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

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Families, Preschoolers
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 "Preschoolers" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Families, Preschoolers
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 "Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Elementary-Age" group.

Family Activity Night - Teddy Bear Picnic

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Families, Preschoolers, Elementary-Age
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Families, Preschoolers, Elementary-Age
Program Type: Family Activity Night, Reading Program, Storytime
Event Details:

Help us kick off summer reading with Bruce the Bear! Bring a picnic lunch, your favorite teddy bear, and join us on the lawn for stories, songs, and a photo op with Bruce.

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 with Bruce the Bear

10:30am - 11:15am
Families, Preschoolers
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room BC
Age Group: Families, Preschoolers
Program Type: Reading Program, Storytime

Storytime

You’re never too young for a great story!

Event Details:

Who's afraid of the big bad bear? No one--when it's the lovable (and sometimes grumpy!) Bruce the Bear from the Ryan Higgins' picture books!

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 with Bruce the Bear

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Families
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Reading Program, Special Event, Storytime
Event Details:

Who's afraid of the big bad bear? No one--when it's the lovable (and sometimes grumpy!) Bruce the Bear from the Ryan Higgins' picture books!

Disclaimer(s)

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

10:30am - 11:15am
Families, Preschoolers
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.
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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Families, Preschoolers
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!

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Families, All Ages
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 "Families" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Families, Preschoolers
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 "Preschoolers" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Families, Preschoolers
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 "Preschoolers" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Families, Preschoolers
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 "Preschoolers" group.

Preschool Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Families, Preschoolers
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 "Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Elementary-Age" group.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Part 1

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Families, Preschoolers, Elementary-Age
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Families, Preschoolers, Elementary-Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Reading Program, Special Event
Event Details:

Check in your favorite fuzzy friend for an overnight stay at Hotel MPL for our stuffed animal sleepover! Drop in any time between 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm to make a blanket and a nametag (while supplies last) for your cuddly companion.

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

Family Activity Night - Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Part 2

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Families, Preschoolers, Elementary-Age
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Families, Preschoolers, Elementary-Age
Program Type: Family Activity Night, Reading Program, Special Event
Event Details:

If your best buddy spent the night at Hotel MPL, come collect them and find out what they did during their stay. Have a snack, see activity photos, and participate in a dance party. Didn’t have time for drop-off yesterday?

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

10:30am - 11:15am
Families, Preschoolers
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.
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Families
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Storytime

Special Event

You never know what you’ll discover at MPL!

Event Details:

It will be a 24-carrot event, celebrating the valiant orange veggie!

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

Join us at Manitowoc's Lincoln Park Zoo for a special animal themed Storytime!  Meet us in the Education Building for songs, stories, and silly dances.

Disclaimer(s)

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 "Elementary-Age" group.

Meet a Worm Farmer!

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Families, Elementary-Age
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Families, Elementary-Age
Program Type: Lecture/Speaker, Special Event, Storytime
Event Details:

Squiggly, wiggly worms are not just for fishing! They are an important part of our food chain. Learn why with worm farmer Bill Jacobson of Two Rivers. He will bring some of his crawly creatures for kids to gawk at and pet!

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

10:30am - 11:15am
Families, Preschoolers
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 "Elementary-Age" group.

Minute To Win It!

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Families, Elementary-Age
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Families, Elementary-Age
Program Type: Reading Program, Special Event
Event Details:

Join us for some fast-paced gaming fun. Try your hand at games like Defying Gravity, Cereal Scramble, and Cookie Face. No registration is required.

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

10:30am - 11:15am
Families, Preschoolers
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 "Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Elementary-Age" group.

Storytime on the Road: Horsin' Around at the Rahr-West Museum

10:00am - 11:30pm
Families, Preschoolers, Elementary-Age
Offsite Event
Program Location: Off Site
Age Group: Families, Preschoolers, Elementary-Age
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytime
Event Details:

Giddy-up on over to the Rahr-West Art Museum for a morning of horsin' around!

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

Family Activity Night - Group Games

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Families, Elementary-Age
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Families, Elementary-Age
Program Type: Family Activity Night, Reading Program
Event Details:

Get ready to run, jump, throw, and have fun! Join MPL’s Miss Lynn and 4-H’s Miss Emma on the library lawn for group games. You might get wet, so dress accordingly - sturdy shoes are required at all times.

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.