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Bingo! on February 21

Bingo is the name of the game on the third Friday of each month at 1:30 pm in the Plattsmouth Public Library auditorium. Join us on February 21 for an hour of bingo. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of games. Refreshments will be served. Remember, happiness is calling "Bingo!"

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Friday Friends Playgroup, February 21

The Friday Friends Playgroup has expanded to give children more opportunities to play and make new friends! The Playgroup meets in the library auditorium on the first and third Friday of every month, 10:00-11:30 am, for indoor fun. The next play date is February 21.

Children ages 0-5 years can play on inside playground equipment and make new friends! The activity is free, with no registration. The Playgroup is jointly presented by the library and PECC/Cass County Head Start. Call Kirsten at 402-296-4154 x21 if you have questions.

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Golden Sower Brunch for 3-8 Year Olds, February 22

Children aged 3-8 years old are invited to attend the Family Golden Sower Picture Book Brunch on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10 am at the Plattsmouth Public Library. The monthly program will feature stories, activities, crafts, and brunch and will run through April 2020. The next program will be February 22.

The Golden Sower Award has been presented to American authors of children’s books in three categories since 1981. What makes this award unique is that Nebraska children from kindergarten through grade 8 vote during the school year, and the winners are announced in May.

Ten copies of the monthly selection will be given away free prior to the book club date on a first-come first-served basis. Families do not have to commit to coming to the program to get the free book.

There’s no cost to participate. Direct questions to Kirsten at 402-296-4154 x21.

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After-School Craft Days

Need to exercise your creativity after school? Visit the library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for After-School Craft Days. Children can drop in any time 3-6 pm for crafting fun and exploration. Snacks will be provided. The program is free and does not require registration.

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Tax Forms and Instructions

The library has free copies of the basic federal tax forms – Forms 1040 and 1040-SR (for taxpayers age 65 or older) as well as Schedules 1-3 - and the instruction booklets. Any other federal forms and all state tax forms can be printed from the IRS or the Nebraska Department of Revenue sites either at home or at the library. The library charges 10 cents a page (20 cents for double-sided) to make copies.

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Code Club

The library's Code Club for children ages 8-14 runs every Saturday, 1-2 pm or 2-3 pm. Children will begin with the basics of coding, or writing instructions for a computer to perform actions. Every Saturday, they will build their skills. By the end of February, they will have coded a video game. Additional projects will be completed after February.

The club is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Snacks will be provided.

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Clued-In Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Join us after hours for appetizers and a live action murder mystery game! It’s a mystery game like you’ve never played before – part scavenger hunt, part murder mystery, and part classic board game. This game takes the game of Clue to a whole new level with new elements for the players such as bribery, blackmail, gambling, and more. Players will work together in groups of two or three to solve the clues around the library – all in a race to be the first to discover who dunnit!

Choose which day to participate:
Friday, February 28
Saturday, February 29
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Spaces are limited, so registration is required. RSVP by February 20 to 402-296-4154 x24!

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USDA Rural Development Office Day, March 12

Do you want to own a home? Does your home need repairs? USDA Rural Development holds an office day at the Plattsmouth Public Library on the second Thursday of each month from 9:30 am-4:00 pm.

Single Family Loan Assistant Jill Straight will be available to assist those who are seeking to own a rural home or already own a rural home that is in need of repairs. Schedule an appointment for Thursday, March 12, by calling 402-437-5736 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Library Accredited at Gold Level Through 2022

The Nebraska Library Commission notified the library that it has been accredited at the Gold Level through December 31, 2022! Public libraries in Nebraska are accredited based on factors such as hours of operation, funding, circulation, and services. The Gold Level is the highest level of achievement.

In addition to meeting various criteria, the library had to submit a Community Needs Response Plan. This Plan was created from the survey responses received August to September of this year. Goals identified as part of this plan include providing programs in areas chosen by the survey respondents, providing new services such as passes to state parks, and increasing awareness of library services by connecting with other organizations and facilities. More detail on the survey will be available soon.

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Prices Reduced on Corn Pottery and Native American Necklace

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The Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library received a donation of corn pottery and Native American collectibles that are on display in the library. Prices on all items have been reduced so most items cost between $2 and $10. These items would make great gifts or the perfect addition to your own collection.

The corn pottery includes trays, bowls, and salt and pepper shakers. A Native American beaded necklace, appraised at $150-175 at Rebecca's Indian Trading Post in Bellevue, is also available for $85.

 

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Charge Your Device While You Browse!

Now you can charge your phone, tablet, iPad, Kindle, or other device while you’re browsing or working on the computer in the Plattsmouth Public Library. You don’t even need a cord since the charger already has several different connectors for Apple, Android, and other devices. The charger is at the main circulation desk and can accommodate up to 8 devices at a time. The charger is plugged into an outlet, not a computer, so your data is secure.

The library also has a card reader that will allow you to read data from a camera memory card or other micro or mini SD card. The reader has slots for four different kinds of cards. It connects to the computer with a USB cord. You don’t need to have your own cord for your camera or other device. Just ask for the reader so you can download pictures or other files from your device while you're in the library.

Get connected at your library!

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Laser cutter user manual

Schedule Laser Cutter Training

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The library has a laser cutter capable of etching on wood, glass, ceramic tiles, cork, metals, and many other materials. It can be used by anyone who has completed the one-hour training session. Call the library, 402-296-4154, ext. 24, to schedule training or to reserve time to work on your projects.

You don’t need to have a library card or even live in Plattsmouth to use it. It can be used for personal or business purposes, so think about how you might benefit from the opportunity!

See some of the items we've made with the Innovation Studio equipment!

 

Yearbooks, Newspapers Digitized

Read about the local newspapers and high school yearbooks that have been digitized and made available to the public.

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Visit Our Patio!

The library has a patio in the back of the building! It was constructed between June 27 and July 5, 2012, with bricks from Main Street and is shaded by a pergola. You can see how the patio took shape by looking at these pictures. It was made possible with a grant from the Cass County Visitors Promotion Committee and donations from the Plattsmouth Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library. The city donated the bricks. It's a great place to stop and read a book or to listen to storytime, at least when the weather is nice. Thanks to Midwest Outdoor Design for installing it.