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

Volume 26 • Issue 2 • Summer 2019

Summer Reading Program June 1-July 31, 2019

Presented by the

Richard brooke Foundation

Kids' & Teens' Prize Pack • Entry into a drawing for gift cards to local venues • Storm Chasers voucher for 8/7 or 8/11 game

OPL invites you to open your world this summer through “A Universe of Stories!” Learn, create, use your imagination, and have fun with friends through OPL’s annual Summer Reading Program (SRP). Summer is the best time to read for fun and earn great prizes while you’re at it. All ages are invited to participate.

Kids' & Teens' program

Adults' Program

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

Read or listen for 10 hours to receive your choice of a book bag or earbud splitter/ stand, voucher for a book, and entry into a drawing for gift cards to retailers.

Prizes are available beginning June 1, while supplies last.

• Book • Coupon sheet • Choice of book bag or earbud splitter/stand

All 12 OPL locations will have free activities and programs throughout the summer to keep the entire family engaged, entertained and motivated to reach their reading goals. Pick up a program booklet at your local branch, or visit omahalibrary.org to register and view a full schedule of programs and events.

Thank you

to our sponsors!

Omaha Public Library thanks all organizations who help make summer reading programming and prizes possible.

Presenting sponsor Richard Brooke Foundation

Additional support from  Omaha Public Library Foundation Friends of Omaha Public Library

Premier sponsors

Cox Mutual of Omaha Sokolof Foundation in memory of Richard Rosinsky Special Donor-Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation

In-kind sponsors: Bruegger’s Bagels, City of Omaha Parks & Recreation, Fat Brain Toys, Friends of OPL, Grover Ice, Jimmy’s Egg, Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha Storm Chasers, Papio Fun Park, PizzaWest, SONIC Drive-In, Swimtastic, That Pottery Place, The Bookworm, and The Rose Theater.

Visit omahalibrary.org to learn more & register.


Director’s Note

Spring Recap

After a snowy winter season that began in October and didn’t end until April, it certainly felt like summer was a long time coming this year, and its arrival is probably that much more welcome due to our prolonged anticipation. As the days get longer and blissfully warmer, Omaha Public Library is excited to get started with this year’s Summer Reading Program. The theme is “A Universe of Stories,” and there will be a wide array of programs and events to keep everyone in the family entertained throughout the summer.

Baby Chicks

Journey to the stars with Gifford Farm’s STARLab Mobile Planetarium, and view the night sky and learn stories of the constellations at Millard, South Omaha and Willa Cather branches. Take part in Astronaut Boot Camp at A.V. Sorensen Branch to see what it takes to be an astronaut! Participate in amazing STEM programs to learn more about stomp rockets, play Sphero robot tag, or design, build and fly a drone. The stars aren’t just in the sky this summer; they’re also on the stage! Join the “Thespians in Training” at Saddlebrook Branch to learn theater basics and write and perform a play. Visit W. Dale Clark Main Library to hone your performance skills—dancing, acting, storytelling, and singing—and then make a star for the Universe of Stories Walk of Fame. If music is your thing, explore a DropMix Music program to create unexpected song mixes. There’s something for everyone this summer, so be sure to pick up a Summer Reading Program activity booklet at your local branch, or check the events page at omahalibrary.org so you don’t miss out on any of the starstudded events happening at OPL this year!

Laura Marlane Executive Director

This spring, seven OPL branches partnered with Nebraska Extension in Douglas and Sarpy counties to host egg incubators with chicken eggs that hatched after approximately 21 days. The eggs were part of a curriculum, “Look Who’s Hatching: Exploring Oviparous (egglaying) Animals with Young Children.” As kids observed the eggs in the incubators, they were prompted to think about what animals might come out of them. Some guesses included unicorns, snakes, dinosaurs, the Easter Bunny, and yes, baby chicks. “I have wanted to hatch chicks since I started as a children’s librarian doing butterflies,” said Nancy Chmiel, children’s librarian at W. Clarke Swanson Branch, who had similarly brought in caterpillars that metamorphose into butterflies at the library. “Kids remember things that are out of the ordinary, so to provide something as a touchstone for them—that’s hopefully a positive learning experience—is exciting.”

Storybook Land Saddlebrook Branch welcomed more than 515 book lovers of all ages on April 7 to OPL’s sixth annual Storybook Land. Beloved storybook characters from children’s literature came to life to offer hugs, high-fives and plenty of photo opportunities. Participants enjoyed storytimes and visits with Biscuit, Elephant & Piggie, Lilly, Madeline, Mouse, Pete the Cat, members of the 501st Legion, and OPL’s mascot Scamper. Children were given a passport to track which characters they visited and after visiting each, they were able to select a free book featuring a favorite character to add to their home library.

New Summer Titles The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison’s Ten-Year Road Trip by Jeff Guinn This is not only the story of two famous men, but also of how the car and the road trip became a part of the American way of life. The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem, and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World’s Most Expensive Fungus by Ryan Jacobs This intriguing exposé reveals that truffles are not only hard to find, but also subject to criminal activity from theft and sabotage to fraud. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing

journey in this dark fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal This novel tells the story of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate and the secrets of making a world-class beer. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, this novel is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class and masculinity. Get a book list with recommended reads just for you! Request your list at omahalibrary.org by selecting Custom Reading List under Services.


Michael Phipps Gallery

Bike Sharing Passes

Main Library | 215 S. 15th St. | 1st Floor

With great success in circulating entry passes to popular community organizations such as Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Omaha Children’s Museum, Fontenelle Forest and Lauritzen Gardens, Heartland Bike Share Executive Director Ben Turner approached OPL with the idea of exploring a similar partnership. “Public libraries are a tremendous resource that allows everyone to access the most important thing there is: information. We feel just as strongly that everyone should be able to enjoy a bike ride, so we felt a partnership was a natural fit,” Turner said. Heartland B-cycle is the first large-scale municipal bike sharing system in the Omaha metro area. Bike sharing makes it economical and convenient to use bikes for trips that are too far to walk but too short to drive. Use a B-cycle to run an errand, grab lunch, travel from the bus stop to your office, or get some fresh air. OPL cardholders may check out a B-cycle pass for up to five days. Each OPL branch

Exhibitions are selected for the year from callfor-artist applications in the early fall.

June: Rexo Droppers, Bob Mathews & Sophie Newell

will carry four passes and patrons will be able to check availability of the passes in the online catalog by simply entering “B-cycle” into the search box. Cardholders must be ages 18+ and may only check out one pass per library card. Each pass will allow one person to check out one bicycle. Passes will be checked out on a first-come, first-serve basis, and cannot be held or renewed. Learn more about this program at omahalibrary.org/b-cycle. Learn more about Heartland B-cycle at heartland.bcycle.com.

“An Elephant Never Forgets” by Bob Mathews

Mathews depicts animal figures in vibrant paintings that playfully assert the obvious in bold strokes and French phrases.

July/August: Buck Christensen & Betni Kalk Opening reception: Fri | July 5 | 4-6 pm

(Artists’ discussion at 5 pm)

The Novel Pictures Book Club with Joel Parks (who plays Jerry Slavin in “Election,” the April 2019 movie) and his mom, Meredith.

With the opening of a new Alamo Drafthouse Omaha location, the series has moved to Midtown Crossing (3201 Farnam St.), and rather than including a discussion as part of the movie screening, interested participants can move the post-film conversation to the Liquid Sunshine Taproom as part of the Novel Pictures Book Club. Book club participants do not have to attend the movie screening to join in on the discussion and there is no cost or obligation to make a purchase to attend the book club meeting. The book club meets on the fourth Thursday of each month following an evening movie. Learn more about the book club at omahalibrary.org or by searching “Novel Pictures” on OPL’s Facebook events at facebook.com/OmahaLibrary/events. June 27: “Contact” by Carl Sagan

Influenced by her upbringing in Papua New Guinea, Droppers creates vivid mixed media textiles that respond to intuition and memory.

“The Span of the Universe” by Rexo Droppers

In a more subtle manner, Newell “Scrapbook, carefully constructs stories that Cyanotype, Edition 3” slip between imagined and real by Sophie Newell using found materials and photographs.

Novel Pictures Book Club In spring 2016, OPL partnered with Alamo Drafthouse in La Vista to introduce the “Novel Pictures” series. Alamo Drafthouse showed films based on books, which were followed by a friendly discussion of book versus movie.

The artists featured in this exhibition draw from the ephemera of memory and inner consciousness to explore narrative through color, fabric and found objects.

July 25: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Anthony Douglas

Documenting nature either through the lens of a camera or collected impressions, the featured artists Buck Christensen and Betni Kalk share fascination with organic cycles and forms.

“Home in Wabualu” by Betni Kalk

Christensen, a photographer, seeks stark landscapes that blur into abstractions, “Breakfast with Shiva #3” by Buck Christensen like those in fog or snow, with his recent work focusing on local areas destroyed by flood and fire. Kalk, a multi-disciplinary artist, uses discoveries in various landscapes as inspiration for her work and often begins with representations of growth and decay. Both artists love how nature leads them to be more curious and brings their work into new forms as they observe and explore further.

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KidSpot

TeenSpace Lock-ins

Costume Characters

Meet up with friends for some after-hours fun at the library. Eat, play games, and more. Ages 12-18. Signed permission slip from a parent and registration required.

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

Gaming Lock-In

Curious George

Llama Llama

June 8 10:30 am . . . Willa Cather June 10 10:30 am . . . . Abrahams June 11 10:30 am . South Omaha June 12 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . Main June 13 10:15 am . . . . . . Benson Community Center, 6008 Maple St. June 14 10:30 am . . . . . Florence June 15 10:30 am . . Saddlebrook

July 12 July 13 July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18

10:30 am . . . . . . Florence 10:15 am . . . . . . . Benson 10:30 am . . . . . . . Millard 10:30 am . . . Washington 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . Main 10:30 am . . . . Stinson Park

2285 S. 67th St.

July 19 10:30 am . . . Willa Cather July 20 10:30 am . . . . . Sorensen

Schedules subject to change; visit omahalibrary.org for updates.

Gaming Lock-In

Fri | June 7 | 6:30–9 pm Washington Branch

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

Nerf Lock-In

Escape Room Lock-In

Fri | June 14 | 6–9 pm Benson Branch

Fri | July 12 | 6:30–9 pm Washington Branch

Science Fiction Lock-In

Nerf Lock-In

Sat | June 15 | 7–10 pm Millard Branch

Sat | July 13 | 7–10 pm Millard Branch

Nerf Lock-In

Science Fiction Lock-In

Fri | June 28 | 6–9 pm Sorensen Branch

Fri | July 19 | 6–9 pm Benson Branch

Partner Spotlight Stories, movement and songs - elements which help with the development of early literacy skills - are part of all OPL storytimes. Recently, OPL began partnering with the Omaha Symphony to offer special storytimes with an increased focus on music. At these storytimes, Omaha Symphony educators introduce simple music concepts to children in attendance, accompanying stories with musical themes or subjects. Attendees learn about concepts like tempo and then practice them with the help of simple props like drum sticks.

Out & About Storytime with Omaha Symphony at Regency Park on June 8, 2018.

“This partnership works naturally as a way to offer an additional educational component to our regular storytimes,” said Julie Humphrey, OPL’s youth and family services manager.

and rhythm components, as attendees will dance out the solar system and replicate the rhythms they hear in Holst’s work with their bodies.

The Symphony’s storytimes correspond with family concerts they offer throughout the year, which makes sense, because “a lot of the Symphony’s family shows are based on literature works,” said Liz Kendall Weisser, education manager at the Omaha Symphony. OPL branches hosted “Cinderella” and pirate-themed storytimes earlier in 2019.

Introducing kids to musical concepts isn’t the only benefit to having the Symphony visit storytimes. It’s also “a good opportunity to expose patrons to different cultural activities that they may not feel comfortable attending on their own,” said Humphrey. “Giving people access to the symphony in a convenient and comfortable environment is really cool.”

“All the storytimes discuss instrument families and what an orchestra is,” said Weisser. “Then the curriculum tie is either rhythm repetition or creative movement.” Cross-body movements help to coordinate the right and left hemispheres, and rhythm can be explored through props or even by taking the time to slow down the rhythmic words in the readings to help kids discern syllables. This summer, many OPL locations will host Symphony storytimes that correspond with the Summer Reading Program’s space theme. These storytimes will be centered around the book “Solar System” by Jill McDonald, which is a short, fact-based journey through the solar system, and will tie into “The Planets,” a seven-movement orchestral suite by Gustav Holst. These programs will include both movement 4

Omaha Symphony Visits Storytime June 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sorensen June 13 . . . . . . . . 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . . Elmwood Park Pavilion

802 S. 60th St.

July 2 . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Omaha July 8 . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Millard July 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abrahams July 10 . . . . . . . . 10:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willa Cather July 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elkhorn Registration required July 18 . . . . . . . . 10:15 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Benson


Staff Spotlight: Jan McGuire Though her work takes place behind the scenes, or rather, below the stacks in the lower level of the W. Dale Clark Main Library, Jan McGuire plays an integral role in maintaining OPL’s systemwide collection and making it accessible to the public. From her desk in the Collection Processing department on Main Library’s “garden level,” as McGuire refers to it, she works to catalogue, or essentially inventory, the materials that come into OPL’s collection. McGuire describes her job as “making sure that online records in OPL’s catalog match the items we have and that each has the access points that our patrons need— author, subject headings, description, etc.” Each time patrons browse OPL’s catalog online or through the MyOPL app, they see the work of McGuire and the rest of the Collection Processing department, which allows them to locate any items they need. Additionally, she works with staff from each of OPL’s 12 locations to coordinate each branch’s publication subscriptions so that

newspapers, magazines and journals that patrons want and expect are available. McGuire never thought that she’d work at a library, though she does credit involvement in her high school’s library club for getting her interested in libraries. Her original plan was to become a teacher, like both of her parents, and she even worked at Elkhorn High School as a media specialist assistant before life changes necessitated a full-time job, just as one at Elkhorn Public Library became available. After working at the Elkhorn Public Library from 1998-2007, McGuire came to OPL when Elkhorn was annexed by the City of Omaha. In her position at Elkhorn, she was a one-woman cataloguing department. Transitioning to OPL and joining the team of employees who work in OPL’s Collection Processing department was an adjustment. While there were different processes and more decision-makers at OPL, McGuire was glad to be able to share the many

responsibilities of collection processing. “It’s nice to be around other people who do the same thing as you do; to have somebody to talk a little shop with,” McGuire said. “Jan is a valuable and reliable member of the team,” said Ben Brick, OPL’s Collection Processing manager. “Her years of experience with OPL and Elkhorn Public Library help to give her a good understanding of where we have come from as an organization. One of her strengths is consistency, which keeps us honest and disciplined in how we deliver service to our co-workers and in how we perform our job of processing new materials for the entire library system.”

OPL would also like to recognize two librarians who retired this past spring: Carol Erkens, 23 years and 9 months, and Linda Onumbu, 34 years and 6 months. Thank you for your service to OPL! Carol Erkens Linda Onumbu

Volunteer Spotlight: Michael E. Mitchell When he’s not in class, working on a book, playing his saxophone in the Old Market, or researching his next invention, Michael E. Mitchell may be found at Charles B. Washington Branch. Mitchell has volunteered at the branch for four years and can be found at a table with a sign that reads “Computer Help Available” and a friendly smile—unless he’s already assisting patrons, of course.

His research depended on whatever invention he was working on at the time. Today, Mitchell holds patents on some of his creations and has four self-published eBooks available for purchase on Amazon. Currently studying cyber security at Metropolitan Community College, Mitchell gives back to his community when he can. When volunteering, he helps patrons with tech-related problems such as printing, faxing, copying, searching online, using various computer programs, and individual needs like formatting résumés or helping navigate the jobapplication process.

Mitchell has lived near “Some things that might be considered smaller tech help can add up,” Washington Branch for said Jeff Pospisil, civic health librarian at Washington Branch. “Having seven years, but has visited Michael’s help allows us to take care of the many things we need to OPL since “Quiet, please” get done.” signs hung on the walls and While the world is more connected than ever with the internet, librarians were known to Mitchell believes that “just because you have access to the internet, shush noisy patrons. Mitchell came to the library to relax and learn. “I learned the value of information a long time ago,” said Mitchell. “I’ve doesn’t mean you should dismiss your other resources like the library.” If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering at OPL, visit been coming here for years and I used to come here and do all of my your neighborhood branch or omahalibrary.org/volunteer for more research.” information. 5


Be a FRIEND! Libraries cannot be built or maintained by tax dollars alone. To ensure the continued excellence and growth of OPL, become a Friend today! Learn more at friendsomahalibrary.org.

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

Washington Branch Renovation This spring, Charles B. Washington Branch began work on its first renovation since 2007. “Our location is well-used and well-loved,” said Branch Manager Micki Dietrich. “It is exciting to make some facility updates that reflect how our community and staff use the branch!” Some of those updates included the following: • Replaced worn carpet in hightraffic areas with a hard-surface laminate • Relocated children’s & teens’ spaces • Replaced furniture in the teen area, lounge area, computer lab and meeting rooms • Relocated the computer lab to an area where it is easier for staff to assist patrons • Created a third study room and relocated the copier and fax machines to the computer lab area • Painted interior walls The renovation was made possible with funds from a private donor to the Omaha Public Library Foundation.

Writing Contest The Friends of Omaha Public Library honored 12 young people in a ceremony on April 28 for their excellence in writing. Youth in grades 5-8 were awarded with certificates of achievement and cash prizes as part of the annual Virginia Frank Memorial Writing Contest. Students were asked to write an original fiction story featuring a character from a book they had read on their own. Read winning stories online at omahalibrary.org/teenspace. Fifth grade winners

Seventh grade winners

1st – Londyn Czerwinski

1st – Ruby Wray

2nd – Alena Kehm

2nd – Mirin Wieser

Trinity Classical Academy

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

3rd – Justice Frodermann

Westside Middle School St. Wenceslaus Catholic School

3rd – Natalie Hill

Lux Mundi Home School

Millard North Middle School

Sixth grade winners

Eighth grade winners

1st – Christian Abels

1st – Andrea Waller

Trinity Classical Academy

Alfonza W. Davis Middle School

2nd – Josiah Manna

2nd – Makayla Acouetey

Trinity Classical Academy

3rd – Oliver Troshynski

Trinity Classical Academy

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Morton Magnet Middle School

3rd – Zipporah Piper

Yellow Brick Road Academy Home School

Juneteenth Celebration Flag Raising and Open House Fri | June 14 | 11:30 am-2 pm Charles B. Washington Branch Join us to recognize the end of slavery in the United States with a ceremonial flag-raising, followed by a free luncheon. This event is organized and presented by Juneteenth Nebraska, Inc. This is also an excellent opportunity to take a look at the newly remodeled space and meet library staff.


Leave Your Legacy at Omaha Public Library Consider how OPL has improved your life and the lives of those in our community. Now consider how you can leave a legacy. Making a lasting gift to the Omaha Public Library Foundation can be accomplished a number of ways. All gifts to the Omaha Public Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax deductible. 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. You will receive a tax deduction for the full market value of your gift to the Omaha Public Library Foundation, but you will not pay capital gains tax on the appreciated amount.

Planned Gifts Planned giving allows you the opportunity to carefully select the best method for making a charitable gift to benefit OPL. A gift to the Omaha Public Library Foundation will allow you to take full advantage of tax laws to accomplish your financial and charitable goals, including: • Bequests by will or living trust

Life Insurance You can support OPL by making the Omaha Public Library Foundation the owner and beneficiary of your life insurance policy. For more information on how to develop a meaningful contribution through a legacy gift, contact: Wendy Townley Omaha Public Library Foundation wtownley@omahalibrary.org (402) 444-4589

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

Financial Gifts Received

April 19, 2018 – April 19, 2019 $100,000+

The Sherwood Foundation

$50,000+

Anonymous Holland Foundation Claire M. Hubbard Foundation McGowan Family Foundation

$20,000+

Anonymous Richard Brooke Foundation Omaha Community Foundation William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation Sokolof Foundation in Memory of Richard Rosinsky

$15,000+

Hawks Foundation Lozier Foundation Amy L. Scott Family Foundation

$10,000+

Benson Plant Rescue John & Ruth Sage Webster Family Foundation Weitz Family Foundation

$5,000+

Clifton B. & Anne Stuart Batchelder Foundation Bluestem Prairie Foundation Cox Dundee-Memorial Park Association Ike & Roz Friedman Foundation Dwain Horn Memorial Fund Michael & Susan Lebens Allan & Ann Mactier Charitable Foundation Mutual of Omaha Companies Omaha Steaks International Silvia Roffman Eve Simon The Soener Foundation Elizabeth Summers Gilbert C. Swanson Foundation Tenaska, Inc. Wally & Barbara Weitz

$2,000+

Aflac Baer Foundation Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather Deloitte & Touche LLP Devin Fox, M.D. Sandra Jenkins Special Donor-Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation Richard & Helen Kelley Jim Kineen Dan & Kari Kinsella Dan & Tina Lonergan Steve Martin & Amy Haddad Maggie & Michael McMeekin Metro Omaha Medical Society Foundation Morrissey Engineering Rochelle Mullen Sharee & Murray Newman Fund Dave & Anne Rismiller Jill Slosburg-Ackerman Paul & Annette Smith RBC Wealth Management

$1,000+

Anonymous Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, P.C. Mary Joy Anderson Mogens & Cindy Bay BCDM Architects Berger, Elliot & Pritchard CPAs (Bob & Shary Berger) Michael & Michelle Berlin Anne & Brian Branigan Stephen & Anne Bruckner BVH Architecture Julie & Scott Cobb Nancy Darst John & Terri Diesing DLR Group Dollar General Literacy Foundation First National Bank Fraser Stryker PC LLO Friedland Family Foundation Lance & Julie Fritz Carol Gendler Sue Grishaber Peggy & John Heck The Heider Family Foundation Harold & Clara Hoover Edward Hotz & Trish Nipp

Humanities Nebraska Noreen Johnson Dave & Vicki Krecek Leo A Daly Karen & Jim Linder Gary & Lucie Long Deborah Macdonald Greg & Lori McMillan Mark & Dianne McMillan Mike & Dana Meyer Jim & Bobbie Montequin Phyllis & Bob Newman Olsson Associates Lewis & Winifred Pinch RDG Planning & Design Kathy & Chad Roum Nola & David Schettler Security National Bank Streck, Inc. UNO/UNMC Valmont Industries, Inc. Carol Wang & Jim Phillips Sarah Watson Wayne State College Dennis & Patricia Wiederholt Philip & Nancy Wolf

$500+

Anonymous (2) Jean Amoura Dick & Carole Burrows Leilani & Ron Coe Maurice & Cora Conner Stewart & Lisa Dale DMSi Joseph Drugmand Eclectic Book Club Mary Evans Marian G. Gehrk Estate Steve & Cathy Gilbert Jo Giles Traci Hancock Harry & Gail Koch Jim Lewis Roland & Jean Mariucci Laura Marlane & Paul Richards Gail McFayden Shirley & Daniel Neary Sheri Oakes Frank Partsch Susan Petersen Sandra Price

John & Kathleen Ransom RBC Wealth Management Ann Rinne Rotary Club of Omaha-North Greg & Sue Rusie Susan Stalnaker Red & Jann Thomas Stanley & Dorothy Truhlsen Bruce & Susan Vosburg David Watts Molly Wickert Eileen M. Wirth

$250+

Anonymous AmazonSmile Foundation Martha Antonson Lynn & Thomas Ashby Brooke Ayoub Marcia Bechtel Benevity Community Impact Fund Jeffrey Boyum Marjorie & Larry Brennan Richard & Carol Britten Bobbie Carlson James & Anne Carroll Lou & Ellie Clure Mark & Teri D’Agostino Harl & Kay Dalstrom Tim Davlin & Ann O’Connor Linda & Charles Duckworth Carol Ebdon Andrew Evans Thomas & Nancy Gallagher Lynn & Cindy Gray David Haas & Joan Lusienski David Harding & Sarah Newman Terry & Linda Haubold Carolyn Ireland Theresa Jehlik Katie & Justin Kemerling Emily Kemp Erwin & Elaine Klabunde Devi Kotaru Marc & Joan Kraft Marty Magee James & Patricia Manion Marilyn Marsh Sharon L. McGrath John & Meg McNeal John & Merrilee Miller Diana Nevins

Ken Pohlman Norma & Cliff Pountney Mary Anne & Bruce Ramge Rotary-Suburban Shirley Siebler Gloria Sorensen Jeanne & Robb Spence Pete & Mary Lou Stehr Jonell Tempero Mark Thalken & Katie Wadas-Thalken Union Pacific Fund for Effective Government Judy Vann Jim & Maureen Waldron Gary Wasdin Lynette & Edward Wieger John F. Williams

Honorariums & Memorials

Received January 18— March 31, 2019 In Memory of Laura Bell Cunningham Cindy & Richard Olsen

In Memory of Kathryn E. Hershey

Mark Griffith Charles Hershey Brian & Nick Margritz-Peters Marsha & Kent Prior Gregory Weber John Williams

In Memory of Phillip & Evelyn Lang Beverly Chapman Lynette & Edward Wieger

In Memory of Barb Lewis Andrew Evans Mary Evans Sue Grishaber Jim Lewis

In Honor of Ellen Scott Ann Hosford

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HOURS & LOCATIONS

W. DALE CLARK MAIN LIBRARY

215 S. 15th St. Omaha, NE 68102

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

PAID Omaha, NE Permit No. 1818

MILTON R. ABRAHAMS BRANCH

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

BENSON BRANCH

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

BESS JOHNSON ELKHORN BRANCH

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

FLORENCE BRANCH

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

MILLARD BRANCH

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

SADDLEBROOK BRANCH

14850 Laurel Ave. / 402.444.5780 ______________________________________ _______ TU, WE & TH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 AM - 8 PM FR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 AM - 5 PM SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 AM - 4 PM SU & MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CLOSED

A.V. SORENSEN BRANCH

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

SOUTH OMAHA LIBRARY

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

W. CLARKE SWANSON BRANCH

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

CHARLES B. WASHINGTON BRANCH

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

WILLA CATHER BRANCH

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1905 S. 44th St. / 402.444.4851 ______________________________________ _______ TU & TH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 AM - 8 PM WE, FR & SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 AM - 6 PM SU & MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CLOSED 24-hour renewal of materials: 402.444.4100 Hours subject to change or omahalibrary.org

Omaha Summer Arts Festival

Library Night with the

June 7-9 Fri & Sat 10 am-5 pm Sun | 1-3:30 pm W. Dale Clark Main Library More than 300 pieces of artwork created by Omaha middle/high school students will be featured! Support local artists and take a glimpse of the world perceived through the eyes of the youth.

SRP Finale Parties Wed | July 31 | 10:30 am W. Dale Clark Main Library Hydrant Party Wed | July 31 | 1 pm Saddlebrook Branch

Wed | Aug 7 | 7 pm or Sun | Aug 11 | 5 pm Kids and teens who reached their Summer Reading Program goals can redeem their voucher to watch a game with other super readers!

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Summer Connect Newsletter  

Newsletter for Omaha Public Library, Summer Reading Program, Bike Sharing Passes, Novel Pictures Book Club, New Summer Titles, Character Vis...

Summer Connect Newsletter  

Newsletter for Omaha Public Library, Summer Reading Program, Bike Sharing Passes, Novel Pictures Book Club, New Summer Titles, Character Vis...