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Omaha Reads selection recognizes World War I centennial
August 12, 2014
This year the nation recognizes the centennial of the First World War. The sacrifices of men and women on the home front, as well as the violence and hatred that swept across America during World War I (WWI) are addressed in Omaha Public Library’s 2014 Omaha Reads selection, The Meaning of Names (2014) by Karen Gettert Shoemaker.
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Get Back to School Savvy at Omaha Public Library
August 04, 2014
Books, online learning tools, tutors and more available to help students make the grade

Summer days are numbered and it’s almost time to get back into the back to school routine. With most Omaha area schools kicking off classes by mid-August, Omaha Public Library will be offering a variety of back to school events to help students prepare for a successful school year. All events are free and open to the public.
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Library’s June Family Fair activities celebrate Emancipation Proclamation
June 24, 2014
Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave., will host its 12th annual June Family Fair, a Juneteenth celebration, on Saturday, June 28, 1:30-4:30 p.m. The day will feature music, refreshments and family activities. The event is free for all ages, and is sponsored by the Omaha Public Library Foundation and Friends of Omaha Public Library.
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Science-themed summer reading program kicks off at Omaha Public Library
Fizz, Boom, Read! There’s no better time than summertime to discover reading for fun, and Omaha Public Library (OPL) invites you to experiment, learn and explore during the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP)! With free activities for all ages, OPL can help keep everyone in the family engaged through the summer. SRP kicks off May 30 and runs through July 31.
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Job seekers connect with local businesses at library job fair
May 02, 2014
Omaha Public Library (OPL) and AARP are pleased to announce the 12th annual John Bernardi Job Fair. The event is named in memory of former Charles B. Washington Branch manager John Bernardi who was instrumental in its implementation. All job-seekers are welcome to participate on Friday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave.
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