Beginning Wednesday, December 1st, properly worn face masks are required inside the library.
Due to the county Covid metrics moving to "red status", the North Manchester Public Library will resume requiring the use of properly worn face masks while in the library, or while attending any in-building event. This requirement will last until the county metric returns to orange.
The library staff will increase sanitation measures for materials and the facility. The use of masks, hand sanitizers, and social distancing practices are still recommended. If you do not have a mask, a free one one will be provided for you at the front desk.
If you are uncomfortable coming into the library for any reason, we encourage you to use our curbside service or Libby, our free e-library.
HAPPY GIVING TUESDAY!
We're wishing for a holiday season full of love, joy, and happiness for each and every one of you! But we also are wishing just a LITTLE bit for a few supplies! These supplies will not only help us continue to host amazing programs and make incredible take-home kits for you all to enjoy, but they will also be used for special library fundraisers and in-house needs!
This Giving Tuesday we're asking our wonderful community to consider purchasing items for NMPL from our Amazon Wish List! If you'd like to support NMPL this year, please feel free to shop for us from this list - every little bit helps! https://buff.ly/3DkjyXo
Savvy shopper, able to find the items we need elsewhere? Feel free!
We can't thank you all enough for your incredible support. We are SO glad we get to be your library North Manchester!
Storytime is today at 11am! We’ll make this adorable painted sheep craft, read a story, and sing some fun songs! 🐑
Evening Tales is tonight at 6pm and we're making Pinecone Owls! These adorable owls will look great perched around the house this winter!
Tis the season to be jolly! We're celebrating this wonderful season by rounding up all our holiday favorites - in book AND movie form! Stop by the Reader's Choice display to browse a delightful section of cozy holiday reads, just perfect for curling up with by the fire! More of a movie fan? Our 5 Holiday Themed Binge Boxes will keep you in the festive mood all month long!
REMINDER: The library will be closing early today, at 5:00pm. The computers, study rooms, and playroom will close at 4:30pm. The library will be closed on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for the holidays. We will re-open on Saturday at 9am. Happy Thanksgiving!
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace! Join us for one last hang out before the holidays!
Lego Club is today at 3:45pm and today, we're all about Thanksgiving Food! What dish do you HAVE to have on the Thanksgiving table? Tell us all about it - and then see if you can make it from Legos!
Storytime is today at 11am! Join us for silly songs, a fun craft, and a festive story!
Our FIRST Travels with Food program is today at 6pm on Facebook! Many of us have eaten Ramen, but few know the heartwarming story behind these colorful noodle packets. We’ll learn the inspiring life story of creator Momofuku Ando, the impact his product has had around the world, and how to make a tasty, nutritious stir fry. Pick up a kit at our kit shelf and then tune in to Facebook at 6pm for a new program series! Unable to come into the library to snag a kit? No worries! Tune in anyway to learn about this magical food!
Thanksgiving is almost here! Before we dive into all that yummy food, let's run around and win some prizes. Tonight's Evening Tales will feature the hilarious Turkey Waddle Race. We'll roll dice to see which team can get their turkey "feathered" first and play Turkey Bingo for prizes. Kids of all ages are invited to join us at 6 pm for a great evening of fun!
Noted Indiana poet Chantel Massey will present a virtual evening of poetry reading and conversation. The appearance is made possible through the support of an Indiana Authors Award grant, administered by Indiana Humanities. The virtual event, which begins at 6 p.m., is open to the public, free of charge.
ZOOM LINK: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89073492253
Massey is on a lifelong mission to inspire curiosity, celebration, creativity and challenge how we engage with the world. Her work advocates for human rights and social justice. She explores these issues with a confessional and emotional honesty through Blackness, womanhood, identity, memory and familial relationships.
She published her first collection of poetry, “Bursting at the Seams,” in 2018. The work earned a 2020 nomination for the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Author Awards, which recognizes the Hoosier State’s top emerging authors. She was also a nominee for a 2019 Best of the Net Award, an annual online anthology curated and hosted by Sundress Publications to honor the best online writing.
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace and Lego Club is today at 3:45pm in the children's department! Today at Lego Club, we're all about a snack attack! Enjoy munching on goodies while building with our collection of thousands of Lego bricks.
Lake City Bank will be with us tonight at 6pm for a special Financial Wellness workshop on budgeting! In this informative workshop, Lake City Bank will teach participants how to start budgeting, analyze their spending, create a spending plan, and more!
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.