On Saturday, December 7, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, the library galaxy will be visited by members of the Star Wars 501st Legion Central Garrison in costume. So, bring your favorite Star Wars fans to get autographs, have their pictures taken, and participate in games and crafts. Join the excitement as the Garrison makes its first visit to the library! The program is free and open to all ages.
The Plattsmouth Public Library invites you to celebrate the holidays early with arts and crafts, refreshments, and fun on December 9 and December 13.
The library's annual Holiday Party is on Monday, December 9, 5:30-7:00 pm. Enjoy snacks, story time, and crafts, including an edible snowman, with Santa's helpers to kick off the holiday season! Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit, and each child will get a present!
On Friday, December 13, the library will be helping children make holiday art at Rohan Photography from 6:30-8:00 pm in conjunction with Victorian Christmas on Main which was postponed from its original December 6 date.
Adult game nights, held on the third Friday of each month, 7-9 pm, are great gathering times for old friends and new friends who want to play card games or board games. You may bring your own games or play one of the library's board games, including Yahtzee and Rummikub. If you'd like, bring a snack to share; coffee will be provided. No registration is required. Dates for the next few months are:
December 20 January 17 February 21
The following regularly scheduled computer classes will be offered in January: Basic Computers, Basic Internet, Using the Internet Wisely, Word Processing, Intermediate Email, and Excel. They are repeated on a regular basis, with a different class each week. Brief descriptions and the most recent schedule for the classes can be found on this class schedule. The classes are free, but class size is limited. Please call the library to register for the classes or to ask questions.
On March 14, 2013, the Plattsmouth Community Foundation announced that it was awarding $2,000 to the Plattsmouth Public Library Foundation to help the library continue its digitization of the Plattsmouth newspapers from 1865-2003! Pat Meisinger, President of the Library Foundation, and Library Director Karen Mier were present at the ceremony.
This most recent award brings the total funds raised to $39,003 or approximately 42% of the goal! Other funds have come from the Nebraska State Records Board ($23,742), the Plattsmouth Public Library Foundation ($2,000), the Friends of the Plattsmouth Public Library ($2,000), and donations received by the Library from individuals or groups (approximately $4,000).
The cost to digitize the entire collection of Plattsmouth newspapers at the library, 1865-2003, is approximately $92,610. The library has already had 52 reels of microfilm digitized and is working with University of Nebraska at Lincoln to incorporate the data from 1865 to September 1939 into the Nebraska Newspapers project. Because standards set by the Library of Congress are being used, the Plattsmouth newspapers can be incorporated into the Nebraska project and considered for inclusion in Chronicling America, a national database of digital newspapers hosted by the Library of Congress.
By converting the Plattsmouth newspapers on microfilm to a digital format, they will be accessible on the Internet and can be searched online from any computer with Internet access. You won't have to know the date an article was published in order to find any information like you do with microfilm. With a digital format, you can search the newspapers by keyword, just like you do on Google. The digital format also allows you to access the newspapers from home and print them from home if you have a printer.
If you would like to donate to this project, there are two ways you can help. One way is to donate to the Plattsmouth Public Library Foundation, 401 Avenue A, Plattsmouth, NE 68048; every dollar helps us reach our goal sooner. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so your donations are tax-deductible.
The second way you can help is to donate old newspapers which are missing from the microfilm reels. The library has created lists of the issues that are missing from The Plattsmouth Journal, the Plattsmouth News-Herald, and the Plattsmouth Daily Herald. If you find any of the needed issues, please let us know. You can either donate them to the library or you can loan them to us until they are microfilmed by the Nebraska State Historical Society, then they would be returned to you. We hope you can contribute to the success of this project. We look forward to hearing from you!
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.
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