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Yu-Gi-Oh! Dueling Saturday

It is time for our monthly Yu-Gi-Oh! dueling this Saturday from 10-12. Anyone in 3rd grade on up to adults is invited to participate. There will not be a formal tournament, but you can duel and trade with other competitors as much as you would like. Please bring your own cards. Snacks will be provided, and one lucky person will win a door prize for a Game Hounds gift card.

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Analog Games Day at KSU’s Hale Library

Looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Great Room at KSU’s Hale Library on Saturday any time between 11-5 and have fun playing some games. There will be board games, cards, interactive fiction, and even a chess tournament. Bring your favorite board game or play the ones provided. Duel and trade with fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic fans. There will be Warhammer demonstrations going on for anyone interested, as well. Snacks will also be provided. Analog Games Day is for all ages, so come with your whole family.

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Book Matchmaking

photo of book pages making a heartThere are too many great books out there to waste time reading the ones that don’t quite fit your tastes. To help make your selections easier, Manhattan Public Library is launching a new book review blog called BookTALK. This new service is an eclectic resource of reviews written by MPL’s own librarians. It can be accessed from home or from library computers at booktalk.mhklibrary.org.

Customized email subscription lists are also available. When patrons subscribe, they get to be among the first to know what new books are coming to the library, which means getting first chance to place holds. It’s even possible to select a specific age group or favorite genre, like Armchair Travel or Historical Fiction, so only notifications about those books will be sent.

These are two exciting new resources to help match you with great books. If you have questions, just email us at rhargett@mhklibrary.org, or call (785) 776-4741 ext. 141.

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New Email Book Lists!

photo of a man peeking over the edge of a bookLet us help you find your next great read! The Manhattan Public Library is offering new options for our email subscription lists. To receive email updates, please follow this link and choose your favorite lists.

When you subscribe, you get to be among the first to know what new books are coming to the library, so you get the first chance to place holds. Plus, you’ll get the inside scoop on upcoming library events. You can even select a specific age group or your favorite genres, like Pop Culture or Armchair Travel, so you ‘ll be notified only about books you like.

Once you’ve chosen your lists, you will receive a regular message in your inbox from each category you’ve selected.

If you have any questions, just email us at refstaff@mhklibrary.org

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North Atrium Doors Closed

Starting Monday, March 10th, the north atrium entrance to the library will be closed so that construction crews can work in that area. Please use the southwest entrance by the Tech Center to enter the building. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience as we grow!

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Pick up MLK Art and Writing Contest Entries

All of the MLK Art and Writing Contest entries have now been taken down. If your child is in USD383 school district or Manhattan Catholic Schools, we will return your entries to the schools sometime next week. All other entries can be picked up at the Children’s Desk in the Children’s Room through the end of March.

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