Come get crafty with us today at 3:45pm at our Creative Kids program! We'll be making geometric pop-paintings!
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm! Join us in the Makerspace after school for snacks, video games and Open Makerspace stations!
Lastly, Cookies & Canvas is TONIGHT at 6pm for those who have registered! If you missed this class, registration is now open for the April sessions!
Celebrate the first day of Spring with us today at Storytime! We'll be singing silly songs, reading a book about birds and painting with watercolors!
The Shepherd's Center Book Discussion on "Hillbilly Elegy" is today at 3:30pm!
"From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream.
Vance’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love.” They got married and moved north from Kentucky to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. Their grandchild (the author) graduated from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving upward mobility for their family. But Vance cautions that is only the short version. The slightly longer version is that his grandparents, aunt, uncle, and mother struggled to varying degrees with the demands of their new middle class life and they, and Vance himself, still carry around the demons of their chaotic family history.
Delving into his own personal story and drawing on a wide array of sociological studies, Vance takes us deep into working class life in the Appalachian region. This demographic of our country has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, and Vance provides a searching and clear-eyed attempt to understand when and how “hillbillies” lost faith in any hope of upward mobility, and in opportunities to come.
At times funny, disturbing, and deeply moving, this is a family history that is also a troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large portion of this country."
Evening Tales is tonight at 6pm! We'll make making our own silhouette matching games!
Our highly anticipated St. Paddy's Golden Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for TODAY at 4pm-6pm!
1,000 Easter eggs have been hidden throughout the library and we need your help to find them! Come at any time during the 2 hours and search for eggs filled with candy and toys. 24 golden eggs will earn special prizes for several lucky patrons. (*One golden egg per patron*)
The hunt is open to all ages with different levels of difficulty. Bouncing Bunny Lane in the children's section is perfect for the young ones. Up for more of a challenge? Try Trickster Alley in the adult department! Baskets will be provided by NMPL and can be taken home. THE HUNT IS ON!
We have a lot of special events happening the first two weeks of April that you are not going to want to miss out on! Check out our programming pages for more info on any of these events!
Our popular Storytime program is back Tuesday and Thursday at 11am; The Shepherd's Center Book Discussion on "Hillbilly Elegy" is Tuesday at 3:30pm and Evening Tales will be making a silhouette matching game at 6pm! Creative Kids are learning how to make Pop Up Paintings on Wednesday at 3:45pm and for those who have registered, Cookies & Canvas is Wednesday at 6pm. Lego Club is back Thursday at 4pm and join us Saturday at 11am for a special Saturday Storytime!
You don't want to miss next week at the library!
Mark your calendars! We'll be doing a special movie matinee of "Thor: Ragnarok" on Saturday, April 14th!
"Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization."
LENGTH: 2 hours and 10 minutes
Join us tonight for our special showing of the NEW movie "Coco"! Hot buttered popcorn and drinks will be provided. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
"Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history."
LENGTH: 1 hour 49 minutes
Creative Kids is today at 3:45pm! Join us as we make popsicle stick bracelets!
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace. Come to the basement after school for snacks, open Makerspace stations and video games!
Need help with basic tech issues? Come to Open Tech Hour tonight at 6pm and receive help in a relaxing and friendly environment! For more information, please click HERE.
If you are able to brave the unexpected snow outside, we've got some great programs today! Storytime is today at 11am - join us for silly songs, a fun story and crafts!
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, so we're making fun leprechaun paintings today - with forks! Join us for Evening Tales at 6pm!
Gather up your notebooks, pencils, and ideas and join us today at 10am for our Spring Writing Retreat! Professor Beate Gilliar leads us on a special session on Word Crafting.
For those who have registered Doodles is today at 11am and Kid's & Canvas is today at 1pm!
The mission of the North Manchester Public Library is to provide materials, programs, and services necessary to meet the recreational and educational needs of the community in a comfortable and easily-accessible facility, which is a community center of activity and information.