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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…

Spring Forward!

This weekend begins Daylight Savings Time. Be sure to set your clocks one hour ahead when you go to bed on Saturday. Daylight Savings begins at 2:00 am on Sunday morning, March 8 !!  Don’t be late for your Sunday plans–set your clocks ahe…

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Sunday, 29th Mar
2:00 pm
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1 hour, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
In honor of the 90th Anniversary of the Monarchs first Worlds Championship in 1924, Phil S. Dixon is returning to 90 cities where they played games to present this team’s unique history, and he does so with a local twisthe talks about games the Monarchs played in Manhattan against local competitionas well as discusses the history of African-American ball players from our community. Mr. Dixon is an African-American sports historian, author, and co-founder of the Negro League Baseball Museum. For more than thirty years he has recorded African-American sports topics with a vast array of in-depth skill and historical accuracy. He is widely regarded for his expertise on baseball history. Mr. Dixon has authored nine prior baseball books and won the prestigious Casey Award for the Best Baseball Book of 1992.
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