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Family Connections

Join Family Connections, June 21

Dr. Sara Kupzyk, a psychologist and counselor at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, will be holding a Family Connections meeting at the library on Thursday, June 21, 2:30-3:30 pm. Family Connections is a support group for parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities. Caregivers can connect with others who face similar challenges, and the children have time to socialize with peers in a safe environment. The meeting is open to the public. No registration is required.

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Family Zumba, June 28

Limited spots are available for family zumba at the library on Thursday, June 28, at 6:30 pm. Danae from the Plattsmouth Community Center will be instructing anyone age 8 or older in the fast-paced dance. You can do as much as you can or want to do. Contact the front desk in person or by phone at 402-296-4154 x24 to reserve your spot.

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Summer Reading Program Begins June 5

This year's summer reading program, "Libraries Rock", has something for all ages! Programs designed for babies, toddlers, young children, teens, and adults will begin the week of June 4.

"Rocking Red", a children's performer with all original material, will open the children's program on the Main Street Plaza on Tuesday, June 5, at 10:00 am. Every Tuesday through July 3, 10:00-11:00 am, children will be making instruments, playing games, and enjoying other special guests. Consult the schedule for Tuesday's programs.

"Movies Rock" every Wednesday, June 6 through July 26, 1:00-3:00 pm, in the auditorium. Join us for free popcorn and family-friendly movies; bring your pillows or blankets if you'd like. Movie titles will be announced as soon as the schedule is finalized.

"Crafts Rock" on Thursdays, June 7 through July 27, 1:00-2:00 pm, in the auditorium. Rock painting, mini terrariums, and painted garden flowers are among the projects we will be making.

Like last year, children earn scratch tickets when they check out books. The ticket may be for a small prize that they can pick out right away or the ticket can be entered into the drawings for the grand prize packages.

Teens and adults can also earn scratch tickets for items checked out. If you don't win a prize immediately, the scratch ticket will be entered into the drawing for the grand prize on July 3.

Babies, 0-2 years old, are included for the first time. Parents can check out and read five (5) books to their child between June 5 and July 2 to receive a free board book. Limited to one free book per child.

All programs are free and open to the public. Please call the library at 402-296-4154 if you have any questions.

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Movie Wednesdays

Enjoy fun family movies every Wednesday at 1:00 pm in the library auditorium beginning June 6. Bring a pillow or blanket if you want to lay on the floor. Free popcorn! The schedule below is subject to change based on availability.

June 20  Paddington 2
June 27  Despicable Me 3
July 11   Beauty and the Beast (2017 movie with Emma Watson)
July 18   Coco
July 25   [To be determined]

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Friday Friends Playgroup, July 6

The Friday Friends Playgroup will meet in the library auditorium on July 6, 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, July 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 Housing Technician 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 with Rebecca for Thursday, July 12, 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 July 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 July 20 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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Bring Back a Laser Cutter!

There were quite a few people who were sad to see the laser cutter leave when the Library Innovation Studio equipment was moved to the next library at the end of March. Since then, the library has been raising money to purchase a laser cutter for the public to use year-round.

The laser cutter is very versatile. It can be used to etch on wood, glass, ceramic tiles, and coasters; it’s even been used to etch on Legos and a brick. It can also cut intricate designs from paper!

The laser cutter ($12,000) requires a filter ($2,600) to remove the fumes from the air. Add a few supplies, and the goal is $15,000. As of June 4, the library has raised or earmarked over $5,650 for the project! The library is contributing over $2,000 from its budget, the Library Foundation has pledged $1,000, and the city will add to that. Thanks to those individuals and businesses who have already donated to the project:

Judy Bell
Cass County Bank
Alfred G. Dietrich
Marilyn Rishel
Joanne Furlong
Plattsmouth Lions Club

Millard and Janice Carnes
Anne Begley
DC's Waterhole
Plattsmouth State Bank
Earl Babbe

Schott Enterprises
Brad Ksiazek
Janet McCartney
Carroll Hudson
Country Bar and Grill

If you'd like to donate, please deliver or mail checks to the Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Avenue A, Plattsmouth, NE 68048. Checks made out to the library will only be used for the purchase of a laser cutter; 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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RBdigital for E-books, Audiobooks, and Magazines

The library provides access to e-books and e-audiobooks through both OverDrive and RBdigital. RBdigital also includes e-magazines in a new all-in-one interface for your computer and mobile devices. Both of these services can be accessed with a library card on your mobile devices or by clicking on the links on the left side of this page.

If you’ve used RBdigital in the past, including OneClick Digital for audiobooks and Zinio for magazines, and you haven’t updated them recently, you can download the new RBdigital app through the old interface or search your app store for RBdigital. Your username and password will remain the same. You won't lose any of your previously checked out content.

The app delivers your favorite titles right to your smartphone or tablet or you can access them on your computer using the icons to the right. Download now to listen, read, learn, and enjoy! If you have any questions or need assistance, call 402-296-4154 or bring your device to the library.

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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 various donation categories that are summarized below for the October 2016-September 2017 year.

Memorials received: $1,040

Memorial checks can be made out to the library or the Library Foundation. Donors can choose to have the memorial be used to purchase books, DVDs, or audiobooks, or they can let the library use it for projects such as replacing a piece of equipment or painting the library interior. If you expect many family members to donate, you may want to encourage them to donate to the Foundation so the funds can be used for long-term projects.

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Find Recipes on AtoZ World Food

You can now search for recipes and food information from around the world by clicking on the orange AtoZ World Food logo to the left. The AtoZ World Food database allows you to explore recipes and food culture from around the world 24/7 from library computers or in the comfort of your own home.

AtoZ World Food is a food, culture, and traditional recipes database covering 174 countries. It includes over 800 food culture articles, over 6,500 recipes, 500+ ingredient articles, and 6 food glossaries. High quality photos accompany the recipes and articles. Now you can experiment with new foods and new recipes from around the world.

To access the database, use the link on either side of this web page. Log in with your library card number (don’t put a space after the P), and create your own account. You can save and share your favorite recipes and dazzle your friends with the new dishes you create.

If you have any questions, contact the library at 402-296-4154.

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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.