Young Adult Programs

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

Upcoming Young Adult Programs:

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Thursday, 26th Feb
3:30 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
TLAB meeting
 
3:30 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Lower Level Atrium
Open to 7th-12th grade students who are interested in making the library a more teen-friendly place. Share your input on teen programs and collections and have fun at the same time! To get on the roster, simply attend a meeting.
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Join us for lively and thought-provoking discussions of great literature. Tonight's book is "Far from the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy with discussion leader Anne Hawkins. In "Far from the Madding Crowd" Gabriel Oak watches Bathsheba, the impulsive young mistress of Weatherby Farm, enter into an unhappy marriage - as unaware as she that fate will finally bring them together. Anne Hawkins teaches U.S. history at Washburn University, and U.S. and world history to homeschooled youth across northeast Kansas. She received her M.A. in History from the University of Kansas.
 
Saturday, 7th Mar
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.
 
Monday, 9th Mar
3:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
Bring your friends and play Minecraft on all 19 of the library's Tech Center Classroom computers.
 
Monday, 16th Mar
2:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends' Room
Play games on the library's game systems
 
Friday, 20th Mar
2:00 pm
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2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Watch the movie based on the bestselling book by Veronica Roth. Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Eat some popcorn while watching the movie, then go see the sequel at the theater!
 
Saturday, 21st Mar
5:30 pm
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4 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
The theatrical release of Insurgent is finally here. To celebrate, enjoy some friendly competition, eat, and win prizes.
 
Thursday, 26th Mar
3:30 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends' Room
Open to 7th-12th grade students who are interested in making the library a more teen-friendly place. Share your input on teen programs and collections and have fun at the same time! To get on the roster, simply attend a meeting.
 
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Join us for for lively and thought-provoking discussions of great literature. Tonight's book is "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens with discussion leader Michaeline Chance-Reay.=0D=0A=0D=0AIn "Great Expectations" orphaned Pip cultivates the rich Mrs. Havisham and beautiful Estella, and dreams that some day he’ll become a gentleman. An escaped convict threatens to shatter his dreams – or are his adventures just beginning?=0D=0A=0D=0AMichaeline Chance-Reay teaches courses in Women’s Studies and Education at Kansas State University. She received her Ph.D. in Humanities Education from Ohio State University. Chance-Reay has been leading KHC TALK discussions since 1999.
 
Sunday, 29th Mar
2:00 pm
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1 hour, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
In honor of the 90th Anniversary of the Monarchs’ first World’s Championship in 1924, Phil S. Dixon is returning to 90 cities where they played games to present this team's unique history, and he does so with a local twist–he talks about games the Monarchs played in Manhattan against local competition–as well as discusses the history of African-American ball players from our community. Mr. Dixon is an African-American sports historian, author, and co-founder of the Negro League Baseball Museum. For more than thirty years he has recorded African-American sports topics with a vast array of in-depth skill and historical accuracy. He is widely regarded for his expertise on baseball history. Mr. Dixon has authored nine prior baseball books and won the prestigious Casey Award for the Best Baseball Book of 1992.
 
Saturday, 11th Apr
5:30 pm
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4 hours, 30 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
You're never too old for Disney! Celebrate all things Disney with fun games and trivia. There will be plenty of prizes and food.
 
Thursday, 23rd Apr
3:30 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Friends' Room
Open to 7th-12th grade students who are interested in making the library a more teen-friendly place. Share your input on teen programs and collections and have fun at the same time! To get on the roster, simply attend a meeting.
 
Thursday, 30th Apr
7:00 pm
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1 hour, 45 minutes
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room
Join us for for lively and thought-provoking discussions of great literature. Tonight's book is "The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot with discussion leader Margy Stewart.=0D=0A=0D=0AIn "The Mill on the Floss" Maggie is finally poised to escape her painful past and to enter into the intoxicating world of higher society, despite the warnings of her more cautious brother.=0D=0A=0D=0AMargy Stewart is retired from teaching English at Washburn University and is co-founder of Prairie Heritage Institute. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin. Stewart joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.