Kids Yoga is back next Monday and Friday at 10am, and don't miss learning how to make magical paper plate lanterns Monday evening at 6pm at Evening Tales! We're SO excited to welcome the Manchester University Tennis team to our LAST Community Storytime of the year on Tuesday at 4:30pm. We hope you can make it! Creative Kids will craft festive Wrapped Pinecone Ornaments on Wednesday at 3:45pm, and Open Lego Hour will participate in a special Lego Gift Challenge on Thursday at 3:45pm. Dig out your ugly holiday sweaters and gather the whole family for our Ugly Sweater Bingo event on Friday from 6pm to 7pm! There will be trophies for the three ugliest sweaters, as well as prizes, hot dogs, chips and drinks.
We hope you'll join us next week at the library!
Grab a bag of your favorite potato chips and crunch your way through Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament, a fictionalized account of the invention of the potato chip!
Anxious Charlie to the Rescue is a reassuring read for anyone who lives with anxiety or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
The Pinata that the Farm Maiden Hung is a bright riff on The House that Jack Built and as an added bonus will help young readers learn Spanish words!
REMINDER: THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSING TODAY AT 5PM!
Looking for a good activity to occupy the kids before Thanksgiving Day? Come to the library! First up on today's calendar is our Turkey Trouble event today at 10am to 12pm. We'll have Thanksgiving crafts in the Makerspace and Thanksgiving games in the Children's Department - guaranteed to burn off excess energy!
The day before Thanksgiving is the perfect time to fit in one more exercise session. Welcome to Yoga is an introduction to yoga program that encourages gentle movements, mindful breathing, and deep relaxation. This program is FREE for all patrons 13 and up!
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace and we'll learn how to make clever Packing Peanut Creations today at 3:45pm at our Creative Kids program!
It's here! Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball has hit the shelves. An unexpected inheritance sends Greg and his family into a hilarious tailspin when they decide to flip their house.
Geronimo Stilton retells Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. Curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas after a late night run in with three ghosts!
Devorah and Benjamin receive a magic Dreidel in Time and travel to the time of the Maccabees, witness (and participate) in their struggle for freedom, and come to more fully appreciate Hanukkah.
Storytime is today at 11am! We'll be making fall trees, singing silly songs, and reading a Thanksgiving story!
Join us at 4pm today for Festival of Trees ornament decorating in the Storytime room! Your fabulous creations will decorating the NMPL tree!
Flexible Pipe Cleaner Animals get even cooler when wrapped with colorful thread tonight at 6pm at our Evening Tales program!
The charming Fry Bread (recipe included) celebrates the traditions and history of a Seminole family.
What's a boy to do when his wish for a pet is denied? A Puppy Truck turns out to be the perfect companion for all kinds of adventures!
The colorful All Aboard for the Bobo Road teaches kids to count as they explore the waterfalls, lakes, and jungles of Burkina Faso.
Sulwe is a semi-autobiographical picture book by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o. Gorgeous illustrations and heartfelt text tell of a five-year-old's journey to discover "beauty in every shade."
Rabbit has long been content to sit on his front porch while life passes him by. But when his more adventurous friend Dog dies and leaves his most cherished possession behind, Rabbit has the chance explore a whole new world (Rabbit and the Motorbike).
It's not easy to find buddies when you're a frightful skeleton. Could a missing tooth hold the key to friendship? (Oscar Seeks a Friend)
Happy Thanksgiving! We are so grateful to our amazing patrons who make our library so incredible! Thank you!
Even with the holiday, we still have some top notch programming happening here at NMPL that you are NOT going to want to miss! First up, Evening Tales will be making Pipe Cleaner Animals on Monday at 6pm and we have TWO Storytimes planned for Tuesday! Please note that the library will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday, but prior to that, we have Turkey Trouble from 10am to 12pm, Welcome to Yoga at 2pm, Teen Makers at 3:45pm and Creative Kids at 3:45pm! The library will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving Day, but we'll open again on Friday at 9am. Stop in to check out a binge box for the weekend!
We hope you join us next week at the library!
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.