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Omaha Reads selection set in war-torn France
August 15, 2016
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author Anthony Doerr comes All The Light We Cannot See, Omaha Public Library’s 2016 Omaha Reads book selection. This novel is a beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
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A.V. Sorensen Library & Community Center celebrates 40 years
August 09, 2016
On August 2, 1976, the A.V. Sorensen Library and Community Center (4808 Cass St.) opened its doors to the public. The opening of this joint facility was much anticipated in the Dundee neighborhood, whose residents had petitioned and advocated on its behalf. In recognition of its 40th anniversary, all are invited to attend a free open house on Saturday, August, 20, 10 a.m.-noon. Participants will enjoy refreshments and activities, as well as the opportunity to hear from and meet the directors of Omaha Public Library and the City of Omaha Parks & Recreation departments.
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An Omaha Public Library card may be your most valuable school supply
July 26, 2016
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 would like to remind Omaha and Douglas County residents of the many ways their library card can be used to help make the grade!
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Custer, Grand Duke’s visit to Nebraska subject of talk at Omaha Public Library
July 11, 2016
The 1872 meeting of Lt. Col. George Custer, Gen. Phil Sheridan, the Grand Duke Alexis of Russia and “Buffalo Bill” Cody in Nebraska captured the attention of the world, yet few today know of the activities of the four while in the young state. More than 140 years later, Omaha author Jeff Barnes will recount this historical visit in his presentation, Custer in Nebraska: The Royal Buffalo Hunt of 1872, on Wednesday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., 402-444-4848. This presentation is free and open to the public.
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Omaha Public Library introducing Toy Library just in time for summer
May 23, 2016
Developing literacy and learning skills for Omaha Public Library’s (OPL) youngest patrons is a priority, and part of that learning experience for children includes toys. Yet, some families in our community may not have access to a variety of toys due to economic or special needs.
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