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Story Time @ the Library

Preschool Story Time for ages 2-5 on Thursdays at 10:30 am ~ no registration required.

Story Time is scheduled for most Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. in October, November, January, February, April, May, July and August and is held in the meeting room at the library.

Contact the library @ 920-596-2252 for details.

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Babygarten @ the Library

Babygarten @ the LibraryBabygarten™ is much more than a playgroup!

Infants and children under 2-years of age and their caregivers will share nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, bounces and books. The session always concludes with a free play period. Call the library for details at 920-596-2252. Read more »

Lego Lab

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Join us for Creativity and imagination in action! Work individually or in teams to create this month's challenge. We will have a new theme every month that will be revealed at the program. Please do not bring your own legos. This program is for ages 7-12. Call the library for details at (920)596-2252.

2016 Summer Library Program

June 6 - July 29, 2016

On Your Mark, Get Set... Read!
No need to preregister - stop in and sign up any time between June 6, 2016 and July 29, 2016

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June Book Club Discussion

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Calling all Fannie Flagg fans! The June pick for the Library's book discussion is Flagg's The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. The discussion will be held on Wednesday June 4th at 4pm in the Library's meeting room. Read more »

On the Waterfront

Anime Anime!

This is a poster Lyn designed for our Anime Club for teenagers that was started this school year. For those of you in the dark Anime (think Anna Mae) is the word to describe a style of Japanese produced animation for films and television. It is hugely popular here in the United States, especially with teens. Many of the films are based on books, most of which are written in comics form and called Manga. (think Mang-ga) So why am I explaining all this? Because serving teens in public libraries is a complex moving target and sometimes you have to latch on to something and go with the ride.

Lyn, Carol and I have had a full immersion in this Japanese phenomenon that arrived here in Manawa some years ago. Based on demand we have been slowly building a collection of Manga and teenagers have been reading it at a steady clip. The Anime was overwhelming to us however and we had no idea where to start until one day a teenager walked in and said to Lyn "we should have an Anime Club here at the Library, will you help me get one started?" Lyn being the dedicated person that she is said "of course". The Anime Club has seen a steady stream of teenagers come once or twice a month to watch some of their favorite cartoons and movies and enjoy each others company. There is also food of course - most of it provided by the members themselves or staff. (When we spring for pizza).

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