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Upcoming Events

29 May 2024 KIDS CRUISIN’ KITCHEN | MONDAY-FRIDAY, MAY 29-AUGUST 2, 12:30-1 PM 5/29/2024 - 8/2/2024

KIDS CRUISIN’ KITCHEN | MONDAY-FRIDAY, MAY 29-AUGUST 2, 12:30-1 PM

(No meals June 19 or July 4.)

Sponsored by the Omaha Salvation Army, this program delivers hot, nutritious meals, free of charge, to children 18 years of age and younger. Meals are served on the library lawn. All food must be consumed at the library. Meals can be brought in during inclement weather.

17 Jul 2024 MAKER LAB | WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 4-5 PM | GRADES K-6 | REGISTRATION REQUIRED 7/17/2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MAKER LAB | WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 4-5 PM | GRADES K-6 | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

In celebration of all things adventurous, we’ll design and put together our very own Adventure Buttons to wear on backpacks, shirts, or anywhere else that needs a little pizzazz. There are 50 spots available. There is a waitlist should this activity fill. A supply list with video link is available on request.

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18 Jul 2024 MEADOWLARK BOOK CLUB | GRADES 5-8 | MONDAY, JULY 1 (PAPILLION) OR THURSDAY, JULY 18 (BELLEVUE)| 4-4:45 PM (ONE BOOK... 7/18/2024 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

MEADOWLARK BOOK CLUB | GRADES 5-8 | MONDAY, JULY 1 (PAPILLION) OR THURSDAY, JULY 18 (BELLEVUE)| 4-4:45 PM (ONE BOOK CLUB, TWO LIBRARY OPTIONS TO ATTEND!)

Little Bluestem nominees are read together at the start of book club. Meadowlark nominees should be read ahead of time so we can discuss them during book club.We will start our meeting by reading the Golden Sower Little Bluestem nominee, Agatha May and the Anglerfish by Nora Morrison and Jessie Ann Foley, illustrated by Mika Song, followed by a discussion of the Meadowlark nominee for the month, Attack of the Black Rectangles by A.S. King [read ahead of time]. Snacks provided. Reading level: grades 4+Little Bluestem nominees are read together at the start of book club. Meadowlark nominees should be read ahead of time so we can discuss them during book club.

19 Jul 2024 Gamefest 7/19/2024 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Gamefest

Friday, July 19 • 3:30-5:15 PM

For teens (12+) going into Grade 7-12 (Fall 2024) + 2024 high school graduates.

Stay cool and hang out with video, tabletop, and ping pong gaming this summer! We have Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles—plus, a variety of tabletop titles. Super Smash your friends, compete in e-sports, and more!

• Friday, July 19 - 3:30-5:15 PM

No registration required. Attendees may bring multiplayer games rated TEEN or below. Note: The library closes at 6:00 PM on Fridays. Please have transport arranged or somewhere to go when the event ends. Parents/guardians MUST provide transport to minors after dark, in inclement weather (this includes high heat), and/or who live a considerable distance away.          

• Participants must be teens (12+) going into Grade 7-12 (Fall 2024). Teens who graduated high school in May 2024 can also participate in another year of YA programming. Unless noted otherwise, all library activities and programs are free.

View/download the full teen Adventure Begins At Your Library Summer Program booklet here: https://bit.ly/bellyaslp2024

 

20 Jul 2024 Werewolf Hoop Art (Teen Kit) 7/20/2024

Werewolf Hoop Art (Teen Kit)

For teens (12+) going into Grade 7-12 (Fall 2024) + 2024 high school graduates.

Bring this famous forest cryptid to life with a no-sew project featuring felt, fabric, and more!

Enjoy these summer kits at home! All kits come with secret codes that teens can redeem for custom badges and prize points on Beanstack. Share photos of your completed kits to earn extra prize points!

• Kit Pick-Up Starts: July 20

Registration opens June 29  at: https://bit.ly/werewolfhoopart

• Participants must be teens (12+) going into Grade 7-12 (Fall 2024). Teens who graduated high school in May 2024 can also participate in another year of YA programming. Unless noted otherwise, all library activities and programs are free.

View/download the full teen Adventure Begins At Your Library Summer Program booklet here: https://bit.ly/bellyaslp2024

 

21 Jul 2024 Painted Terra Cotta Pots Kit; Adult, Ages 18+ 7/21/2024

Unleash your creativity with our Painted Terracotta Pot Kit, perfect for adding a splash of color and personal style to any space!

Registration is required & opens on July 21.  Pickup will be available from July 26th - August 9th.

  • Please note registration is limited to one kit per person.
  • Participants must be 18+. These kits are for participants who are 18 years of age or older.
  • Register HERE.
22 Jul 2024 Virtual Trivia: Cryptids & More! 7/22/2024

Virtual Trivia: Cryptids & More! 

For teens (12+) going into Grade 7-12 (Fall 2024) + 2024 high school graduates.

Fire up your mind this summer! Sign up to receive an access code, then complete the trivia round when it’s live on Kahoot. Win the round, win a prize!

• Round Theme: Cryptids & More!

• Live: July 22-28

Registration opens June 1 at: https://bit.ly/cryptidtriva

•Participants must be teens (12+) going into Grade 7-12 (Fall 2024). Teens who graduated high school in May 2024 can also participate in another year of YA programming. Unless noted otherwise, all library activities and programs are free.

View/download the full teen Adventure Begins At Your Library Summer Program booklet here: https://bit.ly/bellyaslp2024

23 Jul 2024 Tai Chi 7/23/2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Our Tai Chi class is free an suitable for all levels. It is a great way to relax and improve your wellbeing.

24 Jul 2024 COLORING WITH FIRST RESPONDERS | WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 4-5 PM | ALL AGES 7/24/2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

COLORING WITH FIRST RESPONDERS | WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 4-5 PM | ALL AGES

Join Bellevue First Responders in the library for a calming hour of coloring. We might even have a visit from Pawficer Mo and Officer Meyers! Coloring sheets & implements provided.

24 Jul 2024 LIFE IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT: EXPLORING BIOFLUORESCENCE WITH NEBRASKA WILDLIFE REHAB | WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 6-7 PM |... 7/24/2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

LIFE IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT: EXPLORING BIOFLUORESCENCE WITH NEBRASKA WILDLIFE REHAB | WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 6-7 PM | GRADES 3-12

Biofluorescence is the absorption and remission of light from certain organisms or things. Humans are able to see this 'glow' with the help of a blacklight. During this event, kids will explore this phenomena with a presentation and associated experiments. (Lights will be turned off periodically during this event.) 

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10 July 2024

Bellevue Public Library's 2024-2025 School-Year Reading Challenge for children ages birth through grade 6!

Bellevue Public Library's 2024-2025 School-Year Reading Challenge for children ages birth through grade 6! Register to participate in Bellevue Public Library's 2024-2025 School-Year...
24 May 2024

The Adventure Begins At Your Summer Library Program!

Have fun and win prizes all summer long when you read, do activity kits, attend events, enter contests, volunteer, & more!   Teen Summer Program: Adventure Begins At Your Library! For...
13 May 2024

3RD ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE—MINI FLOATS | DROP OFF MONDAY, JUNE 17- MONDAY, JULY 1.

3RD ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE—MINI FLOATS | DROP OFF MONDAY, JUNE 17- MONDAY, JULY 1. This community activity is sponsored by Daughters of the America Revolution Omaha chapter....

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