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  1. Writing Workshop with Gail Tsukiyama

    September 17, 2019, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Gail Tsukiyama, New York Times Bestselling author of seven books will lead a writing workshop for aspiring writers and fans of her work. Here is your opportunity to spend the afternoon with a master storyteller. This workshop is limited to 20 participants. Registration and fee required. $20 fee includes lunch.

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  2. Knot Just Knitting

    September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Love to knit, crochet, cross-stitch or create other fiber arts? Have a project under construction? This is the group for you! Join us for informal sessions with other creative people to share tips, troubleshoot problems and learn something new. Drop in for fun, friends and fiber! Volunteer coaches for knitting will be available.

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  3. Genealogy Quest

    September 17, 2019, 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. This class won’t 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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  4. One Author Kearney: Author Nancy Horan

    September 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Kearney Public Library Foundation and Kearney Public Library proudly presents an evening with authors Nancy Horan and Gail Tsukiyama. Join us for an evening of conversation and readings. A book signing will follow the presentations. Nancy Horan is the author of two novels. Loving Frank (2007) chronicles a little-known chapter in the life of legendary American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and his client, Mamah Cheney. Loving Frank remained on the New York Times Bestseller list for over a year. Under the Wide and Starry Sky, a TODAY Book Club pick and one of the Washington Post’s top fiction books of 2014, explores the unlikely relationship of Robert Louis Stevenson and his spirited American wife, Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson. This is a free ticketed program. Free tickets will be available August 5 at KPL with a limit of two per person.

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  5. Pub Quiz at the Chicken Coop

    September 17, 2019, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Meet us in the basement of the Chicken Coop and play our trivia game. Form teams of up to five people or play alone. Winners receive a $50 gift certificate to the Chicken Coop. Please no smartphones / devices to answer questions. Call the library to get a question in advance!

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  6. Toddler Storytime

    September 18, 2019, 9:30 AM - December 12, 2019, 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

    September 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Explore your creative side each month with different craft projects. If you love DIY and Pinterest you will enjoy this program. Themes and projects can be emailed to you a few days before the event, so please include your email address when you register if you would like this information. Registration required.

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  8. Firefighter Storytime

    September 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    We invite preschoolers, parents, and caregivers to a special storytime/education session that highlights Fire Prevention Month. Fire Prevention Month is observed annually during the month of October. Firefighters will read a story about fire safety and demonstrate what they wear in a fire. All ages. Registration not needed.

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  9. Preschool Storytime

    September 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - December 13, 2019, 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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  10. Firefighter Storytime

    September 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    We invite preschoolers, parents, and caregivers to a special storytime/education session that highlights Fire Prevention Month. Fire Prevention Month is observed annually during the month of October. Firefighters will read a story about fire safety and demonstrate what they wear in a fire. All ages. Registration not needed.

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  11. Writer's Block

    September 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    This informal writing group meets twice a month to keep writer's block away. No experience is necessary - just the willingness to write. Let's get started and see what unfolds. Feel free to bring your lunch along. Snacks and beverages will be provided. No registration required.

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  12. Kearney Hub Collection From NewsBank

    September 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Explore the Kearney Hub with one of our newest databases! Search more than 10 years of Kearney and Nebraska history with the Kearney Hub Collection from NewsBank. This collection includes coverage from 2005 through today, including full-text, web-only content and full color image editions. Basic computer skills required. Limited to seven per session. Registration required.

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  13. Legos at the Library

    September 19, 2019, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

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

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  14. Knot Just Knitting

    September 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Love to knit, crochet, cross-stitch or create other fiber arts? Have a project under construction? This is the group for you! Join us for informal sessions with other creative people to share tips, troubleshoot problems and learn something new. Drop in for fun, friends and fiber! Volunteer coaches for knitting will be available.

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  15. Firefighter Storytime

    September 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    We invite preschoolers, parents, and caregivers to a special storytime/education session that highlights Fire Prevention Month. Fire Prevention Month is observed annually during the month of October. Firefighters will read a story about fire safety and demonstrate what they wear in a fire. All ages. Registration not needed.

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  16. Knot Just Knitting

    September 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Love to knit, crochet, cross-stitch or create other fiber arts? Have a project under construction? This is the group for you! Join us for informal sessions with other creative people to share tips, troubleshoot problems and learn something new. Drop in for fun, friends and fiber! Volunteer coaches for knitting will be available.

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  17. Card Crafting

    September 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Making your own greeting cards is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. It can be a fun stress reliever too! You are invited to join us for a session of creative greeting card crafting—all supplies are provided by the library. Registration required.

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  18. Card Crafting

    September 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Making your own greeting cards is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. It can be a fun stress reliever too! You are invited to join us for a session of creative greeting card crafting—all supplies are provided by the library. Registration required.

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  19. Teen: DIY Vinyl Decals

    September 25, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

    Design a vinyl image with our Cricut machine and then transfer the image onto an insulated cup. So easy and so fun! Registration required. Maximum of 6 participants.

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  20. Teen: DIY Vinyl Decals

    September 25, 2019, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    Design a vinyl image with our Cricut machine and then transfer the image onto an insulated cup. So easy and so fun! Registration required. Maximum of 6 participants.

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  21. Throwback Thursday: Latch Hook Cup Sleeve

    September 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    This one is a throwback to the 70’s... think shag! Make this crazy fun cup koozie using bright colored yarn. You’ll always be able to tell your drink apart from everyone else’s! Latch hooking is a craft in which short segments of yarn are tied to a canvas grid. Registration required. Maximum of 20 participants.

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  22. Stitch It!

    September 26, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    We will explore basic sewing, machine embroidery and more during these classes. Each month will feature a new project. Sewing is not scary so come join the fun! No experience necessary. Registration required. Maximum of four participants per session.

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  23. Intro to the Button Maker

    September 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Join us for an introductory class on our Build-A-Button software, and make your first button in the makerspace! Basic computer skills required. Limited to seven per session. Registration required.

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  24. Knot Just Knitting

    September 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Love to knit, crochet, cross-stitch or create other fiber arts? Have a project under construction? This is the group for you! Join us for informal sessions with other creative people to share tips, troubleshoot problems and learn something new. Drop in for fun, friends and fiber! Volunteer coaches for knitting will be available.

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  25. Build, Connect, Create

    September 27, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Let your imagination run wild as you build with our collection of STEM toys, including KEVA Planks, Straws & Connectors, Snap Circuits, K’Nex, Code-a-pillar, Squigz and more! Registration required in advance. Grades K-8

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  26. TinkerTots

    September 27, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join us for a hands-on STEM program designed especially for you and your preschooler. Help your child develop important math, science and learning readiness skills while having fun! An adult caregiver must remain with the participating child. Registration required. Maximum of 25 participants.

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  27. Intro to 3D Printing

    September 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Join us to learn how to create projects for the 3D printer using TinkerCAD, a free online design software. We'll also explore Thingiverse, a website of shared designs. One of your creations will be 3D printed to pick up later! Basic computer skills required. Limited to seven per session. Registration required.

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  28. Kearney Hub Collection From NewsBank

    September 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Explore the Kearney Hub with one of our newest databases! Search more than 10 years of Kearney and Nebraska history with the Kearney Hub Collection from NewsBank. This collection includes coverage from 2005 through today, including full-text, web-only content and full color image editions. Basic computer skills required. Limited to seven per session. Registration required.

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