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Everything Chocolate2019

Register Now for Everything Chocolate, February 16

Chocolate and fun will be the main ingredients at the ninth annual Everything Chocolate event at the Plattsmouth Public Library on Saturday, February 16, at 7:00 pm! The evening will be full of chocolate treats, raffle baskets, and door prizes.

Join the Willy Wonka adventure where you will earn extra tickets for door prizes and earn treats while learning fun facts about your neighbors. Raffle baskets from DC's Waterhole, Hy-Vee, Aesthetics Images, Cass County Bank, Slattery Vintage Estates, Main Street Jewelers, and Scooters will be available; tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

You can register for the chocolate competition. Enter your favorite chocolate appetizer or dessert; no alcoholic beverages accepted. Entries must be received by 6:45 pm. Judges will be Evis Zamora (former Library Supervisor), Terri Anderson (former winner of the competition), and Tom Beckman (2018 Harvest Festival King). The entries will be judged based on taste, presentation, and originality. After the judging, attendees will be able to sample the entries.

Chocolate treats may also be brought to share without being entered in the competition. The event is free to attend and participate. Additional non-chocolate snacks will be served.

Call the library (402-296-4154 x24) to register as seating is limited!

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USDA Rural Development Office Day, February 14

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

Single Family Housing Specialist Rebecca Adams 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, February 14, by calling 402-437-5748 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Bingo! on February 15

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 15 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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Employers Needed for Job Fair on March 13

The library is hosting its fourth annual Job Fair on Wednesday, March 13, 3:00-6:00 pm. Employers who would like to participate are encouraged to call Karen Mier, Library Director, at 402-296-4154 x23. Each employer will be provided with table space, chairs, and a table tent with your name on it.

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Tax Forms Available

Multiple copies of the new Form 1040 tax forms, along with the accompanying basic schedules and instructions, are available for free at the library. Any other federal forms and all state tax forms can also be printed from the IRS and 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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Laser cutter user manual

The Laser Cutter Has Arrived!

The library has been raising funds for a laser cutter since March 2018. Though it was ordered in November, it was backordered and finally arrived on January 2!

It was installed and staff were retrained on January 10. Since the machine is a little larger than the one used last winter, library staff will offer short refreshers for anyone who’s used the machine before. Please call the library, 402-296-4154, ext. 24, to schedule training for new users or returning users.

The laser cutter can be used by anyone who has been trained. 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!

As of January 24, funding is about $500 away from the $17,315 goal for the laser cutter, software, and supplies. Thanks to Midlands Community Foundation for a $3000 grant, the Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation for contributing $1000 each, and the following individuals and businesses for their donations.

Judy Bell
Cass County Bank
Alfred G. Dietrich
Marilyn Rishel
Joanne Furlong
Plattsmouth Lions Club
Larry and Elly Biederman
Pat Meisinger
Dean and Marilynn Meisinger
Jenny Sullivan
Millard and Janice Carnes
Anne Begley
DC's Waterhole
Plattsmouth State Bank
Earl Babbe
Kathy Algya
Peg Chesley
Julie and Carl Dodd
Charles Babcock
Rich and Lisa Propst
Schott Enterprises
Brad Ksiazek
Janet McCartney
Carroll Hudson
Country Bar and Grill
Karen and Lupe Mier
Hy-Vee customers
Jean Mikkelson
Ginger Tuttle

Checks made out to the library or to the Plattsmouth Public Library Foundation can be mailed to Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Avenue A, Plattsmouth, NE 68048. You may also donate online through Network for Good, with the option of donating anonymously. These funds will only be used for the laser cutter and its supplies; they will not be used for any other purpose. If you have any questions, contact Karen Mier at 402-296-4154 x23 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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Friday Friends Playgroup, March 2

The Friday Friends Playgroup will meet in the library auditorium on March 2, 10:00-11:30 am, for indoor fun. Children ages 0-5 years can play on inside playground equipment and make new friends! The activity is free, with no registration.

The Playgroup meets on the first Friday of every month and 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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Corn Pottery and Native American Collectibles

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The Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library received a donation of corn pottery and Native American collectibles that are now on display in the library. The items are priced $3 up to $125. You can purchase them for the price marked, or you can place a bid on an item.

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The corn pottery includes trays, bowls, and salt and pepper shakers. Native American collectibles include dolls, a beaded necklace, and Nemadji vases.corn pottery3 A 1950s doll that looks like Dale Evans from the Dolls of All Nations collection is still in its box. The items would make great holiday gifts or the perfect addition to your own collection.

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Where Do My Donations Go?

The library has been blessed with a great Friends of the Library, Library Foundation, and individual donors. Included in the city’s budget are accounts that represent memorials, grants, and general donations.

Read more about donations from October 2016 to September 2017 ...

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Computer Classes

Learn more about your computer and the programs you use in a series of classes. Classes designed for the novice as well as those more versed in computers are offered: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Using the Internet Wisely, Word Processing, Intermediate Email, and Excel. A different class is taught each week; most are two hours long. Consult this sample class schedule to determine if you want to sign up for all the classes or only the ones that interest you. The classes are free, but class size is limited. Please call the library to register or to ask questions.

 

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.