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LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

ZOOfari Tails Storytime: Llama Drama

The next ZOOfari Storytime is this Friday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m., and it’s all about llamas! Bring your kiddos ages 0-5 to the library on Friday  to hear Mr. Brian and staff from the Sunset Zoo read the stories Maria had a Llama, Llama…

A Playful Destination

By Jennifer Bergen, Children’s Services Manager

The new layout of the Children’s Room has provided opportunity for more interactive features to engage children while they are at the library looking for books, learning about somet…

Take a Moment: Enjoy a Poem

by John Pecoraro, Assistant Director

When was the last time you read a poem, and why? If it was in grade school, and you had to memorize it and recite it to the class, you’re not alone. I think many of us of a certain age considered po…

Spring (Cleaning) is in the Air

by Alphild Dick, Adult Services Librarian

I’ll admit it. I may not be the most…tidy…person in the world. While I strive to keep my home clean and in good repair, sometimes I feel like my belongings have a secret plot to take ov…

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…

Today
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Tuesday, 21st Apr
6:30 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Debrief 2015 Constitution Bee, elections of new officers, and the way forward for the 2016 Constitution Bee.
 
Tomorrow
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Wednesday, 22nd Apr
3:00 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Preschool Retreat
 
5:30 pm
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2 hours
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informational meeting
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 15 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Bible Study
 
Next Few Days
MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Thursday, 23rd Apr
3:00 pm
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Preschool Retreat
 
3:30 pm
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1 hour
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Open to 7th-12th grade students who are interested in making the library a more teen-friendly place. Share your input on teen programs and collections and have fun at the same time! To get on the roster, simply attend a meeting.
 
5:15 pm
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3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Monthly meeting of our local not for profit disc golf club.
 
5:45 pm
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2 hours, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Training
 
6:45 pm
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1 hour, 45 minutes
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monthly meeting
 
Friday, 24th Apr
10:00 am
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
This month, ZOOfari is all about llama drama! Mr. Brian and staff from the Sunset Zoo will read “Maria had a Llama,” “Llama Llama Red Pajama,” and “Is Your Mama a Llama.” We’ll sing and dance to fun songs and rhymes about llamas, too! Plus, zoo staff will bring animal biofacts to share. =0D=0ASince ZOOfari is so popular, you may need extra time to find parking. We’ll start a few minutes after 10 to give everyone a chance to join in.
 
3:00 pm
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Preschool Retreat
 
Saturday, 25th Apr
9:00 am
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3 hours
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training
 
10:00 am
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4 hours
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Junior League of the Flint Hills sponsors Library Card Day from 10:00-2:00. Kids can get a free book by showing that they have their own library card. Parents, check the library website for information about how to get a library card for your child. Suggested for preschoolers through 6th graders.
 
Sunday, 26th Apr
1:15 pm
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Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Program
 
2:00 pm
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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, 27th Apr
5:30 pm
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Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Bi-monthly meeting where members and guests practice their public speaking skills and refine their leadership skills
 
6:00 pm
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Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
April General Membership Meeting