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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.
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.
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.
Omaha Public Library presents programs for healthy aging
April 16, 2014
Each May the nation celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize those individuals for their contributions, and provide information to help stay healthy and active. The focus this year is injury prevention with the theme Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow. Omaha Public Library provides services, support, and resources to older adults year-round, and Older Americans Month offers an opportunity to provide specialized information, services and programs to promote healthy lifestyles and overall well-being.
Award-winning author Margaret Atwood headlines April author visits
March 26, 2014
Omaha Public Library (OPL) presents award-winning author Margaret Atwood on Sunday, April 13, 1 p.m. at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St. All are welcome to attend the author’s discussion of selected readings, followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to ensure seating; doors open at 12:30 p.m. Atwood’s books will be available for purchase at the event. This free event is being offered as a part of National Library Week and made possible by the Omaha Public Library Foundation.

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