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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.   

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

Tie Dye Tuesday!

1:00pm - 3:00pm
All Ages
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 "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.
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
All Ages
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

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 "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.

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 "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 "All Ages" group.

TOUCH THE TRUCKS!

10:00am - 12:00pm
All Ages
Program Location: Manitowoc Public Library
Room: Parking Lot
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:

Beep, beep....YEAH!

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 "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 "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 "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 "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. Open to children ages 5-11.

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.