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Library Calendar

  1. Elf on a Library Shelf

    December 10, 2018, 9:00 AM - December 16, 2018, 5:00 PM

    Each day beginning Monday, December 10 and ending Sunday, December 16, youth are invited to come to the Library and find the Elf on a Library Shelf! The Elf will be hiding somewhere different each day in our Children’s Area, and will be reading a book. Use an entry form from the Children’s Area to list where the elf is hiding and what he is reading. You will have the chance to win one of our Elf prizes. One entry, per day, per child.

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  2. Kearney Works

    December 10, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Kearney Works provides free job search help, job application assistance, resume preparation, career guidance, workforce development, and training assistance. They aim to improve lives by reducing workforce barriers for unemployed and underemployed clients. No appointments are necessary.

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  3. Open Book Club

    December 10, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    A brand new book club sponsored by Kearney Public Library! We will be discussing "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month starting at 6:30 pm. No registration required. Contact the library for more information.

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  4. DIY: Rudolph Ornament

    December 11, 2018, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

    Feeling crafty? Create a cute burlap Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ornament to hang on your tree or give to a friend. Registration required. Grades PreK-3

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  5. Arts & Crafts for Adults

    December 11, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Explore your creative side each month with a different project. Join us for the session that best fits your schedule. Themes and projects will be announced in the newsletter and other media. Registration required.

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  6. Toddler Storytime

    December 12, 2018, 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

    This is a lap sit program for youth ages 0-2 years old and a caregiver to enjoy together. Introduce your little one to the sounds and rhythms of the spoken word giving them a head start on language learning. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

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  7. Arts & Crafts for Adults

    December 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Explore your creative side each month with a different project. Join us for the session that best fits your schedule. Themes and projects will be announced in the newsletter and other media. Registration required.

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  8. Preschool Storytime

    December 12, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Hearing stories is a great way to help children develop a love of language, books, and learning. These stories are hand-picked for ages 3-6. Parents need not attend, but please stay in the building.

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  9. Toddler Storytime

    December 13, 2018, 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

    This is a lap sit program for youth ages 0-2 years old and a caregiver to enjoy together. Introduce your little one to the sounds and rhythms of the spoken word giving them a head start on language learning. Youth must be accompanied by an adult.

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  10. Preschool Storytime

    December 13, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Hearing stories is a great way to help children develop a love of language, books, and learning. These stories are hand-picked for ages 3-6. Parents need not attend, but please stay in the building.

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  11. Writer's Block

    December 13, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Love to write? Are you an aspiring author or just want to improve your writing? Let's get started and see what unfolds. This informal writing group meets twice a month. No experience necessary, just the willingness to write. Feel free to bring your lunch along. Snacks and beverages are provided.

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  12. Evening Yarns

    December 13, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Whether you've been knitting or crocheting for decades or days, join this welcoming group. Can't commit to every Thursday? No problem - come when you can! Please note that youth knitters and crocheters are welcome but those age seven or younger need to be accompanied by a participating adult.

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  13. Preschool Storytime

    December 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Hearing stories is a great way to help children develop a love of language, books, and learning. These stories are hand-picked for ages 3-6. Parents need not attend, but please stay in the building.

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  14. Chill Out and Read! Winter Reading Challenge

    December 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - January 15, 2019, 9:00 PM

    Looking for something to do over Winter Break? Try our Winter Reading Challenge. Complete five of the activities for a chance to win one of ten $20 Buffalo Buck prizes. Buffalo Bucks may be used like a gift card at any business in Kearney. Chill Out and Read! forms will be available in the Youth and Teen Departments from December 15 through January 15 . Deadline to return the entry form is by 9:00 p.m. on January 15. For youth ages 0 - 18.

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  15. Kearney Works

    December 17, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Kearney Works provides free job search help, job application assistance, resume preparation, career guidance, workforce development, and training assistance. They aim to improve lives by reducing workforce barriers for unemployed and underemployed clients. No appointments are necessary.

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  16. Genealogy Quest

    December 18, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    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. This won't be a class to teach you what to do, but volunteers from the Buffalo County Historical Society and library staff will be there to give assistance when it's needed. So, if you enjoy delving into your ancestry, but haven't been finding time to work on it - come search with us!

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  17. Slime Time: Holiday Slime

    December 18, 2018, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

    Join the craze, learn to make SLIME! At this hands-on workshop, kids will pour, mix and knead household products together to form gooey, holiday-themed slime. Register soon…this one will fill up fast! Registration required. Grades PreK-8th.

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  18. Card Crafting

    December 18, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    You're invited to a session of creative greeting card crafting. Registration required.

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  19. Pub Quiz at the Chicken Coop

    December 18, 2018, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Meet in the basement of the Chicken Coop Sports Bar & Grill and play our trivia game. Form teams of up to six people, or play alone. Winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Chicken Coop. Please no smartphones, devices, or notes to answer questions. Follow us on Facebook or call the library before the quiz to get one question in advance.

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  20. Card Crafting

    December 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    You're invited to a session of creative greeting card crafting. Registration required.

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  21. Movie Night with UNK Elementary Education Club

    December 19, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join the UNK Elementary Education Club for an activity/craft and then watch the Movie Incredibles 2. A light snack will be served. Registration is required. Preschool-Grade 8

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  22. Legos at the Library

    December 20, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

    Come for some brick-snappin' fun! Design and build your own creations. The library supplies the Legos, you just need to bring your imagination. No registration needed. Grades K-5.

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  23. Evening Yarns

    December 20, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Whether you've been knitting or crocheting for decades or days, join this welcoming group. Can't commit to every Thursday? No problem - come when you can! Please note that youth knitters and crocheters are welcome but those age seven or younger need to be accompanied by a participating adult.

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  24. Library Closed: Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2018, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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  25. Library Closed: Christmas Day

    December 25, 2018, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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  26. Writer's Block

    December 27, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Love to write? Are you an aspiring author or just want to improve your writing? Let's get started and see what unfolds. This informal writing group meets twice a month. No experience necessary, just the willingness to write. Feel free to bring your lunch along. Snacks and beverages are provided.

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  27. Evening Yarns

    December 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Whether you've been knitting or crocheting for decades or days, join this welcoming group. Can't commit to every Thursday? No problem - come when you can! Please note that youth knitters and crocheters are welcome but those age seven or younger need to be accompanied by a participating adult.

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  28. Happy Noon Year!

    December 31, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Not allowed to stay up until midnight…kids of all ages can celebrate 2019's arrival during daylight hours at this family-friendly event held December 31. We will dance to favorites like the Hokey Pokey, YMCA and the Cha-Cha Slide with DJ Russ from Pure Platinum DJ Services. Light snacks and party favors will be provided. Please register each person attending the event, young and old.

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  29. Kearney Works

    December 31, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Kearney Works provides free job search help, job application assistance, resume preparation, career guidance, workforce development, and training assistance. They aim to improve lives by reducing workforce barriers for unemployed and underemployed clients. No appointments are necessary.

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  30. Library Closing at 5pm: New Years Eve

    December 31, 2018, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Main City Calendar

  1. City Council Meeting

    December 11, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Council Chambers

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  2. Park & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting

    December 20, 2018, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM @ Council Chambers

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  3. Planning Commission

    December 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Council Chambers

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  4. Christmas Eve Holiday-City Offices Closed

    December 24, 2018, All Day

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  5. Christmas Day Holiday-City Offices Closed

    December 25, 2018, All Day

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  6. City Council Meeting

    December 25, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Council Chambers
    City Hall, 2nd Floor
    18 East 22nd Street

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  7. Board of Adjustment Meeting

    December 26, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ City Council Chambers

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Park and Recreation

  1. Park & Recreation Advisory Board

    December 20, 2018, 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM @ City Council Chambers

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