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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Omaha Public Library
August 26, 2015
Omaha Public Library will recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with a series of programs to celebrate Hispanic cultures. National Hispanic Heritage Month started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period.
Omaha Public Library Board of Trustees selects new library director
July 30, 2015
After a nationwide executive search and selection process, the Omaha Public Library Board of Trustees has approved a motion to offer Laura Marlane the position of executive director of Omaha Public Library. Marlane currently serves as executive director of Providence Community Library in Providence, Rhode Island. The appointment is subject to the execution of a written offer of acceptance.
Get Back to School Savvy at Omaha Public Library
July 27, 2015
Books, online learning tools, tutors and more available to help students make the grade

Summer days are numbered and it’s almost time to get back into the school routine. With most Omaha area schools kicking off classes by mid-August, Omaha Public Library will be offering a variety of back-to-school events to help students prepare for a successful school year. All events are free and open to the public. Information about age recommendations and registration requirements for each program can be found at or by contacting the hosting branch.
Library director candidates invited to visit Omaha
July 06, 2015
Two candidates have been selected as finalists in the search for a new director of Omaha Public Library.

The finalists are Laura Marlane, executive director of Providence Community Library in Providence, Rhode Island; and Paul Paladino, library director at Montrose Regional Library District in Montrose, Colorado.
Library’s June Family Fair activities celebrate Emancipation Proclamation
June 17, 2015
Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave., will host its 13th annual June Family Fair, a Juneteenth celebration, on Saturday, June 27, 1-4:30 p.m. Join us following the Juneteenth parade for bounce houses, face painting, refreshments, music, and entertainment. The event is free for all ages, and is sponsored by the Omaha Public Library Foundation and Friends of Omaha Public Library.

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