Nebraska Science Festival at OPL

Nebraska Science Festival at OPL

Nebraska just wrapped up celebrating its fourth annual Nebraska Science Festival, or NESciFest as many have taken to calling it. The festival began as an initiative of UNMC with the interest of advancing science literacy. Since then, many other organizations have joined the cause, including Omaha Public Library, desiring to make science accessible, relevant and … Continue reading

OPL Launches a Toy Library

OPL Launches a Toy Library

Omaha Public Library staff are constantly assessing the needs of Douglas County residents and seeking solutions. Developing literacy and learning skills for OPL’s youngest patrons is a priority, and part of that learning experience for children includes toys. Yet, not every family in our community has access to toys due to economic or special needs. … Continue reading

Why Arts Belong at the Library

Why Arts Belong at the Library

There often exists a dichotomy wherein Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM education is pitted against the liberal arts. Debates are waged over whether college tuition in STEM fields ought to be subsidized, and even the President has called the usefulness of an art history degree to question. For students attending the King Science & Technology Magnet middle school in … Continue reading

Omaha is on the Forefront of Tech Education

Omaha is on the Forefront of Tech Education

“This project just spoke to people” says Rebecca Stavick, the executive director of Do Space. Now that the renovation of the old bookstore at 72nd & Dodge is complete, and the new digital library has been up and running for a few months, it’s clear to see what she means. This realized vision of Sue Morris, … Continue reading

Cassandra Clare Visits Omaha

Cassandra Clare Visits Omaha

2016 is the year of bestselling author visits for Omaha, Nebraska. John Grisham will visit on April 21 as the first speaker in the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Marion Marsh Brown Lecture Series. Stephen King  will follow with a visit to Omaha in June. These world-renowned author visits kicked off in March, however, with the arrival of Cassandra Clare. … Continue reading