May 6th, 2013
Holocaust survivor to speak at Omaha Public Library
Rachel Rosenberg, author of The Holocaust Scream, and coauthor Robert Urban will speak at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., on Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and participants will have the opportunity to meet the author, purchase her book and have it signed.
Rosenberg, an Omaha resident, will share her parts from her book, recounting the harrowing experience of surviving four Nazi concentration camps. At 14 years old, Rosenberg was thrust into a life of cruelty, destruction and death. She developed an instinct, drive and plan for survival under the worst conditions, and helped others survive. Rosenberg’s book reveals many parallels with the tragic story of Anne Frank. They were the same age during the Holocaust, had young love, typhus risk, lived in hidden attics and spent time in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Both were victims/chroniclers of the Holocaust or Shoah. Rosenberg survived to tell us about her experiences and the aftermath of the Holocaust. Born in Wolanow, Poland, Rosenberg and her family came to Omaha, Neb., after liberation from the Nazi camps. Starting over, she used her savvy, intelligence, endurance and social skills to become an American success story. Rosenberg offers advice for those enduring terrible experiences and starting out at the bottom. For more information about the author and her book, visit theholocaustscream.com.
Visit omahalibrary.org for information about additional programs offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.
Emily Getzschman, 402.444.4896 or 402.957.1340, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Mather, 402.444.3399, email@example.com
May 1st, 2013
Job seekers connect with local businesses at Library job fair
Omaha Public Library and AARP are pleased to announce the 11th annual John Bernardi Job Fair. The event is named in memory of former Charles B. Washington Branch manager John Bernardi who was instrumental in its implementation. All job-seekers are welcome to participate on Thursday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave.
Employers are expected to offer job opportunities in a variety of fields. The list of employers includes AIM | Careerlink; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska; Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; City of Omaha; Comfort Inn and Suites; Creighton University; DialAmerica; Gallup, Inc.; Harrah’s Council Bluffs; Lyman-Richey Corporation; Methodist Health System; Metropolitan Community College; Nebraska Department of Labor; Nebraska Humane Society; No Frills Supermarkets; Omaha Public Schools; Omaha Steaks; Physicians Mutual Insurance Co.; Sitel Corporation and the YMCA.
“The John Bernardi Job Fair is for everyone,” said Joanne Ferguson Cavanaugh, manager of the Charles B. Washington Branch. “North Omaha residents in particular will have the convenience of job hunting in their own backyard.”
OPL’s collection includes the latest books and materials for job seekers and online resources such as Career Cruising and the tutor.com Career Center. Online resources are available 24 hours a day to anyone with an OPL card.
Experts from Careerlink.com, the Nebraska Department of Labor and OmahaJobs.com will offer workshops in advance to help prepare for the Job Fair.
Monday, May 13, 2 p.m. Finding Jobs in Omaha
Tuesday, May 14, 2 p.m. Resume Review
Wednesday, May 15
1 p.m. Working Wednesday – This workshop covers career enhancing topics including resume writing, mock interviewing, job search strategies, networking and more.
2 p.m. Presenting Yourself to Employers
6:30 p.m. Online Job Searching
Businesses interested in participating in the job fair should call 402.444.4849. There is no fee to participate and businesses are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Visit omahalibrary.org for information on additional programs and events at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.
Emily Getzschman, 402.444.4896 or 402.957.1340, or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 27th, 2012
The Virginia Frank Writing Contest encourages originalfiction writing skills of middle school students.
Their short stories feature Libraries or Librarians.
Virginia Frank was a UNO professor and strong supporter of the Friends of the Omaha Public Library. Dr. Frank volunteered countless hours and managed the Friends’ booksale for many years. The writing contest for young adults was named in her honor in 2005.
1st Place – Desiree Redick from Belvedere Elemenary School
2nd Place – William Rischling from Dundee Elementary
3rd Place – Courtney Andreessen from King Science Technology Magnet Center
1st Place – Mason Leonhard from R.M. Marrs Magnet Center
2nd Place – Owen Joseph Finn from Edison Elementary School
3rd Place – Joel Myers from Myers Academy Home School
1st Place – Fern Thaisetthawatkul from Beveridge Middle School
2nd Place – Virginia Staton from McMillan Middle School
3rd Place – Rane Sharif from Beadle Middle School
1st Place – Averie Perryman from Nathan Hale
2nd Place – Isabella Saklar from Westside Middle School
3rd Place – Hannah Lazio from Morton Middle School