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LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

A Summer of Salads or Burgers, You Decide

by John Pecoraro, Assistant Director

May is National Salad Month, so that’s good news for those of us who want to eat lean and green this summer. May is also National Hamburger Month. That’s also good news for those of us who love al…

Summer Reading Begins May 30

Summer reading has an important mission: to motivate kids, teens, and adults to read for fun, and help prevent learning loss while school is out. To accomplish this mission, the Manhattan Public Library has partnered with local business…

Summer of Heroes

Jessica Long, Children’s Library Assistant

Every hero has a story, and you can discover them all at the library this summer. Super heroes will take over the library during summer reading with books, prizes, and programs for everyone fr…

Storytime at Sunset Zoo on Friday, May 22!

Get ready for a fantastic treat! ZOOfari Tails Storytime will be held at Sunset Zoo on Friday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. with free admission to families attending the event. We’ll growl, roar, dance, and sing while we listen to fun stories to…

The Best New Books!

By Marcia Allen, Collection Development

There’s always a bounty of wonderful new adult books at the library in the spring.  With so many to choose from, it’s difficult to narrow your picks to just a special few.  Here’s a very li…

Today
MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Wednesday, 27th May
2:00 pm
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1 hour, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Kids are invited to play Wii games on our big screen. Sign up in the Storytime Room starting at 2:00. Staff will make sure everyone gets a turn.
 
4:00 pm
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1 hour, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Interview
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Volunteer Meeting
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 15 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Bible Study
 
Tomorrow
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Thursday, 28th May
3:30 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
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.
 
5:00 pm
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3 hours, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Monthly Meeting.
 
5:45 pm
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2 hours, 15 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
In-service
 
Next Few Days
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Saturday, 30th May
10:00 am
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends’ Room
Have fun playing interesting board games, sponsored by Goblin Games! Sign up for the teen, adult or children’s Summer Reading Program while you are here, and win great prizes this summer. =0D=0AGames available for ages 9 and up.
 
10:00 am
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library
Sign up for Summer Reading (babies – adults). Look for special activities and events in the Children’s Room, Auditorium and Groesbeck Room. Dress as your favorite super hero and join our Selfie Photo Contest. Enter for door prizes.
 
10:00 am
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Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
In the Storytime Room, kids can try their skills on the Super Hero Training Course. When you explore the Children’s Room, you can get your Super Hero name and create a mask to wear home.
 
11:00 am
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45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Enjoy a fantastic magic show performed by local magician Ken Garwick. Sign up for the library’s Summer Reading Program while you are here, and earn awesome prizes for reading all summer.
 
Sunday, 31st May
1:00 pm
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3 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Intellectual discussion of unconventional and conventional ideologies; Under high school junior/senior leadership.
 
1:30 pm
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2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
information on black history in kansas
 
Monday, 1st Jun
9:30 am
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30 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.
 
11:00 am
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30 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.
 
6:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Bring your cards for a chance to duel with fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! gamers, trade cards, and enter to win a prize in our drawing. (There will not be a formal tournament.)
 
Tuesday, 2nd Jun
9:30 am
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30 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.
 
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 instruments, scarves or a parachute. Suggested for ages 3 and up. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
 
1:30 pm
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45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Library staff lead activities, crafts, and special projects for superhero kids.=0D=0ARegistration is not required, but due to space limitations, we ask that children attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will be entering in the fall.
 
2:45 pm
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45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Library staff lead activities, crafts, and special projects for superhero kids.=0D=0ARegistration is not required, but due to space limitations, we ask that children attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will be entering in the fall.
 
6:00 pm
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1 hour, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends’ Room
meet and greet