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LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

What’s Happening, Manhattan?

by Judi Nechols, Adult Services Librarian

The long, hot, dog days of summer are upon us. It’s tempting to just sit around, but there are too many things happening in and around town to relax! Some of the fun events coming up in Man…

Exploring the Great Outdoors

by Danielle Schapaugh, Public Relations Coordinator

“Keep close to Nature…

Space Exploration Day Celebration

by Amber Keck, Children’s Librarian

July 20th may not be an official holiday, but in the…

Librarian Tips and Tricks: Finding all the books in a series

by Judi Nechols, Adult Services Librarian

Have you ever picked up a book that looked great, only to find yourself lost as you began the story? Did you get the sense that something important happened before the first page?

It’s a commo…

How a Library Roof is Built

by Danielle Schapaugh, Public Relations Coordinator

Kerry, our IT Manager, has done a fabulous job filming the construction of the new children’s library expansion project. He shot some fun, time-lapse video of the new roof as it was bei…

Today
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Friday, 25th Jul
10:00 am
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40 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Off-Site
Come join us AT SUNSET ZOO for this month’s ZOOfari Tails storytime, featuring stories about animals! Free admission for families attending the ZOOfari Tails program. Children’s librarians and zoo docents will read stories, followed by zoo staff showing animals and animal artifacts or leading tours to specific exhibits. Monthly book give-away will be sponsored by Claflin Books. Families who attend the event can be entered into a drawing for a free one-year Friends of Sunset Zoo family membership. (drawing in December)
 
Tomorrow
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Saturday, 26th Jul
9:00 am
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4 hours, 15 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Groesbeck Meeting Room
Sorority Meeting
 
5:30 pm
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4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends’ Room
Celebrate the end of summer with games, prizes, food, and fun. Pre-registration is required on the library’s website.
 
Next Few Days
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Monday, 28th Jul
5:30 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Groesbeck Meeting Room
To conduct our bi-monthly club meeting where members and guests practice their public speaking skills and refine their leadership techniques.
 
Wednesday, 30th Jul
10:00 am
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30 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Off-Site
The June storytime series may be over, but the July series is just beginning! Join us at Bluestem Bistro, located at 1219 Moro in Manhattan on Wednesdays in July. We will be reading stories about colors and enjoying the beautiful summer weather out on the patio. There is no registration required and this is a free storytime series. A big thanks goes out to the Bluestem Bistro staff for hosting us!
 
Thursday, 31st Jul
10:45 am
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3 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Technology Center Classroom
educational
 
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends’ Room
Put some fizz into your hot summer! We will have activity stations for kids K-6th grade to be scientists with us. Visiting all the stations will take about 30 minutes. Feel free to come at any time between 2:00 and 3:30 to participate in the activities.