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LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

Books for Word Nerds

by Susan Withee, Adult Services Manager

Many avid readers are also fascinated by the use of language and the development of the written and printed word – the history, evolution, techniques, challenges, and sheer beauty of speaking and…

The Taller the Better: Bigger-than-life American Folk Heroes

by John Pecoraro, Assistant Director

Is there anyone who doesn’t know the legend of Paul Bunyan? How it took five storks to deliver him, and how he formed the Grand Canyon by dragging his axe along behind him as he walked. The Paul Bun…

How to be a Great Storyteller

by Danielle Schapaugh, Public Relations Coordinator

The act of storytelling is a big part of what makes us human. Nigerian writer Chris Abani told a TED audience “What we know about who we are comes from stories.” We share knowledge…

Reading is Your Superpower!

By Jennifer Bergen, Children’s Services Manager

This summer, reading is your superpower! We are highlighting literacy and encouraging reading for all ages with our superhero summer reading program at the library.

Popular shows l…

Lynda.com Makes Your Brain Happy!

While summer is often known as a time to take a break from learning, we’re here to convince you otherwise! Learning a new skill or hobby can be truly gratifying. Learning helps advance your mind and increase your happiness. And there’…

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MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Wednesday, 8th Jul
9:30 am
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
A lively story and music session with great picture books, action songs, and dancing with instruments, scarves or a parachute. Suggested for ages 3 and up. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under
 
11:00 am
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
An active storytime for toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes, and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.
 
1:30 pm
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45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Library staff lead activities, crafts, and special projects for superhero kids.=0D=0ARegistration is not required, but due to space limitations, we ask that children attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will be entering in the fall.
 
2:45 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Library staff lead activities, crafts, and special projects for superhero kids.=0D=0ARegistration is not required, but due to space limitations, we ask that children attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will be entering in the fall.
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 15 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Bible study
 
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MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Thursday, 9th Jul
9:30 am
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.
 
9:45 am
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5 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
educational
 
11:00 am
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45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Library staff lead activities, crafts, and special projects for superhero kids.=0D=0ARegistration is not required, but due to space limitations, we ask that children attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will be entering in the fall.
 
1:00 pm
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2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
interiew
 
1:30 pm
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45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Library staff lead activities, crafts, and special projects for superhero kids.=0D=0ARegistration is not required, but due to space limitations, we ask that children attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will be entering in the fall.
 
2:45 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Library staff lead activities, crafts, and special projects for superhero kids.=0D=0ARegistration is not required, but due to space limitations, we ask that children attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will be entering in the fall.
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Homeschool Coop Informational meeting
 
Friday, 10th Jul
2:00 pm
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1 hour, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
A big-headed, blue supervillain has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each time he has failed, thanks to the town’s favorite superhero. Will the villain with the world’s biggest mind actually be the one to save the day? Rated PG; 96 minutes.
 
Saturday, 11th Jul
10:30 am
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Teach safe babywearing
 
11:00 am
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
A lively story and music session led by a librarian or community member every Saturday morning. Families are encouraged to attend together to sing, dance, and enjoy great stories. An adult must attend with children age 2 or younger.
 
Monday, 13th Jul
9:30 am
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
An active storytime for toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes, and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.
 
11:00 am
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.
 
1:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Come play Minecraft with other gamers on the library’s server.
 
5:15 pm
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1 hour, 15 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
PGASLA+Manhattan After Hours event. Beyond Accessibility: A Higher Level of Inclusive Play
 
5:30 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Bi-monthly meeting where members and guests practice their public speaking skills and refine their leadership techniques