We're making Chocolate Babka Knots today at 11am on Facebook Live for Cook a Book! These showpieces taste as good as they look - and that’s saying a lot! These intricate knots are surprisingly easy to master and never fail to impress when you show up with a plateful. For a list of ingredients, click HERE and be sure to tune in!
As many of you know, our July Reader's choice display this month has featured a tantilizing display of summer cookbooks, guaranteed to give you plenty of uses for your summer fruits and vegetables. The month is wrapping up, but we wanted to continue that theme a little longer with a few more cookbook reccomendations, based on your favorite go-to dish from summer BBQs! These books are available in the library or via Hoopla and Libby (by Overdrive), our two free e-libraries.
P.S. How mouth-watering is that description for the Street Food cookbook?! "With the soaring popularity of street food – ready-to-eat and portable, finger-licking dishes – you can stroll through bustling market stalls anywhere in the world and choose amazing dishes from foodie vendors that tempt you with their wonderful aromas and first-rate flavours. Head to the streets of Mexico for a buttery corn-on-the-cob or a tasty taco, to China for some sticky pork bao buns or walk the alleyways of Italy for arancini bites or a cooling scoop of gelato." ...sign us up!
Tune in to Facebook live today at 11am for Storytime! We can't wait to "see" you there!
Our Paper Making series continues with Coffee Paper Making - a fragrant way to make gift tags for presents! Head to the NMPL Facebook page at 3pm today to learn how to make your own!
It's time for a new month of Binge Box releases, and this month we're celebrating the new movies that we know you've all been excited to see!
Our New Release Binge Box is perfect for those who love the edge-of-your-seat gritty action/suspense flicks. The whole family will love the Adventure! Binge Box featuring the new Dr. Dolittle and Onward films, while adults will enjoy the Pick Your Favorite Adaptation Binge Box. Does the new Emma movie beat the Gwyneth Paltrow classic? Is the newest Little Women film deserving of the hype? Check out the box to find out! Lovers of sweet romance will want to pick up the Hallmark Binge Box, and for the little kids who are just SURE they're royalty, grab the Royal Kids Movie box!
Call the front desk to place a hold on the Binge Box of your choice, or request a box for pick up on our Curbside Service page!
Are your Paintbrushes a mess? Don’t have time to head to the store for more? No worries! We’ll show you how to make some incredible brushes from nature today at Nature Club at 11am on Facebook Live. Just make sure you have some string (for making) and paper and paints (for testing)!
Dye It! is back today with another exciting Facebook Live event! It’s a ton of fun to tie dye t-shirts but there may be reasons you can’t or don’t want to use commercial dyes. Fortunately, your fridge or local gardener has everything you need to color fabric naturally! We’ll show you how! For best results, pre-treat your fabric with alum. Save up your avocado pits! Transform waste into beauty. Color palette: Pale pink to maroon.
Jamaicans reign supreme when it comes to juicing. Rastafarian culture and the island’s abundant variety of fruits have resulted in an incredible array of drinks like Sorrel, Soursop, June Plum, and Irish Moss (to name a few). Join Sarah on Facebook Live today at 11am as she shares a recipe for Jamaican Cucumber Ginger Juice and stories from her time living in Gordon Town.
What should I expect when I visit the library?
We are so thrilled to welcome all our patrons to the library. You will notice that our spaces look a bit different as we have taken measures to comply with CDC guidelines related to physical distancing. We have put much thought and planning into how we can offer important library resources and services while still protecting the health of library visitors and staff.
Though our building is open to the public, we will still continue to provide important services such as our free e-libraries and curbside pick up.
At this time, there will be no in person programming in the library building. It is difficult, as our staff love to plan and host programs. However, we also realize that it would be difficult to enforce physical distancing at most of our programs. In the meantime, many programs are now being conducted online. Click HERE for more information on online programming.
Thank you for following library guidelines and for your patience and cooperation. This is truly an unprecedented situation for our nation and the library.
What measure is NMPL taking to keep library users safe?
The safety and health of library visitors and staff is our top priority. You will see the following changes when you visit the library.
There is not a limit. Governor Holcomb's Back On Track 4.5 Indiana plan recommends operating at 50% and 75% capacity, and as such, the library will operate with modified hours, so that we will not reach full capacity.
MODIFIED HOURS OF OPERATION:
11am-12pm - Seniors & Immunocompromised Hour; 12pm-6pm - General Public
(Computers Open at 11am and Close at 5:30pm)
11am-12pm - Seniors & Immunocompromised Hour; 12pm-3pm - General Public
(Computers Open at 11am and Close at 2:30pm)
CLOSED on Sundays
Are kids allowed in the library?
Children are always welcome to visit NMPL! At this stage, younger children will also need to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver when visiting the library.
Do I need to wear a mask in the library?
Yes. In accordance with Indiana's Mask Mandate, properly worn facial coverings are required inside the library beginning Monday, July 27th. Those who do not have a mask can receive a free mask at the front desk. NMPL encourages all patrons to continue to follow social distancing guidelines and safe hand washing/disinfecting practices.
If you are uncomfortable wearing a mask for any reason, we will be happy to help you through curbside services, digital resources, by phone at (260) 982-4773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I don't feel comfortable coming into the library?
Curbside Services are still available! Requests can be made 24/7 via our website and requests can be made via phone Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Pick up times are Mondays and Wednesdays from 12pm-6pm, and Friday from 12pm to 4pm. Requested items will be available for pick up on the next pick up day. Example: If an order is placed on Tuesday, it will be ready on Wednesday. If an order is placed on Wednesday, it will be available on Friday.
We also have two free e-libraries and online programs available.
How is NMPL keeping its staff safe?
The health and safety of our staff has been, and continues to be, one of our top priorities. We have taken the following steps as an organization.
Can I book the Blocher Room for an event later this year?We will not be booking the Blocher Room until at least after Labor Day.
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we want to avoid a situation where we have to continually cancel pre-made bookings.
Can I book the Conference Room or Study Room or Makerspace?
In order to ensure social distancing, and allow staff to focus on disinfecting procedures in other public spaces, we will not be booking any meeting rooms until at least after Labor Day.
Will *group name* continue meeting at the library?
The meeting rooms will not re-open for public use until at least after Labor Day. After that, it will be up to the individual groups to contact us directly to reschedule their meetings. Outside of library programs (on our website!) all groups who meet at the library do so as patrons, independent of the library. You would need to contact these groups directly to see if they will be resuming their meetings.
How do I return materials to the library?Please place returned items in a drop box. These are located both inside and outside the library buildings. Binge Boxes, hotspots and other electronic items must be returned at the front desk.
How is NMPL caring for returned materials?
NMPL's practice since the onset of COVID-19 has been to wipe down all returns with Concept 256, a hospital grade cleaner/disinfectant, then to quarantine returned materials for 48 hours before re-shelving. Staff members wear masks and gloves when handling all returned items.
Are you accepting donated materials at this time?
We appreciate that many people spent their time at home conducting spring cleaning and have materials they wish to donate to the library and the Friends of the Library. However, we are not accepting donations of books, music, movies, or other items at this time.
I have overdue DVDs/books/ILLs! Will I have any fines?
As of August 1st, we will resume charging fines for any overdue DVDs/hotspots, or any lost/damaged items and materials. If you have any questions, please call the library.
Can I access the Indiana Room?
Yes! The Indiana Room is available for in house use only, as we are not checking out any Indiana Room materials at this time.
Can I use the 3D printer or the microfilm machine?Yes! All NMPL equipment in the adult department is available for patron use. We are carefully sanitizing in between users.
How long will you continue curbside?
Permanently! Curbside will now become a permanent service that NMPL offers to patrons.
Mix water, yeast, salt, eggs, honey, and melted butter in a 6 quart lidded food container.
Mix in the flour without kneading, using a heavy-duty stand mixer (with paddle attachment) or a wooden spoon. Use wet hands to incorporate the last bit of flour if needed.
Cover tightly with lid and refrigerate until Cook a Book starts!
Gather the following ingredients for the filling:
*For Whole-Grain Dough follow the same technique but use these ingredients:
Grab your carrots, grab your honey, grab your food processor. It's time to whip up an incredible summer side dish at today's Cook a Book program on Facebook today at 11am!
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.