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Youth Movie Nights202211

Youth Movie Nights, November 22 and 23

A Christmas Story will be shown on Tuesday, November 22, and Wednesday, November 23, 6-7:30pm.

 

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

The library will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25, for Thanksgiving. We are thankful for all the support in our community.

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Adult Take and Make Craft for December

 If you're looking for a festive ornament, the December take-and-make for adults is a gnome ornament. Kits will be available while supplies last starting on Monday, December 5, at 9am. 

Anime Club

Anime Club, December 15

If you enjoy anime and manga and are in grades 5-12, join the Anime Club on Thursday, December 15, 4-5:30pm. Each month, youth will watch and discuss series such as "Sailor Moon"! Snacks will be provided.

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Holiday Party on December 17

Santa Claus, presents, balloons, and face painting combine for a terrific Holiday Party in the auditorium on Saturday, December 17, 10:00-11:30 am. Santa and Mrs. Claus will talk to the children, hear their Christmas wishes, and hand out presents. Parents may take pictures, if they'd like. Fantastic twisted balloons provided by Donna Trout and Rudi Patudi will be available. Children can also make an ornament and have their faces painted!

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library will be served. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. All are welcome!

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Read Any Size Print with New Video Magnifier

 The Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired has provided an ONYX Deskset Video Magnifier to all Nebraska public libraries to better serve our visually impaired patrons. You don't need a library card to use the machine, and it's very easy to use. It features the ability to change colors or display white text on black. It provides reading lines or a mask that helps you follow along on the page, and it can magnify up to 106x. It's also great for reading prescription bottles and viewing images. Stop by the library to use it or to see a short demo.

FREE MONTHLY ACTIVITIES

Activity Ages Dates Notes
Bingobingo fall Adults 3rd Wednesday, 1:30-2:30pm
Next date: November 16
We provide the bingo cards.
Needlecraft ClubNeedlecraft Club All 1st Tuesday, 4-5pm
Next date: December 6
Beginners or seasoned pros, bring your crocheting, embroidery, quilting, or other projects to work on.
Lego ClubLego Club202210 All Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Next dates: November 23
We provide the Legos and Duplos.
D&D Heck Fire ClubDD202210 11-18 years Every other Saturday, 10am-2pm
Next dates: November 26
For novices and experienced players.
More Dungeons Masters are needed.
Friday Friends202209Friday Friends 0-5 years 1st and 3rd Fridays, 10-11:30am
Next dates: November 18
Play on indoor playground equipment
and make new friends.
Family Board Game OnBoard Game Day202209 All Thursdays, 6-7:30pm
Next dates: November 17
Play new and old games or bring your own.
Hosts: Adam and Nicole Vraspir
Video Gamingvideo gaming fall All youth Every other Saturday, 12:30-3pm
Next dates: November 19
Play your games or ours on 75" TV.
Wii, Xbox 360, Switch, or your own.
Saturday Morning CartoonsSaturdayCartoons All youth Every other Saturday, 9:30-11am
Next dates: November 19
Family-oriented cartoons. Pajamas
welcome. Cereal provided
Crafter-NoonCrafterNoon202210 All Saturday, November 26, 1-3pm Materials provided. Toys for toddlers.
Bring your own board games.
Paws for ReadingPaws202209 All youth Last Wednesday, 4:30-5:30pm
Next date: November 30
Children read to certified therapy dogs.
Registration preferred, not required.
Trading CardsTrading Card202212 Grades 2+ Next date: December 17, 2:30-4pm Trade Pokemon, magic, sports, Yu-Gi-Oh and other cards.
Youth Movie Nights All youth Wednesdays: November 16, 23, 6-7:30pm
Tuesday, November 22, 6-7:30
 
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USDA Rural Development Office Day Returns January 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.

Loan Specialist Sharon Kluck 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, January 12, by calling 402-437-5035 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged.

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Free Passes to Area Attractions

The library has free passes to Lauritzen Gardens, Durham Museum, and Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods. These library passes must be checked out and returned within one week. The only thing you need is a library card in good standing - no overdue fines or overdue materials.

Each pass is a little different. The Lauritzen Garden pass admits 2 adults and their children under age 18 for one use. The Durham Museum pass admits 2 adults and children within that household or up to 4 grandchildren.

The Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods passes admit 2 adults and up to 5 children. Each pass is for a specific day of the week so, if you check out a Monday pass, you have to visit on a Monday. Visitors also receive $5 off a membership if purchased on the day you use the library pass. You can use the pass for a discount in the gift shop, attend special member-only events, and attend for free any programming on the day of your visit.

Sorry, but the library can't put a pass on hold, but you can call ahead to make sure one is available before you come.

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Plattsmouth Newspapers Online, 1857-2021

The library recently converted the remaining backfiles of the Plattsmouth Journal to microfilm so all Plattsmouth newspapers from 1857-2021 are accessible and searchable on the Internet or in the library. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's website, Nebraska Newspapers, has hosted eight newspapers from 1865-1939  for about 10 years. Last year, History Nebraska turned over its backfiles to newspapers.com which now includes 31 Plattsmouth newspapers from 1857-2008. To complete the archive, the library now offers the 2009-2021 Journal issues for searching in the library. The project to make the 2009-2021 Journal issues available was made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

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Hot Off the Press!

heat pressIn fall 2021, the library received a heat press and accompanying mug press! The library also has hundreds of shirts for children and adults, aprons, cloth bags, mouse pads, glass tiles, aluminum signs, coasters, and many more items to be imprinted with the presses.

Call the library for a 30-minute training or to make a reservation to make your own items. During training, you will be able to create your own design or use a sample design provided by the library. You can print one mug and one other item (shirt, mousepad, or any other material) for free. Beyond that, items cost anywhere from 25 cents to $4.

Made with a laser cutter:
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Laser cutter user manual

Schedule Laser Cutter Training

laser dinosaurThe library has a laser cutter capable of etching on wood, glass, ceramic tiles, cork, metals, and many other materials. It can be used by anyone who has completed the one-hour training session. Call the library, 402-296-4154, ext. 24, to schedule training or to reserve time to work on your projects.

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!

laser trainSee some of the items we've made with the Innovation Studio equipment!

 

Break Up the Boredom with an Escape Room!

Library Supervisor Kenneth Turner has created an escape room to help kick the indoor doldrums. Try your luck escaping from a world turned topsy-turvy. Additional digital escape rooms, some for free, can be found in this Library Journal article.

 

Free Online Resources for All Ages

 

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Charge Your Device While You Browse!

Now you can charge your phone, tablet, iPad, Kindle, or other device while you’re browsing or working on the computer in the Plattsmouth Public Library. You don’t even need a cord since the charger already has several different connectors for Apple, Android, and other devices. The charger is at the main circulation desk and can accommodate up to 8 devices at a time. The charger is plugged into an outlet, not a computer, so your data is secure.

The library also has a card reader that will allow you to read data from a camera memory card or other micro or mini SD card. The reader has slots for four different kinds of cards. It connects to the computer with a USB cord. You don’t need to have your own cord for your camera or other device. Just ask for the reader so you can download pictures or other files from your device while you're in the library.

 

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 in 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.