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Omaha Public Library will offer Speed Dating on Valentine’s Day
January 31, 2014
Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate the people we love, but it may feel more like a slap in the face for singles who are looking for a relationship. After all, they just survived the holidays alone, enduring questions from family and friends like, “Why are you still single?” and comments like, “You aren’t getting any younger.” Just when it seems the worst has passed, St. Valentine arrives with his arrows, roses and dinner date specials. However, there are some options… One might hunker down with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, watch cheesy movies and wonder why dating can’t be easier; or perhaps rally other single friends and paint the town red! Or… they could do something about their single status and head to the library!
Omaha’s 1898 World’s Fair will be on display at Omaha Public Library
January 27, 2014
Exhibit opening reception to feature author Timothy Schaffert

The launch of Timothy Schaffert’s new book, The Swan Gondola, set amid Omaha’s 1898 World’s Fair, gives Omaha Public Library an opportunity to revisit its collection of Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition memorabilia. Travel back in time and visit a special exhibit dedicated to Omaha’s World’s Fair at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., in the Michael Phipps Gallery. The exhibit runs February 7-28, and is open to the public during normal library hours. Explore artifacts and photography, including contributions from The Durham Museum and private collectors, from one of Nebraska’s most spectacular events.
Omaha Public Library celebrates increased usage in 2013
January 23, 2014
In 2013, Omaha and Douglas County residents made incredible use of Omaha Public Library (OPL) resources and services. More than 2,372,350 million visits were made to the 12 libraries last year, making OPL one of the most visited organizations in the state of Nebraska.
Local authors making appearances at Omaha Public Library in January
December 30, 2013
Three authors, each with a unique focus and perspective, will visit Omaha Public Library (OPL) in January. These free events provide an opportunity to meet the authors and learn more about the inspiration behind their work. Books will be available for purchase and signing at most author discussions. More information is available at or by calling the hosting OPL location.
Find a new you in the New Year at Omaha Public Library
December 30, 2013
New Year’s resolutions have a tendency to fall to the wayside early in the year (or never even get off the ground). Find the tools to succeed by attending a variety of programs and workshops offered at multiple Omaha Public Library locations throughout January. “New Year, New You” programs will offer tips for reaching your organizational, business and nutritional goals, as well as hands-on creations for de-stressing after the holidays. All programs are free and open to the public.

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