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Manitowoc Public Library September 2022 Adult Events

Manitowoc, WI, August 26, 2022—Manitowoc Public Library July 2022 Adult Events are scheduled on the following dates and times.
Manitowoc Public Library Closed for Labor Day                  Monday, September 5
The Library will be closed all day, Monday, September 5, for Labor Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, September 6.
Libraries Build Strong Communities with Manitowoc Public Library!
Throughout September during All Regular Library Operating Hours.
This is wonderful campaign strongly encourages both shopping local AND visiting the Library. The concept couldn’t possibly be simpler. Throughout the entire month of September, get raffle tickets at MPL when you:

  • Present a receipt for a purchase made at ANY business in Manitowoc County dated in September
  • Check out library items
  • Get a library card or renew an expiring one
That’s all there is to it! And there are no limits on the amount of raffle tickets you can earn! As for what you have a chance to win in this raffle, that’s extremely straightforward, as well. We’ll be drawing six raffle tickets during the first week of October. Each winning ticket (you’re only allowed to win once during this drawing) will receive $100 in Chamber Bucks! Shopping local and supporting your Manitowoc Public Library. What could be better?!?
Department of Workforce Development Employment Assistance
Mondays & Tuesdays throughout September
Department of Workforce Development staff will provide onsite services in MPL’s Franklin Street Room, including resume writing, assistance with online applications, assistance registering in Job Center of Wisconsin, and more! No appointment needed—just drop in! To see all the hours and date specifics, head to www.manitowoclibrary.org/events/month/2022/09.  
Learn About Libby: The Online Reading App
Monday, September 12, 10 AM-12 PM
The Libby app gives you access to thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines that you can read online. Haven’t tried Libby yet? Join us for a demonstration of Libby with hands-on assistance with the app. Our staff will show you how to download Libby, search for titles, and borrow books. You’ll also get some helpful navigation tips. This class is free for all ages and no registration is required.
Just a few quick things to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible:
  • Please bring your reading device (smart phone, tablet, Kindle etc.) and your library card
  • Have your passwords for your devices ready
  • For Apple Devices (such as an iPhone), you’ll need your Apple ID and password
  • For Kindles, you’ll need your Amazon login and password
3D Printer Badging Sessions                         Wednesday, September 14, 6-7:30 PM
Join us in the Idea Box makerspace for a demonstration of our 3D Printer. MPL Staff Member, Tony, will show you how to use our 3D Printer and upon completion of the training you'll be "Badged," which means that you can use the 3D Printer at your leisure. Space is limited and registration is required. Register at www.manitowoclibrary.org/event/3d-printer-badging-session-8. You must be 16-years old or older to participate in this program. Individuals who are 16-17 years old must have a parent or guardian present to complete a waiver to use the equipment. If registration is full, don't worry. We'll have more training sessions throughout the year.
Volunteer Fair at Manitowoc Public Library
Thursday, September 15, 11 AM-2 PM
MPL invites all service groups and organizations that have a need for volunteers to join us in welcoming possible volunteers at this walk-in event. Organizations need to bring materials to share with prospective volunteers and we will provide table space for all groups. Individuals looking to volunteer should stop in the Balkansky Community Room and visit with any or all of the groups in attendance. Sign up on the spot or take info home and sign up once you decide what the best fit is for you. Organizations that wish to reserve a table, please call MPL's Volunteer Coordinator, Therese Horstketter, at 920-686-3044 or email thorstketter@manitowoc.org to sign up.
Book Discussion: “The Kitchen Front,” by Jennifer Ryan
Thursday, September 15, 6-7 PM
Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is holding a cooking contest—and the grand prize is a job as the program’s first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the competition would present a crucial chance to change their lives. But with so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together only serve to break it apart? If this tasty offering sounds like your cup of tea, meet fellow book lovers for an engaging conversation about this novel in MPL’s Second Floor Board Room. Pick up your copy of “The Kitchen Front” near the First Floor’s Service Desk.
Intersectionality: Engaging Greater Conversations | A Virtual Community Conversation with Lakeshore’s United Visionaries
Thursday, September 16, 6-8 PM
The National Conversation around identity grows in volume and scope; many underrepresented communities face difficult conversations with people who are unaware of issues impacting racial, ethnic, queer identities, or the intersection of identity. While these greater conversations can take a variety of forms, the importance of engaging our friends, family, and loved ones about how being other impacts lived experiences remains vital to understanding and seeing one another. For people who simultaneously hold multiple underrepresented identities, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to explore the layers of these conversations with others—especially those whose lived experiences are different. Please join Lakeshore’s United Visionaries and Manitowoc Public Library for this crucial community on either MPL's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) or YouTube channel. As conversations grow, so follows understanding.
Nurdle Patrol: Lincoln High School Beach Clean-Up Day
Saturday, September 17, 9 AM
Manitowoc Public Library will be hosting a Nurdle Patrol and beach cleanup day on Saturday, September 17, starting at 9 AM at the Lincoln High School Beach. We’ll be meeting in the high school parking lot on S. 9th Street (next to the Field House) and registration is required. Sign up at https://adopt.greatlakes.org/s/cleanup/a2o8X000004L8U4QAK/aab20905. Please join us as we work together to clean up our beaches and give back to our community! Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
Flower Power: Peonies and Propagation           Thursday, September 22, 6:30 PM
Join Professional Horticulturist, Jordan Kabat, MPL’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/manitowoclibrary) for a revisit with the peony and its state come the end of the growing season. As autumn sets in, peonies begin to enter a period of dormancy and this is the best time to propagate and transplant. This is also the time of year to collect and plant seeds, and to clean up in an effort to stave off disease while readying the garden for winter and next year’s growing season. Many strategies and tips for dividing plants, storage, hygiene, and more will be addressed in this follow-up session to the spring peony bloom garden tour.
Bountiful: Harvesting & Saving Your Own Seeds
Saturday, September 24, 10-11 AM
Join Manitowoc County Master Gardeners and Lakeshore Seed Cooperative for a basic botany talk on flower anatomy, pollination, and seed production. There will be a demonstration of all the different types of seeds that have been collected in our gardens and in the wild. As if that wasn’t enough reason for gardening aficionados to show up to MPL’s Balkansky Community Room, those in attendance will be shown how to harvest their own vegetable seeds, with both wet & dry methods. AND attendees will have the opportunity to take FREE seeds home for their 2023 gardens!