Activities

Arts & Crafts for Adults (Adult)

Explore your creative side each month with a different project or two. Join us for the session that best fits your schedule.
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Audubon's Wild Experience Room (Youth, Teen)

This free event features family-friendly nature activities and live animal demonstrations. It will be a fun afternoon of exploring, creating, and learning with activities appropriate for all ages.
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Author Jeff Barnes (Adult, Youth, Teen)

Jeff Barnes, historian and author of 150@150: Nebraska's Landmark Buildings at the State's Sesquicentennial, features many of the buildings that have survived the decades, the architects who designed them, and the communities who used them.
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Book Bingo (Youth, Teen)

Celebrate National Library Week! Get a Bingo, win a book! Ages 0-18
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Book Club Festival (Adult)

Book club members, watch the mail for your invitation with all the details!
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Card Crafting (Adult)

You're invited to a session of creative greeting card crafting.
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Creation Zone (Youth)

Let your imagination run wild as you build with our collection of STEM toys, including KEVA planks, Straws & Connectors, K'Nex, Code-a-pillar, Squiz, and more! Registration is required at least three days in advance. Grades K-5
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Database Classes (Technology, Adult, Teen)

Learn about one of the many databases that the library offers.
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Family Arts Festival (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Join us (and other Kearney cultural organizations) at the 2018 Family Fine Arts Festival: "Spring Arts Fling" in downtown Kearney. Create and experience the arts for free. Visit our table at The World Theatre.
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Flashback Fun: Spirograph (Youth)

Create complex, swirling, looping designs with Spirograph. Just place one of the Spirograph wheels inside the Spirograph ring and you're set! Grades 3 and up.
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Genealogy Quest (Technology, Adult)

If you love digging into your ancestral past, this is the study hall for you! Use the library's resources to help you in your quest and spend time with other like-minded people. Come search with us!
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Jelly Bean Day! (Youth, Teen)

Celebrate National Jelly Bean Day (April 22) at the library! Count the paper jelly beans hidden in the youth area and guess the number of jelly beans in the guessing jar.
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Knitting Encore (Adult)

Join us for informal knitting sessions with volunteer coaches.
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Leapin' Leprechauns! (Youth, Teen)

Leprechauns have hidden their pot of gold in the library. Help us find it with this fun-filled scavenger hunt. Ages 0-18.
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Legos at the Library (Youth)

Come for some brick-snappin' fun! Design and build your own creations. The library will supply the legos. Grades K-5.
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Microsoft Publisher: Basics (Technology, Adult, Teen)

From greeting cards to banners to newsletters, desktop publishing can be easy with Publisher. Start by learning how to use a template to create a business card; then learn how to edit and arrange text, images, fonts, and colors as we create a flyer.
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Microsoft Word: Resumes (Technology, Adult, Teen)

Whether you already have a resume or need to start from scratch, come learn how to use Microsoft Word to create a professional looking resume using basic and advanced formatting tools. Basic Word skills are required.
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Movie: Wonder (PG) (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
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Now Showing... (Youth, Teen)

Watch a movie and enjoy a small snack. Youth ages seven and under need to be accompanied by an adult. All ages are welcome.
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Paws to Read (Youth, Teen)

Kids love to practice reading when they have the attention of a furry friend! Come to the library and read to a dog or cat. No registration is required and all ages are welcome.
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Preschool Storytime (Youth)

Stories for children ages 3-6 years. Parents/adults need not attend, but please stay in the building.
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Pub Quiz at the Chicken Coop (Adult)

Meet in the basement of the Chicken Coop and play our trivia game!
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Story Crafternoons (Youth)

Enjoy a story and make a craft! Parents are welcome to assist their child with the craft. Registration is required at least three days in advance.
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Storybook Walk (Youth, Teen, Family)

Join us for our annual Storybook Walk with Kearney Park & Rec! As you walk through the park, you will enjoy a story combined with fun activities to get you moving. The walk will begin at the Harmon Park Activity Center. All ages.
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Studio KPL (Adult)

An art workshop for in-depth projects.
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Program Fee$5.00

Stuffed Animal Sleepover (Youth)

Have you ever wondered what happens in the library when it's closed? Create a name tag for your 2nd-favorite stuffed friend, listen to a story together, and tuck it in for the night. Pick up your friend the next day to see what adventures it had!
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Tax Assistance (Adult)

AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax preparation assistance at the library. Social Security cards or other official SSA documentation, for yourself and all dependents, are required to receive these services.
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Teen Craft (Teen)

Join us and your friends to make crafts and have some fun. Grades 5 and up.
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Toddler Storytime (Youth)

Stories for children ages 0-2 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Tutorial Tuesdays (Technology, Adult, Teen)

Learn how to use Lynda.com. Each month we'll cover a specific topic and work our way through a tutorial together. These 60-minute sessions will help you start learning today! Registration required.
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UNK Brown Bag Series (Adult)

You are invited to the continuing "Brown Bag" series, hosted by the library, in partnership with the UNK History Department and Nebraska State Historical Society. Feel free to bring your lunch with you. Snacks and beverages are provided.
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Watercolor Wednesdays (Adult)

Get your creative juices flowing in this watercolor class. Each month we'll brush up our watercolor skills working with different themes.
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Writer's Block (Adult)

An informal writing group that meets twice a month. No experience necessary. Dessert and beverages provided.
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