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Thursday January 18, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Karaoke Night  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Love to sing? Why not come out and have some fun singing your favorite songs with your friends. Every other Thursday at 6pm


Friday January 19, 2018
   1:00 PM eReader 101  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn how to access and download free eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks using your tablet, smartphone, eReader, or computer. If you have a device, bring it along with your library card.


Saturday January 20, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us every other Saturday as we game, watch, talk about cool stuff, and snack.


Monday January 22, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Make-it Monday: Lego Village Kick-Off  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow at the library with games, crafts and more.

After school on Mondays at 3:30p


Tuesday January 23, 2018
   1:00 PM Internet Browsing Tricks  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn how to get the most out of the internet including avoiding viruses, blocking ads, and general search tips.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Crafty Kids  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come enjoy an afternoon of crafting with friends!


Wednesday January 24, 2018
   1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM School's Out Movie Day: Monsters Inc.  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate Manhattan School’s half-days with a movie at the library.  Popcorn provided!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM STEM Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us as we experiment, design, and create all while learning new skills.

 
   7:00 PM Trivia Night- Jack's Tap in Elwood  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Impress your friends with your useless knowledge. Up to 6 people per team. Free to play. First question is at 7:00 pm. First-place team will receive (one) $100 Car Detail Voucher courtesy of Manhattan Collision!


Thursday January 25, 2018
   6:30 PM Household Hacks with Helen  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Jumpstart your spring cleaning with great tips using all natural products you have around the house. Helen will share recipes and demonstrate products that will have you spending less time scrubbing and more time enjoying your home. 

   6:30 PM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am, and the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. New members are welcome anytime!

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for a special evening storytime.  Wear your pjs and listen to fun bedtime stories with your friends.


Friday January 26, 2018
   1:00 PM Movies for Adults- Home Again  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

All movies are free and start at 1:00 PM. Bring a lunch if you'd like. Free popcorn provided!

   7:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Library Lock-in  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Ever wanted to be at the library at night? Now's your chance! Enjoy a night of food, games, and movies all while being in the library after hours!


Monday January 29, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Make-it Monday: RC Car Demolition Derby  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow at the library with games, crafts and more.

After school on Mondays at 3:30p

   6:00 PM Silhouette Cameo Cutter Projects- Paper Flowers  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come try out our new Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and get creative making personalized projects. There will be a small fee to cover supplies. Registration is required as space is limited.


Tuesday January 30, 2018
   7:00 PM Chicago Auto Show History  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Enjoy this fascinating presentation on the 109 year history of the Chicago Auto Show presented by historian Mitch Frumkin. From vehicle debuts to muscle cars, imports to exotics, this visual presentation will delight car buffs. Attend and have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 2018 Chicago Auto Show!


Wednesday January 31, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.


Thursday February 1, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Painting  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Throw out the finger paints it’s time to get serious with this special painting event specifically for teens.  (You can finger paint if you want to.)

   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Aromatherapy Yoga  
    Contact: Adult Department   (815) 478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Anna Castle from Yoga Castle in Manhattan will be at the library to encourage relaxation and  teach us how yoga can help you restore your body, mind, and soul. Yoga poses, aromatherapy, and guided meditation will ease your stress and relax your mind.  Feel free to bring a mat if you'd like to stretch out.


Friday February 2, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Bingo & Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Enjoy a round of bingo from 1:00-2:00 pm. Popcorn and prizes provided. Then stay and socialize while coloring beautiful illustrations designed for adults.


Saturday February 3, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us every other Saturday as we game, watch, talk about cool stuff, and snack.


Monday February 5, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Make-it Monday: Storytelling  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow at the library with games, crafts and more.

After school on Mondays at 3:30p


Tuesday February 6, 2018
   1:00 PM General Tech Question Time  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Have anything tech-related you want to learn more about? Is your computer giving you issues? Come in and ask the staff whatever tech questions you'd like. Please register in advance to reserve a one-on-one session.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Crafty Kids  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come enjoy an afternoon of crafting with friends!

   6:30 PM It's Your Year to Get Fit!  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Stay motivated and reach your fitness goals!join the coaches from Fitness Premier in Manhattan to learn the four pillars of fitness- nutrition, exercise, supplementation, and coaching. Make 2018 your best year yet!

   6:30 PM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am, and the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. New members are welcome anytime!


Wednesday February 7, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM School's Out Party Time: Tic Tac Toe To Go  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Meet in the Elwood School Cafeteria on half-days to play, build, and learn.

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM STEM Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us as we experiment, design, and create all while learning new skills.

 
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Videogame Tournament  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Test your gaming prowess and compete for the much-coveted title of “#1 Gamer”

   6:00 PM Book-to-Movie Night Out- Murder on the Orient Express  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us at 6:00 pm as we watch the latest film adaptations of popular books. 


Thursday February 8, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for a special evening storytime.  Wear your pjs and listen to fun bedtime stories with your friends.

   7:00 PM Anything BUT Mystery  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come join us at 7:00 pm to discuss The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.


Friday February 9, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Casual Crafters- Valentine's Day Cards  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us from 1:30- 3:30 pm for some fun and simple craft projects at the library. Please register in advance as the materials are provided.

 

   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Laser Tag  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come to the library after hours to indulge in some high-octane, laser-infused tomfoolery.  Registration is required and limited to one session.

   5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Laser Tag  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come to the library after hours to indulge in some high-octane, laser-infused tomfoolery.  Registration is required and limited to one session.


Saturday February 10, 2018
   9:00 AM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am, and the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. New members are welcome anytime!


Monday February 12, 2018
   11:30 AM Mystery Loves Company  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come join us at 11:30 am to discuss The Dry by Jane Harper.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Make-it Monday: Card Tricks  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow at the library with games, crafts and more.

After school on Mondays at 3:30p


Tuesday February 13, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Painting pARTy  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Unleash your inner artist while enjoying time with friends! Not artistic? Don’t worry. Young painters will be guided as they express their creativity. Space is limited so registration is required. $3 fee

 
   6:00 PM Painting Party  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

This painting party was so popular in November, we've invited Tracie back for two events! Enjoy a night out and go home with a beautiful painting. No skill required! Call your friends and register early as we expect this class to fill up quickly. A $20 fee will cover the canvas, paints, and supplies.


Wednesday February 14, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.


Thursday February 15, 2018
   1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM School's Out Movie Day: Despicable Me 3  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate Manhattan School’s half-days with a movie at the library.  Popcorn provided!

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Karaoke Night  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Love to sing? Why not come out and have some fun singing your favorite songs with your friends. Every other Thursday at 6pm

   7:00 PM Get Your House Ready for Sale  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Lee and Cindy Hansen from Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group will be here to offer tips to help you get your home ready for sale. Learn what steps you can take to ensure you sell your home for the best possible price.


Saturday February 17, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us every other Saturday as we game, watch, talk about cool stuff, and snack.


Tuesday February 20, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Crafty Kids  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come enjoy an afternoon of crafting with friends!

   6:30 PM Photoshop 101  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn the basics of Photoshop. Includes cropping images, fixing problems, changing backgrounds, and more.


Wednesday February 21, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM STEM Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us as we experiment, design, and create all while learning new skills.

 
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Marvel Movie Night: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Keep up-to-date on the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe at the library.  Popcorn provided.

   7:00 PM Trivia Night- Roadhouse 52  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Impress your friends with your useless knowledge. Up to 6 people per team. Free to play. First question is at 7:00 pm. First-place team will receive (one) $100 Car Detail Voucher courtesy of Manhattan Collision!


Thursday February 22, 2018
   6:00 PM Mason Jar String Art  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Create your own string art mason jar project to hang in your home or give as a gift! Registration is required. All supplies will be provided.

   6:30 PM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am, and the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. New members are welcome anytime!

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for a special evening storytime.  Wear your pjs and listen to fun bedtime stories with your friends.


Friday February 23, 2018
   1:00 PM Movies for Adults- Victoria and Abdul  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

All movies are free and start at 1:00 PM. Bring a lunch if you'd like. Free popcorn provided!


Monday February 26, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Make-it Monday: Origami  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow at the library with games, crafts and more.

After school on Mondays at 3:30p

   6:00 PM Silhouette Cameo Cutter Projects- Coffee Mug  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come try out our new Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and get creative making personalized projects. There will be a small fee to cover supplies. Registration is required as space is limited.


Tuesday February 27, 2018
   6:00 PM Organize Your Kitchen  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Professional organizing expert M. Colleen Klimczak will be at the library to show how an organized kitchen can help you save time, money, and space. Colleen will cover menu planning, shopping tips, and space organization to set you up for success. Get inspired by her website at www.peaceofmindpo.com or check her out on Pinterest at pinterest.com/colleencpo/


Wednesday February 28, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.


Thursday March 1, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Karaoke Night  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Love to sing? Why not come out and have some fun singing your favorite songs with your friends. Every other Thursday at 6pm


Friday March 2, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Bingo & Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Enjoy a round of bingo from 1:00-2:00 pm. Popcorn and prizes provided. Then stay and socialize while coloring beautiful illustrations designed for adults.


Saturday March 3, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us every other Saturday as we game, watch, talk about cool stuff, and snack.


Monday March 5, 2018
   1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM School's Out Movie Day: Lego Batman  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate Manhattan School’s half-days with a movie at the library.  Popcorn provided!


Tuesday March 6, 2018
   1:00 PM General Tech Question Time  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Have anything tech-related you want to learn more about? Is your computer giving you issues? Come in and ask the staff whatever tech questions you'd like. Please register in advance to reserve a one-on-one session.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Crafty Kids  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come enjoy an afternoon of crafting with friends!

   6:30 PM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am, and the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. New members are welcome anytime!


Wednesday March 7, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM School's Out Party Time: Cotton Ball Shooters  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Meet in the Elwood School Cafeteria on half-days to play, build, and learn.

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM STEM Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us as we experiment, design, and create all while learning new skills.

 
   6:00 PM Book-to-Movie Night Out- Before I Fall  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us at 6:00 pm as we watch the latest film adaptations of popular books. 


Thursday March 8, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for a special evening storytime.  Wear your pjs and listen to fun bedtime stories with your friends.

   7:00 PM Anything BUT Mystery  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come join us at 7:00 pm to discuss News of the World by Paulette Jiles.


Friday March 9, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Casual Crafters- Paper Straw Easter Eggs  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us from 1:30- 3:30 pm for some fun and simple craft projects at the library. Please register in advance as the materials are provided.

 

   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Laser Tag  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come to the library after hours to indulge in some high-octane, laser-infused tomfoolery.  Registration is required and limited to one session.

   5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Laser Tag  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come to the library after hours to indulge in some high-octane, laser-infused tomfoolery.  Registration is required and limited to one session.


Saturday March 10, 2018
   9:00 AM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am, and the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. New members are welcome anytime!


Monday March 12, 2018
   11:30 AM Mystery Loves Company  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come join us at 11:30 am to discuss Unsub by Meg Gardiner.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Make-it Monday: Infinity Cubes  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow at the library with games, crafts and more.

After school on Mondays at 3:30p


Tuesday March 13, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Painting pARTy  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Unleash your inner artist while enjoying time with friends! Not artistic? Don’t worry. Young painters will be guided as they express their creativity. Space is limited so registration is required. $3 fee

 

Wednesday March 14, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Videogame Tournament  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Test your gaming prowess and compete for the much-coveted title of “#1 Gamer”


Thursday March 15, 2018
   6:00 PM Windows 10  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Do you have Windows 10, but you don't know how to use it? Come learn the basics of navigating and using Windows 10. If you have a laptop, bring it with you to this program for hands-on experience.

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Karaoke Night  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Love to sing? Why not come out and have some fun singing your favorite songs with your friends. Every other Thursday at 6pm


Saturday March 17, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us every other Saturday as we game, watch, talk about cool stuff, and snack.


Monday March 19, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Make-it Monday: Egg Toss Lacrosse  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow at the library with games, crafts and more.

After school on Mondays at 3:30p


Tuesday March 20, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Crafty Kids  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come enjoy an afternoon of crafting with friends!

   7:00 PM Quilt Group Demonstration  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Have you always wanted to know more about the Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group? Pam Swyndro will be here to talk about the group and show some of the beautiful work they create as well as the wonderful community service projects they support. Learn more about this organization and how to become a member.


Wednesday March 21, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM STEM Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us as we experiment, design, and create all while learning new skills.

 
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Marvel Movie Night: Dr. Strange  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Keep up-to-date on the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe at the library.  Popcorn provided.

   7:00 PM Trivia Night- Fritz's  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Impress your friends with your useless knowledge. Up to 6 people per team. Free to play. First question is at 7:00 pm. First-place team will receive (one) $100 Car Detail Voucher courtesy of Manhattan Collision!


Thursday March 22, 2018
   6:30 PM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am, and the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. New members are welcome anytime!

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for a special evening storytime.  Wear your pjs and listen to fun bedtime stories with your friends.


Friday March 23, 2018
   1:00 PM Movies for Adults- Dunkirk  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

All movies are free and start at 1:00 PM. Bring a lunch if you'd like. Free popcorn provided!

   1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM School's Out Movie Day: Hop  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate Manhattan School’s half-days with a movie at the library.  Popcorn provided!


Monday March 26, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Make an Egg Shell Disappear  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us each day to celebrate spring break with a fun STEM activity.

 
   6:00 PM Silhouette Cameo Cutter Projects- Tea Towel  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come try out our new Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and get creative making personalized projects. There will be a small fee to cover supplies. Registration is required as space is limited.


Tuesday March 27, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Space Sun Catcher  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us each day to celebrate spring break with a fun STEM activity.

 

Wednesday March 28, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Sprout House  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us each day to celebrate spring break with a fun STEM activity.

 
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.


Thursday March 29, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Egg Decorating  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us each day to celebrate spring break with a fun STEM activity.

 
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Karaoke Night  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Love to sing? Why not come out and have some fun singing your favorite songs with your friends. Every other Thursday at 6pm


Saturday March 31, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us every other Saturday as we game, watch, talk about cool stuff, and snack.


Monday April 2, 2018
   1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM School's Out Movie Day: Tangled  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate Manhattan School’s half-days with a movie at the library.  Popcorn provided!


Tuesday April 3, 2018
   1:00 PM General Tech Question Time  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Have anything tech-related you want to learn more about? Is your computer giving you issues? Come in and ask the staff whatever tech questions you'd like. Please register in advance to reserve a one-on-one session.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Crafty Kids  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come enjoy an afternoon of crafting with friends!

   6:30 PM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am, and the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. New members are welcome anytime!


Wednesday April 4, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM School's Out Party Time: Buggle Rocks  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Meet in the Elwood School Cafeteria on half-days to play, build, and learn.

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM STEM Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us as we experiment, design, and create all while learning new skills.

 
   6:00 PM Book-to-Movie Night Out- Wonder  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us at 6:00 pm as we watch the latest film adaptations of popular books. 


Friday April 6, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Bingo & Adult Coloring  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Enjoy a round of bingo from 1:00-2:00 pm. Popcorn and prizes provided. Then stay and socialize while coloring beautiful illustrations designed for adults.


Monday April 9, 2018
   11:30 AM Mystery Loves Company  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come join us at 11:30 am to discuss Reckless by Alex Kava.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Make-it Monday: Scavenger Hunt  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow at the library with games, crafts and more.

After school on Mondays at 3:30p


Tuesday April 10, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Painting pARTy  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Unleash your inner artist while enjoying time with friends! Not artistic? Don’t worry. Young painters will be guided as they express their creativity. Space is limited so registration is required. $3 fee

 
   6:00 PM Painting Party  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

This painting party was so popular in November, we've invited Tracie back for two events! Enjoy a night out and go home with a beautiful painting. No skill required! Call your friends and register early as we expect this class to fill up quickly. A $20 fee will cover the canvas, paints, and supplies.


Wednesday April 11, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Videogame Tournament  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Test your gaming prowess and compete for the much-coveted title of “#1 Gamer”


Thursday April 12, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Karaoke Night  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Love to sing? Why not come out and have some fun singing your favorite songs with your friends. Every other Thursday at 6pm

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for a special evening storytime.  Wear your pjs and listen to fun bedtime stories with your friends.

   7:00 PM Anything BUT Mystery  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come join us at 7:00 pm to discuss A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner.


Friday April 13, 2018
   1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Casual Crafters- Spring Pom Pom Birds  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us from 1:30- 3:30 pm for some fun and simple craft projects at the library. Please register in advance as the materials are provided.

 

   5:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Laser Tag  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come to the library after hours to indulge in some high-octane, laser-infused tomfoolery.  Registration is required and limited to one session.

   5:30 PM  -  6:00 PM Laser Tag  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come to the library after hours to indulge in some high-octane, laser-infused tomfoolery.  Registration is required and limited to one session.


Saturday April 14, 2018
   9:00 AM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am, and the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. New members are welcome anytime!

   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us every other Saturday as we game, watch, talk about cool stuff, and snack.


Monday April 16, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Make-it Monday: Makey Makey QWOP  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow in our new MakerSpace.

Every Monday after school at 3:30p.

   6:30 PM Butterfly Gardening with the Conservation Foundation  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Pollinators, like butterflies and birds, are not only a joy to watch in your yard, they are also very beneficial! In this presentation with Jamie Viebach from The Conservation Foundation, you will learn how to attract these beautiful creatures to your yard by planting an attractive pollinator-friendly garden.


Tuesday April 17, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Crafty Kids  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come enjoy an afternoon of crafting with friends!


Wednesday April 18, 2018
   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM STEM Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us as we experiment, design, and create all while learning new skills.

 
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Marvel Movie Night: Ant-Man  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Keep up-to-date on the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe at the library.  Popcorn provided.

   7:00 PM Trivia Night- Gallagher's  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Impress your friends with your useless knowledge. Up to 6 people per team. Free to play. First question is at 7:00 pm. First-place team will receive (one) $100 Car Detail Voucher courtesy of Manhattan Collision!


Thursday April 19, 2018
   6:00 PM Intro to Pinterest  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn the basics of this fun website and see why all of your friends keep saying "I saw this great idea on Pinterest!"


Friday April 20, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Library Lock-in  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Ever wanted to be at the library at night?  Now’s your chance! Enjoy a night of food, games, and movies all while being in the library after hours!


Monday April 23, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Make-it Monday: Beatmaking  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow at the library with games, crafts and more.

After school on Mondays at 3:30p

   6:00 PM Spring Floral Program  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Welcome spring by creating a beautiful fresh flower arrangement for your home! There will be a $20 fee to cover supplies. Registration is required as space is limited.


Wednesday April 25, 2018
   1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM School's Out Movie Day: Coco  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate Manhattan School’s half-days with a movie at the library.  Popcorn provided!

   2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM All About the Yarn  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Learn to knit or crochet with one of our local experts or bring your own unfinished project to this drop-in program.


Thursday April 26, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Kickball Pick-up Game  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Get the team together and celebrate the warm weather with some community kickball.

   6:00 PM Superpowers  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Sasha Grabenstetter from the U of I extension office will be here to help you understand estimate planning. Learn new ways to make your wishes known and tips for starting important conversations with your loved ones.

   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Karaoke Night  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Love to sing? Why not come out and have some fun singing your favorite songs with your friends. Every other Thursday at 6pm

   6:30 PM Manhattan-Elwood Quilt Group  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Join us to learn and share quilting skills. We work on our own projects as well as community service projects. We meet at the United Methodist Church in Manhattan on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am, and the Elwood Community Center on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. New members are welcome anytime!

   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for a special evening storytime.  Wear your pjs and listen to fun bedtime stories with your friends.


Friday April 27, 2018
   1:00 PM Movies for Adults- Gifted  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

All movies are free and start at 1:00 PM. Bring a lunch if you'd like. Free popcorn provided!


Saturday April 28, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us every other Saturday as we game, watch, talk about cool stuff, and snack.


Monday April 30, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Make-it Monday: Kids' Choice  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow at the library with games, crafts and more.

After school on Mondays at 3:30p

   6:00 PM Silhouette Cameo Cutter Projects- Flower Pot  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Come try out our new Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and get creative making personalized projects. There will be a small fee to cover supplies. Registration is required as space is limited.


Tuesday May 1, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Crafty Kids  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Come enjoy an afternoon of crafting with friends!


Wednesday May 2, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM School's Out Party Time: Ice Cream Social w/ Bingo  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Meet in the Elwood School Cafeteria on half-days to play, build, and learn.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM STEM Group  
    Contact: Youth Services Department   815-478-3987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us as we experiment, design, and create all while learning new skills.

 

Monday May 7, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM Make-it Monday: RC Car Painting  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Let your creativity flow at the library with games, crafts and more.

After school on Mondays at 3:30p


Tuesday May 8, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM Painting pARTy  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Unleash your inner artist while enjoying time with friends! Not artistic? Don’t worry. Young painters will be guided as they express their creativity. Space is limited so registration is required. $3 fee

 

Wednesday May 9, 2018
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Videogame Tournament  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Test your gaming prowess and compete for the much-coveted title of “#1 Gamer”


Thursday May 10, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for a special evening storytime.  Wear your pjs and listen to fun bedtime stories with your friends.


Saturday May 12, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us every other Saturday as we game, watch, talk about cool stuff, and snack.


Wednesday May 16, 2018
   7:00 PM Trivia Night- Silver Dollar  
    Contact: Adult Department   815-478-3987   adults@mpld.org
   

Impress your friends with your useless knowledge. Up to 6 people per team. Free to play. First question is at 7:00 pm. First-place team will receive (one) $100 Car Detail Voucher courtesy of Manhattan Collision!


Wednesday May 23, 2018
   5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Marvel Movie Night: Black Panther  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Keep up-to-date on the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe at the library.  Popcorn provided.


Thursday May 24, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM Pajamapalooza  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us for a special evening storytime.  Wear your pjs and listen to fun bedtime stories with your friends.


Saturday May 26, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Geek Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Join us every other Saturday as we game, watch, talk about cool stuff, and snack.


Tuesday May 29, 2018
   1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM School's Out Movie Day: Moana  
    Contact: Children's Department   8154783987   kids@mpld.org
   

Celebrate Manhattan School’s half-days with a movie at the library.  Popcorn provided!


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