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

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Director’s Note Winter Recap

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Phipps Gallery Recommended Reads

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Volume 24 • Issue 1 • Spring 2017 Page

KidSpot & TeenSpace Staff Spotlight

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Friends of OPL OPL Foundation

Go Green this Spring Time to spring clean and get green!

OmahaLibrary.org After seven years with the previous website, OPL‘s leadership decided it was time for an update. “We want a website that reflects the way people search for and receive information,” said OPL Executive Director Laura Marlane. “This website will highlight what’s new at OPL and create a more user-friendly experience.” The new website enables OPL staff to highlight collections, services and events, and allows patrons to move between different parts of the website with ease. Features of the new website: • mobile-friendly • social media integration • shares curated parts of the collection • relevant information is featured upfront • visual layout • fresh content can be featured easily in multiple places • opportunity to share OPL & patron stories The website went live February 8, 2017.

• Have you checked out a Watt Detector at OPL? Offered in partnership with OPPD, these clever devices measure the amount of electricity used in various household appliances to help you determine which use the most energy. Search for “Watt Detector” in OPL’s online catalog and reserve yours today. • Recycle Omaha! Pick up recycling bins at OPL’s Abrahams, Elkhorn, Saddlebrook, Sorensen, South Omaha, and Washington branches. • Celebrate spring by attending one of OPL’s Common Soil Seed Library programs!

Mushroom Cultivation

Pollination, Wildflowers & the Importance of Beneficial Insects

Wed | Mar 1 | 6:30 pm | Elkhorn Branch Wed | Apr 12 | 6:30 pm South Omaha Library

Wed | Apr 5 | 6:30 pm | Elkhorn Branch

Container Gardening

Thurs | Apr 13 | 6:30 pm | Benson Branch

Wed | Mar 8 | 6:30 pm South Omaha Library

Starting Seeds Indoors Wed | Mar 8 | 6:30 pm | Sorensen Branch Sat | Mar 11 | 2 pm | Florence Branch

Medicinal Herb Gardens Sat | Mar 18 | 2 pm | Benson Branch

Planning Your Garden for Seed Saving

Composting with Worms Chickens in the City Sat | Apr 15 | 10:30 am South Omaha Library

Garden Design & Companion Planting Sat | Apr 15 | 11 am | Willa Cather Branch

Container & Vertical Gardening Tues | Apr 18 | 6:30 pm | Benson Branch R Registration required

Tues | Mar 21 | 6:30 pm | Benson Branch

Growing Novel Crops in the U.S.

Backyard Bees

Wed | May 3 | 6:30 pm | Elkhorn Branch

Sat | Mar 25 | 2 pm South Omaha Library Wed | Apr 5 | 6:30 pm | Sorensen Branch

Wed | May 10 | 6:30 pm South Omaha Library

Container Gardening for Kids Sat | Apr 1 | noon South Omaha Library

Cultural Gardening Plant Pests & Diseases Sat | May 20 | 11 am | Willa Cather Branch


Director’s Note Fantasizing about spring was one of the few things that got me through the cold and windy winter days. Thinking of warmer temperatures and green grass inspired me to plan a garden this year. This is no small commitment because I’ve never been very successful with gardening. I believe the term “black thumb” has been used to describe me from time to time, so I will leave the actual planting part to my husband. If you’re like me and could use a little help planning your garden this year or want to a try it for the first time, OPL can help! Whether you’re a novice or a master gardener, you’ll find plenty of resources at OPL to help you along the way. Check out seeds from OPL’s Common Soil Seed Library or attend one of our many gardening workshops. OPL offers programs to learn about container gardens, medicinal herbs, composting and more. You can also register for an online gardening class through the Resource Center at omahalibrary.org. Gale Courses offers “Start Your Own Edible Garden” taught by an instructor who has a master’s degree in landscape architecture! Of course, there are books, magazines, and DVDs in OPL’s collection to help you hone your planting prowess. Springtime is also a great time to open some windows, dust off the cobwebs, and do some spring cleaning! Declutter and get some tips for getting organized in a book by Marie Kondō, or take an organization class through Lynda.com. If your spring purge includes weeding of your personal library, don’t forget that the Friends of OPL are more than happy to accept your used book donations at any OPL branch. While giving those books a new life in someone else’s library, give other household waste another life by picking up a recycling bin at one of six convenient OPL locations. Whatever your plans are this spring, make sure to include visits to your neighborhood library or omahalibrary.org. You may be surprised at what you find in the best possible way.

Laura Marlane Executive Director

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Winter Recap Teen Poetry Bash Each year, OPL invites teens to perform two works of original poetry for the opportunity to win cash prizes. This past December, the 16th annual Teen Poetry Bash awarded $25-100 prizes to the top three performers. 1st place – Jhevaun Grant 2nd place – Chase Elder 3rd place – Tavyer Glass This event was presented by the Friends of OPL in partnership with Nebraska Writers’ Collective. Louder Than a Bomb coaches from the Nebraska Writers’ Collective served as judges and emcees for the event.

Wells Fargo Family Festival OPL’s Main Library served as one of the many locations for Omaha residents to enjoy during the Wells Fargo Family Festival on December 4. More than 1,500 people of all ages stopped at the library to decorate cookies, drink hot chocolate, listen to live music, get temporary tattoos, and have their photos taken with Mouse from Laura Numeroff’s beloved storybook If You Give A Mouse a Cookie and OPL’s mascot Scamper.

Jane Austen Tea Fans of beloved author Jane Austen were invited to Main Library on December 10 to celebrate what would have been Austen’s 241st birthday. Festivities included light English fare, tea, and a talk by Dr. Barbara Trout, author of “Reflections of the Regency Period: Dressing with Accessories.”

Retirement Transition Workshops Are you retired, thinking about retiring soon, or simply ready to start planning for life after work? Join OPL for a series of retirement transition workshops that will guide you in making the most of your retirement. Experts will be available to assist you with various retirement-related topics:

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Long-Term Care Planning • Medicare 101 Social Security Strategies • Estate Planning Tax-Efficient Retirement All programs are free and open to the public, but space is limited. See a full schedule and register online at omahalibrary.org.


Michael Phipps Gallery Main Library | 215 S. 15th St. | 1st Floor Available free of charge to local artists and art groups for exhibitions throughout the year. Exhibits are selected for the year from an artist application period that takes place in the early fall.

March/April Dan Crane & Angie Seykora Opening reception Fri | Mar 3 | 4-6 pm This exhibition aims to create a dialogue between Angie Seykora, Flesh II Dan Crane, Ball the work of both artists, engaging the viewers with Crane and Seykora’s playful approach to abstraction of imagery and the influential themes of pop culture. Crane infuses postmodern discourse, the “do-it-yourself/do the right thing” indie/punk ethos of the mid 80’s, and self-deprecating comedy in his prints, paintings and hand-made objects. Seykora creates formal, sculptural works that investigate and celebrate the inherent characteristics of manufactured materials through a physically engaged process of making.

May/June: Sarah Kolar & Brian Wetjen Opening Reception: Fri | May 5 | 4-6 pm Sarah Kolar’s work represents the dynamic relationship between the consumption that a commodity-obsessed culture imposes and forms, articulated with a specific material that has served its intended purpose. T-shirts are strong, durable and relatively inexpensive, making them a popular choice for consumers. Using deconstructed t-shirt remnants, Kolar crocheted pieces together to resemble the original process involved in knitting the shirt.

Sarah Kolar, Evidence of Labor

Brian Wetjen, Murmuration No. 2

Brian Wetjen’s work explores memories and ideas of things that are deeply embedded in his brain, but lacking specificity— like trying to describe what happened in a dream. Brian’s primary media are watercolor, charcoal, and graphite on paper.

Recommended Reads The Education of Will: A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog by Patricia B. McConnell World-renowned as a source of science and soul, McConnell combines brilliant insights into canine behavior with heartwarming stories of her own dogs and their life on the farm. Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami Across seven tales, Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins After interviewing 50 of the world’s greatest financial minds and penning the #1 New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game, Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky Over a decade in the making, this book is a genre-shattering attempt to answer why we do the things we do.  My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith This hilarious novel is about one man’s misadventures in travel and romance in the Italian countryside.  Request your own customized book list at omahalibrary.org and select Custom Reading List under the Services tab.

Partner Spotlight: Nebraska Writers Collective OPL began working with the Nebraska Writers Collective (NWC) in 2009 when Matt Mason joined their ranks. Since then, Mason has worked alongside OPL Youth & Family Services Manager Julie Humphrey to help grow the Teen Poetry Bash and Adult Services Librarian Erin Duerr to launch a quarterly Show & Tell StorySLAM. Mason said, “I’ve seen this partnership make a difference in Omaha, as it is two organizations really working to bring good projects to the community. The story slams bring a nationally-known event to town where it had not been happening. The poetry writing workshops offer great, free opportunities for young writers to work with artists who’ve toured, written books, and are well known. The Teen Poetry

Bash is a fantastic opportunity for young poets to share their work for a receptive audience.” Duerr affirms that the partnership is vital to the success of the events. “There’s no doubt for me that our partnership with NWC is what makes Show & Tell StorySLAM work. Matt Mason has been our emcee for each event, and his work on and off the stage has been invaluable. Matt can energize a crowd whether it’s 50 people or five. Without NWC, I don’t think the storytelling would be of the caliber that we’ve seen.” Looking toward the future, Duerr said, “The library is in the business of connecting people with ideas, information and stories, and what better way to connect people with stories than live and in person. Story slams and poetry events are just another way for the library to say, ‘Hey, this right here, is a really good story. I think you should check it out.’”

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KidSpot

Costume Character Enjoy stories & activities with children’s book characters. Don’t forget your camera!

Ladybug Girl Fri | March 3 | 10:30 am | Florence Sat | March 4 | 10:30 am | Willa Cather Mon | March 6 | 10:30 am | Abrahams Wed | March 8 | 10:30 am | Main Thurs | March 9 | 10 am | Elkhorn Fri | March 10 | 10 am | Saddlebrook

Storybook Land Sun | April 30 | 1-4 pm Saddlebrook Branch OPL will celebrate its fourth annual Storybook Land—an exciting afternoon with storytimes throughout the day featuring some of our visiting characters and their friends. This year’s host of characters include Amelia Bedelia, Elephant & Piggie, Maisy, Pinkalicious, Pout Pout Fish, Tacky the Penguin, Very Hungry Caterpillar, and OPL’s mascot Scamper! These storybook characters are excited to meet their fans and pose for photos, so don’t forget to bring a camera! All children attending Storybook Land will receive a free book to keep. No registration is required and all ages are welcome.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Fri | April 21 | 10 am | Saddlebrook Sat | April 22 | 10:30 am | Swanson Mon | April 24 | 10 am | Washington Tues | April 25 | 10:30 am | South Omaha Wed | April 26 | 10:30 am | Main Thurs | April 27 | 10:30 am | Benson Sat | April 29 | 10:30 am | Sorensen Schedules subject to change; visit omahalibrary.org for updates.

PRIME TIME FAMILY READING TIME® (PRIME TIME) Foster a love of reading together. PRIME TIME is a six-week shared reading experience designed to help families discover great stories and books. Children ages 6-10 and their families are invited to participate in PRIME TIME programs this spring. PRIME TIME attendees are invited to enjoy a communal meal followed by story sharing, interactive reading with a group leader, and fun comprehension activities. 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 PRIME TIME activities. Families are encouraged to register in advance at omahalibrary.org or by contacting the hosting branch. Washington Branch Saturdays | March 4-April 8 | 9:30-11:30 am PRIME TIME is sponsored by Humanities Nebraska with funding from the State of Nebraska and Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Funders include Lincoln Financial Foundation and Carol Gendler. Humanities Nebraska is a private, statewide, non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 4

April 20-29 The fifth annual Nebraska Science Festival will take place across the entire state. The mission of the festival is to make science accessible, interactive, relevant and fun for kids and adults alike. OPL offers a variety of familyfriendly programming during the festival to showcase how science affects every part of our everyday life – from simple activities like reading, using technology or building with LEGO bricks, to learning basic coding and robotics. Visit omahalibrary.org for more details about library programs offered, and visit nescifest.com for more information about the festival.


TeenSpace

Staff Spotlight

Teen Tech Week is a time for libraries to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school, and prepare for college and 21st century careers. This year’s theme is “Be the Source of Change.” Library branches will be offering a number of programs for teens to explore the tech world. R Registration required

Hour of Code

Smash Bros

Tournament Tues–Sat | Mar 7–11 4 pm | Swanson Branch Wed | Mar 8 | 6 pm South Omaha Library Minecraft Club Tues | Mar 7 | 4:15 pm Saddlebrook Branch R

Create with Tech Sat | Mar 11 | 2 pm Benson Branch

Sphero Challenge Meet the Ozobots! Sat | Mar 11 | 3 pm South Omaha Library

Tues | Mar 7 | 4:30 pm Sorensen Branch R

Fri | Mar 10 | 3:30 pm South Omaha Library

Makey Makey Video Game Design Creations

Sat | Mar 11 | 2 pm Millard Branch

Sat | Mar 11 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch R

Fri | Mar 17 | 3:30 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Visit omahalibrary.org for more details.

2nd Saturdays 1:30-3:30 pm

Grades 8-12

Mar 11 | Swanson Branch Apr 8 | Millard Branch Bring your creativity and your interest in slam poetry to these workshops. Registration required.

Kris Kram, teen specialist at A.V. Sorensen Branch, has worked at OPL since September 2006. Working in a library is a natural fit for Kram, as books have called to her throughout her life. As a young child, she was a voracious reader, and volunteered in libraries during high school and college. “Books have always been an important part of my life, and I love that I’m surrounded by them every day,” Kram said. Kram takes reading very seriously. In 2016, she read around 500 books, mostly for teens. Kram is passionate about reading and recommending books to teens. “I love seeing teens get excited about books and their favorite new series.” Working with OPL’s teen patrons, Kram has built many positive relationships. “My favorite memory at OPL is an interaction with a teen a couple of years ago. I was in the teen room discussing school with a student. He told me his assignment was to pick three people who were important to him and had an impact on his life. I joked that he should write about me, and the boy turned to me and said, ‘I already did.’ This truly touched my heart and made me realize the impact that I could have on teens’ lives.” Along with recommending books to teens, Kram likes to share new experiences. She hosts cooking classes for teens that have become a huge hit! “I love teaching simple recipes and exposing them to new ingredients. I always tell them that cooking is a lot like life, and they shouldn’t be afraid to make a mistake. I’ve made some pretty disgusting things in the past, but I always learn from my errors. I love that they carry the lessons they learn while cooking outside the library.” OPL is incredibly thankful for its talented staff members who take the time to engage with the community to help to spread knowledge and skill. Thanks Kris, for leading the way with teens at A.V. Sorensen Branch!

Día de los Niños OPL will celebrate the diversity of our community during the annual Children’s Book Day (Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros) in April. Children in attendance will receive a free book to keep while supplies last!

Music & Movement Storytime

Children’s Day Storytime & Party

Fri | April 21 | 9:30 & 10:30 am Saddlebrook Branch

Sat | April 29 | 2 pm | Florence Branch

Children’s Day Party/Día de los Niños Fiesta

Wed | May 3 | 10:30 am | Main Library

Sat | April 22 | Noon-3 pm South Omaha Library

Bilingual Storytime Mon | April 24 | 10 am | Washington Branch For more information, visit omahalibrary.org.

Book Fiesta & Día Storytime Family Storytime Fri | May 5 | 10:30 am Sat | May 6 | 10:30 am Swanson Branch 5


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!

Book Sales

Swanson Branch | 9101 W. Dodge Rd. Weekly Sales Monthly Sales Thursdays | 10 am - 3 pm 1st Saturday | 10 am - 3 pm

Annual Meeting The Friends of Omaha Public Library (FOPL) held their 2017 annual meeting on January 14. The guest speaker was Mike Kelly, Omaha World-Herald columnist. He discussed his book, Uniquely Omaha. The Friends honored Jeanne Krelle and Mary Peters as “Special Friends,” in recognition of their many years of service and dedication to the mission of the Friends of OPL. Seven new members were elected to the Friends of OPL board: Trina Armstrong; Carol Ebdon, Ph.D.; Mary Gallagher Jansen, M.D.; Rita Maille; Teggy Maxwell; Caroline Sedlacek, Ph.D.; and Mary Ann Sturek. Outgoing board members Kay Bashus and Cathy Hohman were recognized for their service. In 2016, over 9,200 volunteer hours were donated to the Friends – an increase of more than 1,000 hours from the previous year. Weekly and monthly book sales served more than 9,300 patrons, and sold more than 90,000 books for over $95,000.

Volunteer Spotlight Joe Goecke had been retired from his job as an executive at Valmont Industries for a couple years when his wife, Polly, volunteered him for a position with the Friends of Omaha Public Library. Polly was already a Friends volunteer, and when the group decided to explore the idea of adding Internet book sales to their traditional book sales, she felt that Joe was the right man for the job. Joe has been working on the project for over 10 years. “Handling books for the online sales is like a slot machine,” said Goecke. “You never know what you are going to get until you pull the lever.” Books with potential for a higher sale price than those sold during the regular book sales are filtered by book sale volunteers and passed along to Goecke and his team for online listing. Goecke has been surprised at how much some of the titles have fetched. “Our biggest sale was for $2,800. It was a book of architectural drawings of English manor houses. A book store in London purchased the book, and took it apart to frame its pages in their shop.”

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Please complete the form and mail it to: FRIENDS of Omaha Public Library PO Box 6032, Omaha, NE 68106 Questions? Email us at omahalibraryfriends@gmail.com

“Our mission is to keep books out of the dumpster and get them into the hands of people who want them for a good price,” said Goecke. Whatever people’s reasons are for wanting certain niche titles, Goecke is happy to help and pleased to make a contribution of his time to benefit the Omaha Public Library system. “Libraries are vital. Walk around and see what is going on and who is using them. People need libraries,” Goecke said. We agree! Thank you, Joe, for your volunteer service. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering at OPL, visit your neighborhood branch or omahalibrary.org for an application and more information.


Donations, Large and Small, Make a Difference Private gifts have made thousands of programs and services available to OPL patrons for more than 30 years. Giving an unrestricted gift to the Omaha Public Library Foundation allows for the greatest amount of flexibility to apply these funds where they are needed most. We recognize that donors may wish to support specific library programs and services. To maximize your gift, the following ongoing categories have been created in coordination with library leadership for designation purposes: Childhood/Teen/Adult Literacy, Programming & Services, Technology, Community Outreach, Summer Reading Program, and Genealogy. Charitable Gifts of Securities Stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have been held for at least one year (and have appreciated in value) offer special tax advantages. Receive a tax deduction for the full market value of the gift without having to pay capital gains taxes on the appreciated amount.

Planned Gifts Select the method that allows you to take full advantage of tax laws to accomplish your financial and charitable goals, including:

Life Insurance Make the Omaha Public Library Foundation the owner and beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

• Bequests by will or living trust

Honorary & Memorial Gifts Honorary and memorial gifts are a thoughtful way to pay tribute to someone you care about or express your sympathy. A personalized letter will be sent to the individual or family being honored, and all gifts are listed in OPL’s quarterly newsletter.

• Charitable gift annuities • Charitable remainder trusts • Charitable lead trusts • Beneficiary benefits from IRAs, pensions, a bank or other financial accounts

The information provided is for general education only. Consult legal and financial advisors for specific information. All gifts to the Omaha Public Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax deductible. OPLF staff can assist you in developing a meaningful contribution that meets your needs and intentions. Please contact us today: foundation@omahalibrary.org or (402) 444-4589.

Financial Gifts Received Jan 17, 2016 – Jan 17, 2017 $1,000,000+

Virginia Schmid Trust

Mark & Dianne McMillan Mike & Dana Meyer Rochelle & Jim Mullen William R. Patrick Foundation Lewis & Winifred Pinch RBC Foundation Paul & Annette Smith Streck, Inc.

$1,000+

Anonymous Arun Agarwal Mary Joy Anderson Lynn & Thomas Ashby $20,000+ Baxter Auto Group Anonymous Mogens & Cindy Bay Richard Brooke Foundation Benson Neighborhood Association Cox Communications Berger & O’Toole, CPA’s Hawks Foundation Anne Branigan Lozier Foundation Stephen & Anne Bruckner Omaha Community Foundation William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather Weitz Family Foundation Julie & Scott Cobb $10,000+ John & Terri Diesing Dr. C.C. & Mabel L. Criss Foundation Evonik McGowan Family Foundation Nancy Ford Sokolof Foundation Fraser Stryker PC LLO $5,000+ Friedland Family Foundation Anonymous Lance & Julie Fritz Bluestem Prairie Foundation Carol Gendler Holland Foundation Deryl & Ramona Hamann Humanities Nebraska Peggy & John Heck Steve Martin & Amy Haddad Harold & Clara Hoover Maggie & Mike McMeekin Edward Hotz & Trish Nipp Pacific Life Foundation Sandra Jenkins Amy L. Scott Family Foundation Richard & Helen Kelley Eve Simon Jack & Stephanie Koraleski The Todd & Betiana Simon Foundation Dan & Tina Lonergan Tenaska, Inc. Gary & Lucie Long Mary & Rodrigo Lopez $2,000+ Deborah Macdonald Baer Foundation Clifton B. & Anne Stuart Batchelder Greg & Lori McMillan NelNet, Inc. Foundation Phyllis & Bob Newman Benson Plant Rescue Murray & Sharee Newman Barbara Bock-Mavis Peggy Payne Burlington Capital Foundation Mary Anne & Bruce Ramge Deloitte & Touche LLP Dave & Anne Rismiller Sandy & Kate Dodge Silvia Roffman Devin Fox, M.D. Kathy & Chad Roum Joan Gibson & Don Wurster John & Ruth Sage James & Dawn Hammel D. David & Martha Slosburg Heritage Services Special Donor-Advised Fund of the Jewish Stephen & Karen Swartz Van Timberlake Federation of Omaha Foundation Union Pacific Corp. Jim Kineen United Way of the Midlands Dan & Kari Kinsella Valmont Industries, Inc.

$50,000+

The Sherwood Foundation

Carol Wang & Jim Philliips Sarah Watson Webster Family Foundation Meredith & Drew Weitz Wells Fargo Bank Philip & Nancy Wolf

$500+

Anonymous Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman ACCESSbank Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, P.C. Jean & Mohammad Amoura-Odeh Lise Anderson Michael & Michelle Berlin Dick & Carole Burrows Sandor & Rhonda Chomos Lou & Ellie Clure Maurice & Cora Conner Mark & Teri D’Agostino Stewart & Lisa Dale Nancy Darst Hal & Mary Daub Joseph Drugmand Carol Ebdon Mike & Wanda Gottschalk John & Janis Haggstrom Traci Hancock Lynn Harland John & Jean Hartwell Dave & Vicki Krecek Russell & Mary Ann Manners Jim & Bobbie Montequin Harriet Otis Physicians Mutual Insurance Co Norma & Cliff Pountney Sandra Price John & Kathleen Ransom Ann Rinne Nancy Rips Greg & Sue Rusie Saddlebrook Elementary School PTA Shirley Siebler Gloria Sorensen Sandra Squires Christine & Tony Swerczek Telugu Samiti of Nebraska Red & Jann Thomas Bruce & Susan Vosburg Jim & Maureen Waldron Molly Wickert

$250+

Anonymous (2) Doug & Cathy Aden Trent Allen

AmazonSmile Foundation Jo Anne Amoura Aon Foundation George & Kathleen Bigelow Marjorie & Larry Brennan Richard & Carol Britten Bobbie Carlson Sydney Cate Leilani & Ron Coe Tim Davlin & Ann O’Connor Thomas & Nancy Gallagher Jo Giles Lynn & Cindy Gray Terry & Linda Haubold Jamie Hsu Kyle & Lisa Hutchings Jim & Mary Jansen Theresa Jehlik Howard & Gloria Kaslow Katie & Justin Kemerling Emily & Philip Kemp Linda Lavely Marty Magee Maha Music Festival Roland & Jean Mariucci Stephanie McClellan Sharon L. McGrath John & Meg McNeal Ilka Oberst Stacey Otterson Peanut Butter Johnny’s Marcie Peterson Rotary Club of Omaha--North Rotary-Suburban Margaret Shearer Mary Ann & Gilbert Sherman The Soener Foundation Pete & Mary Lou Stehr Elizabeth Summers Bill & Joan Truhlsen Judy Vann Eileen M. Wirth

Honorariums & Memorials Received

Oct 21, 2016 – Jan 17, 2017 In Memory of Fred Amoura Jo Anne Amoura

In Honor of Deb Barelos Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh Gloria Sorensen

In Honor of Evelyn Bingel

In Memory of Donald Brown Russell & Mary Ann Manners

In Honor of Julie Cobb Jim & Maureen Waldron

In Memory of Helen Doll Anonymous Margaret Behrendt Robert & Connie Bowne Marian Paasch

In Memory of John Ford Nancy Ford

In Memory of Virginia Frank Harl & Kay Dalstrom

In Memory of Ruth Frederiksen Barbara How

In Memory of Patricia Kutilek Richard J. Kutilek

In Memory of Corinne Levin Dr. Hugh S. Levin

In Memory of Cliff Like Geraldine Morrissey

In Memory of Jessica LuttonBedient Katie & Justin Kemerling

In Memory of Bonita Morehead Jen, Kirk & Kristen Feliciano

In Honor of Doe Osuniga Gloria Sorensen

In Memory of George Payne Peggy Payne

In Memory of William Ramsey Book Club

In Honor of Rita Rosen Marilyn Knox

In Memory of Richard Rosinsky Sokolof Foundation

In Honor of Maggie TarelliFalcon Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh

In Memory of Claude White Gloria Sorensen

In Honor of Gerri Williams Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh Gloria Sorensen

Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh Gloria Sorensen

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215 S. 15th St. Omaha, NE 68102

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Nonprofit Org U.S. Postage

215 S. 15th St. / 402.444.4800 ______________________________________ _______ MO, TU, WE & TH . . . . . . . . . 10 AM - 8 PM FR & SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 AM - 6 PM SU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 - 6 PM

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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

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

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SAVE THE DATE

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Parties Sat | May 27 | 1-3 pm All OPL locations

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FLORENCE BRANCH

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

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Register and take part in SRP events at each OPL location.

MILLARD BRANCH

13214 Westwood Ln. / 402.444.4848 ______________________________________ _______ MO, TU, WE & TH . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 9 PM FR, SA & SU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 6 PM

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

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Nebraska 150 Nebraska celebrates 150 years of statehood in 2017. The state will commemorate its sesquicentennial with a variety of programs and projects across the state throughout the year. OPL will contribute to the mission of engaging, educating and inspiring Nebraska’s citizens through programs and events for all ages designed to recognize some of the features that make Nebraska great!

Crafty Tots: NE 150 Celebrate our state’s birthday with a different Nebraska-themed craft each week! Wednesdays | Mar 1-29 | 11 am | Saddlebrook Branch R Registration required

Abra-Nebraska Magic Show Jeff Quinn will use magic to talk about the weird, wild and wonderful history of the Cornhusker State. Tues | Mar 14 | 6:30 pm | Elkhorn Branch Wed | Mar 15 | 2 pm | Abrahams Branch

Nebraska Voices Reception Celebrate the inauguration of Omaha’s StoryCorps Community Archive with refreshments and entertainment, as well as a selection of the personal stories recorded locally by StoryCorps. Fri | Mar 24 | 4 pm | Main Library

OPL Connect Spring Newsletter  

New Website, Common Soil Seed Library, Michael Phipps Gallery, Storybook Land, Teen Read Week, Día de los Niños, Nebraska 150

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