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  1. Jay & Leslie: Episode Three of Five Minutes of Fun

    June 23, 2021, 9:00 AM - June 29, 2021

    Enjoy nifty tricks and hare-brained stories with Jay and Leslie! There will be juggling, animal-themed stories, and lots of laughs. There are five 5-minute shows and two ~30 minute shows that you can register to view. With each program you register for, you'll receive an email from library staff with the access information.

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  2. Crane River: Page to State — Cinderella!

    June 24, 2021, 9:00 AM

    From the comfort of your own home, you can follow along as the Crane River Theater brings the story of Cinderella to life! Cinderella spends her days in a life of servitude for her cruel stepmother and dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, her wishes come true, and she's transformed into a beautiful princess. She meets a handsome prince but must leave before the spell wears off and her dress returns to rags. Leaving behind just one glass slipper, will the Prince be able to find Cinderella and live happily ever after? After all, even if we know the story by heart, we still hold our breath until we are sure that the slipper fits. Join us for this free, magical event for all ages. Registration is required.

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  3. Pets Reading Photo Contest

    June 24, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Send us a photo of your pet (real or pretend) reading! Entries accepted through Wednesday, June 30 at noon. Online voting will take place from July 1-11. Email photos to shaack@kearneygov.org in JPG format with the subject line “Pets Reading.” Please include the entrant’s first and last name, contact information (phone number, email, or both), and age category. We’ll print your entry and display it at the library. • Age Categories: Youth 0-12, Teen 13-18, Adult 19+ • One entry per person per age group. • Winners will receive Buffalo Bucks!

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  4. Writer's Block Online

    June 24, 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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  5. Knot Just Knitting

    June 24, 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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  6. Crane River: Page to State — Cinderella!

    June 25, 2021, 9:00 AM

    From the comfort of your own home, you can follow along as the Crane River Theater brings the story of Cinderella to life! Cinderella spends her days in a life of servitude for her cruel stepmother and dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, her wishes come true, and she's transformed into a beautiful princess. She meets a handsome prince but must leave before the spell wears off and her dress returns to rags. Leaving behind just one glass slipper, will the Prince be able to find Cinderella and live happily ever after? After all, even if we know the story by heart, we still hold our breath until we are sure that the slipper fits. Join us for this free, magical event for all ages. Registration is required.

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  7. Pets Reading Photo Contest

    June 25, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Send us a photo of your pet (real or pretend) reading! Entries accepted through Wednesday, June 30 at noon. Online voting will take place from July 1-11. Email photos to shaack@kearneygov.org in JPG format with the subject line “Pets Reading.” Please include the entrant’s first and last name, contact information (phone number, email, or both), and age category. We’ll print your entry and display it at the library. • Age Categories: Youth 0-12, Teen 13-18, Adult 19+ • One entry per person per age group. • Winners will receive Buffalo Bucks!

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  8. Your Magic Library

    June 25, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Learn magic and circus skills! "Your Magic Library" is an online adventure with your hosts Cody Landstrom and Wolfe Bowart. Both educational and entertaining, "Your Magic Library" is a complete 6-class beginning magic course for all ages! Learn basic sleight of hand with cards, coins, rope, and more. Learn juggling, balancing, and other circus skills. Understand the mysterious art of the linking rings and discover the secret of levitation. Join us to learn the secrets!! These free lessons are for all people of all ages. Registration required.

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  9. Fleece Dog Tug Toy

    June 25, 2021, 1:00 PM

    Create a fun dog toy by knotting strips of fleece! Create and enjoy with your own pet, or create and donate a toy to the Kearney Area Animal Shelter! All supplies will be provided. Please register in advance for this free event. Items may be picked up starting Tuesday, June 15 and an instructional video will be posted on our website and Facebook page on Friday, June 25. You can create the craft whenever you wish.

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  10. Crane River: Page to State — Cinderella!

    June 26, 2021, 9:00 AM

    From the comfort of your own home, you can follow along as the Crane River Theater brings the story of Cinderella to life! Cinderella spends her days in a life of servitude for her cruel stepmother and dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, her wishes come true, and she's transformed into a beautiful princess. She meets a handsome prince but must leave before the spell wears off and her dress returns to rags. Leaving behind just one glass slipper, will the Prince be able to find Cinderella and live happily ever after? After all, even if we know the story by heart, we still hold our breath until we are sure that the slipper fits. Join us for this free, magical event for all ages. Registration is required.

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  11. Pets Reading Photo Contest

    June 26, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Send us a photo of your pet (real or pretend) reading! Entries accepted through Wednesday, June 30 at noon. Online voting will take place from July 1-11. Email photos to shaack@kearneygov.org in JPG format with the subject line “Pets Reading.” Please include the entrant’s first and last name, contact information (phone number, email, or both), and age category. We’ll print your entry and display it at the library. • Age Categories: Youth 0-12, Teen 13-18, Adult 19+ • One entry per person per age group. • Winners will receive Buffalo Bucks!

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  12. Crane River: Page to State — Cinderella!

    June 27, 2021, 9:00 AM

    From the comfort of your own home, you can follow along as the Crane River Theater brings the story of Cinderella to life! Cinderella spends her days in a life of servitude for her cruel stepmother and dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, her wishes come true, and she's transformed into a beautiful princess. She meets a handsome prince but must leave before the spell wears off and her dress returns to rags. Leaving behind just one glass slipper, will the Prince be able to find Cinderella and live happily ever after? After all, even if we know the story by heart, we still hold our breath until we are sure that the slipper fits. Join us for this free, magical event for all ages. Registration is required.

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  13. Pets Reading Photo Contest

    June 27, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Send us a photo of your pet (real or pretend) reading! Entries accepted through Wednesday, June 30 at noon. Online voting will take place from July 1-11. Email photos to shaack@kearneygov.org in JPG format with the subject line “Pets Reading.” Please include the entrant’s first and last name, contact information (phone number, email, or both), and age category. We’ll print your entry and display it at the library. • Age Categories: Youth 0-12, Teen 13-18, Adult 19+ • One entry per person per age group. • Winners will receive Buffalo Bucks!

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  14. Crane River: Page to State — Cinderella!

    June 28, 2021, 9:00 AM

    From the comfort of your own home, you can follow along as the Crane River Theater brings the story of Cinderella to life! Cinderella spends her days in a life of servitude for her cruel stepmother and dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, her wishes come true, and she's transformed into a beautiful princess. She meets a handsome prince but must leave before the spell wears off and her dress returns to rags. Leaving behind just one glass slipper, will the Prince be able to find Cinderella and live happily ever after? After all, even if we know the story by heart, we still hold our breath until we are sure that the slipper fits. Join us for this free, magical event for all ages. Registration is required.

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  15. Magician, Jeff Quinn!

    June 28, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Jeff Quinn’s "Reading Safari" virtual magic show will be the highlight of your summer! The show, performed by Nebraska-based magician Jeff Quinn, features wildlife-themed tricks and routines that will entertain. It’s rumored that the world’s only trained gnat, Gnatalie, will also be participating! This is a free and fun event for people of all ages. Registration required.

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  16. Pets Reading Photo Contest

    June 28, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Send us a photo of your pet (real or pretend) reading! Entries accepted through Wednesday, June 30 at noon. Online voting will take place from July 1-11. Email photos to shaack@kearneygov.org in JPG format with the subject line “Pets Reading.” Please include the entrant’s first and last name, contact information (phone number, email, or both), and age category. We’ll print your entry and display it at the library. • Age Categories: Youth 0-12, Teen 13-18, Adult 19+ • One entry per person per age group. • Winners will receive Buffalo Bucks!

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  17. Intro to the Therapy Dog Program

    June 28, 2021, 7:00 PM

    Join Kim Williams on Zoom for a short presentation about the Therapy Dog program, and learn what it takes to get involved! Bring your questions. Please register in advance for this free event for those ages 18+.

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  18. Crane River: Page to State — Cinderella!

    June 29, 2021, 9:00 AM

    From the comfort of your own home, you can follow along as the Crane River Theater brings the story of Cinderella to life! Cinderella spends her days in a life of servitude for her cruel stepmother and dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, her wishes come true, and she's transformed into a beautiful princess. She meets a handsome prince but must leave before the spell wears off and her dress returns to rags. Leaving behind just one glass slipper, will the Prince be able to find Cinderella and live happily ever after? After all, even if we know the story by heart, we still hold our breath until we are sure that the slipper fits. Join us for this free, magical event for all ages. Registration is required.

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  19. Edible Book Festival: Last Day to Register Teen Category

    June 29, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Teen Category (Ages 13-18) registration closes at noon on Tuesday, June 29. We will have online voting (Facebook & website) on Wednesday, June 30. Celebrate two of the best things in the world: books and food! Create an edible book simply by creating something edible that is somehow book-related. Registration is required and open now for all groups. Registration deadlines vary depending on the age group category. One entry per participant. Entries must be made of at least 95% edible materials and be family-friendly.

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  20. Pets Reading Photo Contest

    June 29, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Send us a photo of your pet (real or pretend) reading! Entries accepted through Wednesday, June 30 at noon. Online voting will take place from July 1-11. Email photos to shaack@kearneygov.org in JPG format with the subject line “Pets Reading.” Please include the entrant’s first and last name, contact information (phone number, email, or both), and age category. We’ll print your entry and display it at the library. • Age Categories: Youth 0-12, Teen 13-18, Adult 19+ • One entry per person per age group. • Winners will receive Buffalo Bucks!

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  21. Scratch Art

    June 29, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Scratch your way to a beautiful piece of multicolored art! Adults and teens will receive scratch-off mandala designs; youth will receive a blank scratch art page to create a design of their choice. All materials are provided in this free event. Registration is required and limited to 50 participants per session. Supply packets may be picked up at the library's front desk or via curbside pickup on or after the listed pickup date.

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  22. Knot Just Knitting

    June 29, 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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  23. Crane River: Page to State — Cinderella!

    June 30, 2021, 9:00 AM

    From the comfort of your own home, you can follow along as the Crane River Theater brings the story of Cinderella to life! Cinderella spends her days in a life of servitude for her cruel stepmother and dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, her wishes come true, and she's transformed into a beautiful princess. She meets a handsome prince but must leave before the spell wears off and her dress returns to rags. Leaving behind just one glass slipper, will the Prince be able to find Cinderella and live happily ever after? After all, even if we know the story by heart, we still hold our breath until we are sure that the slipper fits. Join us for this free, magical event for all ages. Registration is required.

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  24. Edible Book Festival: Teen Category Online Voting

    June 30, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Help us vote for People's Choice! The entries in the Teen Category (Ages 13-18) are available for voting on our Facebook page and website until 11:59 pm tonight (Wednesday, June 30). This is one of our favorite events each year and we love to see the creativity and enthusiasm. Help us celebrate two of the best things in the world: books and food!

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  25. Jay & Leslie: Episode Four of Five Minutes of Fun

    June 30, 2021, 9:00 AM - July 6, 2021

    Enjoy nifty tricks and hare-brained stories with Jay and Leslie! There will be juggling, animal-themed stories, and lots of laughs. There are five 5-minute shows and two ~30 minute shows that you can register to view. With each program you register for, you'll receive an email from library staff with the access information.

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  26. Pets Reading Photo Contest

    June 30, 2021, 9:00 AM

    Send us a photo of your pet (real or pretend) reading! Entries accepted through Wednesday, June 30 at noon. Online voting will take place from July 1-11. Email photos to shaack@kearneygov.org in JPG format with the subject line “Pets Reading.” Please include the entrant’s first and last name, contact information (phone number, email, or both), and age category. We’ll print your entry and display it at the library. • Age Categories: Youth 0-12, Teen 13-18, Adult 19+ • One entry per person per age group. • Winners will receive Buffalo Bucks!

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