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Aimee Louisanne and Triceratops at DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE. Photo by C. Waits

Aimee Louisanne and Triceratops are a part of Erth's "Dinosaur Zoo Live," the family show onstage Jan. 8 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

The following is a rundown of family activities for the week of Jan. 5-11:


First Friday Family Night -- 5-7:30 p.m., Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P St. String Beans CD release "Kiss a Fish," 6 p.m. Regular museum admission.


Bilingual story time -- 10-11 a.m., Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Book:

"What Do You Do with a Chance?" storytime -- 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5150 O St. and SouthPointe Pavilions locations.

Winter Walkabout -- 2:30 p.m., Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, 11700 SW 100th St., Denton. 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.


Library storytimes -- Baby: 10 a.m., Gere Branch; 10:35 a.m., Eiseley Branch. Toddler: 10:30 a.m., Anderson Branch. Preschool: 6:30 p.m., Gere Branch.

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live -- 7 p.m., Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. FamFest -- food and fun educational activities for entire family, free to ticket holders, 5:30 p.m. 402-472-4747.


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. Book: "The Tomten" by Astrid Lindgren.


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. Additional shows of "Firefall," 11 a.m. Jan. 5; Solar Superstorms," noon Jan. 5, 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.

Coming up

IndiExplore -- 10-11 a.m. Jan. 12, Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Free.

Free Family Fun Day -- 1-4 p.m. Jan. 13, 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.






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