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Custer, Grand Duke’s visit to Nebraska subject of talk at Omaha Public Library
July 11, 2016
The 1872 meeting of Lt. Col. George Custer, Gen. Phil Sheridan, the Grand Duke Alexis of Russia and “Buffalo Bill” Cody in Nebraska captured the attention of the world, yet few today know of the activities of the four while in the young state. More than 140 years later, Omaha author Jeff Barnes will recount this historical visit in his presentation, Custer in Nebraska: The Royal Buffalo Hunt of 1872, on Wednesday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., 402-444-4848. This presentation is free and open to the public.
Omaha Public Library introducing Toy Library just in time for summer
May 23, 2016
Developing literacy and learning skills for Omaha Public Library’s (OPL) youngest patrons is a priority, and part of that learning experience for children includes toys. Yet, some families in our community may not have access to a variety of toys due to economic or special needs.
On Your Mark, Get Set… Read! this summer at Omaha Public Library
May 16, 2016
Omaha Public Library (OPL) invites you to exercise your mind and body during the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP)! With free activities for all ages, OPL can help keep everyone in the family engaged throughout the summer. SRP kicks off June 1 and runs through August 1. 
Storybook characters come to life at Omaha Public Library
March 28, 2016
Omaha Public Library (OPL) welcomes all ages to Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave., on Sunday, April 10, 1-4 p.m., for a Storybook Land celebration! Life-sized characters from children’s literature will be on hand including Lyle Lyle Crocodile, Pete the Cat, Martha the Dog, Paddington Bear, Lilly the Mouse, Skippyjon Jones, the Snow Queen, and a superhero. OPL’s beloved mascot Scamper will also attend the festivities.
Teens seeking jobs encouraged to attend Omaha Public Library Job Fair
February 29, 2016
Teens can plan ahead and increase their chances of landing a great part-time or summer job by attending Omaha Public Library’s 11th annual Teen Job Fair on Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library*, 215 S. 15th St., 402-444-4800. The event is free and open to teens, ages 16-19. *Parking at the Omaha Park One garage on the corner of 15th & Douglas streets will be validated for Teen Job Fair participants.

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