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  1. Read and Bleed Blood Drive

    June 5, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ American Red Cross - Ft. Kearny Chapter

    Relax, read, and save up to 3 lives by donating blood! Contact Sarah Haack by calling 308-233-3256 or emailing shaack@kearneygov.org for an appointment.

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  2. Kassandra Montag: Nebraska Author

    June 8, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Kassandra Montag grew up in rural Nebraska and now lives in Omaha with her husband and two sons. She holds a master’s degree in English Literature and her award-winning poetry and short fiction has appeared in journals and anthologies, including "Midwestern Gothic," "Nebraska Poetry," "Prairie Schooner," and "Mystery Weekly Magazine." "After the Flood," her first novel, was selected by the Chicago Tribune as one of the best books of 2019. It is being translated into seventeen languages and has been optioned for television. Join us for a book reading, moderated discussion, and Q & A session with Kassandra via Zoom. Purchase a signed copy of "After the Flood" from Kassandra by contacting her through her website: https://kassandramontag.com/contact-1 Registration required by Thursday, June 4 at noon. Limited to 90.

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  3. Cranes for Cancer

    June 9, 2020, All Day

    This paper crane folding program is based on the nonfiction book "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes." Participants will receive an envelope with 25 origami sheets per session and can register for as many sessions as they wish. All registrants will receive this project by mail. Packets will be sent on the day of the program. Each completed packet will earn participants one entry into a drawing for an origami gift basket! Participants are encouraged to share their cranes with a local cancer patient or return them to the library when it reopens to be mailed to an organization for cancer patients. Want to learn to fold origami cranes, or need a refresher? Instructions will be included in the packets, or you can watch our instructional video – available on our website on June 1. This program is for all ages!

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  4. Mystery Mosaics

    June 9, 2020, All Day

    Mystery Mosaics coloring pages are secret designs disguised as numbered squares. At first glance, you will have no clue what each completed image will be…follow the number guide, apply color to each square, and watch the incredible mosaic picture take shape. All registrants will receive this project by mail. Packets will be sent on the day of the program.

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  5. Crane River's Page to Stage: School House Rock

    June 10, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Let’s dance, sing, and play with Crane River Theater this summer! We are so excited to include their Page to Stage Video program along with all of our other online Summer Programming. From the comfort of your own home, you can follow along as Crane River Theater brings a story to life directly from the text of a book! During this hour-long program you will learn songs, play games, and dance along with the energetic cast of Crane River’s Page to Stage School House Rock program! This event is available from June 10-30. Please register to gain access.

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  6. Virtual Storytime

    June 11, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ready for storytime? Every Thursday at 10:30 am we will have virtual storytime with Miss Shawna and her library friends. There is a new theme every week and trips to new and exciting places! Get ready for fun! Storytimes can be viewed on Facebook, our YouTube channel (Kearney Public Library Makerspace), or on our website.

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  7. Quick Healthy Meals (via Zoom)

    June 11, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Tired of the same old meals on your grocery list? Want to spend your time outside instead of in the kitchen? Join Hy-Vee dietitian, Kaiti George for some quick new recipes to spice up your summer! This event will take place via Zoom. A link to the event will be emailed to participants in advance.

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  8. Magician Jeff Quinn: Magic, Myth & Mirth

    June 12, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Jeff Quinn’s "Magic, Myth & Mirth" virtual show combines fairy tales, classic children’s stories, myths, and humor to create a fun-filled magic show that will entertain both children and adults. From ridiculous ropes to jumping jewels, you will be amazed over and over again! Watch anytime from June 3 - July 31. This event can be found on our website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.

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  9. Super Stolie: Imagine Your Story!

    June 15, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Let's "Imagine Your Story" this summer with Super Stolie. It starts with "once upon a time," then share some ideas, and suddenly, “poof!” our actions make it happen! Follow Super Stolie into the dream tree house and let your imagination run wild! Let's dream big together, imagine the possibilities of time and space, and bring some fantastic fantasies to life! Find this event, available from June 15-29, on the library's website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. Super Stolie is a musician, artist, and performer who loves to use creative ideas to inspire the uniqueness in all of us! With her colorful outfits and vibrant personality, kids want to be her friend, join the band, and showcase their awesome, unique selves! Super Stolie has released five original children’s albums available on all streaming services, plus a lyric book for "Family in Harmony" available from Amazon.

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  10. MyHeritage Library Edition (via Zoom)

    June 15, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Discover your past by learning to use MyHeritage Library Edition! Search census and gravestone records, family tree profiles, as well as birth, death, marriage, immigration, and military records from around the world. There are also digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country. The sessions are identical, limited to 15 participants, and will take place via Zoom.

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  11. Cranes for Cancer

    June 16, 2020, All Day

    This paper crane folding program is based on the nonfiction book "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes." Participants will receive an envelope with 25 origami sheets per session and can register for as many sessions as they wish. All registrants will receive this project by mail. Packets will be sent on the day of the program. Each completed packet will earn participants one entry into a drawing for an origami gift basket! Participants are encouraged to share their cranes with a local cancer patient or return them to the library when it reopens to be mailed to an organization for cancer patients. Want to learn to fold origami cranes, or need a refresher? Instructions will be included in the packets, or you can watch our instructional video – available on our website on June 1. This program is for all ages!

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  12. Extreme Dot to Dots

    June 16, 2020, All Day

    Try your hand at an extreme dot to dot puzzle! They are so intricate with 600 to 1400 dots! This program is available to everyone ages 8-18 and 18+ with a limit of 50 participants per session. All registrants will receive this project by mail. Packets will be sent on the day of the program.

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  13. Pub Quiz Online Edition

    June 16, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Online at joinmyquiz.com/pro

    Attend Pub Quiz from the comfort of your home! To play go online to joinmyquiz.com/pro. Enter the "Room Code" that we will post on FB when it's quiz time. The quiz will be available for two hours so don't feel that you have to be ready right at 7:00 pm. Questions are timed and most are multiple-choice! Please use your first and last name to play if you'd like to be eligible for our random prize drawing.

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  14. Crane River's Page to Stage: School House Rock

    June 17, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Let’s dance, sing, and play with Crane River Theater this summer! We are so excited to include their Page to Stage Video program along with all of our other online Summer Programming. From the comfort of your own home, you can follow along as Crane River Theater brings a story to life directly from the text of a book! During this hour-long program you will learn songs, play games, and dance along with the energetic cast of Crane River’s Page to Stage School House Rock program! This event is available until June 30. Please register to gain access.

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  15. Crafternoon: The Three Little Pigs

    June 17, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Listen to Miss Shawna read a fairy tale and then learn how to create a craft based on the book. Supplies needed to create the craft will be mailed to your home (exceptions: glue and tape). Suggested for youth in PreK-Grade 3. Limit of 50 participants per week.

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  16. MyHeritage Library Edition (via Zoom)

    June 18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Discover your past by learning to use MyHeritage Library Edition! Search census and gravestone records, family tree profiles, as well as birth, death, marriage, immigration, and military records from around the world. There are also digitized books containing family and local histories from around the country. The sessions are identical, limited to 15 participants, and will take place via Zoom.

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  17. Virtual Storytime

    June 18, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ready for storytime? Every Thursday at 10:30 am we will have virtual storytime with Miss Shawna and her library friends. There is a new theme every week and trips to new and exciting places! Get ready for fun! Storytimes can be viewed on Facebook, our YouTube channel (Kearney Public Library Makerspace), or on our website.

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  18. Magician Jeff Quinn: Magic, Myth & Mirth

    June 19, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Jeff Quinn’s "Magic, Myth & Mirth" virtual show combines fairy tales, classic children’s stories, myths, and humor to create a fun-filled magic show that will entertain both children and adults. From ridiculous ropes to jumping jewels, you will be amazed over and over again! Watch anytime from June 3 - July 31. This event can be found on our website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.

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  19. Super Stolie: Imagine Your Story!

    June 22, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Let's "Imagine Your Story" this summer with Super Stolie. It starts with "once upon a time," then share some ideas, and suddenly, “poof!” our actions make it happen! Follow Super Stolie into the dream tree house and let your imagination run wild! Let's dream big together, imagine the possibilities of time and space, and bring some fantastic fantasies to life! Find this event, available from June 15-29, on the library's website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. Super Stolie is a musician, artist, and performer who loves to use creative ideas to inspire the uniqueness in all of us! With her colorful outfits and vibrant personality, kids want to be her friend, join the band, and showcase their awesome, unique selves! Super Stolie has released five original children’s albums available on all streaming services, plus a lyric book for "Family in Harmony" available from Amazon.

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  20. Cranes for Cancer

    June 23, 2020, All Day

    This paper crane folding program is based on the nonfiction book "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes." Participants will receive an envelope with 25 origami sheets per session and can register for as many sessions as they wish. All registrants will receive this project by mail. Packets will be sent on the day of the program. Each completed packet will earn participants one entry into a drawing for an origami gift basket! Participants are encouraged to share their cranes with a local cancer patient or return them to the library when it reopens to be mailed to an organization for cancer patients. Want to learn to fold origami cranes, or need a refresher? Instructions will be included in the packets, or you can watch our instructional video – available on our website on June 1. This program is for all ages!

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  21. Paint by Sticker

    June 23, 2020, All Day

    Create an iconic masterpiece or a fun design with stickers! Similar to paint-by-number, each template is divided into spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker. Find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Voila! There are both adult and youth/teen sessions with a limit of 50 participants per session. All registrants will receive this project by mail. Packets will be sent on the day of the program.

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  22. Crane River's Page to Stage: School House Rock

    June 24, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Let’s dance, sing, and play with Crane River Theater this summer! We are so excited to include their Page to Stage Video program along with all of our other online Summer Programming. From the comfort of your own home, you can follow along as Crane River Theater brings a story to life directly from the text of a book! During this hour-long program you will learn songs, play games, and dance along with the energetic cast of Crane River’s Page to Stage School House Rock program! This event is available until June 30. Please register to gain access.

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  23. Crafternoon: The Frog Prince

    June 24, 2020, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Listen to Miss Shawna read a fairy tale and then learn how to create a craft based on the book. Supplies needed to create the craft will be mailed to your home (exceptions: glue and tape). Suggested for youth in PreK-Grade 3. Limit of 50 participants per week.

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  24. Virtual Storytime

    June 25, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ready for storytime? Every Thursday at 10:30 am we will have virtual storytime with Miss Shawna and her library friends. There is a new theme every week and trips to new and exciting places! Get ready for fun! Storytimes can be viewed on Facebook, our YouTube channel (Kearney Public Library Makerspace), or on our website.

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  25. Luminary Jar Take-Home Craft

    June 26, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Create a luminary jar featuring a fairy or dragon! An instructional video link will be emailed to participants and posted on Facebook. For ages 16+. Materials will be available for curbside pickup on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25.

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  26. Magician Jeff Quinn: Magic, Myth & Mirth

    June 26, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Jeff Quinn’s "Magic, Myth & Mirth" virtual show combines fairy tales, classic children’s stories, myths, and humor to create a fun-filled magic show that will entertain both children and adults. From ridiculous ropes to jumping jewels, you will be amazed over and over again! Watch anytime from June 3 - July 31. This event can be found on our website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.

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  27. Super Stolie: Imagine Your Story!

    June 29, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Let's "Imagine Your Story" this summer with Super Stolie. It starts with "once upon a time," then share some ideas, and suddenly, “poof!” our actions make it happen! Follow Super Stolie into the dream tree house and let your imagination run wild! Let's dream big together, imagine the possibilities of time and space, and bring some fantastic fantasies to life! Find this event, available from June 15-29, on the library's website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel. Super Stolie is a musician, artist, and performer who loves to use creative ideas to inspire the uniqueness in all of us! With her colorful outfits and vibrant personality, kids want to be her friend, join the band, and showcase their awesome, unique selves! Super Stolie has released five original children’s albums available on all streaming services, plus a lyric book for "Family in Harmony" available from Amazon.

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  28. Cranes for Cancer

    June 30, 2020, All Day

    This paper crane folding program is based on the nonfiction book "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes." Participants will receive an envelope with 25 origami sheets per session and can register for as many sessions as they wish. All registrants will receive this project by mail. Packets will be sent on the day of the program. Each completed packet will earn participants one entry into a drawing for an origami gift basket! Participants are encouraged to share their cranes with a local cancer patient or return them to the library when it reopens to be mailed to an organization for cancer patients. Want to learn to fold origami cranes, or need a refresher? Instructions will be included in the packets, or you can watch our instructional video – available on our website on June 1. This program is for all ages!

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  29. Mystery Mosaics

    June 30, 2020, All Day

    Mystery Mosaics coloring pages are secret designs disguised as numbered squares. At first glance, you will have no clue what each completed image will be…follow the number guide, apply color to each square, and watch the incredible mosaic picture take shape. All registrants will receive this project by mail. Packets will be sent on the day of the program.

    More Details
  30. Crane River's Page to Stage: School House Rock

    June 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Let’s dance, sing, and play with Crane River Theater this summer! We are so excited to include their Page to Stage Video program along with all of our other online Summer Programming. From the comfort of your own home, you can follow along as Crane River Theater brings a story to life directly from the text of a book! During this hour-long program you will learn songs, play games, and dance along with the energetic cast of Crane River’s Page to Stage School House Rock program! This event is available until June 30. Please register to gain access.

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