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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 »

SML Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The next meeting of the SML Book Club will be in October. Date and location TBA! We have been taking book club "on the road" so we're working on a new location for October.  We will be discussing The Housemaid's Daughter by Barbar Mutch. This first novel tells a story of love and duty colliding in early 19th centure Apartheid era South Africa. If you you want to place a hold on the book click here. If you want staff to place a reserve for you call us at 920-596-2252. Read more »

Hiking in our National Parks

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 6:30am - 8:00pm

Mark your calendars for Wednesday September 28th at 6:30pm when local traveler and National Park volunteer Kelly Ramstack will do a presentation on hiking our national parks. This program is a celebration of the Centennial of our National Parks. Kelly's breathtaking photos will wow you and her stories of hikes long and short, eventful and more eventful will entertain you Read more »

On the Waterfront

National Night Out in Manawa

This is a photo from the 3rd Annual National Night Out in Manawa that took place on August 2nd at Lindsay Park. Fire Chief Rob Rosenau, from the Manawa Rural Fire & Rescue Department organized the landing of the flight for life helicopter from ThedaStar. The helicopter landing and meet and greet was the hightlight of this year's event. The evening also included music, games, tours of fire, rescue and police vehicles, a demonstration by the Waupaca County K-9 unit and a picnic supper complete with root beer floats. LIndsay Park was the perfect setting for the event as all the shade trees provided some respite from the hot summer night. The landing of the helicopter was dependent on the weather of course so event planners were a little nervous when a heavy rain storm moved through town at 3pm. The storm cleared out and the sun came back and the evening went off without a hitch. It literally does take a village to plan to an event like this and this year's event had help from the City of Manawa, the Manawa Police Department, the Manawa Rural Fire Department & Rescue, the Waupaca County Sheriff's Department, the Manawa Lions Club, Manawa CARES and the Sturm Memorial Library.  National Night  in Manawa is part of a nation-wide event that takes place on the first Tuesday in August each year. This year over 10,000 communities planned events in coordination with local law enforcement, community organizations and cities and towns. Read more »