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Manitowoc Public Library Summer Reading Program: June 14th – August 8th

Summer is here and things are heating up at Manitowoc Public Library! To encourage reading, Manitowoc Public Library offers an 8 week reading program that includes FREE enriching programs, prizes, and raffle drawings to readers of ALL AGES! Reading is a lifelong skill and the library encourages reading for everyone. Children especially benefit from reading during the summer. Reading during the long summer months keeps those skills fresh and even makes you a better student for the new school year.

Whether you are 2 months old or 92, the Summer Reading Program is for you. We have challenges for children (ages 0-12), teens (ages 12-18), and adults (ages 18+). Here’s how you can participate:

  • Create your account on Beanstack, visit: https://manitowoclibrary.beanstack.org/ or download the Beanstack App! Tracking reading has never been easier. Use the Beanstack tracker to log your reading and activities, earn badges, and even submit your raffle entries!
  • Start logging and earning badges on June 14th!
  • Complete challenges to earn badges! The more badges you earn, the more prizes and raffle entries you get!
  • Raffle drawings will take place the week of August 16th. Winners will be contacted and posted on Facebook.

Discover Beanstack! Watch our short tutorial to get started.

Set your student up for success! Summer reading prevents the summer slide.

Reading over the summer is more important than ever! MPSD students who participated in Manitowoc Public Library’s Summer Reading Program improved their test scores from Spring 2019 to Fall 2019. This put them ahead of their peers, whose overall test scores decreased. Our Summer Reading Program isn’t just fun – it’s good for your brain!

Due to the ongoing health crisis, all Summer events have been changed to a digital platform. Events will be streamed on Manitowoc Public Library’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/). Events are subject to change.

Due to the ongoing health crisis, all Summer events have been changed to a digital platform. Events will be streamed on Manitowoc Public Library’s Facebook page. Events are subject to change.

 

Virtual Summer Reading Program Kick-Off

Sunday, June 14

The Summer Reading Program is going virtual! Starting June 1st, Create an account and register your whole family for the Manitowoc Public Library Summer Reading Program by downloading the Beanstack app on your smart device, or by visiting https://manitowoclibrary.beanstack.org/! Log days you read to earn badges and raffle tickets for our grand prizes! Earn 1 badge for every 4 days you read. Register anytime between June 1st and August 1st. The Summer Reading Program ends August 8th. Grand prize drawings will take place August 17th. Winners will be notified and posted on Facebook.

 

Virtual Event: Pet Confidential with Maura Mansfield, DVM – Demystifying Diabetes

Monday, June 8, 12 PM

Dr. Mansfield takes a playful approach to explaining complicated and sometimes misunderstood pet problems. Please join us the First Wednesday of June, July, and August at 12 PM for this fantastic new Virtual Program. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Event: In the Garden with Amber & Deena – Getting Started

Tuesday, June 9, 10 AM

Grow it Forward’s Amber Daugs and her co-host, Deena Larsen will take viewers through an array of gardening topics and scenarios in this 6-episode summer series.

 

Virtual Event: Chef Casey’s Simply Delicious – Omelettes

Thursday, June 11, 6 PM

Creating delicious, visually-appetizing meals needn’t be an expensive or mind-numbing affair. Join Chef Casey Scherer as he guides participants through the creation of “The Best” simple dishes possible, from homemade mac and cheese to bananas foster. Time to get delicious!

While these are FREE Virtual Classes, a limited number of affordable pre-packaged food kits will be available for purchase courtesy of Grow It Forward. These kits will get you easily outfitted with the supplies for the class to cook along with Casey. Reserve yours today by going to www.grow-it-forward.org at least one week prior to the scheduled class. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Tour: Historic 8th Street

Tuesday, June 16, 6PM

Join library staff each week as they showcase an Iconic building in Downtown Manitowoc. This virtual event will be streamed on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Event: On A Roll! Sushi Rolling with Rebecca

Friday, June 19, 6PM

Join Rebecca virtually to learn how to roll your own sushi! She will be using traditional flavors while adding some fun twists!

Rebecca lives in Manitowoc with husband, daughter, and dog. Rebecca has been in the catering business for 16 years and now owns Mara’s by Matenaer Catering in Sheboygan. She is passionate about fresh, beautiful, well-sourced food. While she is not a trained Sushi Chef, she has had some informal sushi teaching from friends during her time in Los Angeles, California.

 

Virtual Event: In the Garden with Amber & Deena- Soil Health & Pest Management

Tuesday, June 23, 10 AM

Grow it Forward’s Amber Daugs and her co-host, Deena Larsen will take viewers through an array of gardening topics and scenarios in this 6-episode summer series.

 

Virtual Tour: Historic 8th Street

Tuesday, June 23, 6PM

Join library staff each week as they showcase an Iconic building in Downtown Manitowoc. This virtual event will be streamed on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Event: Cats on Mats with Kate Casey

Wednesday, June 24, 6PM

Yoga amidst feline companionship from the comfort of your own home. What could be better or more physically and mentally beneficial? Join Yoga Alliance licensed teacher, Kate Casey, as she livestreams a yoga class from her home in the company of her personal feline friends. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Event: Chef Casey’s Simply Delicious – Mac & Cheese

Thursday June 26, 6 PM

Creating delicious, visually-appetizing meals needn’t be an expensive or mind-numbing affair. Join Chef Casey Scherer as he guides participants through the creation of “The Best” simple dishes possible, from homemade mac and cheese to bananas foster. Time to get delicious!

While these are FREE Virtual Classes, a limited number of affordable pre-packaged food kits will be available for purchase courtesy of Grow It Forward. These kits will get you easily outfitted with the supplies for the class to cook along with Casey. Reserve yours today by going to www.grow-it-forward.org at least one week prior to the scheduled class. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Tour: Historic 8th Street

Tuesday, June 30, 6PM

Join library staff each week as they showcase an Iconic building in Downtown Manitowoc. This virtual event will be streamed on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Event: Pet Confidential with Maura Mansfield, DVM – KABOOM!!! Fireworks Fright & Anxiety

Friday, July 3, 12PM

Dr. Mansfield takes a playful approach to explaining complicated and sometimes misunderstood pet problems. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Tour: Historic 8th Street

Tuesday, July 7, 6PM

Join library staff each week as they showcase an Iconic building in Downtown Manitowoc. This virtual event will be streamed on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Event: Chef Casey’s Simply Delicious – Mayonnaise

Thursday July 9, 6 PM

Creating delicious, visually-appetizing meals needn’t be an expensive or mind-numbing affair. Join Chef Casey Scherer as he guides participants through the creation of “The Best” simple dishes possible, from homemade mac and cheese to bananas foster. Time to get delicious!

While these are FREE Virtual Classes, a limited number of affordable, pre-packaged food kits will be available for purchase courtesy of Grow It Forward. These kits will get you easily outfitted with the supplies for the class to cook along with Casey. Reserve yours today by going to www.grow-it-forward.org at least one week prior to the scheduled class. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Event: Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning in Real Time

(Book Introduction | Chapter 1: Winter Comes Again | Chapter 2: Seasons of Time)

Thursday, July 9, 7PM

America’s next crisis is upon us. William Strauss and Neil Howe’s 1997 work, The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About American’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny, brilliantly explores the predictable cycles of history, delving into the role that generational theory plays in our ever interconnected world, while predicting with eerie accuracy the problems which would be likely to catalyze the next American Crisis.

From fiscal crisis to terrorism, rising authoritarianism to civil unrest, join MPSD history teachers Matt Kadow and Carl Sieracki on for Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning In Real Time, a guided exploration and discussion of the book over nine weeks.

This new series will be airing as a Premiere Event on MPL’s Facebook page—www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary.

 

Virtual Event: In the Garden with Amber & Deena- What & How to Plant

Tuesday, July 14, 10 AM

Grow it Forward’s Amber Daugs and her co-host, Deena Larsen will take viewers through an array of gardening topics and scenarios in this 6-episode summer series.

 

Virtual Tour: Historic 8th Street

Tuesday, July 14, 6PM

Join library staff each week as they showcase an Iconic building in Downtown Manitowoc. This virtual event will be streamed on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Event: Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning in Real Time

(Chapter 3: Seasons of Life)

Thursday, July 16, 7PM

America’s next crisis is upon us. William Strauss and Neil Howe’s 1997 work, The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About American’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny, brilliantly explores the predictable cycles of history, delving into the role that generational theory plays in our ever interconnected world, while predicting with eerie accuracy the problems which would be likely to catalyze the next American Crisis.

From fiscal crisis to terrorism, rising authoritarianism to civil unrest, join MPSD history teachers Matt Kadow and Carl Sieracki on for Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning In Real Time, a guided exploration and discussion of the book over nine weeks.

This new series will be airing as a Premiere Event on MPL’s Facebook page—www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary.

 

Virtual Tour: Historic 8th Street

Tuesday, July 21, 6PM

Join library staff each week as they showcase an Iconic building in Downtown Manitowoc. This virtual event will be streamed on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Event: Cats on Mats with Kate Casey

Wednesday, July 22, 6PM

Yoga amidst feline companionship from the comfort of your own home. What could be better or more physically and mentally beneficial? Join Yoga Alliance licensed teacher, Kate Casey, as she livestreams a yoga class from her home in the company of her personal feline friends. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Event: Chef Casey’s Simply Delicious – Bananas Foster

Thursday July 23, 6 PM

Creating delicious, visually-appetizing meals needn’t be an expensive or mind-numbing affair. Join Chef Casey Scherer as he guides participants through the creation of “The Best” simple dishes possible, from homemade mac and cheese to bananas foster. Time to get delicious!

While these are FREE Virtual Classes, a limited number of affordable, pre-packaged food kits will be available for purchase courtesy of Grow It Forward. These kits will get you easily outfitted with the supplies for the class to cook along with Casey. Reserve yours today by going to www.grow-it-forward.org at least one week prior to the scheduled class. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Event: Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning in Real Time

(Chapter 4: Cycles of History/Overview: Seven Cycles of Generations & Turnings | Chapter 5: Gray Champions)

Thursday, July 23, 7PM

America’s next crisis is upon us. William Strauss and Neil Howe’s 1997 work, The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About American’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny, brilliantly explores the predictable cycles of history, delving into the role that generational theory plays in our ever interconnected world, while predicting with eerie accuracy the problems which would be likely to catalyze the next American Crisis.

From fiscal crisis to terrorism, rising authoritarianism to civil unrest, join MPSD history teachers Matt Kadow and Carl Sieracki on for Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning In Real Time, a guided exploration and discussion of the book over nine weeks.

This new series will be airing as a Premiere Event on MPL’s Facebook page—www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary.

 

Virtual Event: In the Garden with Amber & Deena- Gardening Tools

Tuesday, July 28, 10 AM

Grow it Forward’s Amber Daugs and her co-host, Deena Larsen will take viewers through an array of gardening topics and scenarios in this 6-episode summer series.

 

Virtual Tour: Historic 8th Street

Tuesday, July 28, 6PM

Join library staff each week as they showcase an Iconic building in Downtown Manitowoc. This virtual event will be streamed on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Event: Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning in Real Time

(Chapter 6: The First Turning: American High (1946-1964) | Chapter 7: The Second Turning: Consciousness Revolution (1964-1984))

Thursday, July 30, 7PM

America’s next crisis is upon us. William Strauss and Neil Howe’s 1997 work, The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About American’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny, brilliantly explores the predictable cycles of history, delving into the role that generational theory plays in our ever interconnected world, while predicting with eerie accuracy the problems which would be likely to catalyze the next American Crisis.

From fiscal crisis to terrorism, rising authoritarianism to civil unrest, join MPSD history teachers Matt Kadow and Carl Sieracki on for Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning In Real Time, a guided exploration and discussion of the book over nine weeks.

This new series will be airing as a Premiere Event on MPL’s Facebook page—www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary.

 

Virtual Tour: Historic 8th Street

Tuesday, August 4, 6PM

Join library staff each week as they showcase an Iconic building in Downtown Manitowoc. This virtual event will be streamed on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Event: Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning in Real Time

(Chapter 8: The Third Turning: Culture Wars (1984-2005?))

Thursday, August 6, 7PM

America’s next crisis is upon us. William Strauss and Neil Howe’s 1997 work, The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About American’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny, brilliantly explores the predictable cycles of history, delving into the role that generational theory plays in our ever interconnected world, while predicting with eerie accuracy the problems which would be likely to catalyze the next American Crisis.

From fiscal crisis to terrorism, rising authoritarianism to civil unrest, join MPSD history teachers Matt Kadow and Carl Sieracki on for Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning In Real Time, a guided exploration and discussion of the book over nine weeks.

This new series will be airing as a Premiere Event on MPL’s Facebook page—www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary.

 

Virtual Event: Pet Confidential with Maura Mansfield, DVM – Summer First Aid Basics

Monday, August 10, 12PM

Dr. Mansfield takes a playful approach to explaining complicated and sometimes misunderstood pet problems. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Event: In the Garden with Amber & Deena – Water Management

Tuesday, August 11, 10 AM

Grow it Forward’s Amber Daugs and her co-host, Deena Larsen will take viewers through an array of gardening topics and scenarios in this 6-episode summer series.

 

Virtual Tour: Historic 8th Street

Tuesday, August 11, 6PM

Join library staff each week as they showcase an Iconic building in Downtown Manitowoc. This virtual event will be streamed on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Event: Chef Casey’s Simply Delicious – Fried Rice

Thursday August 13, 6 PM

Creating delicious, visually-appetizing meals needn’t be an expensive or mind-numbing affair. Join Chef Casey Scherer as he guides participants through the creation of “The Best” simple dishes possible, from homemade mac and cheese to bananas foster. Time to get delicious!

While these are FREE Virtual Classes, a limited number of affordable, pre-packaged food kits will be available for purchase courtesy of Grow It Forward. These kits will get you easily outfitted with the supplies for the class to cook along with Casey. Reserve yours today by going to www.grow-it-forward.org at least one week prior to the scheduled class. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Event: Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning in Real Time

(Chapter 9: Fourth Turnings in History)

Thursday, August 13, 7PM

America’s next crisis is upon us. William Strauss and Neil Howe’s 1997 work, The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About American’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny, brilliantly explores the predictable cycles of history, delving into the role that generational theory plays in our ever interconnected world, while predicting with eerie accuracy the problems which would be likely to catalyze the next American Crisis.

From fiscal crisis to terrorism, rising authoritarianism to civil unrest, join MPSD history teachers Matt Kadow and Carl Sieracki on for Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning In Real Time, a guided exploration and discussion of the book over nine weeks.

This new series will be airing as a Premiere Event on MPL’s Facebook page—www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary.

 

Virtual Tour: Historic 8th Street

Tuesday, August 18, 6PM

Join library staff each week as they showcase an Iconic building in Downtown Manitowoc. This virtual event will be streamed on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Event: Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning in Real Time

(Chapter 10: A Fourth Turning Prophecy)

Thursday, August 20, 7PM

America’s next crisis is upon us. William Strauss and Neil Howe’s 1997 work, The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About American’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny, brilliantly explores the predictable cycles of history, delving into the role that generational theory plays in our ever interconnected world, while predicting with eerie accuracy the problems which would be likely to catalyze the next American Crisis.

From fiscal crisis to terrorism, rising authoritarianism to civil unrest, join MPSD history teachers Matt Kadow and Carl Sieracki on for Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning In Real Time, a guided exploration and discussion of the book over nine weeks.

This new series will be airing as a Premiere Event on MPL’s Facebook page—www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary.

 

Virtual Event: In the Garden with Amber & Deena – Fall & End-of-Season Maintenance

Tuesday, August 25, 10 AM

Grow it Forward’s Amber Daugs and her co-host, Deena Larsen will take viewers through an array of gardening topics and scenarios in this 6-episode summer series.

 

Virtual Event: Chef Casey’s Simply Delicious – Crocque Monsieur

Thursday August 27, 6 PM

Creating delicious, visually-appetizing meals needn’t be an expensive or mind-numbing affair. Join Chef Casey Scherer as he guides participants through the creation of “The Best” simple dishes possible, from homemade mac and cheese to bananas foster. Time to get delicious!

While these are FREE Virtual Classes, a limited number of affordable, pre-packaged food kits will be available for purchase courtesy of Grow It Forward. These kits will get you easily outfitted with the supplies for the class to cook along with Casey. Reserve yours today by going to www.grow-it-forward.org at least one week prior to the scheduled class. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Event: Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning in Real Time

(Chapter 11: Preparing for the Fourth Turning | Chapter 12: The Eternal Return)

Thursday, August 27, 7PM

America’s next crisis is upon us. William Strauss and Neil Howe’s 1997 work, The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About American’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny, brilliantly explores the predictable cycles of history, delving into the role that generational theory plays in our ever interconnected world, while predicting with eerie accuracy the problems which would be likely to catalyze the next American Crisis.

From fiscal crisis to terrorism, rising authoritarianism to civil unrest, join MPSD history teachers Matt Kadow and Carl Sieracki on for Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning In Real Time, a guided exploration and discussion of the book over nine weeks.

This new series will be airing as a Premiere Event on MPL’s Facebook page—www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary.

 

Virtual Event: Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning in Real Time

(LIVE! Wrap-Up & Discussion)

Thursday, September 3, 7PM

America’s next crisis is upon us. William Strauss and Neil Howe’s 1997 work, The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About American’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny, brilliantly explores the predictable cycles of history, delving into the role that generational theory plays in our ever interconnected world, while predicting with eerie accuracy the problems which would be likely to catalyze the next American Crisis.

From fiscal crisis to terrorism, rising authoritarianism to civil unrest, join MPSD history teachers Matt Kadow and Carl Sieracki on for Apocalypse NOW! The Fourth Turning In Real Time, a guided exploration and discussion of the book over nine weeks.

This new series will be airing as a Premiere Event on MPL’s Facebook page—www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary.

 

Due to the ongoing health crisis, all Summer events have been changed to a digital platform. Events will be streamed on Manitowoc Public Library’s Facebook page. Events are subject to change.

 

Virtual Summer Reading Program Kick-Off

Sunday, June 14

The Summer Reading Program is going virtual! Starting June 1st, Create an account and register your whole family for the Manitowoc Public Library Summer Reading Program by downloading the Beanstack app on your smart device, or by visiting https://manitowoclibrary.beanstack.org/! Log days you read to earn badges and raffle tickets for our grand prizes! Earn 1 badge for every 4 days you read. Register anytime between June 1st and August 1st. The Summer Reading Program ends August 8th. Grand prize drawings will take place August 17th. Winners will be notified and posted on Facebook.

 

Virtual Battle of the Books
Orientation & Book List: Thursday, June 25, 4PM
Practices: Thursdays, July 9-August 27, 4PM
Battle of the Books is a Manitowoc-Calumet Library System trivia competition in which each library branch assembles teams of teens hungry for good books who test their knowledge for the chance to win the coveted Battle Trophy Plaque to hang in their library. The tournament always ends with a pizza party and a book-signing with an author — all for reading great books! If you are interested in joining the team, contact Teen Associate Carrie Bruce at mplteen@manitowoc.org.

 

Virtual Event: Henna Tattoos with Amy Wilde of Castleart
Tuesday, June 16, 1PM
Learn about the art of Henna and practice under the experct instruction of Castleart’s Amy Wilde! The library will provide “Grab & Go” bags with art supplies for checkout while supplies last. We will make an announcement when Grab & Go bags become available! Checkout bags ahead of time and then tune-in to MPL’s Facebook page to follow along with our livestream workshop.

This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Teen Lock-In: Anime & Manga Mini Con
Friday, June 26, 6:30PM
Join us for a mini virtual con! The internet is the best place for United States fans to find all the manga they like in English, so why wouldn’t we gather there?! Join us for 3 events:

1. Cosplay Photo Contest

2. Cosplay Skit Contest

3. Anime Trivia

Submit cosplay photos and skits by tagging @mpl.teen on Instagram or emailing them to mplteen@manitowoc.org. Join us for a grand display and judging of contest entries, followed by the trivia competition. This will be a virtual program. Spots are limited, and registration is required! Sign up and tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Event: Teen Canvas Painting Class
Monday, June 29, 1PM
Life’s a beach — let Katie from Glaze and Paint show you how to create your own canvas version! Katie will be leading teens in a fun, relaxing, beach-themed canvas painting class. The library will provide “Grab & Go” bags with art supplies for checkout while supplies last. Bags will be available for checkout one week prior to the program. Checkout bags ahead of time and then tune-in to MPL’s Facebook page to follow along with our livestream workshop. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMkvP41KE6OfuTWTfcXXvJg or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Digital D&D Defenders
Tuesday, July 7, 3PM

Gather a gang of friends and enter the fantastical realm of Dungeons and Dragons! When you find yourself in battle will you: fight, flee, sing, spell-cast, or negotiate? Beginners and seasoned players are welcomed! Registration will be open starting one week prior to the event. This will be a virtual program. Spots are limited, registration is required at https://www.facebook.com/pg/manitowoclibrary/events

 

Virtual Teen Calligraphy Class
Monday, July 13, 1PM
Learn the basics of hand lettering, including terminology, techniques and supplies. This 90-minute workshop will guide teens in lettering, beginning with individual letters and working up to full lettering art pieces! The library will provide “Grab & Go” bags with art supplies for checkout while supplies last. Bags will be available for checkout one week prior to the program. Checkout bags ahead of time and then tune-in to MPL’s Facebook page to follow along with our livestream workshop. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMkvP41KE6OfuTWTfcXXvJg or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Digital D&D Defenders
Tuesday, July 21, 3PM

Gather a gang of friends and enter the fantastical realm of Dungeons and Dragons! When you find yourself in battle will you: fight, flee, sing, spell-cast, or negotiate? Beginners and seasoned players are welcomed! Registration will be open starting one week prior to the event. This will be a virtual program. Spots are limited, registration is required at https://www.facebook.com/pg/manitowoclibrary/events

 

Virtual Teen Lock-In: Digital Escape Rooms
Friday, July 24, 6PM and 7:30PM

Digital escape rooms can be just as fun and tricky as the original physical adventure games! See if you can follow clues and solve puzzles to escape the challenge we create for you! Check our social media or visit the children’s services desk to find out the theme! Sign up to take part in one of the two offered times of our digital escape room. This will be a virtual program. Spots are limited, registration is required at https://www.facebook.com/pg/manitowoclibrary/events

 

Virtual Teen Canvas Painting Class
Monday, July 27, 1PM
Slow down and don’t rush with this cute sloth painting! Katie will be leading teens in a fun, relaxing, sloth-themed canvas painting class! The library will provide “Grab & Go” bags with project supplies for teens interested in participating to checkout ahead of time at the children’s services desk while supplies last. Bags will be available for checkout one week prior to the program. Tune-in to do the project along with our Livestream workshop. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMkvP41KE6OfuTWTfcXXvJg or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

 

Due to the ongoing health crisis, all Summer events have been changed to a digital platform. Events will be streamed on Manitowoc Public Library’s Facebook page. Events are subject to change.

 

Virtual Summer Reading Program Kick-Off

Sunday, June 14

The Summer Reading Program is going virtual! Starting June 1st, Create an account and register your whole family for the Manitowoc Public Library Summer Reading Program by downloading the Beanstack app on your smart device, or by visiting https://manitowoclibrary.beanstack.org/! Log days you read to earn badges and raffle tickets for our grand prizes! Earn 1 badge for every 4 days you read. Register anytime between June 1st and August 1st. The Summer Reading Program ends August 8th. Grand prize drawings will take place August 17th. Winners will be notified and posted on Facebook.

 

Virtual Baby Storytime

Thursday, June 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 9:30AM

Thursday, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 9:30AM

This program is recommended for developmental ages 0-2 and siblings are always welcome. All Baby Storytimes are inclusive and welcoming. You are encouraged to attend the Storytime that best meets your family’s developmental needs. Registration is not required.  Baby Storytime will be held virtually on Thursdays at 9:30 starting June 4 on the Manitowoc Public Library Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 9:30AM

Tuesday, July 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 9:30AM

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. Storytime is recommended for developmental ages 2-5. All Storytimes are inclusive and welcoming. You are encouraged to attend the Storytime that best meets your family’s developmental needs. Registration is not required. Storytime will be held virtually on Tuesdays at 9:30 starting June 2 on the Manitowoc Public Library Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual STEM Workshops: Mondays @ 4PM

Monday, June 15, 22, 29 @ 4PM

Monday, July 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 4PM

Monday, August 3 @ 4PM

Love to tinker, build, solve problems, and get creative? Tune into the Manitowoc Public Library’s Facebook page every Monday @ 4:00 for a fun hands-on STEM project. Some projects will only require materials you have at home. For others, the library will provide “Grab & Go” bags you can checkout ahead of time and tune-in to do the project along with our Livestream workshop. Checkout our Facebook page each week for more details! This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Paint the Library @ Home: June 1 – July 1

We may not be able to gather physically, but our patriotic spirit can still bring the community together! Instead of painting the windows, patrons of ALL AGES can pick up poster boards in the Youth Department from June 1st – July 1st while supplies last. Take the poster board home to color or paint in Red, White, and Blue (Please ONLY use Red, White, & Blue to decorate!). Bring your decorated posters back to the library by July 1st to have it hung in a library window. Remember to put your family’s name on the poster if you want to reclaim after July 7th. All posters not claimed within 2 weeks will be disposed. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Let’s fill up the ALL library windows with positive, patriotic messages!

 

Virtual Event: The Amazing Zoomalata

Wednesday, June 17, 2PM

The Amazing Zoomalata will dazzle your family with a book-themed magic show! The show includes comedy, magic, balloons, a puppet named Sherman the Magic bunny who encourages kids to read! This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Art Workshop: Fantastic Russian Fairytales & Folk Toys

Wednesday, June 24, 2PM

A witch’s house on chicken feet that spins, a bird made of fire and a little round roll that rolls away… all of these are characters in Russian fairy tales. This program brings the enchantment and amazement of these stories to audiences of all ages. Then the suitcase will be unpacked to display a treasure trove of wooden Russian bear toys, nesting dolls, counting games and more. The workshop will end with everyone drawing an imaginative picture of Russia’s favorite witch, Baba Yaga. Join local artist Mary Tooley in a fun virtual workshop – all you need at home is paper, coloring supplies, and your imagination! Make sure to post your pictures to the library’s Facebook page! This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual STEM Workshop with Woodland Dunes

Wednesday, July 1, 2PM

Explore science through hands-on, nature-based activities! Discover the wonders of nature through experiments, creative problem-solving, fun challenges, and more! All brought to you by the nature experts at Woodland Dunes! This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Event: Pint-Sized Polka

Wednesday, July 8, 2PM

Uncle Mike’s music will have people of all ages singing, clapping, and dancing along to such favorites as the “Chicken Dance” and “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.” But, Uncle Mike’s program is so much more than music! It’s magic, comedy, and education rolled into one fluid, high-energy musical package guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of young and old alike! This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Tour the Trucks!

Wednesday, July 15 @ 8AM, 12PM, 4PM

Join us for the chance to get up close to some of your favorite BIG trucks! We’ll be touring construction vehicles, the fire department, and MORE! No registration required. This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/ 

 

Virtual Event: Zoozort LIVE!

Thursday, July 23, 2PM

It’s a real ZOO in here! Zoozort will be bringing some outrageous animals to our virtual library program like a Wallaby, Kinkajou, Coati, Hissing Roaches, and more! Come meet some new animal friends and see where they live on a tour of their habitats with Zoozort! This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/

 

Virtual Event: Pie-In-The-Face Race

Monday, August 17, 1PM

If our community reads a total of 40,000-50,000 days across all age ranges this summer, we will hold a virtual pie-eating contest with local Manitowoc celebrities and representatives! Tune-in LIVE to see who will win — and all will get messy! Help us pie Mayor Nickels, Library Director Kristin Stoeger, and more by reading this summer! This will be a virtual program. Tune in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary/