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 "All Ages" group.

Art as Poetry/Poetry as Art Exhibit

All Day 4/6 - 6/6
All Ages
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: No Space
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Exhibit
Event Details:

Sponsored by the Lakeshore Artists Guild, this “call and response” exhibit is a collaboration between twenty artists and twenty poets resulting in forty poems and forty artworks.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
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.
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 "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
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 "All Ages" group.
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room ABC
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: History/Genealogy, Lecture/Speaker, Performer, Special Event
Event Details:

We invite everyone to Manitowoc Public Library on Thursday, May 30, from 5-7:45 PM for “A Hmong Cultural Symposium: An Exploration of Hmong-American Identity."

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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.
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room A
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Technology
Event Details:

The Libby app gives you access to thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines that you can read online. Haven’t tried Libby yet? Join us on Monday June 3 for a demonstration of Libby and receive hands on assistance with the app.

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.
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.
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

9:30am - 10:15am
Babies & Toddlers
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

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 "Adults" group.

Glowforge Badging Session

5:00pm - 6:30pm
Adults
Registration
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Idea Box
Age Group: 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 Glowforge. The Glowforge uses a laser to engrave designs into different material types like acrylic and wood.

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.

Drop-In Chess Club

6:00pm - 7:30pm
All Ages
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Balkansky Community Room BC
Age Group: All Ages
Event Details:

Want to improve your memory and concentration or practice logical thinking skills? Make a smart move and join us for Drop-In Chess Club! The game of chess offers many brainy benefits and -- it's just fun!

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

9:30am - 10:15am
Babies & Toddlers
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

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 "All Ages" group.

Summer Reading Sign Up at Cedar Crest

12:00pm - 2:00pm
All Ages
Offsite Event
Program Location: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Reading Program, Special Event
Event Details:

Sign up for Manitowoc Public Library's Summer Reading Program at Cedar Crest! Join Miss Betty for storytime at 1 p.m.

Be one of the first to sign up and get a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream!

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

Summer Reading Program 2024

All Day 6/10 - 8/10
All Ages
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 "Adults" group.
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.
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 "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 "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Baby Storytime

9:30am - 10:15am
Babies & Toddlers
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 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.