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LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

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’…

Escape the Ordinary this Summer!

by Linda Henderson, Adult Services Librarian

Escape the ordinary this summer! Entertain your brain with one of the more than 200 magazines available at the public library.  A wonderfully varied collection stands ready to expand your rea…

Today
MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Thursday, 2nd Jul
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.
 
Tomorrow
Next Few Days
MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Monday, 6th 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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4 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Information regarding volunteering. Ages 18-24
 
6:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Bring your cards for a chance to duel with fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! gamers, trade cards, and enter to win a prize in our drawing. (There will not be a formal tournament.)
 
Tuesday, 7th 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 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.
 
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.
 
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends’ Room
Super Smash Bros. Tournament and free game play
 
2:45 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.
 
5:45 pm
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2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Foster Parent Training
 
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