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Kids' Programs



  • Toddler Time
    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at West Meeting Room

    Focus on building early literacy through song, dance, and play! This program is...

  • Dancing Storytime
    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch (402.289.4367) at Meeting Room

    Preschoolers will enjoy stories along with music, rhythms and dancing. Interaction and...

  • Benson Storytime with Childcare Centers
    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Benson Branch (402.444.4846) at Meeting Room

    Big group fun at storytime! Thursday storytimes are geared toward childcare centers and other...

  • Toddler Time
    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at West Meeting Room

    Toddler Time will focus on building early literacy through song, dance and play...

  • Saddlebrook Baby & Me Storytime
    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Enjoy one-on-one time with your infant! We'll tell stories, sing songs, and move around...

  • Baby & Me Lapsit Storytime
    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Willa Cather Branch (402.444.4851) at Meeting Room

    Enjoy one-on-one time with your infant! We'll tell stories, sing songs, and move...

  • 3rd & 4th Grade Book Club: Saddlebrook Word Warriors
    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Children's Classroom

    This month features the book 'Aesop's Fables.' We will also work on Readers Theater...

  • Handmade Holiday for Teens: Stained Glass Ornaments
    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Teen Area

    Design and create your own stained glass holiday ornament. All supplies...

  • NeedleWorks Crafting Club
    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Benson Branch (402.444.4846) at Meeting Room

    Grab your knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, or other craft you're working on and join...

  • Saddlebrook Toddler Time
    When: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Toddler Time focuses on literacy through song, dance and play designed for active toddlers...

  • Baby & Me Storytime
    When: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Parents and babies will enjoy this program with rhyming games, puppets,...

  • Lego Club Jr.
    When: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at West Meeting Room

    A Lego group for our youngest builders! Children from 18 months to 5...

  • BabyTALK Lapsit
    When: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: South Omaha Library (402.444.4850) at Conference Room A

    Come develop your baby's social skills, motor skills, and vocabulary through play,...

  • Family Storytime
    When: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Willa Cather Branch (402.444.4851)

    Join us for stories, creative movement, music and more with the children in your care. Interaction...

  • Saddlebrook Toddler Time
    When: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Toddler Time focuses on literacy through song, dance and play designed for active toddlers...

  • Swanson Storytime
    When: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch (402.444.4852) at Story Area

    Experience the delight of interacting with stories through books, songs, fingerplays, and...

  • Lego Club
    When: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Use your imagination to build whatever you want with Legos!

  • Lego Club and Lego Club Jr.
    When: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at Meeting Room (combined)

    Visit Millard Branch on Friday afternoons to participate in Lego Club and Lego...

  • Benson Saturday Storytime
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Benson Branch (402.444.4846) at Meeting Room

    Saturdays are for storytelling! Experience interaction with stories through books, songs, fingerplays and movement....

  • Saddlebrook Saturday Storytime
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Celebrate Saturdays with stories! Experience the delight of interacting with stories through books, songs,...

  • Swanson Storytime
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch (402.444.4852) at Story Area

    Experience the delight of interacting with stories through books, songs, fingerplays, and...

  • Florence Branch J Book Club
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Meeting Room

    We'll read 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier' (Hans Christian Andersen) and 'Alexander and the Wind-Up...

  • Build a Gingerbread House
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Meeting Rooms 2 & 3

    For kid! Bring your friends to make and...

  • Lego Club
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch (402.444.6284)

    Come build Lego creations with your friends!

  • Build a Gingerbread House
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849) at Meeting Room A

    Make and decorate your own gingerbread house. There will be limited...

  • Handmade Holiday for Kids: Christmas Craft
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Have fun at the Library creating a Christmas-themed craft.

  • Build a Gingerbread House: Teens & Adults
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Meeting Rooms 2 & 3

    Bring your teen and/or adult friends to make...

  • Reading with Rosie & Friends!
    When: Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch (402.444.6284)

    Rosie and her friends are registered therapy dogs. Along with their owner, children have the...

  • Toddler Storytime
    When: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch (402.289.4367) at Meeting Room

    Recommended for ages 15 months to 3 years, though children of all...

  • Storytime
    When: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at West Meeting Room

    Enjoy stories, fingerplays, creative movement, and rhythm time with the toddler, preschooler, or...

  • Preschool/Toddler Storytime
    When: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch (402.444.6284) at Meeting Room

    Join us for stories, fingerplays, flannelboard stories and songs. The fun may...

  • Yoga for Children (ages 7-13)
    When: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at East Meeting Room

    Yoga at an early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness with a physical...

  • Storytime
    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849) at Meeting Room A

    Hear stories, sing songs, make crafts, and have fun learning at...

  • Holiday Storytime & Crafts
    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Storytime Area

    Join us for a special storytime to celebrate Christmas. Enjoy stories,...

  • Preschool Storytime
    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at West Meeting Room

    Enjoy stories, fingerplays, creative movement and rhythm time with the preschooler in your...

  • Preschool Storytime
    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: South Omaha Library (402.444.4850) at Conference Room A

    Stories. Singing. Dancing. Creating. Clap your hands, stomp your feet, help tell...

  • Saddlebrook Tuesday Storytime
    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Commons Area

    Join in the fun of books, songs, fingerplays, and creative movement. Spend some morning...

  • Movie Day: Holiday Movie
    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Enjoy popcorn while watching a classic holiday movie and doing a...

  • Decorate Cookies with Mrs. Claus
    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch (402.289.4367) at Meeting Room

    Mrs. Claus is visiting the Library, and she is bringing cookies for...

  • Saddlebrook Minecraft Club
    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at PC Lab

    Join Library staff as we use teamwork skills to build a world together in...




Teen Programs



  • STD Testing
    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Study Room

    Free STD testing by the Douglas County Health Department.

  • Handmade Holiday for Teens: Stained Glass Ornaments
    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Teen Area

    Design and create your own stained glass holiday ornament. All supplies...

  • Lego Club
    When: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Use your imagination to build whatever you want with Legos!

  • Teen Book Discussion
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at West Meeting Room

    Come and discuss a great book. Pop and chips will be provided. Contact...

  • Teen Advisory Board
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Teen Area

    Enjoy snacks and refreshments while discussing issues and helping out at...

  • Benson Teen Collective
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Benson Branch (402.444.4846) at Meeting Room

    Join other local teens on the 3rd Saturday of each month to hang out,...

  • Teen Hangout
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Children's Area

    Join the fun and decorate inverted ice cream cones as Christmas trees. All supplies...

  • Li'l Divas Book Club
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849) at Meeting Room B

    Join teen readers for a book club that focuses on urban...

  • Build a Gingerbread House: Teens & Adults
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Meeting Rooms 2 & 3

    Bring your teen and/or adult friends to make...

  • Christmas Cookie Decorating for Teens!
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Milton R. Abrahams Branch (402.444.6284) at Meeting Room

    Come join in on the Holiday fun at Abrahams Branch! Sugar cookies,...

  • Express STD Testing
    When: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Meeting Room 1

    Free tests for Chlamydia and gonorrhea courtesy of the Douglas...

  • Zumba with Tiba!
    When: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849) at Meeting Room A

    Get you and your family moving in Tiba’s Zumba class! Zumba...

  • Movie Marathon
    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473)

    Join the Page Turners and Yak, Snack, and Read Book Clubs for a marathon of the first...

  • Movie Day: Holiday Movie
    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Enjoy popcorn while watching a classic holiday movie and doing a...

  • Saddlebrook Minecraft Club
    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at PC Lab

    Join Library staff as we use teamwork skills to build a world together in...

  • Handmade Holiday for Teens: Chocolate Stir Sticks
    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Teen Area

    Learn how to make chocolate stir sticks for you mug. All...

  • Game Time
    When: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Have fun playing one of the Library's Wii or Xbox 360...

  • Lego Club
    When: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Event Room

    Use your imagination to build whatever you want with Legos!

  • Minecraft Party
    When: Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Enjoy a Minecraft-themed snack and craft while also playing Minecraft on...

  • Teen Manga Club
    When: Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Benson Branch (402.444.4846) at Meeting Room

    If you love all things manga and anime, then join us each month to...

  • End of Year Teen Lock-In
    When: Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Where: W. Clarke Swanson Branch (402.444.4852)

    Celebrate the holidays with the Library! Join us for a pizza party as we break...

  • Teen Holiday Lockin
    When: Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848) at Combined Meeting Rooms

    Come and hang out at the Library for an after hours party. Enjoy...

  • School's Out Gaming Day
    When: Monday, December 29, 2014 - 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Meeting Rooms 2 & 3

    Join us for a gaming day for all...

  • Zumba with Tiba!
    When: Monday, December 29, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849) at Meeting Room A

    Get you and your family moving in Tiba’s Zumba class! Zumba...

  • Saddlebrook Minecraft Club
    When: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at PC Lab

    Join Library staff as we use teamwork skills to build a world together in...

  • Holiday Treats for Teens
    When: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Teen Area

    Learn how to make different holiday treats.

  • Lego Club
    When: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Use your imagination to build anything you want with Legos. Snack...

  • Game Time
    When: Friday, January 02, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Have fun playing one of the Library's Wii or Xbox 360...

  • Lego Club
    When: Friday, January 02, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Saddlebrook Branch (402.884.7473) at Program Room

    Use your imagination to build whatever you want with Legos!

  • Fit Club
    When: Saturday, January 03, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Storytime Area

    Have fun while working out! Play video games that will get...




Computer Classes



  • Check Out a Library Techie
    When: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848)

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with...

  • Technology Cafe
    When: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Study Room

    Join us for a morning cup of coffee and hands-on practice with a computer....

  • Introduction to Web Workshop
    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Meeting Room 1

    During this workshop, participants will learn the basics of HTML...

  • Technology Cafe
    When: Friday, January 02, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Study Room

    Join us for a morning cup of coffee and hands-on practice with a computer....

  • E-Reader Basics
    When: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch (402.289.4367) at Meeting Room

    Learn how to download free eBooks from the library's catalog. Bring your...

  • Computer Basics
    When: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849)

    Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer, and how to: open and close a...

  • New Year, New You Career Help
    When: Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: South Omaha Library (402.444.4850)

    Get your career started with help filling out online job applications and resume writing. OPL staff...

  • Check Out a Library Techie
    When: Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848)

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with...

  • Technology Cafe
    When: Friday, January 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Study Room

    Join us for a morning cup of coffee and hands-on practice with a computer....

  • Internet Basics
    When: Monday, January 12, 2015 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where: W. Dale Clark Main Library (402.444.4800) at Training Computer Lab

    Learn how to effectively search the Internet.

  • Technology Corner
    When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: A. V. Sorensen Branch (402.444.5274) at Library Adult Area

    Receive assistance with uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free...

  • New Year, New You Career Help
    When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: South Omaha Library (402.444.4850)

    Get your career started with help filling out online job applications and resume writing. OPL staff...

  • Computer Basics
    When: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Charles B. Washington Branch (402.444.4849)

    Learn about the keyboard, mouse, monitor and printer, and how to: open and close a...

  • Check Out a Library Techie
    When: Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Millard Branch (402.444.4848)

    Get help uploading a resume, downloading an eBook or free music, creating an email account, or with...

  • Technology Cafe
    When: Friday, January 16, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Florence Branch (402.444.5299) at Study Room

    Join us for a morning cup of coffee and hands-on practice with a computer....




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