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Kids' Programs



  • Storytime
    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch at Meeting Room A

    Learn with fun books, songs, fingerplays, crafts and creative movement. All ages are...

  • Preschool Storytime
    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Enjoy stories, fingerplays, creative movement and rhythm time with the preschooler in your life. Interaction...

  • Saddlebrook Storytime
    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Commons Area

    Join in the fun of books, songs, fingerplays and creative movement. All ages are welcome. Storytimes...

  • Squishy Circuits
    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Storytime Area

    Join us for a basic lesson in electrical circuits using Squishy Circuits. Use...

  • LEGO @ Your Library
    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 3:30 PM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch at Meeting Room

    Use your imagination and creativity to build things with LEGO bricks provided by the...

  • Saddlebrook Minecraft Club
    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:15 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch

    Use teamwork skills to build a world together in the popular game of Minecraft each Tuesday of the month....

  • Read with Devon the Dog
    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: Millard Branch

    Devon is a registered therapy and R.E.A.D. dog. Along with his owner, children have the opportunity for a 15...

  • Planting with Dr. George Washington Carver
    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 7:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Meeting Room

    OPL has teamed up with the Great Plains Black History Museum to offer you...

  • Baby Lapsit
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Enjoy brief interactive stories and play designed to encourage speech with a pre-walking child. Join...

  • Toddler Storytime
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch at Meeting Room

    Recommended for ages 15 months to 3 years, though children of all ages are welcome....


  • Family Storytime
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:15 AM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Storytime Area

    Join us for stories, creative movement, music and more. Interaction and participation are...

  • Family Storytime
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Willa Cather Branch

    Join us for stories, creative movement, music, and more. Interaction and participation are encouraged. Explore the early literacy...

  • Storytime
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Enjoy stories, fingerplays, creative movement, and rhythm time with the toddler, preschooler, or elementary schooler...

  • Toddler Storytime
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Storytime Area

    Recommended for ages 15 months to 3 years, though children of all ages...

  • Saddlebrook Storytime
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Commons Area

    Join in the fun of books, songs, fingerplays and creative movement. All ages are welcome. Storytimes...

  • Cubelets
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Storytime Area

    Join us for a lesson in simple robotics and engineering using Cubelets.

  • Dr. George W. Carver Project
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch at Meeting Room A

    Learn the history of Dr. George Washington Carver, African American agricultural botanist,...

  • Spring Storytime
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: Florence Branch at Meeting Room

    Join us for stories, creative movement and activities especially geared for the pre-school and early elementary...

  • Toddler Time
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Focus on building early literacy through song, dance, and play! This program is designed for...

  • Dancing Storytime
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch at Meeting Room

    Recommended for ages 3 to 5 years, though children of all ages are welcome. Preschoolers...


  • Storytime with Childcare Centers
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Benson Branch at Meeting Room

    Big group fun at storytime! Thursday storytimes are geared toward childcare centers and other large groups...

  • Toddler Time
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Focus on building early literacy through song, dance, and play! This program is designed for...

  • Baby and Me Lapsit
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Willa Cather Branch

    Enjoy one-on-one time with your infant! We'll tell stories, sing songs and get moving. Introduce a love of...

  • Saddlebrook Baby & Me Storytime
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

    Enjoy one-on-one time with your infant! We'll tell stories, sing songs, and move around to introduce...

  • Homeschool Youth Book Club
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Join a book discussion group with activities for homeschooled children grades 1-6. Registration is required....

  • Saddlebrook Music & Movement
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 9:30 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

    Toddler Time focuses on literacy through song, dance and play designed for active toddlers and their...

  • Summer Reading Program Kick-Off @ Main Library
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library

    Start the Summer Reading program at this all ages fun kick-off party. Participate in activities located...


  • Family Storytime
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Willa Cather Branch

    Join us for stories, creative movement, music and more. Interaction and participation are encouraged. Explore the early literacy...

  • Baby & Me Storytime
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Storytime Area

    Parents & babies will enjoy this program with rhyming games, puppets, songs &...

  • LEGO Club Jr.
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    A LEGO group for our youngest builders! Children from 18 months to 5 years can...

  • Swanson Family Storytime
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch at Story Area

    Saddlebrook Music & Movement
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

    Toddler Time focuses on literacy through song, dance and play designed for active toddlers and their...

  • Join us in the program room and use your imagination to build whatever you want with..." class="slickTip" target="_self" rel="nofollow">Saddlebrook LEGO Club
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 3:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

    Join us in the program room and use your imagination to build whatever you want with...


  • LEGO Club and LEGO Club Jr.
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at Meeting Room (combined)

    Visit Millard Branch on Friday afternoons to participate in creative play. Children ages 18 months...

  • Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Benson Branch at Meeting Room

    Join us for stories, creative movement, music and more. Interaction and participation are welcome. We explore the early...


  • Saddlebrook Storytime
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

    Join in the fun of books, songs, fingerplays and creative movement. All ages are welcome. Storytimes...

  • Dad & Me Storytime
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:15 AM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch at Meeting Room

    Join other dads and their child/children on Saturday morning for stories, songs, crafts and...

  • Swanson Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:30 AM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch at Story Area

    Millard Branch Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at West Meeting Room

    Kick off the 2015 Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story. Explore the Science...

  • Arts For All: Where Books and Art Meet
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:30 PM
    Where: South Omaha Library at Conference Room B

    Explore your creative side every week with art projects based on books and illustrations....




Teen Programs



  • Saddlebrook Summer Reading Program Volunteer Training
    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Instructional Space

    Calling all volunteers! Saddlebrook Branch needs help with Summer Reading Program. Shelve materials, help people...

  • Planting with Dr. George Washington Carver
    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 7:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Meeting Room

    OPL has teamed up with the Great Plains Black History Museum to offer you...

  • Summer Reading Volunteer Training
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:30 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch at Meeting Room B

    A training program for Summer Reading Program volunteers ages 14 and up.

  • Summer Volunteer Orientation
    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Meeting Room

    Do you want to help your library and community this summer? Find out what...

  • Teen Homeschool Book Discussion
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at East Meeting Room

    Join us as we discuss the classic "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie....

  • Game Time
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Teen Area

    Have fun with your friends playing one of the Library's Wii or Xbox...

  • Saddlebrook Teen Hangout
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Teen Room

    Join us for fun and games in the teen room! Enjoy video games, board games, snacks,...

  • Summer Reading Program Kick-Off @ Main Library
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library

    Start the Summer Reading program at this all ages fun kick-off party. Participate in activities located...


  • Volunteer Training
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 1:30 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch at Meeting Room A

    A volunteer training for Summer Reading Program volunteers age 14 and up.

  • Summer Volunteer Orientation
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 3:30 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Meeting Room

    Do you want to help your library and community this summer? Find out what...

  • Game Night
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: South Omaha Library at Conference Room A

    Join us for a fun night of games and snacks! Please pick up a...

  • Mario Kart Tournament
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch at East Meeting Room

    Have fun and compete to be the winner of the Teen Mario Kart gaming tournament. You...

  • Movies For Heroes
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch at Teen Spot

    Join in on some big heroic summer movies! Enjoy a nice flat screen TV...

  • Book Club
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 2:30 PM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch at Meeting Room

    This book club is for young adults and welcomes readers grades 5-8 and up...

  • Game Time
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 3:00 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Teen Room

    Increase your mental powers by playing games that will help with memory and concentration. Develop skills...

  • Teen Hangout: Summer Reading Program
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch at Main Level

    Get a jump start on winning Summer Reading prizes! Sign up for Summer...

  • Minecraft Club
    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 4:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Storytime Area

    Have fun playing Minecraft at the library. Program limited to ages 8-18. Registration...

  • Game Time
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch at Teen Spot

    We have all the latest games on Xbox, Playstation, and Wii. Test your skills...

  • Teen Advisory Board
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch

    Teen Hangout
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 5:00 PM
    Where: South Omaha Library at Conference Room A

    Join us for a fun evening of video games, crafts and snacks!

  • Cooking for Teens: Breakfast Wraps
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Teen Area

    Learn how to make a delicious breakfast wrap using various prepping and cooking...

  • Design a Visor
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Willa Cather Branch at Meeting Room

    Welcome the warm weather and fun in the sun with a cool new visor designed...

  • Game Time
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Meeting Rooms 2 & 3

    Play electronic, board and other games of skill and chance. Wii,...


  • STD Testing
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Florence Branch at Study Room

    Free STD testing by the Douglas County Health Department.

  • DIY Superhero Planter Pots
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Benson Branch at Meeting Room

    Teen Time Thursdays: Super Snacks
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

    Unmask your talents this summer! Try something new every Thursday.

    Be a superhero in the kitchen. Learn about...


  • Teen Puppet Troupe
    When: Friday, June 05, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch at Meeting Room

    Are you a creative person? Do you need service hours for school? Join...

  • LEGO Club
    When: Friday, June 05, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch at Program Room

    Use your imagination to build whatever you want with LEGO bricks!

  • Friday Night Kick Backs
    When: Friday, June 05, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch

    The library is closed to everyone else, but open for teens during the summer on Fridays from...

  • LEGO Club
    When: Saturday, June 06, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch

    Build LEGO creations with your friends.




Computer Classes



  • Tech Time
    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch at Library Adult Area

    Receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an e-mail account, or...

  • Learn how to use an iPad or tablet to download eBooks from the..." class="slickTip" target="_self" rel="nofollow">eReader Basics

    When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: South Omaha Library at Computer Lab

    Learn how to use an iPad or tablet to download eBooks from the...


  • Tech Time
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with almost anything...

  • Tech Time
    When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch at Meeting Room

    Receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an e-mail account, or just...

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with...

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Florence Branch at Study Room

    Join us for a cup of coffee and receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook,...

  • Job Seeking for 50+
    When: Friday, May 29, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Millard Branch at Computer Lab

    A representative from NEworks will provide step-by-step guidance in using the Nebraska Department of Labor web...

  • Introduction to Web Workshop
    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Meeting Rooms 2 & 3

    During this 1/2 day workshop, participants will learn the basics...

  • Tech Time
    When: Sunday, May 31, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with almost anything...

  • Databases for Genealogists
    When: Sunday, May 31, 2015 2:00 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Training Computer Lab

    Learn how to get the most out of Omaha Public Library's genealogy...

  • Tech Time
    When: Monday, June 01, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Computer Lab

    Receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an e-mail account, or just...

  • Tech Time
    When: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an e-mail account, or with...

  • Tech Time
    When: Thursday, June 04, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with almost anything...

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 05, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with...

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 05, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Florence Branch at Study Room

    Join us for a cup of coffee and receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an...


  • Tech Time
    When: Monday, June 08, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Computer Lab

    Receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an e-mail account, or just...

  • Internet Basics
    When: Monday, June 08, 2015 5:30 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Training Computer Lab

    Learn basic techniques for searching and finding information on the Internet. Registration...

  • Tech Time
    When: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an e-mail account, or with...

  • Tech Time
    When: Thursday, June 11, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with almost anything...

  • Tech Time
    When: Thursday, June 11, 2015 6:00 PM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch

    Receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an e-mail account, or just getting started on...

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 12, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with...

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 12, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Florence Branch at Study Room

    Join us for a cup of coffee and receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an...


  • Microsoft Word Basics
    When: Monday, June 15, 2015 11:00 AM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Training Computer Lab

    Introduction to Microsoft Word, including some formatting.

  • Tech Time
    When: Monday, June 15, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Computer Lab

    Receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an e-mail account, or just...

  • Computer Basics
    When: Monday, June 15, 2015 5:30 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Training Computer Lab

    E-mail Basics
    When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library at Training Computer Lab

    Create a personal email account and learn to compose, send and receive...

  • Tech Time
    When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an e-mail account, or with...

  • Tech Time
    When: Thursday, June 18, 2015 4:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with almost anything...

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 19, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with...

  • Tech Time
    When: Friday, June 19, 2015 10:00 AM
    Where: Florence Branch at Study Room

    Join us for a cup of coffee and receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an...


  • Tech Time
    When: Monday, June 22, 2015 1:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Computer Lab

    Receive assistance uploading a resume, downloading an eBook, creating an e-mail account, or just...

  • Job Seeking with NEworks
    When: Monday, June 22, 2015 5:30 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch at Conference Room

    Join Trish Poczapski from the Nebraska Department of Labor as she gives an introduction...

  • Tech Time
    When: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6:30 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an e-mail account, or with...




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