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LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

Spring Book Sale Success

Even though the snow was falling, hundreds of people turned out to support the library at the Manhattan Library Association’s (MLA) annual book sale last weekend. It was a huge success, raising money to support library services and pr…

Library Secrets

By Danielle Schapaugh

Psst…I have a secret to tell you. There are free services at the library that you don’t even suspect!

For starters, Manhattan Public Library has a high-quality digital flatbed scanner. Users can scan document…

It’s a winter wonderland out there! Or is it?

by Amber Keck, Children’s Library Assistant

Winter is definitely still upon us, and parents and caregivers may be scrambling to find indoor activities for their toddlers, preschoolers, and older children.  Thankfully, Manhattan is a…

Read a Tale, Tell a Tale

By Jennifer Bergen, Children’s Services Manager

February 26 is National Tell a Fairy-Tale Day.  I know you already know them, but in case you need some inspiration for your Thursday bedtime story, come visit our Fairy Tale and Folklor…

Spring Book Sale at the Library

The Manhattan Library Association’s annual book sale will be held Friday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1. 

Visit the library at 629 Poyntz Avenue to find incredible prices on books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks that have been d…

Today
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Thursday, 5th Mar
6:30 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Monthly Meeting
 
Tomorrow
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Friday, 6th Mar
9:00 am
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11 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
booksale
 
Next Few Days
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Saturday, 7th Mar
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.
 
10:00 am
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Watch our 3D printer in action. Then, design your own 3D object for printing. Computers will be provided. Bring your own iPad or iPhone if desired. Registration is recommended.
 
2:00 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Meeting
 
Sunday, 8th Mar
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Children can read to a certified therapy dog. The R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program gives kids the opportunity to practice and enjoy reading in a fun, low stress environment. No registration required. Sign up for a 15 minute time slot when you arrive.
 
Monday, 9th Mar
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.
 
3:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Bring your friends and play Minecraft on all 19 of the library’s Tech Center Classroom computers.
 
5:00 pm
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3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Candidate Forum for local elections in April
 
5:30 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Bi-monthly meeting where members and guests practice their public speaking and refine their leadership skills
 
Tuesday, 10th Mar
9:30 am
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7 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Tax Preperation
 
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
Whether you are following up from Basic Ancestry.Com or just wanting a refresher on this expansive database, this workshop will give you the tools you need to further your family history search. Riley County Genealogical Society experts will demonstrate the bells and whistles of Ancestry.Com, as well as cover many of the exceptional resources available in the state of Kansas.
 
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.
 
Wednesday, 11th Mar
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.
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 15 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Bible Study