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LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

A Fable for Our Times: The Buried Giant

by Marcia Allen,  Collection Development

I just finished reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel, The Buried Giant, and I was stunned by the superb quality of the writing and the subtle levels of meaning within the story. I am sure that I…

Nonfiction for Young Readers

By Amber Keck, Children’s Librarian

When you think about your reading life as a child, do you remember going through phases?  Maybe you couldn’t get enough of the Berenstain Bears as a preschooler?  Maybe there was a time when Nanc…

The History of Baseball

by Keri Mills, Young Adult Librarian

With spring just around the corner, that means it is once again time for baseball, the all American pastime. To get yourself ready, or just to impress your friends with your vast knowledge, why not re…

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Manhattan

What began as a feast day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has grown and spread around the world as a day to celebrate all things Irish.

Manhattan offers a fun and family-friendly environment for celebrating…

March Events at the Library Include Baseball and Charles Dickens

by Susan Withee, Adult Services Manager 

What do Internet safety, the Kansas City Monarchs, Manhattan history, Charles Dickens, and great books for sale all have in common? They’re all at Manhattan Public Library in the month of March…

Today
MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Monday, 30th Mar
5:45 pm
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2 hours, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Foster Parent Training
 
Tomorrow
MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Tuesday, 31st 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.
 
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.
 
Next Few Days
MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Wednesday, 1st Apr
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.
 
10:00 am
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1 hour, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Meeting
 
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.
 
5:30 pm
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2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Urban agriculture talk by Isidore Waldman
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 15 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Bible Study
 
Thursday, 2nd Apr
9:30 am
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10 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Tax Preperation
 
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.
 
10:00 am
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6 hours, 15 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
educational, state assessments
 
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.
 
5:00 pm
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3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Foster parenting Info Night!!
 
Friday, 3rd Apr
midday
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Lunch & Learn event. Topic: Playground Activities – How Important are Playground Activities to a Child’s Success in the Classroom
 
Saturday, 4th Apr
10:00 am
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multimedia presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems.Copies of their book Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies will be available to purchase, as well.
 
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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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Training on computer program
 
10:30 am
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Teach safe babywearing