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  1. Oscar Challenge

    April 19, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Take our Oscar Challenge in April! There are two ways to play. How many Academy Award-winning Best Picture films have you seen... in your lifetime? OR this month? You can enter by filling out a challenge sheet. Pick one up by the Oscar display on the library's main level or print one from home. Return your completed sheet to the front desk by 5:00 pm on May 7 for a chance to win one of four prize packages. Winners will be randomly selected.

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  2. Virtual Book Club Festival: Jonis Agee - Nebraska Author

    April 19, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Nebraska author Jonis Agee will be the featured speaker at this year's Virtual Book Club Festival. She is the author of twelve books, including five collections of short fiction, six novels, and a book of poetry. Three of her books – Bend This Heart, Sweet Eyes, and Strange Angels – were named New York Times Notable Books. Jonis currently teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She lives in Omaha on the bluffs above the Missouri River with her husband, Brent Spencer, where they have founded a literary press, Brighthorse Books, publishing fiction and poetry books. Her latest novel, The Bones of Paradise, was published in August 2016 by William Morrow. Registration required Book club members: please email Sarah (shaack@kearneygov.org) or call 308-233-3256 to reserve your seat Include first & last name, email address, and name of book club group Non-book club members: register online starting April 1

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  3. Oscar Challenge

    April 20, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Take our Oscar Challenge in April! There are two ways to play. How many Academy Award-winning Best Picture films have you seen... in your lifetime? OR this month? You can enter by filling out a challenge sheet. Pick one up by the Oscar display on the library's main level or print one from home. Return your completed sheet to the front desk by 5:00 pm on May 7 for a chance to win one of four prize packages. Winners will be randomly selected.

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  4. Knot Just Knitting

    April 20, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Love to knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or create other fiber arts? 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. Limited to 10 people per room with social distancing and face masks required. Registration is not required.

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  5. Genealogy Quest: Zoom Edition

    April 20, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    This is a drop-in meeting for people needing genealogical assistance or advice and for those wanting to share new discoveries they've made. A volunteer from the Buffalo County Historical Society and library staff will be on hand to share tips and tricks. We'd love to help you in your quest. You can register for the class or contact the library to get access to our Zoom meeting link.

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  6. Holiday Paper Crafting for Youth: Arbor Day

    April 20, 2021, 4:00 PM

    Nebraska has a proud history of planting trees. Trees provide shade from the sun, oxygen, limbs for climbing and so much more. Let’s celebrate Arbor Day by creating a tree craft! Limited to 50 people in Grades K-12. Register by Tuesday, April 13 at 8:00 am. Packets of supplies are available to pick up at the front desk starting Tuesday, April 13. The how-to video will air on Tuesday, April 20 at 4:00 pm. Watch on Facebook, our website, or on YouTube. You can create your project whenever you wish.

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  7. Pub Quiz: Online Edition

    April 20, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Quizziz

    Attend Pub Quiz from the comfort of your home! To play go online to joinmyquiz.com/pro. Enter the "Room Code" that we will post on FB when it's quiz time. The quiz will be available for two hours so don't feel that you have to be ready right at 7 pm. Questions are timed and most are multiple-choice! Please use your first and last name to play if you'd like to be eligible for our random prize drawing.

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  8. Oscar Challenge

    April 21, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Take our Oscar Challenge in April! There are two ways to play. How many Academy Award-winning Best Picture films have you seen... in your lifetime? OR this month? You can enter by filling out a challenge sheet. Pick one up by the Oscar display on the library's main level or print one from home. Return your completed sheet to the front desk by 5:00 pm on May 7 for a chance to win one of four prize packages. Winners will be randomly selected.

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  9. Arts & Crafts for Adults: To Go!

    April 21, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Explore your creative side with a fun project that is ready for you to make when the time is right for you. Craft packets may be picked up at the front desk any time after the third Monday of the month. Watch "how-to" videos on our website and Facebook starting on the third Wednesday of each month. You can create your craft whenever you wish. Registration is required and is limited to 30 people. If you're not able to register, please feel free to gather the supplies and craft along with us! The more the merrier! We’d love to see how your project turns out. Take a picture and share it on social media using the hashtag #KPLcrafts2021.

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  10. Oscar Challenge

    April 22, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Take our Oscar Challenge in April! There are two ways to play. How many Academy Award-winning Best Picture films have you seen... in your lifetime? OR this month? You can enter by filling out a challenge sheet. Pick one up by the Oscar display on the library's main level or print one from home. Return your completed sheet to the front desk by 5:00 pm on May 7 for a chance to win one of four prize packages. Winners will be randomly selected.

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  11. Virtual Storytime

    April 22, 2021, 10:30 AM

    Join us for storytime! Every Thursday at 10:30 am we will release a new virtual storytime with Miss Shawna and her library friends. You can watch whenever you want - check out the links below! Get ready for fun! Storytimes can be viewed on Facebook, our YouTube channel (Kearney Public Library Makerspace), or on our website.

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  12. Writer's Block Online

    April 22, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    This informal writing group meets twice a month to keep the writer's block away. No experience is necessary - just the willingness to write. Let's get started and see what unfolds. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we meet using Zoom. For more information please contact Christine Walsh.

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  13. Knot Just Knitting

    April 22, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Love to knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or create other fiber arts? 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. Limited to 10 people per room with social distancing and face masks required. Registration is not required.

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  14. Oscar Challenge

    April 23, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Take our Oscar Challenge in April! There are two ways to play. How many Academy Award-winning Best Picture films have you seen... in your lifetime? OR this month? You can enter by filling out a challenge sheet. Pick one up by the Oscar display on the library's main level or print one from home. Return your completed sheet to the front desk by 5:00 pm on May 7 for a chance to win one of four prize packages. Winners will be randomly selected.

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  15. Virtual STEAM Challenge: Roll the Dice!

    April 23, 2021, 4:00 PM @ Facebook

    Get ready to roll! Many people use dice when playing packaged board games. However, there are some excellent dice games for kids that use only a pair of dice. Dice games teach numbers, counting, and mental addition. Each packet will contain a set of dice and a variety of dice games. The library will provide the supplies. Limited to a maximum of 50 participants per session. Register by Friday, April 23 at 8:00 am. Supplies may be picked up at the front desk beginning on Friday, April 23. We'll post about the program on Facebook. Share a photo or video of your project to that post for a chance to win a prize!

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  16. Oscar Challenge

    April 24, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Take our Oscar Challenge in April! There are two ways to play. How many Academy Award-winning Best Picture films have you seen... in your lifetime? OR this month? You can enter by filling out a challenge sheet. Pick one up by the Oscar display on the library's main level or print one from home. Return your completed sheet to the front desk by 5:00 pm on May 7 for a chance to win one of four prize packages. Winners will be randomly selected.

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  17. Storybook Walk

    April 24, 2021, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Join us for our annual Storybook Walk with Kearney Park & Rec! Come enjoy a fun-filled walk around Harmon Park! Read pages of "Different? Same!" by Heather Tekavec as you walk through the park engaging in fun activities that keep you guessing what's next in the story. Enter for a chance to win a copy of the book at the end of the walk. All ages. Free.

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  18. Oscar Challenge

    April 25, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Take our Oscar Challenge in April! There are two ways to play. How many Academy Award-winning Best Picture films have you seen... in your lifetime? OR this month? You can enter by filling out a challenge sheet. Pick one up by the Oscar display on the library's main level or print one from home. Return your completed sheet to the front desk by 5:00 pm on May 7 for a chance to win one of four prize packages. Winners will be randomly selected.

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  19. Oscar Challenge

    April 26, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Take our Oscar Challenge in April! There are two ways to play. How many Academy Award-winning Best Picture films have you seen... in your lifetime? OR this month? You can enter by filling out a challenge sheet. Pick one up by the Oscar display on the library's main level or print one from home. Return your completed sheet to the front desk by 5:00 pm on May 7 for a chance to win one of four prize packages. Winners will be randomly selected.

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  20. Oscar Challenge

    April 27, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Take our Oscar Challenge in April! There are two ways to play. How many Academy Award-winning Best Picture films have you seen... in your lifetime? OR this month? You can enter by filling out a challenge sheet. Pick one up by the Oscar display on the library's main level or print one from home. Return your completed sheet to the front desk by 5:00 pm on May 7 for a chance to win one of four prize packages. Winners will be randomly selected.

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  21. Knot Just Knitting

    April 27, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Love to knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or create other fiber arts? 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. Limited to 10 people per room with social distancing and face masks required. Registration is not required.

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  22. Teen Take-Out: DIY Mother's Day Box of Chocolates

    April 27, 2021, 4:00 PM @ Library Website, Facebook, and YouTube

    Do you love take-out? Try craft projects to go! This month, with May just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to offer a project to celebrate moms. Here’s a super fun and easy way for you to show your mom just how sweet she is - - with chocolates! Limited to 50 people in Grades 3-12. Register by Tuesday, April 20 at 8:00 am. Take-out is available at the front desk beginning Tuesday, April 20. How-to videos will be available on Facebook, our website, and on our YouTube channel on Tuesday, April 27 at 4:00 pm. You can create your project whenever you wish.

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  23. Oscar Challenge

    April 28, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Take our Oscar Challenge in April! There are two ways to play. How many Academy Award-winning Best Picture films have you seen... in your lifetime? OR this month? You can enter by filling out a challenge sheet. Pick one up by the Oscar display on the library's main level or print one from home. Return your completed sheet to the front desk by 5:00 pm on May 7 for a chance to win one of four prize packages. Winners will be randomly selected.

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  24. Card Crafting: To Go!

    April 28, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Make your own greeting cards with the library! Each month we’ll have a special project all ready to go. Packets may be picked up at the front desk any time after the third Monday of the month. A how-to video will be shared on Facebook and our website on the fourth Wednesday each month. You can create your project whenever you wish. Registration is required. If you are not able to register, feel free to gather supplies and craft along with us! The more the merrier! We’d love to see how your project turns out. Take a picture and share it on social media using the hashtag #KPLcrafts2021

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  25. Oscar Challenge

    April 29, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Take our Oscar Challenge in April! There are two ways to play. How many Academy Award-winning Best Picture films have you seen... in your lifetime? OR this month? You can enter by filling out a challenge sheet. Pick one up by the Oscar display on the library's main level or print one from home. Return your completed sheet to the front desk by 5:00 pm on May 7 for a chance to win one of four prize packages. Winners will be randomly selected.

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  26. Virtual Storytime

    April 29, 2021, 10:30 AM

    Join us for storytime! Every Thursday at 10:30 am we will release a new virtual storytime with Miss Shawna and her library friends. You can watch whenever you want - check out the links below! Get ready for fun! Storytimes can be viewed on Facebook, our YouTube channel (Kearney Public Library Makerspace), or on our website.

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  27. Knot Just Knitting

    April 29, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Love to knit, crochet, cross-stitch, or create other fiber arts? 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. Limited to 10 people per room with social distancing and face masks required. Registration is not required.

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  28. Oscar Challenge

    April 30, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Take our Oscar Challenge in April! There are two ways to play. How many Academy Award-winning Best Picture films have you seen... in your lifetime? OR this month? You can enter by filling out a challenge sheet. Pick one up by the Oscar display on the library's main level or print one from home. Return your completed sheet to the front desk by 5:00 pm on May 7 for a chance to win one of four prize packages. Winners will be randomly selected.

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