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Native American storytelling tradition to be shared
October 23, 2013
Humanities Nebraska speaker Jerome Kills Small to present at Omaha Public Library
In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, speaker Jerome Kills Small will present “Children’s Stories, Animal Stories and Traditional Lakota Stories” on Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 p.m., Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St., 402.444.5299. This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska (HN) and Omaha Public Library as part of the HN Speakers Bureau. All ages are welcome to attend this free event.
Celebrate Halloween at Omaha Public Library
October 23, 2013
It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to ghouls and goblins, trick-or-treating and scary costumes. Omaha Public Library is hosting safe and free family-friendly events this month. From crafts and magic, to spooky storytimes, there is something for everyone!
(downtown) Omaha Lit Fest
October 07, 2013
Under the Skin: Literary Obsessions & Cult Followings
During the ninth annual (downtown) Omaha Lit Fest, authors will delve into their own preoccupations, nervous habits, bad influences and literary obsessions. On October 18 and 19, nationally acclaimed writers will convene at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., to discuss the appeal of dangerous characters, the danger of appealing characters, the experimental, the sentimental, the personal, and the impersonal. Hosted by Omaha Public Library, the event features author panel discussions, an art exhibit and an opening night party. All events are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Omaha Public Library awarded grant to host ‘Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys’ reading and discussion series
September 24, 2013
Omaha Public Library (OPL) received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to host a five-part reading and discussion series titled Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys. OPL is one of 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to participate in the project, which seeks to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
Authors will visit Omaha Public Library this fall
September 20, 2013
Omaha Public Library (OPL) is pleased to welcome several visiting authors this fall. The upcoming events provide an opportunity for individuals of all ages and interests to meet authors and learn more about the inspiration behind their work. All events are free and books will be available for purchase and signing following most author discussions. Register at or call the hosting OPL location. 

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