Welcome to the Adult Services Department

The library’s Adult Services Department is here to guide you to the information and services you need to improve your life. Let us help you stay connected to your interests, your friends and family, and to your community. Whether you are looking for a new book to read, researching your family tree, or have a question that is making you scratch your head, we have a wide range of online resources, reader services, and community events just for you.

Not only can we bring you answers—we can help you find information yourself. From eReader workshops to personalized reading lists, we are here to help Manhattan be a community of empowered readers and lifelong learners.

  • Outreach – Manhattan Public Library is mobile. When you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.
  • Technology Education – Need computer help? We offer one-on-one tech training and workshops.
  • Interlibrary Loan – We don’t have it?  We’ll try to get it.
  • Clubs & Groups– Need a program for your next group meeting?  Schedule a tour at the library or let us bring a presentation to you.
  • BookTALK Reviews – This site is full of searchable book reviews and recommendations written by Manhattan Public Library staff.

Adult Services Blog Posts

BOOK TALK: Literature in Kansas

By Linda Henderson, Adult Services Librarian

Mark your 2017 calendars – This spring, Manhattan Library Associa…

Italian Mysteries

By John Pecoraro, Assistant Director

Say Italy, and people think beautiful women (ala Sophia Loren), great food,…

Comics for the Non-Comics Reader

By Crystal Hicks, Adult Services Librarian

Never been into comics? Don’t worry—I wasn’t, either. I’d alw…

Romance with a Twist

By Rhonna Hargett, Adult Services Manager

I am an unabashed romance reader. In the midst of a crazy world, roman…

Outstanding Autumn Reading

By Marcia Allen, Technical Services and Collections Manager

Fall is such a great time for discovering new book…

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