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LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

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…

How to Become a Lifelong Learner

By Danielle Schapaugh, Public Relations Coordinator

Wikipedia tells me that lifelong learning is the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.” To me, it means becoming…

What’s Happening, Manhattan? Early Fall 2014

by Alphild Dick, Adult Services Librarian

As the new school year swings into full gear and the weather slowly starts to change from summer to fall, we can’t help but get excited about the great activities that are going on in the area….

Welcoming Renowned Author Steven Johnson

As part of the annual K-State Common Read this fall, students and community members alike will have the opportunity to take part in a community-wide read of The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. The Ghost Map is equal parts medical thriller and…

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Saturday, 20th Sep
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Location: Manhattan Public Library – Technology Center Classroom
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10:00 am
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Join us for the first ever Parents as Teachers “Roll and Read Day!” at the Riley County Family and Child Resource Center at 2101 Claflin. It will consist of a one-mile walk and stroller roll for the whole family with three literacy stations along the way, as well as a book give-away. Library staff will present mini-storytimes and early literacy tips at one station. In case of bad weather, the event will be held indoors at the resource center.
 
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Sunday, 21st Sep
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Location: Manhattan Public Library – Technology Center Classroom
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Monday, 22nd Sep
9:30 am
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2 hours, 45 minutes
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Computer Class
 
9:30 am
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Location: Manhattan Public Library – Lower Level Atrium
A lively story and music session with great picture books, action songs, rhymes, and dancing with scarves or a parachute. Suggested for ages 2 to 5. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
 
11:00 am
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A storytime designed for infants and toddlers. Enjoy bouncy rhymes, nursery songs, short books, music, and baby sign language. Suggested for 0-24 months. Caregivers participate with children.
 
12:30 pm
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5:30 pm
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Bi-monthly meeting
 
6:30 pm
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meet to talk about carving
 
Tuesday, 23rd Sep
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Support your public library from homecheck out an eBook! There are more eBooks than ever available through Manhattan Public Library. We will walk through the steps of downloading free eBooks from the Sunflower eLibrary onto your computer, smartphone, tablet, or eReader. Bring your device to load it up with great eBooks!
 
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Meeting
 
Wednesday, 24th Sep
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Civic meeting
 
7:00 pm
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bible study
 
Thursday, 25th Sep
8:00 am
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Monthly meeting
 
9:00 am
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12 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Technology Center Classroom
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9:30 am
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25 minutes
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A storytime designed for infants and toddlers. Enjoy bouncy rhymes, nursery songs, short books, music, and baby sign language. Suggested for 0-24 months. Caregivers participate with children.
 
11:00 am
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30 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library – Lower Level Atrium
A lively story and music session with great picture books, action songs, rhymes, and dancing with scarves or a parachute. Suggested for ages 2 to 5. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
 
3:30 pm
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Help make the library a more teen-friendly place. Share your input on teen programs and collections, earn community service credit, and have fun!
 
3:30 pm
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Chess instruction
 
5:30 pm
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Monthly meeting.
 
7:00 pm
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The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson We are excited to partner with K-State Book Network in exploring their common book for 2014. “The Ghost Map” takes us back to the devastating cholera outbreak in 1854 London as Dr. John Snow and Reverend Henry Whitehead work together to prove the cause. This well-researched history also discusses community, cooperation, and city planning, all with an edge of suspense.