Come to the library on Friday, March 31, at 1:30 pm, to enjoy the Omaha Dancing Grannies. As part of the Fun-tastic Friday lineup, light refreshments will be served.
The Omaha Dancing Grannies is a group of mature tap dancers who perform to brighten the lives of seniors and others who appreciate the "seasoning" of age. These fun-loving ladies are sure to put a smile on your face. The program is free and open to adults of any age.
Plattsmouth native David Reimer will give a violin performance in the library auditorium on Thursday, April 6, at 6:30 pm. David was a graduate of Plattsmouth High School in 1982; his family still lives in town.
David is Professor of Violin and Director of String Studies at Calvin College and Concertmaster of the Baroque on Beaver Island Festival Orchestra. He studied violin at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Cleveland Institute of Music and received his DMA from Ohio State University. He joined the faculty at Calvin College after completing his doctorate in 2004.
On April 6, he will be performing works from Biber, Bach, Haydn, Paganini, Hindemith, Prokofiev, Sheng, Kreisler, and O’Connor. The program is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
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.
No baking class is needed, just a library card. Read Art of the Pie for free with guaranteed availability during the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global e-book reading club through libraries. The program connects millions of readers around the world with the same e-book at the same time.
Plattsmouth Public Library cardholders will be able to borrow the e-book chosen by library readers as their cookbook choice for Big Library Read. Art of the Pie, one of 2016’s best cookbooks from pie guru Kate McDermott, will be available starting Thursday, March 16, and concluding on Thursday, March 30, by visiting http://nebraska.lib.overdrive.com. It can be read on all major computers and devices without worrying about wait lists or holds. The e-book cookbook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.
Kate McDermott has taught the time-honored craft of pie-making to thousands of people. Her pies have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Real Simple, Oprah.com, NPR and more. In the Art of the Pie, she shares her secrets to great crusts and fabulous fillings and to living a good life. Kate provides dozens of recipes for all the pie combinations you can dream up with hints and tricks helpful to even the most experienced pie baker.
Big Library Read is an international reading program that connects millions of readers around the world simultaneously with an e-book. Discussions about the cookbook, recipes and more can be found on BigLibraryRead.com.
The program is made possible through a partnership between the Plattsmouth Library, OverDrive, the leading platform for e-books and audiobooks from the library, and Countryman Press, publisher of Art of the Pie. For more information on Big Library Read, visit BigLibraryRead.com.
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.
Join the fun at the next Adult Game Night on Friday, April 21, 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.
Create beautiful birds, flowers, or bird houses using papier mache at Fun-tastic Friday on April 28, at 1:30 pm. Debi Baumert from Colour Art Studios will guide you through the process of adding colorful papier mache to preformed designs that will brighten any room.
With Waterford at Woodbridge's sponsorship, the cost to make most designs is only $5; the owl is $10. Call the library at 402-296-4154 x24 for reservations so enough supplies will be available. The program is for adults only. Light snacks and drinks will be served.
Learn more about your computer and the programs you use in a series of classes offered throughout the year. 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. A sample 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.
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.
Read about the local newspapers and high school yearbooks that have been digitized and made available to the public.
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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