Family & Teen Activity Bags (FABs/TABs)

Family & Teen Activity Bags & Books (FABs/TABs)

Looking for a fabulous activity to do as a whole family? The library has you covered! Each month, we’ll be offering a variety of Family Activity Bags & Books – and now, each bag comes with a book hand-picked for you by your friendly neighborhood librarians! Check back for a new line-up of FAB fun every month!

Register online to reserve your bag. If calling, you must speak to a live staff member to reserve your kit. Voicemails will not be honored. Limit 2 per family.

*Supplies are limited, and available on a first come-first served basis!*

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ADULT: Seed Kit

Registration Opens: April 5 at 9AM. Click here to reserve your kit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145126933565

Pick up a seed kit and tune into Facebook (www.facebook/manitowoclibrary) on Thursday, April 22 at 6PM to watch the virtual event “Victory Gardens During WWII), in partnership with Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

Gardening has primarily become a hobby. Not too long ago, gardens were a lifeline. During World War II, the United States government rationed food to ensure adequate meals for the military. To fill the bellies on the home front, Uncle Sam encouraged people to grow “victory gardens.” Tune into Wisconsin Maritime Museum’s “Victory Gardens” presentation to learn about the garden propaganda and success. We hope this program prepares you for your personal war against the munchies. Register online starting April 5 at 9AM to reserve your kit. If calling, you must speak to a live staff member to reserve your kit. Voicemails will not be honored. Limit 1 seed kit per family.

TEEN: Glaze & Paint Forest Night Sky Canvas Kit

Registration Opens: April 7 at 5PM. Click here to reserve your kit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145533969019

Starlight, star bright, what beautiful stars you’ll paint tonight! Katie from Glaze & Paint is back with a forest night sky canvas painting kit. As an added bonus, the library will also be checking out surprise YA novels with an art theme with every kit for you to enjoy. Tune in to watch a livestream tutorial on Friday, April 16 at 4PM. Register online starting April 7 at 5PM to reserve your kit. If calling, you must speak to a live staff member to reserve your kit. Voicemails will not be honored. Limit 2 per family.

**SOLD OUT** YOUTH: Glaze & Paint Spring Flowers Kit

Registration Opens: April 8 at 5PM. Click here to reserve your kit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145530645077

Pick up your materials ahead of time and join Katie from Glaze & Paint on April 13 at 6:30PM on our Facebook page/Youtube channel for a virtual tutorial to create your own 3D flowers! FABs are available on a first come-first served basis. Supplies are limited! Register online starting April 8 to reserve your kit. If calling, you must speak to a live staff member to reserve your kit. Voicemails will not be honored. Limit 2 per family.

**If you still want to do this project, please feel free to call Glaze & Paint at (920) 242-1917. They have kits available for purchase. Everyone is welcome to attend our virtual event on April 13 @ 6:30! You can tune-in on the Manitowoc Facebook page or Youtube channel.

YOUTH: Wisconsin Maritime Museum Paper Boat Kit

Registration Opens: April 15 at 5PM. Click here to reserve your kit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145530645077

Learn all about boats and how to make your own paper boat with staff from Wisconsin Maritime Museum. Join us for a livestream on April 20 at 6:30PM! FABs are available on a first come-first served basis. Supplies are limited! Register online starting April 15 to reserve your kit. If calling, you must speak to a live staff member to reserve your kit. Voicemails will not be honored. Limit 2 per family.

YOUTH: Birds!

Registration Opens: April 22 at 5PM. Click here to reserve your kit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145531782479

Love animals? This kit is for you! Grab a kit and tune in on Friday, April 30 @ 1:00 to learn all about birds and make a fun craft with artist Mary Tooley! Register online starting April 22 to reserve your kit. If calling, you must speak to a live staff member to reserve your kit. Voicemails will not be honored. Limit 2 per family.

YOUTH: Paper Circuits Kit

Registration Opens: April 29 at 5PM. Click here to reserve your kit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145532823593

Make simple or complex electrical circuits on a flat piece of paper! Using copper tape and surface-mount LEDs allows you to make a fully functional circuit on a flat surface, like a piece of paper. You can make light-up greeting cards, make origami animals come to life, or create three-dimensional pop-up paper sculpture that have working lights in them. Register online starting April 29 to reserve your kit. If calling, you must speak to a live staff member to reserve your kit. Voicemails will not be honored. Limit 2 per family.