For the past five years, Omaha Public Library (OPL) has offered Speed Dating at the library, and occasionally we hear back from couples who were matched through the process with updates about their relationship. One of our favorite couples that were matched at the 2011 Speed Dating event welcomed their first child last year. Another participant from 2014 was happy to share that she was no longer dating her match, but was now engaged! OPL is all about connecting people with whatever they need to enrich their lives – even if that means helping to find them a date!
February is African American History Month and Omaha Public Library celebrates the accomplishments and rich history of African Americans in the United States. Programs that share the impact of African Americans in our community and across the nation will be offered. All programs are free, but space is limited and registration may be required. Visit omahalibrary.org or contact the hosting location for more information.
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 omahalibrary.org. Lunch will be provided during each hour-long session.
Omaha Public Library (OPL) Executive Director Gary Wasdin has officially accepted a library director position with King County Library System. His last day with OPL will be January 16. Wasdin has served as director since January 2010.
All are welcome at Omaha Public Library for a delightful afternoon in honor of Jane Austen's 239th birthday. The eleventh annual Jane Austen Tea will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2-4 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Festivities will include light English fare, tea and a special Reader’s Theatre Production featuring scenes from all six of Jane Austen’s principal novels.