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Upcoming Events

1 Apr 2024 2024 Adult Library Program 4/1/2024 - 5/12/2024

The Adult Library Program will begin on April 1 and continue through May 12. Register for the program at the library and receive a chance to win an enameled Dutch oven. Participate in events and read books to earn chances to win prizes. Pick up a brochure at the library for a full listing of events and more details.

**All programs are free and open to the public regardless of library card status.**

13 Apr 2024 Paper Insect Papercraft (Teen Kit) 4/13/2024 - 4/27/2024
Paper Insect Papercraft (Teen Kit) For teens (12+) in Grade 7-12 + 2023 high school graduates. Create your own 3D bug collection with this colorful papercraft--a quirky art piece for rookie entomologists!

Pick-Up Starts: April 27

Participants must be teens (12+) in Grade 7-12. Teen 2023 high school graduates are also eligible. View/download the full April teen calendar here: bit.ly/bellyapril24 -- Unless noted otherwise, all library activities and programs are free.

Registration opens April 13 at: bit.ly/insectmuseum

13 Apr 2024 Flower Seed Bombs (Teen Kit) 4/13/2024 - 4/27/2024

Flower Seed Bombs (Teen Kit) For teens (12+) in Grade 7-12 + 2023 high school graduates. Celebrate Earth Day this month by crafting some quick and easy seed bombs at home! Help bees and other pollinators by using flower seeds, paper pulp, and silicone molds & more to grow nourishing wildflowers.

Pick-Up Starts: April 27

Participants must be teens (12+) in Grade 7-12. Teen 2023 high school graduates are also eligible. View/download the full April teen calendar here: bit.ly/bellyapril24 -- Unless noted otherwise, all library activities and programs are free.

Registration opens April 13 at: bit.ly/flowerseedbombs

13 Apr 2024 Giant Poppy Art (Teen Kit) 4/13/2024 - 4/27/2024
Giant Poppy Art (Teen Kit) For teens (12+) in Grade 7-12 + 2023 high school graduates. Make vibrantly red poppies with paper filters, dye, pipe cleaners, & more! These oversized flowers will put that spring into your step--decorate your room or locker with seasonal flair!

Pick-Up Starts: April 27

Participants must be teens (12+) in Grade 7-12. Teen 2023 high school graduates are also eligible. View/download the full April teen calendar here: bit.ly/bellyapril24 -- Unless noted otherwise, all library activities and programs are free.

Registration opens April 13 at: bit.ly/giantpoppyart

17 Apr 2024 Music and Movement with Sing Omaha (Ages 0 through 5) 4/17/2024 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Each Wed, 9:30-10 AM; repeated 10:15-10:45 AM  

Join Heidi Bush from Sing Omaha for a half hour of music, dancing, and play. Heidi will show us how to use our voices and play special instruments as we listen to our favorite songs. This early literacy activity is made possible by grants from the Nebraska Library Commission and Nebraska Arts Council.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054DA8AC2CABFA7-48528603-music

17 Apr 2024 Makerspace Open House (Adult; Ages 18+) 4/17/2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Visit our makerspace open house on Wednesdays during the Adult Library Program from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. Learn about available machines, how to book them, and leave with a fun gift made in the makerspace.

**All programs are free and open to the public regardless of library card status.**

17 Apr 2024 Every Family Has a Story...What's Yours? YouTube Premier (Adult; Ages 18+) 4/17/2024 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Weren’t able to attend the “Every Family has a Story. . . What’s Yours?” Genealogy live Zoom Presentation? You can watch the YouTube premier. Would you like to learn how to get started researching your family’s story? You’ll learn the basic research process, great online research sites, local resources, and ideas for sharing your story with family. Join Sue Schlichting a native Nebraskan who has over 30 years of experience. She has expertise in Midwestern research with an emphasis in German, Swedish, and Homestead records.

**All programs are free and open to the public regardless of library card status.**

17 Apr 2024 Maker Lab: Earth Day Planter (Grades K-6) 4/17/2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kids in grades K-6 will choose and repot their own blue sunflower plant that will bloom with beautiful flowers if cared for following the instructions. With a bit of water and attention, this activity may be the perfect Mother’s Day gift on May 12. There are 25 spots available. Registration is required.

https://forms.gle/YVNQcSPa8nR1NZha8

18 Apr 2024 Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 through 5) 4/18/2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Each Thursday in April, Brandi will present interactive and entertaining storytimes that are sure to engage your preschoolers. Each storytime will feature stories, music, rhymes, and/or other age-appropriate activities.

18 Apr 2024 Senior Citizen Reading (Families with children through grade 6) 4/18/2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Studies show there are mutual benefits of intergenerational interactions.  During this event, children  and seniors come together to read and share stories.

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13 March 2024

Month of the Military Child Poster Contest| Apr 1-30 | Military children in grades K through 6

What is your favorite memory from being a military child? It might be when your parent came home from a long deployment, a promotion, or exploring your new surroundings after a move. Whatever it...
13 March 2024

Poets’ Corner | Apr 1-30, during open hours | All ages

Children's Area

Visit our Poets’ Corner in the kids’ area to create your very own poem. Write your full name, age, and phone number at the bottom of your entry form and place your poem in the box for...
6 March 2024

New Reading Challenges in March

Happy reading! Join our new and ongoing FREE reading challenges at bellevue.beanstack.org and/or download the Beanstack Tracker from your mobile app store. Read Across America • March...

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