Activities

1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Youth)

The goal is to read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten. Visit the youth area anytime to pick up a booklet and get started. This is a work at your own pace program. Prizes will be awarded when you reach 500 and 1,000 books.
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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. Registration required.
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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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Book Club Festival (Adult)

Brush up on your literature knowledge for trivia games at our annual event for book club members! We'll serve refreshments and announce new book club bag titles. Registration required by Monday, April 8. Limit 100.
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Brown Bag History Series (Adult)

You are invited to the continuing "Brown Bag" series, hosted by the library, in partnership with the UNK History Department and History Nebraska. Feel free to bring your lunch with you. Snacks and beverages are provided.
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Build, Connect, Create (Youth)

Let your imagination run wild as you build with our collection of STEM toys, including: KEVA Planks, Straws & Connectors, Startup Circuits, K'Nex, Code-a-pillar, Squigz, and more!
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Card Crafting (Adult)

You're invited to a session of creative greeting card crafting. Registration required.
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Crafternoons (Youth)

Enjoy a story and make a craft! Parents are welcome to assist their child with the craft.
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Crane Season (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Celebrate "Crane Season" at the library. In collaboration with Rowe Sanctuary, the library will host three different speakers during March.
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Dungeons & Dragons (Teen)

Come play Dungeons & Dragons at the library. Everyone can join in the library’s open game. Teams are also welcome to meet and use our space to play on their own if they wish. Bring your friends!
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Evening Yarns (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Whether you've been knitting for decades or days, join this welcoming group of knitters. Can't commit to every Thursday? No problem - come when you can! Registration is not required.
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Genealogy Quest (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. Come search with us!
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Knitting Encore (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Join our informal knitting sessions. Volunteer coaches can help you build new knitting skills, support you with an ongoing project, or simply come for social knitting fun.
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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.
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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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Leprechauns at the Library (Youth)

Join the UNK Elementary Education Club for St. Patrick’s Day themed activities. Light snacks provided.
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May Baskets (Youth)

Create a May Day Basket to share with a friend. Filled with treats, the basket is traditionally hung on the door of a friend or neighbor on May 1 as a way of welcoming warmer weather.
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Movies (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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National Library Week (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Celebrate National Library Week, April 7 - April 13. Register to win a free book!
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National Unicorn Day! (Youth, Teen)

Celebrate National Unicorn Day (April 9) at the library! Count the paper unicorns hidden in the youth area and guess the number of unicorn items in the guessing jar.
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Open Book Club (Adult)

The "Open Book Club" is sponsored by the library and open to anyone 18 and over. Meetings are held the second Monday of every month starting at 6:30 pm. We welcome everyone who is interested!
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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 friendly Registered Therapy Animal. 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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Spring Paper Crafting (Youth, Teen)

Feeling crafty? Create a treat-filled spring craft and create a card to share with a friend.
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STEM Night at the Library! (Youth, Teen)

Join the UNK Elementary Education Club for various STEM activities. Light snack provided.
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Stitch It! (Adult)

We will explore basic sewing, machine embroidery and more during these classes. Sewing is not scary so come join the fun! No experience necessary.
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Storybook Walk (Youth, Teen, Family)

Join us for a 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. All ages.
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Studio KPL (Adult)

An art workshop for in-depth projects. Registration required.
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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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Talon Talk (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Discover the various types of birds of prey found all over the world, what it takes to care for a bird of prey and learn how Nature's Educators is permitted to keep raptors. Four of our ambassadors will be present (hawk, owl, falcon, vulture).
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Tax Assistance (Adult)

AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax-preparation assistance. 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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Tosca Lee (Adult)

Come and enjoy an evening with New York Times Best Selling author Tosca Lee. She will share excerpts from her latest novel, "The Line Between." A book sale and signing will follow.
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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. Registration required.
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Writer's Block (Adult)

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