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Upcoming Events

1 Oct 2021 Hallow-Read Challenge 10/1/2021 - 11/1/2021

For: Teens (Grade 7-12) & Adults

It's spooky season! Summon your favorite books and complete the Hallow-Read challenge (Oct. 1-Nov. 1) for teens and adults

Redeem Your Rewards Starting October 25

600 minutes read • Get a small treat bag!

Complete 2 activities • Get a customized Halloween pen!
(Limited supply! If we run out, you can choose a Halloween pencil.)

Sign up now at bellevue.beanstack.org!

16 Oct 2021 Spooky Hot Choco Bomb (For teens in Grade 7-12 or 2021 high school grads) 10/16/2021 - 10/31/2021

October 16-31, 2021

For: teens in Grade 7-12 or 2021 high school grads.

Yum! Craft a holiday chocolate bomb with a silicon mold, Halloween sprinkles, and vegan (animal-free) chocolate chips & hot chocolate! 18 spots available.

Sign up here. Check out the full YA October calendar handout here

 

16 Oct 2021 Block Black Cat (For teens in Grade 7-12 or 2021 high school grads) 10/16/2021 - 10/31/2021

October 16-31, 2021

For: teens in Grade 7-12 or 2021 high school grads.

Make a black cat friend using a wooden block, paint, & more to display on your bookshelf! Don't worry: its 'unamused' stare means it loves you. 20 spots available.

Sign up here. Check out the full YA October calendar handout here.

16 Oct 2021 Tiny Haunted House (For teens in Grade 7-12 or 2021 high school grads) 10/16/2021 - 10/31/2021

October 16-31, 2021

For: teens in Grade 7-12 or 2021 high school grads.

Build a pop-up papercraft: a mini haunted house! This kit also comes with paper glue, a ruler, and tweezers! 20 spots available.

Sign up here. Check out the full YA October calendar handout here

19 Oct 2021 Ghostly Door Hanger (Ages 18+) 10/19/2021 - 10/31/2021

This witch is going to the party dressed as a ghost! (Or is it a ghost going in costume as a witch…?) You get to decide as you make this simple door hanger craft and embellish to make your own! We have 13 large doorhangers, an 3 mini versions of the kit. Register now! Kit pickup runs October 19-31. Ages 18+

20 Oct 2021 Stenciled Fall Sign (Ages 18+) 10/20/2021 - 10/31/2021

Create a cute wooden sign for fall using a stencil and paint. Optional embellishments are also included. Registration is required and kits will be available for pickup between October 18 and 31.

25 Oct 2021 100 Books Challenge Virtual Teen Trivia (Halloween Edition) 10/25/2021 - 10/31/2021

October 25-31, 2021

For: teens in Grade 7-12 or 2021 high school grads.

Test your Halloween and spooky YA book knowledge with this round of virtual trivia for teens!

  • Sign up to receive an invite here
  • Do the trivia any time it's live on Kahoot (10/25-10/31)!
  • Winner gets to choose from a selection of prizes!

Check out the full YA October calendar handout here

 

Can you read 100 books? Join other teens in the ultimate personal reading challenge! Earn rewards for every 25 books you read, with a goal of reaching 100 books before you graduate from high school. Sign up <a href="https://bellevue.beanstack.org" target="new">here</a> for more info & to get started! You can also download the "Beanstack Tracker" app on your mobile device.

27 Oct 2021 Storytime (baby through preschool) 10/27/2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Wednesdays, repeated on Thursdays, 10-11 am

These storytimes are best for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers and their parents/caregivers. Each session is presented outside on the library lawn. During inclement weather, storytime will be presented via the Zoom meeting app. Each storytime will feature a story, music, rhymes, and/or other age-appropriate activities.  Send us a picture of your child engaging with the stories or extension activities for an extra Beanstack point!

10/27 or 10/28 https://forms.gle/1ofm7yyfk2YRBout8

27 Oct 2021 Heat Press (Sublimation and Pigment Printers) 10/27/2021 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Receive free training on how to use the sublimation printer, pigment printer, and heat press to personalize a wide variety of items.

The Nebraska Library Innovation Studios: Transforming Rural Communities project is supported in part by the Nebraska Library Commission, partnering with the University of Nebraska Lincoln Nebraska Innovation Studio, Nebraska Extension, and Regional Library Systems. The project is funded through a National Leadership Grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS grant #LG-95-17-0046-17).

27 Oct 2021 Coloring with Cops (families with children through 6th Grade) 10/27/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, Oct 27, 4-5 pm

Join Roger Cox, Community Relations Coordinator for Bellevue Police Department, and several Bellevue Police Officers on Zoom for a calming hour of coloring. Coloring sheets and coloring implements are provided but children may bring coloring pages from home.

https://forms.gle/sj8GSJNLzu4pXayb8

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15 October 2021

Golden Sower Book Club (grades K through 6)

Next meeting: Thursday, Jan 27, 4-5 pm (no meetings in Nov and Dec; read ahead)

Due to the holiday season, we will not meet in Nov and Dec. When we meet in January 2022, we will discuss three (possibly four) Golden Sower Chapter Book Nominees: Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly...
7 October 2021

Candy House Contest

December 1 through 19

Make and show off a candy house during our second annual virtual holiday contest for all ages! More details coming soon on how to enter your house and win.

 

2 October 2021

Children's Museum Pass Available

The Bellevue Public Library now has a Children's Museum Pass available for checkout to our patrons. This pass was purchased by the Friends of the Public Library and operates under the...

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