Learn more about one of the best genealogy collections between Chicago and Salt Lake City by attending a program designed for anyone interested in genealogy. The Greater Omaha Genealogical Society (GOGS) and Omaha Public Library will host the 6th annual Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, Sept. 26, 6:30-9 p.m., W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St.
Omaha Public Library has partnered with Harvard University’s Institute of Politics to host a series of current events lectures presented by the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. Three conversations focused on world events will take place at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St., at 5 p.m. The events are free and open to the public, but registration is requested at omahalibrary.org or by calling 402-444-6284.
During the tenth annual (downtown) Omaha Lit Fest, authors will discuss the process of adapting facts (either historical or personal) for their fiction works. On September 12 and 13, nationally acclaimed writers will convene at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. for author panel discussions, special exhibits and an opening night party. All events are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
This year the nation recognizes the centennial of the First World War. The sacrifices of men and women on the home front, as well as the violence and hatred that swept across America during World War I (WWI) are addressed in Omaha Public Library’s 2014 Omaha Reads selection, The Meaning of Names (2014) by Karen Gettert Shoemaker.
Books, online learning tools, tutors and more available to help students make the grade
Summer days are numbered and it’s almost time to get back into the back to school routine. With most Omaha area schools kicking off classes by mid-August, Omaha Public Library will be offering a variety of back to school events to help students prepare for a successful school year. All events are free and open to the public.