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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.

31 May 2024 Library Closed 5/31/2024

The library will be closed on May 31 for building maintenance.

1 Jun 2024 Teen Nailed It 6/1/2024

Teen Iron Chef For teens (12+) going into Grade 7-12 (Fall 2024) + 2024 high school graduates. Join our fifth annual virtual baking contest: compete at recreating a (semi-) difficult recipe from the comfort of your own kitchen!

Starting June 17: The 2024 recipe reveal! Contestants will receive a photo and basic recipe, which they may then bake and submit anytime up to the entry deadline: Sunday, July 14 by 11:59 PM

Contestants may submit up to five, good-quality photos as their entry. You can also share extra behind-the-scenes photos or videos for bonus Summer Library Program prize points! See the 2023 Teen "Nailed It" Contest entries here: bit.ly/bellyanailedit2023

Community Vote: Choose your favorite entries online from July 23-28! Check our social media for the entry photos and voting link. Participants will also be emailed the voting link.

Register for the contest at bit.ly/nailedit2024 or through the Adventure Begins At Your Library challenge on Beanstack!

Prizes • Grand Prize ($50)

1 Jun 2024 Virtual Trivia: Cryptids & More! 6/1/2024
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!
Registration opens June 1 at: 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: bit.ly/bellyaslp2024

2 Jun 2024 Duck Silhouette Suncatcher Kit (Adult; Ages 18+) 6/2/2024

Introducing our delightful Duck Silhouette Suncatcher Take-Home Kit, where creativity meets relaxation! Crafted with adults in mind, this kit offers a serene escape into the world of DIY artistry.

Inside, you'll find all the essentials to create your own charming duck silhouette suncatcher. At the heart of the kit lies a finely cut wooden duck shape, providing the perfect canvas for your imagination to soar. Paired with a smooth, circular piece of acrylic, this duo sets the stage for a mesmerizing masterpiece.

Unleash your inner artist as you apply vibrant hues to the acrylic surface. Whether you opt for bold, vivid colors or soothing pastel shades, the result is sure to evoke the tranquil beauty of a sunlit pond.

Once your masterpiece is complete, simply allow it to dry, then hang it in a sunlit window and watch as the sunlight dances through the translucent colors, casting a warm, inviting glow into your space.

Registration opens Sunday, June 2, 8:00 a.m. Pick up your kit between June 7 and June 13.

Register HERE.

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

3 Jun 2024 Jigsaw Puzzle Competition 6/3/2024 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Get ready for the ultimate jigsaw showdown where teams compete against each other to complete the same puzzle in the fastest time. Teams will compete in two categories (2-3 players or 4-5 players). Space is limited, and registration is required. Please only register once for each team. Have fun, win prizes, and earn bragging rights!

• Twelve teams will have two hours to put their puzzle together! Teams in each category will use the same (new and unopened) puzzle. 

•  You may bring baking sheets, trays, or bowls to assist with your puzzling. Light snacks are permitted, but no sticky/powdery/etc. foods that could damage the puzzles or other library materials. Covered drinks (secure caps, lids) are also permitted.  

 • Team Captain: choose one person to register your team and check in on competition day! 

• Each team must have at least one player 18+.

• If teams do not finish in the allotted time (and there is no clear winner), then we will count who has the fewest remaining pieces. 

Registration is required.

Register HERE.

4 Jun 2024 Tai Chi 6/4/2024 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.

5 Jun 2024 KIDS IN THE KITCHEN | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 4-5 PM ON ZOOM | GRADES K-6 | REGISTRATION REQUIRED 6/5/2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 4-5 PM ON ZOOM | GRADES K-6 | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Making: Gluten-Free Pasta & Meatball Bake

We’re celebrating June with pasta! Adult help is required for this activity. Please register once per family. There are 50 kits available. Kits include most of the supplies. A supply list with directions is available should this activity fill. Please see supply list to be sure you have all items needed.

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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!...
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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