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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Book Bingo (Youth)

Celebrate National Library Week! Meet us in the youth program room to play Bingo. Get a Bingo, win a book! Youth of all ages are welcome to participate.
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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, Snap Circuits, Magna-Tiles, 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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eBooks Made Easy (Adult, Teen, Youth)

Learn how to access library eBooks and eAudio with your library card, using Overdrive’s Libby app. Bring your own smartphone, tablet, or laptop, or explore the eBook’s website using a library’s computer.
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Genealogy 101 (Adult)

This class covers the various resources available from the library for genealogy research. It will include an introduction to print materials, resources on microfilm, and a quick comparison of three online databases.
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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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Intro to Cricut Design Space (Teen, Adult)

Learn how to create your own designs for the library’s Cricut Maker! Register for one of these introductory classes on the Cricut Design Space software. Basic computer skills required. Limited to seven per session.
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Leapin' Leprechauns! (Youth, Teen)

Leprechauns have hidden their pot of gold in the library. Help us find it with this fun-filled scavenger hunt.
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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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Movies (Youth, Teen, Family)

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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National Library Week (Youth, Teen, Adult)

National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. This year the theme is "Find Your Place at hte Library!"
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Open Book Club (Adult)

The "Open Book Club" is sponsored by the library and open to anyone 18 and over. Meetings are held the second Monday of every month starting at 6:30 pm. We welcome everyone who is interested! (There will be no meeting in November.)
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Paws to Read (Youth)

Youth ages 5-12 can practice their reading by reading aloud to a dog! Registered Therapy Animals and their handlers will be listening to youth read. Read five books/chapters to the team and earn a prize!
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Protecting Your Privacy Online (Adult)

Increase your awareness about how your online behavior is tracked and used. You’ll learn tips on how to limit what’s shared about you online. This class is designed for proficient computer users who are well-versed with navigating the internet.
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Stitch It! (Adult)

We will explore basic sewing, machine embroidery and more during these classes. Sewing is not scary so come join the fun! No experience necessary.
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Storybook Walk (Youth, Teen, Family)

Join us for a Storybook Walk with Kearney Park & Rec! As you walk through the park, you will enjoy a story combined with fun activities to get you moving. All ages.
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Studio KPL (Adult)

An art workshop for in-depth projects. Registration required.
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Program Fee$10.00

Teen Craft (Teen)

Join us and your friends to make crafts and have some fun. Grades 5 and up.
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TinkerTots (Youth)

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.
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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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