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LATEST NEWS FROM THE STACKS

Extraordinary Bunnies

It’s Easter, and so I’m writing about bunnies. Bunnies are perhaps a little overdone in children’s literature, I’ll admit. They are so cute and cuddly and kind-looking. It seems the perfect match for our cute, cuddly, kind young rea…

“The Shot Heard ‘Round the World”

On this day in 1775, the British fired “the shot heard ’round the world” at the Battle of Lexington and Concord, beginning the American Revolution. MPL has lots of titles to learn more about this period American history!…

Celebrate Earth Day with a Party for the Planet at Sunset Zoo!!

Enjoy a day filled with family-friendly Earth Day activities this Saturday at Sunset Zoo! Check their web site for a schedule of activities.  Check out these books at MPL to see what you can do to help our planet!…

Support Teen Literature Day

Today is Support Teen Literature Day!  Stop by our Young Adult Area and pick out a book to read–the variety of themes and the excellent writing makes young adult fiction and nonfiction appeal to all ages–not just teens!  And check out t…

Learn more about Flint Hills weather

Tonight at 7:00, the Flint Hills Discovery Center is hosting a program about the weather here in the Flint Hills. For more information, check their web site.  MPL also has lots of materials to learn more about weather and how it affects us…

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Monday, 21st Apr
10:00 am
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1 hour
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Storytime Room
Come join us for a fun play time with puppets, blocks, and other activities for your babies and toddlers to enjoy! Librarians will also share information about early literacy for this age group. Come-and-go event.
 
6:30 pm
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2 hours, 15 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Friends’ Room
carve wood
 
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Tuesday, 22nd Apr
7:00 pm
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1 hour
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Auditorium
Town Meeting
 
Wednesday, 23rd Apr
6:00 pm
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4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Off-Site
An annual celebration of the printed word to honor the lives and work of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.Library staff and volunteers will give away free books at the following locations:6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Hibachi Hut and City Park7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Aggieville, Varsity Donuts, and Bluestem Bistro8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Little Apple Brewery10:00 p.m. – ? Aggie Central Station
 
Thursday, 24th Apr
3:30 pm
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Location: Manhattan Public Library – Friends’ Room
The Teen Library Advisory Board is open to 7th-12 grade students who are interested in making the library a more teen-friendly place. Share your input on teen programs and collections and have fun at the same time. Come check out one of our meetings at any time.
 
3:30 pm
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Location: Manhattan Public Library – Auditorium
Students are invited to learn, watch and play chess. Beginners will learn basic rules and tactics, and more experienced players can improve their skills. Each meeting will include a short lesson on chess strategy from 4:00-4:30. Suggested for 5th-12th graders, but all students are welcome. Instruction and supervision provided by KSU Chess Club. Usually meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 3:30-6:00 p.m.
 
5:45 pm
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Location: Manhattan Public Library – Friends’ Room
Meeting
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Groesbeck Meeting Room
Book Discussion: Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
 
Friday, 25th Apr
10:00 am
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Location: Manhattan Public Library – Auditorium
Join us this month as the Sunset Zoo staff presents stories about Earth Day and the animals that help our planet. After the stories, kids can view a live cockroach! Monthly book give-away sponsored by Claflin Books. Families who attend can be entered into a drawing for a free one-year Friends of Sunset Zoo family membership. (Drawing in December)
 
5:30 pm
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Compete in a variety of popular game shows.
 
Saturday, 26th Apr
10:00 am
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Location:Manhattan Public Library
Kids can get a free book by showing that they have their own library card. Sponsored by Junior League of the Flint Hills. Suggested for preschoolers through 6th graders.
 
10:00 am
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Location: Manhattan Public Library – Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends’ Room
New to using eBooks? Or maybe you’ve exhausted the Sunflower eLibrary and are interested in other ways to get eBooks on your eReader or tablet? Either way, this class is for you. We will cover an introduction to the Sunflower eLibrary; the Kansas State Library’s eBooks, 3M and Freading; and other options. Bring your own devices and walk away with your digital library expanded!
 
11:00 am
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Location: Manhattan Public Library – Lower Level Atrium
A lively story and music session led by a librarian or community member every Saturday morning. Families are encouraged to attend together to sing, dance, and enjoy great stories, and an adult caregiver must attend with children age 2 or younger.
 
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