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This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Summer Reading Program 2024

All Day 6/10 - 8/10
No Space at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Special Event
Age Group:
All Ages
Event Details:

ALL AGES | JUNE 10 - AUGUST 10 Pre-registration opens May 20.    Sign up on the Beanstack website or download the Beanstack app!    Beanstack for ...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: No Space
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:

ALL AGES | JUNE 10 - AUGUST 10

Pre-registration opens May 20.   

Sign up on the Beanstack website or download the B

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

American Farmer: A Photo-Portrait Exhibition

All Day 6/17 - 10/20
Main Floor at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Exhibit, Special Event
Age Group:
All Ages
Special Event:

You never know what you’ll discover at MPL!

Event Details:

Manitowoc Public Library is thrilled to welcome the “American Farmer” traveling exhibition to our community, hosting this amazing display for an extended period, from Monday, June ...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Main Floor
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibit, Special Event

Special Event

You never know what you’ll discover at MPL!

Event Details:

Manitowoc Public Library is thrilled to welcome the “American Farmer” traveling exhibition to our community, hosting this amazing display for an extended period, from Monday, June 17, through Sunday, October 20.

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 "Families" group.

Storytime on the Road: West of the Lake Gardens

Monday, June 17, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Off Site
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Families
Event Details:

Enjoy storytime and nature combined at the beautiful West of the Lake Gardens. After hearing stories celebrating the great outdoors, stay to wander the serene 6-1/2-acre site, taki...

Offsite Event
Program Location: Off Site
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:

Enjoy storytime and nature combined at the beautiful West of the Lake Gardens. After hearing stories celebrating the great outdoors, stay to wander the serene 6-1/2-acre site, taking in the balmy breezes of Lake Michigan. 

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

4-H Barnyard Ballyhoo

Monday, June 17, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Library Lawn at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Reading Program, Special Event
Age Group:
All Ages
Event Details:

Congregate with cows. Sit with sheep. Gather with goats. Meet local 4-H members and their project animals on the library lawn. Learn what it takes to raise and show animals at the ...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Reading Program, Special Event
Event Details:

Congregate with cows. Sit with sheep. Gather with goats. Meet local 4-H members and their project animals on the library lawn. Learn what it takes to raise and show animals at the county fair.

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 "Adults" group.

DWD Employment Assistance & Career Counseling

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 9:00am - 4:00pm
Franklin Street Room at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Special Event
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Starting April 16, 2024: The DWD Team will now include Spanish-speaking staff available every Tuesday to assist you with: • Resume writing and reviewing  • Wisconsin Employmen...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Franklin Street Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:

Starting April 16, 2024: The DWD Team will now include Spanish-speaking staff available every Tuesday to assist you with: • Resume writing and reviewing  • Wisconsin Employment Center registration  • Online job applicati

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Genealogy Help with the Genealogical Society

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Manitowoc Local History Collection at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
History/Genealogy
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

The Manitowoc County Genealogical Society will be in the Manitowoc Collection every Tuesday from 3-5PM to help people with their genealogy research.

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Manitowoc Local History Collection
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Event Details:

The Manitowoc County Genealogical Society will be in the Manitowoc Collection every Tuesday from 3-5PM to help people with their genealogy research.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Baby Storytime

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:15am
Balkansky Community Room BC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Babies & Toddlers
Storytime:

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Baby Storytime is 20 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, parachute activities, and bubbles, followed by 20 minutes of playtime! Baby Storytime is recommended for developmen...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room BC
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime

Storytime

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Baby Storytime is 20 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, parachute activities, and bubbles, followed by 20 minutes of playtime! Baby Storytime is recommended for developmental ages 0-2 and siblings are always welcome.

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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers" group.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:15am
Balkansky Community Room BC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Families, Preschoolers
Storytime:

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Join us in singing, talking, reading, creating, and playing at this inclusive Storytime for families with preschoolers. Storytime focuses on concepts such as life skills, counting,...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room BC
Age Group: Families, Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytime

Storytime

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Join us in singing, talking, reading, creating, and playing at this inclusive Storytime for families with preschoolers. Storytime focuses on concepts such as life skills, counting, colors, emotions, patterns, and the alphabet.

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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

SSSSSee the SSSSnakes!

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Balkansky Community Room ABC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Lecture/Speaker, Performer, Special Event
Age Group:
Families, All Ages
Special Event:

You never know what you’ll discover at MPL!

Event Details:

Want to see a snake up close? Learn their habits and habitats? Maybe, just maybe, reach out and touch one? Come learn about these fascinating reptiles with the Traveling Snake Show...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Families, All Ages
Program Type: Lecture/Speaker, Performer, Special Event

Special Event

You never know what you’ll discover at MPL!

Event Details:

Want to see a snake up close? Learn their habits and habitats? Maybe, just maybe, reach out and touch one?

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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Baby Storytime

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:15am
Balkansky Community Room BC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Babies & Toddlers
Storytime:

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Baby Storytime is 20 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, parachute activities, and bubbles, followed by 20 minutes of playtime! Baby Storytime is recommended for developmen...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room BC
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime

Storytime

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Baby Storytime is 20 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, parachute activities, and bubbles, followed by 20 minutes of playtime! Baby Storytime is recommended for developmental ages 0-2 and siblings are always welcome.

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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers" group.

Preschool Storytime

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:15am
Balkansky Community Room BC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Families, Preschoolers
Storytime:

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Join us in singing, talking, reading, creating, and playing at this inclusive Storytime for families with preschoolers. Storytime focuses on concepts such as life skills, counting,...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room BC
Age Group: Families, Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytime

Storytime

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Join us in singing, talking, reading, creating, and playing at this inclusive Storytime for families with preschoolers. Storytime focuses on concepts such as life skills, counting, colors, emotions, patterns, and the alphabet.

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: 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 "All Ages" group.

An Evening with Temple Grandin

Friday, June 21, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Off Site
Program Type:
Reading Program, Special Event
Age Group:
All Ages
Event Details:

We're sorry, but this event is sold out and the waitlist is full. Standby tickets may be available on a first-come, first served basis the night of the event. We encourage you to c...

Offsite Event
Program Location: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Reading Program, Special Event
Event Details:

We're sorry, but this event is sold out and the waitlist is full. Standby tickets may be available on a first-come, first served basis the night of the event.

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 "Adults" group.

Manitowoc Public Library Board Meeting

Monday, June 24, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Board Room at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Meeting
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

For meeting information, agendas, and minutes, please visit the City of Manitowoc website: https://www.manitowoc.org/89/Agendas-Minutes  

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Meeting
Event Details:

For meeting information, agendas, and minutes, please visit the City of Manitowoc website: https://www.manitowoc.org/89/Agendas-Minutes

 

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 "Adults" group.

DWD Employment Assistance & Career Counseling

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 9:00am - 4:00pm
Franklin Street Room at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Special Event
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Starting April 16, 2024: The DWD Team will now include Spanish-speaking staff available every Tuesday to assist you with: • Resume writing and reviewing  • Wisconsin Employmen...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Franklin Street Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:

Starting April 16, 2024: The DWD Team will now include Spanish-speaking staff available every Tuesday to assist you with: • Resume writing and reviewing  • Wisconsin Employment Center registration  • Online job applicati

This event is in the "Adults" group.

Unlock Your Career Potential: Tools and Resources for Older Workers

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:30am
Board Room at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Class/Workshop
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

Are you an experienced worker looking to enhance your job prospects? Join us for an empowering workshop tailored specifically for mature job seekers. Whether you’re considering a c...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Board Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Class/Workshop
Event Details:

Are you an experienced worker looking to enhance your job prospects? Join us for an empowering workshop tailored specifically for mature job seekers.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Tie Dye Tuesday!

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Lawn at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Arts & Crafts, Reading Program, Special Event
Age Group:
All Ages
Event Details:

Forget about the tacos, it's Tie Dye Tuesday! Join us on the lawn to create your very own tie-dyed masterpiece. You bring a fabric item (t-shirt sized or smaller), and we will prov...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Reading Program, Special Event
Event Details:

Forget about the tacos, it's Tie Dye Tuesday! Join us on the lawn to create your very own tie-dyed masterpiece. You bring a fabric item (t-shirt sized or smaller), and we will provide the dye and supplies to make an original work of art.

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 "Adults" group.

Genealogy Help with the Genealogical Society

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Manitowoc Local History Collection at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
History/Genealogy
Age Group:
Adults
Event Details:

The Manitowoc County Genealogical Society will be in the Manitowoc Collection every Tuesday from 3-5PM to help people with their genealogy research.

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Manitowoc Local History Collection
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: History/Genealogy
Event Details:

The Manitowoc County Genealogical Society will be in the Manitowoc Collection every Tuesday from 3-5PM to help people with their genealogy research.

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Baby Storytime

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:15am
Balkansky Community Room BC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Babies & Toddlers
Storytime:

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Baby Storytime is 20 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, parachute activities, and bubbles, followed by 20 minutes of playtime! Baby Storytime is recommended for developmen...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room BC
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime

Storytime

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Baby Storytime is 20 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, parachute activities, and bubbles, followed by 20 minutes of playtime! Baby Storytime is recommended for developmental ages 0-2 and siblings are always welcome.

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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers" group.

Preschool Storytime

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:15am
Balkansky Community Room BC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Families, Preschoolers
Storytime:

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Join us in singing, talking, reading, creating, and playing at this inclusive Storytime for families with preschoolers. Storytime focuses on concepts such as life skills, counting,...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room BC
Age Group: Families, Preschoolers
Program Type: Storytime

Storytime

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Join us in singing, talking, reading, creating, and playing at this inclusive Storytime for families with preschoolers. Storytime focuses on concepts such as life skills, counting, colors, emotions, patterns, and the alphabet.

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 "All Ages" group.

Paint the Library Red, White & Blue!

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
No Space at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Reading Program, Special Event
Age Group:
All Ages
Special Event:

You never know what you’ll discover at MPL!

Event Details:

Help us celebrate America and decorate the outside of the library windows for the Fourth of July parade. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Windows will be availab...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: No Space
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Reading Program, Special Event

Special Event

You never know what you’ll discover at MPL!

Event Details:

Help us celebrate America and decorate the outside of the library windows for the Fourth of July parade. Registration is not required, but space is limited. Windows will be available on a first come first serve basis.

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 "All Ages" group.

Friend's of the Library Used Book Sale

All Day 6/27 - 6/29
Balkansky Community Room ABC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Book Sale
Age Group:
All Ages
Event Details:

Join us for the Friends Used Book Sale! Thursday, June 27, 12PM - 7:30PM Friday,  June 28, 9AM - 5:30PM Saturday, June 29, 9AM - 2:30PM -- Stuff-a-Bag All Saturday $...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Book Sale
Event Details:

Join us for the Friends Used Book Sale!

This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Baby Storytime

Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 9:30am - 10:15am
Balkansky Community Room BC at Manitowoc Public Library
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Babies & Toddlers
Storytime:

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Baby Storytime is 20 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, parachute activities, and bubbles, followed by 20 minutes of playtime! Baby Storytime is recommended for developmen...

Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room BC
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime

Storytime

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Baby Storytime is 20 minutes of stories, songs, rhymes, bounces, parachute activities, and bubbles, followed by 20 minutes of playtime! Baby Storytime is recommended for developmental ages 0-2 and siblings are always welcome.

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.