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Library will be closed on February 17 for Presidents Day.

AARP volunteer tax filing help will begin Saturday, Feb 1.  They will be here on Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. There is an intake form that can be picked up at the library to complete prior to tax filing. This may help you know what you need to bring with you.  Assistance is done on a first come-first helped basis. 

Teens Explore will meet on Thursdays from 4 to 5 pm.    All 12-18 year olds are welcome!

Story Time for Age 3-Kindergarten: 30-minute sessions on Tuesdays, at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 1:30 PM.

Wee Read for Ages under 3: 20-minute sessions on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM

Lego Club:  The 1st Tuesday, 4:00 PM– 5:00 PM, now called Explorers is open to ages 4-12. This is essentially open build creation time.  Parents and grandparents are welcome to join the kids and build together.  The 3rd Tuesday, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM, called Challengers is open to Grades 1st-6th, will have LEGO/STEAM activities.  Children who are eligible may attend both groups.

Noon Program on Friday, February 7th at 12:00 PM: Starting Seeds Indoors by Liz Kurz

Starting seeds properly can make or break your entire growing season.  Come to the program to learn some tips, including when to start seeds, which seeds to start indoors, and how to do it properly.  Liz, who works here at the library, presented an excellent program last year on square-foot gardening.  Please call 535-8036, Ext. 3320 to reserve a seat.

Reading Pawtners are coming Friday, February 21 from 4:30 PM-5:30 PM: Children in grades K-5th can come read to a 4-legged friend from Rock’N Paws therapy dogs. Come early to reserve your reading time!

Creation Station: The Creation Station hours are from 1pm-8pm Monday-Thursday and 1pm-5pm on Friday and Saturday.   Equipment training can be scheduled during those hours unless staff is not available. Most training takes 1 hour.  Then you can schedule open build time to make your own creations. 

Workshops: Workshops last 1 hour and have a fee, payable by cash or check at the session.  Workshops are limited to 4 people per session. Please register by calling the Library’s Technology Learning Center at 308-535-8036 x3320 or online at https://www.ci.north-platte.ne.us/library/creation-station/creation-station-events/.   Please note that no children under 5 can be in the room.  Workshops do fill up fast so don’t wait too long to pre-register.  Age limits are based on the minimum age to use the equipment used for the workshop.

Tiny Wish Bottles Workshop: Monday, February 3 at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, or 7pm and Thursday, February 6 at 6pm or 7pm: Do you dare to dream, carry a secret, desire to share your love, or charm a friend? We will be making Wishing Bottles with supplies like heart beads, laser paper hearts, small scrolls, thread, and more. These tiny bottles can carry a message, be a beacon of joy, or worn as a necklace charm. They are the perfect way to jot down your New Year’s Resolutions, seal them and then reopen next year…sort of like your own mini time capsule. You will be making three (3) wishing bottles in this workshop.   Ages 12 and up.  Fee: $4.00

 Valentine Mug Press Workshop: Monday, February 10 at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm or 7pm and Thursday, February 13 at 6pm or 7pm:  Choose from a variety of valentine themed designs.  Library staff will use our toner printer and NEW mug press to adhere your chosen design onto a 15 oz. white mug. These mugs are perfect for gifting!   Ages 12 and up.  Fee:  $5.00

Book Lovers Mug Press Workshop: Saturday, February 22 at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.    Come see our new mug heat press in action! Choose from a variety of book themed designs to be pressed onto a 15 oz white mug. Keep it for yourself or use it as a creative gift.  Ages 12 and up.  Fee: $5.00

Spring and Shamrock buttons: Monday, February 24 at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm or 7pm and Thursday, February 27 at 6pm:  The library now has a 1-inch button maker in addition to our larger one.  These buttons can be used as playing pieces by themselves, or mini-magnets, key chains, and tie-tack style buttons with additional attachments.  The mini-magnets can even be added to a special pendant.  Ages 5 and up.  Fee: $1.00, includes 2 large buttons and 1 mini-button keychain

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