The Best of Warner Bros: 50 Looney Tunes Cartoons Collection and Saturday Morning Cartoons (the 1960s and 1970s), are a great way to bring back that bowl of cold cereal-plunked down on the couch-early Saturday morning feel from your childhood. Start some new traditions by watching them with your kids (or grandkids).
Little ones will rock out to Little Baby Bums: Nursery Rhymes, which features the hit song "Baby Shark" as well as classics like "If You're Happy and You Know It."
Get your TV series fix in with Star Wars: Rebels, the Complete Season 3, The Wild Thornberrys: The Complete Series, and Rugrats: All Grown Up, Seasons 1 - 5.
Happy Leap Year day! It's a once in every four years opportunity, so stop by the Children's Department at 10 am and join in all our Leap Year Games!
For those who have registered, we're making Gumball Machines (with REAL gumballs!) at our Kid's Craft event today at 3pm. See you there!
We have another fun week planned here at the library! Kids Yoga is Monday and Friday at 10am and we're celebrating Holi and making colorful funfetti rice krispie treats on Monday at 6pm at Evening Tales! Sensory Playtime for Babies is Tuesday at 10:30am, and for those who have registered, our FIRST Homeschool Art Class is Tuesday at 2pm. We'll be studying Andy Warhol and making colorful pop art! Please note there is NO Teen Makers on Wednesday, but Creative Kids will learn to make Straw Bracelets at 3:45pm in the Children's Dept. Open Lego Hour is Thursday at 3:45pm and the second session of our Spring Writing Retreat is Saturday at 10am - all patrons are welcome!
We hope you'll join us next week at the library!
Kids Yoga is today at 10am in the Blocher Room! We only have a few sessions left, so don't miss it!
Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will again be providing FREE tax preparation assistance to those who made less than $55,000 in 2019 and are within the scope of the program.
The North Manchester Public Library will be hosting a Pathfinder representative today from 12pm to 4pm who will book tax appointments and provide information on volunteer opportunities with Pathfinders. Patrons are invited to stop by the Blocher Room at any time during the four hour period.
BeTween is today at 3 pm (early opening due to snow day!) in the Makerspace and Open Lego Hour is today at 3:45pm in the children's department!
If you've got antsy kids due to the snow day, come to our movie night tonight at 5:30pm and go into the unknown at our special showing of Frozen II! Popcorn and comfy seating will be provided. Bring the whole family!
"Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift -- the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom -- an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery."
Length: 1 hour 43 minutes
"There There" by Tommy Orange is now available for check out to all patrons participating in the March Book Discussion! Regular and large print copies are available at the front desk.
"Tommy Orange's wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle's death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American--grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable."
NOTICE: Due to the weather, there will be NO Knitting & Crotchet Group today!
Teen Makers is at 3:45pm in the Makerspace - see you there!
If you're looking for a good afternoon activity, bring the kids to Creative Kids at 3:45pm! We're learning how to make colorful donuts that look good enough to eat - but they're actually made out of socks!
Based on a true story, Catherine's War is a heartfelt account of one young photographer's survival in the midst of the tragedy and trauma of Nazi-occupied France.
Finally, an explanation for the odd behavior of pigeons! They're actually feathered crime fighters chasing the bad guys and saving our cities. Check out Real Pigeons Fight Crime for the low down on Rock, Tumbler, Homey, and the rest of the flock.
Ants Don't Wear Pants is a humorous and painless way to teach kids all about the anatomy, life cycles, and habitats of different ants.
Armed with a smart phone (or maybe even a camera!), young photographers will embark on a series of Photo Adventures for Kids that will teach them the ins and outs of framing, composition, color and more!
Some obscure, some famous, but all fascinating; 20 individuals are brought to life for young readers in Missing! Mysterious Cases of People Gone Missing and Caught! Nabbing History's Most Wanted.
Overview: A New Way of Seeing Earth is a brilliantly assembled collection of satellite images of our planet. Before and after the California wildfires, the Netherlands' tulip fields, an enormous parking lot in Montgomery, Alabama - these photographs forcefully bring home the vastness of the world around us and the interactions between humans and their environment.
It's almost a new month and with that comes a brand new Binge Box release! If you weren't able to make it to the theaters in 2019, we've got you covered with our 2019 Films You Might Have Missed Box - including Best Picture Winner Parasite! Looking for a good family activity? Check out our Chilly Family Films to Cuddle Up To for your next movie night! Food lovers will love our Foodie Box, and those continuing to work their way through the Marvel Timeline will want to snag our Marvel Timelines Part 3 box. Lastly, see if you can figure out "who dunnit" by checking our Mystery Binge Box! Happy watching!
Sensory Playtime for Babies is today at 10:30am in the Children's Department!
Storytime is today at 11am! We’re reading Fruits in Suits and coloring our own strawberry pal! 🍓
The Shepherd's Center Book Discussion on The Grass Harp by Truman Capote is today at 3:30pm in the Blocher Room. All patrons are invited to attend!
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 an easily-accessible facility, which is a community center of activity and information.