Young Adult Programs

Be sure to check out our exciting programs designed just for teens grades 7 through 12!

Upcoming Teen Programing:

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Saturday, 6th Sep
10:00 am
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1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Lower Level Atrium
Ginny Barnard, the Riley County Extension Agent for Health, Nutrition, Food, and Safety, will take you through the gruesome details of contamination. Through hands-on experiments, you will learn just how quickly germs spread from person to person, explore the circumstances that create water contamination, and learn how to prevent the spread of disease.
 
Monday, 8th Sep
6:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Lower Level Atrium
Duel with fellow Yu Gi Oh gamers, trade cards, and have a chance to win a prize in our prize drawing.
 
Thursday, 25th Sep
3:30 pm
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1 hour
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Friends' Room
Help make the library a more teen-friendly place. Share your input on teen programs and collections, earn community service credit, and have fun!
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room
“The Ghost Map” by Steven Johnson – We are excited to partner with K-State Book Network in exploring their common book for 2014. "The Ghost Map" takes us back to the devastating cholera outbreak in 1854 London as Dr. John Snow and Reverend Henry Whitehead work together to prove the cause. This well-researched history also discusses community, cooperation, and city planning, all with an edge of suspense.
 
Friday, 26th Sep
1:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Technology Center Classroom
Come play Minecraft in the library's Technology Classroom on our Minecraft server.
 
Monday, 6th Oct
6:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends' Room
Duel with fellow Yu Gi Oh gamers, trade cards, and have a chance to win a prize in our prize drawing.
 
Friday, 17th Oct
1:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends' Room
Teens Only! Try out some Halloween ideas as seen on Pinterest such as vampire pumpkins, finger pens, Dia De Los Muertos planters,and mummy necklaces. Come and go, or stay the whole time. Snacks will be provided.
 
Thursday, 23rd Oct
3:30 pm
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1 hour
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Friends' Room
Help make the library a more teen-friendly place. Share your input on teen programs and collections, earn community service credit, and have fun!
 
Thursday, 30th Oct
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room
We have the special treat of the author joining us to discuss her book! “Revolutionary Heart” tells the story of a charismatic Kansas suffragist and abolitionist who helped pave the way for revolutionary changes.
 
Monday, 3rd Nov
6:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Lower Level Atrium
Duel with fellow Yu Gi Oh gamers, trade cards, and have a chance to win a prize in our prize drawing.
 
Saturday, 15th Nov
5:30 pm
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4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends' Room
Celebrate the release of the movie. Play some games, have snacks, and win prizes. Pre-registration is required on the library's website.
 
Thursday, 20th Nov
3:30 pm
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1 hour
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Friends' Room
Help make the library a more teen-friendly place. Share your input on teen programs and collections, earn community service credit, and have fun!
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room
The Kansas Humanities Council Big Read for 2014 is “The Things They Carried,” Tim O’Brien’s semi-autobiographical account of a platoon and the emotional weight they carry while fighting in the Vietnam War. In a Library Journal review, Mark Annichiarico said, “Not since Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five has the American soldier been portrayed with such poignance and sincerity.”
 
Friday, 21st Nov
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location: Manhattan Public Library - Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends' Room
Free play on the library's game systems-Wii U, Xbox,and PS3. Play our games, or bring your own (no rated M games, please).