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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.

18 Jun 2024 Tai Chi 6/18/2024 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.

18 Jun 2024 Pop-Up: Worm On A String Bracelets 6/18/2024 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Pop-Up: Worm On A String Bracelets Tuesday, June 18 • 3:30-5:30 PM For teens (12+) going into Grade 7-12 (Fall 2024) + 2024 high school graduates. Drop by the teen area anytime during this pop-up activity! Make a colorful accessory using the iconic (and very soft) worm on a string toys:

Tuesday, June 18 - 3:30-5:30 PM (Teen Area)
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18 Jun 2024 CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE BOOK CLUB | GRADES K-6 | TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 4-5 PM OR THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2-3 PM |... 6/18/2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE BOOK CLUB | GRADES K-6 | TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 4-5 PM OR THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2-3 PM | REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

This is a read-together book club sponsored by Chooseco, LLC.  

Reading: Trouble on Planet Earth by R.A. Montgomery

We will go on an ecological, crime-solving adventure with our magical brother to try to figure out what is draining Earth's oil reserves. More than just the planet's weather and resources are at stake!   

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19 Jun 2024 Library Closed 6/19/2024

The library is closed June 19.

20 Jun 2024 MEADOWLARK BOOK CLUB | GRADES 5-8 | MONDAY, JUNE 3 (PAPILLION) OR THURSDAY, JUNE 20 (BELLEVUE) | 4-4:45 PM (ONE BOOK... 6/20/2024 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

MEADOWLARK BOOK CLUB | GRADES 5-8 | MONDAY, JUNE 3 (PAPILLION) OR THURSDAY, JUNE 20 (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, Abdul’s Story by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, illustrated by Tiffany Rose, followed by a discussion of the Meadowlark nominee for the month, Ain’t Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Jason Griffin [read ahead of time]. Snacks provided. Reading level: grades 6+

 

21 Jun 2024 Making Moments Charm-ing Candle; Adult, Ages 18+ 6/21/2024 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join us at the library for a candle-making class! Learn how to craft charming jar candles. Here are the details:

Date: Friday, June 21
First Session: 2:30 PM
Age Requirement: 18+. Each participant must register individually.
Registration: Required (Please sign up for only one session)

Register for the 2:30 PM session HERE

21 Jun 2024 Gamefest 6/21/2024 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Gamefest

Friday, June 21 • 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, June 21 - 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

 

21 Jun 2024 Making Moments Charm-ing Candle; Adult, Ages 18+ 6/21/2024 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for a candle-making class! Learn how to craft charming jar candles. Here are the details:

Date: Friday, June 21
Second Session: 3:30 PM
Age Requirement: 18+. Each participant must register individually.
Registration: Required (Please sign up for only one session)

Register for the second session HERE

22 Jun 2024 Popsicle Soap (Teen Kit) 6/22/2024

Popsicle Soap (Teen Kit)

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

 

Make fun summer soaps using all vegan supplies and mini popsicle molds! Colors and scents vary; sign up for a surprise!

 

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: June 22

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

• 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

 

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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....
13 May 2024

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME | EACH THURSDAY, 10–11 AM | AGES 3-5 WITH HELPFUL ADULT

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME | EACH THURSDAY, 10–11 AM | AGES 3-5 WITH HELPFUL ADULT NOTE: JUN 20 WILL BE PRESENTED IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH BY BELLEVUE EAST SPANISH INSTRUCTOR, PIPER PORRAS. Note:...

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