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Job Fair, February 23

The library is hosting its second job fair on Thursday, February 23, 3:00-6:00 pm. The jobs are for adults and teens and include those in healthcare occupations, lifeguards, fitness instructors, groundskeepers, office workers, and others. Employers who will be on hand include Hy-Vee, the City of Plattsmouth, Plattsmouth Care and Rehab, SERVPRO of Sarpy County, Gifford Farm Education Center, and Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department. Positions may be full-time or part-time. Stop in between 3:00 and 6:00 to fill out applications and talk to the employers. Bring your resume if you have one.

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 sign.

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Papier Mache Bird Houses at Fun-tastic Friday, February 24

Craft a bird house that all the neighborhood birds will love to use at the Fun-tastic Friday on February 24, at 1:30 pm. Debi Baumert from Colour Art Studios will guide you through the process of adding just the right touches to make your bird house.

With Waterford at Woodbridge's sponsorship, the cost to make a bird house is only $5. Call the library at 402-296-4154 x24 for reservations so enough supplies will be made available. The program is for adults only. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

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TinkerSpace Features LittleBits for Kids on Wednesdays

Children in grades 3 through 6 will enjoy the third session of TinkerSpace starting Wednesday, March 1, at 4:00 pm in the Plattsmouth Library auditorium. Activities are based on littleBits, a fantastic collection of electronic parts that children will use to build their own machines. The kits include buttons, buzzers, and even a small fan that all connect with magnets. The building blocks are fun and easy to work with, and there are limitless ways to put them together.

The free program runs from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and snacks are provided. No registration is required; drop-ins are welcome. Call Kirsten Wood at 402-296-4154 x21 if you have questions.

This program is sponsored by the Nebraska Library Commission and funded in part with state funds allocated through the Nebraska Legislature.

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IRS Tax Forms Available

Multiple copies of Forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, along with the instruction booklets, have arrived from the IRS. Nebraska's Department of Revenue stopped sending copies to libraries several years ago. Copies of both federal and state tax forms can be printed at the library for 10 cents a page or 20 cents for double-sided copies.

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Computer Classes, January 31-March 14

Learn more about your computer and the programs you use in a series of classes being offered on Tuesday afternoons beginning January 31 at 1:00 pm. 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. You can sign up for all the classes or only the ones that interest you. The schedule with brief descriptions 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.

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Adult Game Night, March 17

Join the fun at the next Adult Game Night on Friday, March 17, 7:00-9:00 pm, in the Plattsmouth Public Library auditorium. Adult Game Nights, usually held on the third Friday of each month, are great gathering times for 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.

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Solar Eclipse Coming, August 21

The library is partnering with Star_Net and the Omaha Astronomical Society to provide you with a great opportunity to view the Solar Eclipse scheduled to cross the United States on August 21. In our area, we will see almost a 100% eclipse due to the trajectory (see image to the left). Keep an eye on this page for dates and times of presentations. We will also help children make a safe device to view the eclipse during the summer reading program. We expect to have special glasses for viewing the eclipse available for free, and we will provide an opportunity for people to safely view the eclipse on August 21. More information on the eclipse is available here.

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Miah Dasovic Earns Free Book

Congratulations to Miah Dasovic , daughter of Jeremiah and Jenny Dasovic, of Plattsmouth! Together they read 1,000 books and earned a special copy of the classic book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. The Plattsmouth Public Library only gives out these books to children completing the free program "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten."

To begin the program, pick up a reading record at the library. Every book read to your child – by you, during library storytime, at a daycare, by family members – counts towards the total. You can even count the same book more than once if you read it more than once. Simply cross out a picture in the reading log to indicate you’ve read a book. It’s fast and easy. Reach the goal of a 1000 books, and your child will receive a brand new book with a special label inside!

Contact Kirsten at 402-296-4154 with questions.

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Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge

Enter the Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge, and you may win a prize! The Plattsmouth Library has 39 of the 42 titles on the short list.

The Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge is part of the celebration of Nebraska's sesquicentennial or 150 years of statehood. The Reading Challenge was created to promote Nebraska's poets and mystery writers, social critics and romance novelists, historians and journalists who have achieved regional, national and international recognition.

The books were chosen because they were written by Nebraskans or because the subject matter or setting was in Nebraska. Authors were selected because they 1) were born or grew up in Nebraska, 2) were educated in Nebraska, or 3) spent most of their productive writing years in Nebraska. Books were selected because they 1) are about Nebraska or have a Nebraska setting; 2) are readily available in libraries or book stores; and 3) reflect a variety of works that have appealed to Nebraskans over time.

There are 42 books on the Reading Challenge list including fiction, non-fiction, young adult and picture books as well as poetry. The library has all but three of the books; the library can borrow the last three from other libraries.

The reading challenge encourages us to read as many of the selections as possible, record these titles on the form available at the library or from nebraska150books.org, and submit the form for prize drawings. If you've read any of the books in the past, you don’t need to read them again. You can enter by reading as few as six books. Entries for the drawings need to be received by February 28.

Reading all 42 books by February 28 will qualify you to win $300 from the University of Nebraska Press. Finishing 12 books by the deadline qualifies you for a $25 gift card, and six books will enter you in the drawing for a book bundle.

According to the website, "The goal of the Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge is to draw attention to the best literature produced from Nebraska and to highlight the varied cultures, historical time periods and locations that are featured in the selected books."

The full list of 150 books and more information can be found at nebraska150books.org.

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Children's Area Painting, Re-Carpeting Completed!

The children's area has been painted and re-carpeted! Thank you to all those who volunteered their time and muscle to move the books and furniture out, remove the carpet, then move everything back in - Steve and Velora Riese, Dave Ewing, John Hurst, Sam, James, Michael Mier, Elder Nokai, and Elder Evans. Thanks also to staff who spent hours on the project - Stacey Ewing, Ben Broshar, Jonna Carroll, Shelby Perkins, Barb Miller, Kirsten Wood, Evis Zamora, Michelle Smallridge, and Karen Mier.

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Of course, we couldn't have done it without the help of people who contributed money. The most recent donations came from the Plattsmouth Rotary and Lions Clubs and Pat's Kids. Thank you!

Take a look at more pictures of our new space on our Facebook page.

If you'd like to help fund the next phase, please make checks payable to the Plattsmouth Public Library Foundation and mail them to 401 Avenue A, Plattsmouth. The next phase includes painting and re-tiling the stairwell and kitchen.

 

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.

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Mon. - Thur. 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun. 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
401 Avenue A
Plattsmouth, NE 68048
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