What's New at BPL

Chinese New Year Celebration

2018 is the year of the dog! Learn about the customs of the Chinese New Year with students from Bellevue University in this program free and open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.

Legislative Coffee

The public will have an opportunity to visit with State Senators Carol Blood and Sue Crawford at a Legislative Coffee hosted at the library on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. The Senators will provide an update on the latest Nebraska Legislative session and then take questions from the audience.

Fluffy Slime Stressbuster

A Stressbusters: Fluffy Slime program will be held for young adults at the library on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Teens are invited to squeeze away their stress by making some super fluffy slime.

Retro Craft Night: Faux Taxidermy

Join the kawaii faux taxidermy fad to design your own mythical trophy in a retro craft event at the library on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required and can be made at the main circulation desk or by calling 402-293-3157.

Seuss Movie

In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2, the library will be showing The Lorax as its feature for Kids Movie Mania on Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. The library will hold its 15th annual Seussathon reading marathon on March 2 to celebrate all things Dr. Seuss. For the movie night, parents are advised to talk with the Children's Librarian prior to the movie or to be present at the movie's start in acknowledgement of its PG rating. This program is for children sixth grade and younger and parents or caregivers. Popcorn will be provided.

Children's Craft Events

Children will have an opportunity to participate in three craft programs before the end of February. They can create mini clay popsicle charms in a DIY Mini Craft program on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 5 p.m. These charms would be a great idea for a holiday or birthday gift and fit perfectly in your pocket. On Saturday, Feb. 24, children can participate in a Soaptacular soap-making program in which they will make snowflake shaped soap. And, on Wednesday, Feb. 28, they can make LED prism nightlights during an Art Attack event, using jars, glass stones and LED tea lights. Art Attack will run from 4 to 5 p.m. All craft programs require pre-registration. Please sign up at the main circulation desk or call 402-293-3157.

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: Presidents Day -- Monday, Feb. 19, 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