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Bingo! on September 20

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 September 20 for an hour of bingo. Prizes will be awarded for a variety of games. Refreshments will be served. Remember, happiness is calling "Bingo!"

 

Your Opinions are Wanted

The library is surveying local residents to gather data on what people like about the library and what services or programs they would like to see added or changed. Please stop by the library or click the link below to take the 10-minute survey. Karen Mier, Library Director, says “We want to hear from everyone, whether you’ve been to the library before or not, and whether you live in the city or not.” Completed paper surveys can be dropped off in the library or deposited into one of the book drops outside the library or you can take the survey online. Thank you for your participation!

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A Look at the Nebraska Sandhills, September 24

Enjoy the beauty of the Nebraska Sandhills with Mike Whye on Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 pm, in the auditorium. Mike, a freelance photographer and writer, will present the Sandhills through a photographer's lens.

Mike looks at the world with an artist's eye; his cameras and notebook are never far away.

His works have appeared in publications including National Geographic Traveler, TIME, USA Today, Des Moines Register, Omaha World Herald, Home & Away AAA Magazines, Iowan Magazine, South Dakota Magazine, Motor Coach Living, Group Travel Magazine, Iowa Outdoors and Nebraska Life. His works have also been used by the Iowa and Nebraska Tourism offices.

Besides writing guidebooks and photobooks on Nebraska, Omaha, and Iowa, Mike teaches journalism writing and photography classes as an adjust at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Creighton University.

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National Voter Registration Day, September 24

On September 24, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive 50-state effort to register voters. The Plattsmouth Public Library will be joining the effort, helping citizens to register online or on a paper form beginning Tuesday, September 24, through the end of October.

Any U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age can register to vote. (Restrictions apply to felons and to those declared mentally incompetent.) Anyone who has moved or wants to change their party affiliation must update their voter registration in order to vote in the next election.

While the Cass County Election Office is located on Main Street, its hours (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm) may not meet the needs of everyone. Since the library is open Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, and Sunday noon-4:30pm, there are a lot more opportunities to fill out the paper form or get help with the online form.

Help us spread the word by using #NationalVoterRegistrationDay on all social media platforms to drive attention to voter registration and the upcoming elections. For links to registration information and the online voter registration form, see the NVRD website. You can find Frequently Asked Questions as well as a link to the online voter registration form on the Nebraska Secretary of State website.

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month

With rising prices, libraries are still one of the best deals in town! Most people know that, with a library card, you can check out books on all kinds of topics and in all genres. However, did you know that, at the Plattsmouth Public Library, you can also check out movies, cake pans, tables and chairs, screens, projectors, video games, magazines, audiobooks, and music CDs?

The library’s DVD and Blu-ray collection contains thousands of movies and hundreds of TV series, both American and British. These check out for one week.

Tables and chairs are most heavily used around graduation and holidays, but the library has round and rectangular tables and folding chairs for checkout.

The newest materials are Vox books for children, “Books that talk!” Vox books have a reader permanently attached to the picture book so children can hear the book read while following along with the printed book. No computer, tablet, or CD is needed. Children simply push a button to listen and read.

The library has four Launchpads, tablets pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free learning apps created just for children. Each Launchpad has a different set of apps, with at least 10 apps on each device. The 7” high-definition touch screen and external speaker are protected by a durable protective case. Three devices are designed for children aged 5-7 years old; one device is designed for children 3-5 years old.

All you need is a library card to check out these items. Don’t have a library card yet? If you live in Plattsmouth, the card is free; outside the city limits, you can get cards for every family member for $30 per family.

Libraries – still one of the best deals in town!

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Friday Friends Playgroup, October 4

The Friday Friends Playgroup will meet in the library auditorium on October 4, 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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USDA Rural Development Office Day, October 10

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 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, October 10, 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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Schedule Laser Cutter Training

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After raising funds for neary 10 months, the library was able to purchase 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 been trained. One-hour sessions can be scheduled by calling the library, 402-296-4154, ext. 24.

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!

 

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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 gifts or the perfect addition to your own collection.

 

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.