Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month at the Library
November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native peoples. Omaha Public Library invites the community to attend a variety of programs offering entertainment and education about American Indians and the ways of tribal life. All programs are free, but space is limited and registration may be required. Visit omahalibrary.org or contact the hosting location for more information.
- Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.: Dancing Time at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St, 402-444-6284. Children of all ages are welcome to join us for dancing, creative movement and songs.
- Wednesday, Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m.: Toddler Storytime at A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St., 402-444-5274. Read books, sing songs, play games and make crafts. Fun for toddlers and preschoolers.
- Friday, Nov. 13, 4:30 p.m.: Native American Teepee Craft at Charles B. Washington Branch, 2868 Ames Ave., 402-444-4849. Learn about Native American teepees and create your own model.
- Saturday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m.: Dream Catchers Craft at Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St., 402-444-5299. Create a dream catcher using cords, beads and feathers. All supplies provided.
- Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.: A Brief History of the Five Tribes of Nebraska at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., 402-444-4848. Join presenter Nancy Gillis for a fascinating look at the origins, history and current state of five Nebraska tribes: Omaha, Ponca, Pawnee, Santee and Winnebago. This program is sponsored by Humanties Nebraska.
Visit omahalibrary.org for information about additional programs offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.