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LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

Promising Summer Reading for Adults

by Marcia Allen, Collection Development Librarian

We all know that Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman is the book to read this summer.  We’ve seen the reviews, both good and bad, that make the title very tempting, and the high number of…

Audiobooks for the Whole Family

By Amber Keck, Children’s Librarian

The use of audiobooks is on the rise for all ages, and Manhattan Public Library has a lot to offer, both digitally and in CD format.  With an MPL card, you can check out five physical audiobooks at…

The Best of YA in 2015

by Keri Mills, Young Adult Librarian

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is more than half over already! It’s a good time to review some of the hottest YA books of the year so far. This is just the tip of the iceberg, but here are a few b…

Books for Word Nerds

by Susan Withee, Adult Services Manager

Many avid readers are also fascinated by the use of language and the development of the written and printed word – the history, evolution, techniques, challenges, and sheer beauty of speaking and…

The Taller the Better: Bigger-than-life American Folk Heroes

by John Pecoraro, Assistant Director

Is there anyone who doesn’t know the legend of Paul Bunyan? How it took five storks to deliver him, and how he formed the Grand Canyon by dragging his axe along behind him as he walked. The Paul Bun…

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MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Tuesday, 28th Jul
9:00 am
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3 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
interview
 
6:30 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Celebrate the grand finale of summer reading with games, a chance to brave the superhero training course, and a fun craft to take home. You are invited to dress up as your favorite superhero (parents too!) Come & go event in the Children’s Room.
 
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Wednesday, 29th Jul
7:00 pm
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Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
bible study
 
Thursday, 30th Jul
10:00 am
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
We are a newly formed chapter. The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers and set dues for our chapter. We will be planning activities for the group.
 
1:30 pm
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Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Beach Museum presents The Hero’s Journey in Art – suggested for kids in K – 4th grade. Beach Museum staff will present interesting facts and a hands on art project.
 
3:15 pm
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2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Information Session
 
Saturday, 1st Aug
10:30 am
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Teach safe babywearing
 
2:00 pm
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Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends’ Room
Visit with award winning author Tim Bascom and hear excerpts from his latest book “Running to the Fire.” Copies will be available for purchase courtesy of Claflin Books.=0D=0ABascom’s newest book is a memoir following the journey of his missionary family who left a small town in Kansas to return to Ethiopia during a Marxist revolution. It follows on the heels of an earlier memoir, Chameleon Days: An American Boyhood in Ethiopia, which won the Bakeless Prize in Nonfiction from Breadloaf Writers Conference.