Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway won a bet with fellow writers by claiming he could write a novel in only six words. In honor of National Library Lovers Month, we’re challenging you to do the same. Write a love story to the library in six words and drop it off at the front desk anytime in February. We’ll share the stories (anonymously, if you’d like) on social media and around the library.
Saturday, February 24 11:00 AM
Learn how to hand knit a super chunky scarf or blanket! No needles required! Bring one or two skeins of #6 yarn and together we’ll make soft and warm scarves, or help you get started on a cozy blanket. For ages 13 and older, under 16 need to have an adult with them. Space is limited. Call (920)793-7114 to register.
Tuesday, February 27 6:00 PM
Participants will discuss The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton, share artwork, and engage with fellow artist-readers! About the club: read a book and create art inspired by that book. Then meet to share your impressions of the written work, show your art and describe your creative process. Intimidated by ‘art’? Remember, if you have a hobby, you’re already producing art!
Need tech help? We offer a little or a lot! Whether you simply need to know how to attach a document to an email, or you’re starting from scratch with the new tablet you got for the holidays, turn to our tech-savvy staff for help. Call (920)793-7114 for an appointment.
Challenge ends March 31!
Read for fun and prizes! Pick up a challenge sheet at the Help Desk. Complete five book categories in a row—up, down or diagonal—then turn in your sheet for a prize (a “vintage” library mug —while supplies last—with either a $1-off-library-fines card or a free book from our used book sale) and entry into drawings for $25 Kwik Trip gift cards and more. Book categories include “set somewhere cold,” “chosen because of the cover,” and many more fun suggestions. There are also several “free choice” squares. Pick from three different sheets, or complete all three to triple your chances of winning. For readers 16 and older.
Thursdays, 10:15-11:45 AM
March 1, 15 & 29
The search for our roots is fascinating; it helps us understand who we are and how we came to live in this part of the world. Budding genealogists meet every other Thursday to share research tips and to motivate each other in the quest to uncover stories about their ancestors. New members are welcome to join at any time. For more information call (920)793-8888.
Wednesday, March 7 6:00 PM
A fun introduction to the world of numerology. Learn how your birth name may influence your future, personality and life. After a quick introduction to the theory, we’ll do a practice exercise to determine what your numbers mean for you! Call (920)793-7114 to register.
Saturday, March 10 2:30 PM
Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code,” to show that anybody can learn the basics of computer programming, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. Coding helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. No need to have attended previous sessions to join in. Hour of Code is for everyone age eight and older—including adults. No registration required.
Monday, March 12 1:00-8:00 PM
Join instructor Carolee Crabb to create handmade cards. Participants may drop in any time during the session. Cost is $7 for materials. Please bring double-stick tape and scissors.
Tuesday, March 13 6:30 PM
Enjoy an evening of laughter and inspiration as we celebrate
world storytelling day and the art of oral storytelling. If you’d like, share a personal or favorite story, read from books that will be available, or challenge yourself by creating an impromptu story based on words or props given to you. Stories should last no longer than four minutes please! For all ages! No registration required. Prepare to laugh, be moved, and feel inspired!
Additional events will be held at the Rahr-West Art Museum on Saturday, March 24 1:00 PM and the Manitowoc Public Library on Wednesday, March 28 6:30 PM.
Thursday, March 15 1:00 PM
Remember how much you liked to color as a child? Bring back the bliss! We’ll provide the coloring sheets and colored pencils; you create the masterpiece. A fun way to meet people and to relax. Feel free to bring a snack, and we’ll furnish the coffee and soda.
Monday, March 26 6:00 PM
Learn the basics—like how to fasten clasps and make a square knot. See the various stitch techniques required to make patterns like daisies, diamonds, squares or ladders. Make a bracelet! We’ll furnish the supplies. For ages 13 and older. Space is limited. Please call (920)793-7114 to register.