Activities

¡Super Stolie Guacamole! (Youth, Teen)

Super Stolie presents a fascinating Spanish-English bilingual show featuring Spanish versions of traditional and popular songs, story time in both languages, trivia about the Hispanic world, a family dance party, and a live guacamole-making demo.
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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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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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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, Startup Circuits, K'Nex, Code-a-pillar, Squigz, 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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Crafternoons (Youth)

Enjoy a story and make a craft! Parents are welcome to assist their child with the craft.
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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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Fall Fest! (Youth)

Is autumn your favorite time of year? Let's celebrate by creating a few fall-themed crafts! Parents and caregivers are welcome to assist their child with the crafts.
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Flashback Friday (Youth, Teen)

We're revisiting some crafts that you may not have encountered before but you'll love them! Grades 3 and up. Registration required.
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Food for Fines (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Pay your overdue fees and help your community at the same time! For each non-perishable food item you bring in, we waive $1.00 in library fines from your account.
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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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Grandparents Day (Youth)

Bring your Grandma, Grandpa, or another special adult to the library! Enjoy a story, snack, and craft together.
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It's Apple Harvest Time! (Youth)

Celebrate apple harvest season with fun activities in the library. Guess the number of caramel apple suckers in the guessing jar! Count the paper apples hidden around the youth area for a chance to win a prize!
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Kearney Works (Adult)

Kearney Works provides free job search help, application assistance, resume preparation, career guidance, workforce development, and training assistance. They aim to improve lives by reducing workforce barriers for unemployed/underemployed clients.
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Knitting Encore (Youth, Teen, Adult)

Join our informal knitting sessions. Volunteer coaches can help you build new knitting skills, support you with an ongoing project, or simply come for social knitting fun.
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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)

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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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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Open Book Club (Adult)

Join us to launch the brand new book club sponsored by Kearney Public Library.
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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.
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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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Singing Cowgirls & Cowboys (Youth)

Clap, laugh, dance, and sing along with Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black, both successful solo artists. We'll have a rootin' tootin' good time! Wear your cowboy or cowgirl duds if you wish. Recommended for ages 0-8, but all ages are welcome.
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Snack Attack: Halloween Treats (Youth, Teen)

Learn to make a few fun Halloween treats to share with friends...or enjoy them yourself!
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Songs & Stories from the American West with Kerry Grombacher & Aspen Black (Adult)

Kerry and Aspen's songs tell fascinating stories of explorers and settlers, Indians and cowboys, and lawmen and outlaws whose lives shaped the West.
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Studio KPL (Adult)

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

Sweet Sorrows Concert at the Peterson Senior Activity Center (Adult)

An afternoon with the Sweet Sorrows always promises to be highly entertaining, provocative and moving. Their intimacy, transparency and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans.
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Teen Craft (Teen)

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

Have fun playing with words! Join us to read poems and write a poem or two with award-winning poet, Laura Evans.
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Teen Read Week (Teen)

It's Written in the Stars...READ during National Teen Read Week. Come by the Teen Room and see if you can guess what popular YA book has been shredded. Also, register for an Amazon gift card!
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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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Trick or Treat on the Bricks (Youth, Teen)

Make the library a stop on your downtown trick or treating route and take home a treat! Register to win a Halloween book and try our Pumpkin Golf game.
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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 Process with 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

Writing Workshop with Kerry Grombacher & Aspen Black (Adult)

These talented songwriters and poets will lead a writing workshop on transforming unrelated life events and observations into stories.
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Workshop Fee$10.00

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