Check out our programming calendar at the bottom of the page to see when specific events are taking place!
Sponsored by Manchester Symphony Orchestra
WHO? Grades 2-6 4:30pm-5:30pm; 5:30pm-6:30pm
Grades 7-Adult 6:30-7:30pm
WHEN? Series of six Thursday lessons: September 27th, October 4th, October 11th, October 18th, November 1st, November 8th
INSTRUCTOR: Brian Kruschwitz, Honeywell Foundation Artist in Residence
REGISTRATION: NMPL front desk, ask for "Ukulele Lessons Sign Up Sheet". Lessons are FREE by space is limited! Sign up NOW! Ukuleles will be provided if needed.
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ONE STATE/ONE STORY - FRANKENSTEIN
Books become available on October 1st
The classic novel, Frankenstein, turns 200 in 2018, and to celebrate, North Manchester Public Library will be participating in a statewide read! The one state/one story program is offered in partnership with the Indiana State Library. Patrons interested in participating can pick up a copy of Frankenstein at the front desk, either to check out or to purchase!
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 10th @ 10am-12pm
The 2nd Annual NMPL Holiday Open House will include a visit from Santa, face painting, refreshments, crafts, and Kathy Hawkins reciting "The Night Before Christmas"! We'll also have a special Santa's Workshop in the Makerspace, where children can come shop for gifts for family members with NMPL bucks! Each child will receive three NMPL bucks upon entry and can purchase more NMPL bucks if they desire. We'll have gifts for family members of all ages, including gifts for pets!
COOKIES & CANVAS
A canvas painting program for teen and adults ages 13+. Each month, participates will be led in a step by step painting tutorial. Participants can come express their creativity in this relaxing environment accompanied by beverages, popcorn, and of course, cookies! Registration is required. An $8 non-refundable materials fee is due upon registration.
Wednesday, October 24th @ 6pm - Give Thanks
OPEN TECH HOUR
Patrons are invited to come in to the library during the schedule Open Tech Hours to receive assistance with their computers, smart phones, tablets, social medias and other computer related issues. Registration is not necessary and walk-ins are welcome. For more information and scheduled tech hours, please visit our Open Tech Hour page.
Lead by Professor Beate Gilliar (Manchester University,) the writing workshop is broken up into five two-hour sessions over the course of a season. Each session has a specific theme to help participants create and share with the workshop attendees. Registration is not necessary and all are welcome.
3RD SESSION: Saturday, November 10th @ 10am "Nine & Ten"
4TH SESSION: Saturday, December 8th @ 10am "Zero"
SHEPHERD'S CENTER BOOK DISCUSSION
This book discussion focuses on a variety of books and themes and is led by Jonathan Watson, PHD of Manchester University.
All book discussion books are made available at the library 3 to 4 weeks before the scheduled meeting, and are free for all patrons to check out.
3RD SESSION: Tuesday, November 20th @ 3:30pm
"The Association of Small Bombs" by Karam Mahajan
4TH SESSION: Tuesday, December 18th @ 3:30pm
"Winter's Bone" by Daniel Woodrell
ADULT SUMMER READING
The adult summer reading program is for patrons ages 18 and up. During this 6 week program, patrons will read books (including audio and eBooks) in order to earn entries in a prize drawing! Read at your own pace, and read whatever books you want!
3 grand prize winners will be drawn at the end of the program!