When Volunteering, Follow Your Bliss

When Volunteering, Follow Your Bliss

Follow your bliss. This philosophy normally reserved for career guidance is what Omaha born-and-raised Cathy Blanchard has applied to volunteering. Nearly two years ago, Blanchard began assisting book clubs coordinator April Earl once a week at W. Dale Clark (Main) Library downtown. “I was looking to make myself useful [and] downtown has always fascinated me. … Continue reading

My SRP 2014 – July 28

My SRP 2014 – July 28

Believe it or not, we’ve reached our final week of Summer Reading Program (SRP)! Did you make your goals? If not, there’s still time! Don’t forget to log your reading time and claim badges online to receive prizes or be entered into drawings. As an OPL employee, I’m not eligible for prizes, but I did … Continue reading

My SRP 2014 – July 21

My SRP 2014 – July 21

Oh my goodness! We’re in the final two weeks of Summer Reading Program and we’ve almost reached our registration goal. If you haven’t signed up, there’s still time and plenty of fun activities to enjoy! Remember, all ages are welcome. Last week, I attended the Henna Tattoo program for teens at A.V. Sorensen Branch on … Continue reading

My SRP 2014 – July 16

My SRP 2014 – July 16

Yesterday I attended the Birds of Nebraska program at W. Dale Clark (Main) Library. While my office is based in the same building, and I’ve overheard the activity of enthusiastic Summer Reading Program participants outside my door, it’s sometimes challenging to pull myself away from other work to attend programs. Nevertheless, summer is starting to … Continue reading

My SRP 2014 – July 14

My SRP 2014 – July 14

Another busy week at OPL! I attended two programs last week, and finished another book. Yeah! On July 9, I visited Charles B. Washington Branch to attend Wildlife Encounters. This is one of my favorite programs every summer. Wildlife Encounters is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to educating the public about our natural world while offering … Continue reading