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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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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Chill Out & Read! Winter Reading Challenge (Youth, Teen)

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 five $20 Buffalo Bucks prizes. Forms will be available in the Youth and Teen departments.
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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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Dinovember Dig! (Youth)

This program is full. Please look for future programs like this. Dinosaur program in November = Dinovember! Young paleontologists-in-training will practice their skills as they excavate a dino fossil.
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DIY (Youth)

Feeling crafty? Come and create awesome, seasonally applicable crafts with your friends or for your friends.
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Elf on a Library Shelf (Youth, Teen)

You are invited to find the Elf on a Library Shelf! The elf will be hiding somewhere different each day and will be reading a book. Use an entry form to list where the elf is hiding and what he is reading. You'll have the chance to win a prize!
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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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Happy Noon Year! (Youth, Teen)

Not allowed to stay up until midnight…kids of all ages can celebrate 2019's arrival during daylight hours. We'll dance to favorites like the Hokey Pokey & YMCA with DJ Russ. Please register each person attending the event, young and old.
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Jerry Barlow in Concert (Adult, Teen, Youth)

Acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow is a virtuoso musician, a warm and accessible performer, and a storyteller. His repertoire is composed of traditional music from the British Isles and his original Celtic-inspired compositions.
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Kearney Works (Adult)

Kearney Works provides free job search help, application assistance, resume preparation, career guidance, workforce development, and training assistance. They aim to improve lives by reducing workforce barriers for unemployed/underemployed clients.
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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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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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Movie Night with UNK Elementary Education Club (Youth, Teen)

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

Join us to launch the brand new book club sponsored by Kearney Public Library.
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Oreo. Tasting. Party. (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Yes! This is EXACTLY what you think it is! You and a bunch of other awesome people tasting Oreos. Participants will be asked to rank them from awful to awesome. Results will be posted on our Facebook page. *Food allergy warning
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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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Slime Time (Youth, Teen)

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!
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Snack Attack: Halloween Treats (Youth, Teen)

Learn to make a few fun Halloween treats to share with friends...or enjoy them yourself!
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STEM Night at the Library! (Youth, Teen)

Join the UNK Elementary Education Club for a variety of STEM-based activities! Snacks are provided.
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Storytelling Festival (Adult, Youth, Teen)

Warm your heart and tickle your funny bone with stories, music and good old-fashioned family fun with national storytellers!
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Studio KPL (Adult)

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

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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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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