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Summer Reading Program Guide Presented by the

Richard brooke Foundation

June 1–July 31, 2017 Look inside to discover

free, fun activities for every age group

all summer long! Visit omahalibrary.org

for complete program details and registration information.


Thank you to our sponsors! Omaha Public Library would like to thank all the organizations that help make Summer Reading programming and prizes possible.

Presenting sponsor Premier sponsors

Additional support by 

Richard Brooke Foundation Mutual of Omaha Sokolof Foundation in memory of Richard Rosinsky Special Donor-Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation Omaha Public Library Foundation Friends of Omaha Public Library

In-kind sponsors Bruegger’s Bagels Burger King Chipotle Mexican Grill City of Omaha Parks & Recreation Family Fun Center XL Fat Brain Toys Friends of OPL

Grover Ice Moylan IcePlex NEST 529 O Comic Con Omaha Children’s Museum Omaha Public Schools Omaha Storm Chasers Papio Fun Park

Pizza Hut Pizza West Raising Cane’s SONIC Drive-In Swimtastic That Pottery Place The Bookworm The Rose Theater

Prizes available beginning June 1, while supplies last Kids & teens prize pack Kids’ & teens’ program • Coupon sheet • Book • Book bag • Storm Chasers vouchers

Get a prize pack by reading or listening for 10 hours. Log time each week for additional chances to win drawing prizes, including gift certificates.

• Entry in a drawing for a NEST 529 scholarship • Entry in a drawing for gift certificates to local venues

Adults’ program

(for a 7/30 or 7/31 game)

Kick-off parties

Library night

Fri | May 26 | 10:30 am–12:30 pm

with the Omaha Storm Chasers Sun | July 30 or Mon | July 31

Main Library

Sat | May 27 | 1–3 pm All other locations

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Read or listen for 10 hours to be entered in a drawing for gift certificates and memberships to local venues.

Use your voucher to watch a game with other super readers!


table of Contents Animals........................................................4 Arts & Crafts..........................................4–6 Book Clubs.............................................. 6–7 Celebrations & Parties.............................. 7 Education & Life Skills......................... 8-9 Entertainment.......................................9–10 Food & Cooking.................................... 10–11 Gaming................................................... 11–12 Gardening & seed library........................ 12 Genealogy & History................................13 Health & Self-care..............................13–14 Lock-Ins......................................................14 OPL Involvement...................................... 15 Science & engineering.........................15–17 Storytimes...........................................18–20

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Wed | June 14 | 10:30 am Saddlebrook Branch

Animals 4-H Farm Animal Petting Zoo  Tues | June 6 | 2 pm Willa Cather Branch

Wed | June 21 | 2 pm Willa Cather Branch

Wed | June 7 | 2 pm Swanson Branch

Mon | June 26 | 1 pm Millard Branch

Tues | June 13 | 1:30 pm Benson Branch

Wed | June 28 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch

Wed | July 19 | 10:30 am Saddlebrook Branch

Mon | July 17 | 2 pm Abrahams Branch

“Animals in the Hall” Virtual Field Trip 

Wed | July 19 | 2 pm Swanson Branch

Mon | June 19 | 1 pm Millard Branch

Arts & Crafts

Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery 

Art Contest 

Wed | June 21 | 2 pm Swanson Branch

Wed | June 14 | 1 pm Millard Branch

Thurs | June 22 | 2 pm Abrahams Branch

Art on the Lawn 

Fri | July 21 | 10:30 am Florence Branch

Papio NRD Birds 

Thurs | June 29 | 2 pm Abrahams Branch

Bounce House & Craft  Thurs | June 1 | 10 am Main Library

Papio NRD Insects  Mon | July 24 | 2 pm Abrahams Branch

Build a Better Backyard  Sat | June 10 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

Papio NRD Owls 

Tues | July 11 | 1:30 pm Benson Branch

Build a Terrarium for Kids 

Thurs | July 13 | 2 pm Washington Branch

Wed | June 28 | 1:30 pm Millard Branch

Papio NRD Reptiles 

Cards & Tags R

Wildlife Encounters 

Cartooning Class R

Sat | June 10 | 2 pm Washington Branch

Tues | July 18 | 2 pm Abrahams Branch

Mon | July 10 | 1 pm Millard Branch

Sat | June 24 | 10 am Swanson Branch

Mon | June 5 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

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Tues | June 20 | 1:30 pm Benson Branch

 Kids

 Teens

Wed | July 12 | 2 pm Millard Branch

 Adults

 All ages

R Registration required


CD Scratch Art 

Hollowed-Out Books R

Celebration Blocks R

Junk Jewelry 

Creative MakerSpace 

Learn to Knit R

Thurs | July 6 | 2 pm Florence Branch Sat | June 10 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch Fri | June 9 | 11 am Main Library

Design a Button

Sat | June 24 | 1:30 pm  Willa Cather Branch Fri | July 7 | 2 pm  Washington Branch Tues | July 18 | 2 pm R Saddlebrook Branch

DIY Flower Pots R

Sat | June 10 | 10:30 am Willa Cather Branch

Drawing Basics R

Sat | June 3 & 17 | 12:30 pm Millard Branch

Expression Mugs R Sat | July 8 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Family Craft: Donate No-Sew Blankets 

Wed | July 12 | 6:30 pm South Omaha Library

Family Craft: Make a Gift for the Nebraska Humane Society  Tues | June 20 | 6 pm Sat | July 8 | 1:30 pm Willa Cather Branch

Family Craft & Game Day  Mon | July 31 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

Henna Tattoos R

Thurs | June 8 | 2 pm Florence Branch

Thurs | July 13 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch Thurs | July 27 | 2 pm Florence Branch

Thurs | June 29 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Make a Robot Craft R Tues | June 13 | 2 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

Wed | June 21 | 2 pm  Elkhorn Branch Wed | July 12 | 1 pm  Abrahams Branch

Mason Jar Candles R Sat | July 22 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Patriotic Wreath R Sat | June 24 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Recycled Painting R Sat | July 8 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

Retro Art Project R Wed | June 28 | 1 pm Abrahams Branch

Shrinky Dinks

Tues | June 6 | 2 pm R Saddlebrook Branch Thurs | July 13 | 6:30 pm  Elkhorn Branch

Steampunk Jewelry  Fri | June 9 | 2 pm R Swanson Branch

Sat | June 24 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

Visit omahalibrary.org for complete program details and registration information.

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Summer Scrapbooking 

4th Wednesday Book Club 

Suncatcher Craft R

50+ Book Club 

Teen Summer Fun Day 

Anime Club 

Sat | July 29 | 10 am–2 pm Willa Cather Branch

Wed | June 28 & July 26 | 4:30 pm Florence Branch

Wed | June 14 | 1 pm Abrahams Branch

Tues | June 6 & July 11 | 10:30 am Saddlebrook Branch

Tues | June 6, 20 & 27 and July 11 | 2 pm Mon | July 3 | 2 pm Abrahams Branch

The Art of the Scarf R

Fri | June 16 & July 21 | 3:30 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Thurs | June 22 | 2 pm Swanson Branch

Upcycled Book Art 

Sat | June 24 & July 22 | 2 pm Millard Branch

Upcycled Crafts

Thurs | June 1 & July 6 | 10:30 am Benson Branch

Thurs | July 20 | 2 pm Florence Branch

Book & Bagels Book Club 

Tues | July 11 | 10:15 am  Main Library

Chat ‘n Chew Book Club 

Wed | June 14 & July 12 | Noon Main Library

Wed | July 26 | 2 pm  Benson Branch

Curious Readers Book Club 

Upcycled T-Shirts 

Wed | June 21 & July 19 | 6 pm Swanson Branch

Fri | June 30 | 2 pm Washington Branch

Upcycling Paper & T-Shirts  Thurs | June 22 | 2 pm Florence Branch

Thurs | June 22 & July 27 | 6 pm Abrahams Branch

4th Tuesday Book Club 

Lunch Bunch Book Club 

Thurs | June 29 & July 27 | Noon Main Library

Manga Club 

Tues | June 27 & July 25 | 1 pm Swanson Branch

Sat | June 24 & July 22 | 2 pm Benson Branch

4th Wednesday Afternoon Book Club 

Mystery Book Club 

Tues | June 13 & July 11 | 6:30 pm Benson Branch

Wed | June 28 & July 26 | 1 pm Abrahams Branch

 Teens

Thurs | June 1 & July 6 | 1:30 pm Elkhorn Branch

Wed | June 28 & July 26 | 6:30 pm Millard Branch

4th Thursday Evening Book Club 

 Kids

Elkhorn Book Discussion Group 

Last Wednesday Book Club 

Book clubs

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Saturdays | 2 pm June 10 & 24 and July 8 & 22 Abrahams Branch

 Adults

 All ages

R Registration required


Plain Pages Book Club 

Family Dance Party 

Sorensen Readers Book Club 

Sat | July 29 | 11 am Benson Branch

Sat | June 17 & July 15 | 1 pm Sorensen Branch Sat | June 3 & July 1 | 1 pm Sorensen Branch

Swanson Swingers Book Club  Thurs | June 8 & July 13 | 10 am Swanson Branch

Teen Book Club 

Sat | June 3 & July 1 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Thematic Discussion Club 

Sat | June 10 & July 8 | 12:30 pm Millard Branch

Under the Dundee Sun Book Club  Tues | June 6 & July 11 | 4:30 pm Sorensen Branch

Whodunnit Mystery Book Club  Thurs | June 8 & July 13 | 6:30 pm Willa Cather Branch

Willa Cather Book Club 

Tues | June 27 & July 25 | 6:30 pm Willa Cather Branch

Young Adult Homeschool Book Discussion 

Thurs | June 29 & July 27 | 2 pm Millard Branch

Celebrations & Parties A Royal Party 

Wed | July 5 | 10:30 am Saddlebrook Branch

Hydrant Party 

Sat | July 8 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch

International Dance Day  Sat | July 29 | Noon–6 pm Abrahams Branch

International Day 

Mon | June 19 | Noon–5 pm Millard Branch

June Family Fair 

Sat | June 24 | 12:30 pm Washington Branch

Juneteenth Flag Raising  Sat | June 17 | Noon Washington Branch

Princess Party 

Sat | June 17 | 1 pm R Saddlebrook Branch Fri | June 23 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch Mon | July 10 | 6:30 pm Abrahams Branch

Safe, Fit & Fun Party!  Sat | July 15 | 1 pm Florence Branch

Summer Reading Program Finale Party  Fri | July 28 | 2 pm (Ages 10+) Swanson Branch Sat | July 29 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

Mon | July 24 | 10:30 am Millard Branch

Mon | July 31 | 10:15 am Main Library

Elkhorn Days 150th Anniversary 

Teddy Bear Picnic 

Fri | June 2 | 10 am Elkhorn Branch

Fri | June 9 | 10:30 am Florence Branch

Visit omahalibrary.org for complete program details and registration information.

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Couponing 101 

Education & Life Skills

Sat | June 10 | 2 pm R Swanson Branch Mon | July 10 | 5 pm R Washington Branch

4-H Activities for Teens  Fridays at 1 pm Millard Branch

Mon | July 17 | 6:30 pm Elkhorn Branch

Adult Basic Education 

Tuesdays (except July 4) & Thursdays at 1 pm Main Library

Creative/Impromptu Writing R

Babysitting Clinic R

Mon | June 19 | 2 pm Millard Branch

Thurs | June 15 | 10:30 am–3:30 pm Florence Branch

Tuesdays & Thursdays (except July 4 & 6) at 5:30 pm Millard Branch South Omaha Library

Wednesdays | 10 am–3 pm June 14 & 28 and July 12 Saddlebrook Branch

English as a Second Language Class R

Fri | June 23 | 10 am–3 pm Abrahams Branch

English Conversation 

Fri | July 14 | 10 am–3 pm Swanson Branch

Wednesdays (except July 5) at 5:30 pm Millard Branch

Wed | July 19 | 10 am–3 pm Elkhorn Branch

Find Your Next Great Read: Intro to Novelist Plus R

Basic Car Maintenance R

Thurs | June 15 | 3 pm Sat | July 22 | 2 pm Swanson Branch

Sat | July 22 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

Frugal Family Fun Seminar 

Sat | June 17 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch

Basic Clothes Maintenance R

Mon | June 26 | 6:30 pm Elkhorn Branch

Sat | July 15 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch

Mon | July 24 | 5 pm R Washington Branch

Bike Safety Rodeo 

How to Be a Team Member R

Budgeting 101 R

How to Write a College Entrance Essay 

Fri | July 21 | 2 pm Swanson Branch

Sat | July 15 | 9:30 am Millard Branch Wed | July 19 | 5 pm Washington Branch

Community Heroes Presentation & Obstacle Course  Mon | July 24 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

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Tues | July 25 | 5:30 pm R Sorensen Branch

 Kids

 Teens

 Adults

Sat | June 10 | Noon Millard Branch

If I Ran the World  Fri | June 30 | 2 pm Swanson Branch

 All ages

R Registration required


Impromptu Acting R Thurs | June 15 | 1 pm Millard Branch

Is Your Dog a Good Home Companion?  Sat | June 24 | 1 pm South Omaha Library

Learn How to Score Freebies R Thurs | June 8 | 4 pm Swanson Branch

Math ACT/SAT Prep  Saturdays at 4 pm Millard Branch

Entertainment Amazing Bubble Show  Tues | June 6 | 1:30 pm Benson Branch Sat | June 17 | 2 pm Washington Branch

Amazing Lindy Magic Show  Fri | June 16 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch

Tues | June 27 | 1:30 pm Benson Branch

Meal Planning Seminar R

Annual Puppet Show 

Mon | July 31 | 5 pm Washington Branch

Thurs | July 20 | 2 pm Abrahams Branch

Pre-GED Class 

Bubble & Water Fun 

Read to a Dog 

Bubbles 

Mon–Thurs (except July 4) | 10 am–1 pm Main Library Sundays at 4 pm Abrahams Branch

Tuesdays (except July 4) at 6:30 pm R Millard Branch Sat | June 17 & July 15 | 1 pm Swanson Branch

Reading Buddies R

Tues | June 13 | 12:30 pm Millard Branch

Fri | June 30 | 10:30 am Florence Branch

Wed | June 14 | 1:30 pm Millard Branch

College-Age Night at the Library  Tues | June 20 & July 25 | 6 pm Abrahams Branch

Drive-In Movie: Wall-E  Wed | June 28 | 9:30 am Saddlebrook Branch

Resume Building & Job Searching with NEworks R

Fire Station #60 Visits Millard Branch 

Self-Defense Class R

Jeff Quinn Magic Show 

Teen Read-a-thon 

Thurs | June 8 | 2 pm Abrahams Branch

Fri | June 16 | 1 pm Swanson Branch

Thurs | July 6 | 2 pm Millard Branch

Mon | June 5 | 9 am–5 pm Millard Branch

Thespians in Training R

Tues–Fri | June 20–23 | 3:30 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Fri | July 7 | 10:30 am Millard Branch

Wed | June 7 | 10:30 am Saddlebrook Branch

Tues | June 13 | 2 pm Willa Cather Branch Thurs | June 15 | 1 pm Elkhorn Branch

Visit omahalibrary.org for complete program details and registration information.

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Tues | June 27 | 1 pm Florence Branch

Food & Cooking

Tues | July 18 | 6:30 pm Elkhorn Branch

Cooking for Teens: Desserts R Thurs | June 8 | 1 pm Sorensen Branch

Jolly Bean Juggling Show 

Cooking for Teens: Quick Lunches R

Thurs | June 22 | 1 pm Elkhorn Branch

Thurs | June 22 | 1 pm Sorensen Branch

Kids’ Rock Concert 

DIY Barbecue Rubs & Flavored Salts 

Fri | June 2 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch

Lisa Laird Ventriloquist Show  Tues | July 11 | 2 pm Willa Cather Branch

Tues | June 6 | 6:30 pm Elkhorn Branch Sat | June 17 | 1 pm Willa Cather Branch

Millard Branch Has Got Talent R Mon | June 26 | 5 pm Millard Branch

Donut & Waffle Making  Tues | June 6 | 3 pm Mon | July 10 | 3 pm Millard Branch

Movie Day

Tuesdays (except July 4) at 1 pm  Sorensen Branch Tuesdays (except July 4) at 2 pm  Washington Branch Thurs | June 8 & July 13 | 6 pm  Abrahams Branch

Fandom Tea Blending R Thurs | June 15 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Incredible, Edible Landfill Thurs | June 1 | 2 pm R Florence Branch

Tues | June 27 | 2 pm R Saddlebrook Branch

Omaha Burundians Choir 

Mon | June 5 | 7 pm Abrahams Branch

Storyteller La’Ron Williams  Tues | June 20 | 10:15 am Main Library

Fri | July 7 | 2 pm R Swanson Branch Fri | July 28 | 1:30 pm  Benson Branch

Pedal Your Way to Healthy Snacking  Mon | July 17 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

Recycle Relay & Edible Landfill  Mon | June 12 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

Recycle Relay & Sustainable Snack R Thurs | July 6 | 2 pm Washington Branch

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 Kids

 Teens

 Adults

 All ages

R Registration required


Teen Cooking Class R

Field Day & Water Competition 

Teen Donut Wars R

Gaming Club 

Teen Food & Fun 

Go Club 

Fri | June 23 | 1 pm Millard Branch

Wed | June 28 | 2 pm Benson Branch

Fridays | 3 pm June 2, 16 & 30 and July 14 Main Library

Teen Hangout: Food Edition  Wednesdays | 6 pm June 7 & 21 and July 5 & 19 South Omaha Library

The Science of Ice Cream Fri | July 21 | 2 pm 

Mon | July 24 | 2 pm Millard Branch Wednesdays at 4 pm Millard Branch Saturdays at 3 pm Millard Branch

Guess Where & Win Weekly Prizes  June 1–July 31 Millard Branch

Life-Size Games

Thurs | June 8 | 2 pm  Millard Branch

Washington Branch

Fri | July 14 | 1:30 pm  Benson Branch

Wed | July 26 | 1:30 pm  Millard Branch

Magic: The Gathering Club 

Gaming Brain Fair! 

Tues | June 13 | Noon–5 pm Millard Branch

Chess Club 

Saturdays at 3 pm Millard Branch

DIY Game Day R Tues | July 25 | 2 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Family Game Day  Sat | June 24 | 3 pm Sorensen Branch

Tues | July 18 | 5 pm Sorensen Branch

Family Game Night 

Tues | June 13 & July 11 | 6 pm Willa Cather Branch

Fridays at 4 pm Millard Branch

Mario Kart Tournament  Tues | July 11 | 2 pm Millard Branch

Minecraft Club R

Tuesdays (except July 4) at 4:15 pm Saddlebrook Branch Tuesdays | 4:30 pm June 6 & 20 and July 18 Sorensen Branch

Minecraft Saturday 

Sat | June 10 & July 8 | 2 pm Millard Branch

Minute to Win It 

Wed | June 14 & July 12 | 10 am Millard Branch

Minute to Win It Competition R Wed | July 5 | 2 pm Millard Branch

Visit omahalibrary.org for complete program details and registration information.

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Nerf Wars 

Gardening & Seed Library

Tues | July 25 | 2:30 pm Abrahams Branch

Science Games 

Backyard Bees 

Wed | July 5 | 2 pm Elkhorn Branch

Sat | June 10 | 10 am South Omaha Library

Super Smash Bros Wii-U Competition 

Chickens in the City R Sat | June 17 | 2 pm Benson Branch

Mon | June 12 & July 17 | 2 pm Millard Branch

Medicinal Herb Gardens 

Teen Gaming 

Wed | July 5 | 6:30 pm Elkhorn Branch

Wednesdays at 2 pm Washington Branch

Organic Gardening 101 R

Sat | June 3 & July 1 | 2 pm Millard Branch

Mon | July 3 | 7 pm Abrahams Branch

Fri | June 23 | 3:30 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Plants as Medicine, Tea & Dyes 

Sat | July 8 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch

Wed | June 14 | 6:30 pm South Omaha Library

Teen Gaming: Mario 

Seed Bombs 

Teen Gaming: Super Smash Bros. 

Why & How to Save Seed: Wet Seed Saving R

Sat | July 22 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch

Fri | June 23 | 2 pm Washington Branch

Sat | June 10 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch

Teen Hangout: Game Edition 

Sat | July 15 | 2 pm Benson Branch

Wednesdays | 6 pm June 14 & 28 and July 12 & 26 South Omaha Library

Video Game-A-Thon  Wed | June 21 | 10 am Millard Branch

Wii-U Gaming 

Wed | July 19 | 10 am Millard Branch

Yu-Gi-Oh! Club 

Tuesdays (except July 4) at 4 pm Millard Branch

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 Kids

 Teens

 Adults

 All ages

R Registration required


Genealogy & History Build Your Community: History of Dundee Neighborhood Walk  Sat | June 17 | 10:30 am Sorensen Branch

Conquering Genealogical ADD R Sat | July 1 | 10 am Swanson Branch

Finding Invisible Ancestors: Tips for Finding People Not Listed in the Records R Sat | July 8 | 2 pm Main Library

Forts of Nebraska  Wed | June 21 | 6:30 pm Millard Branch

History of the Railroad 3D Movie  Wed | July 19 | 6:30 pm Millard Branch

Listening to Photos, Looking for Stories: How an Architectural Historian Researches People and Their Places R Sat | June 24 | 2 pm Main Library

Nebraska Passport 150 Presentation  Wed | June 14 | 6:30 pm Millard Branch

Health & self-Care Color “Run” 

Wed | July 26 | 10:30 am Saddlebrook Branch

DIY Green Cleaning R Sat | July 8 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

Family Meditation  Sat | June 3 | 3 pm South Omaha Library

Fit Club 

Sat | June 3 & July 1 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch

Green Body Care R Thurs | July 13 | 2 pm Florence Branch

Green Heroes 

Thurs | June 15 | 3 pm South Omaha Library

Introduction to Essential Oils R Mon | June 19 | 1 pm Abrahams Branch

Introduction to Meditation R Mon | July 31 | 1 pm Abrahams Branch

Kids Ballet Class  Fri | July 7 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch

Metro Stars Gymnastics  Wed | July 5 | 2 pm Swanson Branch

Personal Color Analysis R Thurs | June 29 | 2 pm Swanson Branch

Visit omahalibrary.org for complete program details and registration information.

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Strength Training Workout  Mon | June 19 | 9:15 am Millard Branch

Lock-Ins A signed parental permission form is required.

Breakout EDU Lock-In R

Tai Chi Basics 

Fri | June 16 | 6–9 pm Sorensen Branch

Mondays | 9:15 am June 12 & 26 and July 10 & 24 Millard Branch

Clue Lock-In R

Fri | July 28 | 6:30–9 pm Abrahams Branch

Yoga Class 

Mon | July 17 | 9:15 am Millard Branch

Laser Tag Lock-In R Fri | June 9 | 6–9 pm Benson Branch

Yoga for Kids 

Thurs | June 8 | 2 pm R Elkhorn Branch

MakerSpace Lock-In R

Thurs | June 29 | 6:30–8:30 pm Washington Branch

Tues | June 13 | 2 pm R Abrahams Branch

Nerf Lock-In R

Sat | June 17 & July 22 | 7–10 pm Millard Branch Fri | July 14 | 6–9 pm Benson Branch

Mon | July 10 | 2 pm South Omaha Library Wed | July 12 | 10:30 am Saddlebrook Branch

Nerf Lock-In with the Omaha Police Department R

Yoga for Teens R

Tues | June 13 | 3 pm Abrahams Branch

Thurs | June 22 | 6:30–8:30 pm Washington Branch

Robot Lock-In R

Thurs | June 8 | 6:30–8:30 pm Washington Branch

Scavenger Hunt Lock-In R

Thurs | June 15 | 6:30–8:30 pm Washington Branch

Superhero Lock-In R Sat | July 8 | 7–10 pm Millard Branch

Teen Boys Lock-In R

Fri | June 30 | 6:30–9 pm Abrahams Branch

Teen Girls Lock-In R

Fri | June 2 | 6:30–9 pm Abrahams Branch

Teen Lock-In R

Sat | June 24 | 6–10 pm Swanson Branch

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 Kids

 Teens

 Adults

 All ages

R Registration required


OPL Involvement Board of Trustees Meeting  Wed | June 21 | 5 pm Saddlebrook Branch Wed | July 19 | 5 pm Willa Cather Branch

Build Your Community: Get to Know the Dundee Businesses  Sat | July 15 | 10 am Sorensen Branch

Science & Engineering Architecture, Here, There and Everywhere  Tues | June 6 | 10:15 am Main Library

Battle Bots R

Thurs | July 20 | 1 pm Sorensen Branch

Derek Courtney Gallery Reception 

Brain Flakes & LEGOS 

Friends of OPL Book Sale 

Build & Play with Robots Day 

Fri | July 7 | 4–6 pm Michael Phipps Gallery at Main Library Thursdays | 10 am–3 pm Sat | June 3 & July 1 | 10 am–3 pm Swanson Branch

South Omaha Library Entity Board Meeting  Tues | July 11 | 4 pm South Omaha Library

Summer Volunteer Training R Sat | June 10 | 3 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Teen Advisory Board 

Fri | June 9 & July 7 | 3:30 pm Saddlebrook Branch Sat | June 17 & July 15 | 2 pm Millard Branch Thurs | July 6 | 4 pm Abrahams Branch

Teen Collective 

Wednesdays | 2 pm June 7 & 21 and July 5 & 19 Benson Branch

Young Artist Exhibition 

Fri & Sat | June 9 & 10 | 11 am–6 pm Sun | June 11 | 1–3:30 pm Main Library

Thurs | July 20 | 6 pm Willa Cather Branch Mon | July 3 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

Build a Bridge 

Tues | June 27 | 10:15 am Main Library

Build a Fort 

Fri | July 14 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch Wed | July 19 | 10:15 am Main Library

Build a Kite

Tues | June 27 | 2 pm R Millard Branch Wed | July 26 | 1 pm R Abrahams Branch

BUILD Club 

Wednesdays | 1:30 pm June 7 & 21 and July 5 & 19 Millard Branch Wednesdays | 4:30 pm June 14 & 28 and July 12 & 26 Sorensen Branch Fri | July 7 | 10:30 am Florence Branch

Visit omahalibrary.org for complete program details and registration information.

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Building Challenge: Keva Blocks R Mon | June 12 | 1 pm Abrahams Branch

Building Challenge: LEGOs R Mon | June 5 | 2 pm Abrahams Branch

Mon | June 19 | 2 pm South Omaha Library Wed | June 21 | 10:30 am Saddlebrook Branch Thurs | June 22 | 1 pm Florence Branch

Building Challenge: Straws & Connectors 

Mon | June 26 | 2 pm Abrahams Branch

Fri | July 21 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch

Building with Marshmallows  Fri | June 23 | 2 pm Swanson Branch

Fort Building & Nerf Battle R Thurs | June 1 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Thurs | June 15 | 1 pm Sorensen Branch

Chain Reactions R Thurs | July 13 | 1 pm Sorensen Branch

Google Cardboard Fri | June 9 | 2 pm  Washington Branch

Chalk R

Wed | June 14 | 2 pm Elkhorn Branch

Fri | June 16 | 2 pm R Swanson Branch

Coding with Ozobots R

Wed | July 26 | 2 pm R Elkhorn Branch

Thurs | June 29 | 2 pm Florence Branch

Grossology Show 

Crime Scene Investigation R Thurs | June 22 | 1 pm Millard Branch

Mon | June 5 | 1 pm Millard Branch

Keva Blocks 

Thurs | June 29 | 6 pm Willa Cather Branch

Cubelets Robots  Fri | June 2 | 2 pm Washington Branch

Keva Bot Mazes

Fri | July 7 | 1:30 pm  Benson Branch

DIY Puzzle Cube R Thurs | June 1 | 1 pm Sorensen Branch

Fri | July 28 | 2 pm  Washington Branch

Domino Rally 

Kinetic Sand R

Dr. Oxygen Science Show 

LED Throwies

Sat | June 3 | 2 pm Washington Branch

Tues | June 20 | 2 pm R Saddlebrook Branch

Mon | June 12 | 1 pm Millard Branch

Wed | July 12 | 2 pm R Elkhorn Branch

Fri | June 9 | 2 pm Sorensen Branch

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Tues | June 13 | 9:30 & 10:30 am Main Library

 Kids

Wed | June 7 | 2 pm Elkhorn Branch

 Teens

 Adults

 All ages

R Registration required


LEGO Club 

Popsicle Architecture R

Saturdays at 11 am Abrahams Branch

Robot Challenge 

Thursdays at 4 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Tuesdays (except June 13 & July 4) at 10 am Elkhorn Branch Thurs | July 27 | 2 pm Washington Branch

LEGO Club Jr. 

Tuesdays (except June 13 & July 4) at 10 am Elkhorn Branch Thursdays at 10 am Abrahams Branch

Makey Makey

Wed | June 28 | 2 pm R Elkhorn Branch Fri | July 14 | 2 pm  Washington Branch

Marshmallow Shooters R Tues | July 11 | 2 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Mrs. Science Show  Tues | June 27 | 2 pm Willa Cather Branch

Thurs | July 27 | 1 pm Sorensen Branch Wed | July 12 | 2 pm Benson Branch

Robot Maze Races  Thurs | July 20 | 2 pm Washington Branch

Roylco Straws & Connectors  Tues | June 6 | 6 pm Willa Cather Branch

SCI-Kids 

Wednesdays (except July 26) at 6:30 pm Florence Branch

Science Fair R Enter by July 10 Tues | July 25 | Noon–4 pm Millard Branch

Sphero 

Fri | June 16 | 2 pm Washington Branch

Sphero Maze Build-A-Thon  Mon | June 26 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

Thurs | June 29 | 1 pm Elkhorn Branch

Stop Motion Animation 

Paper Airplane Building 

Thurs | July 6 | 1 pm R Sorensen Branch

Sat | June 10 | 2 pm South Omaha Library

Paper Airplane Competition  Fri | July 21 | 1:30 pm Benson Branch

Paper Rollercoasters R Thurs | June 29 | 1 pm Sorensen Branch

Pizza Box Solar Oven  Wed | July 12 | 1:30 pm Millard Branch

Wed | June 14 | 2 pm Benson Branch

Fri | July 14 | 2 pm R Swanson Branch

The Great Marshmallow Migration  Fri | June 2 | 2 pm Swanson Branch

UNO Mallory Kountze Planetarium  Wed | July 19 | 2 pm 6001 Dodge Street Durham Science Center #135

Visit omahalibrary.org for complete program details and registration information.

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Wednesdays at 10:30 am Millard Branch Willa Cather Branch

Storytimes Weekly Storytimes

Thursdays at 10:30 am Benson Branch

Baby Storytime 

Wednesdays at 9:30 am Millard Branch

Fridays at 10:30 am Swanson Branch

Wednesdays at 10:30 am Swanson Branch

Fridays | 10:30 am June 2, 16 & 23 and July 14 & 28 Florence Branch

Thursdays at 9:30 & 10:30 am Saddlebrook Branch

Saturdays at 10 am Benson Branch

Thursdays at 11 am Willa Cather Branch

Saturdays at 10:30 am Saddlebrook Branch Swanson Branch Washington Branch (July 22 at 10 am)

Fridays (except June 2) at 10 am Elkhorn Branch Fridays at 10:30 am Sorensen Branch

Music & Movement Storytime  Tuesdays (except July 4) at 10:30 am Willa Cather Branch

Dad & Me Storytime  Saturdays at 10:15 am Elkhorn Branch

Fridays at 9:30 & 10:30 am Saddlebrook Branch

Dancing Storytime 

Toddler Storytime 

Tuesdays (except July 4) at 10 am Abrahams Branch

Mondays at 9:30 am Abrahams Branch Millard Branch

Thursdays at 10 am Elkhorn Branch

Mondays at 10 am Elkhorn Branch

Family Storytime  Mondays at 10:30 am Abrahams Branch

Wednesdays at 10:30 am Sorensen Branch

Mondays | 10:30 am June 12, 19 & 26 and July 10 & 17 Millard Branch

Thursdays at 9:30 & 10:30 am Millard Branch

Mondays at 6:30 pm South Omaha Library

A Dump Truck Visits Storytime 

Tuesdays (except July 4) at 10:30 am Millard Branch Saddlebrook Branch South Omaha Library Tues | June 13 & July 11 | 6:30 pm Elkhorn Branch Wednesdays | 10:15 am June 7 & 21 and July 5 & 26 Main Library

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 Kids

 Teens

Special Storytimes Fri | July 21 | 10:30 am Millard Branch

Clifford Visits Storytime  Fri | June 9 | 10 am Saddlebrook Branch

Sat | June 10 | 10:30 am Millard Branch Mon | June 12 | 10:30 am Abrahams Branch

 Adults

 All ages

R Registration required


Tues | June 13 | 10 am Elkhorn Branch Wed | June 14 | 10:30 am Willa Cather Branch Thurs | June 15 | 10:30 am Benson Branch Fri | June 16 | 10:30 am Florence Branch Sat | June 17 | 10:30 am Sorensen Branch

Mouse Visits Storytime  Fri | July 14 | 10 am Saddlebrook Branch

Sat | July 15 | 10 am Benson Branch Mon | July 17 | 10:30 am Millard Branch Tues | July 18 | 10:30 am Main Library Wed | July 19 | 10:30 am Sorensen Branch Thurs | July 20 | 10:30 am Pettit’s Pastry: 15615 Pacific Street

Chalco Hills Natural Resources Center Mon | June 5 | 10:30 am 8901 South 154th Street

SCHEELS at Village Pointe Wed | June 7 | 10 am 17202 Davenport Street

Shakespeare on the Green Thurs | June 8 | 10:30 am 411½ North Elmwood Road

Oakview Mall

Fri | June 9 | 10:30 am 3001 South 144th Avenue

Heartland of America Park Wed | June 14 | 10 am 800 Douglas Street

Lawrence Youngman Lake Wed | June 14 | 10 am 848 North 192nd Street

Leo A. Daly

Thurs | June 15 | 10:30 am 8600 Indian Hills Drive

Zorinsky Lake

Fri | July 21 | 10:30 am South Omaha Library

Fri | June 16 | 10:30 am 3808 South 156th Street

Sat | July 22 | 10 am Washington Branch

Joslyn Art Museum

Stormy Visits Family Storytime  Thurs | June 22 | 10:30 am Sat | June 24 | 10 am Benson Branch

Out & About Storytimes  Regency Park

Thurs | June 1 | 10:30 am 9808 Harney Parkway South

Aromas Coffeehouse at Flagship Commons Fri | June 2 | 10:15 am 10000 California Street

Tues | June 20 | 10:30 am 2200 Dodge Street

The MARK Bowling Center Wed | June 21 | 10 am 20902 Cumberland Drive

One Pacific Place Park

Thurs | June 22 | 10:30 am 1358 South 103rd Street

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge & Splash Pad

Wed | June 28 | 10 am 705 Riverfront Drive

Pacific Springs Park

Wed | June 28 | 10 am 1024 South 174th Street

Visit omahalibrary.org for complete program details and registration information.

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Meadow Lane Park

Ta-Ha-Zouka Park

Do Space

Motto McLean Ice Arena

Walnut Grove Park

Westwood Heights Sprayground

Thurs | June 29 | 10:30 am 11537 Farnam Street Fri | June 30 | 10:30 am 7205 Dodge Street

Wed | July 12 | 10 am 905 Elkhorn Drive Thurs | July 13 | 10:30 am 5015 South 45th Street

Fri | June 30 | 10:30 am 15050 Q Street

Fri | July 14 | 10:30 am 12334 Seldin Drive

Chalco Hills Natural Resources Center

Joslyn Art Museum

Stone Ridge Splash Park

Elkhorn Fire Station

Wed | July 5 | 10 am 4655 North 163rd Street

Wed | July 19 | 10 am 20602 Laramie Road

Hummel Park Nature Center

Pettit’s Pastry

Thurs | July 6 | 10 am 3033 Hummel Road

Thurs | July 20 | 10:30 am 15615 Pacific Street

OPPD Arboretum

Hy-Vee

Mon | July 3 | 10:30 am 8901 South 154th Street

Tues | July 18 | 10:30 am 2200 Dodge Street

Thurs | July 6 | 10:30 am 10601 Blondo Street

Wed | July 26 | 10 am 1000 South 178th Street

Aromas Coffeehouse at Flagship Commons

Thurs | July 27 | 10:30 am 6203 University Drive South

Fri | July 7 | 10:15 am 10000 California Street

Gene Leahy Mall Slides Wed | July 12 | 10 am 1302 Farnam Street

locations W. Dale Clark Main Library

UNO Milo Bail Student Center BounceU of Omaha Fri | July 28 | 9 am 11144 Q Street

Do Space

Fri | July 28 | 10:30 am 7205 Dodge Street

Saddlebrook Branch

215 S. 15th St. | 402.444.4800

14850 Laurel Ave. | 402.884.7473

Milton R. Abrahams Branch

A.V. Sorensen Branch

5111 N. 90th St. | 402.444.6284

4808 Cass St. | 402.444.5274

Benson Branch

South Omaha Library

6015 Binney St. | 402.444.4846

2808 Q St. | 402.444.4850

Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch

W. Clarke Swanson Branch

2100 Reading Plz. | 402.289.4367

9101 W. Dodge Rd. | 402.444.4852

Florence Branch

Charles B. Washington Branch

2920 Bondesson St. | 402.444.5299

2868 Ames Ave. | 402.444.4849

Millard Branch

Willa Cather Branch

13214 Westwood Ln. | 402.444.4848

1905 S. 44th St. | 402.444.4851

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