Activities

3D Pen Ornaments (Youth, Teen)

Create a holiday ornament using a 3D pen! A 3D pen operates using melted plastic to let you "draw in the air." Registration is required at least three days in advance. Grades 5-12 only. Limit of 10 participants.
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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.
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Book Club Festival (Adult)

Book club members, watch the mail for your invitation with all the details!
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Card Crafting (Adult)

You're invited to a session of creative greeting card crafting.
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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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Computer Basics: Cut, Copy, and Paste (Technology, Adult, Teen)

In this 60-minute course, learn the basic skills of cut, copy, and paste, which can be used in most software programs and on the Internet. These skills can save you time and make your life easier!
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Creation Zone (Youth)

Let your imagination run wild as you build with our collection of STEM toys, including KEVA planks, Straws & Connectors, K'Nex, Code-a-pillar, Squiz, and more! Registration is required at least three days in advance. Grades K-5
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Database Classes (Technology, Adult, Teen)

Learn about one of the many databases that the library offers.
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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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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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Happy Noon Year! (Youth)

Not allowed to stay up until midnight? Kids can celebrate 2018's arrival during daylight hours at this event. Dance to favorites like the Hokey Pokey and YMCA with DJ Russ from Pure Platinum DJ Services. Registration required.
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Jack and Kitty in Concert (Adult, Youth, Teen)

Jack and Kitty are high school sweethearts that play Organic Vaudeville and Jug Band Folk music for all ages.
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Knitting Encore (Adult)

Join us for informal knitting sessions with volunteer coaches.
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Learn the Library (Technology, Adult, Teen)

This class is an overview of library services and programs offered at KPL. It's great for new patrons to the library and for those who just want to be better acquainted. Registration required.
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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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Microsoft Publisher: Basics (Technology, Adult, Teen)

From greeting cards to banners to newsletters, desktop publishing can be easy with Publisher. Start by learning how to use a template to create a business card; then learn how to edit and arrange text, images, fonts, and colors as we create a flyer.
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Microsoft Word: Resumes (Technology, Adult, Teen)

Whether you already have a resume or need to start from scratch, come learn how to use Microsoft Word to create a professional looking resume using basic and advanced formatting tools. Basic Word skills are required.
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Now Showing... (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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Preschool Storytime (Youth)

Stories for children ages 3-6 years. Parents/adults need not attend, but please stay in the building. (No Storytimes: December 20-January 19)
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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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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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Storytelling Festival Kickoff: Stories for Families (Adult, Youth, Teen)

Antonio Rocha returns to Kearney to kick off the Storytelling Festival.
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Studio KPL (Adult)

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

Stuffed Animal Sleepover (Youth)

Have you ever wondered what happens in the library when it's closed? Create a name tag for your 2nd-favorite stuffed friend, listen to a story together, and tuck it in for the night. Pick up your friend the next day to see what adventures it had!
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Tax Assistance (Adult)

AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax preparation assistance at the library. Social Security cards or other official SSA documentation, for yourself and all dependents, are required to receive these services.
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Teen Tuesday: Coloring & Cocoa (Youth, Teen)

Love to color? Drop in and enjoy some hot cocoa while you color with friends! Please register by 5 pm on Saturday, January 20.
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Toddler Storytime (Youth)

Stories for children ages 0-2 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (No Storytimes: December 20-January 19)
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Tutorial Tuesdays (Technology, Adult, Teen)

Learn how to use Lynda.com. Each month we'll cover a specific topic and work our way through a tutorial together. These 60-minute sessions will help you start learning today! Registration required.
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UNK Brown Bag Series (Adult)

Kearney Public Library, in partnership with the UNK History Department and Nebraska State Historical Society, invites you to attend one or more of their brown bag series. Bring your lunch. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
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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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