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PROTECTING YOUR IDENTITY PRESENTED BY LAKE CITY BANK
Thursday, August 29th @ 6pm
In the Protecting Your Identity and Other Assets workshop we will talk about ways to recognize, respond to, and reduce the risk of identity theft, along with strategies for protecting other assets. Learn about different scams that are hitting close to home and how to keep your information safe.
ESCAPE THE MUSEUM - An Escape Room Program Designed by North Manchester Public Library and Hosted by the North Manchester Center for History.
Saturday, September 14th 10am-4pm
Registration for Escape the Museum will begin August 26th. To register for one of the seven time slots, please call or stop by the library to register all attending. There will be a maximum of ten people per time slot. All ages are welcome to participate, but children and teens under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This program will take place inside the Center for History Museum in downtown North Manchester.
Each group will have 40 minutes to escape the museum! Solve a series of puzzles using clues linked to exhibits throughout the museum. When the puzzles are solved, correct combinations will open locks to get you closer and closer to your escape!
HOOSIER STORYTELLERS: DREMA DRUDGE PRESENTS "THE PAINTED PAINTS - VICTORINE MEURENT, EDOUARD MANET'S FAVORITE MODEL"
Wednesday, September 25th @ 6:30pm
Hoosier Storytellers is an NMPL series featuring local residents with fascinating stories to tell! In this special program, Drema Drudge will talk on her forthcoming novel, Victorine, which outlines Victorine's biography as well as some of the seminal paintings of her (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass) and by her. The evening will conclude with a short reading from Drema's novel.
This program is for adults 18 and older.
DRAWING & STORYTELLING WITH CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATOR ROBYN & GIJSBERT VAN FRANKENHUYZEN
Saturday, September 28th @ 1pm
Gijsbert and Robbyn van Frankenhuyzen have lived on their 40-acre farm in Bath, MI, since the Fall of 1980. During their twenty-five years of wildlife rehabilitation, this unique eco-system became a safe haven for many of the orphaned and injured wild animals that they nurtured back to health. As children’s books authors and illustrator, Gijsbert and Robbyn share their love for nature in their art and their words. They visit schools, libraries, zoos and nature centers sharing with children and adults the value of journaling, the joy of drawing, and the importance of protecting our natural world.
This hour of pure fun and learning will blend natural science, journaling, storytelling, and drawing. Patrons of all ages will enjoy learning and exploring at this event!
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.
Stay tuned for information on our next Cookies & Canvas program!
Lead by Professor Beate Gilliar (Manchester University,) the writing workshop is broken up into four 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.
FALL SCHEDULED MEETINGS
Saturday, September 14th from 10am-12pm
Saturday, October 5th from 10am-12pm
Saturday, November 9th from 10am-12pm
Saturday, December 14th from 10am-12pm
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.
FALL SCHEDULED MEETINGS & BOOK PICKS:
Tuesday, September 17th @ 3:30pm - NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles
Tuesday, October 15th @ 3:30pm
Tuesday, November 19th @ 3:30pm
Tuesday, December 17th @ 3:30pm
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!