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LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

Martin Luther King, Jr. 2015 Art and Writing Contest

by Keri Mills, Young Adult Librarian

Manhattan Public Library (MPL) hosted and sponsored the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Writing Contest, which has been an important part of MLK Day events for over 15 years. The theme for th…

Great Start to the Year in Children’s Dept.

Thank you to the community for celebrating our Children’s Room Grand Opening with us on Saturday, January 17th! It was a fun-filled afternoon of music, activities, costumed characters, balloons, cookies and more!  Special thank goes out to…

Winter Book Series Tackles British Classics

by Susan Withee, Adult Services Manager

With the holiday season behind us and 2015 ahead, Manhattan Public Library is happy to resume monthly readers’ events for adults and will again host our annual winter series of TALK book discussi…

MLK Art and Writing Contest Winners Announced

ART
Honorable Mentions

Grade category           Name                                             Teacher/School (if applicable)

9-12                       Ame…

Storytimes start next week in our new room!

We are super excited about library storytimes beginning next week, January 19, in our new Storytime Room.  Storytime Schedule

The storytime space has doubled in size and has beautiful flooring, walls and butterfly decor, with access…

Today
MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Tuesday, 27th Jan
11:00 am
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Learn about nature at this fun storytime! Enjoy books, songs, and activities that celebrate our wonderful world. Storytime will be outside in the library’s garden, weather permitting. Suggested for all ages.
 
1:30 pm
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
An interactive storytime where children can enjoy learning with longer books, fun props, exciting music, and activities that challenge growing minds. Suggested for ages 4-6. Children may attend independently.
 
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
There are more eBooks than ever available through Manhattan Public Library. We will walk through the steps of downloading free eBooks from the Sunflower eLibrary onto your computer, smartphone, tablet, or eReader. Bring your device to load it up with great eBooks!
 
3:30 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Meeting of the Chess Club
 
5:15 pm
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1 hour, 15 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Meeting and research
 
6:30 pm
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
This storytime features fun stories, action rhymes, music, and games. Certain storytimes will include a Night for Knowledge, which is geared at helping children and caregivers familiarize themselves with the new Children’s Room! Families are encouraged to attend together, and caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
 
6:30 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Board Meeting / Planning the March 1st Constitution Bee
 
Tomorrow
MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Wednesday, 28th Jan
9:30 am
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
A lively story and music session with great picture books, action songs, and dancing with scarves or a parachute. Suggested for ages 3 and up. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
 
11:00 am
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25 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
An active storytime for toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes, and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.
 
1:00 pm
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6 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Insurance navigation and open enrollment
 
6:45 pm
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1 hour, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Training
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
BIBLE STUDY
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 15 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Bible Study
 
Next Few Days
MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Thursday, 29th Jan
9:30 am
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25 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.
 
11:00 am
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
A lively story and music session with great picture books, action songs, and dancing with scarves or a parachute. Suggested for ages 3 and up. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
 
3:30 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
TLAB meeting
 
5:30 pm
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2 hours, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Monthly Meeting
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Join us for for lively and thought-provoking discussions of great literature. Tonight’s book is “Emma” by Jane Austen with discussion leader Tom Prasch.=0D=0A=0D=0ABeautiful, accomplished Emma, the heroine of this nineteenth-century comedy of manners, has only one fault: her love of matchmaking. But she finds out the hard way that people dont fall in love according to plan.=0D=0A=0D=0AThomas Prasch is a professor and chairs the history department at Washburn University. He received his Ph.D. in history from Indiana University. Prasch has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1999.=0D=0A=0D=0A
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Planning meeting
 
Friday, 30th Jan
12:15 pm
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1 hour, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Training
 
Saturday, 31st Jan
10:00 am
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Learn about nature at this fun storytime! Enjoy books, songs, and activities that celebrate our wonderful world. Storytime will be outside in the library’s garden, weather permitting. Suggested for all ages.
 
Monday, 2nd Feb
9:30 am
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25 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
An active storytime for toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes, and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.
 
11:00 am
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25 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.