The following is a rundown of family activities for the week of Jan. 12-18:
IndiExplore -- 10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Theme: Astronomy (space-themed guest, craft and book). Free.
Make Your Own Paper Snowflakes -- for kids and adults, 3-5 p.m., Super Saver Foods, 840 Fallbrook Blvd. Free.
Bilingual story time -- 10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St.
Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab -- 10 a.m.-noon, University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. Topic: "What Goes Up Must Come Down: Gravity." Regular museum admission.
Annual Indoor Air Show -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, Ashland. Radio-controlled pilots will fly from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; ultralight aircraft presentation at 1:30 p.m. Experience flight, learn about radio-controlled aircraft, quadcopters and safe flying practices with over 75 pilots demonstrating their skills. Regular museum admission.
Storytimes for Families -- 10:30-11:30 a.m., Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St.
Pete the Cat Visits Library -- 10:30-11:30 a.m., Walt Branch, 6701 S. 14th St. Free.
Paddington storytime -- 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5150 O St. and SouthPointe Pavilions locations.
Free Family Fun Day -- 1-4 p.m., Nebraska History Museum, 131 Centennial Mall North. "Japanese Culture," do origami and calligraphy, view exhibits and Wataru Niimori, pianist, performs at 3 p.m. Free.
Storytimes for Families -- 1-1:30 p.m., Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St.; 4-4:30 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St.
Pete the Cat Visits Library -- 4-5 p.m., Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St. Free.
Breakout Box Event -- "Oh the Places You'll Go," 6 p.m., Eiseley Branch Library. Free family event.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day closings -- Lincoln City Libraries, Nebraska History Museum
Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Rally/March -- 8 a.m.-noon: pre-rally doors open at 8 a.m.; program, 8:45 a.m. in UNL Student Union Ballroom, 1400 R St.; Unifying March, 9:45 a.m. through downtown Lincoln, climaxing with Call to Action Program at 10:30 a.m., Nebraska State Capitol, Warner Chambers, 1445 K St.
Library storytimes -- Toddler: 10, 10:35 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Gere Branch; 10:30 a.m., Bethany Branch. Preschool: 10:30 a.m., South Branch; 10:30, 11 a.m., Walt Branch; 7 p.m., Eiseley Branch. Wee Workouts (preschool): 10:30 a.m., Eiseley Branch.
Children's storytime -- 10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St.
Library storytimes -- Baby: 10 a.m., Gere Branch. Toddler: 10:35 a.m., Eiseley and Gere Branches. Preschool: 10:30 a.m., Anderson, Eiseley, South and Walt Branches.
Library storytimes -- Baby: 10:30 a.m., Walt Branch; 6:30 p.m., Gere Branch. Toddler: 10 and 10:35 a.m., Gere Branch; 10:35 a.m., Eiseley Branch. Preschool: 10:30 a.m., Bethany and Eiseley Branches.
Shows and exhibits
Planetarium astronomy shows -- "Firefall" 11 a.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. "Solar Superstorms" noon Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays; "Big Red Sky Tour," 1 p.m. Saturdays. University of Nebraska Museum of Natural History, Mueller Planetarium, Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets. 402-472-2641.
Hyde Observatory shows -- 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, Hyde Observatory, Holmes Lake. Free. Reservations available for Monday-Thursday nights. 402-441-7094.
Nature Center Preschool open house -- 10-10:45 a.m. Jan. 16, Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave. A preschool program for ages 3-4 and a pre-kindergarten program for ages 4-5 is offered. The open house is for adults only. In case of inclement weather, the open house will be rescheduled to Jan. 23.
Sunday with a Scientist -- 12:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 21, University of Nebraska State Museum, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. Topic: LIVE! Snakes of Nebraska's Great Plains. Regular museum admission.