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New Year, New Business series returns to Omaha Public Library
December 28, 2016
Starting one’s own business can be a daunting task, but also one of the most rewarding for anyone who has ever dreamed of being their own boss. Omaha Public Library (OPL) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are partnering to offer a series of workshops designed to help potential new business owners navigate the ins and outs of starting and maintaining a successful business. All workshops are free and registration is requested through the hosting OPL branch or at
Celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday at Omaha Public Library’s 13th annual tea party
November 28, 2016
All are welcome at Omaha Public Library for a delightful afternoon in honor of Jane Austen's 241st birthday. The 13th annual Jane Austen Tea will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2-4 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite teacups. The Bookworm bookstore will have books and holiday gift items available for purchase. Parking at Omaha Park One (15th & Douglas streets) will be validated for Jane Austen Tea attendees. 
Teens can cash in on their creativity at Omaha Public Library
November 28, 2016
Omaha area teens with a passion for poetry are encouraged to participate in Omaha Public Library’s (OPL) 16th annual Teen Poetry Bash on Saturday, Dec. 3, 1:30 p.m., W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Doors will open at 1 p.m.
Celebrate the season with fun, free events at Omaha Public Library
November 17, 2016
The holidays can leave you feeling like you’re being pulled in a million different directions. Don’t forget to take some time to slow down and enjoy the best the season has to offer. Omaha Public Library (OPL) can help with fun, free, pre-planned programs and activities for all ages to enjoy, including music, crafts, open houses, and even visits with Santa! In the listings, a designation of RR means that registration is required. Visit or call the hosting location for more information. 
Omaha Public Library’s W. Clarke Swanson Branch celebrates 50 years
October 27, 2016
In February 1966, the W. Clarke Swanson Branch (9101 W. Dodge Rd.) of Omaha Public Library (OPL) opened its doors to the public. The opening of this sixth OPL location was considered a solution to the increased migration of families to West Omaha. In recognition of its 50th anniversary, all are invited to attend a free open house on Saturday, November 5, 3-5 p.m. Participants will enjoy refreshments and activities, as well as a display of Swanson Branch memorabilia and photos. 

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