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Kids' Programs



  • Saddlebrook Toddler Time
    When: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Toddler Time focuses on literacy through song, dance and play designed for active toddlers...

  • Baby & Me Storytime
    When: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Parents and babies will enjoy this program with rhyming games, puppets,...

  • Lego Club Jr.
    When: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at West Meeting Room

    A Lego group for our youngest builders! Children from 18 months to 5...

  • Saddlebrook Toddler Time
    When: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Toddler Time focuses on literacy through song, dance and play designed for active toddlers...

  • Swanson Storytime
    When: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch (402.444.4852) at Story Area

    Experience the delight of interacting with stories through books, songs, fingerplays, and...

  • Family Storytime
    When: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Willa Cather Branch (402.444.4851)

    Join us for stories, creative movement, music and more with the children in your care. Interaction...

  • Lego Club
    When: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Use your imagination to build whatever you want with Legos!

  • Lego Club and Lego Club Jr.
    When: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at Combined Meeting Rooms

    Visit Millard Branch on Friday afternoons to participate in creative play. Children ages...

  • Benson Saturday Storytime
    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Benson Branch (402.444.4846) at Meeting Room

    Saturdays are for storytelling! Experience interaction with stories through books, songs, fingerplays and movement....

  • Preschool Storytime
    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849) at Meeting Room B

    Enjoy stories, creative movement, songs and rhythm time with the preschooler...

  • Saddlebrook Saturday Storytime
    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Celebrate Saturdays with stories! Experience the delight of interacting with stories through books, songs,...

  • Dad & Me Storytime
    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch (402.289.4367) at Meeting Room

    Jon other dads and their child/children for stories, songs, crafts and fun!...

  • Swanson Storytime
    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch (402.444.4852) at Story Area

    Experience the delight of interacting with stories through books, songs, fingerplays, and...

  • Holiday Crafting with Connie
    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch (402.289.4367) at Meeting Room

    Connie Cajka will help us make a craft suitable for fall and/or...

  • Lego Club
    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch (402.444.6284) at Meeting Room

    Build Lego creations with your friends.

  • Scatterbrain Saturdays
    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849)

    Enjoy a challenging Saturday of fun activities like games, puzzles, video games, crafts, movies and...

  • Fit Club
    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Have fun while working out! Play video games that will get...

  • Get Crafty: Dream Catchers
    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Meeting Room

    Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by creating a dream catcher and learning about...

  • Reading with Rosie & Friends!
    When: Sunday, November 02, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch (402.444.6284)

    Rosie and her friends are registered therapy dogs. Along with their owner, children have the...

  • Toddler Storytime
    When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch (402.289.4367) at Meeting Room

    Recommended for ages 15 months to 3 years, though children of all...

  • Storytime
    When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at West Meeting Room

    Enjoy stories, fingerplays, creative movement, and rhythm time with the toddler, preschooler, or...

  • Preschool/Toddler Storytime
    When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch (402.444.6284) at Meeting Room

    Join us for stories, fingerplays, flannelboard stories and songs. The fun may...

  • Nature Storytime at Chalco Hills
    When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848)

    Join us for our monthly storytime at Chalco Hills! Enjoy great books and fun songs while learning...

  • Yoga for Children (ages 7-13)
    When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at East Meeting Room

    Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical...

  • PRIME TIME Bilingual Story Time
    When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: South Omaha Library (402.444.4850) at Conference Room A

    Programa Familiar de Lectura GRATIS:
    Escuche cuentos, hable sobre libros.
    Familias con...

  • James Larson: Author Event
    When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at East Meeting Room

    Local author James Larson, former Artistic Director of the Omaha Theater Company, will...

  • Storytime
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849) at Meeting Room A

    Hear stories, sing songs, make crafts, and have fun learning at...

  • Preschool Storytime
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at West Meeting Room

    Enjoy stories, fingerplays, creative movement and rhythm time with the preschooler in your...

  • Preschool Storytime
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: South Omaha Library (402.444.4850) at Conference Room A

    Stories. Singing. Dancing. Creating. Clap your hands, stomp your feet, help tell...

  • Saddlebrook Tuesday Storytime
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Commons Area

    Join in the fun of books, songs, fingerplays, and creative movement. Spend some morning...

  • Minecraft Club
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Have fun playing Minecraft at the Library. Program limited to ages...

  • And the Winner is... Book Club
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at West Meeting Room

    Join us on the first Tuesday of each month as we share a...

  • Saddlebrook Minecraft Club
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at PC Lab

    Join Library staff as we use teamwork skills to build a world together in...

  • Golden Threads Quilting
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849) at Meeting Room A

    Interested in quilting? Check out this free weekly quilting event. Some...

  • Domestic DIY: Blend Your Own Loose-Leaf Teas
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473)

    Learn how to blend your own loose-leaf teas for meditation and relaxation. All materials provided.

  • Read to Devon
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848)

    Devon is a registered therapy and R.E.A.D. dog. Along with his owner, children have the opportunity for...

  • Crafty Storytime @ Saddlebrook
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    It's the first Tuesday of the month! Come to the Library to hear fun...

  • Baby Lapsit
    When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at West Meeting Room

    Enjoy brief interactive stories and play designed to encourage speech with a pre-walking...

  • Toddler Storytime
    When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch (402.289.4367) at Meeting Room

    Recommended for ages 15 months to 3 years, though children of all...

  • Storytime @ Main Library
    When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Storytime Area

    Singing. Dancing. Creating. Clap your hands, stomp your feet, help



Teen Programs



  • Lego Club
    When: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Use your imagination to build whatever you want with Legos!

  • Teen Gaming Saturday
    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at East Meeting Room

    Come and play on a Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3, and play other...

  • Get Crafty: Dream Catchers
    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Meeting Room

    Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by creating a dream catcher and learning about...

  • Movie Day!
    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: South Omaha Library (402.444.4850) at Conference Room A

    Join us for a movie and popcorn!

  • Zumba with Tiba!
    When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849) at Meeting Room A

    Get you and your family moving in Tiba’s Zumba class! Zumba...

  • Page Turners Book Club (7th grade+)
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Read and discuss interesting books, meet new people, and have a lot of fun...

  • Minecraft Club
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Have fun playing Minecraft at the Library. Program limited to ages...

  • Saddlebrook Minecraft Club
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at PC Lab

    Join Library staff as we use teamwork skills to build a world together in...

  • Teen Advisory Board
    When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch (402.444.6284)

    For grades 6 and up. Let your voice be heard! Gain leadership experience and enjoy...

  • STD Testing
    When: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Study Room

    Free STD testing by the Douglas County Health Department.

  • Red Cross Blood Drive
    When: Friday, November 07, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch (402.444.4852) at Meeting Room

    Beginning October 1, sign up to donate blood. Appointments may be made...

  • Lego Club
    When: Friday, November 07, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Use your imagination to build whatever you want with Legos!

  • Teen Lock-In
    When: Friday, November 07, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch (402.444.6284) at Meeting Room

    Join us for an awesome time as teens take over Abrahams Branch!...

  • Poetry Workshop feat. Louder Than a Bomb Artists
    When: Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849) at Meeting Room B

    Bring your creativity and your interest in slam poetry! Join Nebraska...

  • Game Time
    When: Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Teen Area

    Have fun with your friends at the Library playing one of...

  • Knitting Club
    When: Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Meeting Room

    All ages and experience levels are welcome to bring a knitting project, or learn...

  • Teen Minecraft Competition
    When: Saturday, November 08, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848)

    Bring your notebook computer (or one will be provided) and participate in a Minecraft competition! Prizes for...

  • Express STD Testing
    When: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Meeting Room 1

    Free tests for Chlamydia and gonorrhea courtesy of the Douglas...

  • Zumba with Tiba!
    When: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849) at Meeting Room A

    Get you and your family moving in Tiba’s Zumba class! Zumba...

  • Classic Book Club
    When: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at East Meeting Room

    Join us to discuss a classic book each month. View the schedule at...

  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Use your imagination to build anything you want with Legos. Snack...

  • Teen Advisory Council
    When: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Eat, play and talk about what kinds of things you want to see at...

  • Teen Lab: Chemical Reactions
    When: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Practice your chemistry skills at the Library and do several experiments that will fizz,...

  • Lego Club
    When: Friday, November 14, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Use your imagination to build whatever you want with Legos!

  • Warriors Book Discussion
    When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at West Meeting Room

    Come and discuss one of the books in the Warriors series by Erin...

  • Trivia Games, Strategy Games +More: Celebrate International Game Day
    When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Teen Area

    Join us for a celebration of games at Main Library! We'll...

  • Teen Advisory Board
    When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Teen Area

    Enjoy snacks and refreshments while discussing issues and helping out at...

  • Benson Teen Collective
    When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Benson Branch (402.444.4846) at Meeting Room

    Join other local teens on the 3rd Saturday of each month to hang out,...

  • Make Gifts with Duct Tape and/or Hardware
    When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Meeting Room

    Create your own bracelets, wallets, earrings, etc. using duct tape and nuts, washers, o-rings,...

  • Teen Advisory Board
    When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at West Meeting Room

    Come and play group games, plan programs, make friends, and have fun. Snacks...




Computer Classes



  • AARP Computer Class Series for Older Adults
    When: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Computer Lab

    This 4-week series includes Computer and Internet Basics, Email Basics, Microsoft Word Basics, and...

  • Internet Basics
    When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Training Computer Lab

    Learn how to effectively search the Internet.

  • Technology Tuesday
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch (402.289.4367) at Meeting Room

    Get assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating...

  • Excel Basics
    When: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Training Computer Lab

    From menu options to utilizing basic formulas, learn how to...

  • AARP Computer Basics Series for Older Adults
    When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at Computer Lab

    Designed for beginning students, this 4-week series includes Computer and Internet Basics, Internet Search...

  • AARP Computer Basics Series for Older Adults
    When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at Computer Lab

    Designed for beginning students, this 4-week series includes Computer and Internet Basics, Internet Search...

  • Computer Basics
    When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849)

    Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer, and how to: open and close a...

  • Check Out a Library Techie
    When: Thursday, November 06, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848)

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with...

  • Technology Cafe
    When: Friday, November 07, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Study Room

    Join us for a morning cup of coffee and hands-on practice with a computer....

  • AARP Computer Basics Series for Older Adults
    When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at Computer Lab

    Designed for beginning students, this 4-week series includes Computer and Internet Basics, Internet Search...

  • AARP Computer Basics Series for Older Adults
    When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at Computer Lab

    Designed for beginning students, this 4-week series includes Computer and Internet Basics, Internet Search...

  • Internet Basics
    When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch (402.444.4852)

    Learn the basics of how to search the Internet. Prerequisite: Computer Basics or experience using...

  • Computer Basics
    When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849)

    Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer, and how to: open and close a...

  • Check Out a Library Techie
    When: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848)

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with...

  • Computer Basics
    When: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Training Computer Lab

    Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer, and how...

  • Pinterest Basics
    When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch (402.289.4367) at Meeting Room

    Learn to browse, organize and share using pin boards, and get inspiration...

  • Email Basics
    When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch (402.444.4852)

    A class for those who want to set up a Gmail account, or learn more...

  • AARP Computer Basics Series for Older Adults
    When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at Computer Lab

    Designed for beginning students, this 4-week series includes Computer and Internet Basics, Internet Search...

  • Email Basics
    When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Training Computer Lab

    Create a personal email account and learn to: compose, send...

  • AARP Computer Basics Series for Older Adults
    When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at Computer Lab

    Designed for beginning students, this 4-week series includes Computer and Internet Basics, Internet Search...

  • Computer Basics
    When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849)

    Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer, and how to: open and close a...

  • Check Out a Library Techie
    When: Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848)

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with...

  • Technology Cafe
    When: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Study Room

    Join us for a morning cup of coffee and hands-on practice with a computer....

  • AARP Computer Basics Series for Older Adults
    When: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at Computer Lab

    Designed for beginning students, this 4-week series includes Computer and Internet Basics, Internet Search...

  • AARP Computer Basics Series for Older Adults
    When: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at Computer Lab

    Designed for beginning students, this 4-week series includes Computer and Internet Basics, Internet Search...

  • Computer Basics
    When: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849)

    Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer, and how to: open and close a...

  • Introduction to Web Workshop
    When: Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Benson Branch (402.444.4846) at Meeting Room

    During this 1/2 day workshop, participants will learn the basics of HTML and CSS...




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