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Unlock the past at Omaha Public Library’s Genealogy Lock-In
September 13, 2013
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 5th annual Genealogy Lock-In on Friday, Sept. 27, 6:30-9 p.m., W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. 
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Explore the effects of music at Omaha Public Library
August 27, 2013
South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., will host music programs each Saturday in September at 2 p.m. Multi-talented musician George Walker will explore a different theme each week, and participants will be entertained and informed about the various ways music affects an individual’s personal development and well-being. All ages are welcome to attend these free events. 
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Omaha Public Library announces 2013 Omaha Reads title
August 16, 2013
Each year, Omaha Public Library (OPL) encourages the community to join together in reading one book as part of the Omaha Reads campaign. Omaha Reads promotes literacy and provides the City with a common theme to discuss. The selection is celebrated with book talks, an author visit and related programs. This September, the chilling 1959 murders of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas, will be commemorated with the reading of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. 
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Omaha Public Library to present America’s Music series
August 07, 2013
Omaha Public Library has been awarded a grant to host a program series featuring music, documentaries and discussions based on uniquely American musical genres including blues and gospel, Broadway, jazz, bluegrass and country, rock n’ roll, mambo, and hip hop. All events are free and open to the public. “America’s Music” is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. “America’s Music” has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.
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Poetry workshops to prepare teens for slam competition
August 02, 2013
Many believe that teens speak a language all their own. While this dialect isn’t always easily understood, several poets, writers and performers celebrate teens’ unique forms of self-expression. Omaha Public Library invites teens in grades 8-12 to express their creativity through a series of poetry workshops. Coaches and experts from Louder Than a Bomb will be available to help participating teens with poetry selections and performances. Workshops will lead up to a live poetry competition sponsored by Omaha Public Library – the Teen Poetry Bash on December 14, where teens can win cash prizes for winning performances. Workshops will be held the second Saturday of each month at 1-2:30 p.m. through November. Registration is requested at omahalibrary.org or by calling the hosting branch.
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