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Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf is a weekly update on the news and events taking place at the Omaha Public Library. Locally produced at KIOS by David Koesters, it can be heard Mondays at 8:44am during Morning Edition, and again at 4:44pm on All Things Considered.

Latest Episodes
  • Take part in one of Omaha Public Library's many book clubs and learn how the library can help with your own book club.
  • Join OPL staff at different parks and places for storytime, featuring stories, creative movement, music and more. Also, Nancy Novotny tells us about the book All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior.
  • Join the Omaha Public Library as they celebrate Free Comic Book Day as well as Star Wars: May the Fourth Be With You. Also, Bethany tells us about the book The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
  • We hear an update on the progress on the new Central Library, as well as a land purchase for a new southwest library branch. We also get a book talk from Angela Fernandez on Pathogenesis by Jonathan Kennedy.
  • Celebrate El Día de los Niños, Children's Day, with bilingual storytimes. Also, Elly Roberts tells us about the book Fight Nightby Miriam Toews.
  • The Omaha Public Library joins the Omaha Symphony for Rooted Stories. Go on a musical journey exploring the history of Omaha through the lens of the Omaha Public Library. It is an all-ages, free symphony performance on April 12th at 7pm at the Omaha Conservatory of Music. Plus, Nicole Hilder tell us about the book Worried Whippet by Jess Bolton.
  • Join the library for a series of science and nature themed activities as part of the Nebraska Science Festival. Also, Jessica tells us about the book The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer.
  • The Omaha Public Library Partnership Pass program welcomes two new additions: the Omaha Jitterbugs and the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum. Unlock the potential of your Omaha library card. Also, Bethany tells us about the book Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.
  • Clifford the big red dog visits the library for a special storytime. There will be opportunities to take photos. Children of all ages are welcome. Also, Karen Peach stops by to tell us about Set Boundaries, Find Peace by Nedra Glover Tawwab.
  • NovalList Plus and NovaList Plus K-8 are free resources available to OPL cardholders that help readers discover books narrowed to an individual's specific tastes. Also, Angela Fernandez tells us about the book The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan.