Manitowoc Public Library September 2023 Adult Events

Manitowoc, WI, August 22, 2023—Manitowoc Public Library’s September 2023 Adult Events are scheduled on the following dates and times.
Sunday Library Hours to Resume
Please be aware that Manitowoc Public Library will once again resume Sunday Hours of Operation on September 10, the Sunday following the Labor Day weekend. MPL’s Sunday Hours will be from 12-4 PM.
25 Years on Quay                                                                                       Throughout September
Help us celebrate 25 years at our beautiful Quay Street location! Take a walk down memory lane and view our historical display on the First Floor. Events and other information available at
Department of Workforce Development Employment Assistance
Mondays & Tuesdays throughout September, except Monday, September 4 (Labor Day)
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  
Plant Clinics with the Master Gardeners of Manitowoc County             Tuesdays, September 5 & September 12, 10 AM-12 PM
The Master Gardeners of Manitowoc County (MGMC), in partnership with Manitowoc Public Library, will be hosting a pair of Plant Clinics at the Library on Tuesday, September 5, and Tuesday, September 12, from 10 AM until 12 PM both days, on MPL’s First Floor in proximity to the Main Service Desk. The role of the Master Gardeners is to transfer research-based horticulture information—primarily from universities—to the general public. Feel free to bring in photographs of problems you are seeing in your gardens to share with the Master Gardeners. They’ll do their best to help with plant identification, as well as disease or pest issues. Come to MPL on either September 5 or September 12—or both!—with your gardening queries to find out what information the MGMC can pass along!
Genealogy Help with the Genealogical Society      Tuesdays in September, 3-5 PM
Members of the Manitowoc County Genealogical Society can be found I MPL’s Manitowoc Collection every Tuesday from 3-5 PM to help people with their genealogy research.
Bountiful: Harvesting & Saving YourOwn Seeds
Saturday, September 9, 10-11 AM
Join Manitowoc County Master Gardeners and Lakeshore Seed Collective 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 on Saturday, September 9, from 10-11 AM, 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 2024 gardens!
Family Activity Nights (FANs)                                                      Tuesday Evenings
All ages are invited to join us for a pair of Tuesday evenings in September at Manitowoc Public Library for something that’s a little different and fun for everyone! While FANs are typically geared toward ages 2-6, we’re going about things a bit differently this month, so make sure to read the descriptions for both evenings to get an accurate picture of what will be taking place. No registration is required for either September FAN! Please check our Facebook page and event calendar for updates!

  • Mini Masterpieces Workshop—September 12, 6:30-7:30 PM Show off your artistic abilities by creating an original work of art. All ages (5 and up) are welcome to join us for a short discussion of art styles and color theory, followed by time to begin working on your masterpiece. If you cannot attend in person, kits may be picked up at any MPL Service Desk starting on Wednesday, September 13 (quantities are limited). Completed artwork that is returned to the library by Thursday, September 21, will be eligible to be part of the Mini Masterpieces Art Show on Tuesday, September 26.
  • Mini Masterpieces Art Show—September 26, 6:30-7:30 PM Join us for our first Mini Masterpieces Art Show! View artwork created by our patrons. Dress as your favorite artist to be part of the costume contest. Enjoy live music, snacks, and take pictures at our photo ops.
Medicare 101                                                Wednesday, September 13, 6-7:30 PM
You're invited to learn more about Medicare! Ashley Luplow and Donna Walbert will cover the basics:
  • Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D
  • How and when to enroll in Medicare
  • Important enrollment periods
  • What Medicare does and doesn't cover
  • Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement Options
Volunteer Fair 2023 | Manitowoc Public Library
Thursday, September 14, 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 on Thursday, September 14, from 11 AM until 2 PM. Organizations need to bring materials to share with prospective volunteers, and we will provide table space and chairs for all groups. Individuals looking to volunteer for one or more of our organizations should stop in 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. Organizations that wish to reserve a table, please call MPL's Volunteer Coordinator, Therese Horstketter, at 920-686-3044 or email to sign up.
Movie Nights at the Library/“Casablanca”          Thursday, September 14, 5-7 PM
Of all the public libraries in all the towns of all the world, you should walk into ours! At least during the early evening hours of Thursday, September 14, that is. Manitowoc Public Library’s Matt Mottl invites one and all to join him for an evening in the Balkansky Community Room on Thursday, September 14, at 5 PM for a screening of the undeniable, beloved classic, Casablanca (1942, PG, 1hr 42min). Admission is FREE!!! Play it again, Matt! See you in the Balkansky!
Resources for Homeschoolers                                    Friday, September 15, 1-2 PM
Homeschoolers and all families are welcome to attend this engaging introduction to the Library's free resources and online tools in the Balkansky Community Room on Friday, September 15, from 1-2 PM. Learn how to access books, magazines, databases, and more to assist with homework, projects, and research.
25 Years on Quay Reception | Manitowoc Public Library
Tuesday, September 19, 12:30-1:30 PM
We are celebrating 25 years at our Quay Street location! Since moving from the Hamilton Street location to our beautiful new building, so much has changed at the Library and in the community, yet we remain committed to the same core mission of supporting the educational, recreational, and cultural needs of our community! Join us for a celebration ceremony, honoring the 25 years that this building has served as a welcoming, innovative, and engaging place for all community members and visitors. Reception with light hors d'oeuvres to follow.