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Upcoming Events

1 Jan 2021 Join our Winter Reading Challenge! 1/1/2021 - 1/31/2021

From January 1st to January 31st, the Bellevue Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Simon & Schuster. Books Like Us is a celebration of diversity, harnessing the transformative power of seeing oneself reflected in a book. This winter, participating communities are invited to explore these books, from authors spanning an array of diverse backgrounds.

We challenge our patrons to read at least 10 hours during the month and keep track of your reading here on our Beanstack site at bellevue.beanstack.org or app ("Beanstack Tracker" in your app store). 

Thousands of libraries and schools across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. Top-performing libraries and schools will earn rewards from Simon & Schuster, including book collections and virtual author visits. The library will also be drawing for SIX $25 gift card winners--plus, THREE special mystery awards!

Happy reading, Bellevue!

13 Jan 2021 Retro Recycling: Book Log Centerpiece (Adult, Ages 18+) 1/13/2021 - 1/19/2021

Create a stunning Book Log centerpiece with a winter motif! These faux-birch logs add an air of elegance to any table or mantelpiece. Registration opens Jan 3. Kit pickup starts Jan 13.

15 Jan 2021 Origami Hour: Appreciate a Dragon Day (Adult, Ages 18+) 1/15/2021 - 1/21/2021

Fold along with James and celebrate Appreciate a Dragon Day with a dragon origami project! Registration opens Sunday, January 10, and kit pickup starts January 15.

16 Jan 2021 Lemon Eucalyptus Shower Melts (Grades 7-12 and 2020 high school grads) 1/16/2021 - 1/31/2021

Pick-Up: January 16-31  

For Grade 7-12 + 2020 teen high school grads.

Wash away your worries with these DIY shower melts! Create your own fresh and invigorating aromatherapy with a silicon mold, therapeutic grade essential oil, and other quality ingredients. 20 spots.

Sign up for this teen take-home kit here

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16 Jan 2021 Painted Penguin Panorama (Grades 7-12 plus 2020 high school grads) 1/16/2021 - 1/31/2021

Pick-Up: January 16-31

For Grade 7-12 + 2020 teen high school grads.

Transform a rock into an adorable, chubby penguin and display it on a fluffy snow landscape! 18 spots.

Sign up for this teen take-home kit here

Download the full YA calendar

16 Jan 2021 Stressbuster: Zendoodles (Grades 7-12 plus 2020 high school grads) 1/16/2021 - 1/31/2021

Pick-Up: January 16-31

For Grade 7-12 + 2020 teen high school grads.

Focus and calm your mind with the art of Zendoodling! Kits include a mini easel, canvas, pen, & more! 20 spots.

Sign up for this teen take-home kit here

Download the full YA calendar

19 Jan 2021 Imagine Science--Omaha Book Club (Grades 6-8) 1/19/2021 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Time for all meet-ups: 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Join the Imagine Science team as we travel through time in this adventure novel to explore epidemics and pandemics of the past or present! This free program allows middle school youth to discuss each chapter, including the social and emotional issues raised and its relevance to their own lives.

Along with games and data challenges, they will see and discuss animated videos illustrating aspects of virus and vaccine science!

Begins January 19, 2021 and occurs every Tuesday through March 16, 2021 from 5:00 PM-6:15 PM via Zoom. Link and passcode will be given upon registration.

For more information, please contact: Tiffany Sessions at tiffany.sessions@unl.edu or Mirissa Scholting at mscholting2@unl.edu

Register here!

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15 January 2021

Candy House Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the category winners in our first-ever virtual Candy House Contest! We were blown away by the creativity and enthusiasm of all our contestants. Thank you to all who entered,...
5 January 2021

Join our Winter Reading Challenge!

January 1 through January 31

From January 1st to January 31st, the Bellevue Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Simon & Schuster. Books Like...
22 December 2020

Friends of the Bellevue Public Library Raffle Basket!

Buy tickets December 20, 2020, through 2:00 p.m., February 13, 2021

Tickets are 1/$1 * 6/$5 * 12/$10 Cash or Check only Please make check payable to The Friends or the Bellevue Public Library To buy tickets with Contactless Pickup, please call...

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