Library Closed on Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day

Library summer hours are in effect. MPL will be closed every Sunday through Labor Day. All other hours remain the same.

Upcoming Events

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

Marble Run Mania

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Elementary-Age, Teens
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

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Idea Box
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Class/Workshop, Technology
Registration 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!

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teens
Registration
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room A
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Reading Program, Special Event
Registration 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.
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.
Registration
Offsite Event
Program Location: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Reading Program
Registration 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.
Registration
Offsite Event
Program Location: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Reading Program
Registration 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.
Registration
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Reading Program, Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20

Class/Workshop

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

Event Details:

Take the first steps on a Tai Chi journey with Mr. Ray Gates, the founder of the Wisconsin Tai Chi Academy. Mr. Gates will teach one hour class for beginners. No equipment is needed. Space is limited.

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)

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Families, Elementary-Age, Teens
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.
Registration
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Library Lawn
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Class/Workshop, Reading Program
Registration 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

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Elementary-Age, Teens
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:

Can't sew? Sew what! Kids and teens are invited to this crafty workshop, where endless possibilities await! 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.
Registration
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room A
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Food & Drink, Reading Program
Registration 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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

3D Printer Badging Session

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Idea Box
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Class/Workshop, Technology
Registration 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.
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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Space to Write

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Teens, Adults
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Franklin Street Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Class/Workshop

Special Event

You never know what you’ll discover at MPL!

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

Mini Masterpieces Workshop

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Families, Elementary-Age, Teens, Adults
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Families, Elementary-Age, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Class/Workshop
Event Details:

Show off your artistic abilities by creating an original work of art. All ages (5 and up) are welcome to join us for a short discussion of art styles and color theory, followed by time to begin working on your masterpiece.

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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room AB
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Exhibit, History/Genealogy, Lecture/Speaker, Special Event

Special Event

You never know what you’ll discover at MPL!

Event Details:

Running a family farm is hard enough. Adding climate change, a worldwide pandemic, and the increasing economic uncertainty brought on by megafarms, being an independent farmer in America is a profession of survival.

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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

3D Printer Badging Session

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Idea Box
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Class/Workshop, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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 "Elementary-Age" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Sew a Crazy Creature

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Elementary-Age, Teens
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room BC
Age Group: Elementary-Age, Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:

Use needle and thread to bring a creature to life! Design and sew your own creation out of fabric and stuffing. Learn basic hand stitches and adding embelishments. Spooky or sweet, it's your choice! Open to ages 8 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.

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

National Novel Writing Month Prep Party

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Franklin Street Room
Age Group: Teens, Adults, All Ages
Program Type: Class/Workshop
Event Details:

Ever wanted to write a novel? Now is the time! Learn about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), get some helpful aids for creating characters and plots, and connect with fellow writers.

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

Mad Science

10:00am - 11:00am
Families, Elementary-Age, Teens, All Ages
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: Families, Elementary-Age, Teens, All Ages
Program Type: Performer, Special Event

Performer

Revel in the experience of talented individuals sharing their gifts!

Event Details:

Up, Up and Away

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.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

3D Printer Badging Session

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Teens, Adults
Registration
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Idea Box
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Class/Workshop, Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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.
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.