Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TOMORROW, (Thursday) @5:30 we will be showing THE FAULT IN OUR STARS!

TOMORROW, (Thursday) @5:30 we will be showing THE FAULT IN OUR STARS!

Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them - and us - on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.(C) Fox

Monday, September 15, 2014

Teen Advisory Board TONIGHT

Don't forget that tonight is our Teen Advisory Board meeting. New members welcome! We are looking for teens with big ideas who can help us to plan future teen events at the library!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Teen Events for Next Week

There will be two teen events NEXT WEEK at the library:

***We will have a Teen Advisory Board on Monday Sept 15 @4:30pm. Looking for teens with big ideas to help us plan our future events and stock up our gaming system!***
*****We will be showing THE FAULT IN OUR STARS on Thursday, Sept 18th @5:30pm. You may need tissues for this one!*****

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Interview with Matthew Quick

Check out this interesting interview with the author of 'Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock' and 'The Silver Linings Playbook.'

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Battle of the Books Competition

Our Battle of the Books team took FIRST PLACE this year! This was our first win in 10 years! Our team worked hard and definitely deserved the after-competition pizza party.

Way to go girls! We are so proud of you all!

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!

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**
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**

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!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Audiobooks from SYNC

This week's FREE audiobooks are available until July 2nd.
Provided to you by SYNC!

**Go to the SYNC website (below) to download**

TEXT syncya to 25827 for alerts on the SYNC title releases!
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
October Mourning by Leslea Newman


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Geocaching Workshop

The Geocaching Workshop is ON. Stop at the library today at 1pm for a brief workshop with the Maritime Museum on GPS devices and how to use them for geocaching. Then we will go out into the downtown area of Manitowoc to put our new skills to good use! Bring your walking shoes! And make sure you dress accordingly. The rain should be done late this morning and the sun may even break through this afternoon as we are out and about!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Geocaching with the Maritime Museum

Stop on down tomorrow, Tuesday, June 24th @1pm for a Teen Geocaching Workshop! After a brief course on GPS devices, we will be going on a treasure hunt in downtown Manitowoc to find our caches!

Our raindate is scheduled for Thursday June 26th. Check back on our blog or our teen facebook page to find out if we need to reschedule. We will update you by 9:30 at the latest!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Next week is our teen GEOCACHING program with the Wisconsin Maritime Museum! We will meet at the library upstairs in the Balkanski Room on Tuesday @1pm. Then we'll head out into the community on a geocaching treasure hunt!

***Don't forget your signed permission slip!***

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Your FREE audiobooks this week from SYNC are available for download until June 25th!

**Go to the SYNC website (below) to download**

TEXT syncya to 25827 for alerts on the SYNC title releases!
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tae Kwon Do Class

A special THANKS to Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do!!! We had a great time at our Tae Kwon Do Intro to Self Defense class this afternoon!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Our TEEN EVENT this week is a workshop with Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do!

Stop in at the Library tomorrow, Tuesday July 17 @2pm to join us and learn more about the martial arts! **Don't forget, you need a signed permission slip to participate!**

Saturday, June 14, 2014

5 Minute Ice Cream

Our TEEN Summer Library Program kickoff program on Tuesday was quite delicious! We made 5 minute ice cream with plenty of sweet toppings! Scroll down for the tasty recipe.

You will need:
2    small Ziplock bags
1    large Ziplock bag (plus extras if the large one begins to leak!)
1    Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Crushed Ice
Whole Milk
Heavy Cream
Fun ice cream toppings! (I used chocolate syrup, toffee bits, sprinkles, crushed cookies, and blueberry pie filling)

1.  First I had each child grab a small Ziplock bag. In each bag I poured a half cup of whole milk and heavy cream at a 2:1 ratio. I then added a tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. I instructed the kids to seal their bags with as little air in them as possible (I helped the younger ones so they wouldn't spill).

2.  Once the sugar was dissolved into the milk/cream mixture I had the kids put another small bag outside of their first bag to reduce the chance of leaking. I then had each child hold open a larger Ziplock bag as a volunteer placed about 4-5 large handfulls of ice into the bag. The volunteer then poured about 3-4 Tbs of salt directly onto the ice. 

4.  Each child then placed their ice cream mixture into the large bag with ice and salt. Then they had to shake, jostle and agitate the bag until their cream turned into ice cream! (Note this ended up taking about 10 minutes for most kids, despite the name "5 Minute Ice Cream.") 

5.   The consistency of their mixtures eventually became quite thick, much like regular ice cream. That was when we knew to take the mixture out of the outer two bags. I had kids carefully drain the larger bags into the sink before they could begin preparing the ice cream to eat. Then they could take their concoctions to the toppings station and go wild!

David the librarian enjoying his frozen treat:)
*We reused the two outside bags with the next set of kids to save on plastic waste.
**We found the fastest technique for getting a thicker frozen ice cream was a actually a side to side shaking motion.
***I recommend having some towels available as a barrier between the bag of ice as we got some very cold hands!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

This week's FREE audiobooks are available for download until June 18th, provided to you by SYNC!

**Go to the SYNC website (below) to download**

TEXT syncya to 25827 for alerts on the SYNC title releases!
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Battle of the Books FIRST MEETING


Tomorrow (Thursday) @2pm we will have our first BATTLE OF THE BOOKS meeting of the year! Stop on by to see what we're all about! We will be introducing this year's books and discussing our strategy for the summer!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity @ Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo

Great Volunteer Opportunity Alert!

Would you like to get your hands dirty by helping out at the Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo? Join Sock 'Em Saturdays at the Zoo hosted by Woodland Dunes!

2 Meetings scheduled Next Saturday, June 14th at 9am OR 1pm!

Meet at the Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo and tackle invasive species in various parts of the preserve. Work will involve using hand tools to cut the invasive species and spray bottles to apply small amounts of herbicide to the remaining stem. All necessary equipment will be provided and refreshments will also be provided afterward at the nature center. Work days will last 2 hours and will be weather dependent.

Please register a week prior to any work day Woodland Dunes can contact you if they need to cancel due to weather. Contact: (920) 793-4007

Thursday, June 5, 2014

This week's FREE audiobooks are available for download until June 11th, provided to you by SYNC!

**Go to the SYNC website (below) to download**

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

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

BEGINNING THIS WEEK, students (age 17 & under) ride FREE on Wednesdays only to & from the LIBRARY or THE MANITOWOC AQUATIC CENTER. Just show your library card or your aquatic center season pass. This free service will be available for the months of June, July and August! For more information, call 686-3560.

Also, available: the SUMMER FREEDOM PASS; this $30 pass will be good for UNLIMITED bus rides throughout June, July and August! You must head to the Metro station to purchase this pass and get your picture taken for an ID. Available for students ages 17 and under.

Click HERE for more information!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

SYNC FREE Audiofiles for the week of 5/29-6/4

SYNC is a program that gives away two complete audiobook downloads–a current Young Adult title paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title–each week to listeners ages 13+ while SYNC is in session each summer. This week's FREE audiobook downloads provided to you by SNYC are the following titles:
Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The Murder at Vicarage by Agathe Christie

**Click here to get to the site; You can download these titles for free until June 4th!
TEXT syncya to 25827 for alerts on the SYNC title releases.