Tickets for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug are on Sale NOW at the library! The Mar Theatre in Wilmington will be showing the movie December 21st @ 2:45 pm. Tickets are $6 (includes movie, popcorn, and a drink) and can be purchased at the front desk, or reserved by calling our circulation department at 815-478-3987. Join us at the library Friday, Dec. 20 @ 5:00 pm to catch up with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The Manhattan-Elwood Public Library is pleased to offer multiple movie programs throughout the month for adults. Here are the regular movie nights we currently offer:
Women Watching Movies: First Friday of the Month at 7:00 PM
Guys' Night Out: Second Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 PM
NEW! Classic Movie Night: First or second Thursday of the Month at 6:30 PM
Please call us or ask at the Circulation or Adult Services desks for the current titles.
Genre fiction is one of the fastest-growing areas of modern literature, and science fiction and fantasy are quickly gaining ground in several mediums, whether on TV shows like Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, movies like Oblivion, Elysium, and Pacific Rim, or, yes, books, which provided the inspiration for many of these blockbuster phenomena. Join us for a monthly discussion of reads both modern and classic. Our current selection is The Long Earth, by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. Stop by the Adult Services desk to sign up for the book club and pick up your copy. The discussion of the book will be held on Tuesday, December 17 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Library.
Do you have any basic computer questions that you need help with? Would you like a tutorial in the use of programs like Microsoft Word or Excel, or websites like Facebook? Is there something you're trying to figure out how to do on your computer or online and would like some assistance? Come on by the library on October 16 from 4:00-5:00 pm for an open hour of non-judgmental support, and we'll help you gain the comfort to use the technology that is becoming an essential part of daily modern life.
Will County Health Department In-Person Counselor Program
Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace Presentation
WHEN: December 3, 2013 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
WHERE: Manhattan-Elwood Public Library
240 Whitson St. Manhattan, IL 60442
Are you uninsured or paying too much for your health insurance?
- Come learn about the benefits you may be eligible for under the Affordable Care Act such as Medicaid eligibility and tax credits
- Receive information about the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace
- Schedule an appointment to meet with an In-Person Counselor to help you enroll in the Marketplace
There will be In-Person Counselors available to assist you with online enrollment at the Manhattan-Elwood Public Library on December 11th from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Schedule an appointment at the presentation or by calling the number below.
Open enrollment ends March 31, 2014
Call 815-727-5990 for more information
Any teen ages 11 and up wishing to learn important skills and safety tips for being a great babysitter can sign up for this course in person with a parent at the Manhattan Fire Station #1 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm). The cost is $30 for supplies which is due with registration.
Why not get an edge in the babysitting business and feel confident in your abilities!
The program is November 2nd from 8:30am to 3pm and will be loaded with interesting and up-to-date facts and info.
Please bring a Lunch and a Teddy Bear or Doll to class.
Fun, useful, and informative too!
We are continually adding books for all ages and interests to our Book Sale in the Meeting Room. Stop in, take a look, and tell your friends.
We are still collecting plastic bags for our bench! We have until October 1st to collect 10,800 more bags to reach our second bench quota. Please keep bringing them in and telling your friends. We cannot wait to have our garden out back with a nice place to relax for our children, teens, and adults. Thank you so much for your continued support.
Whether you already have a story to tell or are thinking about writing
one, Johanna Shapard, writing romantic suspense set in the 1920’s as
Annalisa Russo, will describe her journey from the first word on the
page to working with a publisher and what she learned in between. Ms.
Shapard will speak on her style and writing process, the mechanics of
writing, how to find an agent/ publisher, and what to expect after the
signed contract. The lecture/PowerPoint presentation will also
include a Q & A session. The program is free but registration is
encouraged. Call 815-478-3987 to attend.