To celebrate the upcoming August 21, 2017 total eclipse that will be visible from the area, Kearney Public Library has scheduled a portable planetarium program presented by The Edgerton Explorit Center. The planetarium is a great way to educate about the upcoming total solar eclipse taking place on August 21, 2017. Total solar eclipses are […]
On August 21, 2017, starting at 12:57 pm, the Kearney area will experience 1 minute and 54 seconds of “totality” (darkness) as the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. Get a head start on this unique astronomical event with this class. Why eclipses happen, what to look for during the eclipse, what precautions […]
Kearney Public Library welcomes Beki Hemingway & Randy Kerkman back to Kearney on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 pm. Remember when women used to rock? We’re talking pre-Taylor Swift, pre-Katy Perry, when chicks like Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Maria McKee, and Liz Phair cranked up the electric guitars and wrote hook-filled songs in which they […]
Adam Miller is a renowned American folksinger and storyteller. Miller accompanies his rich, resonant baritone voice with lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and stunningly beautiful autoharp melodies. A performer who enlightens as well as entertains, Miller points out fascinating connections between events in history and the songs that survived them. Ages 12+
Help celebrate Nebraska’s 150th birthday with author, Andrea Warren. She has written several books for school children, including Pioneer Girl: A True Story of Growing Up on the Prairie. Warren based her work on the memoir of Grace McCance Snyder and her pioneer childhood in Nebraska. All Ages
Nancy Gillis will examine why and how changes occurred on the Plains for the tribes following the passage of the Homestead Act in 1862, by looking at changes in foods, clothing, housing, family structure, gender roles, land control, and political relationships. Ages 18 +
Audubon Nebraska will host a Wild Experience event that will feature family-friendly nature activities and live animal demonstrations. It will be a fun afternoon of exploring, creating, and learning for all ages.
This presentation explores the remarkable legacy of a uniquely personal and spiritual friendship begun in 1931 between the Lakota holy man Black Elk and poet John G. Neihardt. It includes brief biographies of each man, their meetings, and its impact on adding to the knowledge of Lakota culture, Native American philosophies, and the possibilities of […]
There is another session at 3:00 pm on January 21st at the Kearney Public Library.