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Events

"A Universe of Stories": Lincoln City Libraries Summer Reading Program — A variety of activities available for families and kids throughout the summer, at your nearest library, check the website for more information: Lincolnlibraries.org

Barnes and Noble Storytime event — 11 a.m. June 15. Celebrate Dad with the beloved Dr. Suess story “Hop on Pop,” hands-on activities, get a coupon from the cafe for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4, 2910 Pine Lake Blvd. Barnesandnoble.com/store/2939 or 402-421-7979.

Bilingual storytime: Indigo Bridge Books — 2-3 p.m. June 15. Families can enjoy a story in English and a second language, songs, games and a craft to wrap, story time is intended for ages 3-8, however all ages are welcome, 701 P St. Indigobridgebooks.com or 402-477-7770.

Blue Star Museum program: Free admission for military families Lincoln Children's Museum — 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sundays 1-5 p.m. June 12-Sept. 2. Museum will participate in Blue Star museum program, providing free admission to all military personnel and families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, Lincoln Children's Museum, 1420 P St. Arts.gov/bluestarmuseums or LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000. 

Book Swap — 8 a.m.-noon. and 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free books for families during these times, Carol M. Yoakum, 4321 NW 48th St., 402-434-2621.

Breslow Hockey Center: Public open skating and Cosmic skating — 1-4:45 p.m. daily, public skating; 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cosmic night skating, June 14. $6, adults; $5, kids; $3, skate rental, 433 V St. Breslowhockeycenter.com or 402-472-2758. 

“Cherish Nebraska” exhibition at Morrill Hall — 9:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; also open until 8 p.m. Thursdays; and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sundays. View the cultural and natural history of Nebraska with interactive and educational activities, fourth floor, Nebraska History Museum, 645 N. 14th St. Museum.unl.edu or 402-472-2642.

College View Farmers' market — 10 a.m. June 16. Featuring the Master Gardeners Program, families can use their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) cards, 4801 Prescott Ave. Sundayfarmersmarket.org

Craft social night — 6 p.m. June 13. Families bring your own project to make, and socialize with new friends while making your craft, bring your own food and drink, free, Makit Takit, 4720 Prescott Ave. 402-483-4232.

Family Late Night event — 5-8 p.m. June 13. New games and activities throughout the museum available for working parents and families, free for members, $9.95 adults, $10.95 kids 18 months to 15 years, free kids under 18 months, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St. LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000.

Haymarket Farmers' market — 8 a.m.-noon. June 15. Items for purchase including artwork, baked goods, food, beverages, crafts, jewelry, furniture, yard art and more, performers are staged in Iron Horse Park, Downtown Historic Haymarket, Seventh and P streets. 

Kidz Bop Live — 4 p.m. $29-$47, Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater, 3201 S. Coddington Ave. Tickmaster.com.

Kids Dream Family movie series: “Lego Movie 2” — 10 a.m. June 16-17: also June 19. $3 movie tickets, sponsored by American Family Insurance. Also, visit one of Lincoln’s participating agents at American Family Insurance, and get two free tickets. If you can’t make it to your local agent’s office then go to amfam.com/-/media/files/amfam_kd_electronicvoucher_summer2019.pdf to download your free tickets, Edgewood Cinema, 5220 South 56th Street, and Dwontown Lincoln Grand Theatre, 1101 P St. Marcustheatres.com/Kidsdream 

Lunch Box Mysteries — 10-10:30 a.m. June 13. Get the full scoop on “ice cream,” engage in storytime where you will find out how milk starts on the farm and ends up as ice cream, participate in making ice cream in a bag, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St. Lincolnchildrens.org or 402-477-4000. 

Star City Shores — 12:30-8 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Families can enjoy a large public pool area, multiple water slides, picnic tables and pool chairs, 4375 S. 33rd Court. Lincoln.ne.gov/CITY/parks/parksfacilities/pools or 402-441-7847.

"Stories for Everybody" Book group for Spanish speaking skills — 11 a.m.-Noon. Saturdays, June 15-29. Families are invited to a bilingual book reading group, learn to read aloud, discuss books and visit the library regularly, registration is required: call 402-314-8249, Bennet Martin Library, 136 S. 14th St. Lincolnlibraries.org or 402-441-8500.

Yoga "Empower girls" Art Camp — Noon-1:30 p.m. June 15. Ages 11-14, Class focused on topics for teens including self-worth, self-acceptance, self-talk, self-care and self-confidence, $25, drop-in or register, parents run your errands for an hour while your teen learns how to reduce stress and anxiety, Yin Yang Yoga, 4640 Champlain Drive Suite 125. Lincolnyinyangyoga.com or 402-560-6516. 

Concerts 

Stransky Park Summer music series — 7 p.m. June 13. Blet and Seasaw Indie Bands. Bring your lawn chair and blanket, pets welcome but must be on a leash, free, 17th Street and Harrison Avenue. 

SouthPointe Pavilions Friday night concert series — 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 14. The Undisco Kids Band. Bring your lawn chair and blanket, free, concessions available, Center Courtyard, 2910 Pine Lake Road. 

Jazz in June — Food market, 5 p.m.; Live music 7 p.m. June 18, Marquis Hill Blacktet, free, Sheldon Museum of Art, sculpture garden, 12th and R streets. 

Lincoln Community Garden Performance series — Noon. June 12, The Melody Wranglers; June 19, Will Hutchinson. Families can enjoy music in an outdoor setting, free, concessions available, Lincoln Community Foundation Garden, 1415 N St. 

Nearby

Storytime with Scotty the Tyrannosaurus Rex — 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, June 12- July 31. Featuring a different dinosaur themed book and craft, lead by a museum facilitator, all ages welcome, registration not required, regular admission applies, Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., Omaha. Durhammuseum.org or 402-444-5071.

Tyrannosaurs at Two: Meet the dinosaur Family — 2 p.m. Saturdays June 15-Sept. 1. Enjoy an interactive exhibit with 10 life-sized dinosaur specimens, showcasing the Tyrannosaur family tree and showing how this dinosaur group became the world's top predators.  View Scotty the world's largest t-rex ever discovered, Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., Omaha. Durhammuseum.org or 402-444-5071. 

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