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LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

Take a Moment: Enjoy a Poem

by John Pecoraro, Assistant Director

When was the last time you read a poem, and why? If it was in grade school, and you had to memorize it and recite it to the class, you’re not alone. I think many of us of a certain age considered po…

Spring (Cleaning) is in the Air

by Alphild Dick, Adult Services Librarian

I’ll admit it. I may not be the most…tidy…person in the world. While I strive to keep my home clean and in good repair, sometimes I feel like my belongings have a secret plot to take ov…

A Fable for Our Times: The Buried Giant

by Marcia Allen,  Collection Development

I just finished reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel, The Buried Giant, and I was stunned by the superb quality of the writing and the subtle levels of meaning within the story. I am sure that I…

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…

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MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Saturday, 18th Apr
9:45 am
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2 hours, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
In-service training
 
10:00 am
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Learn about nature at this fun storytime! Enjoy books, songs, and activities that celebrate our wonderful world. Storytime will be outside in the library’s garden, weather permitting. Suggested for all ages.
 
12:30 pm
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2 hours, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
In-service training
 
3:30 pm
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Off-Site
Mr. Brian will present storytime at Sunset Zoo’s “Party for the Planet” event. Visit www.sunsetzoo.com for more details and a schedule for their event.
 
Next Few Days
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Sunday, 19th Apr
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Program
 
Tuesday, 21st Apr
6:30 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Debrief 2015 Constitution Bee, elections of new officers, and the way forward for the 2016 Constitution Bee.
 
Wednesday, 22nd Apr
3:00 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Preschool Retreat
 
5:30 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
informational meeting
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 15 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Bible Study
 
Thursday, 23rd Apr
3:00 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Preschool Retreat
 
3:30 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Open to 7th-12th grade students who are interested in making the library a more teen-friendly place. Share your input on teen programs and collections and have fun at the same time! To get on the roster, simply attend a meeting.
 
5:15 pm
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3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Monthly meeting of our local not for profit disc golf club.
 
5:45 pm
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2 hours, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Training
 
6:45 pm
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
monthly meeting