10503 Bedford Avenue
Omaha, NE 68134
Phone: (402) 445-0400
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Established in 1988, the Omaha Public Library - Milton R. Abrahams Branch is a fabulous branch of the Omaha Public Library system. This library is facilitated with a well connected computer system. Like all the Omaha Public Libraries, the Milton R. Abrahams Branch conducts a number of events and hosts clubs such as the Teen Book Club . The Library also has two meeting rooms and also a conference room. Do contact them for details about the clubs, events and rooms.
Omaha Public Library - W. Clarke Swanson Branch opened its doors to eager and inquisitive readers and researchers in 1966. Now the library is equipped with computers and the internet and even has special access for teens and kids. The facility conducts quite a few events and runs a few clubs like Rent a Computer Geek, Swanson Swingers Book Club, Witty Whimsical Women Book Club, to name a few. To drop-off the books head to the parking lot on the east side. Do contact them for more details.
The St. Michael Lutheran Church is one of the most beautiful and oldest surviving religious landmark in Omaha. Not only does it symbolize a higher power but also beauty. Other than its aesthetic attributes, this church is also a place that welcomes any and everyone who wants to devote a bit of their time for peace and prayers. Thus, if you are looking for a bit of serenity, a visit to the St. Michael Lutheran Church would do you good. For further details, do visit their website.
Spend a relaxing afternoon outside. This lake sits amid several different housing developments in one of Omaha's fastest growing corridors. It is easy to get to, but quietly secluded from the daily hustle and bustle. You will find fishermen and boaters out on the water from spring to fall. A biking and walking path provides good exercise for both people and pets year-round. Picnic areas and public bathrooms are both available.
Here is the perfect place to spend a sunny day. Boating, sailing and fishing top the list of favorite activities, but you do not have to go in the water to have fun. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the view or kick back on a bench and relax. Steep sledding hills and cross-country skiing draw people here in the winter. A campground makes this lake unique, with 57 spots complete with electricity for RVs. Tents are also welcome. Admission is free; however, there is a charge for camping facilities.
Although established in 1923, the Omaha Public Library - Benson Branch was only built at it's present location in 1942. The library is facilitated with computers that also have access to the internet. They also conduct regular events like Benson Branch Mystery Book Club to which you can register by logging on to their website. The drop-off for the books is in the alley at the south side of the building. For more information and to know of their events, do visit the website.
Built in 2009, the Omaha Public Library - Saddlebrook Branch is an institution that works jointly with the Saddlebrook Elementary School. The library is facilitated with the internet connection for kids as well as adults. This branch conducts regular events to engage young readers and enthusiasts like the Teen Advisory Board, Chess for the Masses, Wave Writers, Saddlebrook Book Club and others. Do contact them for details on how you can register and be a part of it.
This large green space sits in the middle of the city. You cannot miss it while driving down busy Dodge Street. A sea of lush, green grass reaches up to a white monument dedicated to Omahans who died in World War II. A separate memorial honors the men and women killed in Korea and Vietnam. Local citizens raised the money needed to establish the park in 1944. Tall hills offer one of the best sled rides in the city.
Mature trees shade a trail that winds behind the University of Nebraska-Omaha campus. Students and nearby homeowners come here often to jog and walk. Be sure to look for a recently refurbished fountain. A natural spring feeds the Spring Grotto, although these days a city well helps to supplement the flow. It is surrounded by a sunken garden. Each July, the park hosts Omaha's Shakespeare on the Green event. Elmwood Park Golf Course stretches along the southern side.
Originally The Millard Library, it was established in 1952, and it wasn't until 1971 that it became one of the Omaha Public Libraries. Now triple the size of the original library, the expansion has made it more popular and facilitated with modern amenities. The Omaha Public Library - Millard Branch has a computer system with the internet for children and teens as well as adults. The library, like other Omaha Public Libraries, conducts events such as the Summer and Fall Flower Arranging and Brown Bag Lunch with Joy Johnson. Do contact the library for details and to find out how you can be a part of their events.
The Omaha Public Library at A.V. Sorensen is well-stocked with a plethora of books and authors in different categories. The library has a number of different clubs like that LEGO Club, the Sorensen Readers Book Club, Wii Fit Kids Club, Wii Fit Teen Club, Movie Day and more. If you're interested in joining a club at the library, do contact them or check their website. Started in 1976, Omaha Public Library - A.V. Sorensen Branch has a computer lab that has eight work stations and even a glass-walled teen center with three computer stations. The 'Children Reading on a Log' sculpture is at this library. It was erected in memory of a Omaha Public Library Manager, Pam Scott who passed away in September of 2007. Do contact the library for more details.
Built in 1959, the imposing Saint Cecilia Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals not just in the city, but also the country. But size is not its only talking point. Built in the Spanish Revival style, the church features striking architectural details. The interiors are no less extravagant with beautiful paintings, frescoes and sculptures. The modern organ remains central to the church's varied musical program. Check website for more.