Friday, July 29, 2011

Bi-Okoto Dance Group from Cincinnati!

Join us on Monday, August 1st for a presentation from the Bi-Okoto professional dance group from Cincinnati!

They will be introducing us to dance moves from African cultures from Ghana to Nigeria and Guinea. You don't want to miss this performance!

The presentation begins at 2:00 pm! See you there!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Well, I'm off camping the rest of this weekend! Have a great weekend and enjoy this funny video I found:

Give it time to load ~ trust me it's worth it!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Battle of the Books Meeting!

Tomorrow, the library welcomes Amy Wilde who will be doing Henna Tattoos for teenagers. There is a limit of 50 people allowed to attend. We already have 31 people who have signed up for the program. If you are interested, contact the Reference Desk @ 686-3053!

Our first Battle of the Books meeting will be held tomorrow as well at 4:00 in the Balkansky Room. It will be about 30 minutes long. I will bring any books that have been returned as well as we will talk about the selections. See everyone tomorrow!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Henna Tattoos!!!

Join us at 2:00 pm in the Balkansky Community Room for Henna Tattoos by Amy Wilde!

For over 5,000 years, the people of Africa, Middle East and India have practiced the beautiful and mysterious art of painting on the body with preparations using the henna plant. This artform is called henna art and sometimes referred to as Mehndi, in India.

Sign up at the reference desk (920-686-3020) to reserve your spot. Otherwise, we will see you on Tuesday!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

SLP Prize Week 6!!!

I have another marshmallow shooter this week as the prize! Submit your slips by 1:00 on Saturday, July 23rd!

The new green Bingo card is available for pick up from the reference desk with all new squares!

Winners for week 5 were chosen yesterday at the YA program - Peter Quince Performing Company! The winners are... Morgan, Katlyn, and Gina ~ Congratulations!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Featured Book ~ Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Wow~ it has been a long time since I have featured a book on this blog. Summer has been going by so fast, and it seems like there is not enough time in the day. At least this summer is warm unlike almost every other Wisconsin summer!

Perfect Chemistry is an excellent book, a modern tale of star-crossed lovers with a fresh urban twist.

At Fairfield High School, on the outskirts of Chicago , everyone knows that south-siders mixing with north-siders can be explosive. So when Brittany Ellis and Alejandro “Alex” Fuentes are forced to be lab partners in chemistry class, this human experiment leads to unexpected revelations – that Brittany ’s flawless reputation is a cover for her troubled home life, that Alex’s bad-boy persona hides his desire to break free from gang ties, and that when they’re together, life somehow makes more sense.

Watch this hilarious book trailer along with it! Careful ~ the song might be in your head the rest of the day!

Teen Read-In Fine Reduction!!

Where: Franklin Street Room

When: Wednesday, July 20th @ 1:00 PM

For What: Reduce your library fines!

$5 certificate for every half hour read! Sign in with Krissy~

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tomorrow - Tuesday, July 19th!!!

Peter Quince Performing Company will be here tomorrow at 2 PM with a preview of their 2011 show, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, as well as tips on performing, acting and singing!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Battle of the Books Meeting

Hopefully everyone has been reading the Battle of Books choices for this year. We have some awesome selections! We will be holding our first meeting in less than two weeks: Tuesday, July 26th @ 4:00!

We will be meeting in the Balkansky Community Room. We'll talk about the books and I will bring any books that are currently available.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sync Audiobook Downloads!

Don't forget - each week this summer are free downloads of audiobooks from

This organization pairs a new released teen novel with a classic book.

Available July 14 - July 20

The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Beowulf by Francis B. Gummere [Trans.]

Check out the rest of the available downloads!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Saying Goodbye to Harry Potter

The last film will be in theatres starting tonight at the midnight showing. Strand Cinema is hosting a Harry Potter party beforehand. Make sure to purchase tickets ahead of time. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is the last movie in the Harry Potter saga.

Watch this quick clip of the actors saying good-bye!

Harry Potter, we will miss you!!

New Bingo Card!!!

Pick up your new Bingo card at the Reference Desk starting July 15th!

Old Bingo cards will expire on July 23rd! Any square can be filled by reading for 30 minutes.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Peter Quince Performing Company on 7-19-11!!!

Join us in the Balkansky Community Room on Tuesday, July 19th at 2:00 PM for a sneak peek of the PQPC's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels!

They will also have tips on acting, dancing, and performing. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opens August 11th at the Capitol Civic Centre!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Atomic Games - Thursday at 4:00!!

Join Brian from Atomic Games and myself in the Balkansky Community Room on Thursday, July 14th for a Board Game Shut In! We will be starting at 4:00 PM!

This month's feature is the new board game, Redaki! Bring your friends for a relaxing night of games and snacks!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Chamber Bucks!!

Week 4 winners were drawn and notified of their winnings! We have had a couple of people win twice already - make sure you are getting your slips in! There will be a new Bingo card released at the end of this week for the rest of the summer. Pick one up starting Friday, July 15th at the Reference Desk.

This week's summer reading prize is... CHAMBER BUCKS! There will be 3 drawings for $10 Chamber Bucks to be used in Manitowoc businesses! Entries must be submitted no later than 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 16th.

Don't forget ~ any square may be filled by reading for 30 minutes!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Beads for Life!

Beads for Life was a success on Saturday!! Thank you to all teen volunteers that assisted in selling the beads! We have raised $299 so far for the women and families in Africa!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bandits game this weekend!

The Manitowoc Bandits have a double-header on Sunday, July 10th at Municipal Field. Show your library card to receive free entry into the game. There are games at 1 and 3 PM.

I'm headed there with my nephew for his birthday!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Downtown Scavenger Hunt on Tuesday!!!!

Fill out a downtown scavenger form to participate in the scavenger hunt next Tuesday, July 12th. Each team will receive their first clue in the Balkansky Community Room at 1:00 pm. This will lead them to 10 different downtown Manitowoc businesses.

The first team to find all 10 clues will need to put the clues together to solve the puzzle leading them to their final destination. The first team to arrive will receive a prize!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summer Reading Prize - Week 4

The prize this week will be for 2 $15 itunes gift cards as well as a Johnny Cash CD. There will be three winners! Get your slips in before Saturday at 1:00!

Don't forget to stop by the library on Saturday (8:00-1:00) - we have the Krazy Daze book sale as well as Friends of the Library are selling Beads for Life materials. All proceeds benefit the women and children in Uganda.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Beads for Life - Tomorrow!!

We are rolling beads and making bracelets tomorrow!

2:00 PM

Balkansky Community Room

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fourth of July Video!

Watch this video - it's hilarious! This dog really knows how to liven up a Fourth of July party!

Fourth of July - Manitowoc!!

Celebrate Fourth of July in Manitowoc - Monday, July 4th!

- Manitowoc City Picnic - Food and music available from 12-4 in Washington Park!

- Manitowoc Fireworks - Fireworks set to start at dusk on the lakefront!

- Marine Band "City Picnic Patriotic" Concert - 7 PM in Washington Park. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to Citizen Park!

Click on the picture for more information on events occuring in the Manitowoc area this weekend!