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!
New Year’s Day seems like a distant memory, but you can celebrate the New Year again at Omaha Public Library (OPL) – the Chinese New Year! Chinese New Year Day is on February 8, but the celebration lasts all month at OPL. Join us to welcome the Year of the Monkey at a variety of events happening at OPL locations throughout the city. All events are free and open to the public. Visit omahalibrary.org or contact the hosting location for more details and registration information.
Regular library users will tell you that waiting for a highly anticipated read that you placed on hold can be tough. Some readers skipped the wait by utilizing Omaha Public Library’s Bestseller Express, and others took advantage of the materials in their various available formats. Omaha Public Library has prepared a list of top circulating titles from 2015. Find these selections and more at omahalibrary.org.
Starting one’s own business can be a daunting task, but also one of the most rewarding for anyone who has ever dreamed of being their own boss. Omaha Public Library (OPL) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are partnering together to offer a series of workshops designed to help potential new business owners navigate the ins and outs of starting and maintaining a successful business. All workshops are free and registration is requested through the hosting OPL branch or at omahalibrary.org.
All are welcome at Omaha Public Library for a delightful afternoon in honor of Jane Austen's 240th birthday. The 12th annual Jane Austen Tea will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2-4 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite teacups. The Bookworm bookstore will have books and holiday gift items available for purchase.