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

Souper Bowl Soups are Needed

by Mary, Adult Services Librarian

Do you have any extra cans of soup in your pantry to share?  This weekend is…

Lynda.Com: Helping You Learn in the New Year

by Heather Strafuss, Assistant Circulation Manager is now a resource you can use with your library car…

Tax Time!

It’s nearing the end of January and it’s that time of year–time to think about filing taxes. The IRS is publishing…

It’s National Pie Day

Few things smell as good as a pie baking in the oven–you can almost taste the goodness as the ingredients bubble a…

Winter Book Series Tackles British Classics

by Susan Withee, Adult Services Manager

With the holiday season behind us and 2015 ahead, Manhattan Public Libra…

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