Attendees ages kindergarten and up are invited to join us for our FIRST Chef University program today at 3:45pm! Participants will learn about science, health, and agriculture as we cook our way through some delicious dishes. On today's menu? Hummus and Corny Fiesta Dip! YUM.
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm - we'll see you in the Makerspace after school!
If you were lucky enough to snag one of our Wine Cork Reindeer kits, then pull it out and tune in to Facebook tonight at 6pm for this DIY craft!
HAPPY GIVING TUESDAY!⠀
We want to thank everyone who has done so much for the library this past year - from donating your time, to donating craft supplies, we truly couldn't do what we do without you.
As always, after a busy year of programming, this time of year finds us a little light on supplies, so this Giving Tuesday we're asking our wonderful community to consider purchasing items for NMPL from our Amazon Wish List!
We're asking for a variety of craft supplies for our programs, some items to refill our popular Sensory kits, and more balls for the Ball Pit in the playroom. EVERY little bit helps! Savvy shopper, able to find the items we need elsewhere? Feel free!
We can't thank you all enough for your incredible support. We love this time of year, and we hope everyone is having a season full of peace, joy, and happiness with all of the people you love most. We are SO glad we get to be your library North Manchester! 💕
Storytime is today at 10am! Join us for a sweet fox craft and a story! 🦊Storytime is today (11/29) at 10am! Join us for a sweet fox craft and a story! 🦊
If you love crafting, and enjoy gatherings of other creative minds to work on projects together, our Quilting & Crafting Club is for you! Gather your current projects, and head to the library any time between the hours of 10am to 4pm to meet up with fellow quilters, have a laugh, and share crafting tips and skills in a relaxing environment. All skill levels, mediums, and crafters are welcome!
Evening Tales is tonight at 6pm! We'll be making Bird Collages, thanks to The Wood Shed of Wabash, wo donated beautiful wood squares for our crafting purposes! Along with some gorgeous papers donated by Heckman Bindery, we’ll create unique collages to take home!
Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at NMPL!
Please check out our special hours for the Thanksgiving holiday, and remember our two free e-libraries, Hoopla & Libby, are available 24/7 for free on the app store.
It’s a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving! Join us today at 3:45pm for a NEW way to watch a beloved classic with our new Dinner & A Show program! Enjoy watching the movie all while eating the meal shared by the Peanuts characters: buttered toast, popcorn, pretzels, and jelly beans!
We're making French Toast today at Hot Plate Club at 6pm! “Lost bread” is lost no more with this recipe - dry slices are the perfect vehicle for soaking up sweet, eggy goodness. As a bonus, we’ll also learn how to make the Hong Kong teahouse variation of this recipe.
The North Manchester Public Library announces the installation of an Indiana Legal Help Kiosk at the library. Indiana Legal Help kiosks provide a way for Hoosiers to easily access IndianaLegalHelp.org, an Indiana Bar Foundation program connecting Hoosiers to legal resources and services. The Indiana Legal Help website, which has seen over one million visits since its launch, includes legal forms, instructional videos, referrals to free and low-cost legal services, and a statewide calendar of free legal advice clinics.
The Indiana Legal Help kiosks will initially focus on serving Hoosiers facing eviction or housing instability and will expand to include other legal topics later next year. The ADA accessible kiosk has a printer and scanner.
“We are excited to be able to partner with the Indiana Bar Foundation to host this kiosk,” says Diane Randall, North Manchester Public Library Director. “We are always looking for ways to work collaboratively with communities, courts, and other partners to provide quality resources for our patrons.”
The Indiana Legal Help Kiosk is part of an initiative to place 120 kiosks in communities around the state. This opportunity is the result of a partnership between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and the Indiana Bar Foundation to increase housing stability legal services using federal funds made available through the Emergency Rental Assistance 2 Program (ERA2).
“We are grateful to the organizations around the state that are partnering with us to make this valuable resource available in their community. Through IndianaLegalHelp.org and a network of statewide partners engaged in assisting Hoosiers facing housing-related civil legal issues, the Foundation is uniquely positioned to expand services statewide and connect more Hoosiers with legal services,” said Foundation President & CEO Charles Dunlap.
The Indiana Legal Help Kiosk will be available to the public Monday-Thursday, from 9:30am to 7:30pm and Friday-Saturdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
For housing and other legal needs, you can always check out the legal resources available at IndianaLegalHelp.org.
The North Manchester Public Library is thrilled to invite you to Santa’s Workshop - the ultimate, kid-friendly shopping experience! The event will take place today (Saturday, November 19th) from 1pm to 4pm and is free to attend with no library card required.
“The main event is definitely our festive shopping experience,” says Molly Magnus, Programming Coordinator. “Each child who attends will receive 10 NMPL bucks to spend on gifts for family and friends. Kids at heart can shop too, with NMPL bucks available for purchase at the door.”
Items for purchase include handmade ornaments, hair accessories, knitted hats, handmade dishcloths and hot pads, home decor items, NMPL merch, and fun stocking stuffers. The library will also provide free gift wrapping, with volunteers who will make sure all the gifts are looking beautiful.
“I NEVER miss a Santa’s Workshop event,” says Analiegh McKee, age 10. “Last year I found everything for EVERYONE on my Christmas list.”
In addition to the shopping event, the library will also have Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa Crafts, a Christmas Camper Selfie Station, a Scavenger Hunt, a Design Your Own Wrapping Paper Station, holiday games and more! Santa will also be stopping by the library from 1:30pm to 3:30pm to visit and chat with all his fans.
"We truly love hosting this event each year!” says Sarah Morbitzer, Children’s Department Manager. “Children are able to fully participate in the gift giving season using NMPL bucks given to them at the door and earned at the library throughout the year. They get so excited to find gifts for the people they love! It's also a great learning tool as they have to plan their spending to cover the people on their lists. And of course, adults can always buy more bucks at the door (for themselves or their kids) which helps to support Friends of the Library and keep all our amazing library programming going all year long!"
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace - see you soon!
For those who have registered, Rhinestone & Roses are back tonight at 6pm to teach another flower bouquet workshop! This time they will be focusing on creating a beautiful fall centerpiece for your table - perfect for the upcoming holidays.
We're nearing the last days of autumn, but we want to squeeze in a few more fall crafts! Stop by the Passive Craft table ANY time this week to make your own cupcake wrapper acorn!
Evening Tales is tonight at 6pm. Learn how to upcycle an old CD case into a travel ready coloring book that will be perfect for your holiday travels! Each participant will receive dry erase markers to continue the coloring fun at home and on the road.
Storytime is today at 10am - see you there!
The holidays are right around the corner, and who doesn’t love a good Thanksgiving sign? Tune into our Facebook page at 3:45pm for a cute little Thanksgiving Trio sign DIY!
Hot Plate Club is tonight at 6pm and we're making Grilled Cheese and Grilled Peanut Butter: Satisfying, filling, and easy; these toasty sandwiches are a fantastic way to fill your stomach on the run.
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.