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Why You Should Consider the Assistive Technology Center

by Wandean Rivers, Assistive Technology Instructor

Learning how to use new technology can be exciting, freeing, and totally frustrating all at the same time. If you find you need help, consider making an appointment for personal, one…

September Construction Update

The Children’s Library is really shaping up! Everything is still on schedule to be completed in mid-December and the big party will happen on January 17, 2015–unless we’re in the middle of a giant snow storm, that is. (And if that’s…

Read an E-Book/Library Tips and Tricks

by Amber Keck, Children’s Librarian

September 18th was recently celebrated as ‘Read an eBook’ Day.  At Manhattan Public Library, we value the use of eReaders, and strive to give patrons access to a wide variety of digital materi…

Banned Books Week 2014

by Judi Nechols, Adult Services Librarian

The freedom to read what we choose has been cherished since the beginnings of our country and the creation of the First Amendment of the Constitution. As Supreme Court Justice William Brennan…

In Defense of the Graphic Novel

By Amber Keck, Children’s Librarian

The concept of telling stories through images has been around since the beginning of time. The idea has evolved in many ways, including the introduction of the comic book. From superhero stories to b…