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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3D Printing Basics (Teen, Adult)

Join us to learn how to create projects for the 3D printer using TinkerCAD, a free design software, and explore Thingiverse, a website of shared designs. Registration required. Limited to seven per session.
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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, 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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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 ten $20 Buffalo Bucks prizes. Forms will be available in the Youth and Teen departments.
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Coloring & Cookies (Youth, Teen)

The weather outside is frightful, but the library is always delightful! Drop-in and color a fuzzy velvet art poster in a classic Mandala design.
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Crabgrass in Concert (Youth, Teen, Adult, Family)

Get ready for a foot-stomping, hand-clapping time as Crabgrass performs traditional bluegrass and country-western music. This lively trio performs songs of the Carter family, Woody Guthrie, John Denver, Patsy Cline, and more! All ages are welcome.
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Crafternoon (Youth)

Enjoy a story and make a craft! Parents are welcome to assist their child with the craft.
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Find Flurry! (Youth, Teen)

You're invited to come to the library and find Flurry! Flurry will be hiding somewhere different each day in our youth area. Using an entry form, list where Flurry is hiding for a chance to win a snowman prize. One entry, per day, per child.
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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 2020'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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Hour of Code (Youth, Teen, Adult)

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec 9–15) and give coding a try.
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Intro to Cricut Design Space (Teen, Adult)

Register for one of these introductory classes on the Cricut Design Space software and create your first project. Limited to seven participants per session.
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Knot Just Knitting (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Love to knit, crochet, cross-stitch or create other fiber arts? Have a project under construction? This is the group for you! Drop in for fun, friends and fiber! Volunteer coaches for knitting will be available. Registration is not 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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Lunch & Learn for Small Business Owners (Adult)

Learn how to use ReferenceUSA (free with your library card) to grow your business. Use this tool to identify new sales prospects, create marketing lists, identify key business contacts, find businesses with web addresses, and more!
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Make Your Own Puzzle! (Youth, Teen)

Celebrate National Puzzle Day by creating your own jigsaw puzzle! Each participant will be given a blank 8 x 10 puzzle to design as they wish. So fun!
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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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No Time on My Hands: The Story of Grace Snyder (Adult)

Humanities Nebraska presenter Charlotte Endorf shares the life of Grace Snyder. Grace Snyder was born on April 23rd, 1882 and lived to be 100. Come learn about an amazing woman that was clearly ahead of her time.
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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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Oreo. Tasting. Party. (Youth, Teen, Adult, Family)

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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Parachute Play! (Youth)

Shaking, lifting, going under, and around the parachute is not only great exercise, but it also helps children learn to cooperate and follow directions. Be prepared for lots of fun shakin’ the chute!
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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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Reindeer Games! (Youth)

It’s time for Santa to get his crew ready for their grueling delivery schedule. The elves are running on the treadmill, Santa is doing yoga, & the reindeer are playing games! Test your skills at the games Rudolph plays to prepare for the big night.
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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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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$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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Toddler Storytime (Youth)

Stories for children ages 0-2 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Tosca Lee (Adult)

New York Times Bestselling Nebraska author Tosca Lee will lead a book discussion about her thriller "The Line Between."
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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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Writing Workshop with Tosca Lee (Adult)

Tosca Lee is the New York Times Bestselling author of "The Line Between." Join us for a writing workshop. Lunch is included.
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$10.00

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