Local Author to Visit the Library

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For 26 years, Sergeant Mark Langan spent his days and nights on the Omaha Police force in pursuit of criminals he sought to bring to justice.  Since then, he has written a book depicting his high-adrenaline experiences while on the job.  Busting Bad Guys, is Sergeant Langan’s first-hand account of what this highly stressful career was like for him, and the investigations he lead.

On Saturday, October 4th at 11:00am, Sergeant Langan will be visiting the Main Library for a book talk event in which he will share more about his book, Busting Bad Guys, and recount some of the investigations mentioned in it.  After his talk, he will be on hand to sign copies of his book and answer questions from those in attendance.  Busting Bad Guys is also available to check out at the Library in case you want to read it ahead of his visit.

 

Omaha Based Paranormal Team to Visit the Library

You may recognize them from TV, but on Saturday, September 27th you’ll be able to see them at the Gretna Public Library!  The Tri-City Research and Investigation of the Paranormal (T.R.I.P for short) team will be at the Library to for a meet and greet beginning at 1pm in the Main Library’s meeting room.  During their visit, T.R.I.P’s team will share some of their favorite video and audio footage from their investigations, talk about the different instruments they use during their investigations, and will answer any questions you have for them.  As always, our programs are free and open to the public, so invite your friends to come along with you!

T.R.I.P is based in Omaha and has been seen on the A&E Biography Channel.  Be sure to check out their websiteradio show, and YouTube channel too!

Thinking About Retirement? Attend These Seminars!

The five libraries of Sarpy County have teamed up with Sequent Planning, LLC in Omaha, and will each host three seminars pertaining to retirement planning.  Gretna Public Library’s seminars will be held on July 29th (Social Security Strategies), August 18th (Estate Planning), and August 21st (Long Term Care Planning).  All seminars are from 6:00pm-7:00pm.

Registration for the seminars at the Gretna Public Library are below.  You may register for all three if you like!

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Estate Planning Seminar, August 18th

Long Term Care Planning Seminar, August 21st

The schedule and dates for seminars at our neighboring libraries are listed below.  Be sure to contact the library of your choice to register for any of the listed seminars.
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eBook & Overdrive “How-To” Workshop

OverdriveJoin us Saturday, June 7th for some tips and guidance on how to use Overdrive to download eBooks and audiobooks to your eReader device.  Be sure to bring both your device and your library card with you to this workshop.

**Please register in advance so we know how many to expect**

When:  Saturday, June 7th
Where:  Main Library
Time:  11:00am

 

Community Connection Program – Health and Wellness with Brad Meylor

Community Connection Consider joining us at the Main Library, Friday, May 30th at 1:00pm to hear Gretna’s very own, Dr. Brad Meylor give an informative talk on health and wellness.

Dr. Meylor owns Meylor Chiropractic, and is a 3rd generation chiropractor.  Health and wellness practices are a significant part of what Dr. Meylor discusses with is patients and we’re excited to have him visit the Library to share his knowledge with the community.

**This event is part of the Library’s new Community Connection series of programming where we bring local businesses together to connect with our community and engage in discussion.

Scrapbooking Party to Benefit the Library

Do you love preserving your family’s memories that you’ve photographed?  If scrapbooking is a hobby you enjoy, then this party is right up your alley!  Join us at Scrappin Studio at 913 Village Square here in Gretna on March 29th for a day of fun, friends, food, and scrapbooking!  Reserve your spot for $15 by registering at either Library branch.

Scrapbooking Party!

Getting Energy Efficient in the New Year

If you’re someone who wants to try to save money and have a more efficient home in 2014, a good place to start is at the Library.  Dan Montez from OPPD will be at the Library to host a program on Thursday, January 23rd in which he discusses using watt detectors to see how much energy certain home appliances use, and how much money they can cost you.  These watt detectors are provided to the Library by OPPD and are available for our patrons to check out at anytime.  This hands-on demonstration is sure to be the first step towards saving money in your household this year.

When:  Thursday, January 23rd
Time:  11:00am
Where:  Gretna Public Library’s Main Branch