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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Knot Just Knitting

    October 15, 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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  4. Genealogy Quest

    October 15, 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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  5. Arts & Crafts for Adults

    October 15, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    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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  6. Pub Quiz at the Chicken Coop

    October 15, 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 six 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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  7. Arts & Crafts for Adults

    October 16, 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. Writer's Block

    October 17, 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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  9. Legos at the Library

    October 17, 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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  10. Intro to the Button Maker

    October 17, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 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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  11. Knot Just Knitting

    October 17, 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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  12. Teen: Teardrop Earrings

    October 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

    Learn to make trendy faux leather teardrop earrings using the Cricut Maker! Add instant style to any outfit! Registration required. Maximum of 10 participants.

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  13. Fun with Popcorn!

    October 18, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Don’t miss this poppin’ good time as we celebrate National Popcorn Poppin’ Month! Try popcorn inspired games and create a popcorn themed craft. Registration required.

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  14. Intro to Cricut Design Space

    October 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Create your own designs on the library's new Cricut Maker! Register for one of these introductory classes on the Cricut Design Space software and create your first project. Basic computer skills required. Limited to seven per session. Registration required.

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  15. Mike Blakely in Concert

    October 21, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    As a singer/songwriter, Mike Blakely has released 13 albums, performed all over the U.S. and has made 16 tours to Europe. As an author, he has published 19 books with major New York City publishers. His newest historical novel, A Sinister Splendor, was released in February of 2019.

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  16. Knot Just Knitting

    October 22, 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. Super Stolie's Halloween Daydream Show

    October 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Super Stolie invites the kids on a Halloween adventure in this live musical performance that celebrates all the fun things that go along with one of our favorite Holidays! Singing songs about candy, a not-so-spooky ghost story and pumpkin jumping dance party. You'll hear a mix of Stolie originals, traditional kids songs and popular radio hits that are all deliciously twisted for Trickin' and Treatin'! Feel free to come in your costume!!

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  18. Card Crafting

    October 22, 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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  19. Card Crafting

    October 23, 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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  20. 3D Printing Basics

    October 23, 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. Basic computer skills required. Limited to seven per session. Registration required.

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  21. Writing Workshop with Bruce Arant

    October 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Join Nebraska author and illustrator Bruce Arant. He is the author and illustrator of two picture books, "Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep!" and "Simpson’s Sheep Just Want to Sleep!" Join us for this workshop on the crafts of writing and illustrating. Registration and $10 fee required.

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  22. Stitch It!

    October 24, 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. Trick or Treat on the Bricks

    October 24, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Make the library a stop on your downtown trick or treating route and take home a treat! Register for a chance to win a Halloween book and take a chance at our guessing jar. Closest guess wins the contents!

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  24. Knot Just Knitting

    October 24, 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. Knot Just Knitting

    October 29, 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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  26. Trick or Treat Storytime for Toddlers

    October 30, 2019, 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

    Come dressed up in your costume for story time this week! After listening to a couple of stories, we will parade through the library collecting treats from the librarians!

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  27. Trick or Treat Storytime for Preschoolers

    October 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come dressed up in your costume for story time this week! After listening to a couple of stories, we will parade through the library collecting treats from the librarians!

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  28. Trick or Treat Storytime for Toddlers

    October 31, 2019, 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM

    Come dressed up in your costume for story time this week! After listening to a couple of stories, we will parade through the library collecting treats from the librarians!

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  29. Trick or Treat Storytime for Preschoolers

    October 31, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come dressed up in your costume for story time this week! After listening to a couple of stories, we will parade through the library collecting treats from the librarians!

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  30. Writer's Block

    October 31, 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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  31. Knot Just Knitting

    October 31, 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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Main City Calendar

  1. Planning Commission

    October 18, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Council Chambers

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  2. Airport Advisory Board Meeting

    October 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Airport Manager's Office

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  3. City Council Meeting

    October 22, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Council Chambers

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  4. Park and Recreation Advisory Board

    October 24, 2019, 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers

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  5. Board of Adjustment

    October 28, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ City Council Chambers

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Special Events

  1. Awaken the Dawn- Kearney

    October 17, 2019, 8:00 PM - October 19, 2019, 10:00 PM @ Northwest corner of the MONA Parking Lot

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  2. Rock N Rods Pre Party

    October 18, 2019, 5:00 PM - October 19, 2019, 1:00 AM @ 24th Street between Central Avenue and Avenue A

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  3. Nebraska State Marching Band Festival

    October 26, 2019, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ 30th Avenue from 11th Avenue to the southern end of Kearney High School

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