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New York Times #1 bestselling author Cassandra Clare to visit Omaha
February 26, 2016
With over 36 million books in print, Cassandra Clare’s books have captivated legions of teen and adult fans. Clare will introduce her first new series in six years with Lady Midnight: Book One of the Dark Artifices, with a release date of March 8. Her book tour will stop in Omaha on Sunday, March 13, 2-4 p.m. at the Westside Middle School auditorium, 8601 Arbor St. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Authors Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan will also join Clare, who will discuss her new book, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of her books. The Bookworm will be onsite to sell copies of books.
Omaha Public Library welcomes Girls Who Code Club to Milton R. Abrahams Branch
February 01, 2016
Omaha Public Library (OPL) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Girls Who Code Club, a community-based affiliate of the national non-profit organization Girls Who Code, which seeks to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
Retirement transition series to be offered at Omaha Public Library
January 29, 2016

Are you retired, thinking about retiring soon, or simply ready to start planning for life after work? Join Omaha Public Library for a series of retirement transition workshops that will guide you in making the most of your retirement. Experts will be available to assist you in defining retirement goals, understanding Medicare options, exploring financial plans for security and more. All programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register online at, or by calling the branch where you wish to attend.

Valentine’s Day is for everyone at Omaha Public Library
January 28, 2016
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. At Omaha Public Library (OPL), there will be free programs or all to enjoy. Some events may have age recommendations or registration requirements. Call the hosting branch or visit for more information.
OPL celebrates Speed Dating success stories upon its 7th annual event
January 27, 2016
Omaha Public Library (OPL) staff can’t help but gush when looking back on 2015. Though people are often curious, amused, and even slightly reluctant about OPL’s annual speed dating event, it does work – or at least it has for three happy couples. One library speed dating couple is anticipating the arrival of their second child in February. Another couple got married last summer, and yet another couple who met last February is engaged to be married this summer! We couldn’t be happier, that is, unless we make another match!

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