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


LEARN the Benefits of Biking!

May is National Bike Month and to celebrate, we’re having our friend from Bike Masters bike shop, Dave Reinarz, out to talk about the many benefits of biking- from exercise to errand running, your bike is a wonderful way to get around and enjoy time outside.  Dave will also go over important tips for safe riding, and show some basic bike maintenance that cyclists of all ability levels should know.  Please join us for this fun program that will surely have you ready to do some riding this summer!

When: Thursday, May 23rd
Time: 10:15am

Special thanks to Bike Masters for sponsoring this program.


LEARN to Stay Fit Anytime with Anytime Fitness

Join us at the Main Library on April 25th at 10:15am, and discover simple and easy ways to keep from living a sedentary lifestyle.  Paige Peterson, owner of our local Anytime Fitness, will be leading the program and answering fitness questions you have.

**Please RSVP by phone (402.332.4480), email (, or in person at the Main Library by Tuesday, April 23rd.

LEARN: Tips from a Baking Expert

Are you someone who enjoys baking cakes and would like to learn some special baking tips from an expert?  If so, join us at the Main Library on February 28th at 10:15am!  Please RSVP by Monday, February 25th so that we know how many people to expect.  You can RSVP via phone, in-person, or by sending us an email.

For more information, check out the post on our Adult Services page!

LEARN About Social Media

Do you struggle with using your Facebook account?  Ever wonder what the big deal is with Twitter?  What’s with people ‘checking in’ at places of business on Foursquare, or sharing things on Pinterest?  Social media is a growing way in which people network, share, and just pass the time online and through smartphones, and you know have the opportunity to learn a little more about it.  Join us Wednesday, November 28th from 6:00-6:45pm as we explore these and other social medias out there today.  This will be a basic “what” and “how-to” type of discussion for all.  Please RSVP by phone, email, or in person at ther Gretna Public Library’s Main Branch by Wednesday, November 21st, and let us know about the social media you’re most interested in learning about too.