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, 7th Feb
2:00 pm
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Auditorium
Kids ages 9+, teens, and adults can learn how to make fabulous DIY spa products. Have fun and pamper yourself this Saturday!
 
Friday, 13th Feb
1:00 pm
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2 hours
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Groesbeck Meeting Room + Friends' Room
Recycle those old books or magazines you have lying around with fun ideas as seen on Pinterest. Come and go or stay the entire time. Snacks will be provided.
 
Thursday, 26th Feb
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.=0D=0A=0D=0AIn "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.=0D=0A=0D=0AAnne 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. Hawkins joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2012.=0D=0A
 
Saturday, 7th Mar
10:00 am
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1 hour
Location:Manhattan Public Library at Technology Center Classroom
3-D printing
 
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, I am returning to 90 cities where they played games to present this team's unique history, and I do so with a local twist–I talk about games the Monarchs played in your city against local competition–as well as discuss the history of African-American ball players from your community
 
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.