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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…
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MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Wednesday, 22nd Apr3:00 pm1 hourLocation:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting RoomPreschool Retreat5:30 pm2 hoursLocation:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Roominformational meeting7:00 pm1 hour, 15 minutesLocation:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ RoomBible Study
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MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Thursday, 23rd Apr3:00 pm1 hourLocation:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting RoomPreschool Retreat3:30 pm1 hourLocation:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ RoomOpen 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 pm3 hours, 30 minutesLocation:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ RoomMonthly meeting of our local not for profit disc golf club.5:45 pm2 hours, 45 minutesLocation:Manhattan Public Library at AuditoriumTraining6:45 pm1 hour, 45 minutesLocation:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Roommonthly meeting Friday, 24th Apr10:00 am30 minutesLocation:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime RoomThis 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 pm1 hourLocation:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting RoomPreschool Retreat Saturday, 25th Apr9:00 am3 hoursLocation:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Roomtraining10:00 am4 hoursLocation:Manhattan Public LibraryJunior 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 Apr1:15 pm3 hoursLocation:Manhattan Public Library at AuditoriumProgram2:00 pm2 hoursLocation:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime RoomChildren 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 Apr5:30 pm2 hoursLocation:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting RoomBi-monthly meeting where members and guests practice their public speaking skills and refine their leadership skills6:00 pm2 hoursLocation:Manhattan Public Library at AuditoriumApril General Membership Meeting