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Kids’ & Teens’ Prize Pack

Read or listen to 25 books, audiobooks, magazines or kits; OR read or listen for 10 hours. Get a prize pack for the first set of 25 items or 10 hours read and an additional drawing entry for each additional set.

Teens’ Program Read or listen to 10 books, audiobooks or magazines (books of 300+ pages count as two). Get a prize pack for the first set of 10 items read and an additional drawing entry for each additional set.

Prizes available while supplies last.

• Coupon sheet with offers from participating businesses • Book • Storm Chasers voucher (for 8/11 or 8/12) • Drawing entry for a Kindle Fire

Adults’ Program For every three books you read, be entered to win gift certificates and memberships to area entertainment venues, or a Kindle Paperwhite.

Track your reading online. For complete details, visit omahalibrary.org.

Locations W. Dale Clark Main Library

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

All Ages

Sat | June 1 | 2-4 pm All locations except W. Dale Clark Main Library

Fri | May 31 | 10:30 am–1 pm

SRP Kickoff Parties

Adults Only

Ages 21+

Sat | June 1 | 7-9 pm Omaha Children’s Museum 500 S. 20th St., 2nd floor Free admission

Table of Contents Arts & Crafts............................................................ 2-3 Book Discussions......................................................4-5 Community Involvement........................................... 5 Computer Classes.......................................................... 6 Drawing & Writing..................................................... 6 Entertainment..........................................................7-8 Animals......................................................................... 7 Clowns, Balloons & Bubbles............................... 7 Magic............................................................................. 7 Music.............................................................................. 8 Puppets.......................................................................... 8 Food & Cooking.............................................................. 8 Games.................................................................................. 9 Gardening...................................................................... 10 Genealogy.......................................................................11 Health & Beauty................................................... 11-12 History............................................................................ 12 Life Skills................................................................... 13 Lock-Ins......................................................................... 14 Movies.............................................................................. 14 Parties & Picnics...................................................... 15 Science & Exploration........................................... 15 Storytimes...............................................................16-17

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Arts & Crafts  Cartouche Pendants† Limit 12-30 Fri | June 21 | 2 pm  Saddlebrook Branch Fri | June 28 | 1 pm  Millard Branch

 Craft Time with Dad

Sat | June 15 | 2 pm  Willa Cather Branch

 Dinosaur Fun

 Chalk Drawing

Thurs | June 20 & Wed | July 10 | 10:30 am  Swanson Branch

Tues | June 11 | 10 am  Main Library Wed | July 31 | 1:30 pm  Abrahams Branch† Limit 25

 Crafting with Book Pages† Limit 12 Tues | June 25 | 6:30 pm  Elkhorn Branch

 DIY Stamped Tote Bags† Limit 20 Thurs | June 27 | 4 pm  Abrahams Branch

 Crafts† Limit 20

Fridays | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch July 12  Make Your Own Jewelry July 26  Treasure Chest

 Dress up like a Zombie† Limit 20

 Craft Time† Limit 10

 Elkhorn Elements† Limit 10

Tues | June 25 | 4 pm  Swanson Branch

Saturdays | 2 pm  Sorensen Branch June 22  Alcohol Ink Votives July 13  Garden Bags

Tuesdays (except July 2 & 30) | 1:30 pm  Elkhorn Branch

 Craft Time

Sat | June 15 | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch

 Father’s Day Craft† Limit 20

Wed | July 3 & 24 | 2 pm  Washington Branch

 Craft Time: Grades 1-3† Limit 20

Tues | July 9, 16 & 23 | 6:30 pm 

 Get Crafty

Bring whatever project you’re working on!

Wed | June 12 & July 10 | 6 pm 

Millard Branch

Saddlebrook Branch

 Craft Time: Grades 4-6† Limit 15 Thurs | June 6, 13 & 20 | 1:30 pm 

Sat | June 22 & July 27 | 10 am†  Limit 25 Millard Branch

Millard Branch

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Kids

Teens

Adults

All ages

†Registration required

 Graffiti @ the Library

Sat | June 1 | 2 pm  Elkhorn Branch Fri | June 7 | 2 pm  Saddlebrook Branch† Limit 15 Tues | July 30 | 4 pm  Elkhorn Branch

 Impromptu Acting† Limit 40

Thurs | July 18 | 2 pm  Millard Branch

 Keepsake Boxes† Limit 15

Fri | July 26 | 2 pm  Benson Branch

 Magazine Bead Bracelets† Limit 20

Thurs | July 11 | 4 pm  Abrahams Branch

 Make & Take 4th of July Craft

Wed | July 3 | 10:30 am  Swanson Branch

 Puppet-Making Workshop† Limit 10 Wed | July 24 | 1:30 pm  Florence Branch

 Safety Pin Bracelets† Limit 12

Thurs | July 18 | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch

 Soap Making†

Wed | June 19 | 3 pm  South Omaha Library

 Tunnel Book Workshop† Limit 10-16

 Make a Zombie Film† Limit 20

Tues | June 11 | 5 pm  Millard Branch Sat | July 13 | 2 pm  Florence Branch Sat | July 27 | 1 pm  South Omaha Library

 Movable Zombies† Limit 15

Fri | July 12 | 2 pm  Benson Branch

Fri | July 26 | 6 pm  Washington Branch

Fri | June 14 | 2 pm  Benson Branch

 Personal Time Capsules† Limit 12

Fri | July 19 | 2 pm  Saddlebrook Branch Fri | July 26 | 4 pm  Elkhorn Branch

 Watercolor Crayon Art† Limit 15  Worry Stones† Limit 15

Tues | June 4 | 4 pm  Elkhorn Branch

 Zombie Makeup Workshop† Limit 12-20

 Painted Pots† Limit 15

Sat | July 27 | 1 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

 Pop Tab Recycled Bracelets† Limit 25 Fri | June 14 | 1 pm  Millard Branch

 Pretty Pots† Limit 12

Sat | June 22 | 1 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

 Pteranodon Dinosaur Craft† Limit 20

Thurs | July 25 | 3 pm  South Omaha Library

Thurs | June 6 | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch Thurs | June 13 | 1:30 pm  Benson Branch Fri | July 12 | 2 pm  Saddlebrook Branch Fri | July 19 | 2 pm  Abrahams Branch

 Zombie Makeup & Survival Tips† Limit 20

Tues | June 18 | 4 pm  Elkhorn Branch

 Zombie Makeup Workshop† Limit 20

Mon | June 10 | 6 pm  South Omaha Library

For complete program descriptions and registration information, visit omahalibrary.org

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Book Discussions Florence Branch

 Fourth Wednesday Book Club Wed | June 26 & July 24 | 4:30 pm

 Whodunnit Mystery Book Club Wed | June 12 | 7 pm

Abrahams Branch

 4th Thursday Book Club† Limit 10

Thurs | June 27 & July 25 | 6:30 pm

Main Library

 Chat ‘n’ Chew Book Club† Limit 10 Wed | June 12 & July 10 | Noon

 4th Wednesday Book Club† Limit 10 Wed | June 26 & July 24 | 1 pm

 Foodie Book Club† Limit 12

Tues | June 11 & July 9 | 6 pm

 Monday Night Book Club† Limit 15

Mon | June 24 & July 22 | 6:30 pm

Millard Branch

 Active Readers Book Club

Benson Branch

For school-aged children on the autism spectrum and/or with special needs

 Benson Mystery Book Club

Sat | June 29 & July 27 | 2 pm

Tues | June 11 & July 9 | 6:30 pm

 Books & Bagels Book Club† Limit 12

Thurs | June 6 | 10:30 am

 Classic Books Discussion† Limit 10 Mon | June 10 & July 8 | 6:30 pm

 Comic Book Discussion† Limit 10

 Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club

Sat | June 22 | 1 pm & July 27 | 3 pm

Wed | June 26 & July 31 | 6:30 pm

 Homeschool Youth Book Discussion Group† Limit 20

Elkhorn Branch

Thurs | June 27 & July 25 | 2 pm

 Elkhorn Book Discussion Group

Thursdays | 1:30 pm June 6  Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman July 11  The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

 Teen Homeschool Book Discussion† Limit 25

 Teen Book Club† Limit 15

 Third Thursday Book Club† Limit 10

Thurs | June 13 & 27 and July 11 & 25 | 4 pm

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Kids

Teens

Adults

Thurs | June 27 & July 25 | 2 pm

Thurs | June 20 & July 18 | 6:30 pm

All ages

†Registration required

Sorensen Branch  HisMys Book Club

Sat | June 8 & July 13 | 10:30 am

 Plains Pages Book Club Sat | June 15 & July 20 | 1 pm

 Sorensen Readers Book Club

Sat | June 1 & July 6 | 1 pm

 The Omnivore’s Dilemma Book Discussion Led by Dundee Community Garden Thurs | July 18 | 6:30 pm

Saddlebrook Branch  50+ Saddlebrook Book Club Tues | June 4 & July 2 | 10:30 am

 Under the Dundee Sun Book Club Tues | June 4 & July 2 | 4:30 pm

 Book Worms Book Club† Grades 3–5

Washington Branch

Wed | June 5 & July 3 | 6 pm

Sat | June 22 & July 27 | 3 pm

Limit 10

 Teen Book Club

Sat | June 15 & 29 and July 6 | 2 pm

 Wednesday Night Book Club Wed | June 19 & July 17 | 6:30 pm

 Diva Sistaz Book Club  Li’l Divas Book Club

Sat | June 15 & July 20 | 2:30 pm

 Sister 2 Sister Book Club Sat | June 8 & July 13 | 1 pm

Community Involvement  Friends of OPL Book Sale

 SRP Volunteer Training Ages 11+

Swanson Branch

Mon | June 3 | 7 pm  Abrahams Branch Tues | June 4 | 4 pm  Abrahams Branch

 Red Cross Blood Donation Event

 Teen Advisory Board

Thursdays (except July 4) | 10 am–3 pm First Saturday of the month | 10 am–6 pm 

Mon | June 24 | 1–6:30 pm  Millard Branch

 SRP Volunteer Party†

Thurs | July 25 | 3 pm  Abrahams Branch Tues | July 30 | 1 pm  Main Library (teens only)

(Adults welcome!)

Sat | June 15 & July 20 | 2 pm  Millard Branch† Limit 25

Thurs | June 27 | 2:30 pm  Main Library Thurs | July 25 | 4 pm  Main Library Tues | July 30 | 2 pm  Main Library

For complete program descriptions and registration information, visit omahalibrary.org

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Computer Classes  Computer Basics† Limit 6-12

 Internet Search Tools† Limit 12

Wed | June 5 & July 10 | 6:30 pm 

Wed | June 12 | 6:30 pm  Washington Branch

Washington Branch

 iPad Basics† Limit 12

Wed | June 19 | 6:30 pm  Benson Branch

Wed | July 3 | 6:30 pm  Washington Branch

 Create a Blog† Limit 5

 Microsoft Excel Basics† Limit 6

Fri | June 21 | 1 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

Fri | July 12 | 1 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

 Email Basics† Limit 6-12

Wed | June 12 | 6:30 pm  Benson Branch Wed | June 19 | 6:30 pm  Washington Branch

 Facebook Basics† Limit 12

Wed | June 26 | 6:30 pm  Washington Branch

 Flickr Basics† Limit 6

 Microsoft PowerPoint Basics† Limit 6-12

Tues | July 2 | 6 pm  Main Library Fri | July 19 | 1 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

 Microsoft Word Basics† Limit 6-10 Tues | June 4 | 6 pm  Main Library Fri | June 14 | 1 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

Fri | July 5 | 1 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

 Intermediate Microsoft Word† Limit 6-12

Fri | June 28 | 1 pm  Saddlebrook Branch Wed | July 24 | 6:30 pm  Washington Branch

Drawing & Writing  Blackout Poetry

Sat | June 8 | 2 pm  Saddlebrook Branch Fri | June 28 | 2 pm  Benson Branch Tues | July 23 | 4 pm  Elkhorn Branch† Limit 15

 Journaling

 Cartooning† Limit 12-50

 Manga† Limit 25

Sat | July 13 | 2 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

Sat | July 13 | 2 pm  Millard Branch

Presented by Wendy Summers of Rhythm & Hues Wed | July 10 | 2 pm  Florence Branch Fri | July 12 | 4 pm  Elkhorn Branch Wed | July 17 | 2 pm  Millard Branch

 Manga Exhibit† Limit 60

 Cartooning & Comic Drawing†

 More Than Words Poetry Club†

Limit 25. Presented by artist & comic book guru Russ Harper. Fri | July 5 | 2 pm  Abrahams Branch

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Kids

Teens

Adults

Sat | June 8 | 2 pm  Millard Branch Limit 25

Tuesdays (except July 30) | 4 pm  Washington Branch

All ages

†Registration required

Entertainment  Balloon Sculpture† Grades 5 & up

Animals

 Fun with Farm Animals Presented by Tracey Jones

Wed | July 24 | 10:30 am  Saddlebrook Branch

 Learn about Reptiles!

Presented by Pam Cheever of the Douglas/Sarpy County Extension Wed | June 5 | 10:30 am  Saddlebrook Branch Thurs | June 6 | 1 pm  Swanson Branch† Limit 30 Tues | June 18 | 10 am  Main Library Thurs | June 27 | 1 pm  Main Library Thurs | July 11 | 1:30 pm  Elkhorn Branch Thurs | July 18 | 1 pm  South Omaha Library

 Raptor Recovery

Presented by Raptor Recovery Nebraska Tues | June 11 | 1 pm  Florence Branch Thurs | June 27 | 1:30 pm  Elkhorn Branch Fri | June 28 | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch

 Wildlife Encounters

Presented by Wildlife Encounters’ Kip Smith Tues | June 4 | 1:30 pm  Benson Branch Wed | June 5 | 3:30 pm  Willa Cather Branch Wed | June 12 | 10:30 am  Saddlebrook Branch Thurs | June 13 | 2 pm  South Omaha Library Fri | June 21 | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch Wed | June 26 | 2 pm  Washington Branch

Clowns, Balloons & Bubbles  Amazing Bubble Show

Presented by Omaha Children’s Museum Tues | June 11 | 1:30 pm  Benson Branch

Limit 25 | Presented by Donna Trout Wed | June 19 | 2 pm  Swanson Branch Thurs | July 18 | 1 pm  Florence Branch

 Becoming a Clown† Limit 20 Presented by Donna Trout.

Thurs | June 27 | 1 pm  Florence Branch

Magic

 Adam White’s Magic Show

Wed | July 10 | 1:30 pm  Abrahams Branch

 Amazing Arthur

Mon | June 24 | 1:30 pm  Abrahams Branch

 Amazing Lindy Magic Show

Wed | June 26 | 10:30 am  Saddlebrook Branch Wed | July 24 | 1:30 pm  Abrahams Branch Wed | July 31 | 10:30 am  Main Library

 Beneath the Surface of Magic

Presented by Oasis the Magician Thurs | June 6 | 3 pm  Washington Branch

 Jeff Quinn’s Magic Show Wed | June 5 | 4 pm  Washington Branch Thurs | June 6 | 1 pm  Florence Branch Wed | June 12 | 2 pm  Swanson Branch Thurs | June 13 | 1:30 & 3 pm  Elkhorn Branch Thurs | June 20 | 1:30 pm  South Omaha Library Tues | June 25 | 2 pm  Millard Branch Wed | June 26 | 1:30 pm  Abrahams Branch Wed | June 26 | 3:25 pm  Willa Cather Branch Sat | July 13 | 10:30 am  Swanson Branch

 Kevin Horner’s Variety Show Tues | June 18 | 2 pm  Benson Branch

For complete program descriptions and registration information, visit omahalibrary.org

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 Learn Magic with Jeff Quinn† Limit 20 Tues | June 11 | 3 pm  South Omaha Library Wed | June 12 | 3:30 pm  Swanson Branch

  Travis Wizardry: Magic Like You’ve Never Seen  Ages 6+ Fri | June 14 | 1 pm  Main Library Fri | June 21 | 1:30 pm  Benson Branch Sat | June 22 | 4 pm  Swanson Branch Fri | June 28 | 2 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

Puppets

 Brian Henning’s Puppet Show:

More Adventures in Mr. McGregor’s Garden Tues | June 4 | 10 am  Main Library Wed | June 19 | 2 pm  Washington Branch Thurs | June 20 | 1:30 pm  Elkhorn Branch Thurs | July 18 | 3 pm  South Omaha Library

 Brian Henning’s Puppet Show:

Native American Animal Tales Wed | June 12 | 3:30 pm  Willa Cather Branch

Music

 Nick Fleissner Sings Frank Sinatra Thurs | June 27 | 10:30 am  Swanson Branch

 Puppet Show with Trish

Tues | July 30 | 1 pm  Florence Branch

Food & Cooking  Parent-Child Cooking† Limit 15

Presented by UNL Extension’s Nutrition Education

Thursdays | 2 pm  Washington Branch June 6  What’s On Your Plate? June 13  All About Fruits & Veggies June 20  Get the Facts on Dairy & Protein June 27  Making Healthy Grain Choices July 11  Preparing Safe Food July 18  Healthy Snacks & Drinks July 25  Snack Makeover! Family Cooking

 Candy Sushi† Limit 15

Competition

Tues | July 9 | 4 pm  Elkhorn Branch

 Plant-Based Grilling† Limit 20 Presented by Jillian Mahl of The Green Bowl Project Tues | June 18 | 6:30 pm  Millard Branch

 Cooking for Teens† Limit 12 Thursdays | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch June 13  Breakfast June 27  Mexican Food July 11  Chips & Dip July 25  Puppy Chow

 Simple Summer Snacks† Limit 25 Presented by Whole Foods Market Thurs | July 11 | 3 pm  Swanson Branch

 Just Dirt Desserts† Limit 12

 Vegan Food Showcase† Limit 12 Sat | July 20 | 2 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

Fri | June 14 | 2 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

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Kids

Teens

Adults

All ages

†Registration required

Games  Game Time continued

Sat | June 29 | 2 pm  Sorensen Branch Mario

Fri | July 5 | 1 pm  Main Library Fri | July 5 | 3 pm  South Omaha Library

 Board Games

Wed | June 12 & July 10 | 2 pm  Washington Branch

Sat | July 6 | 2 pm  Millard Branch† Limit 50 Tues | July 9 | 2 pm  Millard Branch† Limit 40 Dance Competition: Dance Central 2/Kinect

 Board Games

Thurs | July 11 | 2 pm  Millard Branch Ultimate Frisbee Competition† Limit 30 

Washington Branch

Tues | July 16 | 2 pm  Millard Branch Minecraft Competition† Limit 10

Thursdays (except July 4) | 2 pm  Fri | July 12 | 3 pm  South Omaha Library Fri | July 26 | 1 pm  Millard Branch† Limit 30

 Game Time

Mon | July 22 | 2 pm  Millard Branch Water Competition† Limit 50

Sat | June 15 | 10 am  Millard Branch Tues | June 25 | 10 am  Main Library

Wed | July 24 | 2 pm  Millard Branch Mario Kart Double Dash Tournament† Limit 50

 Game Time

 Game Time

Wednesdays | 1 pm  Washington Branch

Wednesdays | 2 pm  Benson Branch June 5 & 19 and July 3 & 17

Sat | June 1 | 2 pm  Millard Branch Mario Kart Tournament† Limit 50 Fri | June 7 | 3 pm  South Omaha Library Sat | June 8 | 2 pm  Sorensen Branch Just Dance

Sat | June 15 | 2 pm  Sorensen Branch Kinect Star Wars

Sat | July 13 | 2 pm  Sorensen Branch Family Games

 LEGO Club

Wednesdays | 4:30 pm  Sorensen Branch June 12 & 26 and July 10 & 24

 Scrabble

Thurs | June 20 | 3 pm  Millard Branch Minute to Win It† Limit 50 Tues | June 25 | 2 pm  Millard Branch Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament† Limit 60 Fri | June 28 | 3 pm  South Omaha Library Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament†

Thursdays (except July 4) | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch

 Speed Reading Contest† Limit 40 Tues | June 11 | 2 pm  Millard Branch

 Teen Hangout

Tuesdays (except June 25) | 4 pm  Swanson Branch

For complete program descriptions and registration information, visit omahalibrary.org

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Gardening  Common Soil: Rouging & Selection Wed | June 19 | 6:30 pm  Benson Branch

 Common Soil: Tomato & Pepper Seed Saving Wed | July 24 | 6:30 pm  Benson Branch

 Eat at Your Desk: Growing Microgreens† Limit 12

 Composting† Limit 25

Thurs | June 6 | Noon  Main Library

Fri | June 21 | 4 pm  Elkhorn Branch Sat | June 29 | 2 pm  Benson Branch

 Edible Great Plains Plants

 Composting Made Easy

Presented by the Dundee Community Garden Sat | June 29 | 2 pm  Sorensen Branch

 Cutting & Arranging Your Garden Flowers† Limit 36 | Presented by awardwinning horticulture instructor Addie Kinghorn

Tues | July 23 | 6 pm  Florence Branch

Presented by Cyndi Trail Sat | July 27 | 2 pm  Washington Branch

 Edible Landscapes† Limit 25

Presented by horticulturalist & landscape consultant John Nabity Tues | June 4 | 6 pm  Florence Branch

 Gardening with the Garden Club

Thurs | June 20 | 6:30 pm  Elkhorn Branch

 Digging in the Earth† Limit 20

Thurs | June 27 | 2 pm  South Omaha Library

 Homemade Chia Pets† Limit 12

 DIY Container Gardens† Limit 15 Sat | June 22 | 2 pm  Washington Branch

Fri | July 5 | 2 pm  Saddlebrook Branch Tues | July 23 | 3 pm  South Omaha Library

 DIY Mini Planters & Pots† Limit 15

 Make a Cork Garden† Limit 12

Tues | June 4 | 6:30 pm  Millard Branch

Tues | June 11 | 6:30 pm  Elkhorn Branch

 Red Wigglers–Love Your Garbage

 DIY Terrariums† Limit 12-15

Tues | June 25 | 5:30 pm  South Omaha Library Tues | July 16 | 6:30 pm  Elkhorn Branch Sat | July 20 | 2 pm  Washington Branch

Sat | June 8 | 2 pm  Sorensen Branch

 Weed Identification & Control†

Limit 24 | Presented by horticulturalist & landscape consultant John Nabity Tues | July 16 | 6 pm  Florence Branch

 What’s Bugging You? Insects & Smart Gardening  Presented by Elias Bloom Wed | June 5 | 6:30 pm  Benson Branch

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Kids

Teens

Adults

All ages

†Registration required

Genealogy  Cemetery Reading for Genealogists†

 My Ancestor Was an Axe Murderer: Black Sheep Genealogy† Limit 50

Limit 50 | Presented by Karen & Terry Tippets of the Greater Omaha Genealogical Society Thurs | June 13 | 5:30 pm  Main Library

Sat | July 20 | 11 am  Main Library

 Digging for Your Roots† Limit 36

 Organizing Your Research† Limit 40

Sat | June 15 | 10 am  Florence Branch

 Genealogy Club† Limit 12 Fri | June 14 & July 12 | 10 am  Abrahams Branch

 Genealogy for Teens† Limit 30 Fri | June 21 | 1 pm  Millard Branch

 Genealogy Series† Limit 12-40 Tuesdays | 6 pm  Abrahams Branch June 4  Tracking Your Ancestors June 11  Genealogy on the Internet June 18  Somewhere in Time June 25  Getting Organized July 2  Scrapping Your Family History

 Genealogy Work Group† Limit 8

Fri | June 7 & July 5 | 9 am  Millard Branch

Sat | June 22 | 10:30 am  Swanson Branch

 Scrapping Your Family History† Limit 12-16

Sat | June 22 | 10 am  Florence Branch Sat | June 29 | 10:30 am  Swanson Branch Tues | July 2 | 6 pm  Abrahams Branch Sat | July 13 | 1 pm  Saddlebrook Branch Tues | July 16 | 6:30 pm  Millard Branch

 Summer Field Trips for Your Family’s Tree† Limit 20 Sat | June 15 | Noon  Saddlebrook Branch

 Using Land Records† Limit 50 Presented by Gail Blankenau Sat | June 22 | 11 am  Main Library

Health & Beauty  Beginning Meditation† Limit 10 Tues | June 25 & July 23 | 6:30 pm 

 Fit Club

Sat | June 1 & July 6 | 2 pm  Sorensen Branch

Saddlebrook Branch

 Belly Dancing Basics

Presented by dancers from the Raqs Awn Belly Dance Collective Fri | June 7 | 2 pm  Abrahams Branch

 Dance with Diane

Wed | July 17 | 10:30 am  Saddlebrook Branch

 Hair Care† Limit 100 | Presented by Clarice Zomer from Capitol School of Hairstyling & Esthetics Wed | June 19 | 3 pm  Millard Branch  Healthy Eating for Growing Bodies Presented by dietitian Jennifer Meyer Wed | June 19 | 3:30 pm  Willa Cather Branch Sat | June 29 | Noon  Elkhorn Branch† Limit 25

For complete program descriptions and registration information, visit omahalibrary.org

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 Henna Tattoos† Limit 10-20

Thurs | June 13 | 4 pm  Abrahams Branch Thurs | June 20 | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch Wed | July 10 | 3 pm  South Omaha Library Fri | July 19 | 4 pm  Elkhorn Branch

 Nail Care† Limit 50 | Presented by Clarice

Zomer from Capitol School of Hairstyling & Esthetics Wed | June 26 | 3 pm  Millard Branch

 Skin Care & Cosmetics† Limit 50 Presented by Vicki Billington from Capitol School of Hairstyling & Esthetics Thurs | June 13 | 1 pm  Millard Branch  A Taste of Tai Chi† Limit 24

Tuesdays | 11:30 am  Millard Branch June 11 and July 9, 16, 23 & 30

 Yoga Class† Limit 15

Mondays | 5:30 pm  Abrahams Branch Wednesdays | 2 pm  Millard Branch

 Push, Play, Exercise, Dance

Wed | June 5 & 12 | 6 pm  Washington Branch

 Personal Color Analysis † Limit 10

Presented by makeup artist Trudy Beno-Hull Thurs | June 20 | 2 pm  Swanson Branch

June 5 & 26 and July 3, 17 & 31

 Yoga† Limit 15

Fri | July 12 & 19 | 2 pm  Millard Branch

 Zumba!

Mondays | 6 pm  Washington Branch Saturdays in June | 10:30 am† Limit 20

 Sahaja Meditation

Wednesdays | 6:15 pm  Millard Branch

Willa Cather Branch

History  Digging Up & Rescuing the Steamboat Bertrand† Limit 50

Presented by museum curator & historian Dean Knudsen of the DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge Tues | June 11 | 6:30 pm  Florence Branch

 Early History of Omaha† Limit 50

 To Live & To Die on the Plains†

Presented by Carrie Wieners of The Durham Museum Tues | July 23 | 6:30 pm  Millard Branch

Limit 50 | Presented by author Jeff Barnes Sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council Wed | June 5 | 6 pm  Florence Branch

 Groundbreaking North O: Great Plains Black History Museum

 The Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 in Omaha† Limit 50

Sat | June 15 | 4 pm  Washington Branch

Sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council

 The History of Joslyn Art Museum’s Collection† Limit 50 | Presented by Joslyn Art Museum’s Executive & Curatorial Assistant Brooke Masek Tues | July 9 | 6:30 pm  Millard Branch

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Kids

Teens

Adults

Tues | July 30 | 6:30 pm  Millard Branch

 UPRR’s 150th Anniversary: Depot Tour & Scavenger Hunt† Limit 30 Sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad

Sat | July 20 | Noon  Florence Branch

All ages

†Registration required

Life Skills   Babysitting Clinic† Limit 25 | Ages

11+ | Presented by the Douglas County Extension Office | Participants should bring a sack lunch Abrahams Branch

Mon | June 17 | 10:30 am Mon | July 22 | 10:30 am Elkhorn Branch

Fri | June 7 | 10:30 am Florence Branch

Wed | June 19 | 10:30 am Main Library

Thurs | June 20 | 9 am Millard Branch

Mon | June 3 | 10 am Mon | June 10 | 10 am Mon | July 8 | 10 am Saddlebrook Branch

Tues | June 4 | 10:30 am  Tues | July 2 | 10:30 am

 Get Organized & Reclaim Your Space† Limit 20-40 | Presented by certified professional organizer Jennifer Bartelt

Thurs | June 6 | 4 pm  Swanson Branch Tues | June 18 | 6 pm  Florence Branch Wed | July 17 | 6 pm  Washington Branch

 Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft† Limit 40 | Presented by the Consumer

Credit Counseling Service of Nebraska Thurs | June 13 | 4 pm  Swanson Branch

South Omaha Library

Thurs | July 25 | 9:30 am  Swanson Branch

Wed | June 26 | 10:30 am 

 Safety Rocks

with Rainbow Trout & Friends Wed | July 17 | 2 pm  Washington Branch

 Couponing 101† Limit 25-50 Presented by super couponer Nicole McDonald Tues | June 25 | 6:30 pm  Millard Branch Wed | June 26 | 5 pm  Swanson Branch

 Self-Defense† Limit 60 Presented by Mark Fountain Wed | July 10 | 2 pm  Millard Branch

 Dig Yourself Out of Debt

Presented by BBB Skate Shop

Presented by Certified Credit & Personal Finance Counselor Michaela Harper Sat | July 13 | 2 pm  Washington Branch

 Skateboarding

Thurs | July 11 | 10:30 am  Main Library

 Working Wednesdays† Limit 20

 English as a Second Language†

Wednesdays | 1 pm  Washington Branch June 12 & 26 and July 10 & 24

Tuesdays | June 4, 11 & 18 | 5:30 pm Thursdays | June 6 & 13 | 5:30 pm

Presented by Andrea Linse

Hosted by tutors from Midlands Literacy Center

South Omaha Library

 Yo Escribo! (I Can Write!)† Limit 10 Tuesdays & Fridays | 9:30 am  Millard Branch

For complete program descriptions and registration information, visit omahalibrary.org

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Lock-Ins

A signed parental permission form is required.

 Anime Lock-In† Limit 24

 Nerf Lock-In Competition† Limit 60

 Friday Night Summer Kick Backs†

 Teen Game Night†

Limit 45

Fri | June 21 & July 19 | 6 pm 

Fridays (except July 5) | 6 pm  Washington Branch

South Omaha Library

 Gr. 6-12 Overnight Lock-In† Girls  Fri | June 21 | 6 pm– 8 am | Sat Boys  Fri | July 19 | 6 pm– 8 am | Sat  

 Thrilling Thursday Lock-In†

Sat | June 15 | 6 pm  Swanson Branch

Sat | June 22 & July 20 | 7 pm  Millard Branch

Sorensen Branch

Limit 30 | Grades K-6 Thursdays (except July 4) | 6 pm  Washington Branch

 Videogame Tournament Lock-In†

 Hobbit Lock-In† Limit 50

Limit 25

Sat | July 13 | 6:15 pm  Millard Branch

Sat | July 20 | 6 pm  Swanson Branch

Movies

Refreshments will be served. Please call branch for movie titles.

 Classic Movie Viewing† Limit 30 Sun | June 16 & July 21 | 1:30 pm  Millard Branch

 Documentary Day

Fridays | 3:30 pm Elkhorn Branch June 14 & 28 and July 5 Saturdays (except June 1 & 22) | 4 pm  Swanson Branch

Tues | June 18 | 4 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

 Movie Day

 Movie Day

Willa Cather Branch

Mondays | 2 pm  Washington Branch Saturdays | 1:30 pm  Benson Branch

Fridays (except June 7) | Noon 

June 8 & 22 and July 13 & 27

Fri | June 21 & July 26 | 1:30 pm  Main Library Tues | June 25 & July 30 | 5:45 pm  Florence Branch† Limit 25

 Movie Day

 Movie Marathon

Tuesdays | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch Wed | July 31 | 1 pm  Main Library

 Movie Day

Mondays | 2 pm  Washington Branch Mondays | 3 pm  South Omaha Library Monday | July 8 & 15 | 1 pm  Millard Branch† Limit 60

Tuesdays | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch Wed | June 12 | 1 pm  Millard Branch† Limit 60

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Kids

Teens

Adults

Tues | July 16 | 1 pm  Saddlebrook Branch Lord of the Rings theme† Limit 60 Mon | June 17 | 10 am  Millard Branch Superhero theme† Limit 60 Mon | June 10 | 1 pm  Millard Branch

 UPRR’s 150th Anniversary: Family Movie & Craft† Limit 32 Sat | June 29 | 2 pm  Florence Branch

All ages

†Registration required

Parties & Picnics  Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Sat | June 8 | 2 pm  Willa Cather Branch

 ‘Diary of a Worm’ Party

Sat | June 29 | 2 pm  Willa Cather Branch

 Elkhorn Days Celebration Sat | June 8 | All day  Elkhorn Branch

 Hydrant Party

Sat | July 20 | 1 pm  Saddlebrook Branch

 June Family Fair

Sat | June 8 | 1:30 pm  Washington Branch

 Minecraft Party

Sat | June 22 | 3:30 pm  Willa Cather Branch

 Princess Party Ages 4-8

Wed | June 12 & 19 | 1:30 pm  Abrahams Branch† Limit 25 Fri | June 14 | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch

 Star Wars Party

Fri | July 19 | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch

 Storytime & Picnic

Fri | June 21 & July 26 | 10:30 am  Millard Branch

 Teddy Bear Picnic

Tues | June 4 | 10:30 am  Millard Branch

 Teddy Bear Picnic & Sleepover Grades K-3

Wed | July 24 | Noon  Swanson Branch

Science & Exploration  CAPOW! Presented by Dr. Dan Sullivan

from Chemistry And Physics On Wheels (CAPOW) Wed | June 26 | 2 pm  South Omaha Library

 Crime Scene Investigation†

Limit 75 | Presented by C. L. Retelsdorf, a 12-year veteran of the Douglas County Crime Lab Tues | June 18 | 1 pm  Millard Branch

 Dig Into the Past with Real Fossils Tues | July 16 | 10 am  Main Library

 Egad! Science Demonstrations

Thurs | July 11 | 1:30 pm  South Omaha Library

 Forensics† Limit 15

Tues | July 2 | 4 pm  Elkhorn Branch

 Digital Photo Scavenger Hunt†

 Fossils & Ancient Treasures

Limit 50

Thurs | July 18 | 1 pm  Main Library

Mon | June 24 | 1 pm  Millard Branch

 Geocaching† Limit 50

 Dig Deep: Discover Through Science Presented by Mad Science of Iowa

Tues | June 25 1:30 pm  Benson Branch 4 pm  Willa Cather Branch

 Dig Into Science 4-6† Grades 4-6. Limit 15

Wed | July 10, 17 & 24 | 11 am  Benson Branch

Fri | June 7 | 4 pm  Elkhorn Branch

 Nebraska’s Fossils

Wed | June 12 | 1:30 pm  Millard Branch Thurs | July 18 | 1 pm  Swanson Branch

 Whizz, Swish, Kaboom!

Presented by scientist extraordinaire Robert Zook Wed | July 10 | 10:30 am  Saddlebrook Branch

For complete program descriptions and registration information, visit omahalibrary.org

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Storytimes Costume Character Visits  Danny’s Dinosaur Visits Fri | June 7 | 10:30 am  Willa Cather Branch Tues | June 11 | 10:30 am  Millard Branch Wed | June 12 | 10:30 am  Main Library Thurs | June 13 | 10:30 am  Swanson Branch Fri | June 14 | 10:15 am  Sorensen Branch Tues | June 18 | 10:30 am  Elkhorn Branch Wed | June 19 | 10:30 am  Saddlebrook Branch Thurs | June 20 | 10:30 am  Florence Branch

 Martha the Talking Dog Storytime Tues | July 16 | 10:30 am  Elkhorn Branch Wed | July 17 | 10:30 am  Main Library Thurs | July 18 | 10:30 am  Benson Branch Tues | July 23 | 10:45 am  Washington Branch Wed | July 24 | 10:15 am  Sorensen Branch Thurs | July 25 | 10:30 am  Abrahams Branch

Special Storytimes  Baseball Storytime

 Family Storytime

at Oakdale Elementary Community Garden 9801 W. Center Rd.

Fri | June 28 | 9 am Thurs | July 11 | 6 pm

 Nature Naturally with Storyteller Cherrie Beam-Clarke Tues | July 9 | 10 am  Main Library

 Out & About Storytime

Fridays | 10:30 am June 7  Explore Your World | Hummel Park June 14  Trees, Trees, Trees! | OPPD Arboretum June 21  Digging up Sand | Stone Creek Park June 28  Winter in June | Motto McLean Ice Arena July 12  Digging Up Treasure | Standing Bear Lake July 19  Dig into Adventure | Scheels July 26  Dog Days of Summer | Hefflinger Park

 Sensory Storytime† Limit 15. For children on the Autism Spectrum and/or with special needs

Fri | June 21 | 10 am  Main Library

Sat | June 29 & July 27 | 1 pm  Millard Branch

 Bilingual Storytime

 Storytime @ Village Green Clubhouse  Bancroft Street & 3rd Street Plaza

Saturdays in June | 2 pm  South Omaha Library

 Daddy & Me Storytime† Limit 30

Sat | June 1 & 8 | 10:15 am  Elkhorn Branch Saturdays (except July 27) | 10:30 am 

Thurs | June 13 & July 11 | 10 am

 Storytime with Diane Cox

Swanson Branch

Presented by local storyteller Diane Cox Tues | June 25 | 10:30 am  South Omaha Library

 Dig into Reading: 1-3† Limit 15

 Storytime Yoga† Ages 3-8. Limit 20

Fri | July 12, 19 & 26 | 11 am  Benson Branch

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Kids

Teens

Adults

Fri | June 7 & July 5 | 1 pm  Sorensen Branch

All ages

†Registration required

Storytimes continued Weekly Storytimes  Baby & Me Lapsit

Wednesdays 10 am  Millard Branch (except July 3) Thursdays (except July 4) 9:30 am  Saddlebrook Branch 10:30 am Saddlebrook Branch 10:30 am  Willa Cather Branch Fridays 10:15 am  Sorensen Branch

 Toddler Storytime

 Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays 10:30 am  Elkhorn Branch† (except July 2 & 30) 10:30 am  Millard Branch 10:30 am  Saddlebrook Branch 10:30 am  South Omaha Library (except July 2) 10:45 am  Washington Branch Wednesdays 10 am | June 5, 19 & 26 and July 10 | Main Library 10:30 am  Abrahams Branch 10:30 am  Florence Branch 10:30 am  Millard Branch (except July 3) 1:30 pm  Elkhorn Branch† (except July 3 & 31)

Wednesdays 10:15 am  Sorensen Branch 10:30 am  Elkhorn Branch† (except July 3 & 31) 10:30 am  Willa Cather Branch

Thursdays (except July 4) 10:30 am  Abrahams Branch 10:30 am  Benson Branch 10:30 am  Swanson Branch

Thursdays (except July 4) 10:30 am  Elkhorn Branch† Limit 15

Fridays 10:30 am  Swanson Branch (except June 28) 10:30 am  Willa Cather Branch Saturdays 10 am  Saddlebrook Branch 10:45 am  Washington Branch (except June 8 & July 20)

For complete program descriptions and registration information, visit omahalibrary.org

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Thank you to our sponsors! Presenting Sponsor

Omaha Public Library would like to thank all the organizations that help make Summer Reading programming and incentives possible.

Premier Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsors

Sokolof Foundation in honor of Rick Rosinsky

BounceU

Additional support provided by

The Bookworm The Durham Museum Fat Brain Toys Film Streams

Union Pacific Foundation

Omaha Children’s Museum

America First Foundation

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

Bluestem Prairie Foundation

Omaha Steaks

First National Bank of Omaha

Omaha Storm Chasers

Target Stores

Papio Fun Park Scooter’s Coffee & Yogurt That Pottery Place River City Rodeo The Rose Performing Arts Sonic Drive-In

SRP Finale Parties Wed | July 31 10:30 am  Saddlebrook Branch 1 pm  Sorensen Branch

Don’t miss it!

Library Night

with the Storm Chasers Sun | Aug 11 & Mon | Aug 12 Join us & use your voucher!


SRP program booklet