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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Programming for the End of Summer and the Fall

Hello MPL Teens!

Just because the summer is coming to a close (*sigh*) does not mean that so are the activities at the library! There are TONS of teen events and programs going on throughout the Autumn months and beyond! This fall we already have some GREAT programming scheduled. Be on the lookout for a writing workshop from a published author, after hours parties, fun craft parties, tons of movie nights and MORE!

DON’T FORGET: This upcoming Wednesday, August 27th is our Divergent movie showing @5:15! Be prepared to take part in Divergent-themed activities and crafts throughout the movie! Which faction are you?

Some activities coming up in September:
September 3 @6pm: Cheer on our Battle of the Books team as they compete in a district-wide competition!
September 15 @4:30: Teen Advisory Board: Have an after school refreshment and share your thoughts on teen programming! Also, help us build up our video game collection for the Teen Scene area in the library!
September 18 @5:30: Teen Movie Night: The Fault in Our Stars. We’ll supply the tissues
And finally…
September 26 @6-8:30pm: Teen After-Hours Lock-in: Pizza Party and Comedy Hour! Come celebrate the grand opening of our new Teen Scene area (after hours!) in the library with games, a comedy hour, and a pizza party! Teens must meet BY 5:45pm in the Teen Scene area downstairs. No need to reserve your spot, just show up on the day of the event!


See you at the library!


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Monday, July 28, 2014

MPL Summer Library Program Grand Finale: HENNA TATTOOS!!!

Join us for the Manitowoc Public Library's grand finale program: Henna Tattoos with Amy Wilde! The event begins Tuesday, July 29th @ 2pm and runs until 4pm. To reserve your spot, call ahead to 686-3030 or stop upstairs at the children's desk! Spots are filling up quickly!

Jim Lenz Rocket Making Workshop.

We had an excellent Rocket-Making workshop at the Manitowoc Public Library with Jim Lenz earlier this monty!  After a brief discussion about physics Jim Lenz carefully instructed us about how to make paper rockets. Then we journeyed to the grounds outside of the library to blast them off with Jim's air compressor rocket launcher!

The Herald Times Reporter created a wonderful video about our experience. Check it out!


Physics Class
Rocket Construction Zone

Rocket Construction Zone

Rocket Construction Zone

The completed product!

We launched our rockets off outside of the library!


This is a shot of one of the rockets exploding mid-launch!

The rockets easily flew 80-100 yards!

The End.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BLAST OFF with Jim Lenz!

TODAY, Wednesday, July 16 @6pm is our TEEN event for the week!!

Jim Lenz will be leading an AIR-POWERED ROCKET WORKSHOP!

During this hands-on program teens get to build their own rockets and blast them off into the air. No permission slips or registration required. All are welcome!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

This week's FREE audiobooks are available for download until July 16th, provided to you by SYNC!
**Go to the SYNC website (below) to download**

http://www.audiobooksync.com/free-sync-downloads/
 
TEXT syncya to 25827 for alerts on the SYNC title releases!



Monday, July 7, 2014

Stop on over tomorrow July 7th @2pm for our TEEN event of the week!

PETER QUINCE PERFORMING COMPANY will be coming to the library!!!! They will be hosting an acting workshop and will perform a portion of their upcoming musical "Singin' in the Rain."


 
***Don't forget to say "hello" to Alissa to get your drawing slip for participating!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

This week's FREE audiobooks are available for download until June July 9th, provided to you by SYNC!

**Go to the SYNC website (below) to download**
http://www.audiobooksync.com/free-sync-downloads/

TEXT syncya to 25827 for alerts on the SYNC title releases!



Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Torn from Troy: Odyssey of a Slave by Patrick Bowman

Friday, June 27, 2014

Geocache Adventure

We had an excellent geocaching adventure on Tuesday! A special thanks to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum for their help in making this an interesting and rewarding experience! We loved searching for the multicaches and got some refreshing time walking along the lakehsore!