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Kids' Programs



  • Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Benson Branch at Meeting Room

    Join us for stories, creative movement, music and more. Interaction and participation are welcome. We explore the early...


  • Saddlebrook Storytime
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

    Join in the fun of books, songs, fingerplays and creative movement. All ages are welcome. Storytimes...

  • Dad & Me Storytime
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:15 AM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch at Meeting Room

    Join other dads and their child/children on Saturday morning for stories, songs, crafts and...

  • Swanson Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch at Story Area

    Millard Branch Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Kick off the 2015 Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story. Explore the Science...

  • Arts For All: Where Books and Art Meet
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:30 PM
    Where: South Omaha Library at Conference Room B

    Explore your creative side every week with art projects based on books and illustrations....

  • Read to a Dog
    When: Sunday, May 31, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch

    Reading out loud improves reading skills and dogs are the ideal reading companion for children. Children will...

  • Toddler Storytime
    When: Monday, June 01, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch at Meeting Room

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

  • Nature Storytime at Chalco Hills
    When: Monday, June 01, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch

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

  • Family Storytime
    When: Monday, June 01, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Join us for stories, creative movement, music and more. Interaction and participation are welcome. Explore the early...


  • Family Storytime
    When: Monday, June 01, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Meeting Room

    Movie Day
    When: Monday, June 01, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Enjoy a heroic movie, snacks and drinks each week. Call 402-444-4848 to find out each...

  • Hero Crafts
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Fourth Floor

    Create and paint life-sized images of superheroes for display in the library's...

  • Storytime
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch at Meeting Room A

    Join us for stories, creative movement, music and more. Interaction and participation are...

  • Saddlebrook Tuesday Storytime
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Commons Area

    Join in the fun of books, songs, fingerplays and creative movement. All ages are welcome. Storytimes...

  • Preschool Storytime
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: South Omaha Library at Conference Room A

    Recommended for ages 3 to 5 years, though children of all ages are welcome....

  • Preschool Storytime
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Recommended for ages 3 to 5 years, though children of all ages are welcome. Preschoolers...

  • Toddler Storytime
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 1:30 PM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch at Meeting Room

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

  • Saddlebrook Superhero Academy: Terrarium
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

    Build your own mini Fortress of Solitude. All terrarium supplies will be provided, but participants are...

  • Colorful Magic by Bruce
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Willa Cather Branch

    Magic filled with smiles, laughs and complete awe!

  • Book Club
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 2:30 PM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch at Meeting Room

    This book club is for young adults and welcomes readers grades 5-8 and up...

  • Wildlife Encounters
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Benson Branch at Meeting Room

    Did you know animals have superpowers? In the animal kingdom, there are animals that can fly, climb...


  • Minecraft Club
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 4:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Storytime Area

    Have fun playing Minecraft at the library. Program limited to ages 8-18. Registration...

  • Saddlebrook Crafty Storytime
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

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

  • Read to a Dog
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at Small Study Room

    Reading out loud improves reading skills, and dogs are the ideal reading companion for children....

  • Baby Storytime
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 9:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Recommended for ages birth to 15 months, though children of all ages are welcome. Enjoy...

  • Super Hero Storytime & Crafts
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Fourth Floor

    Join us for stories and crafts about superheroes. Every superhero has a story!...

  • Out & About Storytime: Lawrence Youngman Park
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch

    Toddler Storytime
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Storytime Area

    Read books, sing songs, play games and make crafts. Fun for toddlers/preschoolers.

  • Family Storytime
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Willa Cather Branch

    Join us for stories, creative movement, music, and more. Interaction and participation are encouraged. Explore the early literacy...

  • Family Storytime
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Join us for stories, creative movement, music and more. Interaction and participation are welcome. We explore the...


  • Superhero Boot Camp: Superhero Training Course
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Superheroes in training will work on their agility by stretching out with a game of...

  • Superhero Boot Camp: Superhero Training Course
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 3:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Superheroes in training will work on their agility by stretching out with a game of...

  • LEGO Club
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 4:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Storytime Area

    Use your imagination to build unique LEGO creations.

  • Florence Science Club 3rd +
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: Florence Branch at Meeting Room

    Children are invited to explore the exciting world of science! Guest instructor and experienced teacher Ms....

  • Saddlebrook Baby & Me Storytime
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 9:30 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

    Enjoy one-on-one time with your infant! We'll tell stories, sing songs, and move around to introduce...

  • Toddler Storytime
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 9:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

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

  • Dancing Storytime
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch at Meeting Room

    Recommended for ages 3 to 5 years, though children of all ages are welcome....

  • Saddlebrook Baby & Me Storytime
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

    Enjoy one-on-one time with your infant! We'll tell stories, sing songs, and move around to introduce...

  • Teddy Bear Picnic
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Florence Branch at Meeting Room

    Bring Teddy, your own picnic lunch & something to sit on. See what fun we’ll have!...




Teen Programs



  • Mario Kart Tournament
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at East Meeting Room

    Have fun and compete to be the winner of the Teen Mario Kart gaming tournament. You...

  • Movies For Heroes
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch at Teen Spot

    Join in on some big heroic summer movies! Enjoy a nice flat screen TV...

  • Book Club
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 2:30 PM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch at Meeting Room

    This book club is for young adults and welcomes readers grades 5-8 and up...

  • Game Time
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 3:00 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Teen Room

    Increase your mental powers by playing games that will help with memory and concentration. Develop skills...

  • Teen Hangout: Summer Reading Program
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch at Main Level

    Get a jump start on winning Summer Reading prizes! Sign up for Summer...

  • Minecraft Club
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 4:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Storytime Area

    Have fun playing Minecraft at the library. Program limited to ages 8-18. Registration...

  • Game Time
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch at Teen Spot

    We have all the latest games on Xbox, Playstation, and Wii. Test your skills...

  • Teen Advisory Board
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch

    Teen Hangout
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 5:00 PM
    Where: South Omaha Library at Conference Room A

    Join us for a fun evening of video games, crafts and snacks!

  • Cooking for Teens: Breakfast Wraps
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Teen Area

    Learn how to make a delicious breakfast wrap using various prepping and cooking...

  • Design a Visor
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Willa Cather Branch at Meeting Room

    Welcome the warm weather and fun in the sun with a cool new visor designed...

  • Game Time
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Meeting Rooms 2 & 3

    Play electronic, board and other games of skill and chance. Wii,...


  • STD Testing
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Florence Branch at Study Room

    Free STD testing by the Douglas County Health Department.

  • DIY Superhero Planter Pots
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Benson Branch at Meeting Room

    Teen Time Thursdays: Super Snacks
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

    Unmask your talents this summer! Try something new every Thursday.

    Be a superhero in the kitchen. Learn about...


  • Teen Puppet Troupe
    When: Friday, June 05, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch at Meeting Room

    Are you a creative person? Do you need service hours for school? Join...

  • LEGO Club
    When: Friday, June 05, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

    Use your imagination to build whatever you want with LEGO bricks!

  • Friday Night Kick Backs
    When: Friday, June 05, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch

    The library is closed to everyone else, but open for teens during the summer on Fridays from...

  • LEGO Club
    When: Saturday, June 06, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch

    Build LEGO creations with your friends.

  • Kids Can Code
    When: Saturday, June 06, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at Computer Lab

    Pari Sarangdevot will be teaching the class designed for ages 8-14. Learn Scratch which uses “block” coding with...

  • How to Write a College Essay
    When: Saturday, June 06, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Learn how to write a college essay for entrance into the college or university of...

  • Fit Club
    When: Saturday, June 06, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Storytime Area

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

  • Teen Gaming Saturday
    When: Saturday, June 06, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at East Meeting Room

    Come and play on a Wii, XBox 360, or PS3. Many games to choose from....

  • Knitting Club
    When: Saturday, June 06, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Florence Branch at Central Seating Area

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

  • Henna Art
    When: Saturday, June 06, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Meeting Room

    Learn the art of Mendhi and how to make your very own Henna paste!...

  • ACT/SAT Math Preparation
    When: Saturday, June 06, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Alice Chang has taught ACT/SAT math preparation for more than 10 years. She will provide tips...

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive
    When: Monday, June 08, 2015 11:00 AM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch

    Annually, nearly 3.5 million everyday heroes give blood through the American Red Cross. A single blood donation...

  • Donut Making
    When: Monday, June 08, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at East Meeting Room

    Make donuts with OPL's donut-making machines and enjoy your creations!

  • Movie Day
    When: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at East Meeting Room


  • Movies For Heroes
    When: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch at Teen Spot

    Join in on some big heroic summer movies! Enjoy a nice flat screen TV...




Computer Classes



  • Introduction to Web Workshop
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Meeting Rooms 2 & 3

    During this 1/2 day workshop, participants will learn the basics...

  • Tech Time
    When: Sunday, May 31, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch

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

  • Databases for Genealogists
    When: Sunday, May 31, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Training Computer Lab

    Learn how to get the most out of Omaha Public Library's genealogy...

  • Tech Time
    When: Monday, June 01, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Computer Lab

    Receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an e-mail account, or just...

  • Tech Time
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch

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

  • Tech Time
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch

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

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 05, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch

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

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 05, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Florence Branch at Study Room

    Join us for a cup of coffee and receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an...


  • Tech Time
    When: Monday, June 08, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Computer Lab

    Receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an e-mail account, or just...

  • Internet Basics
    When: Monday, June 08, 2015 5:30 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Training Computer Lab

    Learn basic techniques for searching and finding information on the Internet. Registration...

  • Tech Time
    When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch

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

  • Tech Time
    When: Thursday, June 11, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch

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

  • Tech Time
    When: Thursday, June 11, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch

    Receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an e-mail account, or just getting started on...

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 12, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch

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

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 12, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Florence Branch at Study Room

    Join us for a cup of coffee and receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an...


  • Microsoft Word Basics
    When: Monday, June 15, 2015 11:00 AM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Training Computer Lab

    Introduction to Microsoft Word, including some formatting.

  • Tech Time
    When: Monday, June 15, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Computer Lab

    Receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an e-mail account, or just...

  • Computer Basics
    When: Monday, June 15, 2015 5:30 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Training Computer Lab

    E-mail Basics
    When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Training Computer Lab

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

  • Tech Time
    When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch

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

  • Tech Time
    When: Thursday, June 18, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch

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

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 19, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch

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

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 19, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Florence Branch at Study Room

    Join us for a cup of coffee and receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an...


  • Tech Time
    When: Monday, June 22, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Computer Lab

    Receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an e-mail account, or just...

  • Job Seeking with NEworks
    When: Monday, June 22, 2015 5:30 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Conference Room

    Join Trish Poczapski from the Nebraska Department of Labor as she gives an introduction...

  • Tech Time
    When: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch

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

  • Tech Time
    When: Thursday, June 25, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch

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

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 26, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Florence Branch at Study Room

    Join us for a cup of coffee and receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an...


  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 26, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch

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

  • Intermediate Microsoft Word
    When: Monday, June 29, 2015 11:00 AM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Training Computer Lab

    Learn formatting and how to add and manipulate graphics.

  • Tech Time
    When: Monday, June 29, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Computer Lab

    Receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an e-mail account, or just...




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