Library Closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day

Please be aware the library will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 28. Thank you!

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This event is in the "Teens" group.
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Space to Write

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Franklin Street Room at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Class/Workshop
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Do you have a novel or short story you want to write? How about a screenplay or a memoir? Poetry? Graphic novels? Then you need – Space to Write! Every second and fourth Tuesday...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Franklin Street Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Class/Workshop
Event Details:

Do you have a novel or short story you want to write? How about a screenplay or a memoir? Poetry? Graphic novels? Then you need – Space to Write!

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Movie Nights at the Library/"Temple Grandin"

Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Balkansky Community Room A at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Exhibit, History/Genealogy, Reading Program, Special Event
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Before you head to Capitol Civic Center for An Evening with Temple Grandin the evening of Friday, June 21, why not stop by the Balkansky Room on Thursday, June 6, at 6 PM, to ...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room A
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Exhibit, History/Genealogy, Reading Program, Special Event
Event Details:

Before you head to Capitol Civic Center for An Evening with Temple Grandin the evening of Friday, June 21, why not stop by the Balkansky Room on Thur

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Hang-out: Fantastic Flower Pots with Glaze and Paint

Friday, June 14, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Reading Program
Age Group:
Teens
Arts & Crafts:

Tap into your artistic side with a hands-on creative experience!

Event Details:

Let's paint flower pots! Reimagine a flower pot as an ice cream cone, or give your imagination room to bloom. All materials will be provided. 

Required
Offsite Event
Program Location: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Reading Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 20

Arts & Crafts

Tap into your artistic side with a hands-on creative experience!

Event Details:

Let's paint flower pots! Reimagine a flower pot as an ice cream cone, or give your imagination room to bloom. All materials will be provided. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Hang-out: It IS Rocket Science with Jim Lenz

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balkansky Community Room AB at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Class/Workshop, Reading Program
Age Group:
Teens
Special Event:

You never know what you’ll discover at MPL!

Event Details:

Design your own paper rocket and then launch it with the help of Jim Lenz, the Magic and Science Guy! Rockets will be launched with an air compressor. Will your rocket soar over th...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room AB
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Reading Program

Special Event

You never know what you’ll discover at MPL!

Event Details:

Design your own paper rocket and then launch it with the help of Jim Lenz, the Magic and Science Guy! Rockets will be launched with an air compressor. Will your rocket soar over the library building or explode on the launch pad?

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

This event is in the "Elementary-Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Marble Run Mania

Monday, June 24, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Balkansky Community Room ABC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Reading Program, Special Event
Age Group:
Elementary-Age, Teens
Event Details:

Kids and teens can build the marble run roller coaster of their imaginations and test out the laws of physics. All materials supplied. Geared towards ages 5-18.

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Elementary-Age, Teens
Program Type: Reading Program, Special Event
Event Details:

Kids and teens can build the marble run roller coaster of their imaginations and test out the laws of physics. All materials supplied. Geared towards ages 5-18.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

3D Printer Badging Session

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Idea Box at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Class/Workshop, Technology
Age Group:
Teens, Adults
Event Details:

Join us in the Idea Box for a demonstration of our 3D Printer. MPL Staff Member Tony will show you how to use our 3D Printer and upon completion of the training you'll be "Badged" ...

Required
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Idea Box
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Class/Workshop, Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:

Join us in the Idea Box for a demonstration of our 3D Printer. MPL Staff Member Tony will show you how to use our 3D Printer and upon completion of the training you'll be "Badged" so you can use the 3D Printer at your leisure.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Hang-out: Face the Flavor!

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balkansky Community Room A at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Reading Program, Special Event
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Give your tastebuds a workout in a culinary competition as you Face the Flavor! Do you know a radish from a turnip? Or balsamic from apple vinegar? Face off in a tournament of tast...

Required
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room A
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Reading Program, Special Event
Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:

Give your tastebuds a workout in a culinary competition as you Face the Flavor! Do you know a radish from a turnip? Or balsamic from apple vinegar? Face off in a tournament of taste that can only have one winner!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Hang-out: Minute To Win It Olympics

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Balkansky Community Room ABC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Reading Program, Special Event
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Go head to head in games to test your reflexes and problem solving skills. Will you top the leader board or be left in the dust? Ages 11 to 18. 

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Reading Program, Special Event
Event Details:

Go head to head in games to test your reflexes and problem solving skills. Will you top the leader board or be left in the dust? Ages 11 to 18. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Hang-Out: Paint Pour at the Rahr-West First Session

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Class/Workshop, Reading Program
Age Group:
Teens
Class/Workshop:

You’re never too old or too young to experience something new.

Event Details:

Let your creativity flow at the Rahr-West Museum! Come create fluid artwork with an acrylic pour class. 

Required
Offsite Event
Program Location: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Reading Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 12

Class/Workshop

You’re never too old or too young to experience something new.

Event Details:

Let your creativity flow at the Rahr-West Museum! Come create fluid artwork with an acrylic pour class. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Hang-out: Paint Pour at the Rahr-West Second Session

Friday, July 19, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Class/Workshop, Reading Program
Age Group:
Teens
Class/Workshop:

You’re never too old or too young to experience something new.

Event Details:

Let your creativity flow at the Rahr-West Museum! Come create fluid artwork with an acrylic pour class. 

Required
Offsite Event
Program Location: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Reading Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 12

Class/Workshop

You’re never too old or too young to experience something new.

Event Details:

Let your creativity flow at the Rahr-West Museum! Come create fluid artwork with an acrylic pour class. 

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Hang-out: Meditation and Movement - Beginner's Tai Chi

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balkansky Community Room ABC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Class/Workshop, Reading Program, Special Event
Age Group:
Teens
Class/Workshop:

You’re never too old or too young to experience something new.

Event Details:

TBA

Required
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Reading Program, Special Event
Required
Seats Remaining: 20

Class/Workshop

You’re never too old or too young to experience something new.

Event Details:

TBA

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

This event is in the "Families" group.
This event is in the "Elementary-Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Melt a Masterpiece (Fun with Perler Beads)

Monday, July 29, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Balkansky Community Room ABC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Reading Program, Special Event
Age Group:
Families, Elementary-Age, Teens
Event Details:

Drop in any time between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm (while supplies last) to make a Perler bead creation. Perler beads are small plastic beads that fuse together when heat is applied. Use...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Families, Elementary-Age, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Reading Program, Special Event
Event Details:

Drop in any time between 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm (while supplies last) to make a Perler bead creation. Perler beads are small plastic beads that fuse together when heat is applied. Use our provided templates, or make your own creation!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Unattended Children

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Hang-out: Let It Burn! Survival Fires with the Woodsy Dude

Friday, August 2, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Lawn at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Class/Workshop, Reading Program
Age Group:
Teens
Class/Workshop:

You’re never too old or too young to experience something new.

Event Details:

Learn to start a survival fire with Joshua Stuck, the Woodsy Dude! Joshua is a self taught survivalist and bushcrafter passing on his knowledge and experiences of survival and...

Required
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Reading Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 20

Class/Workshop

You’re never too old or too young to experience something new.

Event Details:

Learn to start a survival fire with Joshua Stuck, the Woodsy Dude! Joshua is a self taught survivalist and bushcrafter passing on his knowledge and experiences of survival and native skills for over the past 20 years.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

This event is in the "Elementary-Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sew What - Bags and Puppets

Monday, August 5, 2024 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Balkansky Community Room BC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Reading Program
Age Group:
Elementary-Age, Teens
Arts & Crafts:

Tap into your artistic side with a hands-on creative experience!

Event Details:

Sew what if you can't sew! Kids and teens can make a no-sew bag. If time allows, we'll make sock puppets too! All supplies provided.

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room BC
Age Group: Elementary-Age, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Reading Program

Arts & Crafts

Tap into your artistic side with a hands-on creative experience!

Event Details:

Sew what if you can't sew! Kids and teens can make a no-sew bag. If time allows, we'll make sock puppets too! All supplies provided.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Unattended Children

Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Hang-out: Sundae Funday Ice Cream Party

Friday, August 9, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Balkansky Community Room A at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Food & Drink, Reading Program
Age Group:
Teens
Event Details:

Party time! Build your own ice cream creation to celebrate the end of summer. Or skip the ice cream and just eat marshmallows and caramel syrup. It's your bowl, fill it how you lik...

Required
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room A
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Food & Drink, Reading Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Event Details:

Party time! Build your own ice cream creation to celebrate the end of summer. Or skip the ice cream and just eat marshmallows and caramel syrup. It's your bowl, fill it how you like. Ice cream and toppings and napkins provided. 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Hang-out: Shelf Concious Book Group

Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Franklin Street Room at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Book Discussion
Age Group:
Teens
Book Discussion:

Meet fellow book lovers for engaging conversation.

Event Details:

Don't like book clubs? Me either! Don't want someone telling you what to read? Same! There's no reading list for the Shelf Conscious Book Group. Come talk about the books you loved...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Franklin Street Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion

Book Discussion

Meet fellow book lovers for engaging conversation.

Event Details:

Don't like book clubs? Me either! Don't want someone telling you what to read? Same! There's no reading list for the Shelf Conscious Book Group. Come talk about the books you loved. Or the books you hated.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Shelf Concious Book Group

Thursday, September 19, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Franklin Street Room at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Book Discussion
Age Group:
Teens
Book Discussion:

Meet fellow book lovers for engaging conversation.

Event Details:

Don't like book clubs? Me either! Don't want someone telling you what to read? Same! There's no reading list for the Shelf Conscious Book Group. Come talk about the books you loved...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Franklin Street Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion

Book Discussion

Meet fellow book lovers for engaging conversation.

Event Details:

Don't like book clubs? Me either! Don't want someone telling you what to read? Same! There's no reading list for the Shelf Conscious Book Group. Come talk about the books you loved. Or the books you hated.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Shelf Concious Book Group

Thursday, November 21, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Franklin Street Room at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Book Discussion
Age Group:
Teens
Book Discussion:

Meet fellow book lovers for engaging conversation.

Event Details:

Don't like book clubs? Me either! Don't want someone telling you what to read? Same! There's no reading list for the Shelf Conscious Book Group. Come talk about the books you loved...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Franklin Street Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion

Book Discussion

Meet fellow book lovers for engaging conversation.

Event Details:

Don't like book clubs? Me either! Don't want someone telling you what to read? Same! There's no reading list for the Shelf Conscious Book Group. Come talk about the books you loved. Or the books you hated.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Shelf Concious Book Group

Thursday, December 19, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Franklin Street Room at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Book Discussion
Age Group:
Teens
Book Discussion:

Meet fellow book lovers for engaging conversation.

Event Details:

Don't like book clubs? Me either! Don't want someone telling you what to read? Same! There's no reading list for the Shelf Conscious Book Group. Come talk about the books you loved...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Franklin Street Room
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Discussion

Book Discussion

Meet fellow book lovers for engaging conversation.

Event Details:

Don't like book clubs? Me either! Don't want someone telling you what to read? Same! There's no reading list for the Shelf Conscious Book Group. Come talk about the books you loved. Or the books you hated.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

Individuals requesting accommodation for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager Stacey Bialek at 920-686-3008 or sbialek@manitowoc.org. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.