Barnes and Noble Storytime — 11 a.m. Saturday. Featuring the book "All You Need Is Love," by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, enjoy a cookie coloring activity, and get a coupon from the Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4. Barnes & Noble Bookstore, South Pointe mall, 2910 Pine Lake Road. Barnesandnoble.com or 402-421-7979.
Bilingual Kids Storytime — 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Listen to a story in English and a second language, songs, games and a craft to wrap up the hour, kids ages 3 to 8, must be accompanied by a parent, Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St. Indigobridgebooks.com or 402-477-7770.
Create a Card — 6-8 p.m. Feb. 11, Eisely Branch; 4-8 p.m. Feb. 13, Williams Branch. Families can make a Valentine for loved ones, or a note of encouragement to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day, Feb. 17. Create your card and additional cards will be delivered to a local nursing home. Lincolnlibraries.org. Eiseley Branch, meeting room 1, 1530 Superior St. 402-441-4250; Williams Branch, 5000 Mike Scholl St. 402-441-8580.
Family Late Night event — 5-8 p.m. Thursday. New games and activities throughout the museum will be available for working parents and families, free (members), $ 9.95 (adults), $10.95, (kids 18 months to 15 years), free (kids under 18 months), Lincoln Children’s Museum, 14th and P streets. LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000.
Grand Opening of Dietze Music Hall exhibit — 6 p.m. Thursday. Join President Tim Pratt of Dietze Music as he brings an interactive music exhibit to kids and families, live music and giveaways for the first 100 guests, visit the room with electric drums, music makers and more. Event is a part of the Thursday family late night event, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 14th and P streets, LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000.
Hart Dance Studio Father-Daughter Dance event: Tutus & Ties — 3-4 p.m. Sunday. Get dressed up, or not, and join in on dancing with Dad, treats, a mini photo shoot and a corsage to make a magical time for a dad and daughter, $15 for all of the activities, get your ticket at the front desk, Hart Dance Studio, 4747 Pioneers Blvd. Facebook.com/events/396818034426238 or 402-488-9444.
Library Art Lab — 3:30-6 p.m. Wednesday. Kids are invited to participate in an after school activity to learn about arts and crafts, supplies provided, Gere Library, (meeting room 1), 2400 S. 56th St. Lincolnlibraries.org or 402-441-8560.
Investigate: Second Saturday Science Lab — 10 a.m.-noon. Saturday. Science and nature with hands-on activities, every three events attended qualifies you to move up as a science investigator, and you get a prize, Morrill Hall, 645 N. 14th St. Museum.unl.edu or 402-472-2642.
Pop-up Dental Shop: Community Health Endowment event (Anderson Library) — 10 a.m.-Noon. Wednesday. Visit the Library for preschool storytime and get a free dental health kit that includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and sugar-free gum, Anderson Branch Library, 3635 Touzalin Ave, Lincolnlibraries.org or 402-441-8540.
Pop-up Dental Shop: Community Health Endowment event (Bethany Library) — 10 a.m.-Noon. Thursday. Visit the Library for preschool storytime and get a free dental health kit that includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and sugar-free gum, Bethany Library, 1810 Cotner Blvd. Lincolnlibraries.org or 402-441-8540.
Teen Gaming — 2-4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Kids grades 6-12 are invited to participate in after school gaming activities, Walt Branch Library, (meeting room 2), 6701 S 14th St. Lincolnlibraries.org or 402-441-4460.
Kids Escape Rooms — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays in February and March. Three 45-minute escape rooms to choose from: Peter Cotton Tail (ages 4 and up); Night Sky (ages 6 and up); All Museum Sliming (ages 8 and up); $7 per person (members); $15 per person (non-members); $35 to reserve the whole room (members); $70 (non-members), each room accommodates six people, please register 24 hours in advance, Lincoln Children’s Museum, 1420 P St. LincolnChildrensMuseum.org or 402-477-4000.
Kids story time — 10 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays. Interactive and African-themed stories, Midwestern African Museum of Art, 1935 Q St. Mamamuseum.org or 402-438-0529.
Railyard ice rink — 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 5 p.m.-midnight, Fridays; noon-midnight, Saturdays; noon-9 p.m. Sundays, skate rental $9 (adults), $6 (kids), 350 Canopy St. Railyardlnk.com.
Magic shows — Wednesday-Feb. 23, times and dates vary. "Winter Wonderland" and "Midwinter's Nights Dream," interactive freestyle magic show featuring magician Ryan Chandler. Park entry permit required for each vehicle entering park, Kountze Memorial Theatre, Mahoney State Park, 28500 W. Park Hwy., Ashland. Musicalmagical.com or 402-944-2523.
Robot Zoo — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-May 10. An interactive exhibition featuring robotic animals and hands-on activities. Larger-than-life-size machinery, simulating a variety of moving animal body parts. Everybody can participate in sensory activities, including "Swat the Fly," "Sticky Feet" and "Tongue Gun," $12 adults, $11 military and seniors, $6 kids 4-12, free kids 3 and under, Strategic Air Command, 28210 West Park Highway, Ashland (Exit 426). Sacmuseum.org/event/robot-zoo or 402-944-3100.
"Dig In": Sandhill Cranes Program — 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 13. One of the most interesting and oldest of birds on the planet, sandhill cranes migrate and forage right here in Nebraska. Learn about the cranes in this one-hour session. Cost is $10 (non-members), $5 (members), Pre-registration is required. Register: Shop.lauritzengardens.org/product-p/ed-gardened-feb19a.htm or (402) 346-4002, ext. 263. Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha.