What's New at BPL

Rosie Revere, Engineer Program Sept. 23

A special Rosie Revere, Engineer program, hosted by State Senator Carol Blood and sponsored by Leo A. Daly and E & A Consulting Group, will be held for girls in kindergarten through fourth grade at the Bellevue Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Senator Blood will read aloud from Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and then the girls will break down into smaller groups led by female engineers and architects. The groups will discuss the book and learn more about problem-solving. They will then implement their own ideas by drawing an invention that resolves a problem they have identified. Each girl will leave with a hardbound copy of Rosie Revere, Engineer and a workbook so that they can continue the activities at home. Pre-registration is required for this program and space is limited to 50 girls. Please call 402-293-3157 or stop by the library to register.

Retro Craft Event: Bottle Cats

Reuse and recycle common household items into fun retro crafts in this event for adults! On Thursday, Sept. 28, we will turn old wine bottles into a svelte and sleek '60s style cat statue. All supplies will be provided but pre-registration is required (stop by the Circulation desk, or call 402-293-3157).

Sweater Pumpkins Craft

Youths grades 3-6 are invited to Art Attack: Creating Sweater Pumpkins on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. There is no charge for this program, but pre-registration is required to ensure enough materials are available for all those who attend.

FaxScan Available

The Bellevue Public Library offers a self-serve FAX system to the public. With the FAXScan24 system, voice instructions from the handset guide the user through the entire transaction. Payment is made using a credit or debit card. The FAXScan24 system is available during all open library hours. Look for the FAXScan24 kiosk near the public copy machine.

Recycle Bins at BPL

The Bellevue Public Library will be supporting the City of Bellevue's and GreenBellevue's recycling program by providing blue, plastic recycling bins starting on Monday, Dec. 1. New city residents can pick up their bins and existing residents can pick up replacement bins at the library during regular open hours (an MUD bill will be requested for verification). Please refer all recycling service questions to Public Works, Wastewater Division at 402-293-3135.

Watt Detectors

Go "green" and save money and energy. The Bellevue Public Library is partnering with the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) in the Watt Detector program. Through the program, the library will provide for checkout a "Watt Detector" kit from OPPD. The library currently has two kits, which include a Watt Detector device and instructions. The Watt Detector calculates per household appliance how much money or energy is being spent on an hourly, daily, monthly or yearly basis. The device measures use based on OPPD rates. Patrons can check the kits out for three weeks. Ask for the Watt Detector kits at the front desk.

Got Email?

Got email or have you changed your email address recently? The Bellevue Public Library now sends out email notices for overdue items, bills and holds. We also use email to send pre-overdue courtesy reminders three days before an item is due. If you have an email address and would prefer this form of notification, tell us so we can update your record today. (Your email address will be used only for notices and will not be used for any solicitation on our part, nor shall it be made available to other organizations. We value your privacy.)

Library's Holiday Hours

Bellevue Public Library announces the following holiday hours: Veterans Day -- Friday, Nov. 10 (City Observed holiday), CLOSED all day. For more information on the library's hours for the year, click on About BPL from the top menu and then click on "Hours."

The Bellevue Public Library is a Department of the City of Bellevue, Nebraska