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LATEST NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

It’s a winter wonderland out there! Or is it?

by Amber Keck, Children’s Librarian

Winter is definitely still upon us, and parents and caregivers may be scrambling to find indoor activities for their toddlers, preschoolers, and older children.  Thankfully, Manhattan is a great c…

Read a Tale, Tell a Tale

By Jennifer Bergen, Children’s Services Manager

February 26 is National Tell a Fairy-Tale Day.  I know you already know them, but in case you need some inspiration for your Thursday bedtime story, come visit our Fairy Tale and Folklor…

Spring Book Sale at the Library

The Manhattan Library Association’s annual book sale will be held Friday, February 27 through Sunday, March 1. 

Visit the library at 629 Poyntz Avenue to find incredible prices on books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks that have been d…

National Geographic Society Resources – Food for the Mind

by Mary Newkirk, Adult Services Librarian

On January 27, 1888 a group of thirty-three geographers, explorers, cartographers, teachers, and other professionals met at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC, to discuss organizing “a society f…

It’s Academy Awards time!

by Judi, Adult Services Librarian

There are lots of awards shows for actors and films at this time of year, but the most sought-after award continues to be the Academy Awards, which will be televised this year on February 22. Many of us…

Today
MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Monday, 2nd Mar
9:30 am
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25 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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25 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.
 
6:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends’ 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.
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Troop Leaders Meeting
 
Tomorrow
MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Tuesday, 3rd Mar
9:00 am
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12 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
booksale
 
9:30 am
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7 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Tax Preperation
 
11:00 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.
 
1:00 pm
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4 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Evaluation
 
1:30 pm
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
An interactive storytime where children can enjoy learning with longer books, fun props, exciting music, and activities that challenge growing minds. Suggested for ages 4-6. Children may attend independently.
 
6:30 pm
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30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
This storytime features fun stories, action rhymes, music, and games. Certain storytimes will include a Night for Knowledge, which is geared at helping children and caregivers familiarize themselves with the new Children’s Room! Families are encouraged to attend together, and caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
 
Next Few Days
MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Add to google calendarRefresh calendars
Wednesday, 4th Mar
9:00 am
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12 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
booksale
 
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 scarves or a parachute. Suggested for ages 3 and up. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
 
11:00 am
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25 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.
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 15 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
BIBLE STUDY
 
Thursday, 5th Mar
9:00 am
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12 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
booksale
 
9:30 am
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10 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Tax Preperation
 
9:30 am
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25 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.
 
10:00 am
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5 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
educational
 
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 scarves or a parachute. Suggested for ages 3 and up. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
 
6:30 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Monthly Meeting
 
Friday, 6th Mar
9:00 am
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11 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
booksale
 
Saturday, 7th Mar
9:00 am
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9 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
booksale
 
10:00 am
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Watch our 3D printer in action. Then, design your own 3D object for printing. Computers will be provided. Bring your own iPad or iPhone if desired. Registration is recommended.
 
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.
 
2:00 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends’ Room
Meeting
 
Sunday, 8th Mar
1:00 pm
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5 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
booksale
 
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Storytime Room
Children can read to a certified therapy dog. The R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program gives kids the opportunity to practice and enjoy reading in a fun, low stress environment. No registration required. Sign up for a 15 minute time slot when you arrive.