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The library is closing at 2:00 pm on Friday due to icy roads.

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Bingo! on January 18 - CANCELLED

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 January 18 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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Understanding Nutrition Labels, January 23

Get a head start on your New Year's diet and health resolutions. Join Maxine Lickteig, Hy-Vee Dietitian, as she explains how to read and understand nutrition labels on Wednesday, January 23, at 6:30 pm, in the auditorium.

Max is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist who can help you determine what the nutrition labels mean and how they impact your diet and your health. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. The event is free and open to the public.

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Get Ready for Everything Chocolate, February 16

Start planning your recipes for the Everything Chocolate competition on Saturday, February 16. Call the library at 402-296-4154 x24 to register your dish or to make a reservation to attend. The event is free to attend and participate. More details will follow.

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The Laser Cutter Has Arrived!

The library has been raising funds for a laser cutter since March 2018. Though it was ordered in November, it was backordered and finally arrived on January 2!

It was installed and staff were retrained on January 10. Since the machine is a little larger than the one used last winter, library staff will offer short refreshers for anyone who’s used the machine before. Please call the library, 402-296-4154, ext. 24, to schedule training for new users or returning users.

The laser cutter can be used by anyone who has been trained. 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!

As of January 3, funding is about $1,000 away from the $17,315 goal for the laser cutter, software, and supplies. Thanks to Midlands Community Foundation for a $3000 grant, the Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation for contributing $1000 each, and the following individuals and businesses for their donations.

Judy Bell
Cass County Bank
Alfred G. Dietrich
Marilyn Rishel
Joanne Furlong
Plattsmouth Lions Club
Larry and Elly Biederman
Pat Meisinger
Dean and Marilynn Meisinger
Millard and Janice Carnes
Anne Begley
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Plattsmouth State Bank
Earl Babbe
Kathy Algya
Peg Chesley
Julie and Carl Dodd
Charles Babcock
Schott Enterprises
Brad Ksiazek
Janet McCartney
Carroll Hudson
Country Bar and Grill
Karen and Lupe Mier
Hy-Vee customers
Jean Mikkelson
Ginger Tuttle

Checks made out to the library or to the Plattsmouth Public Library Foundation can be mailed to Plattsmouth Public Library, 401 Avenue A, Plattsmouth, NE 68048. You may also donate online through Network for Good, with the option of donating anonymously. These funds will only be used for the laser cutter and its supplies; 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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Breastfeeding 101 Class on January 24

Katie Graves, RN from the Sarpy/Cass Health Department, will help expectant mothers and new mothers become comfortable with breastfeeding their babies. Breastfeeding 101 will be held at the Plattsmouth Public Library on Thursday, January 24, 6-8 pm.

Although breastfeeding is natural, it still takes practice. Katie will help you establish a good understanding about breastfeeding, breastmilk, and the Sacred Hour. By the end of the class, you will be more confident and you will understand how it supports your baby's growth and development. A breast pump will be provided during class if you're 36 weeks pregnant.

Support persons are encouraged to attend. If you have questions, contact Katie at 402-537-6973. You can find the full list of prenatal classes on the Sarpy/Cass Health Department website.

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Friday Friends Playgroup, February 1

The Friday Friends Playgroup will meet in the library auditorium on February 1, 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, February 14

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 Housing Technician Jill Divelbess or 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 for Thursday, February 14, by calling 402-437-5748 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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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 holiday gifts or the perfect addition to your own collection.

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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 memorials, grants, and general donations.

Read more about donations from October 2016 to September 2017 ...

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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.