Big Library Read!

AnatomyBLR_PageHeaderThe Gretna Public Library has been part of a Nebraska consortium for several years now with OverDrive, which allows us to be able to provide our users with free eBooks and downloadable audio books.  Once again this year, OverDrive is hosting a global book club which they call the “Big Library Read.”  As part of this special event, OverDrive is giving participating libraries an unlimited number of copies (between October 13-28th) of the title they have chosen as the Big Library Read book, which means no waiting lists to read it!  This year’s title is Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes.

If you’re interested in participating in the Big Library Read, click the image to the left to link to our OverDrive site and download the eBook or audio book; you just need to have your Library card handy.  The Gretna Public Library does own a physical copy of the book as well if you prefer to check it out that way.

Be sure to check out the official Big Library Read website to learn more about the book and participate in the online book club.  Later on in the month, check back on the website for a recorded interview with the author, Andrea Portes.

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!