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.
Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave., will host its 12th annual June Family Fair, a Juneteenth celebration, on Saturday, June 28, 1:30-4:30 p.m. The day will feature music, refreshments and family activities. The event is free for all ages, and is sponsored by the Omaha Public Library Foundation and Friends of Omaha Public Library.