What's New at BPL
Teen Tech Week
Join the Bellevue Public Library in celebrating "Teen Tech Week" with a variety of activities. A Scavenger Hunt (in-the-library and also online) will be held March 10-15 and small prizes will be awarded. On Wednesday, March 12, teens are invited to make "edible Mars rovers" and to watch a space movie from 4 to 6 p.m. An Epic Gamefest with GameZ Gone Wild is planned from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, with gaming and 3-D printing planned. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be offered.
DIY Forever: Marimo Terrariums
The DIY Forever program for adults this month is featuring Marimo terrariums. Come join this craft project and build your own terrarium on Thursday, March 13, starting at 6 p.m. Registration is required and there is a $1.00 fee for supplies.
Share with others what books you've been reading at the Book Brunch for adults on Saturday, March 15, starting at 10 a.m. Enjoy a light brunch while "talking books."
OverDrive Login Changes
Bellevue Public Library cardholders who use the OverDrive service to check out ebooks and audio books will find that the login process has changed slightly. To sign in, a patron will need to select the library from the dropdown list, enter the full 14 digits of the library card barcode and then enter their library card PIN (personal identification number). Both the library card number and the PIN must match their current library card account information. Persons whose cards have expired, or which are blocked or barred due to fines or for other reasons, will need to address those issues before they can use OverDrive. Please call the library, 402-293-3157 for more information.
New Book Club Kits
The Bellevue Public Library has added a number of new book club kit titles available for check-out to area registered book clubs. New titles include the following: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker; The Beach Trees by Karen White; Body Surfing by Anita Shreve; The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty; Distant Hours by Kate Morton; The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe; Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris; Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts; The Good American by Alex George; Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls; The Killing Floor by Lee Child; Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini; Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene (this is the 2014 One Book One Nebraska selection); One for the Money by Janet Evanovich; The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason; The Round House by Louise Erdrich; The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis; While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax; The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond; Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers; and Wild by Cheryl Strayed. The library wants to thanks all those who have donated kits towards this program and shared their love of reading. There are now more than 180 kits available. For more information about the book club kit program and a complete list of titles, click here.
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 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: Memorial Day -- Monday, May 26, 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