Activities

3-D Pen Printing (Adult)

Try out our 3-D pens by creating a multi-colored bird or butterfly. Or just experiment with the 3-D pens. It's so easy and fun! Registration required.
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Book / Movie Character Trivia (Youth, Teen)

Can you identify a book or movie character by its image? Test your knowledge and win a prize! Please no smartphones to search for answers during the quiz. Registration required. For youth entering grades 5-12.
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BookFace Contest (Youth, Teen, Adult)

A photo contest with a twist! Just replace your face (or other body part) with a book's cover and snap a photo.
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Canvas Image Transfers: Step #1 (Adult)

Create a beautiful picture by transferring an image from paper to an 8" x 10" canvas. Registration required. Ages 18+
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Canvas Image Transfers: Step #2 (Adult)

If you completed Step #1 of this project, don't forget to attend the Step #2 session that corresponds with your registration.
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Crane River Theater: Madagascar (Youth, Teen, Family)

Take a sneak peek at Crane River's summer performance for families!
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Cranes for Cancer (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Be a hero to cancer patients! Adults will meet in the Niobrara room to fold cranes, while youth in grades 3 and up will meet in the South Platte room. At summer's end, all cranes will be sent to cancer patients to give them hope.
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Elephant and Piggie Extravaganza! (Youth, Teen)

Love Elephant and Piggie books? Enjoy crafts and games based on the books by Mo Willems. Registration required. All ages.
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Evening Yarns (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 required only for beginners wanting instruction.
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Extreme Mazes / Extreme Dot-to-Dots (Youth, Teen)

Love the challenge of mazes or dot-to-dots? Find the passageway through each magnificently detailed maze or try an intricate dot to dot with 600 - 1,400 dots! Registration required. For youth entering grades 3-12.
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Fabric Baskets (Square option) (Adult)

Choose from a variety of printed fabrics to make a darling, reversible 7" square by 1 1/2" high basket. Registration required.
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Fabric Baskets (Upright option) (Adult)

Choose from a variety of printed fabrics to make an upright basket. The basket's base is 5" by 6" and stands 6" tall. Registration required. Choose one session.
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Genealogy Quest (Technology, 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 and spend time with other like-minded people. Come search with us!
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Kearney Works (Adult)

Looking for a job? Trying to find something better? Find quality, free job assistance with Kearney Works. They're here to help unemployed/underemployed workers improve skills to find work in the area and increase their earning potential.
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Knitting Encore (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Join us for informal knitting sessions with volunteer coaches.
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Musician: Beki Hemingway (Adult)

Join us for an evening of wonderful music with Beki Hemingway and Randy Kerkman, her husband, guitarist, and co-writer. Their latest CD, Whins and Weather, covers a lot of ground - Americana, gospel, folk, and even a bit of old fashioned pop.
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Mystery Mosaics (Youth, Teen)

Mystery Mosaics coloring pages are secret designs disguised as numbered squares. Follow the number guide, apply color, and watch the picture take shape. Registration required. For youth entering grades 3-12.
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Now Showing... (Youth, Teen)

Watch a movie and enjoy a small snack. Youth ages six and under need to be accompanied by an adult. All ages are welcome.
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Once Upon a Time... (Crafts) (Youth, Teen)

Do you love fairy tales? Join us for crafts and activities based on you favorite fairy tales and fairy tale characters. Registration required. All ages.
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One Author Kearney (Adult, Teen)

One Author Kearney is proud to present Craig Johnson as the 2018 featured author. He is the New York Times Bestselling author of the popular Longmire series. Free tickets will be available July 9 at KPL with a limit of two per person.
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Paint by Sticker (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Similar to paint-by-number, each template is divided into spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker. Registration required. Youth sessions: Grades 3 & up. Adult sessions: Ages 18+
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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 dog or cat. 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. (No storytime June 20-22, 27-29, or July 4.)
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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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Puppeteer: Pockets Full of Fun! (Youth, Teen, Family)

Puppeteer Lisa Laird on her friends Shiloh, Jemimah, Mushi and Neco will be sharing their new show called Libraries ROCK - a Musical Mis-Adventure!
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Story Crafternoons (Youth)

Enjoy a story and make a craft! Parents are welcome to assist their child with the craft. Registration is required at least three days in advance.
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String Art (Youth, Teen)

Let us introduce you to string art! We will create geometric string art designs on 8"x 8" black cardstock using a needle and fluorescent thread. Registration required. Limited to 15 participants. For youth entering grades 5-12.
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Toddler Storytime (Youth)

Stories for children ages 0-2 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (No storytime June 20-21, 27-28, or July 4.)
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Writer's Block (Adult)

An informal writing group that meets twice a month. No experience necessary. Dessert and beverages provided.
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Writing Workshop: Craig Johnson (Adult, Teen)

Craig Johnson, the featured author for this year's One Author Kearney event, will be sharing about his writing process in this workshop.
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Workshop Fee$10.00

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