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World War I

John Pecoraro, Assistant Director, Manhattan Public Library
One hundred years ago on July 28, 1914, the Great War, the War to End All Wars, started in Europe. By the time of the armistice ending the war on November 11, 1918, the conflict…

Spotlight On: Community Profiles

by Judi Nechols, Adult Services Librarian

Are you new to Manhattan, or are you looking for a local organization or support group? From garden clubs to autism support groups, you can find the resources you’re looking for in the Manhatta…

KSBN Focus: The Ghost Map

By Marcia Allen, Technical Services Manager

Each academic year, the K-State Book Network (KSBN) selects an exceptional book for a common reading experience. In conjunction with that all-university-read, campus activities, classroom…

What’s Happening, Manhattan?!

by Amber Keck, Children’s Librarian

School has started for Manhattan students and KSU students are slowly rolling back into town for the fall semester. As the summer comes to a close, there are many events coming up this weekend that wil…

Back to School at K-State

by Alphild Dick, Adult Services Librarian

K-12 students may have been back in school for almost two weeks, but student…

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Monday, 8th Sep
9:30 am
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30 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Lower Level Atrium
A lively story and music session with great picture books, action songs, rhymes, and dancing with scarves or a parachute. Suggested for ages 2 to 5. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
11:00 am
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25 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Lower Level Atrium
A storytime designed for infants and toddlers. Enjoy bouncy rhymes, nursery songs, short books, music, and baby sign language. Suggested for 0-24 months. Caregivers participate with children.