SPECIAL FAMILY PROGRAMMING
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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!
MASTERS OF DISGUISE
Scheduled Tuesdays @ 6pm
Masters of Disguise is a new program for kids who like to create their own costumes! Each week we'll make a fun piece that can be incorporated into your own Halloween ensemble!
All ages are welcome (younger kids should bring an adult or older sibling to help them out) and no sign up is necessary.
Tuesday, September 24th - Animal Ears
We'll have all kinds of felt and fake fur to choose from. Go realistic with grey Big Bad Wolf ears or fanciful with hot pink Antelope Ears!
Tuesday, October 1st - Angel Wings
You won't believe how ordinary paper plates will transform into ethereal Angel Wings!
Tuesday, October 8th - Skeleton Hands
What could spookier than skeleton hands poking out of the sleeves of your costume? Learn how to make these bony masterpieces.
Tuesday, October 15th - Fake Bruises
Fake bruises take center stage! Need a black eye? A bruised knee? We have everything you need to practice your technique so you'll be all ready to put the final touches to your costume for Trick-Or-Treating!
Tuesday, October 22nd - Fake Beards
For a costume that turns heads, it's hard to top a massive beard. Plan to be a Viking? Leonardo da Vinci? A hipster? Come make a fabulous beard!
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!
HALLOWEENTOWN MOVIE NIGHT
Tuesday, October 29th @ 5:30pm
Bring the whole family to a spooky silly showing of Halloweentown! Hot popcorn and cupcakes will be provided, along with comfortable seating for the kids!
"In a place called Halloweentown, good and evil look very different than one might expect. Thanks to a visit from Grandmother Aggie, Marnie and her family's tradition of ignoring the Halloween holiday are about to change in the extreme. It seems that Marnie's mother Gwen has been hiding a big secret from her three children--all of them possess supernatural powers. Now that it's Marnie's thirteenth birthday, she must begin her training as a witch or lose her powers forever. "
MOVIE RATING: PG
MOVIE LENGTH: 1 hour 24 minutes
ALL AGES PROGRAMMING
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Everyone is invited to join us for our monthly Movie Nights! Each movie night features a different theme, such as New Release Movie Nights, Pixar Movies, Musicals, or Holiday Films. Snacks and drinks are provided for all movie goers! Patrons are also encouraged to vote throughout the month a the front desk to help us decide which movie we'll be showing next!
(See our monthly calendar for scheduled movie nights.)