened in 1965.  Some of the first visitors to the Willa Cather Library read at wooden desks.  Each month, the Omaha Public Library will introduce you to one of its…
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