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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week was created to celebrate our freedom to read and to raise awareness of the challenges to free thought and speech by groups or individuals attempting to remove reading materials from schools and libraries. A challenge t…

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…

Pack the Kids in the Stroller and Roll on Over!

This Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to noon, join us for the first ever Roll and Read day at the Riley County Family and Child Resource Center at 2101 Claflin Blvd.

Walk, push a stroller, or pull a wagon over a one-mile course, stop…

Library Tips and Tricks: Readers Advisory at the Library

By Judi Nechols, Adult Services Librarian

Have you ever finished a book and, with a sigh, thought you would never be able to find another author whose writing appealed to you as much? Or have you walked into the library and wandered in t…

Next Few Days
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Thursday, 25th Sep
3:30 pm
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1 hour
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Friends’ Room
Help make the library a more teen-friendly place. Share your input on teen programs and collections, earn community service credit, and have fun!
Friday, 26th Sep
1:00 pm
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Location: Manhattan Public Library – Technology Center Classroom
Come play Minecraft in the library’s Technology Classroom on our Minecraft server.