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Connect Volume 20 • Issue 3 • Fall 2013

News from Omaha Public Library • OPL Foundation • Friends of OPL Page

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Director’s Note SRP Wrap-up

Book Discussions Tues | Sept 10 | 6:30 pm Florence Branch Tues | Sept 17 | 2 pm A.V. Sorensen Branch Tues | Sept 17 | 6:30 pm Millard Branch Thur | Sept 19 | 6:30 pm Millard Branch Sat | Sept 21 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Movie Viewings Tues | Sept 3 | 6:30 pm Milton R. Abrahams Branch Sat | Sept 7 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch Wed | Sept 11 | 6:30 pm South Omaha Library Fri | Sept 13 | 1:30 pm W. Dale Clark Main Library Tues | Sept 17 | 6:30 pm Milton R. Abrahams Branch Tues | Sept 24 | 5:45 pm Florence Branch Wed | Sept 25 | 5:30 pm Charles B. Washington Branch Sat | Oct 5 | Noon Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch

Inside the OPD Crime Lab Tues | Sept 24 | 6:30 pm Milton R. Abrahams Branch Get a behind-the-scenes look at OPD’s Crime Lab with a forensic detective.

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Persephone Collection Michael Phipps Gallery

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Book Kits KidSpot & TeenSpace

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Omaha Reads In Cold Blood

Each year, Omaha Public Library (OPL) encourages the community to join together in reading one book as part of the Omaha Reads campaign. Omaha Reads promotes literacy and provides the City with a common theme to discuss. The selection is celebrated with book talks, an author visit and related programs. This September, the chilling 1959 murders of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, will be commemorated with the reading of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. “Our community chose In Cold Blood as this year’s Omaha Reads selection in a public vote. Truman Capote’s classic work continues to ignite conversation and thought, as a pioneer true crime novel. It continues to be required reading for most college students, and has been in print since its publication in 1966,” said OPL Executive Director Gary Wasdin. “The purpose of Omaha Reads is to encourage each of us to read or re-read a compelling literary work that will spark conversations throughout our community. In Cold Blood is a great example of a book that gets people talking.”

Photo: Truman Capote, 1959. Source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Taken from the English Wikipedia.

Inside the Works of Truman Capote with David Ebershoff Sun | Sept 29 | 2:30 pm KANEKO | 1111 Jones St. Author David Ebershoff is considered a leading expert on the works of Truman Capote and works with Capote’s estate to oversee Capote publications for Random House. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


Director’s Note

Summer Reading Wrap-up

Fall Into Fun Libraries matter. That’s the message we hear every day in Omaha. Many of you take the time to tell us directly, which we always appreciate. We also get the message through the number of people we see visiting all 12 libraries, the thousands who attend Library programs each month, and the more than 17,700 who took part in the 2013 Summer Reading Program. You keep our staff busy and we like that! You also let us know that your libraries matter by speaking out when we were discussing how to manage a possible cut to the Library’s 2014 budget. Hundreds of people wrote letters, sent emails and made phone calls to the mayor and city council members expressing support for the Library. Your voice does make a difference, and I am glad to say that Mayor Stothert listened to your concerns and proposed a budget that will keep all 12 libraries open at their current schedules. However, 2014 will still be a challenge. The Library budget will be flat, equal to the funding available in 2013. Because costs will increase, the Library will still need to find small ways to reduce spending. Reductions will be made as carefully as possible to minimize disruption to service, but it is always difficult. Your charitable gifts also let us know that libraries matter. In addition to public funding, generous individuals like you give to the Omaha Public Library Foundation each year so that your Library can continue to do great work. Every gift makes a difference, no matter the amount. This year the Foundation received gifts ranging from kids donating their pocket change, to organizations like Cox Communications supporting the 2013 Summer Reading Program. While the size of the gift was different, the value of the gift was not; both show a commitment to keeping our libraries strong.

Each year, OPL strives to provide a quality summer reading experience for all ages. There are always new goals to reach and fun, educational and entertaining programs to help you along the way.

SRP Kickoff at Abrahams Branch

For more than 90 years, Summer Reading Program (SRP) has been available as a way to help beat the summer slump that can happen when children’s

Yoga Storytime at Sorensen Branch

minds aren’t being challenged or exercised during the off-school season.

Out and About Storytime with Saddlebrook Branch

SRP Kickoff at Florence Branch

This year, there were new sponsors, prizes and even a new way to register and log your books! Reading is the emphasis of the program, but there’s a reason why OPL offers more than 800 programs and events across 12 locations throughout the city. From storytimes to crafts for kids, gaming to lock-ins for teens, and Zumba to DIY terrariums for adults, there is something for everyone.

The impact of the interactions,

Thank you for your continued support!

connections and experiences is just as important as the SRP Kickoff at Willa Cather Branch

Gary Wasdin, Executive Director

Farm animals program at Saddlebrook Branch

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focus on learning.

Thank you to all who took the time to share your SRP stories, and thank you to Cox Communications, the Sokolof Foundation in honor of Rick Rosinski, and the many other sponsors who provided support to make the Summer Reading Program a success.


Michael Phipps Art Gallery

W. Dale Clark Main Library | 1st Floor

The gallery is available free of charge to local artists and groups. Exhibits are approximately one month and are scheduled 12 months in advance. The gallery is open the same hours as W. Dale Clark Main Library. Call 402.444.4838 for details.

September — Omaha Craft Mafia Life Happens

Persephone Collection Discover one of OPL’s newest additions: the Persephone Book collection. Persephone Books are reprints of often neglected, and nearly lost or out-of-print titles that include diaries, novels, poetry and cookbooks by mostly women authors dating from early to mid-twentieth century. The collection consists of 102 books – distinctive, gray paperbacks with patterned endpapers inside. The artwork on the endpapers is as carefully selected as the works themselves, chosen especially to match the date and mood of the book. OPL introduced this newly acquired collection to Omaha and Douglas County residents in June. The Library had received several requests for works by Persephone authors and decided to offer the collection as a whole to Library users. As indicated by

the collection’s namesake, the selections slant more toward female readers. With titles ranging from How to Run Your Home Without Help, to Cheerful Weather for a Wedding, this eclectic series presents thought-provoking and beautifully written prose for a variety of audiences. Are you ready to begin reading? Browse the collection in OPL’s catalog by searching "Persephone Books." Learn of new titles by following OPL on Twitter (twitter.com/OmahaLibrary), and view photos and fun pins on OPL’s Pinterest site (pinterest.com/omahalibrary) especially dedicated to Persephone Books. Enjoy this collection in numerical order or by categories defined on the collection’s website at persephonebooks.co.uk.

Recommended Reads Burial Rites by Hannah Kent Inspired by a true story, follow the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Cities Are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis by Leo Hollis Driven by the idea that cities are for people and by people, Hollis upends long-held assumptions with new questions.

The exhibit will showcase crafts including jewelry, pottery, paintings, collage and fabric Acrylic mixed media by Melissa Zimmerman arts. The Omaha Craft Mafia supports local, handmade and DIY art in the metro Omaha area through shows, projects, events and networking. For more information, contact Liz Moldenhauer at omahacraftmafia@gmail.com or visit omahacraftmafia.org.

October — Rachel Mindrup The Many Faces of NF Opening reception Oct 2 | 5:30 pm Rachel Mindrup is a professional artist and illustrator specializing in Jeff Painting a Canvas © Rachel Mindrup - 2013 portraits and still lifes. Her show will feature her work done on behalf of people with neurofibromatosis. She has become known as a neurofibromatosis portrait painter and her work may be viewed on Facebook (facebook.com/ManyFacesNF).

by Judy Anghelescu & Teresa Shane, Readers Advisory Specialists

Folsom’s 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison’s Executed Men by April Moore From 1895 to 1937, 93 men were hanged at California’s Folsom State Prison, and this book is the first to tell all of their stories. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion A funny, touching story about a socially challenged genetics professor who sets out to find a wife.

Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around A Pot of Soup by Maggie Stuckey Stuckey offers a practical guide to starting your own soup night group, along with 99 delicious soup recipes and 40 recipes for accompaniments. 3


KidSpot

Character Visits Ladybug Girl Sept 6 10:30 am . . . . . . . W.C. Swanson Sept 7 10:30 am . . . . . C.B. Washington Sept 10 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . Saddlebrook Sept 11 10:30 am . . . . . . . . W. Dale Clark Sept 12 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . Florence Sept 17 10:30 am . . . . . . . . South Omaha Sept 18 10:30 am . . . . . . . . A.V. Sorensen Sept 19 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . . B.J. Elkhorn Sept 20 10:30 am . . . . . . M.R. Abrahams Sept 21 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . Millard

Stellaluna Oct 8 7 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . Millard Oct 9 10:30 am . . . . . . . . W. Dale Clark Oct 10 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . Benson Oct 15 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . Saddlebrook Oct 16 10:30 am . . . . . . . . A.V. Sorensen Oct 17 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . . B.J. Elkhorn Oct 18 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . Willa Cather

Splat the Cat Nov 8 10:30 am . . . . . . . . A.V. Sorensen Nov 12 10:30 am . . . . . . . . South Omaha Nov 13 10:30 am . . . . . . . . W. Dale Clark Nov 14 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . Florence Nov 15 10:30 am . . . . . . . W.C. Swanson Nov 19 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . Saddlebrook Nov 20 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . Millard Nov 21 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . Benson Nov 23 10 am . . . . . C.B. Washington

PRIME TIME FAMILY READING® Foster a love of reading together. Children ages 6-10 and their families are invited to participate in PRIME TIME FAMILY READING® programs this fall. Attendees will share a communal meal followed by story-sharing, interactive reading with a group leader, and fun comprehension activities. PRIME TIME FAMILY READING® is a six-week shared reading experience designed to help families discover great stories and books together. Activities will be available for younger siblings. With prior notice, free transportation will be available to and from the Library. There is no charge for any PRIME TIME activities. Families are encouraged to register by contacting the hosting branch or signing up at omahalibrary.org. Willa Cather Branch (Native American)

1905 S. 44th St. | 402.444.4851 Tuesdays | Oct 1-Nov 5 6 pm PRIME TIME is sponsored by Humanities South Omaha Library (bilingual) Nebraska with funding from the State 2808 Q St. | 402.444.4850 of Nebraska and Nebraska Cultural Saturdays | Oct 5-Nov 16 except Nov 9 Endowment. Funders include Lincoln 12:30 pm Financial Foundation and Carol Gendler. Humanities Nebraska is a private, Charles B. Washington Branch statewide, non-profit affiliate of the 2868 Ames Ave. | 402.444.4849 National Endowment for the Humanities. Saturdays | Oct 19-Nov 23 9 am

Kits for Kids Teachers, homeschool parents and child care providers, did you know that OPL has a variety of materials that are useful in an educational setting? From book club bags containing multiple copies of the same title to science lesson kits or a basic story box, premade kits are ready for you to borrow.

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There are more than 200 book bags with titles ranging from easy readers through young adults for your classroom or book club. OPL also offers 14 science kits ranging in topics like biology, astronomy and electricity! Equipment and books are provided.

For more information about how to reserve a book bag or science kit, visit omahalibrary.org/bookclubs and click on the tab “Youth Book Club Resources for Teachers and Others.” Story boxes are now available for younger children and at many OPL locations. Each box contains books, objects and activities that focus on a specific theme, including farms, food and the five senses. Search “story boxes” in the OPL catalog to browse the selection of kits. Make teaching and learning easy and fun by borrowing one of these educational resources today!


Seek the Unknown Teen Read Week October 13-19

National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

" Riesandoitng optional "

Walter Dean Myers

Teens are invited to participate in a variety of programs throughout the week such as creating edible books, venturing into the world of zombies, meeting a favorite author, joining a book or Minecraft club, or even locking themselves in the Library after hours! Teen Read Week is a great time to explore a Teen Advisory Board meeting and help plan upcoming events for teens like you. A complete schedule of Teen Read Week programming is available at omahalibrary.org.

SAT Math Study Sessions Prepare to get great scores!

Sat | Sept 14 10 am - Noon Sun | Sept 22 Noon - 3 pm

Tuesday Dec 10 5:30 pm Book Signing 6:30 pm Presentation

Millard Branch

13214 Westwood Ln. 402.444.4848

Joslyn Art Museum | Witherspoon Concert Hall 2200 Dodge St. The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council (CBC) and its foundation, Every Child a Reader, are the sponsors of the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature initiative.

Great Books for Great Kids Tues | Oct 1 | All Omaha Runza locations Mark your calendar for Runza’s annual “Great Books for Great Kids” fundraiser! Runza® will be donating 15% of sales all day to help purchase books for kids. Last year Runza gave more than $5,000 to OPL for the purchase of children’s books.

TeenSpace


Outstanding Volunteer:

Staff Spotlight:

Vikki Henry

Marvel Maring

Native Nebraskan and avid reader Vikki Henry loves history, museums and cemeteries — a recipe for a genealogy passion.

In April 2013, OPL welcomed artist and librarian Marvel Maring as the Milton R. Abrahams Branch manager.

“The most exciting part

Henry has been an OPL volunteer for nearly 15 years, and a member of the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society (GOGS) for just as long. She has been using OPL’s extensive genealogy resources for her own research for nearly 20 years. At W. Dale Clark Main Library, she offers research and equipment assistance, as well as education on the resources available both in and outside the confines of the library. “Vikki is a valuable asset to both the Library and the GOGS, and, what’s more, she is raising her children to be the same,” shared librarian Martha Grenzeback.

of genealogy is finding an answer to a question. It’s like a huge puzzle. I like to help people do their research and open their eyes to resources." "I have helped many people break through some brick walls,” said Henry. To learn more about becoming a volunteer, contact Jody duRand at 402.444.4807 or jdurand@omahalibrary.org.

Be a FRIEND! Libraries cannot be built or maintained by today’s tax dollars alone. To ensure the continued excellence and growth of OPL, become a Friend today! Please complete the form below and mail it to: FRIENDS of Omaha Public Library, PO Box 6032, Omaha, NE 68106

Questions? Email us at omahalibraryfriends@gmail.com

Book Sales

W. Clarke Swanson Branch | 9101 W. Dodge Rd. Weekly Sales Thursdays | 10 am - 3 pm 6

Monthly Sales 1st Saturday | 10 am - 6 pm

You may have attended one of Maring’s popular book-based art classes. “I’ve loved teaching book arts at OPL and wanted to be part of the full-time staff,” she said. Her passion for book arts blossomed later in life. “Ever since I was tiny, I was drawing or painting,” Maring reflected. She enjoys working with poetry and classic or favorite texts. “The text has to be something I really love and can live and work with for a long time,” Maring said. “Books provide so many things in the hands of the viewer. The material choices, the pacing and turning of the pages, and the sequencing of a narrative are all elements that really inspire me. It’s exciting to see where someone can take the idea of ‘what is a book.’” The multifaceted Maring has grand visions for the future of art at OPL. “Anyone out there want to join me?”

Ethel C. Flannigan March 19, 1919 – April 10, 2013 In June 2013, the Omaha Public Library Foundation graciously accepted a bequest from the estate of Ethel C. Flannigan to be used for the purchase of new books for the Library’s collection. Flannigan’s gift to the Library is a testament to her love of reading and spirit of lifelong learning. Flannigan was born March 19, 1919, in Omaha, Neb. She graduated from Stuart Public High School in Stuart, NE and received a Bachelor of Science in business at UNL. For many years, Flannigan worked as an economist for the Nebraska Department of Labor, travelling the country as a field consultant. In retirement, she was a dedicated community volunteer. Family friend Robert Wendt remembers Flannigan as “an inspiration to everyone who knew her.” “The Omaha Public Library Foundation is extremely grateful for this gift, and I hope her generosity will inspire others to whom the Library is an important part of their lives,” said Development Director Jacob Houser. If you would like more information on how you may make Omaha Public Library Foundation part of your estate plans, visit omahalibraryfoundation.org/ways-to-give.


Health & Wellness Did you know that OPL will offer more than 300 programs and classes centered on health and wellness this year? In some of OPL’s most well-attended programs, patrons take advantage of a variety of resources – including exercise. What better place to “check out” a yoga, tai chi, meditation, or Zumba class than the library, where programs are offered free of charge? Among the most popular of such activities is “Zumba with Tiba” for adults and teens, attracting more than 1,200 participants at Charles B. Washington Branch last year. OPL offers an extensive array of programming to provide enrichment, education, recreation and self-improvement. The Omaha Public Library Foundation raises private funds needed to support these activities, making it easier for patrons to access programs and services they have come to rely on to improve their quality of life. Contributions to the Foundation help individuals make the most of their library experience in numerous ways – from finding a moment of inspiration with a good book, to using the library as a boisterous gathering space for an exercise class. Please consider making a donation to the Foundation to help support programs that create experiences, opportunities and healthier communities.

Financial Gifts $50,000+ Anonymous The Sherwood Foundation Richard D. Holland William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation $25,000+ Cox Communications Ethel C. Flannigan (bequest) Peter Kiewit Foundation Lozier Foundation Mammel Family Foundation Martha & D. David Slosburg

First National Bank of Omaha Joan Gibson & Don Wurster James P. Kineen Stephanie & John “Jack” Koraleski RBC Wealth Management William R. Patrick Foundation Dorothy & Stanley Truhlsen Target Stores Beth & Kelvin Whited

(Sustainer) $1,000+ Anonymous (2) Arun Agarwal Cindy & Mogens Bay Benson Plant Rescue $20,000+ Barbara J. Bock-Mavis Ramona & Deryl Hamann John K. & Lynne D. Boyer Family $15,000+ Foundation Dorothy Peters Anne & Stephen Bruckner Sokolof Foundation in honor of Terri & John D. "Jack" Diesing, Jr. Rick Rosinsky Friedland Family Foundation (Director Level) $10,000+ Dawn & James Hammel Criss Foundation Jewish Federation of Omaha McGowan Family Foundation Foundation Amy L. Scott Family Foundation Helen & Richard Kelley Eve & Fred Simon Kari & Dan Kinsella Ann & Ken Stinson Susan & Michael Lebens Weitz Family Foundation Rochelle & Jim Mullen National Everything Wholesale (Conservator) $5,000+ Sharee & Murray Newman Kathleen & N.P. “Sandy” Dodge Omaha Steaks International Paul & Oscar Giger Foundation Gilbert M. & Martha H. Hitchcock Harriet Otis Winifred & Lewis Pinch Foundation Sandra Price Mary A. Holland Ruth & John Sage Meyer Foundation for Disabilities Security National Bank Runza Teddi Slattery Betiana & Todd Simon Annette & Paul Smith Union Pacific Foundation Margaret & Vale Sorensen (Advocate) $2,000+ Stephen Swartz America First Foundation Bellevue Offutt Homeschool Group Mark Terhune Gary Wasdin Bluestem Prairie Foundation Julie & Mark Wilson Carol Ebdon Nancy & Philip Wolf

Your support makes a difference! (Page Turner) $500+ Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, P.C. Lynn & Thomas Ashby BNSF Foundation Cerian Bearl Rhonda & Sandor Chomos Cora & Maurice Conner Lisa & Stewart Dale Nancy Darst Ann Edmunds Ruth & Joe Erman Fraser Stryker Julie & Lance Fritz Peg & John Heck Catharine & Neil Holstein Leona & Bill Kernen Sally Kjelson Marsha & Milton Kleinberg Vicki & David Krecek Mary & Rodrigo Lopez Deborah & Michael McLarney Maggie & Mike McMeekin Dana & Michael Meyer Mid Month Book Club Bobbie & James Montequin George Morrissey Mary Anne & Bruce Ramge Ann Rinne Barb & Ron Schaefer Molly & Tobin Schropp Gloria Sorensen Christine Swerczek Gayla Thal Jann & L.B. “Red” Thomas Judith Vann

(Collector) $250+ Anonymous (6) BCDM Architects Elizabeth Becker Verda Bialac Carol & Richard Britten Ellie & Henry Clure Teri & Mark D’Agostino Mary & Hal Daub Joseph Drugmand Eclectic Book Club Colleen & Jim Fogarty Wanda & Mike Gottschalk Amy Haddad Sarah Haddad Janis & Dr. John Haggstrom David Harding & Sarah Newman Jean & John Hartwell Mary Helms Dr. Kristen & Gary Hoffman Clara & Harold Hoover Jacob Houser Geraldine & Jack King Jean & Roland Mariucci Sigrid & Mike Moylan Diana Nevins Peggy Payne Prairie Ventures Kathleen & John Ransom Rotary of Omaha - North Club Rotary of Omaha - Northwest Club Rotary of Omaha - Suburban Club Carol & Rick Russell Amy & Michael Ryan Saddlebrook Elementary School PTA Shirley Siebler Leslie & Bryan Slone Sarah Watson Eileen Wirth

Honorarium / Memorial Gifts

Received April 23-July 22, 2013 In Appreciation of OPL American Association of University Women In Appreciation of Benson Branch Dundee Garden Club In Memory of Ann Christiansen Verda Bialac Sherry Forrest Sarah Watson In Honor of Sarah M. English Omaha Public Library youth services & librarians In Memory of George Forbes Matheson Mr. & Mrs. Leland Albers Carolyn Ireland Annette Nelson Joan Schobert Ruby E. Schobert Judith Schow James & Margaret Timmins In Memory of Robert T. Griffin Shirley Baize In Honor of Carol Gwilt Under the Dundee Sun Book Club In Honor of Shane & C. David Kotok Marion & Harold Slosburg In Memory of George & Helen Rice Carole C. Brown In Honor of Sandi Skorniak’s Retirement Mary Ann & Lt. Col. Waldon Johnson (Ret.) Gayle M. Malmquist Dave Newell Norma M. Pountney In Memory of Ruth Volk Sarah Ferneding

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HOURS & LOCATIONS

Nonprofit Org U.S. Postage

215 S. 15th St. Omaha, NE 68102

W. DALE CLARK MAIN LIBRARY

215 S. 15th St. / 402.444.4800 ______________________________________ _______ MO, TU, WE & TH . . . . . . . 7:30 AM - 8 PM * FR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 AM - 6 PM * SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 AM - 6 PM SU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 - 6 PM * 7:30 AM - 10 AM Limited services, first floor only

PAID Omaha, NE Permit No. 1818

MILTON R. ABRAHAMS BRANCH

5111 N. 90th St. / 402.444.6284 ______________________________________ MO, TU, WE & TH . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 9 PM FR & SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 6 PM SU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 - 6 PM

BENSON BRANCH

6015 Binney St. / 402.444.4846 ______________________________________ _______ TU, WE & TH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 8 PM FR & SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 6 PM SU & MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED

Save the date!

BESS JOHNSON ELKHORN BRANCH

2100 Reading Plz. / 402.289.4367 ______________________________________ _______ MO, TU, WE & TH . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 8 PM FR & SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 6 PM SU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED

FLORENCE BRANCH

Culinary Conference

MILLARD BRANCH

Sat | Nov 2 | 11 am-2:30 pm W. Dale Clark Main Library

2920 Bondesson St. / 402.444.5299 ______________________________________ _______ TU & WE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 AM - 8 PM TH, FR & SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 AM - 6 PM SU & MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED 13214 Westwood Ln. / 402.444.4848 ______________________________________ _______ MO, TU, WE & TH . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 9 PM FR, SA, & SU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 6 PM

SADDLEBROOK BRANCH

14850 Laurel Ave. / 402.884.7473 ______________________________________ _______ TU, WE & TH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 AM - 8 PM FR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 AM - 5 PM SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 AM - 4 PM SU & MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED

A.V. SORENSEN BRANCH

4808 Cass St. / 402.444.5274 ______________________________________ TU & TH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 AM - 8 PM WE, FR & SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 AM - 6 PM SU & MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED

Relish in culinary delights and explore sauces, dips, oils and a little bit of honey! The event will feature demonstrations from local chefs and food enthusiasts, food discussions, and a cookbook exchange.

SOUTH OMAHA LIBRARY

2808 Q St. / 402.444.4850 (call for hours during MCC quarter breaks) ______________________________________ _______ MO, TU, WE & TH . . . . . . . 7:30 AM - 9 PM FR, SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 6 PM SU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED

W. CLARKE SWANSON BRANCH

9101 W. Dodge Rd. / 402.444.4852 ______________________________________ _________ TU, WE & TH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 8 PM FR & SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 6 PM SU & MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED

CHARLES B. WASHINGTON BRANCH

2868 Ames Ave. / 402.444.4849 ______________________________________ _______ MO, TU & WE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 8 PM TH, FR & SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 6 PM SU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED

WILLA CATHER BRANCH

1905 S. 44th St. / 402.444.4851 ______________________________________ _______ TU & TH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 AM - 8 PM WE, FR & SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 AM - 6 PM SU & MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLOSED

Hours subject to change.

Under the Skin: Literary Obsessions & Cult Followings October 18-19 A Carnival of Souls - opening-night party & exhibition will be Friday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, followed by a series of readings and panel discussions the next day. For more information about Lit Fest, visit omahalitfest.com.

5th Annual Genealogy Lock-In

Hispanic Heritage Family Festival

Fri | Sept 27 | 6:30-9 pm W. Dale Clark Main Library

Sat | Sept 28 | Noon-4 pm South Omaha Library

Registration required

Celebrate Hispanic culture in South Omaha! Enjoy bounce houses, face painting, food, music, dancing and games from various Hispanic cultures.

Join us after hours to research your family history! Library staff and Greater Omaha Genealogical Society members will help participants find genealogical treasures online and in the Library’s collection.

Affordable Care Act Workshops These are informational sessions only, not discussions on the merit of the law. Registration required at omahalibrary.org or by calling the hosting branch.

Workshop The Affordable Care Act: Small Businesses & the Self-Employed Health Insurance with the Affordable Care Act

Date

Time

Location

Sept 17 6:30 pm Saddlebrook Branch Oct 8

6 pm

Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch

Oct 15

6:30 pm Millard Branch

Oct 1

6:30 pm Millard Branch

Oct 3

4:30 pm Charles B. Washington Branch

Oct 5 Oct 7

11 am

Benson Branch

4:30 pm South Omaha Library

Oct 9

6 pm

Milton R. Abrahams Branch

Oct 11

Noon

W. Dale Clark Main Library

Oct 16

6 pm

W. Clarke Swanson Branch

Oct 17

10 am

Florence Branch

Oct 19

11 am

Saddlebrook Branch

Oct 24

6 pm

Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch

Oct 29

2 pm

A.V. Sorensen Branch

Oct 30

4:30 pm Willa Cather Branch


Omaha Public Library Fall 2013 Connect Newsletter