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Celebrate the season with fun, free events at Omaha Public Library
November 17, 2015
The holidays can leave you feeling like you’re being pulled in a million different directions. Don’t forget to take some time to slow down and enjoy the best the season has to offer. Omaha Public Library (OPL) can help with fun, free, pre-planned programs and activities for all ages to enjoy, including music, crafts, open houses, and even visits with Santa! Registration may be required for some events. Visit or call the hosting location for more information.
Library’s annual culinary conference will celebrate the Midwest plate
October 26, 2015
Omaha Public Library (OPL) invites you to learn about the Midwestern cooking at the fifth annual Read It & Eat Culinary Conference on Saturday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 4th Floor. This event is free and open to the public. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with other Omaha foodies, and discover new (or rediscover old) culinary favorites. They can also buy, trade and win cookbooks, and are encouraged to bring one from home for the cookbook exchange. Presenting authors will be on hand to sign copies of their recent releases. These are a great addition to any kitchen’s collection, and make fantastic holiday gifts!
Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month at the Library
October 22, 2015
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native peoples. Omaha Public Library invites the community to attend a variety of programs offering entertainment and education about American Indians and the ways of tribal life. All programs are free, but space is limited and registration may be required. Visit or contact the hosting location for more information.
Omaha Public Library will offer frightfully fun Halloween programs
September 30, 2015
Halloween can be a frighteningly frenzied time of year. Between shopping for and creating treats, costumes and decorations, parents may be seeking a simple solution for seasonal fun without adding to the already hectic time and expenses! Omaha Public Library (OPL) can help with fun, free, pre-planned programs and activities for all ages to enjoy. Registration may be required for some events and parental permission is required for all lock-in activities. Visit or call the hosting location for more information.
Celebrate National Family History Month at Omaha Public Library
September 29, 2015
October is Family History Month in the United States and Omaha Public Library (OPL) has planned a series of events to help family researchers of all experience levels uncover their past. All events are free, but registration is required at or by contacting the hosting location. For those who can’t make it to a scheduled activity, there are still many opportunities to begin or continue researching family history using OPL’s extensive genealogy resources, such as MyHeritage,, and the Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Omaha World-Herald Digital Archive. Visit to learn more about OPL’s genealogy department.

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