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Summer Reading Ends this Week

Summer reading activities are wrapping up and the final day to claim prizes is Saturday, August 1.

Two special events will finish the season. Tuesday’s Super Reader Night, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., will offer fun for the entire family. Bring…

Promising Books from New Authors

by Marcia Allen, Collection Development Librarian

We all know that Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman is the book to read this summer.  We’ve seen the reviews, both good and bad, that make the title very tempting, and the high number of…

Audiobooks for the Whole Family

By Amber Keck, Children’s Librarian

The use of audiobooks is on the rise for all ages, and Manhattan Public Library has a lot to offer, both digitally and in CD format.  With an MPL card, you can check out five physical audiobooks at…

The Best of YA in 2015

by Keri Mills, Young Adult Librarian

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is more than half over already! It’s a good time to review some of the hottest YA books of the year so far. This is just the tip of the iceberg, but here are a few b…

Books for Word Nerds

by Susan Withee, Adult Services Manager

Many avid readers are also fascinated by the use of language and the development of the written and printed word – the history, evolution, techniques, challenges, and sheer beauty of speaking and…

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Saturday, 1st Aug
10:30 am
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Teach safe babywearing
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends’ Room
Visit with award winning author Tim Bascom and hear excerpts from his latest book “Running to the Fire.” Copies will be available for purchase courtesy of Claflin Books.=0D=0ABascom’s newest book is a memoir following the journey of his missionary family who left a small town in Kansas to return to Ethiopia during a Marxist revolution. It follows on the heels of an earlier memoir, Chameleon Days: An American Boyhood in Ethiopia, which won the Bakeless Prize in Nonfiction from Breadloaf Writers Conference.
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